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…

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…

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…