Resilience during the storm

By Jonathan Villagomez / March 10, 2021

After the recent historic winter storms that hit the Pacific Northwest in mid February, more than 400,000 Oregonians lost power according to Portland General Electric. Thousands of PGE customers were left in the dark for up to a week in some rural areas while PGE rushed to get the system back online. At least one…

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

By Andrew Griffin / March 4, 2021

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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CCC administration asks for tuition increase

By Joseph Lohmolder / March 4, 2021

  College administrators proposed a $5 increase to tuition, per credit hour during the Feb. 23 CCC Board of Education meeting. Administrators said a proposed $5 increase would help a decrease in student registration and budget shortfalls.  According to Alissa Mahar, Vice President of College Services, if the tuition increase were to pass, the college…

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Cougar athletic director discusses plan for sports in the near future

By Riley Buerk / March 1, 2021

Jim Martineau is in his 18th year as the women’s basketball coach at Clackamas Community College. He is the athletic director at Clackamas. In a year unlike any other, he has done his best to manage all sports and keep everyone as safe as possible.  The Clackamas Print: Have winter sports been practicing, or meeting…

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Sue Mach proposes a new program

By Lizzy Marine / March 1, 2021

Sue Mach has a new idea to give people the chance to follow their dreams. Mach is a playwright and has been a professor at Clackamas Community College for the last 25 years. Mach proposed an idea of a “Transition Year” to Tim Cook, the college president, at an 11@11 meeting. Her idea is to…

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Moving Ford despite a pandemic: Robert Ford III has made an instant impact with his new team

By Riley Buerk / February 25, 2021

In a season unlike any other, former Cougar Robert Ford III has continued his all around play at Idaho State. The Bengals needed depth at guard, and he has provided just that, averaging 11.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists, while starting in all sixteen games so far.  His immediate impact is a major reason…

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Oregon Zoo reopens to visitors

By Joseph Lohmolder / February 25, 2021

As of Friday, Feb. 19, the Oregon Zoo  reopened to visitors with precautions in place to protect public health. Face masks are required for all guests older than five years old and visitors are expected to maintain social distancing.  In addition, pathways have been marked throughout the zoo to help guests maintain healthy distances from…

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Stories From America virtual event celebrates Black History Month

By Joseph Lohmolder / February 25, 2021

  On Feb. 26, the Clackamas Community College Cultural Arts Committee is holding the Stories from America virtual event to celebrate Black History Month. The event will take place at 7 p.m. and will feature three inspirational artists: Vin Cambry of “Outdoor Camp,” Josie Seid of “Forget Me Not, America,” and Charles Grant of “Matter.” …

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Oregon City to hold special election March 9

By Joseph Lohmolder / February 23, 2021

Oregon City will be holding a special election on March 9 to elect a new mayor. The special election comes in the wake of the recall of Mayor Dan Holladay. Holladay came under scrutiny after racially charged comments, which he made online, came to light. His removal followed a campaign mounted by a committee, which…

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Mayor of Milwaukie brings his passion for photographing the outdoors to his job as advocate for the environment

By Margaret Wamuyu Gichachi / February 22, 2021

Mark Gamba has shot photos for magazines ranging from National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is the mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon. He is in his second term and has lofty goals, including making Milwaukie completely environmentally stable by 2040. After his final term as mayor is up, he plans to run for Congress or…

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