Q&A

College employee works to get students government benefits

By Connor McCoy / April 28, 2022

The Clackamas Print sat down with Helen Paz, the benefits navigator at Clackamas Community College, to talk about the benefits students can get if they need some help. The Clackamas Print: When did you first come to CCC? Helen Paz: As an employee? I didn’t go to school here, unfortunately. I started at CCC in…

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Handy campus safety tool is all the rave

By Ethan Rogers / April 28, 2022

We’ve just spent the last two years huddling indoors behind masks, illuminated only by the soft glow of computer screens and handheld devices – and we’re finally free. Free to throw off the masks and run free, free as the wind blows, free as the grass grows. The last thing on our mind right now…

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Department Chair of Music Lars Campbell Q&A

By Samantha Matson / February 13, 2022

Lars Campbell is the department chair for the music department at Clackamas Community College. In addition to working at CCC, he is also co-founder of the Portland Jazz Orchestra and regularly performs with the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon ballet theater orchestras. Having a background in jazz and classical music with a specialty for trombone,…

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Wildland fire instructor says hiring in the industry is on fire

By Ethan Rogers / February 13, 2022

The only fires most people think about during the winter months usually involve cuddling, a good book, maybe a mug of hot cocoa. But for Jeff Ennenga, lead faculty of the Wildland Fire Science programs at Clackamas Community College, fire is a year round thought. The Clackamas Print sat down with Ennenga to talk about…

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Officer Pete Kandratieff on duty: An interview with CCC’s College Safety Manager

By Quinton Paul / November 3, 2021

Security officer Pete Kandratieff works on the Oregon City campus and is charged with the responsibility of keeping the grounds safe. His other duties involve a multitude of activities. I spoke with Officer Pete to find out more about his daily routine. The Clackamas Print: What are some regular duties you perform on campus? Pete…

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From job transition to new safety developments, Tom Sonoff shares all

By Katie Skibba / May 19, 2021

Have you been curious what a college campus security office has been up to since the crowds at Clackamas Community College have been lower than ever? The Clackamas Print had the chance to catch up with the college’s head of security, Tom Sonoff, to find out how things have changed for him and what we…

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Interview with Peace Corps recruiter Mychal Castro

By Joseph Lohmolder / May 12, 2021

The Clackamas Print had the pleasure of meeting with Mychal Castro, a Peace Corps recruiter, over Zoom. Castro shared general information about the Peace Corps as well as his own unique experiences, serving in Costa Rica, participating in a pride event there, as well as his process of joining the organization.    The Clackamas Print How…

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Cougar athletic director discusses plan for sports in the near future

By Riley Buerk / March 1, 2021

Jim Martineau is in his 18th year as the women’s basketball coach at Clackamas Community College. He is the athletic director at Clackamas. In a year unlike any other, he has done his best to manage all sports and keep everyone as safe as possible.  The Clackamas Print: Have winter sports been practicing, or meeting…

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Farmers Markets have been impacted by the pandemic

By Lexie Cardens / December 22, 2020

We spoke with Joyce Hanes and Greg Valdivia at Northwest Organic Farms in Ridgefield, Washington about how the pandemic had impacted their sales and this was their response: The Clackamas Print: Has the pandemic impacted your income and your sales? Joyce Hanes: Yeah, and during the pandemic it was not as nice as it could’ve…

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A nurse’s perspective on dealing with COVID-19

By Brianna Hall / December 4, 2020

Inna Karpenko is a nurse at Miramont Pointe, a retirement home. We talked with her over the phone to see what it’s like being a nurse with COVID going on. The Clackamas Print: To start, how long have you been a nurse? Inna Karpenko: A year and a month. TCP: What types of things have…

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