opinion

Cafeteria Conundrum

By Clackamas Print / October 21, 2019

By Zach Whitley Picture this: it’s 8 a.m. on campus and the vending machines are nearly empty. To most people, this may not seem like such a big deal, but as someone with dietary restrictions and dealing with a lack of food on campus, I couldn’t find any food on campus that met my dietary…

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Letter from the new Chief

By Jacob Thompson / October 1, 2019

Welcome back to another year at Clackamas Community College. My time on this campus is coming to an end, but I wanted to take the opportunity to pass on the most important thing I learned in my six years here. When I first stepped foot on Clackamas’ Oregon City campus, I was 18 years old.…

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Rants from the cheap seats

By Jacob Thompson / April 17, 2019

I can handle Clackamas Community College’s struggling baseball team. I can live with the fact that — mathematically at this point — the Cougars are on pace to win a meek six games this season. I can handle the fact that the team ranks 22 in HR, 23 in batting average and leads the league…

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Are you ‘complicit with evil?’

By Ian Van Orden / October 30, 2018

  Fake News. Nazis. Fascists. Are you complicit with evil? Though extreme political rhetoric has existed since the earliest days of our country, it’s hard to deny that we live in an extremely polarized climate today. The last decade has seen a shift towards extreme tribalism, with citizens and voters being pulled to one side…

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Should transgender people be allowed to enlist?

By Autumn Berend / May 8, 2018

The Angry Tranny is a new column by Autumn Berend that explores ideas and concepts about the transgender community and transgenderism itself, answering questions and critiquing concepts. As contentious as this is, people on both sides have their unadulterated opinions, void of any nuance. On one side of the aisle we have the notion that…

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Awareness on male sexual assault

By Summer Barraza / March 6, 2018

Story by Summer Barraza Multimedia Editor Often, when I read fractional statistics like, “one in three people will have a great day today,” I look up and begin to count the people around me and I think to myself, “Okay out of the three people I have counted, one of us might have a good day,”…

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Political Perspectives: Gun control

By Clackamas Print / February 27, 2018

Topic: Gun Control Over the last decade, one of the most contentious topics in the political world has been gun control. Although gun laws have largely remained stagnant at the federal level since the expiration of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 2004. Despite this, the debate over the proper handling of guns in the…

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Is Thomas Jefferson a trusted name to brand on a school building?

By Ian Van Orden / February 21, 2018

News Editor Ian Von Orden argues against the notion of changing the name for the Thomas Jefferson High School simply because he was a slave owner. His reason? Context and nuance.

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A dynasty was born

By Jacob Thompson / February 13, 2018

By Jacob Thompson Sports editor Most NFL fans were less than impressed to see the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl again. I was not one of those fans, I was thrilled to see New England back in the big game. No, I am not a Patriots fan; I’m a Cheesehead (Green Bay Packers…

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Political Perspectives: Democratic Socialism

By Clackamas Print / February 9, 2018

TOPIC: DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM This is the second installment of a political column that will present contrasting political views of both liberal and conservative views to shed light on both side’s opinions In recent years, a movement has arisen among the Democratic party pushing for more aspects of socialism to be integrated into our government and…

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