Food Insecurity a Silent Problem on College Campuses

Food insecurity, where one has uncertain access to affordable nutritious food, is a rising issue experienced by most American individuals. With the rising cost of living and inflation, many find themselves skipping on meals or reducing portion sizes to save money or food. One third of college students experience weekly…

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…

Faculty Jazz improvisation delights students and children

A jazz improvisation performance by drummer and WCC music instructor and Jazz Director Christian Casolary delighted audience members. Together with Roger Yamashita on bass and Kevin Woods on trumpet, the trio performed seamless improvisation of several numbers suggested by audience members.  An amusing highlight of the performance was an on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…