Sue Mach proposes a new program

Sue Mach has a new idea to give people the chance to follow their dreams. Mach is a playwright and has been a professor at Clackamas Community College for the last 25 years. Mach proposed an idea of a “Transition Year” to Tim Cook, the college president, at an 11@11 meeting. Her idea is to…

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Stories From America virtual event celebrates Black History Month

  On Feb. 26, the Clackamas Community College Cultural Arts Committee is holding the Stories from America virtual event to celebrate Black History Month. The event will take place at 7 p.m. and will feature three inspirational artists: Vin Cambry of “Outdoor Camp,” Josie Seid of “Forget Me Not, America,” and Charles Grant of “Matter.” …

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Mayor of Milwaukie brings his passion for photographing the outdoors to his job as advocate for the environment

Mark Gamba has shot photos for magazines ranging from National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is the mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon. He is in his second term and has lofty goals, including making Milwaukie completely environmentally stable by 2040. After his final term as mayor is up, he plans to run for Congress or…

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CCC Alexander Gallery hosts virtual exhibit

Clackamas Community College’s Alexander Gallery is having an online exhibit of Robbie Mclaran’s photography of the Columbia river now through Feb 5.  “The Great River of the West” is a photography exhibition of the Columbia river and its significance and history with the Pacific Northwest and North America. McClaran is an award-winning photographer; his work…

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COVID-19 causes struggles for Oregon punk scene

Over the last eight months, the world has completely changed because of COVID-19. Businesses are struggling, families are disconnected, and schools are scrambling with makeshift at home options. But one often overlooked facet of impact is a huge one for Portland and its nearby towns, and that is the booming underground music scene. Small bands…

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Transients and technology: A CCC alumni’s path to the stars

Following your professional dreams sometimes feels like reaching for the stars. For former Clackamas Community College student Candice Stauffer, it quite literally is, for dead stars that is. The undergrad is currently studying for her PhD. in Astronomy at Northwestern University.  “I’m finishing a paper on a supernova called 2014DT. It’s a really strange explosion…

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CCC students bring home prize for stage lighting invention

Clackamas Community College students Dustin Jablonski, Ethen Andrews, and Mike Weston brought home the prize for Best Community College from this year’s Invent Oregon Collegiate Challenge. The “state’s only college-level prototyping competition,” was live-streamed over inventoregon.org on Sept. 18. According to Jablonski, their invention “Broadway to Go,”, is a wireless professional stage lighting system intended…

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Alexander gallery hosts new virtual art exhibition

A new virtual art exhibition being hosted by the Alexander Gallery will be viewable on the CCC art webpage through Dec. 11. The exhibition, “Disillusionment,” from artist Edie Overturf, confronts the environmental and political climate we find ourselves in today, as well as the confusion and anxiety that can spawn from it, and a slight…

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