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Library flood wreaks havoc Donny Beach News Editor


reezing weather caused a water pipe in the Dye Learning Center to burst Dec. 9, flooding the lower level of the library in ankle deep water and causing an, as yet, uncalculated amount in damages just two hours after a sprinkler head popped on the Wilsonville campus, swamping

four classrooms. Library staff and Campus Services worked feverishly packing up books in an attempt to salvage the literature caught in the wake after one of the overhead copper lines broke. About 1,700 books had to be thrown away, said Ali Ihrke, the circulation and acquisitions coordinator. “They were damaged beyond repair,” Ihrke said. The majority of the books

lost were Oregon history books. Some books on sports and feminism were also lost. However, not everything was destroyed. Another 500 books were sent to Service Master, a restoration company in San Francisco, for repair and some were able to be dried on campus, said Ihrke. According to Lloyd Helm, director of Campus Services, the cost to the college for restoring the library was capped by

the deductible on the college’s insurance. “[It was] around $50k,” Helm said. The deductible covered the cost of the book restoration as well as hiring the Lorentz Bruun Restoration Company to replace the plumbing, repair the damaged ceiling, and recarpet the library. In addition, the college’s deductible was needed to cover the cost of replacing the sprin-

kler system on the Wilsonville campus. The four classrooms were leased by PGE for training linemen and holding high voltage refresher courses for technicians. While none of the computers in the library were damaged, it is unclear how much damage may have been done to the PGE equipment in those rooms.

Flood by the numbers • about 1,700 books destroyed • 500 books repaired • $50,000 cost to college Illustration by Brandon Chrorum The Clackamas Print

Women’s basketball stays competitive

Artist brings

Solitary Gestures exhibit to campus. See page 3 for more

David Beasley Sports Editor


Donny Beach The Clackamas Print

inter is a good time for indoor sports and the Clackamas women’s basketball team has been heating the coals with a promising start to the 2014 season. With wins over Lane and Southwestern Oregon, Clackamas was 2-1 going into Wednesday’s game against the Chemeketa Storm. The hard-fought win put Clackamas at 3-1 in league, 14-3 overall for the season. The road to victory last Wednesday evening was grueling and demanded patience. Both teams were methodical and defensive, but the Cougars were able to keep the lead and came out on top. Much of the game was played at the free throw line as Chemeketa racked up fouls, Clackamas gave up a few fouls as well. The Cougars were aggressive early with nice shot attempts. They lead

with a score of 4-0 in the first few minutes. Laci Effenberger started off strong with a good layup scoring two points for a solid 6-0 lead. “We’re really working on playing possession for possession. The season has been really good, every game is the most important game of the season,” said Effenberger. Shortly after Chemeketa scored their first shot of the game Tori Wilkinson hit a nice three pointer showing that the Cougars were there to fight the Storm. Clackamas was ahead 11-2 when their next three pointer found it’s mark. Emily Pengelly scored the shot putting the lead at 14-2. Please see BASKETBALL, Page 4

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Oregon Transfer Day comes to campus

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Donny Beach News Editor The free-to-ride shuttle service connecting Clackamas Town Center with the Oregon City campus has extended its hours and added a stop to the route at the Harmony Campus. Last term, Clackamas Community College added a second shuttle to its service to keep up with demand. Now, as of Jan. 9, that auxiliary shuttle will be running until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and making stops at the Harmony campus. The primary shuttle will continue to run on the original schedule Monday through Thursday until 3:35 p.m., on Fridays until 11:25 a.m. Brenda Marks, who oversees student life and leadership, said students on the Harmony campus needed easier access. Under the old schedule, a student would still need to walk about 15 minutes in the elements to get to class after arriving at the town center. The new schedule is posted on the school website, at the bus turn-around on the Oregon City campus and can be picked up in the ASG office, CC152.


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student, is already decided on her college and will be dualenrolled at PSU come Spring term. She said she is most interested in attending to get the Ford Foundation scholarship information packets.


Clackamas Community College is hosting the Oregon Transfer Day event on Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Gregory Forum from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The annual event happens at all 17 community colleges across the state. Representatives from 33 universities will be on campus to meet with students who are planning on transferring to four-year universities or who are looking into doing so. A representative from the Ford Foundation Scholarship will also be on site to answer questions. Gwenda Oshiro, academic advisor, said that the event is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with colleges and learn about requirements.

“Every transfer student should go to Transfer Day,” Oshiro said. P. J. Martineau, academic advisor, said representatives are eager to share information about their schools and students should take advantage of their willingness. “[We] want students to see their options,” Martineau said, “and find the best fit for their personal goals.” Having the event on campus saves students from having to travel to other institutions that interest them, said Martineau. “It’s a wealth of knowledge on campus,” Martineau said. Jordan Leonetti, who is in his last year at CCC, is looking at Oregon State University to complete his business degree and plans to attend the event for the information on scholarship opportunities and deadlines. Janna Newman, a graduating

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Artist brings Kentucky inspiration to campus

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character to them. I’ve bought new wood at times but I’ve always been disappointed by it, just because it didn’t have the character,” Wagner said. “Nothing is better than having an unexpected nail hole or knot in a piece of wood that you weren’t planning for that you just have to work the piece around, and the character that the wood is already bringing to the piece.” “Solitary Gestures” is an exploration into the mind of a man that not only loves what he does, but creates art that many can relate to. He uses unique mediums for his work, and it shows by how much care he puts into creating each piece, the biggest one of the exhibit taking around 40 - 50 hours of work. More of Wagner’s work can be found at the Guardino Gallery on Alberta St. in Portland, along

with CCC’s Alexander Gallery open Jan. 13 to Feb. 6, Monday - Friday at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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There’s something new in Niemeyer’s Alexander Gallery, by the name of “Solitary Gestures.” In a series of works by sculptor Christopher B. Wagner, these pieces are living up to their title. They aren’t massive works of granite and marble, but a different template — unique sculptures of reclaimed lumber, Douglas fir, milk paint (an environmentally friendly paint often used for antiques) and the most interesting of all, pig intestines. “We had a great turnout to [Wagner’s] reception, around 150 students and faculty,” said Kate Simmons, Clackamas Community College’s gallery director. “Multiple classes

Kentucky’s religious practices. “Most of my inspiration originated from my upbringing,” he said. “I grew up on a farm in Kentucky, I grew up extremely conservative in a religious background and I didn’t have much exposure to fine art growing up, so most of my influences have been rural and almost primitive in nature.” Furthering his use of materials that others would choose to throw away, Wagner also has a huge part in Glean, a project in Portland aiming to bring local artists and Metro, the regional government that helps run garbage collection and recycling in the area. Wagner emphasizes that he has a passion for using materials others wouldn’t take a second look at, especially wood and paint. “I kind of fell in love with working with old materials, they had such a history and



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heard Wagner speak, and students were very responsive.” “Solitary Gestures” aren’t pieces that are meant to disturb those who are looking at them, but instead, introduce solidity. Walking through these pieces, there’s a sense of loneliness — simple and worn away paint and long limbs stretching for something. Wagner used the simplest materials for pieces that seem simple themselves, but are decidedly more interesting. Wagner youth in rural Kentucky inspired the materials he uses. “I grew up on a family farm, so we had an old barn as an out building on the farm that had since been replaced, but the old building was falling down,” Wagner said. “So there were all these old big oak beams that I could have access to and cut them down.” He also found inspiration in

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BASKETBALL: Women win on home court Continued from Page 1

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CCC men fall to the Storm Cougars wing, Tim Lott (20), explodes to the rim for a dunk over the top of Chemeketa wing, Bryce White. The Cougars, who were up 10 at halftime, lost the game 87-75. Lott finished with 18 points and six rebounds.

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“We’ve meshed really well as a team,” said GibbsBrown. “It feels like I’ve known them for five years but it hasn’t even been a year yet. When it comes down to it when we saw them catching up we really pulled together as a team. Once we came together on defense our offense came together when it counted.” Chemeketa fouled Wilkinson who made a free throw for 48-39. Then another Chemeketa foul on Effenberger put the Storm further behind the Cougars as she made both free throws for 50-39. Clackamas won 50-39. Head coach Jim Martineau was happy with the win, but saw room for improvement. “We’re ranked second in the Northwest,” said Martineau. “We haven’t scored great this year, but defensively this is the best team I’ve been with. We’re three and one in league.” Effenberger played hard and put some great plays together with her teammates. “That’s a good win for us,” said Effenberger. “We’re so used to hitting shots, when we’re not hitting them it’s nice to come away with a win, making defensive stops.” On Friday the Cougars travelled to Roseburg where they lost a close 72-76 game against Umpqua, but they will have a chance for revenge on Feb. 15 when they play Umpqua on home court. The Cougars next home game and chance to avenge their first loss of the official season will be Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. against Portland.

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Facing the highest scoring team in the NWAACC on Jan. 15, the Clackamas Cougars fell to the Chemeketa Storm, 87-75. Grant Sitton and Brandon Halter led the Cougars with 19 points each. The Cougars plan against the Storm, who averages 99 points per game, was to try to slow the tempo and limit the number of possessions the Cougars have. “We really didn’t want to play in a hundred-point game,” said Coach Clif Wegner. In the first half, the game went according to the coach’s plan. The Cougars, shooting 43.9 percent from the field in the first half, were able to take a 10-point lead into halftime. The Cougars had hit a three pointer at the halftime buzzer that would have put them up 13, but the referee ruled that the shot came after the buzzer. Coming out of the locker room for the second half, the Storm came out firing with a 14-2 run, led by leading scorer Bryce White with 28 points. On the defensive end, Chemeketa clamped down and held the Cougars to just 27.8 percent shooting in the second half. “Our kids took some quick shots and deep three’s which really wasn’t what we were trying to do,” Wegner said. “We just didn’t do a good job at sticking to our game plan.” The 10-point lead the Cougars enjoyed at halftime would disappear as they were outscored 53-31 in the second half. Despite the poor shooting in the second half, the Cougars were able to keep the game close because of 32 points off of 17 Chemeketa turnovers. But the closest the game would get would be seven points. This season, the Clackamas Cougars men’s basketball team

is led by playmakers Spencer Bankofier and Tim Lott. Bankofier is known for his three-point shooting ability, while Lott uses an all around game to find success on the court. Cleaning up the glass down low is Grant Sitton. The Cougars currently are in fifth place in the NWAACC South standings and have five remaining home games, four of which are against teams that are ranked higher in the standings than the Cougars are. There is an opportunity for the Cougars to make a push to the top in the final month of the season. The Cougars (7-10, 1-3) next home game is Jan. 25 against LinnBenton.

Chemeketa used good offense, bringing the score to 14-5, but Ericka Pengelly scored this time. She hit a nice layup for a 16-5 lead. The score had reached 18-11 and Chemeketa fouled Jasmine Gibbs-Brown. Clackamas took a 19-11 lead as she made her first free throw and missed the second. Chemeketa was still struggling to keep up, but they were able to hit a nice outside shot which put the score at 21-15. Towards the end of the first half, Wilkinson drove the ball through the defense, scoring a layup. The Cougars commanded a 23-15 lead. Continuing their momentum, Gibbs-Brown sunk a nice shot from inside. The score was 25-15; Chemeketa fouled Gibbs-Brown. She hit one of two free throws for a score of 26-15. Chemeketa picked up another foul on Emily Pengelly who missed both free throws. The next foul was called on Clackamas and Chemeketa scored one of the following free throws, but the Cougars had the advantage with 26-16 at the half. Chemeketa started the second half with the ball and hit a shot bringing the score to 26-18. Rebekah Jamerson found a nice shot earning the Cougars their first basket of the half and 28-18 on the scoreboard. Playing more offensively, Chemeketa tossed a three pointer in. The scoreboard read 28-21. Chemeketa seemed much stronger beginning the second half. They made a shot during a Clackamas foul that put them closer at 28-23, but they missed both free throws. Chemeketa remained patient despite trailing. They kept up good defense and launched strategic offense as they scored another shot for 28-25. Chemeketa fouled Emily Pengelly who made her first free throw and missed the second. The score was

29-25. Chemeketa kept the game competitive scoring again. Now 29-27, the Cougars fouled Chemeketa. They scored both free throws, tying the game at 29-29 with 12 minutes left on the clock. Less than two minutes later, Emily Pengelly took back the lead with another well-timed three pointer for 32-29. A Clackamas foul gave Chemeketa two free throws, both scored for 32-31. Chemeketa then fouled Wilkinson who made both free throws putting the lead at 34-31. After a timeout, Clackamas fouled again, but it was for a single free throw. Chemeketa missed. Another Clackamas foul put Chemeketa back in front of the basket, making both free throws with 34-33. Chemeketa picked up another foul on Gibbs-Brown who made both free throws commanding a 36-33 lead. Again Chemeketa fouled Wilkinson who made one free throw for 37-33. Clackamas caught another foul, too, and Chemeketa made a free throw to 37-34. Chemeketa found their next foul on Effenberger with 6:19 left on the clock. She made both free throws. Clackamas lead 39-34. Chemeketa scored at 5:35 on the clock for 39-36. The infractions were piling up as Clackamas fouled Chemeketa. They made one free throw, taking the score to 39-37. Clackamas called a timeout at 4:43. Emily Pengelly passed-in to Gibbs-Brown, who scored. At 43-37 on the scoreboard Chemeketa fouled Effenberger who made both free throws, 45-37. Clackamas fouled Chemeketa with 1:28 remaining. Chemeketa made both free throws for 45-39. Chemeketa was scrambling to try and catch up. They called a timeout with 57 seconds to go. Chemeketa was penalized with another foul call at 0:38. Clackamas missed the single free throw. Chemeketa fouled again immediately after and Gibbs-Brown showed consistency making both free throws for a strong 47-39 lead. She lead in scoring with 14 points in the game.

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