Arts & Culture

Trivia brings students together, virtually

By Jordan Jamison / May 29, 2022

Trivia. A great way to show off your big brain or just have fun guessing the answers.  The Clackamas Community College Associated Student Government has been hosting a trivia night every Tuesday this spring term over Zoom starting at  5 p.m. and everyone is welcome. It starts off in a Zoom call and then we…

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Top Gun Maverick: The boy who never grew up

By Ethan M. Rogers / May 29, 2022

After 35 years in the Navy, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell has failed to grow in any significant way since we last saw him in Top Gun back in 1986. Despite the Youtubesque intro, in which Tom Cruise addressed the theater audience with his sincere hopes that all would enjoy the film; despite the nostalgia; despite…

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‘This is where the fun begins’ Obi-Wan Kenobi review

By Jakob Kaiser / May 27, 2022

With the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries having finally been released on Disney+ on May 26, Star Wars fans across the world are in a state of euphoria over this new story in the Star Wars saga, and with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader respectively, there…

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CCC’s virtual art show showcases student talent

By Jakob Kaiser / May 25, 2022

Clackamas Community College held the 2022 Virtual Student Art Show on May 11, which was hosted by the CCC Art department and special guest judge Nathan Orosco.  Orosco is a professional sculptor and instructor at Mt. Hood Community College. He was brought in to judge the art that had been submitted to the gallery.  Throughout…

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Number the Stars reflects the bravery of children then and now

By Hailey Reeves / May 22, 2022

Clackamas Community College theater department is staging Lois Lowry’s “Number the Stars.” Thirteen performers tell the story of Annemarie and Kirstie Johansen, two young girls seeking refuge for their Jewish friends and family during the Nazi occupation of Denmark in World War II.  Matt Mazza, a CCC student, portrays the role of Papa Johansen, Annemarie…

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An action packed day at Splat Action Paintball

By Quinton Paul / May 18, 2022

Hail, snow, rain, wind and paintballs all in a day’s work for Splat Action Paintball in Molalla. Brisk 70-degree weather filled the air Easter morning. Quite the drive, windy back roads until you turn out into an open parking lot filled with two rows for cars on a gravel lot, there must have been roughly…

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Unclog your mind at the Tulip Festival

By Aaliyana Balderas / May 9, 2022

Spring is the season of nature and regrowth. Trees begin to regain their leaves, vegetables become ripe and delicious, and flowers begin to bloom brightly. Some see tulips as a sign that spring has sprung, and here in Oregon when the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival opens. The 38th season ended May 8, and the festival…

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Soaking in Seattle

By Katie Skibba / May 9, 2022

Are you feeling the dreaded burnout? The imbalance of life and work is about to bring you down, but you don’t know how to counteract it with only having a weekend to escape?  While it may not be the most exostic of places to go, Seattle can provide a quick change of scenery. Just a…

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Braided River exhibit provokes nerves

By Laura Southers / May 6, 2022

I enjoyed visiting the Alexander Art Gallery for the escape it provided from everyday life and for the relaxation provided to my overworked, overly scholastic, eyeballs. This was not possible at the gallery’s last exhibit, “Braided River: Lower Willamette Speaks,” which closed on April 29. It was more of a political manifesto than an artistic…

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Top 5 best Dutch Bros drinks for summer

By Hailey Reeves / May 3, 2022

Summer is quickly approaching, which means time for fun in the sun. What better way to celebrate summer than with a fun, cool beverage? Here are the top five best drinks to commence this summer.  #1 Shark Attack Rebel $5.45 You can’t go wrong with a classic Dutch Bros Rebel. Rebels typically consist of Red…

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