Chardi Kala Celebration Honors Volunteers and Collaborators

“Chardi Kala means to keep our spirits uplifted, particularly in hard times, because we know we are doing the right thing,” read the screen at this weekend’s Chardi Kala Celebration at Pioneer Pavilion in Ferndale on Saturday, May 17, from 2-5 p.m.. This afternoon event – hosted by the Chardi…

Tortellini & Trivia: A Terrific Combo!

WHATCOM CAMPUS – On Tuesday, May 7, Tortellini & Trivia Night was hosted in the Syre Auditorium from 4:00-5:20 p.m.. Though the event began slowly, the pace picked up as the tortellini started being served, with a fast-developing line that cascaded down toward the doors of the auditorium. The trivia…

Possibly Haunted: A Thrift Store Experience

BELLINGHAM, WA – One of the best thrift shops in town, The Humane Society Thrift Shop, recently moved to a larger space from Cordata to the Park Manor Shopping Center, at Northwest and Birchwood. They now occupy the old Aaron’s Rental Center storefront. The space is a great improvement over…

Job Fair Connects Students to Local Businesses and Organizations

Many students from Whatcom Community College have made great interns, reported Rena Nordby, representing Advanced Medical Massage in Bellingham. This is good news for students who attended last week’s Job & Internship Fair! From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Pavilion Student Rec Center on Thursday, May 2, the…

Faculty Jazz improvisation delights students and children

A jazz improvisation performance by drummer and WCC music instructor and Jazz Director Christian Casolary delighted audience members. Together with Roger Yamashita on bass and Kevin Woods on trumpet, the trio performed seamless improvisation of several numbers suggested by audience members.  An amusing highlight of the performance was an on…

Clubs are community magic

ASWCC Student Clubs and Student Unions hosted a dinner and magic show on Tuesday, April 16. Seattle Magician and Mentalist Nate Jester headlined the show and wowed the audience with amazing sleight of hand, mind blowing mental feats and a healthy dash of comedy. Using several students to assist with various…

Centering Equity in the Discussion on Green Energy

“Equity is different from equality, and often the two get conflated,” explained Humaira Falkenberg. While equity “parses resources based on need,” equality gives the same resources to everyone regardless of need. Falkenberg, who has extended experience both as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) consultant and in the power and energy…

What students enjoy about the visual arts at WCC

The students of Whatcom Community College’s visual arts classes are sharing themselves and their identities in the pieces they make — and their work calls for more than a second or third glance! Rob Beishline, arts professor and Visual Arts Faculty Lead at WCC, said one of his favorite things…

Mount Baker Theater offers special student discount

Pamyua, an Alaskan band known for their unique blend of traditional Inuit music and contemporary sounds, will be performing Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Baker Theater. Pamyua, touted as Alaska’s Most Famous Inuit Soul Band, combines traditional Inuit music with contemporary R&B and Soul to create…