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…

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…

Possibly Haunted: A Thrift Store Experience

BELLINGHAM, WA – One of the best thrift shops in town, The Humane Society Thrift Shop, recently moved to a larger space from Cordata to the Park Manor Shopping Center, at Northwest and Birchwood. They now occupy the old Aaron’s Rental Center storefront. The space is a great improvement over…

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…

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…

A Message of Hope Amidst a Sea of Climate Doomism

During a lecture at Western Washington University on Tuesday, March 5, author and scholar Elin Kelsey, in collaboration with the Salish Sea Institute, shared the importance of maintaining a spirit of hope – evidence-based hope – amidst disheartening climate news. Media stories of climate change rarely feature a solution to…

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…

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…