Opinion

Letter from the Editor

By Clackamas Print / October 9, 2018

  Dear readers, Welcome to the next chapter of your life and to your new school year! A sophomore here at Clackamas Community College, I am The Clackamas Print’s 2018-19 editor-in-chief. Here at The Print, our mission is to be an advocate for and voice of the student body, tackling issues that matter to us…

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Should transgender people be allowed to enlist?

By Autumn Berend / May 8, 2018

The Angry Tranny is a new column by Autumn Berend that explores ideas and concepts about the transgender community and transgenderism itself, answering questions and critiquing concepts. As contentious as this is, people on both sides have their unadulterated opinions, void of any nuance. On one side of the aisle we have the notion that…

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The Angry Tranny: Salvaging slurs

By Autumn Berend / April 25, 2018

Correction: The article has been edited for grammatical mistakes.   The Angry Tranny is a new column by Autumn Berend that explores ideas and concepts about the transgender community and transgenderism itself, answering questions and critiquing concepts.    As a member of the transgender community, I often find myself having to adhere to ideas or…

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Yes, freedom of speech is important

By Autumn Berend / March 14, 2018

  The right to free speech. One of the contentious rights given to us by the Founding Fathers. Though often misattributed to God, our rights actually stem from the Bill of Rights, and any amendments to the constitution based on changing times and what we as a society believe is needed. Why is Freedom of…

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Awareness on male sexual assault

By Summer Barraza / March 6, 2018

Story by Summer Barraza Multimedia Editor Often, when I read fractional statistics like, “one in three people will have a great day today,” I look up and begin to count the people around me and I think to myself, “Okay out of the three people I have counted, one of us might have a good day,”…

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Political Perspectives: Gun control

By Clackamas Print / February 27, 2018

Topic: Gun Control Over the last decade, one of the most contentious topics in the political world has been gun control. Although gun laws have largely remained stagnant at the federal level since the expiration of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 2004. Despite this, the debate over the proper handling of guns in the…

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Is Thomas Jefferson a trusted name to brand on a school building?

By Ian Van Orden / February 21, 2018

News Editor Ian Von Orden argues against the notion of changing the name for the Thomas Jefferson High School simply because he was a slave owner. His reason? Context and nuance.

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A dynasty was born

By Jacob Thompson / February 13, 2018

By Jacob Thompson Sports editor Most NFL fans were less than impressed to see the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl again. I was not one of those fans, I was thrilled to see New England back in the big game. No, I am not a Patriots fan; I’m a Cheesehead (Green Bay Packers…

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Paradoxical: Ethical Journalism

By Autumn Berend / January 30, 2018

By Autumn Berend Editor-in-chief Is ethical journalism dying? The answer may not surprise you, but the reason might. Journalism is considered to be the first draft of history, marking down events that take place and recording them in archives. Because of journalism, we know what’s happening in Syria during the Civil War, what happens within…

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Political perspectives: DACA

By Clackamas Print / January 24, 2018

This is the first installment of a political column that will present contrasting political views of both liberal and conservative views to shed light on both side’s opinions. One of the major hot topic issues this year has been immigration. It was one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent issues during his election campaign, and…

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