DVSAS Comes to WCC

This quarter, Whatcom Community College has partnered with Whatcom County’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) to provide more resources on campus for survivors and people in need. The overall mission of DVSAS is to support the victims of domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV) and help the…

Washington State Implements Comprehensive Assault Weapon Ban

In a groundbreaking move aimed at enhancing public safety and curbing gun violence, Washington State has taken a decisive step by implementing a comprehensive assault weapon ban. The measure, which has gained significant attention and support, seeks to restrict the availability and possession of certain firearms known for their high…

Tenant Protections in Whatcom County

A Brief Look Into Rent Control, Assistance and Landlords by Sorrel Thoerner, Simon Shultis, and Ian Degnin. Renters in Whatcom County are collectively exhausted with the cost and quality of their rental units. Prices of units are on the rise and the quality of units is steadily decreasing. Rent control is…

Soccer season ends on high note

By Keenan Gray Whatcom Community College women’s soccer team capped off the 2018 season finishing second in the Northwest Athletic Conference North Division and clinched a playoff spot, only to lose it in the first round of the playoffs in double overtime to Tacoma Community College 3-2. The women’s soccer…

ASWCC President reflects on final term

By Simon Thomas Jarrett Martin has attended Whatcom Community College for the past four years and has been the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC) president for the last year. Martin originally came to Washington from Arkansas to attend Digipen Institute of Technology, a private college in Redmond, Washington,…

A familiar face in a new place; interim Vice President Ed Harri

By Kai Vieira de Rosa Ed Harri, was selected Interim Vice President for Instruction on April 3, 2017 after Whatcom’s past Vice President for Instruction, Curt Freed, moved to Colorado to fill a presidency position at Morgan Community College.

Roe promotes education in Africa

By Eric Hermosada The Roe Art Studio on Whatcom Community College campus is named after Kathryn Roe, Whatcom’s art instructor from 1971-2007. Roe is the founder and director of Anansi Education, which is a nonprofit organization that funds high school education for students in Ghana, West Africa.

50-year celebration kicks off

By Shelby Ford On May 29, 1927, at the Leopold Hotel, a group of Bellingham community members sat down at their first meeting, marking the birth of Whatcom Community College. These individuals were the Board of Trustees appointed by Dan Evans, then governor of Washington.

Willie’s Journey: Just keep swimming

By Shelby Ford Willie the Orca has made it to the Elite Eight of the Northwest Athletic Conference’s mascot challenge. The mascot challenge is a five-week competition for a $1,000 prize that will go to purchasing a new costume. Willie is currently No. 7 in the rankings, and moving into…

Whatcom Foundation offers scholarships, grants

By Justin Busby Students are encouraged to utilize as many resources at Whatcom as possible so they can continue to be successful during college including counseling, the math and writing centers, and the many different ways of getting money through scholarships or financial aid.