After a year of being almost exclusively online, Whatcom Community College’s campus is starting to open again for spring quarter. While classes are still online, study pods have begun to open up at the new Phyllis and Charles Self Learning Commons and the Orca Food Pantry has reopened.
Orca sports have historical roots at WCC
by Justin Busby Before 1995, athletes attending Whatcom Community College either had to play for other colleges or not play at all. That changed when basketball became the first sport to represent Whatcom in the Northwest Athletic Conference. In anticipation of adding sports to the curriculum, a $3.3 million pavilion…
Students of Color Conference held in Yakima
By Eric Hermosada Students from all over Washington gathered in Yakima to attend the annual Students of Color Conference (SOCC), which was held by the Multicultural Student Services Directors’ Council (MSSDC) from April 6-8.
New marine biology class makes a splash
By Craig Gabrielson Marine biology is making its debut this spring quarter at Whatcom. Biology 159 studies basic biological principles applied to the marine environment, according to the course description on Whatcom’s website. In the past, Whatcom offered Biology 130, a three-credit course titled, Intertidal Marine Ecology.
Local discounts for students
By Naira Gonzales Aranda Student discounts continue to grow as local food markets, online stores, gyms, and even public transportation jump on the Whatcom student discount advantages.
‘Whatcom Listens’ to all student voices
By Naira Gonzales Aranda With mixed emotions running high on the week of inaguration, students gathered informally to express their concerns. Whatcom Community College’s office of students organized a meeting earlier this month called “Whatcom Listens” which both students, and staff. Everyone there got a chance to express what was…
Orcas keep pressure on Peninsula Pirates
By Justin Busby Whatcom men’s basketball continues their impressive pre-season form with their eighth win in nine games against Olympic College while the women’s team offensive efficiency makes them one of the most dangerous scoring teams in the conference.
Suicide prevention group raises awareness
By Dustin Rich In a community with a diverse population of young adults, many of the pressing problems effecting this demographic go unmentioned or even unnoticed.
Students new to art are “daring to draw”
By Cailean Mcleod Katherine Taylor’s Dare to Draw I class has attracted many people who crave artistic talent, but think they lack the skills. The five session class that started on Sept. 28 has already concluded, but those students who missed out on the opportunity can sign up for the…
WCC students recognized by Gov. Inslee
By Antonio Unpingco Gov. Jay Inslee commended Whatcom Community College students Na Eun Kim and Alan Alatorre at the 21st annual All-Washington Academic Team ceremony in Olympia on March 24.