Indigenous Disasters Matter

Magaly Aguayo wants to raise awareness about underreported natural disasters and bring attention to the ways that indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by natural disasters.  “In Mexico, their voices are always quieted down,” she said. “There’s a huge split between indigenous people and the ones that colonized.” A magnitude 7.7…

March on Seth Fleetwood

People are angry. There’s anger in the streets of Bellingham like I have never seen before. It almost feels like the city has reached a boiling point, and a whole lot of ugliness is about to bubble up and spill out. Several times it looked like violence would erupt on…

On Campus Activities

After a year of being almost exclusively online, Whatcom Community College’s campus is starting to open again for spring quarter. While classes are still online, study pods have begun to open up at the new Phyllis and Charles Self Learning Commons and the Orca Food Pantry has reopened.

Bay to baker trail

Spring is alive with Summer around the corner here in Bellingham and across Whatcom county. Residents however are wondering about what to do outdoors during this pandemic. There is one activity that has not been limited or closed this entire time and that is outdoor trails. One New trail currently…

Disc Golfers During Covid-19

For the past fifteen years the Whatcom Disc Golf Club (WDGC) has worked hard to ensure our local disc golf courses stay groomed and ready for players. Within the past three years they’ve seen immense growth, held fundraisers, tournaments, and volunteer work parties.  Ryan Klassen is the current president of…

Camp 210 early sweep

The City of Bellingham cleared the homeless encampment on the morning of Thursday, Jan 28th. It was located between city hall and Bellingham Public Library. Camp 210 began as an occupied protest in November 2020 against a lack of resources and shelter available for the homeless population of Whatcom County….

ORCA CROSS COUNTRY

With the Whatcom Community College cross-country team’s season justaround the corner, a group of young athletes are preparing to competefor the first time as an Orca runner. A collective of fourteen athletesmake up the team, six on the women’s and eight on the men’s.  Since the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19,…

What it’s like to be a Whatcom athlete in the time of COVID-19

Being a college athlete is hard as it is but being a student athlete in college might just be harder. During a regular season, the Whatcom volleyball team has a packed schedule, but who knew that during a worldwide pandemic, we are still working just as hard. I’m a returning…