ASWCC Student Government gives every student a voice

The ASWCC Student Government, which includes the Executive Board and the Senate, is working on several projects aimed at improving students’ experiences at WCC and amplifying their voices. ASWCC is the acronym for Associated Students of Whatcom Community College, whereas the ASWCC Student Government is the group of students selected…

Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day

February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! For the holiday, we’ve collected students’ photos of their dogs, cats, reptiles, horses, and other pets to share with you, and we asked some of these pet owners what they love most about their pet. “I love that they are willing to…

Space Time with Robert: A Peek into Our Universe

As the weather warms up, more people are going out at night and enjoying the late sunset. Taylor Dock, a popular location where people jump into the bay from, is the host of Space Time with Robert, a weekly star and planet observing community.  Robert Wilmore and other local astronomy…

A College Student’s Summer Guide to Exploring Bellingham

The summer is right around the corner for Whatcom students, and what better way to spend it than enjoying the beautiful places Bellingham has to offer? Many people, especially college students who are unfamiliar with this area, find themselves stuck wondering what to do in Whatcom County. With so many…

Exploring the Salish Sea

Rain or shine, “Introduction to the Salish Sea” finishes up their most exciting field trip yet: a three-day camping trip to San Juan Island. “The trip to San Juan Island was a fun experience because I got to apply the knowledge I obtained over the course of the quarter to…

ChatGPT: The AI That Took the World by Storm

Since ChatGPT’s release, it has gained global popularity, with around 100 million users using it monthly. Schools around the U.S. have implemented policies regarding using generative artificial intelligence tools for schoolwork.  OpenAI released ChatGPT on Nov. 30, 2022, as a successor to InstructAI, their previous AI model. ChatGPT unlocks new…

Volunteers Aid Students in Their Goal to Learn English

By Nathan Welch and Miles Vander-Vennet An English-Language Learners class led by Catalina Hope ended in celebration, as students and ELL volunteers alike came together after the class successfully completed their English assessments for the quarter. During the class’s celebration, students spoke amongst their classmates, family members, and instructors, eating…

Community Garden to Make a Return in Spring

As spring slowly enfolds this year, WCC’s community garden is in the process of being transformed from a nearly barren space to a vibrant collection of plants. According to James Spaich, a professor in WCC’s English department and co-founder of the community garden, “Last year was the first year for…