Whatcom Community College’s student-run newspaper for all things Whatcom. 

The Horizon has been the student newspaper of Whatcom Community College since 1973. It is student-produced and funded primarily by S&A fees and advertising. The Horizon is considered a public forum and therefore, articles, commentaries, photographs, and cartoons are welcome from any enrolled students for possible publication (see below).

Editorials and reviews reflect the opinion of the author. Advertisements in the Horizon do not reflect the opinion of the newspaper. When funding allows, the print version of The Horizon is distributed free on and around campus, entitling each person to one copy.

Thank you for supporting democracy in education. Your paper, your voice!

Winter 2024 Editors

Annette Townsend
Annette Townsend, Managing Editor
Office Hours (CAS129):
M 9:30-10am & Th 1:30-2pm

Annette is a returning student on a non-degree track to add and update her skills towards a freelance writing and editing career. She stepped into the Managing Editor position at the beginning of Winter 2024 with a vision of bringing The Horizon back to a visible presence on campus: “During my previous time as a WCC student, The Horizon was an active part of student life. I would love to see it become an integral part of student life again.” She encourages all WCC students to submit articles, commentaries, photographs, and cartoons for consideration. In her free time Annette can be found spending time with her family, gardening, crafting, ‘hobby’ farming, and enjoying the beautiful PNW.

Winter 2024 Staff Writers

    • Josh Hernandez
    • Faisal Abdi
    • Sara Rohner
    • We always need writers! Come join our team! 

2023-2024 Faculty Advisor

Joanna Kenyon
Joanna Kenyon, Horizon advisor jkenyon@whatcom.edu
Office Hours (CAS 129):
Wednesday 3:00-4:00p.m.
Class Times: MM 1:30-3:00 p.m.











Submit a piece: We publish articles, reviews, and events written by WCC students about WCC, Whatcom, or wider regional happenings. We welcome student submissions from all disciplines, focused on any current issue or subject. If you’re interested in writing an article for us, you can contact us below, or send your work, and we can edit it to fit Horizon formatting and organization. 

Submission guidelines: 250-1500 words, primary source dominant (interviews, photographs, direct observation, data or facts, etc.), sources attributed. Photographs are a plus! Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Email story ideas or submissions to: horizon@whatcom.edu or jkenyon@whatcom.edu


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Mailing Address:
The Horizon, Cascade Hall 129
Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 383-3101



Non-Discrimination Statement

Whatcom Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, ancestry, ethnicity, family status, immigration status, citizenship, socioeconomic status, genetic information or age in its programs and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director for Human Resources, by phone: 360.383.3400 or email: hr@whatcom.edu , 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226.

For Title IX compliance: Title IX Coordinator, by phone: 360.383.3400 or email: titleIX@whatcom.edu , 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226.

WCC publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Access & Disability Services office at 360.383.3139; or Video Phone at 360.255.7182.