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CCC bids ‘Bon Voyage’ to this year’s retirees

By Saige Keikkala / May 20, 2015

When they announced the annual Retiree Party was to meet in the Gregory Forum on May 5, not everyone expected such a large and tear jerking occasion. Fused with the strong smell of cake and coffee, many people gathered around white linen tables to watch the slideshow presentation of each person retiring from Clackamas Community…

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Heald students kicked out

By Cassidy Scott / May 20, 2015

Although Corinthian Colleges LLC had been struggling for months, students of 150-year-old Heald College were not prepared for Corinthian to pull the plug, especially so close to the end of the school year. According to a press statement from Corinthian Colleges, Inc., dated April 26, Corinthian was unable to sell Heald, like it had for…

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Power outage leaves students in the dark

By Cassidy Scott / May 18, 2015

Updated Tuesday, May 19: At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, power across campus went out. Students sat in the dark for roughly an hour before Portland General Electric workers on scene were able to return light to campus. According to Steve Corson, who works for PGE’s media relations department, the brown-out was a…

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Environmental center granted makeover

By Cassidy Scott / May 13, 2015

Since Clackamas Community College took over the Environmental Learning Center in 1996, there have been many pushes to figure out a way to utilize it on campus. With a grant approved by Metro in 2014, the college is beginning to tackle the preliminary steps to revamp the space. The project, whose concept design was approved…

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Student journalists win big

By Megan McCoy / May 13, 2015

The Clackamas Print collected 15 awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Collegiate Day on May 8. The staff competed for awards against other two-year schools in Oregon. These schools include Lane Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Central Oregon Community College and others. There was a 10-award improvement from last year’s…

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New student president ready to connect

By Debbie Fox / May 8, 2015

On Wednesday, May 6, it was announced Clackamas Community College students elected Brent Finkbeiner as Associated Student Government President over runner-up Hayley Campa. Finkbeiner made promises throughout his campaign, and with his election it’s time to start addressing them. “Now that it’s been decided, it’s time to move forward with our goals,” Finkbeiner said. “I…

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Tuition waivers offer relief

By Zak Laster / May 6, 2015

For more of Zak Laster’s interviews, click play below. During the 2014/2015 school year, the college planned on awarding more than $650,000 in free tuition Getting ready for college can be a very stressful time. You’re ready to move on from high school and finally become an adult, but along with continuing your education comes…

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Moodle maintenance comes at poor time

By Megan McCoy / May 3, 2015

Although Moodle is supposed to be an online resource for students and staff, the bugs and glitches it gets at times can make it more of a hassle than help for many people at Clackamas Community College. With midterms underway, any students or staff members who use Moodle for their classes are relying on it…

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Student candidates face off

By Debbie Fox / April 29, 2015

Associated Student Government campaigns are in full swing for those students who wish their voices to be heard with student government. There are two candidates for president — Brent Finkbeiner and Hayley Campa. The candidates were available for a question and answer session on April 22. For Campa, a great deal of her qualifications came…

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CCC all in on new director

By Cassidy Scott / April 22, 2015

From Las Vegas to Oregon City, Bobby Smith finds his new home as Director of Campus Safety After six months of searching, one failed search and four final candidates, Bobby Smith has been hired as the new Director of Campus Safety. The process to hire Smith was “extensive,” Bob Cochran, Director of Campus Services, explained. After…

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