Chuckanut Drive Fall 2021


Students in the Fall 2021 Advanced Visual Journalism class traveled along Chuckanut Drive exploring stories about art, commerce, nature and recreation.


Defining Home Spring 2021

Students in the Spring 2021 Advanced Visual Journalism class traversed stories of different homes and lifestyles, paving diverse definitions of what home can mean in the greater Bellingham area. From college houses to tiny homes, they offer a peek into local homes and dwellings, as well as the redefining of “home” as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Connecting Apart Project Title Art

Connecting Apart Fall 2020

Students in the fall 2020 Advanced Visual Journalism explored how people found ways to stay connected during the ongoing social distancing restrictions stemming from the pandemic. Whether it was through gaming, dating, dining or exercising Civil Rights, the common thread of staying connected proved invaluable.   

Coping with COVID-19 Spring 2020

Throughout April and May 2020, students in the spring Advanced Visual Journalism class set out to document how members in the Northwest region of Washington were coping with social distancing mandates stemming from the coronavirus. They explored the impact the pandemic had on education, business, families and community. 

The Rhetorician Fall 2019

We profile Jordan Moss, a rap artist known as “The Rhetorician.”

Bellingham Bay Spring 2019

We explore the ways in which local residents connect with Bellingham Bay through recreation, sports, arts, travel, careers and lifestyle.

Mount Baker Fall 2018

We explore our community’s connection to Mount Baker. The mountain has an iconic presence for residents and visitors alike. For some, it’s a recreational playground and for others it’s a scientific laboratory. 

The Edge Spring 2018

Using visual storytelling techniques, we explore narratives of art, therapy, homelessness, and van life, to illustrate the theme of “The Edge.” 

Using the Nooksack River as a guide, we explore stories from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay to highlight the river’s impact and significance on the community.

Intrigued by America’s ever-widening gap in the rural-urban divide, we explore the topic on a local level and set out to find individuals, companies and organizations who are “Bridging the Divide” in sustainable ways.

Repurposing Downtown Spring 2016

We narrow our focus to Bellingham’s downtown core to highlight historic preservation and sustainability efforts to show how spaces have been used and repurposed over time.