Cassidy Scott

Prepare for school changes

By Cassidy Scott / June 3, 2015

Clackamas Community College students can expect seven changes come this summer. These changes are most likely being implemented as a way to increase student success. This is to be expected, as the college is going to be judged more and more from the state on student performance as it relates to money funded from the…

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New Cougar cafeteria being dished out

By Cassidy Scott / June 3, 2015

Coming this fall, the Clackamas Community College Cougar Café is expected to look a lot different. With the recent hiring of Trio Hospitality, a food services company from Oregon City, the college is looking to make some changes. The company that currently holds a food services contract with CCC is Brosis Management, which since 2012…

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Heald students kicked out

By Cassidy Scott / May 20, 2015

Although Corinthian Colleges LLC had been struggling for months, students of 150-year-old Heald College were not prepared for Corinthian to pull the plug, especially so close to the end of the school year. According to a press statement from Corinthian Colleges, Inc., dated April 26, Corinthian was unable to sell Heald, like it had for…

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Power outage leaves students in the dark

By Cassidy Scott / May 18, 2015

Updated Tuesday, May 19: At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, power across campus went out. Students sat in the dark for roughly an hour before Portland General Electric workers on scene were able to return light to campus. According to Steve Corson, who works for PGE’s media relations department, the brown-out was a…

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Environmental center granted makeover

By Cassidy Scott / May 13, 2015

Since Clackamas Community College took over the Environmental Learning Center in 1996, there have been many pushes to figure out a way to utilize it on campus. With a grant approved by Metro in 2014, the college is beginning to tackle the preliminary steps to revamp the space. The project, whose concept design was approved…

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Writers inspire others to compose

By Cassidy Scott / May 6, 2015

Clackamas Community College had the honor on May 2 to host the fifth annual writer’s workshop “Compose.” This year’s theme was “Storytelling Now.” Roughly 21 guest speakers travelled to speak at the event, from teachers at CCC like Kate Gray, Jaime Wood and Susan Pesznecker to Rafael Alvarez from Baltimore, Maryland. Although there were many…

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CCC all in on new director

By Cassidy Scott / April 22, 2015

From Las Vegas to Oregon City, Bobby Smith finds his new home as Director of Campus Safety After six months of searching, one failed search and four final candidates, Bobby Smith has been hired as the new Director of Campus Safety. The process to hire Smith was “extensive,” Bob Cochran, Director of Campus Services, explained. After…

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Tuition grows, wallet shrinks

By Cassidy Scott / April 15, 2015

Although the $90 million bond was passed earlier this school year, Clackamas Community College must still make tough decisions where funding is involved. The money received from the bond cannot be used for operational projects for the college. As CCC Board member Greg Chaimov puts it, “The bond is to build things, tuition is to…

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CCC board votes for tuition increase

By Cassidy Scott / March 19, 2015

During the Clackamas Community College Board meeting last Wednesday, March 11, a vote was on the table to increase tuition for the 2015-16 school year by $3 per credit. This vote was “actively discussed” during the previous month’s Board meeting according to Amanda Coffey, English faculty member in an email to fellow CCC faculty. After…

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Laramie Project brings emotion to stage

By Cassidy Scott / March 4, 2015

My initial feeling when entering the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College was one of awkwardness. The Laramie Project, a play based on the 1998 murder of homosexual college student Matthew Shepard, brings a darker and more mature theme to the CCC theatre department. Coming to see the winter production of The Laramie Project, a…

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