Amber Fairbanks

Make-outs and break-ups: dating on campus

By Amber Fairbanks / June 3, 2015

OPINION: It’s hard to meet someone in any other setting besides on campus when you’re a full time student and you spend the majority of your time in class or buried beneath a pile a homework. But what about having a significant other on campus with you or even having a class with them? You…

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Nature writing students take it outside in class camping trip

By Amber Fairbanks / May 27, 2015

Clackamas has a lot of classes that offer a variety of different things. But a writing class that has a mandatory camping trip? Yep. Nature Writing 268-01 has a mandatory three-night camping trip at Silver Falls State Park. At first, I was not very excited. A camping trip with my instructor and people I barely…

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Protect yourself on college campuses

By Amber Fairbanks / April 29, 2015

WARNING: This column is about rape and sexual assault. There have been a lot of reports in the news about sexual assault and rape on campuses all over the country recently. As a result, students have been kicked out of universities and have lost scholarships over it. It makes me wonder, how many cases go…

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To sleep or to walk … the morning after

By Amber Fairbanks / April 14, 2015

One night stands. Many college students have had one, thanks to hormones and Tinder. Most likely it will not be the last one you have in your life. Spring break is the biggest party week of the year. You may have had a one night stand (or multiple, no judgments) during that time. The morning…

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Pinchin’ pennies with student discounts

By Amber Fairbanks / February 24, 2015

Being a college student is tough, especially financially. From buying ridiculously expensive books that you barely use to eating ramen for dinner every night due to sky-rocketing tuition, we could use a helping hand every now and then. Lucky for us, many places understand the college life struggle. I asked Portland Community College student Daphne…

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‘Jenny from the Block’ gets stalked by The Boy Next Door

By Amber Fairbanks / January 27, 2015

Jennifer Lopez made her way onto the big screen once again in the movie “The Boy Next Door” directed by Rob Cohen and written by Barbara Curry. She shouldn’t have. Lopez plays the character of Claire Petersen, a high school English teacher who is in the process of filing for divorce with her cheating husband;…

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Vegetarians balk (bok bok) at eating turkey

By Amber Fairbanks / December 5, 2014

Being a vegetarian is hard, especially during the holidays. With everyone having a turkey on their table on  Thanksgiving, or ham on Christmas or maybe another turkey (the turkeys just can’t win, can they?), there are dead animals on plates everywhere. What is a vegetarian/vegan to eat while everyone else is gobbling (get it? gobbling) down their food? During…

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Enter at your own risk

By Amber Fairbanks / October 22, 2014

It’s October once again! Time to carve pumpkins, eat too much candy and get the you-know-what scared out of you! If you’re looking for a Halloween attraction that will have you sleeping with the lights on for a week, The Print has you covered. Last week, I recruited some friends and we checked out two…

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