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Following a narrow path behind the glass-shrouded Whatcom County courthouse, one can find the entrance to the county jail. Officers wait in front of doors while the sole control room operator watches the cameras, giving them the loud, buzzing go-ahead.
Pieces of king salmon, skewered with alder wood sticks and seasoned with salt and pepper, stood at the ready, their pink tones waiting to be darkened by an open flame. A traditional Lummi BBQ was set up at the Squalicum Harbor, surrounded by many other local seafood sellers.
A short, low tunnel surrounded by greenery welcomes you to Fairhaven College and its dorms. Its walls painted with layers and layers of gray paint from years of battling graffiti. Visitors often see spray-painted or sharpied images and words on the walls. The graffiti is usually covered up the next day, but artist retaliation is consistent.
During Earth Week, Western Washington University and members of the community celebrated the efforts of BIPOC and youth climate activism with a week of events that began Saturday, April 16. The events included outdoor activities, film screenings, panel discussions and two celebrations.
“Ask the Sexperts” was hosted by Western Washington University’s Counseling and Wellness Center on April 14. At the event, audience members could submit any questions they had about sex online with no identification and get an answer from sexual health experts.