Maddy Kays

Hunt for new board member is over

By Maddy Kays / March 3, 2015

On Jan. 14, Dave Hunt was sworn in as the newest member of Clackamas Community College’s Board of Education. For those of you who don’t know what a board of education is or what it does, here’s the lowdown. A board of education oversees school policies and budgets. They also work directly with the president…

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Portland International Film Festival shows film from all around

By Maddy Kays / February 10, 2015

“The World, Abridged” is this year’s tagline for the Portland International Film Festival, or PIFF, back for the 38th year. PIFF is held by the Northwest Film Center and takes place from Feb. 5 through 21. Over the course of these two and a half weeks, 97 full length films and 60 short films will…

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Welding instructor receives shock

By Maddy Kays / February 4, 2015

W elding instructor Sue Caldera was shocked on campus on Jan. 20, from faulty equipment in a campus classroom. Campus officials would not provide details on the incident. “On Jan. 20, a welding teacher received a non-threatening shock while operating a hand held plasma cutter,” said Janet Paulson, spokeswoman for the college. “Since then the plasma…

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Through the woods

By Maddy Kays / February 3, 2015

I am an asthmatic, and it would really benefit me to remember that when I agree to participate in physical activity with other people. Of course this didn’t occur to me when I agreed to go hiking in the Columbia River Gorge with some friends on Sunday, Jan. 25. If you, like me, do not…

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You shall not PASS

By Maddy Kays / January 27, 2015

STORY BY MADDY KAYS In the past year, two teachers at Clackamas Community College have launched Placement Advising for Student Success, or PASS. This program, unique to CCC, is focused on helping to improve placement of students into their early writing and math classes at CCC. David Mount from the English department and Carrie Kyser…

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Planning for bond money use begins

By Maddy Kays / January 20, 2015

On Nov. 5 2014, Clackamas county voted yes for a $90 million bond that will  finance updates many are left wondering: what exactly is going to be done with that large sum of money? The Clackamas Print sat down with Dean of Campus Services, Bob Cochran, to get more information on the school’s next steps.  The Clackamas Print: What…

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College trains for taking down shooters

By Maddy Kays / November 19, 2014

Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, 88 school shootings have shook the country, according to everytown.org. Around the country, parents send their children to school with the fear that they won’t return. Schools enforce new safety regulations, some going as far as to install metal detectors. Faculty and sta are being trained on…

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Swinging around Stumptown

By Maddy Kays / November 19, 2014

A drum marks the start of Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” as dancers partner up and take to the  oor. When the brass section jumps in the dancers take  flight and, to a bystander, their feet never touch the ground.  e guys are swinging and the girls are spinning, feet are tapping on the sidelines. It’s a scene…

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