Chardi Kala Celebration Honors Volunteers and Collaborators

“Chardi Kala means to keep our spirits uplifted, particularly in hard times, because we know we are doing the right thing,” read the screen at this weekend’s Chardi Kala Celebration at Pioneer Pavilion in Ferndale on Saturday, May 17, from 2-5 p.m.. This afternoon event – hosted by the Chardi…

Tortellini & Trivia: A Terrific Combo!

WHATCOM CAMPUS – On Tuesday, May 7, Tortellini & Trivia Night was hosted in the Syre Auditorium from 4:00-5:20 p.m.. Though the event began slowly, the pace picked up as the tortellini started being served, with a fast-developing line that cascaded down toward the doors of the auditorium. The trivia…

Job Fair Connects Students to Local Businesses and Organizations

Many students from Whatcom Community College have made great interns, reported Rena Nordby, representing Advanced Medical Massage in Bellingham. This is good news for students who attended last week’s Job & Internship Fair! From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Pavilion Student Rec Center on Thursday, May 2, the…

Centering Equity in the Discussion on Green Energy

“Equity is different from equality, and often the two get conflated,” explained Humaira Falkenberg. While equity “parses resources based on need,” equality gives the same resources to everyone regardless of need. Falkenberg, who has extended experience both as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) consultant and in the power and energy…

The partial solar eclipse: How visible was it in Washington state?

The total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8 lasted for less than two hours in western Washington. But, in truth, it went virtually unnoticed in the region. During the eclipse, beginning at 10:29 a.m. and ending at 12:21 p.m. in the Bellingham area, with its peak at 11:30 a.m., the…

What students enjoy about the visual arts at WCC

The students of Whatcom Community College’s visual arts classes are sharing themselves and their identities in the pieces they make — and their work calls for more than a second or third glance! Rob Beishline, arts professor and Visual Arts Faculty Lead at WCC, said one of his favorite things…

Student-directed plays are a unique opportunity

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, two one-act plays were presented by four Drama students to friends, family, and faculty. The first was J. Holtham’s “Margo at Sea” and the second Michael Wallace’s “Famous Last Words.” Directed by Aydin Aliseo, Christina Leland as Margo and Caleb Conway as Lewis…

Women’s History Month: Resources and Upcoming Events

This year’s theme for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (tomorrow, March 8) is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” which is meant to recognize women who have long understood the necessity to eliminate bias and discrimination from everyday life and institutions. The roots of Women’s History…

The Mañalac Piano Duo Gives a Pleasant Late Winter Recital

Husband and wife duo Dr. Gabriel Mañalac and Rebecca Mañalac treated an audience of students, faculty, and community members to an hour of engaging piano pieces in Heiner Theater on Wednesday, Feb 21. After a brief introduction from the duo, they began with French impressionist composer Maurice Ravel’s “Malagueña” and…

Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day

February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! For the holiday, we’ve collected students’ photos of their dogs, cats, reptiles, horses, and other pets to share with you, and we asked some of these pet owners what they love most about their pet. “I love that they are willing to…