Campus event brings community together to honor dead and celebrate life

On Nov. 1, the Whatcom Community College Office of Student Life and Development and the Simpson Intercultural Center hosted a Dia De Los Muertos event in Syre Student Center Auditorium. “It’s a celebration of life and remembering those who have gone into another life. It’s a celebration of those that…

Bellingham Halloween Weekend Guide

The end of October is near and so starts the finale of the Halloween celebration. Bellingham will be hosting a number of Halloween-themed events for the community.  On October 28th  Bellingham Bells Annual Halloween party Swing by the Barkley Village Bellingham Bells store from 5-7 p.m. to participate in raffles,…

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…

Trumpeter brings music to a distant audience

COVID-19 has canceled many things, and for the music industry, which relies heavily on in-person gatherings, some have found creative ways to engage their audiences and use music as a way to connect. For local musicians like trumpeter Pace Rubadeau, music has not been canceled – it’s just found a…

Passing the time in a pandemic is all fun and games

As the pandemic continues, people have been forced to be creative and develop new ways to get together apart.  In an effort to stay connected and ditch the gloomy COVID cloud hanging over everyone’s head, Kulshan Brewing Co. has moved its regular trivia night online. While veterans of this weekly…

Colleges coordinate Indigenous Peoples Day events

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 14, a day-long program of knowledge-sharing, celebration and community building, called “Language as Water: Honoring Our Relations,” was held as a collaborative event between Whatcom Community College, Northwest Indian College, and Western Washington University. The program celebrated the fifth annual Indigenous Peoples’…

Sexual violence awareness is goal of Red Zone program

Whatcom Community College is actively taking steps to prevent sexual violence on campus, through a variety of programs and events that focus on awareness, including holding a one-mile walk-run event focused on sexual assault awareness. The Red Zone walk-run challenged participants to “step up” and raise awareness of sexual violence….

Night gallery kicks off 8th annual Bleedingham festival

Vendors, indie directors, panel judges and fans met on Oct. 25 at the Majestic Ballroom in Bellingham to mark the start of the Bleedingham Horror Film Festival. Bleedingham, which is in its eighth year, has brought together like-minded horror fanatics in Whatcom County and general Washingtonians since 2012.

Documentaries featured at Pickford’s Doctober

Pickford Film Center and their Limelight Cinema are currently holding their 13th annual documentary film festival, Doctober. The largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival’s showings began September 26 and will be running until November 1. Established in 1998, the non-profit organization is known for its devotion…

Catch the Next Wave brings Orcas together

The Office of Student Life and Development at Whatcom Community College held the third annual half-day conference on Oct. 11, known as Catch the Next Wave in the Syre Student Center. “This conference is all about the many leadership and engagement activities at Whatcom,” said Mario Alem, president of the…