Opinion

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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Dollar$ for Baller$

By Clackamas Print / November 19, 2019

  The NCAA has been opposed to paying college athletes for years; however, recently the NCAA’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to allow collegiate athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness. The Board of Governors may have felt some pressure from the state of California, whose governor, Gavin Newsom, passed…

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Rants From The Cheap Seats

By Jacob Thompson / November 14, 2019

With less than 30 seconds left in the NFL’s Thursday night football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, it seemed like the story had been written. The Browns were up 21-7 and were going to improve their overall record to 4-6, a far cry from what were the expectations for this season,…

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Writing Center has room to help more students

By Clackamas Print / November 12, 2019

Story By Zachary Whitley Hey you, the one reading this. Go to the Writing Center. If there’s one thing at CCC that’s underutilized, it’s the Writing Center — I say this as a tutor in the Writing Center. If you’ve never been before, we’re located in the Dye Learning Center, and we have a simple…

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Ridiculous Runtime? Movies are becoming longer.

By Clackamas Print / November 5, 2019

Story by Zach Whitley Have movies gotten too long? If you have seen any movie in the past 12 months, you might have noticed the trend of creating longer movies, specifically ones that have a watch time of nearly three hours. “Avengers: Endgame,” “It: Chapter Two” and “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” all run…

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Cafeteria Conundrum

By Clackamas Print / October 21, 2019

By Zach Whitley Picture this: it’s 8 a.m. on campus and the vending machines are nearly empty. To most people, this may not seem like such a big deal, but as someone with dietary restrictions and dealing with a lack of food on campus, I couldn’t find any food on campus that met my dietary…

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Letter from the new Chief

By Jacob Thompson / October 1, 2019

Welcome back to another year at Clackamas Community College. My time on this campus is coming to an end, but I wanted to take the opportunity to pass on the most important thing I learned in my six years here. When I first stepped foot on Clackamas’ Oregon City campus, I was 18 years old.…

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