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…

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…

Clubs are community magic

ASWCC Student Clubs and Student Unions hosted a dinner and magic show on Tuesday, April 16. Seattle Magician and Mentalist Nate Jester headlined the show and wowed the audience with amazing sleight of hand, mind blowing mental feats and a healthy dash of comedy. Using several students to assist with various…

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…

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…

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…

A Treat for the Eyes and Ears in Heiner

A treat for the eyes and ears awaits the audience this Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Heiner 209.  Yesterday afternoon, a preview of the collaboration between WCC’s Modern Dance students and WCC’s Contemporary Music Ensemble took place, with the performance highlighting student dance, music arrangements, improvisations and compositions. …