Blake Swan

College violates law

By Blake Swan / March 14, 2017

  By Blake Swan Clackamas Community College is currently under investigation by Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality for hazardous waste disposal. DEQ would not elaborate on the investigation, saying the matter is ongoing. But the college was required to fix a second matter: letting trash seep out of old dumpsters behind the community center and…

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Library of Congress lends more than books

By Blake Swan / November 2, 2016

By Blake Swan When some people go to Washington, D.C. they go to see the Capitol building, housing our legislative branch of government; or to the National Archives to see the founding documents of our democracy. Instead I went to the library. It wasn’t just any library, it was the Library of Congress, our de…

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Winter term play tells of a shocking, suspenseful Oregon History

By Blake Swan / March 7, 2016

‘The Shadow Testament tells the story of the ‘Holy Rollers,’ a cult from Corvallis

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College receives Microsoft grant

By Blake Swan / December 4, 2015

Carnegie Mellon. Dartmouth College. Virginia Tech, UC Berkeley and Clackamas Community College. One of these doesn’t belong. Still, CCC has entered the upper echelon of American technology research along with these four schools, all recipients of the Microsoft HoloLens Grant. Each grant includes $100,000, two of Microsoft’s augmented reality devices (the HoloLens) and the Microsoft…

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‘Brooklyn’ stirs up emotions

By Blake Swan / November 4, 2015

Historical fiction film paints picture of Irish immigrants “Brooklyn,” directed by John Crowley and based on a book of the same name by Colm TĂłibĂ­n, is a film full of dramatic twists and turns, sprinkled with mild use of humor. The story follows a young Irish immigrant named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) through her first few years in America. Eilis leaves the comfort of her…

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Trio breathes new life into cafeteria

By Blake Swan / September 29, 2015

In the past food from the Cougar CafĂ© was like the fare of many other school cafeterias: students complained about it. In 2014, Clackamas Community College surveyed staff and students, who asked for better food on campus. Now due to a change in food service providers the Cougar CafĂ© has been revived. Over the summer…

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