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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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Top 5 underrated Disney movies

By Connor McCoy / May 29, 2024

By Connor McCoy Copy Editor   Sometimes, when a movie is released, it doesn’t get recognized for its strengths, even if it’s actually really good. I’m sure we all have an underrated movie that we love whose bad reviews leave us flabbergasted and confused. On that note, the following are my top five most underrated…

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Music artist Childish Gambino.

Donald Glover shocks the entertainment industry, again

By Quincy Higuera / May 29, 2024

By Quincy Higuera Staff Writer   Childish Gambino released his album, “Atavista,” a reimagining of his last project, “3.15.20,” on May 13, 2024, and there is a lot to unpack due to the lack of promotion, criticism and, of course, the music. “Atavista” is not like any of its predecessors. The music of Childish Gambino,…

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Brain Injury survivor Laura Southers in from of Clackamas Community College's Rook hall. She is confidently striding towards her destination.

A Traumatic Brain Injury survivor’s letter of gratitude

By Laura Southers / May 28, 2024

By Laura Southers Staff Writer   It was early morning.  I was en route to Neskowin for an employee meeting at work, 42 miles from my home in Tillamook. The last thing I remember is cursing myself for taking too long picking out doughnuts for the staff. The next thing I remember is having my…

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Nine people stand in line on the stage, hands clasped together and held in the air. The cast of “Fire Season” gives their final bow.

Fire Season blazes a new trail

By Eva King / May 25, 2024

By Eva King Arts and Culture Editor “Fire Season” is spring term’s Clackamas Community College theater production, and it’s by far one of the most unique I’ve seen. Over the course of winter term 2024, eight students worked together to create stories relating to the theme of fire. Now, in the last half of spring…

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Fans fill up and sell out The Pavilion for Banda Machos and Banda Maguey, in Salem after 3 years of last visit on Friday, May 10. Around 5,000 Latinos attended this event that lasted 4 hours to see their favorite group and king of banda music from Villa Corona Jalisco, Mexico.

La Quebradita tour reaches Salem

By Carlos Rodriguez-Picazo / May 21, 2024

By Carlos Carlos Rodriguez-Picazo Staff Writer

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Woman picking up trash on the Willamette River at Meldrum Bar Park in Gladstone on Friday, April 26. There were fisherman fishing for salmon and a woman looking for rocks and picking up trash in the water floating on the Willamette River.

Salmon return to Oregon waters

By Carlos Rodriguez-Picazo / May 20, 2024

By Carlos Carlos Rodriguez-Picazo Staff Writer  

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A photo of the Oregon City Farmers Market. A person is talking to an individual heading a stall. There are several items for sale on the red table in front of the seller, and more produce is visible from behind them. The stall is titled "Sourdough Breads & Pocaccias."

Oregon City Farmers Market expands hours

By Laura Southers / May 20, 2024

By Laura Southers Staff Writer   The Oregon City Farmers Market, held in the Green Lot at Clackamas Community College since early November, has expanded their hours for the Summer Market. Held every other week during the Winter, the Summer Market is held every Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Farm fresh produce, plant…

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Timber Joey cutting the winning log

Timbers break 9-game losing streak

By Gabriella Vigil / May 16, 2024

By Gabriella Vigil Sports Editor   The Portland Timbers shook off a nine game losing streak when they rocked the San Jose Quakes on May 15 at Providence Park, beating the Quakes 4-2. “Tonight was a big win for the group, for the team, and for me personally,” said Phil Neville, Timbers head coach. The…

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How online learning stacks up 

By Gabriel Lucich / May 15, 2024

By Gabriel Lucich Managing Editor For millennia, learning has been a direct experience. The Al-Quaraouiyine was the world’s first, and oldest, continuously operating university, founded in Fez, Morocco in 859 CE.  European colleges came a few hundred years later, and little changed — until recently. Nowadays, online learning platforms make up a large percentage of…

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