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Former Clackamas Community College students discuss their transfer to University of Oregon during the pandemic

By Lexis Shull / November 11, 2020

COVID confusion adds to the new campus transition By Zach Whitley When I had planned to attend the University of Oregon for fall 2020, I had no idea that I’d be moving amidst a pandemic, or having entirely online classes. I had paid my last month of rent, and I had already put my deposit…

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Really Feckin’ Good – The Cripple of Inishmaan opens at CCC

By Zachary Whitley / March 3, 2020

Before we start, yes, there are Irish accents. The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh is the latest production being put on by the Clackamas Community College  theater department. It features a small, diverse cast filled with CCC students and community members. Directed by James Eikrem, the play  takes place in Inishmaan, Ireland, a 200-person…

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Clackamas social work instructor shares her story

By Clackamas Print / February 18, 2020

By Zach Whitley Yvonne Smith is a human services and gerontology instructor at Clackamas Community College.  She has been here for 19 years and has a master’s in social work, bachelor’s in psychology, along with a minor in women’s studies from the University of Oregon. She also serves on the Executive Council for AARP. TCP:…

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‘Knives Out’ stabs its way into theaters

By Clackamas Print / December 3, 2019

Story by: Zachary Whitley As with every great murder mystery or whodunnit, just as you think you know how it will end, you end up surprised. Directed by Rian Johnson, “Knives Out” is a classic who-killed-who; heavily inspired by Agatha Christie novels, this movie is brimming with extremely clever writing with the added touch of…

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Ridiculous Runtime? Movies are becoming longer.

By Clackamas Print / November 5, 2019

Story by Zach Whitley Have movies gotten too long? If you have seen any movie in the past 12 months, you might have noticed the trend of creating longer movies, specifically ones that have a watch time of nearly three hours. “Avengers: Endgame,” “It: Chapter Two” and “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” all run…

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Zachary Whitley / October 30, 2019

Story by Zach Whitley I had three thoughts running through my head when I arrived at Clinton Street Theater to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday night. Why is there a line wrapped around the block for an 11:30 p.m showing? What’s so special about this movie? Why do people like it? I…

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Staff trading cards

By Clackamas Print / October 23, 2019

By Zach Whitley With three campuses and over 900 employees, Clackamas Community College is an especially large community college. As a fun, easy way to get to know their employees better, the college has distributed “staff trading cards.” Staff between all campuses have engaged in this project to collect interesting details and provide a chance…

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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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Democrats running for president in 2020

By Clackamas Print / May 7, 2019

By Zach Whitley As of April 25, 22 candidates are running for president in the 2020 election, with 20 being Democrats, and two being Republicans. For the sake of this analysis, President Donald Trump will be excluded because most are already familiar with his policies and problems. The top 10 candidates have been chosen and…

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