Opinion

Soaking in Seattle

By Katie Skibba / May 9, 2022

Are you feeling the dreaded burnout? The imbalance of life and work is about to bring you down, but you don’t know how to counteract it with only having a weekend to escape?  While it may not be the most exostic of places to go, Seattle can provide a quick change of scenery. Just a…

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Lego Star Wars forces gamers to return

By Joseph Lohmolder / April 19, 2022

It is always interesting when a game or movie related to Star Wars comes out; as a lifetime fan I’m always split between loving it because my nostalgia goggles are firmly stuck to my face, and being disappointed because recent games and movies miss crucial elements that make this franchise widely loved. It’s safe to…

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10 Movies to Watch for Black History Month

By Ethan Rogers / February 17, 2022

Any list of must watch movies will be imperfect in nature. There are simply too many movies to choose from and no two people have the same taste. That is no less true when looking for movies on Black history. I have tried to create a list that covers the full spectrum of American history,…

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“We Are the Water Protectors” Book Review

By Lexie Cardens / March 11, 2021

“We Are the Water Protectors” recently won both the Caldecott Medal and the Golden Kite Award for picture book text. This is the first time ever that a Native American has won the Caldecott Medal. The author is Carole Lindstorm and the illustrator is Michael Goade. As a young Native American artist, that is very…

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What it’s like to be tested for COVID-19

By Andrew Griffin / April 22, 2020

It’s not easy working in healthcare at this time.  I work as a caregiver for the elderly performing tasks including administering medication and making sure my clients are happy, clean and healthy in their homes. I work with people who have cancer, people who are paralyzed, some have suffered strokes — I work with people…

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Really Feckin’ Good – The Cripple of Inishmaan opens at CCC

By Zachary Whitley / March 3, 2020

Before we start, yes, there are Irish accents. The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh is the latest production being put on by the Clackamas Community College  theater department. It features a small, diverse cast filled with CCC students and community members. Directed by James Eikrem, the play  takes place in Inishmaan, Ireland, a 200-person…

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Kobe Bryant was respected and made an impact in Portland

By Jacob Thompson / January 28, 2020

Story By Jacob Thompson Jan. 26, 2020, will be a date always remembered as the day the basketball community lost a legend. Here in Portland, Kobe Bryant, the basketball player, was the villain. Somehow it always seemed Kobe and his Los Angeles Lakers were destined to ruin Portland’s chance at gaining glory. I grew up…

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‘Knives Out’ stabs its way into theaters

By Clackamas Print / December 3, 2019

Story by: Zachary Whitley As with every great murder mystery or whodunnit, just as you think you know how it will end, you end up surprised. Directed by Rian Johnson, “Knives Out” is a classic who-killed-who; heavily inspired by Agatha Christie novels, this movie is brimming with extremely clever writing with the added touch of…

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ review

By Clackamas Print / November 26, 2019

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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Mickey Makes Moves

By Clackamas Print / November 20, 2019

Story by: Zachary Whitley On Nov. 12, Disney opened its vault to the public with Disney+. For those unaware, Disney+ is the latest in a line of new streaming services and arguably the most anticipated one at that. Disney+ gives you access to almost the entire vault of Disney classics, Pixar classics, Star Wars films,…

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