National book tour finishes in Bellingham

By Meg Jackson The New York Times bestselling authors Jandy Nelson, Meg Wolitzer, and Ally Condie visited the Bellingham Public Library Saturday Nov. 7 for the final stop on their national book tour.  They came to discuss the recent paperback releases of their young adult novels.

New classes fill needs at Whatcom

 Whatcom adds Mandarin Chinese and everyday math courses   By Meg Jackson Whatcom Community College is now offering new educational opportunities for students which include math classes for non-STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors and a Mandarin Chinese language course. 

Scotland’s Highlands brought to the ‘Ham

Photos and story by Meg Jackson Whether or not you’re of Scottish heritage, everyone was welcome at this year’s Bellingham Scottish Highland Games to enjoy live Celtic music, camel rides, food and merchandise vendors, and to watch the heavy athletics competitions.  The festival takes place at Hovander Homestead Park in…

Panel discusses effects of global warming at home and abroad

by Meg Jackson As temperatures continue to rise, so does awareness of global issues.  On May 13 Whatcom Community College hosted its annual Global Panel Event, a free conference for students and the community, intended to shed light on the global impacts of climate change and small-scale solutions that could…

Student Life searches for 23 new employees

Student Senate members meet every other Thursday to discuss issues on campus, such as funding student trips to conferences, granting clubs and organizations funds, and establishing gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. Photo by Meg Jackson.[/caption] The Student Life Office at Whatcom Community College is in search of qualified students to fill…