New Lecture Series Inspires and Engages Whatcom Students

The Whatcom Community College Foundation in partnership with the college, Skagit Valley College, LGBTQ+ Western, John Baker and Friends of WCC has launched a series of lectures called “Dismantling Racism and Advocating for Justice”. The series was designed to create engagement on transforming and promoting justice in communities of color…

Local Business Hopes to Create Safe and Fun Space for Whatcom Residents to Enjoy Washington’s Official State Sport

An old furniture building behind Whatcom Community College Cedar Residence Hall will get new life as one of the few pickleball arenas in Washington state, starting this summer. This location was chosen because it was the only vacant building in Bellingham that had tall enough ceilings.  Volli will include eight…

Martha Coolidge Never Had a Fallback Plan

Doesn’t everyone have a fallback plan?  “I was willing to make a fallback plan but I don’t think I ever went there,” said award-winning American film director Martha Coolidge who helmed the influential films Valley Girl and Real Genius. Coolidge recently visited Bellingham to speak at the Cascadia International Women’s…

Whatcom Partners with Museum to Bring REDress Project to Community

Whatcom Community College recently partnered with Whatcom Museum to bring a display of empty red dresses to downtown Bellingham. The REDress Project is designed to bring awareness to the data, or lack thereof, regarding missing and murdered Indigenous women. Métis Nation member Jaime Black began the original REDress Project in…