New Cougar cafeteria being dished out

By Cassidy Scott / June 3, 2015

Coming this fall, the Clackamas Community College Cougar Café is expected to look a lot different. With the recent hiring of Trio Hospitality, a food services company from Oregon City, the college is looking to make some changes. The company that currently holds a food services contract with CCC is Brosis Management, which since 2012…

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Smart equipment for smart Cougars

By Robin Scott / June 3, 2015

During a recent Clackamas Community College Board meeting, the board voted yes to new computers and “SMART” equipment.  We talked to the man in charge, Chief Information Officer Dion Baird, about it getting approved. The Clackamas Print:  Where is the money coming from? Dion Baird:  The money comes from the Student Tech Fund. TCP:  Is…

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Campus battles run-off toxins

By Megan McCoy / May 27, 2015

Hidden on the far end of campus, near the Beavercreek Road exit, lies the Environmental Learning Center. Not many people have seen it, or know where it is, but some students are getting hands-on experience working through horticulture and water-environntal technology classes offered at Clackamas Community College. CCC Foundation Executive Director Greg Fitzgerald said that…

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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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