Martha Coolidge Never Had a Fallback Plan

Doesn’t everyone have a fallback plan?  “I was willing to make a fallback plan but I don’t think I ever went there,” said award-winning American film director Martha Coolidge who helmed the influential films Valley Girl and Real Genius. Coolidge recently visited Bellingham to speak at the Cascadia International Women’s…

Fun O’Rama Throwdown Hopes to Spark Interest in Younger Generation

The Engineering and Art departments at Whatcom Community College partnered May 19 to bring a hands-on, all-ages event to Cascade Hall in the hopes of getting kids excited about engineering. “Cascade Hall Fun O’ Rama Throwdown” welcomed the campus alongside the public to explore all that the recently-renovated engineering space…

Movie Review: Sam Raimi’s Multiversal Marvel Madness

(This review contains spoilers for the recently released 28th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”) “Pizza Poppa always gets paid!” So we are introduced to Bruce Campbell’s latest cameo in a Sam Raimi film. You see, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his…

Club Focus: Serving Growing Student Interest

A new club hopes to serve students an opportunity to play a beloved sport. The group first started off with casual meetups in the student recreation center with a capacity of 10 students. These started informally back in December 2021, during the end of the fall quarter, and began to…

Whatcom Partners with Museum to Bring REDress Project to Community

Whatcom Community College recently partnered with Whatcom Museum to bring a display of empty red dresses to downtown Bellingham. The REDress Project is designed to bring awareness to the data, or lack thereof, regarding missing and murdered Indigenous women. Métis Nation member Jaime Black began the original REDress Project in…

Club Focus: What is Neurodiversity?

There’s a new club on campus. “Awareness, Acceptance, Advocacy,” a handmade sign advertises a new organization for WCC.  One of Whatcom Community College’s newest clubs hopes to create a safe space for neurodivergent students. Per Harvard Health, neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around…