Creating community on post-COVID campuses

A college campus is a community that includes students, faculty and staff. Change can affect that community in many ways. Changes can be transitory, such as the graduation and leaving of students or faculty, or far-reaching events that affect faculty, staff and both current and incoming students. The COVID-19 shutdown…

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…

Save Our Whale

WCC’s adorable, fun-loving mascot Finn “Finny” Dorsellini is in distress. At some point in recent years, Finny’s right eye was damaged. Shipping Finny back to his original creator in Toronto, Canada for repairs is expensive and time-consuming, and help is needed to find a local specialist to get Finn looking…

A Treat for the Eyes and Ears in Heiner

A treat for the eyes and ears awaits the audience this Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Heiner 209.  Yesterday afternoon, a preview of the collaboration between WCC’s Modern Dance students and WCC’s Contemporary Music Ensemble took place, with the performance highlighting student dance, music arrangements, improvisations and compositions. …

Bike Room Gives Commuters Options

Bicycling to Whatcom Community College couldn’t be easier or more convenient for students, faculty and staff. A little-known benefit for bicyclists sits tucked into the east side of WCC’s Student Recreation Center (SRC): space for bicycle commuters to change, store their personal gear and even do minor repairs is available…

March Forth on March Fourth

The calendar of obscure and unofficial holidays contains many silly and fun observations, and rare is the day in any given month that does not have at least one. Yet, some of these holidays have a deeper meaning. Celebrated on March 4, March Forth and Do Something Day is a…

Cardboard Confections

A smorgasbord of dessert in the Learning Commons provides a feast for your eyes. Student artists and library staff have worked together to create a sweet installation of art and books. Cardboard Confections, a food-themed art show, features student creations from the Visual Arts Department. Maya Moore’s “It Mayo Shock…

January Weather a Rollercoaster Ride

Whatcom County experienced extreme low and record-breaking high temperatures throughout January. Heavy snowfall mid-month temporarily brought the county to a halt. The month ended with communities along the Nooksack river on flood watch or experiencing moderate flooding. Official data for the month shows a record breaking 68 degrees on January…