By Tyler Bergen The waters around the San Juan Islands are home to some of the freshest salmon available in the state. Harvested by the Lummi Island Wild Cooperative (LIWC) and other reefnet fishing operations, these fish are captured sustainably and served in fine restaurants and co-ops across Whatcom County.
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Whatcom promotes computer science
By Tyler Bergen Recent expansions to Whatcom Community College’s computer information systems (CIS) department, has led to more courses geared towards cyber defense. After being awarded 6.4 million dollars from the National Science Foundation, the department has taken step towards developing Whatcom’s first four year degree.
Whatcom’s new Pavilion nears completion
By Tyler Bergen As many students may have noticed, construction has been underway on campus since June 22 of last year in preparation to unveil the newly expanded Pavilion in the fall.
Keeping it 100: Whatcom’s nursing program prepares students for medical careers
by Tyler Bergen With 100 percent of graduates passing their national exams, the last four cohorts of Whatcom Community College’s nursing program have earned a solid reputation in the medical field.
Saving Whatcom one tree at a time
Community members and students celebrate Earth Day by Tyler Bergen Each year, groups all over the world organize events to celebrate annual Earth Day, April 22. The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) in collaboration with other local groups organized a community clean-up project along Terrell Creek, located on the British…
Gamer’s Corner: The Elderscrolls V: Skyrim
by Calvin Schoneck and Tyler Bergen Calvin’s rating: five stars The Elderscrolls is one of video-gaming’s most beloved franchises, and now that we find ourselves in the era of the fifth scroll, its fan-base is stronger than ever. Skyrim is hands down one of the best games ever made, I…
‘Small studio, big sound’
Local musician helps students record music at a lowered price by Tyler Bergen Joe Douglas, 25, is the man behind Big Hare Studios. Big Hare is a recording studio Douglas uses to help artists record their music. Over the last 8 years, the Fairhaven based studio has helped friends, bands…
Barry Maxwell, the poli-sci guy
by Tyler Bergen Barry Maxwell, 59, teaches political science, economics and history classes at Whatcom Community College. Known by one of his colleagues as the “godfather of sustainability,” he even designed a course called The Science, Economics and Politics of Sustainable Resource Use. Maxwell has been a full-time instructor since…
Gamer’s Corner: League of Legends
by Teal Hudson and Tyler Bergen Teal’s rating: five stars Role Playing Games (R.P.G.s) have been popular for years. The first notable R.P.G. can be traced back to 1974 with the creation of Dungeons and Dragons, the famous tabletop fantasy game that is going strong to this day (it’s fun,…