Dennis Marks, Clackamas Community College's director of college safety. He stands in front of the College Safety sign, giving a smile to the viewer.

Campus safety’s big problem: non-students on campus

By Erik Paul / May 29, 2024

By Erik Paul Design Editor Campus safety officers respond to calls on an “almost daily” basis regarding the presence of nonstudents on Clackamas Community College campus according to Dennis Marks, director of college safety. Whether sleeping in bushes, on benches or hiding out in bathrooms until after hours – it’s Campus Safety’s role to ensure…

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The Haggard Observatory on the Oregon City Campus.

Haggart Observatory hosts public stargazing events

By Erik Paul / May 7, 2024

    By Erik Paul Design Editor   The Haggart Observatory, nestled within Clackamas Community College’s Environmental Learning Center, has unveiled its eagerly anticipated schedule for public viewing nights in 2024. Teaming up with Rose City Astronomers, this year’s lineup promises captivating stargazing experiences for visitors of all ages. Astronomers and curious minds alike will…

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A photo of the inside of the Clackamas Community College library. Several tables are in the front of the image, chairs seated at them. Bookshelves are present in the background. A student sits at the table, working on their assignments.

CCC library’s ‘tough topics’ make healing easier

By Gabriel Elmosleh / April 30, 2024

By Gabriel Elmosleh News Editor The library at Clackamas Community College has started expanding its collection of books that covers tough topics like mental health, family relationships and addiction. “We are just thinking about the ways that we can reach students. Sometimes students don’t want to talk about things that they need information on,” said…

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Artist brings cartoon therapy and quirky quilts to campus

By Eva King / April 24, 2024

By Gabriel Lucich Managing Editor Eva Mae King Arts and Culture Editor   New York native and prolific local artist Kim Murton draws on a wide variety of influences to craft the playful images in her work. If you’re a fan of ceramic, digital, textile or cartoon art, it’s likely you’ll find something interesting in…

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Cougar athlete Caedyn Laninga preparing for his throw at the CCC track and field meet.

CCC track and field team competes on campus

By Gabriella Vigil / April 24, 2024

By Gabriella Vigil Sports Editor   The Clackamas Community College track and field team hosted a javelin and hammer throw event as part of their track and field season. The event, consisting of men’s and women’s teams from several Oregon colleges including Pacific University, George Fox University, Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, Lewis and…

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A blonde student sitting at a cafe table, looking at a laptop. The screen proclaims that Clackamas Community College scholarships are available.

Scholarship changes coming to CCC: Are they for the better?

By Gabriel Elmosleh / April 16, 2024

By Gabriel Elmosleh News Editor   With the end of the term right around the corner, continuing and prospective students already have an eye toward applying for scholarships for the fall 2024 term at Clackamas Community College. However, changes made to the scholarship process at CCC now require applicants to submit three essays, instead of…

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Black His-tory speaks on the Oregon City campus

By Eva King / March 18, 2024

  By Eva King Arts and Culture Editor On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the “Truths and Transitions: Living His Story, As Experienced By Black Men” panel was hosted in Roger Rook Hall. The panel spoke about the history of black people in Clackamas County. The panel consisted of James Graham, the Economic Development Manager for Oregon…

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Under the hood of CCC’s auto repair program

By Gabriel Elmosleh / March 13, 2024

    By Gabriel Elmosleh Print Contributor College students, like many people these days, don’t have a lot of money to spend and don’t always have the best vehicles. However, Clackamas Community College does have a state of the art training program for mechanics that can benefit students and others with broken-down cars and not…

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College provides for students in need

By Quincy Higuera / March 13, 2024

      By Quincy Higuera Staff Writer  With the delay in financial aid disbursements following the cyber attack, many students found themselves behind on bills, or short of grocery money. Are there resources available to help in these situations? The Collaborative Student Resource Team, or CSRT, is a group of employees whose mission is…

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Anthropology instructor digs fossils … get it?

By Ethan M. Rogers / March 11, 2024

  By Ethan M. Rogers Anthropology instructor Keely Baca is a bit of a rebel. Ignoring her parents’ wishes that she enter the medical field, Baca found her way to anthropology instead. She preferred being outdoors, digging in the mud and exploring the natural world around her. Her journey, from awkward kid in the South…

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