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Lone gun defends second amendment Ben Caldwell The Clackamas Print
Clackamas is the only school in Oregon to arm its campus safety officers, who are issued Sig 226 pistols.
South Medford High School teacher Shirley Katz maintains a need to carry a firearm to school in order to protect herself from her abusive husband. The school district policy forbids this out of concern for students’ safety. The main issue in Medford is the district ban on weapons. State law affirms that Katz may have her gun as long as she has the proper license. Katz went to court Thursday, Oct. 11, to argue that her Second Amendment rights, according to Oregon state and federal law, are being violated by the ban. Until Jackson County Circuit Judge G. Philip Arnold makes his final decision, she will be allowed to bring her pistol to class. Depending on what Arnold decides, wholesale changes to the current administrative regulations may ensue not only at the K12 level,
but also at the community college level. The rules and regulations for Clackamas state that the following persons may be armed at the college: sheriffs, police officers, any person summonsed to assist a peace officer – provided that they are assisting said officer – any member of the military engaged in the performance of duty, any valid Concealed Handgun License holder and campus safety officers. The policy According to policy, students at Clackamas are allowed parallels state have a concealed handgun license. law. According to Oregon Revised tive regulation. Before that a Columbine-like Statute 166.370, on implementing it, a law- incident would be hancondition that indi- yer verified that it was dled properly so there viduals have a license constitutionally sound. wouldn’t be as many According to Head of student deaths.” under ORS 166.291, Campus Safety’s they can legally carry a Campus Safety Richard gun anywhere that does Ashbaugh, Clackamas stance regarding weapnot have a no-weapons is currently the only ons is that they are percampus that allows its mitted only if they are policy. The f o r m e r safety officers, along out of sight, provided Clackamas policy did with its students, to the student has a CHL. Hunting rifles in gun not permit any weap- carry firearms. First-year criminal racks, open carry or ons whatsoever. After examining justice student Brandon overly visible weapons state law, the school Key was surprised to chose to autho- learn about the campus rize concealed regulations. “I figured it was weapons. The board then just like high school, wrote up only without the pristhe current on fencing,” Key said. administra- “I feel safe knowing
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are not acceptable. Ashbaugh would prefer to see as few weapons on campus as possible. He would support a policy that restricts them to qualified persons only, he said. Ashbaugh agrees that the current policy is the only legal way to go about weapons on campus.
Oregon is one of 12 states that allows people to carry weapons to school.
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The “Frisbee kids”: Who are they, and where did they come from? Page 2 Doors open for former basketball coach Zak Laster
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Waking up every morning, driving to work and running into celebrities like Dustin Hoffman and Pamela Anderson – for Mark Campbell, former assistant basketball coach and player, these occurrences are routine. Mark Campbell was hired as an assistant coach at Pepperdine University in August of 2007 after spending two years working the same position at Clackamas. The job has let him witness sights he has never seen before. “Pepperdine is great,” Campbell said. “Dustin Hoffman lifts weights in our weight room, and
Pamela Anderson walks the track a lot. Those are the types of people that live in Malibu and that you see run into the grocery store.” Campbell’s position at Pepperdine has opened more doors for him than he ever imagined. “When (former NBA player) Reggie Miller was thinking of making a comeback with the Boston Celtics this year, I happened to be the guy that got to be his workout partner,” he said. “We worked out every day and every night; it was a great experience. (Boston Celtics forward) Kevin Garnett also came to work out with us.” Other than visiting with his celebrity clients, Campbell does have a job to do for
Pepperdine. He gets to the office at 6:30 a.m. every morning and is lucky to leave by 6 p.m. His responsibilities as assistant coach include guard development, recruiting in the Oregon and Washington area and scouting opponents. Campbell is especially proud of three basketball commitments coming to Pepperdine next year: Brad Tinsley from Oregon City, Paul McCoy from Grant and Ameer Shamsud-Din from Benson. “They are all very big-time, big-time basketball players,” he said. “Brad and Paul were First Team All-State last year as CAMPBELL juniors.”
Even though Campbell enjoys his new job, he hasn’t forgotten the people who helped him get where he is today. “I am very thankful for the opportunity that (Head Basketball Coach) Cliff Wegner, (Athletic Director) Jim Jackson and Clackamas gave me,” he said. “I had a great experience coming back to CCC after playing there. Coach Wegner really helped me develop as a coach.” Wegner feels Campbell will be a good fit for Pepperdine. “He’s a bright guy with a really good understanding of the game, especially from the athlete’s point of view,” Wegner said. “He will be a great asset for his ability to recruit, relate to players and develop players’ skills. He will also contribute a lot of fresh energy and ideas.”
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007
UFOs invade Clackamas skies LEFT: Oregon City High School students play Ultimate Frisbee on a grassy field out by the Barlow parking lot on campus. RIGHT: One of the high school students jumps to catch the Frisbee. Photos by Josh Hudson Clackamas Print
Kyle Steele The Clackamas Print
The skies of Clackamas are being invaded by the silent flight of flying discs soaring through the air. Driving by the Barlow parking lot, a small, grassy field complete with its own hill can be seen, as well as a group of kids playing games with the ever-popular toy. “The Frisbee kids,” as some Clackamas students call them, are from Oregon City High School and are members of a small Frisbee club. “It was started a few years ago by someone, and we kind of joined it,” said member
Jason Cloud. “We have about 18 to 20 kids.” High school students, some experienced and others novice, come together every day to play Ultimate Frisbee. The game divides players into two teams and works a little like football or rugby. One team tries to move the Frisbee down the field to a designated scoring zone as the other plays defense. Play can be stopped if the Frisbee hits the ground, in which case the disc goes to the other team. Another way to change play is if the opposing team intercepts the Frisbee while it is in the air. Some of the players toss the
disc with their own patented throwing techniques to move the disc down the field to their teammates. Others experiment with different moves and play to develop their own personal style. Club activities include more than simply games; the group must also prepare for upcoming PUFFY (Portland Ultimate Frisbee Federation for Youth) tournaments. Members run, as well as do pushups and sit-ups after they miss catching the disc. It is a structured workout that onlookers would likely expect to see during football or basketball practices. “I saw them playing one day, and I just started play-
Halloween costumes on campus TOP LEFT: Staff member Rose Lefebvre dressed as the landlord’s wife from the old television show Three’s Company. BOTTOM LEFT: Student Kyle Feuchtwanger chases friend Stephen Beyer on campus, both dressed as pirates for Halloween. All photos by Mistymarie WilksSalguero Clackamas Print
ABOVE: Student Aleia Adams poses outside the Community Center. She dressed as a school girl for Halloween.
ing,” said Carl Reeder, another member of the club. The Frisbee kids – or the Oregon City High School Frisbee club – have been welcomed by many around
Clackamas, and they currently have no plans of leaving. The skies of the Barlow parking lot will have to deal with a little more traffic for a while longer.
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Stand-up; it s your line now Jess Sheppard The Clackamas Print
Everybody loves to laugh. There’s no denying it – we humans are attracted to people who make us chuckle, whether they are stand-up comedians, vaudevillians or members of an improv troupe. Clackamas even offers a course that teaches students the fundamentals of comedic performance. “What is funny and why?” Instructor Chris Whitten asks his stand-up comedy students at the beginning of nearly every class. The answer to both, according to Whitten, is “recognition.” The audience identifies with the jokes being told and the experiences being portrayed on stage, and that shared experience is funny. So why take stand-up? Whitten asserts that “humor is a valuable skill in any career track,” especially in a profession that requires speaking to people. He encourages students to take the class even if they don’t plan on becoming comedians. The course improves selfconfidence onstage and off, as well as offers an hour of the day when individuals can simply make others laugh, he said.
“Sociologically speaking,” them situations to act out and he added, “it’s not the funni- other helpful incentives. est guy who’s voted off the The performers are still island first – it’s the obnoxious characters, but they are not in guy who thinks he’s funny but the “context of a play,” Smithisn’t.” English said. It’s very “depenThis term, Whitten’s stand- dent on the audience.” up class consists of four stu“It’s really valuable actor dents, which is an improve- training,” he added. ment since it has averaged a The technique teaches permere three parformers how ticipants in the to work posipast. It currenttively together, ly features the share attencomedic talents tion on stage “ of Glen Hoover, and, perhaps a returning stumost impordent from Spring tantly, listen Term, and three to their fellow new comedians actors. One of ...” in the making: the major goals Robert Wood, is to “work Bryan Maurice together as an Chris Whitten and Byron ensemble,” Communications & Bartlett. Smith-English Theatre Instructor Performing said. alongside This term’s the stand-up one-acts showstudents in case a large Clackamas’ upcoming One- group of entertainers that Act Festival is the Comedy includes Thomas Dietrich, Improv Troupe, I-Prov, taught Bo Ernster, Beth Hungerford, by Theatre Instructor David Nick Kornafel, Bryan Maurice, Smith-English. Smith-English Michael Mitchell, Jennifer has taught improvisational the- Whitten and Robert Wood. atre for 17 years, about 14 of The One-Act Festival them at Clackamas. itself will take place Tuesday, The difference between tra- Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. ditional acting and improv is 27, 28 and 29, at noon, with an mainly scripted versus non- additional showing at 7:30 on scripted lines. Improv actors the 29th, in the McLoughlin rely on their audience to give Theatre.
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CCC students watch Instructor Chris Whitten perform at the preview performance of Stand-up Comedy Night last Spring Term in the McLoughlin Theatre.
11/8 – 18: The Fall Term theatre production, the dark comedy “Reckless,” plays in the Osterman Theatre, in Niemeyer Hall. Performances take place Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors 62 and older and $10 for students. For further information or to make reservations, call ext. 2356. 11/12: Veterans Day; school holiday, college closed. 11/12: The Alexander Gallery, in Niemeyer Hall, will be opening a new exhibit titled “Conﬂuence,” which will feature works by Tim Lundholm, Mike Suri and Tom Yody. The opening reception is on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. “Conﬂuence” will be open until Jan. 18 next year.
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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007
Rockies make World Series but fall short after winning 21 of 22 games Colorado Rockies show heart in their miracle run to the World Series but still can’t overcome the Boston Red Sox Zak Laster
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The Colorado Rockies entered Major League Baseball in 1993. In their short 16-year history they have averaged 73 wins per season, making the playoffs only once, in 1995. They were consistently last in their division. Nobody expects anything from the Rockies except for them to get beaten into the ground by superior opponents. But something in them changed this year, starting Sept. 16 in a game against the Florida Marlins. The team won 13-0 and went on to win 14 of their last 15 regular season games to tie with the San Diego Padres and force a one-game playoff. They then beat the San Diego Padres 9-8 and propelled themselves into the playoffs. To be able to win 14 of 15 is very difficult to pull off at
any stage of the season, but the Rockies chose the best possible time to get hot. During the playoffs, they were on such a roll as a team that they swept both the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Championship Series. In fact, they won the National League Pennant so quickly that they had to sit and wait nine days and watch the Red Sox play four more games before they could get back on the field for the World Series. Somewhere during all that time off, the Rockies apparently lost their momentum. They were blown out in Game 1 of the World Series, 13-1. Jeff Francis (17-9, 4.22 ERA) was the starter for Colorado, but he lasted only four innings after giving up six runs. His opponent, Josh Beckett (20-7, 3.27 ERA), pitched phenomenally, giving up one run in seven innings of work and striking out nine batters. Game 2 was more of the battle of the bullpens. Neither starter Ubaldo Jimenez (4-4, 4.28 ERA) of Colorado or Curt Schilling (9-8, 3.87 ERA) pitched very long; both pitchers were done by the sixth inning. Schilling had built a 2-1 lead over the Rockies, and the bullpen was able to shut down the Rockies en route
Games this week Cross Country will travel to Clark College on Saturday, Nov. 10, for the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College Championships (NWAACC). The race will take place in Lewisville Park, located in Battle Ground, Wash. On Saturday, Nov. 10, women’s soccer will play in the NWAACC quarterfinals at the Oregon City High School stadium at noon. Today, women’s volleyball will play at home against Linn Benton Community College. The game will take place at 7 p.m. in the Randall Gymnasium. The game is a league match. Playoff ties will be played Nov. 9 and 10. The times and locations are to be announced.
to a 2-1 victory and a commanding two-game lead in the series. In the off-season the Red Sox won the rights to Japanese phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka (15-12, 4.40 ERA). It cost the team over $100 million, but they bought him for these highmagnitude games. Matsuzaka took the mound in Game 3 of the World Series. He didn’t have his best outing, going 5.1 innings and giving up two runs while striking out five and walking three. He pitched much better than the Rockies’ Josh Fogg (10-9, 4.94 ERA), who only lasted 2.2 innings, giving up six runs. The Red Sox won the game 10-5, and were now in full control of winning their second title in 86 years. In Game 4 the Red Sox put Jon Lester (4-0, 4.57 ERA) on the mound against Aaron Cook (8-7, 4.12 ERA). Lester had just been brought up from AA on Sept. 2. Both pitched very well in a hardfought game. The Rockies were playing for their playoff lives. However, it wasn’t enough, as the Rockies had faced the same problem the whole series: lack of bullpen depth. The Red Sox won 4-3. The Rockies had a great run to finish the season, all the way up to the World Series.
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They just ran into a better, deeper team in the Red Sox. The state of Colorado hasn’t had much to cheer about in any sports since the
retirement of John Elway in 1998. Hopefully, the Rockies will be able to take it a step further in 2008-09.
Sports Scores Soccer
Nov. 3, 2007 – Clackamas 8 def Olympic 0
Oct. 31, 2007 – Chemeketa def Clackamas (30-25, 30-22, 30-24) Whatcom Crossover Tournament Nov. 2, 2007 Clackamas def Yakima Valley (30-19, 32-31) Walla Walla def Clackamas (25-30, 30-27, 15-6) Clackamas def Edmonds (27-30, 30-26, 15-13) Nov. 3, 2007 Clackamas def Yakima Valley (30-14, 30-18) Mt. Hood def Clackamas (30-16, 30-13, 30-25)