Protests against police brutality rage on

  (Featured photo by Jonathan Villagomez) On May 25, 9:25 p.m. civilian George Floyd would be pronounced dead at Hennepin County Hospital in Minneapolis after having his neck knelt on for nearly nine minutes by a police officer in broad daylight. Floyd is just one of countless victims of police brutality; while many cases have…

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Compose Writing Conference goes digital

      Clackamas Community College, a campus previously teeming with life and happenings, has met a stretch of desolation on campus. With events being cancelled left and right the idea of hosting a workshop with twelve talented writers, illustrators and filmmakers seems out of the question. This was not the case for this year’s…

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Covid-19 continues to uproot normal life

  COVID-19, commonly referred to as “the coronavirus” has decimated the world’s health and economy in a matter of months, putting more Americans out of work in three weeks than the great recession did in two years. Millions of people are left with an unfair financial disadvantage. Rent, food, tuition — all of these expenses…

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Blood, Sweat and Brain Trauma

“Maybe the point is to say, ‘Okay well you’ve had these many injuries to your brain: you’re done. You can’t do it anymore.’ At what point is that?” said Keoni McHone, head track coach and physical education instructor at Clackamas Community College. McHone survived a car crash two years ago and suffered a traumatic brain…

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Drake Bell finds a way to Portland

Jared Drake Bell, American musician and former co-star of the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh,” performed at the Bit House Saloon on February 6 to a 21+ audience of roughly 50 people. Tickets were a slick $20 and in return Bell performed a number of hits that paved the way of his career including “Found…

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Busy beekeepers pollinate college

Humans have been utilizing bees and their resources for thousands of years, with records going as far back as 15,000 years ago. They pollinate not only our flowers but our fruits and vegetables and they’re responsible for  pollinating one-sixth of our flowers worldwide. In a day and age where species are being wiped out left…

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Renowned Chilean guitarist performs for CCC

On January 17 students and faculty were visited by international concert guitarist Francisco Salazar, thanks to David Tutmark and the Oregon Guitar Society. Focusing primarily on traditional Chilean guitar, Salazar showcased skills to a small and inviting audience in Niemeyer’s Music Room.  The Portland Guitar Society is a non-profit organization that meets monthly in Portland…

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Famed musician holds clinic at CCC

A jazz clinic was held in Niemeyers’ Leroy Anderson Room by Ken Peplowski on November 18; the clinic was free for all and featured several performances as well as a Q&A session afterwards. Peplowski is a renowned clarinet and saxophone player with decades of experience in the world of music; headlining at famous venues such…

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Teatro Milagro puts on ‘Judge Torres’ at CCC

  Clackamas Community College was visited by Teatro Milagro on November 6 in Gregory Forum to present “Judge Torres,” the true story of a young immigrant girl from El Salvador who crossed the U.S. border at the age of nine and persevered through countless hardships to eventually climb the judicial ranks, earning the title of…

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The Act takes Vancouver

    As the weather dropped to a chilling 43 degrees and the lights of downtown came to life, friends, family and students gathered in the Brickhouse Bar & Grill in Vancouver, on November 6 for the release show of The Act. They’re a four person band comprised of talented jazz musicians as well as…

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