Laura Southers

Wellness month closes with Dodgeball

By Laura Southers / June 5, 2024

By Laura Southers Staff Writer The Dodgeball Tournament held on May 30 was the final offering of Wellness Month at Clackamas Community College. Kirby Gleason, Academic Advisor at CCC and announcer for the Seattle Seahawks, introduced the starting line-ups for the tournament’s six teams of six players. One team was made up of Associated Student…

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Print wins big at awards ceremony

By Laura Southers / June 4, 2024

By Laura Southers Staff Writer The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College’s student media organization, won 11 awards at this year’s Oregon Collegiate Newspaper Awards held in Lebanon on April 19. Gabriel Lucich, the Print’s Managing Editor, won first place in the feature photo category for his photo of counselor Casey Sims with donated guitars. Ethan…

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Brain Injury survivor Laura Southers in from of Clackamas Community College's Rook hall. She is confidently striding towards her destination.

A Traumatic Brain Injury survivor’s letter of gratitude

By Laura Southers / May 28, 2024

By Laura Southers Staff Writer   It was early morning.  I was en route to Neskowin for an employee meeting at work, 42 miles from my home in Tillamook. The last thing I remember is cursing myself for taking too long picking out doughnuts for the staff. The next thing I remember is having my…

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A photo of the Oregon City Farmers Market. A person is talking to an individual heading a stall. There are several items for sale on the red table in front of the seller, and more produce is visible from behind them. The stall is titled "Sourdough Breads & Pocaccias."

Oregon City Farmers Market expands hours

By Laura Southers / May 20, 2024

By Laura Southers Staff Writer   The Oregon City Farmers Market, held in the Green Lot at Clackamas Community College since early November, has expanded their hours for the Summer Market. Held every other week during the Winter, the Summer Market is held every Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Farm fresh produce, plant…

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Freeplay pinball machines arrive on campus

By Laura Southers / February 28, 2024

            By Laura Southers Have you played one of the new pinball machines inside the Cougar Café’s dining room? If so, and you enjoyed it as much as countless students, you might thank Casey Sims,  a certified rehabilitation counselor and the Counseling Department chair at CCC.  Sims brought freeplay pinball…

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Balloon artist opens “joy” store

By Laura Southers / May 29, 2022

“Pop-Up Immersive Art Installation” is what the front window says as you approach 825 SW 5th Ave. in Portland. This is a very succinct definition for a space filled with balloon installations encouraging the visitor to immerse themselves into the balloon world created by Kameron Messmer, founder of the Joy Store. Upon entering, there is…

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Braided River exhibit provokes nerves

By Laura Southers / May 6, 2022

I enjoyed visiting the Alexander Art Gallery for the escape it provided from everyday life and for the relaxation provided to my overworked, overly scholastic, eyeballs. This was not possible at the gallery’s last exhibit, “Braided River: Lower Willamette Speaks,” which closed on April 29. It was more of a political manifesto than an artistic…

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