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Exhibit features peace by ERIN CAREY news & culture editor

Photos by Liz Gomes

Peace Corps volunteers are known for their ability to drastically change lives in parts of the world that need it the most. Their hard work is tireless and expansive — talk to any volunteer and they can tell you stories of places ranging from Somalia, Kenya, Malaysia and China. The importance of their work is reflected in the exhibit brought to Clackamas Community College, now showing in the Alexander Gallery in Niemeyer and also in the Pauling Gallery to celebrate 50 years of service. The man who brought this exhibit to life is science instructor Martin Kaplan. A member of the Peace Corps who served in Somalia, he observed their culture and brought back a bell that the Somali people use to locate their camels. The pieces being put on display in the Pauling Gallery range from the utilities the volunteers used, to objects of art and culture. He hopes that students appreciate the hard work that the Peace Corps has invested. “[I hope students come away with] an appreciation for the cultures of foreign countries [which] are in the development stage,” Kaplan said. “And that you make lifelong friends once you’re in the Peace Corps.” He also invites students to take interest in the Peace Corps once they’ve finished their college education. Information can be found in the exhibit in the Alexander Gallery.

Volleyball brings students together by BLAKE THOMASON associate sports editor Walking around campus, attending class and going from building to building can feel lonely, even amongst the thousands of students at CCC. The Associated Student Government aims to change that through intramural sports. “It’s a great chance to interact,” said ASG president Erick Breton.

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“It allows people to get to know each other, and it’s fun and exciting.” Intramurals happen every term except for summer and are hosted on a weekly basis. Some of the sports put on by ASG include flag football, soccer, basketball, dodgeball and volleyball. see VOLLEYBALL, Page 6

Top:Brianna Heidmann gets ready to spike the ball back at opposing team members Ryan Harmon and Anna Demidovich. Left: Ben Newberger attempts to block a spike sent over by Jessica Portillo while Brianna Heidmann and Joseph Cannon look on.

Portland Trail Blazers return to playoffs by ZAK LASTER ad manager On April 16 the Portland Trail Blazers conclude their regular season schedule against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Moda Center. However, for the first time since the 2010-11 season, the last day of the regular season will not mark the end of basketball for the Blazers. The Blazers clinched a playoff berth on April 6, and while the playoff

opponent won’t be determined until the conclusion of the regular season, the Blazers will be guaranteed at least two home games of playoff basketball. Led by their two All-Stars, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers will look to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000 — when the franchise was one win away from the NBA Finals. The last decade has been a wild ride for Blazers fans. After seeing their team’s streak of con-

secutive playoff appearances end at 21 in 2004, the Blazers missed the playoffs five years in a row. The players on those teams were not very productive basketball players and several were also in trouble with the law. This led to the Blazers having the league’s worst record in 2005-2006, winning only 21 games out of 82 that season. The 2006 offseason is when things began to turn around for the franchise. The team traded for two top-six picks in the draft:

Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge. For the first time in a while, the Blazers had two cornerstone pieces they hoped would lead them back to the playoffs. Roy was named Rookie of the Year. In his second season he was selected to the All-Star team. The 2007 offseason is one that Blazers fans remember most. The team was awarded the first pick in the draft. They used the pick on Greg Oden, a center who most experts thought was the

final piece that would make the Blazers one of the elite young teams in the league. However, Oden’s career with the Blazers was not long. Due to injuries, he would only play in 82 games over a five-year period with the team.

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Letters to the Editor To the Editor, I would like to request a topic for an upcoming article in the school paper – proper use of automatic door openers. Automatic door openers are designed to assist the handicapped, not the lazy. I am sick and tired of watching both students AND teachers use the automatic door

openers when they are physically capable of opening a door themselves. Not only are they capable, but they create a distraction to others. The door openers are very loud and they stay open for a set amount of time, bringing the temperature down in a room or building when it’s cold outside. The combination of these unnecessary actions makes it difficult to study.

I understand that we live in a world of convenience, but this is ridiculous. Is it laziness or just plain ignorance? Thank you. Matt Elyea

Dear Matt, Although there are incidents of laziness where the convenience of an automatic door is abused, there are also some physical impairments that are not visibly discernible. The necessity of the automatic door usage does not preclude the noticeably unin-

A hand in the brand, adding flair to a name by TIM YOUNG associate news editor The year 2016 marks Clackamas Community College’s 50th anniversary and one of the goals of the Board of Education is to bring a new brand to CCC. The college is seeking help from students, faculty, staff and community members in the re-branding effort to better reflect the college. The marketing advisory panel will

develop taglines, logos and school colors. Janet Paulson, spokeswoman for the college, is seeking views and thoughts from as many people as possible and is asking for people who would be interested in participating in the panel. The commitment to the panel would be “minimal” over the course of the next few months for prospective students interested in participating, she explained. The re-branding would help satisfy one

of the Board of Education’s goals for CCC and result in a “new brand promise” for the college, Paulson said. Members of the panel will be expected to participate in a few surveys, conference calls, meetings and a forum on behalf of the effort. “If it helps get our name out more, that’s a good thing,” said Lindsey Stafford, part-time librarian. CCC student Jessie Smith agreed. “If it’s better and brings more people in, I think it’s a good idea,” she said. This is the first new brand

development in more than 25 years and Turtledove Clemens, Portland-based firm, has been hired to lead the brand development. “Turtledove has extensive experience in Clackamas County, including the Oregon Mt. Hood Territory, Timberline Lodge and multiple branding projects for the county,” said Paulson. Interested students should email Janet Paulson ( with their name and contact information.

Any individual can be part of refreshing Clackamas Community College’s public image by participating in the marketing advisory panel. One of the topics that the panel will be involved in deciding is the new logo to replace the one pictured above.

Campus Police Log Monday, Mar. 31 — Sunday, Apr. 13 Date Time 3/31 9:37 p.m. 4/1 12:30 a.m. 6:10 p.m. 4/3 11:20 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:16 p.m. 4/4 11:00 a.m. 1:40 p.m. 4/5 All Day All Day 4/6 11:45 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4/7 11:10 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 3:12 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 8:55 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 4/8 10:00 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 4/9 1:24 a.m. 2:20 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 4/10 12:00 p.m. 4/11 6:07 p.m. 4/12 1:45 p.m. 4/13 9:58 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Incident Assist Other Agency-OSP-traffic crash Suspicious Vehicle-CC Lot Assist Other Agency-Traffic violation-Harmony Criminal Mischief/Theft report-Storage locker/Barlow Lot Found Backpack-to ASG Lost Phone report-Harmony Visitor Parking Lot warnings Suspicious Person-Bus turn around Veterans Event-Gregory Forum Dance Competition-OC Assist Other Agency-Welfare Check-Unable to locate Criminal Mischief-Bus Shelter-unknown suspect at this time Harmony Campus Evacuation Drill Motorist Assist — McLoughlin lot Suspicious Activity — Learning Center Suspicious Activity-area check-Nothing Found Suspicious Persons x 2 — OC loop/Inskeep — asked to leave Staff escort — Harmony Graffiti cleanup — Smuckers / Old art center building Disorderly conduct — Rook — gone upon arrival Staff escort — Harmony Staff escort — Wilsonville Suspicious vehicle — Douglas Loop Medical — EMS responded — Harmony Motorist Assist-Barlow Lot Suspicious Activity / possible drug use in Randall bathroom — gone upon arrival Harmony alarm — all clear — no issue 911 Hang Up — Harmony — misdial Assist other Agency — Trimet — unwanted subject — left area Assist other Agency — Trimet — unwanted subject — left area

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hibited. While we hope that everyone exercises their best judgment in using the accommodations meant for the impaired, the school cannot police every incident. — The Clackamas Print

CORRECTION: In Issue 15, picture credit for the power outage photo belongs to Rodney Osterhoudt.



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EDITORS Patty Salazar Editor-in-Chief Erin Carey News & Culture David Beasley Sports Editor Zak Laster Ad Manager Emily Rask Production Manager Donny Beach Web Editor Denee Shelton Photo Editor Brandon Chorum Design Editor Tim Young Associate News Amber Henie Associate Arts & Culture Blake Thomason Associate Sports Liz Gomes Associate Photo


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Where does Clackamas rankSOMETHING among top paid ABOUT employees?COLLEGE TOP COMMUNITY

$ 192,099

by PATTY SALAZAR editor-in-chief

SALARIES by PATTY SALAZAR editor-in-chief

the college, said Tuesday the Truesdell would not be available for comment by The Print’s Many wouldn’t dare to ask deadline. a person what his or her salary When asked how she felt is, but The Clackamas Print about how much Truesdell did just that. We wanted to see makes, Clackamas student Sam how Clackamas Community Adams said she understands the College’s top paid employees need for high salaries for admincompared with those at three istration but believes there is PATTY SALAZAR editor-in-chief other community by colleges in also a need to be cautious due the area. to lack of funding in education. Using Oregon public record Adams said, “I definitely laws, The Print asked for the think there should be more priTop 10 highest paid employees oritization in education funding at CCC, Chemeketa Community … but there is also the motivaCollege, Portland Community tion for people to do good as College and Linn-Benton administrators.” Community College. Another CCC student, Erin Joanne Truesdell, CCC’s David, said she believes that president, is the third highest educators in general should be paid employee on our list of paid more than they are because 40 people. However, among of the work they do. the four presidents on our list, While top paid employees at Truesdell is the second lowest colleges tend to be administrapaid, earning $819.19 more tors such as presidents, vice than the lowest paid presi- presidents and deans, there dent, Gregory Hamann at Linn- is one school out of the four Benton in Albany. that included six faculty memTruesdell, who has been pres- bers on it’s Top 10 paid list. ident for the past seven years, Chemeketa, which is located in recently earned a $2,122.19 Salem, is the only one with top salary increase, bumping her paid employees who are not all earnings to $171,851.19 a year. administrators. A spokesman CCC’s board of education for the community college said approved the pay raises for the pay is the result of negoTruesdell and other administra- tiations between administrators tors at the March board meeting. and faculty. He declined to comTruesdell did not respond to ment on why Chemeketa’s pay a phone call on Monday. Janet is higher than the three other Paulson, a spokeswoman for colleges.

1. Gregory Hamann - President - $171,032.00 2. Elizabeth Hogeland - Exec. VP for Academic Affairs and Workforce - $142,140.00 3. Bruce Clemetsen - Vice President, Student Services - $118,455.00 4. Dale Stowell - Executive Director, Institutional Advancement - $108,150.00 5. Scott Rolen - Director, Human Resources - $106,055.00 6. Betty Nielsen - Director, Accounting and Budget - $105,040.00 7. Jonathan Paver - Dean, Instruction - $101,970.00 8. Russell Rinker - Manager, Network Systems - $101,097.00 9. John McArdle - Director, Development and Gov’t Relations - $100,394.00 10. Ann Malosh - Dean, Healthcare, e-Learning and Media - $93,977.00

Jeremy Brown PCC President

$ 205,000 $ 171,851

Jeremy Brown PCC President

$ 171,851 $ 160,472

$ 171,032 $ 156,536 Gregory Hamann Linn Benton President Randall McEwan PCC Vice President

$ 156,536 $ 151,834


CCC 1. Joanne Truesdell - President - $171,851.19 2. Jim Huckestein - Vice President College Services -$138,213.30 3. [Vacant Position] - Vice President Instruction 4. Shelly Parini - Dean College Advancement -$123,097.39 5. Scott Giltz - Dean of Technology, Health Occupations and Workforce - $113,886.82 6. Dion Baird - Director Information Technology Division - $111,858.66 7. Steffon Moller - Dean Cirriculum, Planning and Research - $108,270.61 8. Bill Briare - Interim Dean Arts and Sciences - $106,460.78 9. Bob Cochran - Dean Campus Services - $104,564.87 10. Phillip King - Dean of Academic Foundations and Connections - $102,931.36


Joanne Truesdell CCC President

Gregory Hamann Linn Benton President

1. Jeremy Brown - President - $205,000 1. Cheryl Roberts- President- 2. Christine Chairsell -Vice President $192,099.96 for Academic/Student Affairs 2. Patrick Lanning Yamhill President/ $160,472 Chief Academic Officer - 3. Randall McEwan - Vice President - $151,834.50 $156,536.00 3. Julie Huckestein Vice President/ 4. Wing-Kit Chung - Vice President Chief Financial Officer - $148,762.50 for Admistrative Services 4. Andrew J. Frank Faculty - $151,987.00 $134,873.67 5. Linda Gerber - Sylvania Campus 5. Johnny Mack Exec. Dean- President - $149,224.00 -Career Technical Education - TOP 10- Southeast SALARIES AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES 6. Jessica Howard andFOUR OREGON $130,881.16 Extended L Campus President - 6. Karen Edwards Faculty - $144,878.00 $130,197.61 7. Leslie Riester - Associate Vice 7. William Klein Faculty - $129,637.93 President - Technology - $144,430.00 8. Patricia Antoine Faculty - 8. Craig Kolins - Interim Cascade $120,909.97 Campus President - $130,309.00 9. Kristi Newton Faculty - 9. Linda Reisser - Cascade Campus $120,007.37 Dean of Instruction - $130,275.00 10. James Finholt Faculty - 10. Jeff Triplett - Sylvania Campus $119,767.74 Dean of Instruction - $124,658.00


$ 192,099 $ 171,032

Cherly Roberts Chemeketa President



Cherly Roberts Chemeketa President


Randall McEwan PCC Vice President Patrick Lanning Chemeketa Yamhill President/Chief Academic Officer

Joanne Truesdell CCC President Christine Chairsell PCC VP for Academic & Student Affairs

$ 160,472 $ 151,987

Christine Chairsell PCC VP for Academic & Student Affairs Wing-Kit Chung Chemeketa Yamhill President/Chief Academic Officer

$ 151,987 $ 149,224

$ 151,834 $ 148,762

Patrick Lanning Chemeketa Yamhill President/Chief Academic Officer Julie Huckestein Chemeketa Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer

$ 148,762

Julie Huckestein Chemeketa Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer

Wing-Kit Chung Portland Community College PCC VP for Administrative Services Linda Gerber PCC Sylvania Campus President

$ 149,224

Linda Gerber PCC Sylvania Campus President


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PEACE: 50 years of dedication comes to campus

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Liz Gomes

Alexander Gallery is full of panels exhibiting what it takes to be a part of the Peace Corps. The images express what it’s like to land in a foreign country — the culture shock of food, education and what happens when you finally come back to the United States. Bill Briare, the dean of arts and sciences, also played a hand in bringing the exhibit here. With Kaplan’s original vision of the exhibit leading the collaborative effort, Briare helped to steer the committee in the right direction. But the exhibit also connects to something much larger — CCC’s International Week. The start of International Week is April 26, the Peace Corps exhibit’s official opening. Briare sees how well these two events mesh. “The Peace Corps is a way of serving and learning while living in other cultures,” Briare said in an email. “I hope students who may have never heard of the Peace Corps learn about it while enjoying International Week.” He also hopes that students who take an interest in serving

in the Peace Corps understand the difference they can make in many impoverished places around the world. The celebration of 50 years of Peace Corps service has brought many volunteers together to bring this exhibit to light. Ron Myers, who also served in the Peace Corps, was one of those people. Myers serves on the Committee for the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience, whose main objective is to fulfill the third mission of the Peace Corps: to have volunteers share their experiences with other Americans and increase understanding of different cultures. “It’s quite different from the typical tourist,” Myers said. “Tourists have so little time and it’s hard to pick up too much about the culture of the country or the people that you’re visiting.” The exhibit that has been shared with CCC aims to not only connect students with the history of the Peace Corps but expand their knowledge of the world through the eyes of someone who has experienced it first hand.

The exhibit for the Peace Corps is located in Alexander Gallery and portrays large panels of the types of activities that Peace Corps volunteers participated in. The exhibit illustrates everything from the food they ate, the ceremonies they observed and the struggles with coming home to America.

Cinemas get a wintery blast from ‘Captain America’ by BLAKE THOMASON associate sports editor

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 136 min PG-13 Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi The Print says: Must Go!


spring summer movies:


The Amazing Spiderman 2, directed by Marc Webb- May 2 X Men: Days of Future Past, directed by Brian Singer- May 23 Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, directed by Michael Bay- June 27 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Jonathon Liebesman- August 8

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A lot of superhero movies are ridiculous with their action, special effects and predictable plots. That’s why “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” came as a pleasant surprise. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson return to the big screen to star in the second installment of the “Captain America” series and the follow-up to “The Avengers.” Of course, “The Winter Soldier” doesn’t stray too far from popular filmmaking ways. Featuring massive ships, big fights, explosions and attractive women, this is truly an American movie. In some scenes, the only things missing are apple pie and baseball. But these features, coupled with an A-list cast, make for a cinematic experience worth seeing at least once, even for those who aren’t big fans of superheroes. Despite representing what Americans strive for — courage, loyalty, honor and sacrifice — Steve Rogers struggles to fit in with the modern world. It’s not the technology that stumps him, but the morality and standards of society. Good versus bad is no longer black and white for the Captain. “The Winter Soldier” centers on Rogers’ trials and tribulations with the new world and the new way his team works. Deception rules the plot, forcing Rogers to question his trust in his S.H.I.E.L.D. team mates at every turn. With twists and turns around every corner, this movie keeps the audience guessing until the very end. It’s refreshing to see a superhero movie that makes viewers think, rather than just entertain with big budget action. Along the way, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely added surprisingly funny and unforced content to balance the action and drama. Similar to how the writing team behind “The Dark Knight” tackled topical events, issues like drones and spying were subtly tied into “The Winter Soldier” to connect with viewers in a real life sense. In addition, directors Anthony and

Joe Russo went away from the norm and used as little computer generated effects as possible, and it paid off with stunning visuals even in the non-3D version. Stellar performances by the supporting cast top off “The Winter Soldier.” It was no surprise to see Evans portray Captain America so perfectly, but Johannson, Jackson and newcomer Anthony Mackie add another dimension to this movie that separates it from the first “Captain America” and other Marvel movies in general. Go ahead, sit back and watch Rogers’ fight for truth and justice unfold before your eyes, because this is the best superhero movie to come from Marvel Studios. As usual, stay through all the credits for extra scenes.

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Ten things you don’t want to learn the hard way about community college by LIZ GOMES associate photo editor

Denee Shelton

Shelfies: Sue Mach edition by MARISSA NWEREM staff writer

Advisers aren’t just for new students – they can help with strategizing a student’s approach throughout the entire process. They know the rules and requirements to keep students on track, as well as loopholes and alternatives that may save time and money. They also can help with a petition for graduation, which is recommended two terms before degree / certificate completion. Heather Arbuckle, a CCC Academic Advising Specialist encourages students to come in for anything. “What we usually advertise ourselves as is a ‘onestop shop,’ so if you don’t know where to go to ask your question, this is a good place to start,” she said.


Avoid the textbook dilemma.

For whatever reason, purchasing the right textbooks is a complicated process. The required textbooks are not always listed when a student registers, and even if they are the teacher may reclassify them as optional or suggest an older, cheaper edition. The seasoned student’s suggestion would be to wait until the first day of class to purchase, but since some professors actually do assign from the book in the first week, it is best practice to contact the instructor before classes begin to iron out the details. To compensate the costs, the campus book store has a buyback program. According to Larissa Harper, a bookstore cashier, your

Don’t take all easy classes first.

Being a strong student in high school doesn’t matter – waiting longer to take the hard classes makes any student rusty. Also, don’t put off retaking a failed class. It’s far easier to pass the second time around when the information is still fresh. If additional help is needed, there are resources on campus many students find very helpful. For example, The Math Lab (located in Dye Learning Center) offers assistance to students at all levels. Math Lab tutor John Kissner suggested a few ways they can help. “Mostly this is a good place to study, and then if you have questions, ask them,” he said. “If you wanted to specifically study all of something, you’d want to hire a private tutor, which we also do through here.”


Associate of General Studies is risky.

Sometimes it’s hard to immediately know a direction to go past Clackamas Community College, but don’t just start taking classes toward an AGS. AGS Degrees don’t transfer to most four-year institutions, and because there are no restrictions on which classes qualify, many businesses don’t recognize it either. Instead, if undecided about which transfer degree to pursue, take the classes required by each of them until a decision is made.


Don’t drop out

While credits don’t expire, there is a five year expiration date on the “catalog year” from which a degree is based. After those five years are up, the course requirements may change, as well as the amount of cred-

learning new information.”

’Two Year Degree’ is relative.

Many CCC professors are moving toward including online components in their curriculum, if not teaching them exclusively online. If computer skills aren’t a strong suit, there are a number of computer science classes that cover the basics, as well as help and resources available in Dye Learning Center. If confused, check the course descriptions when registering and contact the instructor if said descriptions aren’t clear if a traditionally taught class is preferable.


Taking what’s considered ‘full time’ (12 credits) on a three-term school year schedule will earn 72 credits toward a degree that requires a minimum of 90. If the goal is to get a degree done in two years, there are two options: take more than 12 credits a term (six 16-credit terms earns 96 credits), or take summer classes. Summer classes are often accelerated due to the length of the term, and will keep a student from overloading their schedule. Taking 16 credits a term is more challenging but it keeps the summers free.



The phrase “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” may be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Along with health risks such as heart disease, stroke, depression, obesity and a proneness to accidents, a lack of sleep directly affects how we learn. Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine describes it simply, “Research suggests that sleep helps learning and memory in two distinct ways. First, a sleep-deprived person cannot focus attention optimally and therefore cannot learn efficiently. Second, sleep itself has a role in the consolidation of memory, which is essential for


Classes aren’t always offered every term.

Once a degree or certificate has been decided on, take a look at the catalog and map out the classes only offered during specific terms. Missing a class that was only offered winter term can delay graduation significantly. Advisers and department heads are great resources if a catalog fails to specify.


Online education is happening.






Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a mass application to federal grants, loans, and scholarships and is a must for students who are at all concerned with the growing costs of adult education. Applications for each upcoming academic year open January 1, and the sooner an application is submitted, the better. Some scholarships have deadlines before the school year begins. Some scholarships may require additional information. Depending on age and marital status, parents’ as well as a spouse’s incomes are considered when evaluating a students’ need for aid except in special circumstances.

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its each class is assigned. (For example, in the 2005 catalog year, WR-121, WR-122 and WR-123 were required for the AAOT, and each were three credits. In the 2012 catalog year, WR-121 and either WR-122 or WR-127 are required, and each class is four credits.) If a student takes a break for a few years and later decides to return, they may have to revise their learning plan. Even then, it is worth it to return. Based on a 2012 study by the National Center for Education Statistics, the average salary for people ages 25-34 with a high school diploma was $29,960 while people with an associates earned an average of $35,720.

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The Clackamas Print has launched a great and fun new way to get to know some of the awesome staff here on campus. The “shelfie!” We talk to a member of staff at Clackamas Community College and have them choose two of their favorite books from their office shelf and give us a little background on them and why they love them so much. This week’s pick is CCC’s English Department Chairwoman Susan Mach, a Portland playwright. Sitting comfortably in her upstairs office in Roger Rook, thinking hard, Mach’s frustration shows. “Pick two?!” The Clackamas Print: What’s your favorite book and why? Mach: Hmm. Definitely the poetry of Hazel Hall. It was very influential to me. It changed everything for me. It changed my life and career. She was a woman who lived her life from her imagination, [and] it influenced me to write a play about her. She launched my playwriting career. Print: Who is Hazel Hall? Mach: Hazel Hall [was a] Portland poet. She died in 1928. Print: Are there any others that have been influential to you over your years of teaching? Mach: Yes! Jonathan Millington Synge. The play “Playboy of the Western World” was highly influential. I saw it live. It’s what made me decide to go into theatre. It was an electric moment for me. I also love “August Osage County,” (Tracy Letts) and the reason I love that play is because students love that play. Students really react and respond to it, and I see that it’s been very influential to so many students. Print: So what are you reading right now?

Part time or full time, new student or pending graduate, teenager or baby boomer, a Clackamas Community College student always has an opportunity to learn new tips and tricks to help them achieve success. The following advice may save a typical student time, money, and sanity.

books are worth the most closer to the end or the beginning of a term. “If you do it in the middle of the term when people aren’t even buying books, you probably won’t get any money,” she said.

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A Dash Through the Decade 2000- Eliminated from

Western Conference Finals by Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7

2005/2006-Blazers have worst record in the NBA 2007- Gets Number one pick in NBA Draft; Picks Greg Oden over NBA superstar Kevin Durant

2010- Blazers make playoffs

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2004- Misses playoffs for first time in 21 seasons

2006- Drafts All-Star players Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge

2009- Blazers make

playoffs for first time since 2000. Lose to Houston Rockets in first round

2011- Blazers make playoffs


Roy forced to retire due to injuries

2012- Greg Oden cut

from team due to injuries

2012- Blazers draft All-

Star guard Damian Lillard


Blazers qualify for playoffs against Houston Rockets

BLAZERS: Blazing toward playoffs

2013- Acquire 2012 Top 5 pick Thomas Robinson

The Blazers finally ended their playoff drought in 2009 when they lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round. Despite the playoff defeat, the Blazers were seen as a team on the rise and an elite young team the city could be proud of. The Blazers made the playoffs three straight years from 2009-2011. In 2011 Brandon Roy announced his retirement from basketball due to serious knee injuries. In 2012, Greg

Oden was cut from the team and the Blazers looked like they were going to have to start over. Once again, the Blazers were able to add two top-six players in the 2012 draft, only this time they hoped for better luck. They drafted Damian Lilllard, who like Roy, was named Rookie of the Year. In his second year, this season, he was also named to the All-Star team. Their other top-six pick, player Thomas Robinson, was not someone they drafted but acquired via trade with the Rockets this past

offseason. He has proven to be a solid player off the bench for the Blazers this season. With the mix of veteran leadership to go with their young players on this roster, the franchise might just have what it takes to advance to the second round for the first time in a decade. ASG has been offering tickets at a discounted rate. With a valid student ID, students are able to purchase tickets from ASG for $15. Check in with ASG to see if tickets are still available.

VOLLEYBALL: Spring intramural sport encourages student unity continued from PAGE 1 “The sports change every term,” said ASG member Jessica Valdivia. “Fall was football and soccer. Winter was badminton and basketball. This term it’s volleyball.” For Valdivia, this is her second year being in charge of spring volleyball, and according to her they usually don’t have a lot of players. “Typically around five, the most is seven or eight [people],” said Valdivia. The games occur in the grassy area in front of Barlow Hall every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. ASG advertises its intramural volleyball through fliers posted around campus and on The Portal — the

school’s news bulletin. However, the most effective way of recruiting players is asking spectators and passersby to join. Due to the nice weather, several students were hanging around Barlow near the game. Most sat quietly either doing homework or soaking up the sun. At the start, there were only four volleyball players, but after inviting fellow students to join, the number doubled to eight. For most of the invitees, this was their first time interacting with the other players but it never seemed that way. The players quickly began laughing and playing with one another like longtime teammates. Throughout the hour, there was a lot of player turnover due to classes around the same time as the game. But the number of

players remained constant thanks to the outgoing and welcoming nature of the original four players. “That’s the best way to get people, just going around and asking people to join,” said Ben Newberger, a student at CCC. “Last year the people were more involved and I want to have that this year.” Sports sometimes have a competitive and exclusive feel, leaving casual players on the outside looking in. At CCC anyone and everyone is invited to play, regardless of skill or if they are friends of other players. That’s the beauty of sports, they can bring people together and CCC’s intramurals have a feeling of unity.

Photos by Liz Gomes

Above: Anna Demidovich, Ben Newberger and Ryan Harmon pass the time by teaming up to play volleyball and encouraging others to play as well. “That’s the best way to get people,” said Newberger, “just going around and asking people to join.” Left: Smiling in anticipation, Jessica Portillo serves towards her opponents, other students of Clackamas Community College who spend an afternoon enjoying the sun and good company during the weekly intramural games.




Enso Jiu Jitsu brings enlightenment to OC by DAVID BEASLEY sports editor

Black belt instructor Keisuke Andrew (right) demonstrates an arm trap/ lapel grab with student Steffan Finke (left).

Photos by Denee’ Shelton

Enso Jiu Jitsu has been breaking-in the mats at their new location, 517 Main St. in downtown Oregon City. Enso, a West Linn transplant, brought its top-rate grappling instruction across the river, closer to CCC. With the move, local martial artists gained a convenient and valuable option for grappling training. Keisuke Andrew began his Tuesday afternoon class with a slow roll exercise. The students grappled at a relaxed pace, trading attacks and transitions. They focused on techniques and went through the motions to warm up for the day’s workout. Head of the school, Andrew has been an active, influential figure in the Pacific Northwest martial arts community for many years. Andrew has won a multitude of championship titles in grappling competitions and has translated his success in competition to quality teaching. The first drill of the day was a positioning drill ending in isolation of an arm. The students started with a hand on their partner’s lapel. They took turns reaching over an arm, wrapping it up, they then grabbed their own bicep on their opposite arm and pulled the lapel with the other hand. The squeezing isolation of the opponent’s shoulder was meant to cause pain and instability. After practicing those steps, Andrew next had them drill a trip with an overarm wrap and arm-drag, then a hip toss with an arm wrapped around the partner’s waist grabbing the belt

and arm drag. A half guard drill was next. While sitting, the students practiced posting one hand and the opposite foot on the mat while shooting the bottom leg under and through the partner’s legs, then wrapping and locking their own legs to gain more control. At the same time, they found the partner’s knee with the posted hand and grabbed an underhook with the other arm. After those steps were drilled a few times, Andrew moved on to teach a reversal half guard sweep. The reversal started where the last drill left off. The underhook turned into a belt grab and the hand on the knee grabbed the pant leg while the top foot walked in towards the partner. The hand on knee lifted and rolled the partner over with the force of the foot walking in. Andrew then showed how to keep transitioning around to gain north south position and then side control followed by a lapel choke. A good teacher attracts good students. Professional martial artists and casual students alike have gained useful tools and training through Enso. “We started an Enso Jiu Jitsu in West Linn and we were subleasing from Premier Martial arts,” said Andrew. “Once we got big enough, we needed to find our own space and we wanted to find a place that’s close enough for everybody and this happened to be it.” Nestled in an alley off Main Street by the Oregon City Elks Lodge, the new location positioned Enso closer to a main freeway and became a middle ground for many existing students. “Between West Linn, Oregon City, some from Lake Oswego, some of the other guys come from Portland and Beaverton,” said Andrew.

Steffan Finke (top) rolls with fellow student Peter Hilbert (bottom). Rolling is like sparring, the students wrestle for control while attempting attacks. They use leverage and transitions to position themselves for a lock or hold.

Steffan Finke has been practicing Jiu Jitsu for a year and a half. He is among the students who live closer to the OC location than the old West Linn place. “I’ve done martial arts for years,” said Finke. “I like Jiu Jitsu because it’s a lot of control.”

Peter Haralabatos practices a hip-toss, throwing down Peter Hilbert (left). Keisuke Andrew shoots-in to take down Paul Bakonyi with a hip-toss (right).

Ricky Phoun has been a long time student of Andrew. Phoun holds the rank of purple belt in BJJ and is a certified Thai Boxing instructor. Phoun and Andrew have both been instructors at Portland Thai Boxing. “I’ve been training with Keisuke since 2007 in his apartment,” said Phoun. “I followed him ever since, his instruction is the best I’ve ever had.” Andrew recently received the rank of brown belt in Judo from fifth degree black belt Roy Kawaji. In 2009, Andrew attained his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt certification through Impact Jiu Jitsu. “I got my black belt under Michael Chapman and Tom Oberhue,” said Andrew. “Tom has his own place now, Five Ring Jiu Jitsu.” In the sport of mixed martial arts, Andrew is 5-0 as an amateur and has a 3-0 professional record, but is not planning on competing in mixed martial arts

any time soon. “I had three professional fights, after my third fight I had a string of injuries and I weighed the pros and cons of MMA and it wasn’t really worth it anymore,” said Andrew. “I never got hurt fighting, but the training, [is tough] especially for MMA.” Enso JJ students have been busy drilling techniques, positions and transitions. Some came for the workout, some the selfdefense, others the competition. Some students have been preparing for upcoming grappling events. “We have Subleague coming up,” said Andrew. “Subleague is a really big local event and Five Grappling is holding their event in Oregon for the first time and that’s in May, so we’ve got that coming up.” For tuition pricing and more information go to or search for Ensojj on Facebook.

Clackamas spring sports catch up home doubleheader at noon on Saturday, then another at home against Mt. Hood on Tuesday. Track and Field: The men and women of Clackamas track and field have been a force to recon with this spring. Last Friday the Cougars Track and Field team dominated the sixth annual Pacific Northwest Relay meet at OCHS stadium. Corban University men’s team came in second place with 100 total points trailing behind CCC men’s 102. Warner Pacific placed third and Clark College came in fourth. The Women of CCC won with a score of 94. Corban came in second with 74 points. Breaking two school records were freshman Jordan Searle with 19-4 to win

long jump and Tiffany Richeson with a time of 14.86 to win the 100 meters hurdles. The Cougars also competed well during the Jenn Boyman Invite at Linfield College on April 5. Emma Hill, Elizabeth Venzon and D’nara Jones took first, second and fifth for Clackamas in the triple jump event. Tiffany Richeson finished first in the 400 meter hurdles. Long jumper Jordyn Searle landed ahead with 18’4” and 1’2”. He finished first in the 100 meter dash. Thomas Sutherland won both the 100 and 200 meter races. Pole vaulter Zack Supple took first with a top height of 15’5”. The Cougars next competition day is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at the Oregon Relays.

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Softball: The women of Clackamas softball have been on a- rampage this season. The one loss they suffered was a win-loss trade with Yakima in a non-league match. The Cougars are undefeated at 6-0 in regular league play with doubleheader wins over SWOCC, Chemeketa and Clark. Overall this season the Cougars are at an amazing 25-1 after last weekend’s NWAACC Crossover Tournament in Mt. Vernon, Wash. Pitcher Cassidy Edwards struck out all eight Clippers players who faced her at the plate Saturday. Edwards also hit a home run in that same game. Outfielder Rachel Ray scored five runs on Saturday. The Cougars softball team will next face Lower Columbia in a

Jimmy Wheeler competing in long jump on Friday. He also achieved a personal best of 178 feet in Javelin.

On the same Saturday, April 19, OCHS Stadium will host the Cougar Open. Baseball: The Cougars Baseball team started the Southern Region season with three wins out of four games against Chemeketa. After dropping a pair of doublehead-

ers to SWOCC and the same to Lane last week, the team slid to 3-9 in the South Region, 4-12 in the season overall. This coming Friday will kick off the weekend doubleheader at Mt. Hood CC, then at home Saturday. — Compiled by DAVID BEASLEY




Student breaks it down in campus amphitheater

Photos by Liz Gomes

On April 7, student and street performer Damion Middleton practiced his breakdance routine and enjoyed the sunshine in front of Dye Learning Center.

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