Arts & Culture

Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration

Lunar New Year unleashes festive joy in Portland’s Chinatown

By Erik Paul / February 20, 2024

  By Erik Paul A/V Editor As the Gregorian calendar marks time using the sun and celebrates the new year in January, many Asian cultures celebrate the new year in February with the onset of the lunar calendar’s new year. “The Portland Chinatown Museum wants to welcome you and thank you all for coming on…

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Winter Light Festival turns rainy days into radiant nights

By Erik Paul / February 14, 2024

By Erik Paul A/V Editor Winters in Portland can be tough. Constant rain. Lack of sun. Minimal daylight hours. Many Portlanders find little incentive to venture outside their homes. However, for the Portland Winter Light Festival hundreds made an exception. Locals, like moths to flame, were drawn out to see the lights at the event…

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Avants brings weird and wacky to Portland car show

Avants brings weird and wacky to Portland car show

By Erik Paul / February 7, 2024

    By Erik Paul  Audio-Video Editor What do a three-wheeled car, an anime-inspired Volvo sporting a Swedish flag and a miniature Japanese fire truck have in common? Not much aside from the fact that they were all on display at Avants’ “Weird and Wacky Car Show” on Saturday, Jan. 27 in Portland, Ore. “We…

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Sculptor Erik Geschke invades your space

By Gabriel Lucich / January 31, 2024

Sculptor Erik Geschke invades your space. By Gabriel Lucich  Managing Editor We are fortunate to study on a campus that is absolutely crawling with art, maybe even infested with it. The current infestation in the Alexander Gallery includes a giant man, a disembodied head and a floor swarming with Muppet eyes. Erik Geschke, multimedia artist…

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Dave Chappelle doesn’t care what you think

By Gabriel Lucich / January 5, 2024

By Gabriel Lucich Managing Editor   When your newspaper offers to purchase you tickets to see comedian Dave Chappelle, who is, arguably, one of the greatest performers of the last quarter century; you go. Chappelle is divisive. He is insensitive. You may feel that he punches down much of the time, and you may be…

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Feminist photography and emotive still-life paintings

By Gabriel Lucich / November 29, 2023

  By Gabriel Lucich   The Art Department has debuted a multifaceted new showing from two local artists at the Alexander Gallery on the Oregon City campus. Grace Weston is a photographic artist that explores cultural and feminist ideas through her work. She plays with archetypal figures in the form of cultural images, texture and…

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Disney makes a Wish

By Connor McCoy / November 29, 2023

            By Connor McCoy   “Wish,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest film, might just be one of the best films I’ve seen all year. And I mean that. The film is directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn. Buck previously directed “Tarzan” (1999), “Frozen” (2013), and “Frozen II” (2019).  “Wish”…

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A fresh take on Our Town

By Eva King / November 28, 2023

    By Eva King   The script for the play, “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, is extremely boring. Reading it was painful.  I had to stop reading during act two and take a nap. Bad as the script is, Clackamas Community College’s presentation of the classic gave it a breath of fresh air from…

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CCC helps fight food insecurity

By Gabriella Vigil / November 27, 2023

        By Gabriella Vigil   Frozen liquified eggs, freeze dried clams, hand-labeled canned pumpkin puree. These are just a few of the nutritious, but sometimes odd food selections available at Clackamas Community College’s Free Food Pantry, across from the Veteran’s center office in the Wacheno Welcome Center. The Free Food Pantry also…

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Students travel back in time

By Ethan M. Rogers / November 21, 2023

  Taking a trip though Eastern Oregon history….with birds! By Ethan M. Rogers   Time travel is easier than most people think. People do it all the time without knowing what they’re doing. If not for my trip to Malheur with two science instructors from Clackamas Community College and a group of their students, I…

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