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College recognizes Juneteenth

By Ethan Rogers / June 8, 2022

Holiday commemorates the end of slavery Holidays are, when you get right down to it, cultural stories handed down from one generation to the next. The things people celebrate, the things they honor, explain what they value.  Clackamas Community College has a new holiday starting this month, having added Juneteenth as an official college holiday.…

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CCC hosts first in-person graduation since 2019

By Katie Skibba / June 7, 2022

The end of term has arrived. The excitement of summer break for those of us who aren’t taking summer classes, the time to take some much needed time to relax and hope the Oregon sunshine graces us with its presence. Among that excitement, this term will also end with students celebrating the accomplishment of earning…

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Balloon artist opens “joy” store

By Laura Southers / May 29, 2022

“Pop-Up Immersive Art Installation” is what the front window says as you approach 825 SW 5th Ave. in Portland. This is a very succinct definition for a space filled with balloon installations encouraging the visitor to immerse themselves into the balloon world created by Kameron Messmer, founder of the Joy Store. Upon entering, there is…

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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 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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Wrestlers reflect on Rhoden, time on the mat

By Kortney Parr / May 18, 2022

Victor Jacinto said he came to Clackamas Community College to get out of his home town. Steele Starren didn’t even want to wrestle in college. Both wrestlers competed in the national championship in March, where Clackamas won its fourth consecutive title. The two freshmen sat down to talk about their experiences wrestling during Covid and…

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College weight room reopens after a two-year rest period

By Bella Vaughn / May 14, 2022

If you are a Clackamas Community College student looking to get a quick workout in between classes on campus, you’re in luck.  The weight room is now open to students and faculty after two years of being closed due to COVID. The fitness center is open from noon to 3 p.m, Monday through Thursday.  It…

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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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Handy campus safety tool is all the rave

By Ethan Rogers / April 28, 2022

We’ve just spent the last two years huddling indoors behind masks, illuminated only by the soft glow of computer screens and handheld devices – and we’re finally free. Free to throw off the masks and run free, free as the wind blows, free as the grass grows. The last thing on our mind right now…

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