50-year celebration kicks off

By Shelby Ford On May 29, 1927, at the Leopold Hotel, a group of Bellingham community members sat down at their first meeting, marking the birth of Whatcom Community College. These individuals were the Board of Trustees appointed by Dan Evans, then governor of Washington.

Masquerade dance is a ball

By Naira Gonzales Aranda Whatcom Community College students attended the Masquerade ball at Whatcom Saturday, Jan. 28. Organized through Student Life as, “an event for students to have fun,” Ella Mathews said. “We actually hadn’t had a dance here in the last like 20 years.” Pryada Kuankitpaisan said, “I’m most…

Willie’s Journey: Just keep swimming

By Shelby Ford Willie the Orca has made it to the Elite Eight of the Northwest Athletic Conference’s mascot challenge. The mascot challenge is a five-week competition for a $1,000 prize that will go to purchasing a new costume. Willie is currently No. 7 in the rankings, and moving into…

Whatcom Foundation offers scholarships, grants

By Justin Busby Students are encouraged to utilize as many resources at Whatcom as possible so they can continue to be successful during college including counseling, the math and writing centers, and the many different ways of getting money through scholarships or financial aid.

Learning Commons awaits green light

By Craig Gabrielson After nearly a decade of back and forth, Whatcom’s $35-million construction project, the Phyllis and Charles Self Learning Commons has made the Washington governor’s budget and is now pending state legislature approval. If approved, construction is set to begin in the summer of 2017.