Summer Barraza

Destitute Destinations: Oregon State Hospital and Museum

By Summer Barraza / February 8, 2019

  The Destitute Diva is back again, but this time I’m travelling to unique and fun destinations in Oregon for cheap. Welcome to the first installment of Destitute Destinations, a series based on the advice column I started in fall 2018, where I gave advice on how to survive and succeed as a low-income college…

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Destitute Diaries: Clothing

By Summer Barraza / November 27, 2018

Last week  in Destitute Diaries, we discussed how to prepare an inexpensive Thanksgiving feast as a college student who is low-income. This week, it’s how to afford inexpensive clothing. We can’t just go to college naked, but the goal in the end after graduating is to be able to sit naked on a cold surface…

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Destitute Diaries: Thanksgiving Edition

By Summer Barraza / November 20, 2018

Previously, on the Destitute Diaries, we discussed transportation and how to save money getting to where you need to be. This week, it’s the holidays y’all, and what better way to showcase to your family that you’re good on your own by hosting your very own poor college student Thanksgiving (courtesy of Destitute Diaries of…

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Destitute Diaries: Transportation

By Summer Barraza / November 13, 2018

Last week we talked about eating on a budget as a low income human being. Now that your belly is full from last week, you got to get to work or school. Transportation is a bit harder to save money on. If you have a bike or skateboard then you’re good. This advice is for…

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Sexual assault: not just women

By Summer Barraza / April 17, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM,) a time to acknowledge and support all survivors of sexual violence. Events are scheduled all month on campus to promote SAAM and get students involved in the discussion of helping those in need; no matter who you are, these events are designed to be inclusive for all students.…

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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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Self-care at the healthy living fair | VIDEO

By Summer Barraza / February 14, 2018

By Summer Barraza Multimedia editor Nothing is more important to community than health. On Feb.12, Clackamas Community College hosted more than 30 vendors in the Bill Brod Community Center for its annual Healthy Living Fair. Michelle Baker, the student life and leadership coordinator said the fair is more than just a career exhibition. Rather, it’s…

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Get Jazzed for Jazz Immersion Day | VIDEO

By Summer Barraza / February 9, 2018

By Summer Barraza Multimedia editor Students from Clackamas Community College and high schools around the area participated in the Jazz vocal Immersion Day on Feb. 3 to exercise their vocal chords in a different type of music. This is the first time CCC has ever hosted this Immersion Day where young adults from all over…

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Campus brings human trafficking awareness | VIDEO

By Summer Barraza / January 30, 2018

By Summer Barraza Multimedia Editor The Portland Metro area has had a sordid history of human trafficking most notably the Shanghai Tunnels in Chinatown. To add, there are approximately 27,000 documented homeless youth in the area that could potentially be exposed to sex trafficking and abuse, but also a nebulous amount of undocumented homeless youth…

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Artists’ insight on “Lessons from the Dark” | VIDEO

By Summer Barraza / January 23, 2018

By Summer Barraza Multimedia Editor Sex kittens and vixens are on display in the Alexander Gallery. Southern Californian artist and educator, Leslie Nemour, visited Clackamas Community College on Jan. 17 for an artist’s reception on her series “Lessons From the Dark.” “Lessons From the Dark” features oil paintings on projector screen canvases of women she watched…

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