Kristen Wohlers

Guitar project amplifies students

By Kristen Wohlers / June 6, 2017

Story and photo by Kristen Wohlers Have you noticed the influx of guitars hanging from walls around campus? Clackamas Community College counselor Casey Sims is the man behind what he’s calling “The Campus Guitar Project.” Sims has scattered at least 14 guitars, equipped with picks and tuners, around the college campuses, including in the Community…

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Records show college instructor Andy Mingo resigned after accused of falsifying student records

By Clackamas Print / May 23, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers and Elizabeth Kessel Clackamas Community College last year investigated one of its most high-profile instructors for falsifying student records, according to documents provided to The Clackamas Print. Andy Mingo, who won the prestigious 2015 Governor’s Award for Innovation, resigned in the wake of the investigation into the offense, which could have been…

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Now streaming: Shetland

By Kristen Wohlers / May 23, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers Say it like this: “Shut- lun,” with emphasis on the “Shut,” and you can’t annunciate the “t” too much. This BBC murder mystery series, available on Netflix, is set in the picturesque Shetland isles of Scotland, and half the fun of watching it is hearing the Scottish accents. On that note, it…

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College literary journal celebrates 20 years

By Kristen Wohlers / May 2, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers The cover design. The texture. The author. The smell of the pages. Those are the things that make me pick up a book. But it’s the words inside that determine if I devour it all the way through. The latest Clackamas Literary Review was a front to backer. CLR is a literary…

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By Alexis Wagar / May 2, 2017

THE CLACKAMAS PRINT BRINGS HOME 17 AWARDS FROM THE 2017 ANNUAL COLLEGIATE DAY By Alexis Wagar Bright and early on a Friday morning, the staff members of “The Clackamas Print” made the journey down to Linn-Benton Community College for the Oregon Newspaper Foundation Collegiate Day, where we won 17 awards. Registration began at 8:30 a.m.…

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Cost of tuition on the rise

By Kristen Wohlers / March 14, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers It’s official. Tuition is going up for the next school year, and it doesn’t stop there. It will likely continue its climb over the next five years. The Clackamas Community College Board of Education voted unanimously to increase tuition at its March 8 meeting. Tuition will go up by $3 per credit…

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English instructor uses nom de plume to pen risqué novels

By Kristen Wohlers / March 14, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers Dr. Seuss, Currer Bell and David Holly. What do these have in common? They’re all pen names, and they belong to authors Theodor Seuss Geisel, Charlotte Brontë and Clackamas English instructor Paul Crumrine, respectively. Authors use pseudonyms for different reasons, like to conceal identity or gender, or as a type of branding.…

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Elevator access limited temporarily

By Kristen Wohlers / March 7, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers At Clackamas Community College, April showers bring May changes in elevator powers. Starting in the spring, the college will begin elevator renovations in Randall, McLoughlin and Barlow halls. “The renovations in Randall will start first as early as mid-May,” said Public Information Officer Lori Hall in an email. “Then Barlow and McLoughlin…

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It’s good to see in color

By Kristen Wohlers / February 28, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers Which box would you check? Why? You might say it’s based on your ethnic background or the color of your skin. But for those of us who check the box marked “white,” I wonder if, subconsciously, it feels like the best answer. This section, asking people to indicate their race, is commonplace…

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10 ways to reduce stress

By Kristen Wohlers / February 14, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers Because of work, school, traffic and other worries, you may be feeling stressed. Add midterms to that pile of stressors, and you might fall over. Here are 10 ways to narrowly avoid the falling part. Get out the colored pencils Or markers, crayons, pastels? Coloring and drawing aren’t just for kids. Calle…

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