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Increase in student diversity is not reflected in staff
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Volume 42, Issue 12
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The theater department’s next production takes a darker tone
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Clackamas Community College, according to data obtained from the Human Resources department from the year 2004, has zero African American instructors. BJ Rinearson, Director of HR, believes that, “Because all of the information is voluntary, it is very likely that faculty members would not give their race and would be qualified in the unknown section.” After being asked about current demographics from 2004 the lastest update available, Rinearson said those would take between three and six months to make. Rinearson was asked if she personally knew of any African American teachers on the faculty, to which she stated she could think of one but, “could only give numbers and no names.” In the Affirmative Action Plan Update, a set of goals regarding diversity, there is not a slot for faculty members with unknown/not given ethnicities, so the information could be more accurate than first thought. It is however, from 2004. African American counselor, Tony Davis says, “(It is) very unlikely that minority faculty members would not feel comfortable giving their ethnicity.” According to CCC’s Affirmative Action Plan Update, in 2004 there were 163 faculty members and zero African American and Hispanic faculty members. It also said there was one Asian / Pacific Islander on the faculty. The number of African American students has increased from 2006-2008 by 23.85 percent from 253 to 349. Hispanic student enrollment has increased by 15.01 percent from 2,196 to 2,753, while Asian/Pacific Islander saw a 16.8 percent increase from 829 in 2006, to 1,031 in 2008. Davis believes there is, “documented evidence, when you talk about student’s success. The higher success is going to be based on seeing someone who looks like them.” The vice president of the impending Multicultural Alliance club, Rachel Syphard, feels differently. “It’s not an issue for me because I grew up in Molalla, where it was me and my brother and two other people that were black, so I’m used to not being around black people. It does not bother me at all. It’s a normal thing. That’s how I grew up,” said Syphard. Davis said it is an important issue for HR but also realizes the economy is affecting whether or not the goal can be achieved. “I know it’s on the front burner for BJ. She is really an advocate,” Davis said. “Not sure the historical nature of why there has not been the motivation for an active search for diversity. I can only assume, and I don’t want to assume,” Davis stated about the college’s lack of a proactive search for a diverse staff. Davis also has plans on teaching classes, when it can be arranged. He is interested in teaching an African American history class and a hip hop music class. He said it pretty much goes back to the budget, or lack thereof. “It’s a good thing that the concern is there, but we can’t follow through with it with real opportunity,” Davis said. He hopes to see action when things start to loosen up in the economy and the college is able to put his ideas into action. The college’s total enrollment head count went up 21.6 percent from 25,029 to 35,008 from 2006 to 2008. A higher total enrollment means more money for the college but apparently things are still rough.
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From left to right Hshnequa Perini, Abisai Ahumada and Ashley Gardner study in McLoughlin Hall. In the past few years student diversity has increased.
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Madelyn Marcott and Jake Whitten, a member of The Print, kiss while in front of them James Sharinghousen, right, and Kelly Miller, left, act like a car in the theater department’s newest play, “How I Learned to Drive.”
Transfer days to offer students options John Hurlburt News Editor
Trying to find a four-year college after attending community college can feel like stumbling blindly through the dark, just hoping you fall into the spot without too many thorns. With Transfer Days coming through however, students are finally getting a flashlight to save them from financial and educational gashes. The annual Transfers Days event is being held in Gregory Forum, on Thursday, Feb. 12. The event will have representatives from 25 different universities, as well as the Ford Scholarship Foundation, available to help students with information regarding what each of the schools have to offer. Miguel Cardenas, one of the organizers for Transfer Days, says that there are many advantages offered to students who choose to attend. One of the advantages is students can speak face to face with representatives and find out certain lower level classes, that might help them get ahead, when they move on towards a four year degree. “The problem with the transfer degree is it’s so broad,” Cardenas elaborated. Instead of just taking an Arts and Letters class, the college representatives can help students know which class would be most helpful with in the Arts and Letters category. There are more advantages than just knowing which classes to take. “It’s a great way to save money in more ways than one,” Cardenas said. As opposed to going out to many different colleges, having them all in one place means, students will save gas and time – as well as get an idea of which school makes the most sense to invest money into. Not all the schools attending are
just the usual four-year universities. Although traditional universities such as University of Oregon, Marylhurst and Western Oregon will be present, some attending will cater more to a specific audience such as, Western States Chiropractic College Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and The Art Institute of Portland. If the chance to speak with representatives from different colleges doesn’t seem like enough to entice, door prizes will also be offered. Aside from food, Cardenas doesn’t know what all will be offered, but he did say that traditionally Clackamas paraphernalia is usually the prize being offered. Aside from transfer days, there are also three different scholarships being offered to students who are looking to leave community college in search of the next inning in the game of higher educa-
tion. The Clackamas Rotary Transfer Scholarship, the Al Pfahl Transfer Scholarship and the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship can all be picked up in the front of Roger Rook hall on the racks. According to Fayne Griffiths, director of financial aid services, these are all private scholarships and have to be filled out separately from the schools financial aid. Last year, an estimated 253 students, took advantage of Transfer Days and the hopes are that this year will get at least that many. Student Laura Evans plans to be one of those who are looking for a place to go after Clackamas on Thursday, and to her, going just makes sense. “It would be easier to do it that way than to try and figure out info on your own,” Evans said, explaining why she would go.
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Representatives from Pacific Union College sharing information at 2008’s Transfer Days. Last year 30 colleges came to offer students opportunities.
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Delivered to The Print via intercampus mail on Feb. 9
Dear Editors, Our concern lies not with the irresponsible acts of our immature and undisciplined “leaders,” but rather, with a disturbing pattern which seems to be prevalent among our leaders in general. Corruption and illegitimate activity permeates our leadership from top to bottom. Whether it is the governor, a senator, or a mayor, it seems that no one is capable of maintaining a higher standard these days. We believe the only way to stop this vicious cycle is to make examples of the leadership who are found guilty of any act not commensurate with their position. As (Political Science Instructor) Dean Darris has said in one of our classes with him, “You can delegate authority but never responsibility.” Our leaders should be held accountable for their actions. Because they are examples to their subordinates, they ought to be severely punished for their reprehensible actions. Loren Brown Isaiah Ferrer Students To the editors of The Clackamas Print, I found the article in Feb. 4, 2009, about students drinking off campus very repugnant. Have we become a police governing society? What one does in the privacy of their own home is their own business. If these people are to be disciplined for anything, it should be for their stupidity of posting their illegal activities in a public forum. These people will be disciplined by the way the teachers and others peers react to them due to this article. Debi Schultz Student Editors, I believe what the ASG members did was wrong and should be punished for it. Lucas Teytmeier Student
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Editors, I applaud you for your recent article regarding the underage drinking of some of the members of our student government. As a student of political science, I believe it is important that the people are aware of the activities of their representatives whether they are illegal or not. The fact that people are not outraged, and that these students are not being punished, says more about our society on a higher level than people realize. Why are these students not being held accountable for their illegal actions? The fact that they were off campus, and not engaging in activities that represent the college, does not excuse the fact that their actions were illegal by Oregon state law. If they can’t abide by the law, how can they be trusted to represent us? This goes for all people in all forms of government. Why is it that we allow them to break the law, and make excuses for them when they do? Are we then just encouraging something we are supposed to prevent? That is, the creation of an elite group of people who have special privileges because of their rank and authority. Why should they not face the same consequences as anyone else? I’ve heard that people believe that The Print has a vendetta for the student government, but maybe that is a sign that our government should watch itself more closely, since they are under the scrutiny of the public eye. Thank you very much for printing this article. Kasondra Karr
Dear Editor, I think it is wrong for the underage ASG members to be drinking. Also, I think they should be punished or something because that is unfair. I am certain any other underage student caught doing that would be expelled or suspended. Moe L. Mann
Dear Editor, I know a few of the students involved in this situation, and it’s disappointing to know these leaders were involved in underage drinking. It’s sad to know that our leaders got caught up in the way of the world, because they are supposed to be the leaders – the ones we as students look up to. The reality of the situation is that it happens; no matter how much we deny underage drinking, it happens. I do feel bad for these students, but it’s an eye opener to everyone that underage drinking does happen. I don’t think the administration should punish the students involved. I think these kids will get enough heat from the staff and fellow classmates. They don’t need to be punished, but they do need to realize they shouldn’t be posting pictures of their underage drinking parties. That’s not something a so-called leader should do. Amy Kuper Student
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The ASG needs to be held responsible for their actions. While they are backing up their illegal actions by saying they were in a private residence, and the event had no associations with ASG, they are undergae. When you take a public office, and are supposed to represent a body of people, you are held to higher standards, and need to act as such. Especially with their “Alcohol Awareness” coming up, don’t you think it’s a tad ridiculous? I find it hypocritical that they would be doing this. Does it become okay to do anything illegal as long as the act is done in a private residence? I’m tired of government (at any level) getting away with doing illegal activities. While I don’t think they should step down, I do think they should be held accountable, and at least issue apologies instead of excuses. Kris Fitz
Editors, I am writing to you about the story “Student leader’s underage drinking causes campus buzz.” After reading the story I don’t think it should have been published because they were not on campus, and this was on their own time. The school and students don’t need to know the details of the “ASG” members’ lives. David Kilyukk Student
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Editors, Yes, it is true, we all have a right to our privacy, but if you want your private life to stay that way, then posting pictures on Facebook that are questionable is not a smart way to go about it. Leaders should be examples to the ones they lead. By posting images of underage drinking, they are not only showing that they don’t care to uphold the law, but they appear proud of their actions. In short, if they are underage and want to drink – stay away from a camera. Chelsea Collard Student
The Clackamas Print, When you are someone who is in ASG you are a role model and modeling drinking pictures online so everyone can see, probably isn’t the best idea. If you’re going to be drinking, leave it private, or don’t post pictures on a public page. If your Facebook or MySpace page is blocked, then I don’t know what to tell you. Posting it in the Clackamas Print isn’t the best way of going about solving this problem either. But then again, is it really a problem if the drinking is responsible, and has no attachment to school? Summer Thielen Student Dear Editors, I just read the article; I am very disgusted that you would use someone’s profile on a social networking site as a means of information. Although you included the comments of various ASG representatives, you should not have run this story in the first place. And, I really think that there should be some kind of reprimand against you for running a non-school related story and broadcasting a private issue to the whole student body. Shame on you and where are your morals? Where is your conscience? I can’t wait until the day you do something shameful and a student decides to tell the world. If it’s a rumor then that’s fine with you right? No harm, no foul? Like I said students are going to look out for ASG. The rest of the student body is probably outraged at the contents of your article. I suggest a retraction in the next issue. Libby Gibson Student
Editors, After reading the article about ASG members’ underage drinking, I find it hard to believe that people in their position would do that. They are in a leadership position and should set a good example for those still underage. I am glad this article was included, because whether or not the college decides to take action, the ASG members did some illegal and it should be noticed because of their position. They shouldn’t expect to get away with breaking the law, even if it didn’t have anything to do with the college. If they don’t think drinking underage is wrong and they want it to be a private issue, then they shouldn’t post pictures on Facebook. Sadie Teytmeier Student
Dear Editor, I was appalled when I read about the ASG members participating in underage drinking and even allowing it! These people represent the college, and are supposed to be setting an example to the students and everyone on campus with how they conduct themselves – whether it is on campus or not. Underage drinking is illegal. Supplying alcohol to those underage is illegal. Shirking it off as they have is wrong. If one of them uses illegal drugs at home but not on campus, does that mean it should not be looked at? This is the same thing. Illegal activity by any of them should not be allowed and there should be consequences. And as for them mentioning that they are members of this college and ASG members as well, that does not look good on our college. Rose Lefebvre
Delivered to The Print via intercampus mail on Feb. 10
Editors, While I agree with the quote, “If an ASG member is in their own home [drinking]… I could care less.” I also think the actions done by these students were a mistake and did not represent the student body in a positive way. Even so, everyone makes mistakes, and these student leaders just need to re-evaluate their choices/actions. And, they can start by not posting photos such as these on Facebook. Brandon Wilcox Student To the Editors, Private lives are private lives. These student leaders who were “caught” drinking should be left alone. The drinking occurred off campus, on their time. I personally feel if you are old enough to die for your country, you should be old enough to drink legally. Come on folks, leave these young adults alone. What anyone does on their own time is not anyone else’s business. Why don’t we all be happy they are in school and not out robbing your house because they are hooked on meth? Get a grip and mind your own business. Paul Schwietert 45 year old part-time student and father
Board of Education to discuss tuition increase tonight The Clackamas Board of Education is set to discuss the possible tuition increase for Spring term this evening, Feb. 11 in the Bill Brod Community Center. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. Any one with comments can sign up to speak during the “Comments from Citizens” portion of the session. The Board of Education meetings are always open to the public and occur monthly.
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“You’re just the story teller,” said Ovalle. “It’s my job to tell the story, and understanding the story makes it easier.” Heads will turn at Clackamas as the theSo what kind of show is “How I Learned ater department presents, “How I Learned to to Drive?” The story deals with adult subject Drive,” a play by Paula Vogel that explores matter in a delicate way, that can only be life, love and making it through the teen described as masterful. years. James Sharinghousen, a member of the cast, According to the official play synopsis, it stated that he felt that the show was “a dark is, “A wildly funny, surprisdramady with adult subject ing and devastating tale of matter.” survival as seen through the Several members of the lens of a troubling relationcast and crew also commented ship between a young girl and on the play’s humor including “The play is an older man.” Hannah Munsey, the projector Kelly Miller, a member of operator, who said, “The play a little racy in the Greek chorus, said that is a little racy in some parts, she was especially excited but it’s a very funny show.” some parts, but about being part of the proSo like the boxes of chocoduction of this Pulitzer Prize lates that contain a little bit of it’s a very funny winning show. everything, “How I Learned “The most interesting part to Drive” has drama, comedy, show.” about this play is the forromance and even music. mat, and the feeling that it “The play isn’t a musical,” leaves the audience with,” said Munsey, “but the music said Miller. adds a depth to the story.” Hannah Munsey Heather Ovalle plays the The play will open on Projector Operator lead role of Li’l Bit, a girl Thursday Feb. 26, and will whose story is told from sevrun until March 8, in the eral different time frames. Osterman Theater. Showings Ovalle is a graduate of will be Thursday through Clackamas and is currently Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and attending Portland State University. there will be a matinee on Sundays at 2:30 Despite the fact that this is the first seri- p.m. The tickets are $12 for general admission ous role that she has taken on, Ovalle’s acting and $10 for students. For more information breathes life into the volatile character of Li’l and ticket reservations call 503-657-6958 ext. Bit. 2356 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Clackamas Print
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Li’l Bit, played by Clackamas alumna Heather Ovalle, suffers a moment of distress following a severe family feud.
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Above: After one too many martinis, Li’l Bit, above center, takes a long nap with the remaining members of the Greek chorus, from left to right, Kelly Miller, James Sharinghousen and Madelyn Marcott. The chorus is a physical manifestation of Li’l Bit’s memories and each member portrays several personas throughout the show from family members, to classmates, to total strangers. Above right: Uncle Peck,right, played by actor Brian Haliski, comforts Cousin Bobby, left, played by actor and Print staff writer Jake Whitten, after their fishing trip takes a sour note.
Right: During a heated discussion about sex and marriage, Li’l Bit’s grandmother, played by Greek chorus member Kelly Miller, tries to cover her granddaughter’s ears to shield her from the conversation. Jessica Foster Clackamas Print
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Brevé brews a good time
What are you giving/hoping to receive on Valentine’s Day? “Flowers and candy.” - Clara Jean Dawson
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Customers are welcomed by the semingly rustic look and feel of Brevé Esspresso. The music, atmosphere, art and aroma are all very apealing.
Jess Sheppard Arts & Culture Editor
It’s the service and quality and décor you’d expect from a fancy European establishment, but close to home and actually affordable. From the outside, Brevé Espresso looked just like every other coffee shop I’d ever seen, but inside, out of the glare of the sun, I was floored. The interior is stunningly beautiful, from the warm palate of colors, to the gentle musical ambiance, to the enormous stone fireplace. Even the bathroom is decorated with art, color and texture, without a single cheap soap dispenser or white porcelain sink. Naturally, I was immediately worried that the expensive look of the place was going to be shared by the food and drink. My fears were unnecessary. A myriad of options lay before me – organic freshly baked bagels, delectable pastries, real fruit smoothies, salads, bagel sandwiches, a dozen different flavors of tea and another dozen varieties of coffee. And, most of it was less than three dollars. Before going to the Brevé Espresso, I
was a coffee skeptic. I was willing to try it once and always harsh in my judgments. The waitress was patient with my inexperience concerning coffee. She asked me about flavors I liked, how sweet were my preferences, even how thick I wanted my drink to be, until finally she produced a caramel mocha brewed and sweetened to fit my tastes. The price for this 12oz customized delicacy – $3.90. This cost included the $.50 shot of caramel sauce. And, just because they looked so very irresistible, I bought a Danish as big as my cupped hands – $1.55. In the end, I found myself curled up on a sinfully comfortable leather couch, with my mocha served in a gorgeous ceramic cup, and my delicious pastry on a matching plate. All the while, enjoying the relaxed and zen atmosphere of the place and marveling that I, once so indifferent to coffee, could be so changed in my opinion after one cup. Eats and drinks and cozy seats aren’t the only great features of Brevé Espresso. They encourage people to come in and just chill. They provide free Wi-Fi and are childfriendly, inviting families to bring along the little ones by setting out toys, and including juice and hot chocolate in their menu. All of this for a grand total of $5.45.
“Nothing really, I’m married. So, I already know what I got. I got my wife tickets for a play.” – Patrick Neitzel
“Probably just flowers and chocolate.” –Justine Steinke
Ward off the snoozing until after class Jake Whitten The Clackamas Print
The life of a college student is busy and hectic, and there is often not enough time for everything, including an adequate amount of sleep. So, frequently students are left trying to find other ways to not dose off in class, at work, or behind the wheel. The easiest answer would be to just hit up Starbucks or grab a Red Bull, but that gets expensive, and so for those who can’t always afford the quad venti latte, there are some other alternatives. At the community center many students had some suggestions. At a table of a group playing Magic Cards, student Justin Benfield said one way is to, “graze on foods.” Then he also added, he doesn’t recommend it because “it’s bad for you,” but it works. Student James Furman added he uses physical activities to stay awake such as “free running,” which Wikipedia defines as, “a form of ‘urban acrobatics’ in which participants (free runners) use the city and rural landscape to perform movements through its structures.” And, the number one idea for staying awake from the table of guys playing Magic is playing Magic. Some female students had ideas as well. Student Kim Miller said, “Fantasize about a special someone.” One student said he stays awake in class by playing video games, and he chose to remain anonymous for fear his teachers would read this, and start looking more carefully at his laptop. Yahoo! Answers, a popular Web site where people can ask questions about anything and other people give their best answers, also has a lot of ideas. Upon typing in “creative ways to stay awake,” among the top answers were dripping cold water directly into your eyes, holding your pee and meth. Although, it might be better to just fall asleep then resort to that.
Corrections Forum Last issue: -Lady in top photo on page 2 is Narci Carlson not Narci Carsel
-Photo on page 3 is grants officer Whitney Johnson, not Whitney Johnsonm. A Clackamas student uses a previous issue to catch some extra z’s before class. This could be due to lack of sleep, from long nights of studying.
Issue 10: -Sarah Cook is a Scorpio, not a Pisces.
Hollywood always has great ideas. In “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3,” one character stays awake to ward off Freddy Krueger by eating spoonfuls of instant coffee and washing it down with Diet Coke. So, the next time you are fighting off sleep and don’t want to resort to more traditional methods, give one of these ideas a try. Who knows, you might just find you enjoy playing Magic.
The Clackamas Print regrets these errors and apologizes.
Jesse Lamond Clackamas Print
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Men’s Wrestling shows what it takes to be No. 1 in NJCAA Larissa Figley The Clackamas Print
The main door of the wrestling gym reads, “BE A CHAMPION TODAY!” Those are the words that this year’s team has taken to heart and to the mat. “Wrestling rocks,” says team member Josh Miller, who is currently ranked fourth in his weight class in the nation. The team as a whole has ranked third in the nation, the highest ranking since 1989 when the Cougars were runners up. In the press release dated Feb. 4, head Coach Josh Rhoden had this to say, “If we can even be in the same sentence as the 1989 and 1971 teams, then we are on the right track here.” The 1971 team that Rhoden refers to was the last time the Clackamas wrestling team were national champions. Thursdays practice starts off with a rock-infused warm-up session as the team listens to AC/DC classics such as “Immigrant Song,” as they run around their cramped, matted room. Some team members show off with some back handsprings, and it is easy to see how thrilled they are after last week’s meet in North Wyoming. With both Regional and National matches coming up in just a couple weeks, Rhoden, as well as the whole team, has high hopes. Currently, the Cougars have seven wrestlers that are nationally ranked in their respective weight divisions. Tyrell Fortune, a tank of a young man and freshman, currently has the highest rank in his weight class of 285 pounds. He is second in the nation, just behind Nassau wrestler Brandon Williamson. He hopes that by the end of the Regional on Feb. 14, his team will have at least one representative in every weight class. The whole team, in fact, has confidence that this will happen, and they hope that their efforts will be rewarded by the Champion title. Other than Fortune, Kyle Wirkuty (141), Josh Miller (174), and Caleb Kociemba (184) are all ranked fourth in their weight classes. Anthony Weerheim
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Nick Dumolt-157/165 goes for the take down against 184 pound TJ Calloway during practice at Randall Hall earlier this week. The college wrestling team is ranked third in the NJCAA Division 18. (149) is fifth in his class, while George Mendez (133) is eighth and Kris Spencer (165) is ninth in their respective classes. So what is the key to such a successful season? Most of the teammates credit the close, family-like team that they have. Even the coaches participate in the practices. Their T-shirts read “We Will Win,” their shorts read “Intensity,” and you can feel their drive in the air, as you watch them wrestle each other.
“You can’t make fun of us,” says Fortune with a laugh before he pairs up and begins the intense ritual of “live” matches. And indeed, you can’t watch them without being awestruck. The amount of force behind every agile grab and the strength that it takes to pin the other wrestler down is amazing to watch. Nationals will be held in Minnesota this year, the 27 and 28 of this month. wrestler down is amazing to watch.
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Coach Josh Rhoden gives feedback to the # 2 ranked NJCAA Division 18 Tyrell Fortune. The 285 pound Fortune is ranked number two in the nation in his weight class.
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Anthony Weerhein-141/144lb Wrestles against 141 pound Kyle Wirkuty during practice at Randall Hall. Kyle Wirkuty is currently ranked fourth in his weight class in the NJCAA.
Jed Bellefeville, left, and Trevor Williams, right, do some practice sprints getting ready for Track and Feild starting at the end of Winter term 2009. CCC’s first track and field event will be Feb. 14 at the college. The team will
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be split into Red Team and Blue Team. League competition start on Feb. 28 at the Pacific Luteran University Invitational. Both men’s and women’s teams were ranked fourth at the 2008 NWAACC Track and Field Meet.
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Cougs raise money, hold ranking The Lady Cougars hold their position in a three way Southern Region tie for first place Larissa Figley The Clackamas Print
The Jan. 31, game against Southwest Oregon was won by the lady Cougars 53-38. Yet, with so many players, who usually play so well, pink leg warmers aren’t enough to distract from the Cougars unused talent this game. Despite the 15 point loss against Umpqua, the Cougars still hold their number two spot out of all the Norhtwestt Athletic Association of Community Colleges competitors. The Umpqua game may have slightly damaged the women’s spirits, since the following game against Southwest Oregon lacked their usual high scores and multiple fireball shots. Perhaps their confidence will be gained back in the game against Linn-Benton, which is the eighteenth ranked team and with no top 10 players. It should be an easy win. Even still, compared to other NWAACC teams who can’t boast nearly the number of wins the Cougars can, the win was still a win with a victory of more than just a game. The leg warmers were a small demonstration of the higher purpose for the night: to raise money for cancer research. Coach Jim Martineau explained that the fundraising aspect of the night, “went really well. The team donated money from a raffle, and the gate money from ticket sales, totaling in $300.”
He went on to state that, “Almost every NWAACC game that night was a part of this fundraiser, which was organized by Coach Wagner in honor of Coach Warden who died earlier this year. All of the men’s and the majority of women’s coaches were involved in the event.” All NWAACC teams will contribute during the actual tournament. “(All) the funds will be combined to write one big check to the American Cancer Association,” says Martineau. Not only was it beneficial monetarily but Martineau says that, “It was a good experience for all the kids, and they were pretty excited.” Despite their win, Martineau seemed disappointed in his team’s performance, saying that, “The game didn’t go so well,” and “The team played a good defense, but shot badly.” Martineau regarded the playing as “minor in comparison to the cause.” “The fundraiser went great. It’s a good cause with a pretty good turn out.” With only a month left until the NWAACC Championships the excitement is gaining. The NWAACC Web site lists several team members as “players to watch” including Shayla Fetters, Rylee Peterson, Dayle Powell, and Brittany Duty. Fetters and Peterson are both top ranking players – Peterson being the number three player out of all NWAACC competitors. With all this talent, the Cougars should be able to maul the competition. Even if the dent in cancer is as narrow as the lady Cougars win against Southwest, that’s still a step in the right direction.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play their next games at home in the Randall Gym against the Chemeketa Storm Feb. 11. The ladies start at 5:30 p.m. and the men start at 7:30.
Clackamas Scoreboard Men’s Basketball
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Guard Melissa Fay, right, and forward Erica Filipeti, left, practice in Randall Gym. The Lady Cougars took down the fifth ranked Linn-Benton Roadrunners on Feb. 7 with a score of 90-53.
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January 21, 2009
Clackamas (94) 9-0 21-2 Dorman 9-12 3-3 25, Tapscott 8-16 2-4 16, Wilde 19 0-0 2, Cook 9-12 3-3 25, Dunn 3-7 2-2 8, Totals 3877 10-13 94. Linn-Benton (83) 5-4 9-12 Sundquist 8-15 4-4 20, Madison 2-4 0-0 4, Christie 3-7 3-3 9, Carter 5-12 2-2 12, Teutsh 5-8 3-6 13.
Clackamas (90) 8-1 7-4 Fetters 1-4 0-0 3, St. Paul 2-8 4-6 8, Peterson 10-14 3-3 28, Powell 6-10 0-0 25, Duty 8-16 6-8 22, Totals 31-68 18-27 90. Linn-Benton (52) 4-5 8-12 Ducksworth 6-17 2-5 15, Watson 0-9 2-2 2, Davidfields 2-9 0-3 4, Spiering 2-4 2-3 6, Totals 19-62 922 52.
NWAACC Stat Leaders
NWAACC Stat Leaders
Scoring #2 Chehales Tapscott #5 JC Cook Rebounds #2 Chehales Tapscott Steals #3 JC Cook Assist#10 Austin Dunn
Scoring #3 Rylee Peterson Rebounds #10 Rylee Peterson Steals #2 SHayla Fetters #7 Bryanna St. Paul #10 Rylee Peterson Assist #4Shayla Fetters
Box Score Key: Basketball Visiting team is listed first, followed by their final score, their league record and then conference records. Following a player’s name are field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, and ends with the player’s total points.
Men maintain top spot in NWAACC Sam Krause
ketball his junior year of high school. In force more than ever, was 7-1 Brad King who put in a personal best of 14 points made After a week’s rest, the Clackamas Cougars up of tip-ins, post moves and hook shots, with were able to mount a steady and unrelent- five offensive rebounds to boot. ing force to the Linn-Benton Roadrunners, The Cougars are still the number one team gaining another win with a score of 94- boasting a record of 9-0 for play in the Southern 83. Now, the Cougars are guaranteed a Division and 21-2 for the entire NWAACC. spot at the Northwest Athletic Association Tacoma CC and Olympic CC trail the team in of Community College Championships in second and third place. Kennewick, WA, March 5-8. Tacoma matches the Cougs in The first half ended with a free throw percentage and beats Head Coach score of 39-28 in the Cougar’s them in offensive rebounds. favor. From a 20 point lead during Olympic is number two in the Clif Wegner the second, the Cougars closed Northern Division, but they’ve still keeps his the game with an even second played more league games than “Next Game” half play of 55 points for each Clackamas and also have nine mentality and team. wins – but it’s hard to discount notes they’re Scoring was high for four Olly’s four losses in and out of confidence, Clackamas players who shot in league. the double-digits. Nonetheless, both teams but plays down JC Cook kept up the pace with from Washington will be on the Cougars four 3-pointers and totaling 25 the minds of the Cougs as the record. points for the game. Cook also NWAACC Championships get added another four steals to his ever closer. third place NWAACC ranking. The Cougars meet the numAlso from the starting team, ber three ranked Chemeketa freshman Jeff Dorman threw 21 points by Storm at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in sinking four 3-pointers, and eight of 13 the Randall Gym. At their last game, Clackamas shots. beat Chemeketa 83-63. Filling the NWAACC Scoring and Assist Head Coach Clif Wegner still keeps his Second Place Ranking, forward Chehales “Next Game” mentality and notes their confiTapscott had another impressive game dence, but plays down the Cougars record. shooting 18 points, three assists, and eight “We’re pretty comfortable and don’t feel rebounds. threatened,” Wegner said. However, Wegner “This is what I do. I came here to play,” adds that the game against Chemeketa CC this said Tapscott, who only started playing bas- Wednesday will be a tough game. Sports Editor
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
Happy Valentine’s Day! This Valentine’s Day don’t be caught empty handed! The Clackamas Print has provided you with three original cards to cut out and give to your friends and loved ones. You can also go online, print them out, fill them in and hand them around.
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