What it’s like to get the COVID-19 vaccine

It’s hard to believe that we finally have a vaccine for COVID-19. For more than a year since the virus first hit the U.S. – for many, one if the longest and most painful – it was almost impossible to imagine having a true defense against transmission.  Thankfully, Oregonians have to imagine no longer. Recently,…

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What was the best part of 2020?

We asked students on an online forum what was their best part of 2020? We got some interesting answers, from one about “green dino-poo” to finding new ways to be healthy.  Madelyn Alves: “The best part of 2020 for me personally was gaining control over my health. Not to say I had any urgent health…

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Say Aloe: Horticulture instructor takes on the spring dig

Story by Nick Schwada Amid the various dog walkers and joggers found at Clackamas Community College, there is one man that can be found with a clear purpose on the campus — Chris Konieczka — horticulture instructor. On campus you can find Konieczka and a few other faculty members working tirelessly planting, growing and caring…

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ review

Story by Andrew Griffin Fifty-one years ago, the world was introduced to the wonderful world of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” a show that would go on to capture the hearts of children for decades until its final episode in 2001. Behind it all was one man — a man dedicated to spreading kindness and giving the…

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Fur-land of Opportunity – A Look into the Furry Fandom

Before any convention there is a fandom, and before a fandom there is the artist who pioneers that fandom – but not all art is made by big time production studios, this art is made by fandom. Tyler Whorff, a student at Clackamas Community College and artist in a mostly online community creates freelance furry…

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Sexual assault: not just women

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM,) a time to acknowledge and support all survivors of sexual violence. Events are scheduled all month on campus to promote SAAM and get students involved in the discussion of helping those in need; no matter who you are, these events are designed to be inclusive for all students.…

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