Kobe Bryant was respected and made an impact in Portland

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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A look back at CCC Football

Physical education instructor Paul Fiskum sits in his office on the back side of the weight room and glances out to a field about 100 yards away from his window. Nowadays the field hosts track and field practices, but 48 years ago it was home to Clackamas Community College’s football program. Good or bad, football…

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Women’s basketball wins first two games of the season

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball picked up two big wins to open their 2019-20 campaign. On Wednesday the team knocked off Pacific University’s junior varsity team 101-55 and Friday they fought tooth and nail, outlasting Walla Walla Community College 66-61. The Cougars came out strong and quickly took a 9-2 lead a little over two…

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Mens basketball ready to tip-off

The jamborees are over and the first official game is right around the corner for Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team. Clackamas returns three starters from last season’s squad in sophomore point guard Robert Ford, wing Clay Sullivan and post Matt O’Brien, and the coaching staff is excited about the balance of incoming freshmen and…

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Rants From The Cheap Seats

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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Wrestlers prepare for first official match

Clackamas Community College’s wrestling team is coming off the program’s third National Championship. The Cougars dominated the competition in the 2019 finale, scoring a NJCAA team record, 176.5 points. Returning four All-Americans and two other National Championship qualifiers, Clackamas is excited for the upcoming season, but trying to take it one day at a time.…

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Jacob Thompson’s top 5 NBA predictions

1. Houston Rockets After back-to-back great regular seasons, the Rockets were once again knocked out of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors. The failures added to an already souring relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden and led to Paul being traded for Russell Westbrook. The reunion of Harden and Westbrook should be the…

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Sound & Fury Review

In Sturgill Simpson’s first three albums, he reincarnated a style of country music that seemed long gone. With an acoustic guitar in hand and a slide guitar in the band, Simpson sounded like Waylon Jennings — a refreshing change from the pop-country that has taken over the airwaves of most major country radio stations. Modern…

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Letter from the new Chief

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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Athletes face depression and anxiety

Freshman volleyball player Madison Landwehr was a standout on the court for Astoria High School. When it came to choosing a college to continue her education and her volleyball career she chose Clackamas Community College, following in her brother’s footsteps. When she arrived on campus she realized the competition for playing time would be much…

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