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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014 V. 47, ISSUE 23





2014 BY the THE numbers NUMBERS 2014GRADUATION graduation by 700 600

CCC may award approximately 1,280 college degrees and certificates on June 12 and 13. Here’s a look at the degrees students are expected to earn.

by TIM YOUNG associate news editor

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Associate Arts of Transfer AAOT

Associate of General Studies AGS

Associate of Science Oregon Transfer ASOT

Associate of Applied Science & Certificate Degrees

Four weddings, one marriage


Oregon’s legalization of same-sex marriage created an opportunity for Carol Burnell to marry her true love, for the fourth time by PATTY SALAZAR editor-in-chief

Photos contributed by Carol Burnell

On May 19, the gay and lesbian community rejoiced when U.S District Judge Michael McShane overturned the ban on same sex marriage in Oregon. McShane closed his 26-page decision with, “Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other … and rise.” Carol Burnell, an English instructor at Clackamas Community College, was constantly checking for any news on McShane’s decision. She was anxious to hear the decision because she wanted to start planning her fourth marriage to Karyln Rood on their 11th anniversary. The couple, along with many other same-sex couples, have experienced the benefits of marriage, only to have them disolved by the state due to constantly changing laws. The Print sat down with Burnell for a few questions. The Clackamas Print: How did you meet your wife? Carol Burnell: We met at a dance. It was actually auspicious. It was the day my divorce became final and normally both of us wouldn’t have gone to the dance. … I was going with a friend for moral support and Karyln was going as a favor to a friend. … It was pretty unusual because otherwise I don’t know how our paths would have crossed. It was pretty romantic and she was very sweet… At the end of the dance she walked me to my car and we exchanged phone numbers. To be honest I think we’ve gone dancing twice since then. TCP: Which one of you proposed? Burnell: She proposed and we

started planning, we got married in our back yard. It was really nice- we had our families there and our friends. We kept it small but you can do that when you have it in your back yard. TCP: When was the second time you got married? Burnell: The second time we got married was when it was briefly legal in Multnomah County [in 2004]… There was a brief period and everyone was down to get marriage licenses. We were waiting in line with a bunch of other couples and people were selling flowers. It took probably about an hour to get into the building, it was basically a really big party and we filled out our paperwork. … But the first time we got married is our actual wedding, that’s the one we celebrate; it’s the one that counts to us. see NEWLYWED Page 3

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Bond vote looming

2014 Top photo: Karlyn Rood (left) and Carol Burnell (right) stand beside their wedding cake at their first wedding ceremony May 31, 2003. Bottom photo: Rood and Burnell once again take their vows exactly 11 years later on May 31, 2014.

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Clackamas Community College is seeking a $90 million bond to help renovate and update the campus, including new buildings for students, pending CCC Board of Education approval. The plan calls for “replacing the 61-year-old building at the Harmony campus with an updated workforce development and training facility to support economic development, high-demand careers and transfer degrees” according to CCC spokeswoman Janet Paulson. Also in the bond plans is a new “industrial learning center” focused on skill trades, automotive, electronics, welding, manufacturing and apprenticeships for such careers as plumbing and electricians. Space renovations and construction in the $90 million bond proposal came out of a two year public engagement process with the aim of serving high demand careers such as engineering, nursing and manufacturing. If approved by the CCC Board of Education on July 30, the measure will be voted on this coming Nov. 4. The proposal seeks taxpayer support in order to “update and modernize classroom space that would provide more opportunity for job training,” according to the materials passed out in the CCC Board meeting this May. In addition to the bond, CCC is seeking $40 million in matching funds for a total of $130 million for all the projects. Appropriations from the Legislature for the two buildings, the foundation raising $10 million and partnerships will make up the $40 million difference between the $90 million and the $130 million figures. Clackamas has tried this before; in 2011 the school tried to pass a $130 million bond. While the bond did not pass before, the projects to be funded are “not necessarily the same projects” as were tried before, according to Jim Huckestein, vice president for CCC college services. Greg Chaimov of the CCC Board of education believes in order to serve students and those that employ students, CCC needs to be “cutting edge” and get the best equipment and training on campus possible. When asked about the bond, Chairmov said “we really need it.” The next step is a series of community presentations scheduled through June. In July, the CCC Board of education will vote on the bond itself to send it to the ballot for the voters to approve, or reject.



Clackamas graduate Dana Haynes wears many hats: journalist, mayoral spokesman, published author by ERIN CAREY news & culture editor From writing the mayor of Portland’s speeches to writing his own fiction novels, Dana Haynes is a busy guy. Having gone to Clackamas Community College and traveled on to Lewis & Clark College, Haynes sat down with The Clackamas Print, his old turf, to tell us some stories about the shenanigans so many years ago. The Clackamas Print: What years did you go to CCC? Dana Haynes: I graduated from Lewis & Clark College in ‘87, which meant I was at CCC from ‘81 to ‘85. TCP: What is it that you do now? Haynes: With the mayor, I’m communications director, which means I work with the media, I do my own interviews, prepare the mayor for interviews, write speeches, I do social media and I do talking points on policies. I also write mysteries and thriller novels, and I’m currently being published by St. Martin’s Press, so I get to write fiction novels too. TCP: You were a part of The Clackamas Print. What did you do and what was it like then? Haynes: I was editor in chief. I was the editor for most of four years that I was there. I was working my way rather slowly through college because I was spending time in theater, so it took me quite awhile to get enough credits so I could go to Lewis & Clark. I spent most of my time as the editor, and that came about because I went to a high school in Spokane that had a really strong journalism program, and I graduated from high school with stronger Associate Press skills than anyone else in college had. So I was the editor almost immediately. TCP: What was the biggest story you covered? Haynes: At the time there was a big controversy going on with a religious group called the Rajneesh here in Oregon. There was a debate about whether or not to allow this group of people to testify or come speak on campus. And it was a pretty big issue for lots of campuses who had invited or not invited Rajneesh to come speak.

They ended up being labeled more as a criminal organization than a religious organization, including some attempted homicides. As fate would have it, they ended up looking like someone that shouldn’t be speaking on campuses, but at the time it was pretty controversial. I also got to interview Linus Pauling, for whom the Pauling Science Center was named. He is a two-time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and peace, and came damn close to winning a third time. He was weeks away from unraveling the double-helix. So being involved in a newspaper for a community college and getting to interview a guy who was a regular recipient of Nobel prizes was pretty cool. TCP: What is your favorite memory from CCC or The Print? Haynes: One of my memories that is kind of funny is of the guy who was president at the time, John Hakanson. He was kind of a cranky older fellow, who really treated us like we were actual media. So if I called saying, ‘I need to come talk to the president’ he’d say ‘of course, get up here’ and he’d give us interviews. And I didn’t think anything of it at the time until years as a professional I realized lots of school journalists aren’t treated as real media by school administration, and just as a class. If you’re taking journalism at some college, you could no more get an interview with the president than you could fly to the moon. But Hakanson got that ‘you’re a journalist, just come on by and talk to me’. So that was one of my dominant favorite memories. If he disagreed with what I wrote he’d call and say, ‘hey, you got that wrong’, but that meant he’d read what I wrote, and thought of me as media, and not just some kid he could pat on top of the head.

floor gave out from under him. It was a pretty bad place to work, and we went over to Clairmont Hall to build our papers, over by the observatory. There were no flash drives in 1980-whatever it was, so you had to pick up your entire newspaper and walk from the trailer over to Clairmont and put out the pages and do your own layout using waxers and razors and that was your paper. One of us would drive it to the press in Salem to get them printed up and drive them back. It was a workhorse operation. It was true too that you’d start the year off with 15 or 20 people and you always ended up with three or four left through everything, it was the iron law of oligarchy, always ended up that way. It was a good boot camp. You learned to be fast, you learned to be good and you listened. You learned to do a little bit of everything – except sports writing, I never did sports writing, but I did everything else. TCP: What advice do you have for future journalists about the big, scary world? Haynes: Newsprint and ink are going away. There’s just no question about it. You can see that when The Boston Globe is in trouble, or The Oregonian’s no longer a daily, and the Chicago Sun Times is barely hanging on. But the world will always need storytellers, and the world will always need watchdogs. So while the medium that I’ve spent my life learning of – newsprint and ink – looks like it’s changing forever, there’s always going to be

someone generating stories that are both watchdog and entertaining, in some medium. I don’t know what it is, but don’t worry about it. Journalism is not going to go away. There are going to be different jobs, there might be fewer jobs, there might be more jobs. They might have a vastly different skill set, but we’re always going to need storytellers, and we’re always going to need watchdogs. The two different skill sets that journalists have, which is the input of data and the output of stories, you’ll find somebody who will pay you a crappy little living which is what I made to do those things. You’ll find someone.


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Above: A photo of Dana Haynes hangs in CCC’s Barlow Hall. It was taken during his time as editor-inchief for The Clackamas Print. Below: Dana Haynes during a press conference for the mayor of Portland.

Extend a warm welcome to the new co-chief editors of The Clackamas Print, Erin Carey and Zak Laster. New things can be scary and people can be resistant to change, but do not fear! Carey and Laster are no frightening matter. They’re quite the entertaining duo. Carey knows more facts than you can think of about musicians Matt Healy and One Direction. Laster has a strange affinity for the Oregon Ducks; he’s never without a sign of U of O school spirit… traitor. Don’t let that fool you though; he makes up for that failure by being well versed in the art of sarcasm. Without further ado, here’s a peek into the amusing minds of Carey and Laster, The Clackamas Print’s new co-chief editors.

Who is your movie alter-personality? Laster: I’ve been told at least 20 times I look like Leo. I ran my face through those face recognition things and it came back 80% Leo. Who is your music alter-personality? Carey: Beyoncé. She has tons of confidence in herself and what she does. She’s a total babe and I’ve got a major woman-crush on her. Favorite adult drink?

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TCP: I remember when I talked to you previously you explained what The Print room was back in the day. What was it again? Haynes: We were in a trailer. It was trailer that had been set up just for us; it had two offices and then a commons area. It was a crappy old trailer, at one point one of my sports editors stepped through the floor; there was enough rot that the

What did you want to be when you were 5 years old? Laster: I wanted to be a sports broadcaster for ESPN. College football specifically. Go Ducks! Carey: I wanted to be Ariel because of her hair and Prince Eric’s dog. I wanted to be a mermaid and a princess, so why not Ariel?


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Laster: Jack and coke. Extra Jack. Favorite dessert to make? Carey: Tiramisu. I had to make it once when I interned for a bakery, and I ate over half of it. It’s coffee and dessert, what could be better than that? Most important thing you learned this year? Best advice to give. Laster: Communication. Saying what you actually mean. Carey: Keep calm. Getting upset and yelling and flipping out won’t help anyone or anything. Proudest accomplishment of your life so far? Laster: Actually sticking through college and making it to where I am now. Carey: Learning to type without looking at the keys and using a

right-handed can opener correctly. Favorite sarcastic comeback? Laster: ‘Your mom’. No, really though I don’t have a comeback. I say things and people laugh. People just assume that I’m funny. Carey: When anyone says ‘that’s what she said’, respond with, ‘not to you she didn’t.’ How do you deal with Print struggles? Laster: Please refer back to my “favorite adult drink” answer. Carey: Exercise classes! What do you want students to associate with The Print? Laster: We’re not socially awkward. Everyone assumes we’re socially uncomfortable, but we’re not. Carey: We are a hardworking group of friends.

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NEWLYWED: a tradition continued with the progress of equality continued from PAGE 1 TCP: How did you feel when it was overturned?

Photo contributed by Carol Burnell

Following the removal of the ban on same-sex marriage,Clackamas English instructor, Carol Burnell (right) and spouse Karyln Rood were able to celebrate their eleventh year anniversary in Portland, Ore. on May 31, 2014, in their own back yard.

Burnell: When it was overturned that was a pretty big let down for a lot of people, but it was especially insulting because they sent us back our money [for the marriage license.] … I was angry, disappointed and it was pretty crushing. You finally think you’ve achieved recognition and then they say “no, no you haven’t.” I think it was one of the steps that probably had to happen. When you’re not a part of a minority group it can seem really removed from you unless you know people. Once you know people and you know that they’ve been discriminated against, it’s very hard to continue to say that it doesn’t matter.

“In my day-to-day life what part of my identity is wrapped up in being a lesbian? What does that have to do with anything, really? It becomes a big deal because our culture makes it be that way.” –CAROL BURNELL TCP: When was the third time you got married? Burnell: It was when Oregon passed domestic partnership. It was the same thing with the paperwork. We had to get it notarized, which I thought was interesting because you don’t have to get a marriage license notarized… We did that and turned in our money and then we were domestic partners. With that paperwork we have some of the same rights; we have many of the same rights in the state but certainly not any federal recognition. TCP: And now you two have decided to get married a fourth time? Burnell: We have finally decided “you know, Washington made it legal maybe we should just go to Washington.” We could have done it last year, which would have been our 10th anniversary but I wanted to hold out for Oregon. Then we started reading in the news that the judge was going to make a decision and it was going to happen in May, so we were just waiting to see if he would make the decision and he did… It’s a little romantic to get married again, but at the same time it’s also anticlimactic because it’s a paper anniversary. This isn’t our real wedding, we’ve already had that; we’re an old married couple already. We’ve been married for 11 years, it’s not the same as our first wedding but it is still very important. TCP: Do you think it is strange that some people in society see being gay as “weird”? Burnell: I’ve always found it weird that people thought that it was a big deal, or that you would need to call that out as an identifying feature. In my day-to-day life what part of my

identity is wrapped up in being a lesbian? What does that have to do with anything, really? It becomes a big deal because our culture makes it be that way. In terms of how I’m deciding to raise my kid or my job, how does it affect those things? It doesn’t, unless there is some kind of artificial barrier… I don’t get, I never thought it made sense. TCP: What do you see next for marriage equality? Burnell: It’s always been a state thing [marriage]. States have always been the ones that decided; “this is how you get a license, this is how much it costs” and who can do your ceremony. Other states have always had to recognize marriages from other states except for gay marriage. That makes things tricky. You could go to another state, say someone was transferred to another job and all of sudden they’re not married anymore? That makes no sense, that doesn’t work for our country, [and] I do foresee that changing. I think within five years that’ll be a done deal. It’s just a matter of time before all states have gay marriage, and then people can stop talking about it and live their lives.

Carol Burnell is coadvisor to the GSA club. Meetings will start up again for students in the fall but there is a Facebook group available to students. To join email or

Oregon same sex mariage timeline 2004—Measure 36 qualifies for the ballot 2004 —Measure 36 passes and Oregon’s Constitution is amended 2012— Marriage campaigns in four other states are able to secure victories at the ballot. 2014—Attorneys General in Oregon and Nevada (both 9th Circuit states) announce they will not defend their respective same-sex marriage bans. 2014— U.S District Judge Michael McShane legalizes same-sex marriage.

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the print’s guide to

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by LIZ GOMES associate photo editor

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Black Light (Ultra Violet) Tattoo - Tattoo with ink that’s only visible in black light or that is visible in regular light but glows in black light.


Ever since I was young, I loved tattoos. Maybe it was because my grandmother hated them, maybe it was because I always ended up drawing on my skin during boring classes, or maybe it was the edgy appeal of them, the stories they could hold. Either way, turning 18 meant one thing: I could get a tattoo. And, I did. Setting out with my idea in mind and my money that was probably meant to be spent on better things from my birthday (sorry, Grandma), my best friend and I found a tattoo shop that looked relatively decent, Angel Ink Tattoo in Oregon City. Let’s remember for a second that I was a stupid teenager who was sneaking behind her dad’s back to do this. The idea was that Tom Petty’s lyric “everybody’s had to fight to be free” was how I’ve always felt, entwined with my love of elephants, and the history that as a calf in carnivals, they’d often tie the elephants up with heavy ropes and stakes they couldn’t fight out of. They became so accustomed to this that even these nearly seven ton animals won’t pull the stake out of the ground and free themselves. The design was created, and I sat through an hour of

BodyMod - Short for Body Modification, which includes hairstyles, tattoos, piercings, implants, and other unnatural physical modification. Body Suit - Tattoo that covers the torso or entire body completely, often with one design or theme. Branding - Intentional burning and scarring of skin with the use of hot metal or electrodes. Cadaver - Someone who doesn’t talk to the artist while being tattooed Cover Up - A tattoo designed to cover an existing tattoo on the skin, usually with a larger and/or darker design. Ear Pointing - Removing a triangle piece from the top of each ear and then sewing the sides back together to achieve an elvish look.


Flash - Legally-produced sheets of artwork showcased on the walls of a shop or studio.

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Flesh Tunnel - Hollow tube-shaped jewelry worn in a stretched piercing. Gauge - The increment by which a stretched piercing is measured. Hand-Tapped - A tattoo by which ink is inserted into the skin by manually poking (tapping) the skin with a needle, sharp stick, animal bone, or clay disc. Often used for ritualistic purposes. Henna - plant-based temporary dye used to stain skin or hair for decorative purposes. Common in South Asian celebrations and rituals. Migration - Movement of a piercing or implant caused by the body’s rejection of it. Plug- A solid disc or cylinder-shaped piece of jewelry worn in a stretched piercing. Scratcher- An amateur tattoo artist who does sloppy tattoo work in sketchy conditions (also known as kitchen magician). Shop Rat - A person who frequents a tattoo shop with the hopes of befriending the artists and potentially landing a job. Skin cutting - Making intentional decorative incisions in your skin with the purpose of achieving decorative scars. Skin Peeling - Cutting an outline and then removing pieces of the skin to create a scarring design. Sleeve - A tattoo or series of tattoos that completely cover all or part of an entire arm. Stretching - The practice of gradually increasing the size of a piercing by inserting larger or heavier jewelry. Subdermal Implantation - Body jewelry placed under the skin to create raised shapes after healing. Suspension - Hanging the human body from hooks pierced through the skin. Tongue Splitting - The act of centrally cutting the tongue from the tip to the underside base to achieve a forked look. Tramp Stamp - A symmetrical, often tribal or butterflyrelated tattoo on the lower back. Also known as ass-antlers.

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by AMBER FAIRBANKS associate arts & culture editor


Body modification has become so much more than just angsty teens getting a nose stud to piss off their parents; it’s an art form. People can express themselves through the tattoos and piercings adorned all over their body. Whether it’s a lyric from a song that really speaks to you, a portrait of your pet or a memorial piece to honor someone, it’s walking art. We had a chance to interview body modification model Libby Luxurious who is in love with decorating her body.

and I want to feel at home in my home.

Libby: Yuck. It’s disgusting, just not worth the risk.

TCP: How many piercings do you have altogether? Libby: Oh gosh, probably like 30.

The Clackamas Print: How did you first get into body modification modeling? Libby: I had some friends who were aspiring photographers and asked to take my picture.

TCP: What size are your ears at? Libby: Inch and three fourths, [and] I just stretched them. They were an inch and a half but then I saw someone with bigger earlobes than me and I was like ‘not today!’, and now I’m going up to two inches.

TCP: How do you feel when people attack other people with extreme body modifications so to speak? Libby: I hate it. Everyone’s been picking on that guy on Facebook who has his dimples stretched and I defend him every chance I get. It’s like; just mind your own business. It’s not your body, feel free to be judgmental, everyone is. I’m judgmental, but don’t be ignorant. Ask questions. Curiosity is totally acceptable. I don’t mind if people ask me questions, but don’t be an ass.

TCP: When did you first decide that you wanted to modify your body? Libby: When I was 5, there was this guy who worked with my mom everyone called him ‘Chicken’. I don’t know why. He had, well they probably weren’t as big as I remember them being, but when I was a kid it seemed like his earlobes were just giant. I remember just being in awe of him and wanting to be like him when I grew up. So until my 18th birthday I just sat and waited very impatiently all my childhood to grow up and be like Chicken. My body is my home; it’s like when you buy a house, you aren’t just going to leave it bare, you’re going to paint it and plant flowers and make it yours. My body is my home

TCP: Do you have a tattoo that you’re not particularly fond of? Libby: Not really, I like all my art. But if I had to choose maybe the diamond on my face, but only cause someone the other day thought it was the Superman symbol. I might get it covered up.

TCP: How many tattoo pieces do you have? Libby: I lost count a long time ago. Too many and not enough.

TCP: Are all your piercings and tattoos professional? Libby: Absolutely. TCP: What do you think about people who do not get their piercings or tattoos from a professional studio?

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TCP: Do you have any advice for someone who is just starting to modify their body and wants to get their first tattoo? Libby: With my first tattoo, I had drawn it out and I sat and thought about it for a long time. I looked at it months later after I had drawn it, and made sure it was still something I wanted to look at in the first place. And find the right artist for you. Find your artist. Don’t just pick the first person that’s there. Look through everyone’s portfolios and make sure the piece that you want and the artist go together. TCP: Do you have a favorite studio in Portland? Libby: In Portland, Adorn Body Art, but my favorite is High Priestess in Eugene.


having a needle run up and down my forearm. Save for the thinner-skinned parts, I was okay. Save for the misspelled word, of course. Upon actually looking down at my tattoo, reading it carefully, the first ‘y’ in ‘everybody’ was missing. And as appealing as a southern drawl in my tattoo sounded, I was pissed. The only saving grace I had was that he managed to fit the missing letter into the word before I had to walk home with it on my arm. I explain to people why it’s important to do research for their tattoos and their tattoo shops. Upon meeting my two other best friends, one who’d gotten tattooed by the same guy (thankfully no longer at that shop) had a missing hand from a Pikachu design. The other one had gotten a small scene of bats and a moon, and the moon was done so badly you couldn’t actually see it at all. Never go to a shady looking shop in a small town, kids. Understand this is stuck on your body forever, save for some expensive laser surgery. More importantly, have enough common sense to check the spelling.

by AMBER FAIRBANKS associate arts & culture editor

Being an under aged teenager in Portland, tattoos were the most fascinating thing to me. The art of decorating your body with different colors and symbols was intriguing. My mind was set on getting one; I didn’t care what, I just wanted to decorate myself. There was only one problem: Oregon law prohibits tattooing anyone under the age of 18. I was furious. I wanted to be walking art, so I started with piercings. I pierced myself countless times. I was so lucky I didn’t really harm myself. Now being somewhat educated on body modification, I now know the extreme dangers of getting an unprofessional piercing or tattoo. But back then I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I was so tough to put a needle through my face by myself, and that’s why when I saw a random guy at a party with a tattoo gun, my little naive brain jumped with joy. I ran into the kitchen with excitement. He was wearing surgical gloves, so I thought to myself “Oh look, he’s being safe, this guy clearly knows what he’s doing.” Oh how I have regretted that decision so many times. He smiled at me, and asked what I wanted as he started to change the needle. I froze. What did I want? I should of known right then and there that I wasn’t ready for a tattoo. I thought as I looked around, a couple of kids in the living room were playing Mario Kart. I did like Mario Kart as a game, but I also really enjoyed the art. “I want Mario mushrooms,” I said with a nervous smile. He asked me where. I had to put them somewhere where I could hide them from my super strict deacon father.


“In the middle of my back?” I asked, almost making it a question. I could wear a T-shirt to cover it up. “Okay, lay down,” he instructed me. I did as I was told while countless people stood around cheering him and me on. The first initial line with the needle was the worst. I didn’t know what to expect, and it was right on my spine. But after that I think I went numb because I don’t remember it hurting that much after. I do remember however the next morning when I took a shower and the hot water hit my back. It hurt so bad that I screamed out loud, which caused my father to come banging on the door. I quickly made up some lie about getting soap in my eye. When I got out of the shower and proudly turned to look at my back, my jaw dropped. I was horrified. Some of the lines didn’t even connect and the piece wasn’t even centered. I was so upset that I didn’t know what to do. I had a pit in my stomach. Now, years later, I have almost saved up enough money to get the piece I want to cover it up. Getting a tattoo underage by a “kitchen magician” was a horrible decision. I was lucky that I didn’t get a severe infection, and that it is a simple enough tattoo that it can be covered up easily. If you are thinking about getting a tattoo, think about the design that you want for at least a year, wait until you’re old enough to get a professional tattoo, find an artist you trust, and remember-- cheap tattoos are not good tattoos.

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by deneÉ shelton photo editor


turn, twist, or tamper with your new metal. Your hands are dirty and the metal you’re turn> Don’t ing into your piercing is dirty. You don’t want to put that into an open wound. use alcohol, healing ointments, or hydrogen peroxide for cleaning. These healing agents > Don’t cause the skin to heal to the metal as opposed to around it. Use of products could lead to the surrounding skin swelling and consuming the metal.

it in the shower; even if it is just running your shampoo-y water over it, it’s still better than > Clean nothing. your pillow case / sheets more regularly. Your body heals when you’re sleeping; provide > Change it with a clean environment to do so. exposing it to infection. I know that sounds obvious, but think about it. Try not to get hair > Avoid spray / gel in it; don’t let your pets lick it; don’t go swimming; don’t touch it! Salt Soak: 1/8-teaspoon sea salt mixed in to 1-cup warm water. Three times a day for three > Sea minutes. Try to soak just the piercing in the water, but it won’t hurt to get it other places. Soaking it allows the salt to work into the skin and boosts the healing process. However, this can cause some awkward positions and sore backs. Instead try…

Spray. Seriously, this stuff is magic. It’s saline solution mixed with a numbing agent; it > H2Ocean comes in an aerosol can. Spray it on 2-3 times a day or as needed. cleaning, only use disposable tools. For example: q-tips, cotton balls, tissue, etc. Yet some > When piercers would argue that even these could get contaminated because they’re exposed to the air.







Cougar athletics year in review As the school year comes to a close, so too does the sports year. The season just ended for the Cougars spring sports teams, so now they join the winter and fall athletes in looking to the 2014-15 year. Before that happens, let’s take a look back at what happened for each sports team in the 2013-14 campaign.

CROSS COUNTRY: The men’s team claimed the Southern region team championship and the women’s team had a top-five finish. Badane Sultessa led the way for the men as an individual Southern region champion. Assistant coach Kaitlyn Reid earned Coach of the Year honors, and Jorge Gil-Juarez and Sultessa earned All-American

SOCCER: The women’s soccer team were the Southern region champs for the fourth straight year and the eighth time in the last 10 years. The Cougars made a run to the final four at the

NWAACC championships, but fell short of the finals after losing to Edmonds Community College 2-1. Seven sophomores will move on, including Southern region allstar Marci Haynes, but 10 freshman will return and be joined by 16 recruits. VOLLEYBALL: The Cougars volleyball team started out slow in its first seven games, going 2-5. However, the team turned it around and went 30-9 the rest of the season to finish 32-14, and

honors. At the NWAACC championships the men’s team placed third and the women’s team placed sixth. Seven of the 11 men’s runners are just freshman, but two stars will be missed, sophomores Sultessa and Gil-Juarez. The women’s team is also young, with 10 of the 12 runners being freshman, and most of the top performers are freshman. To help replace its All-Americans, the men’s team has two recruits coming in and the women’s team has three. MEN’S BASKETBALL: The season wasn’t going very well for the men’s basketball team twothirds of the way through the season as the team held a 7-10 record. However, they finished strong, going 9-1 over the last 10 games

the team was unable to win a game at the NWAACC championships, going 0-2 and finishing the year with a 16-13 record. Of the 13 players, five are sophomores but the team currently has four incoming recruits to help add depth. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The women’s hoops team started the year off strong, posting an 11-2 record before league play started. In Southern region play the team went 8-4 and tied for third in the region. The team took

a 19-6 record to the NWAACC championships but lost their first game to Clark. The team rebounded with three straight wins and finished in seventh place of 33 teams, and ended the year with a 22-7 record. Seven players will return, but that doesn’t include sophomore point guard Laci Effenberger who earned All-Region honors. The team currently has three recruits signed to join the returning seven. WRESTLING: It was yet another impressive year for the wrestling team. The team posted an 11-3 before capturing the 2014 West Region title and placing

third in the Southern region. The team went 2-2 at the NWAACC championships, good for seventh place of 29 teams. Several players will come back as 10 of the 12 players are just freshman. In addition, five recruits have signed with the Cougars.

of the regular season to secure a trip to the postseason with a 16-11 record. In league games, the team was 10-4 and clinched a share of the Southern region title with two other teams. Unfortunately,



third at the NJCAA championships. The Cougars had a school record seven wrestlers earn All-

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Workout equipment? More like “doesn’t work”-out equipment. The Print investigates what’s up with the broken equipment in Randall’s gym.

Clackamas Community College offers several amenities to promote the health and wellness of its students. The sprawling campus has miles of walk-

able nature trails, a variety of sports fields and a track. Since the school happens to be in one of the rainiest states in the country, the most reliable option is the indoor fitness center where all students can use standard gym equipment for free

during open hours. This option, however convenient, has been narrowing since the beginning of the school year. Several machines are out of order, including two of the five treadmills, one of two ellipticals, one of four

BASEBALL: It was a disappointing year for the baseball team as they finished with a 7-27 record. The team was second to last in the Southern region, and it was Coach Robin Robinson’s last season after 20-plus years at

the Southern Region All-Stars first team, and Morrison, infielder Nicole Lehman and utility Kiara Vasquez made the second team. The Cougars were an experienced

team as Ray, Lehman, Vasquez, Boytz, Owirka, Morrison and Sells were all sophomores. However, the team returns 12 players and has eight inbound recruits so far. TRACK & FIELD: The Cougars track teams have been synonymous with consistency, placing in the top three 11 times in the past 10 years. This includes third place finishes at the NWAACC championships by the men’s and women’s teams this year. The men’s team

the helm. Fortunately 20 of the 30 players will return as the team looks to improve. The team also currently has four recruits ready to join the roster. SOFTBALL: The Cougars softball team had a great year, finishing 39-7 and second in the Southern region. It seemed like the only team the Cougars lost to was Mt. Hood, who beat them in the finals at the NWAACC championships as well as in the regular season. If not for them the Cougars would’ve been first in the region and all the NWAACC but as it is, second place is a great achievement. Several Cougar players made the NWAACC AllAmerica team: Rashaun Sells at third base, Cassidy Edwards at shortstop and Rachel Ray at outfielder. Ray also won the golden shoe award. The NWAACC Championship All-Tourney team featured multiple Cougars as well: Sells, Edwards, pitcher Breann Morrison and outfielder Samantha Owirka. Sells, Ray, Edwards and pitcher Alyson Boytz also made electronic stationary bikes, one pulley weight station, and one free weights station. In addition to the unusable equipment, several machines are functioning at less than 100 percent. The incline, speed, and heart rate functions of some machines are disabled. Most of the padded machines have upholstery held together with duct tape or chunks of foam missing from corners. Even the “out of order” signs are out of order. As a student in a P.E. class, I have been injured on a piece of broken equipment. When I reported the malfunction to the student employees of the center, their only available solution for addressing the issue was to create an “out of order” sign to place upon it, subsequently cutting the availability of ellipticals in half. So why aren’t these machines getting fixed? Who is responsible for these repairs? I asked two people who are considered “in the know” — a fitness center employee and the assistant athletic director; neither had the answers I sought, but they referred me to Jim Martineau, the CCC Director of Health, P.E. and Athletics. He was able to shed some light on the problems. “Our department is responsible for

was led by All-Americans Seth Buck, Jake Cleverley, Daniel Fauss, David Hilts-Hoskins, John Koch, Thomas Sutherland and individual NWAACC champion Zach Rial. The women’s team was led by All-Americans D’Nara Jones and individual NWAACC champion Elizabeth Venzon. All of these athletes will have to be replaced since they’re all sophomores, and this will be no easy task. Currently, the track teams have just three incoming recruits.

— Compiled by BLAKE THOMASON

maintaining the equipment,” he said in an e-mailed response. He explained that the reason behind the apparent lack of maintenance was primarily budgetary and repairs weren’t possible despite best intentions. “Budgets have been tight this year so we have done the best we could,” he said. As for when the much needed repairs will take place, Martineau projected a realistic plan. “We are hopeful that we can address fixing a couple of the treadmills and some of the other equipment this summer,” he wrote. For the rest of the repairs, students and faculty will just have to wait for what budget talks and the proposed bond measure bring in the fall.

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by LIZ GOMES associate photo editor

American honors: CJ Palmer, Adrian Salas, Kyle Bateman, Ihoghama Odighizuwa, Robbie Rizzolino, Eleazar DeLuca and Brandon Johnson. Two of those All-Americans also were individual national champs, Palmer and Salas. Of the 30 wrestlers on the roster, only four are sophomores. Palmer is one of them, but the other individual champ and all the other All-Americans return. As of now, the wrestling team has seven recruits inbound but is looking to add more.

A torn “out of order” sign covers a broken workout machine.




Steps to help you get inked

1. Have a specific image in mind. You should know how you want the tattoo to look for the most part. You don’t necessarily have to know every single detail as long as you know the general. Try sketching your own design or look up several designs to find just the right one. Some people suggest waiting several months after you come up with the design to make sure it’s something you want, since it is permanent.

3. Find a quality tattoo shop. I was fortunate enough to have an older brother who took me to a great shop where we now have a good relationship with one of the artists. If you don’t have friends or family who can introduce you to someone/someplace, you need to do some research. There are a few places you go where you really need to be able to trust the person and the tattoo shop is one of them. The last thing you want is a bad experience inked on your body for the rest of your life. Keep in mind tattoos are fairly expensive. A standard rate is around $100 an hour depending on size and detail. This is not the type of purchase you want to go cheap on. 4. Set up an appointment. Once you know what you’re getting, where it’s going on your body and what shop you’re going to get it done at, you need to make an appointment. If you

5. Prepare for the pain. If you think a shot at the doctor’s hurts, you got another thing coming with a tattoo. Even on the “easy” areas, like the chest or the arm, it still hurts. People have different thresholds of pain, but no matter what you should expect to feel something. It’s not too bad, you do get somewhat used to it after a while but a needle jabbing into your skin for hours is not pleasant. Some things you could do to help with the pain are listening to music, biting down on something or holding someone’s hand. 6. Check the progress. For the most part a tattoo is traced, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be mistakes or accidents. I’m sure you’ve seen or heard of misspelled or awkward tatoos (just look at The Print’s horror stories!). I suggest taking one or more breaks depending on the size and detail of your tattoo to see how it’s coming along. If you found a good shop you probably won’t have anything to worry about, but just in case, it’s better to catch a mistake early in the process. 7. Take care of your tattoo. Congratulations you’re done! Sort of. New tattoos require a good amount of care. After the artist finishes the tattoo they should put some lotion on they tattoo and cover it up, typically with saran wrap. You’ll receive instructions at the shop on care. You should leave the saran wrap on your tattoo for at least 30-45 minutes so your skin can recover. After you remove the wrap you should shower to wash the tattoo, but you should not submerse the tattoo in water for at least two weeks. Pat dry the tattoo after washing, don’t want to rub it. During those weeks you should be applying lotion daily on your tattoo to keep it from drying out. Only do it a few times in the first 48 hours, but after that you can apply lotion up to three times daily for the first week. Typically you apply lotion just once or twice daily in the second week. You should use a fragrance free, hydrating lotion preferably with vitamin E. After the second week you are all set to rock that ink!

Snake, top left: Victoria Munsey’s in-progress cobra sleeve tattoo. The design was chosen because she’s “really into snakes.” By Saad at Pussycat Tattoos. Tree, top right: Coral Clunas’ sleeve tattoo of a tree and butterflies symbolizes that “the old is still beautiful.” Artwork done by a friend. Turtle, bottom left: Shainna Jones shows a tarot card inspired design of a turtle on her thigh. Tattoo done by Joe at Skin City in Tigard.

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2. Know where you’ll get it on your body. You need to know where it’s going to be on your body so you can figure out size and placement, but also if it’s going to conflict with work or other affiliations. It might also be important to consider the pain involved. Certain areas of the body, like the places with a bone protruding, hurt more than others. A rib tattoo may look nice, but if you can’t handle the pain you should consider a different location.

found a quality shop, chances are you won’t be able to just walk in whenever you feel like it. Try to set it up so you have enough time to save money. Once you get to your appointment you should be absolutely confident about the tattoo.

Photos by Liz Gomes

by BLAKE THOMASON sports editor It seems like people nowadays are getting tattoos more often than they get haircuts. Especially young people, it appears to be the new trend. Some people, like me, get tattoos that have a lot of significance and a story behind them. Others get tattoos because they like the look. There are certain steps you must take if you’re considering getting a tattoo.

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Destined, bottom right: Colby Thomason shows off some of his tattoos. His first tattoo was at 16, when he got “destined” written on his side in a friend’s kitchen. Currently 22, he estimates he now has 18 to 20 tattoos.






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Volume 47, Issue 23  

The Clackamas Print: Volume 47, Issue 23; Wednesday, June 4, 2014