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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Volume 42, Issue 23

Campus jams out for sober driving

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Student Government President Michael Vu participates in a dance off with Tim Scott during the alcohol awareness event on Wednesday May 20, while Associated Student Governement members and students cheer them on.

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The car was mangled: the front end shoved in, the windows broken. Two girls lay crumpled in the front seats, one unconscious with terrible wounds, the other crying for help for herself and her friend. As the firefighters rushed in to examine the scene and begin the task of saving the two girls lives, you could hear the driver say, “It’s all my fault. Oh my god. It’s all my fault.” The firefighters quickly cut off the roof of the car, the metal screaming as it was pulled away from the body. The passenger lay motionless. “She’s pretty bad off,” said one firefighter to an EMT. The accident was bad, and both the driver and the passenger needed medical help. To any one standing by, it would seem that the passenger was already dead, her body unmoving, her eyes closed, another victim of an unfortunate drunk driver. Luckily though, this time it was an all an act. On Wednesday, May 20, the Clackamas Associated Student Government held an Alcohol Awareness event including a reenactment of a drunken driving crash including two of their own members, Annika Fitzsimmons and Cassandra Richards. The annual event brought in at least 500 students to educate them on the dangers of alcohol related accidents. “We have one main message and it’s to show the dangers of drinking and driving,” said Melanie

Kratzer, public affairs senator and main coordinator for the event. “I hope that through anything, that someone could be touched in some way.” The event was held in the Community Center quad on a rare day of spring sunshine, with music from Jammin’ 107.5. Several students danced, and there was even an impromptu dance off between ASG President Michael Vu and students Tim Scott and Jake Larson. ASG served a free barbecue with hot dogs, chips and drinks.

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They also handed out T-shirts. According to Kratzer, the barbecue and shirts were a big hit, with nothing left by the end of the day.

ASG members Annika Fitzsimmons and Cassandra Richards reenact a gruesome crash for students last Wednesday.

Budget shows signs of hope John Hurlburt News Editor

The ever-growing Clackamas Community College is expanding once again. Open since 2008, the Harmony campus’ new building has been getting its fair share of use since its conception. Enrollment and recurring student use has seen unprecedented increases. From spring term 2007 to spring term 2009, the campus has seen an increase in enrollment of 300 percent. In spring 2007, the 452 students who attended classes on the Harmony Campus in the old building re-registered 639 times. The 1,784 students who currently use the campus have re-registered over 3,000 times. Because there was already an established presence of the school and hospitals nearby, school officials found it plausible to expand the campus for healthcare related studies. With multiple hospitals around the campus expanding, this site seemed to make the most sense for expansion on the part of CCC. Please see HARMONY, Page 2

Please see ALCOHOL, Page 3

The state’s budget forecast is in and its starting to look like Clackamas will able to weather the financial drought even if it ends up as withered as a concentration camp survivor. The school’s state funding dollar amount for the next biennium was released by Oregon’s Legislature May 15 two days after the school had released its own budget with a number that they had previously estimated they would receive from the government. Clackamas had expected that the state would give $430 million to community colleges throughout Oregon. This would leave the school with a $14.4 million piece of the state’s junior college pie. The final sum differed from what the college had planned and hoped to receive and now lower level colleges throughout the state will be dividing up a slightly smaller budget of $423 million.

The new number leaves CCC with about $830,000 less than it was counting on originally, according to Courtney Wilton, vice president of college services. “There’s a decent chance we can make up that gap,” Wilton said adding importantly, “We aren’t at the moment looking to cut more.” Wilton is very much a strait shooter. Many deans and administrators on campus try spin an answer in order to form a positive outlook, Wilton understands the reality of what’s going on and is willing to talk about it without tripping up his speech with rhetoric. In my interview with Courtney he talked about no cuts being planned in the present, but that the future holds many possibilities and challenges not all of which are remotely pleasant. “We still have some long run issues.” Wilton commented. Right now the college’s budget resembles a tightPlease see BUDGET, Page 2



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Harmony: growing healthcare education needs may help Harmony Continued from Harmony, Page 1

According to the Center for Health Education at CCC, the average age of a nurse in America is 53, while the number of people 65 and over will grow by 147 percent over the next 40 years. Clackamas County Healthcare estimates there will be a net increase of about 30,000 jobs by 2012. Joanne Truesdell, president of Clackamas Community College, hopes that this will attract students to CCC as well as the Harmony location. Along with health care classes offered at Harmony, community education and drivers training classes are also offered. Truesdell described the campus as the launching point for community interaction. The college had been looking at this project for about seven years prior to the budget cuts that have cut programs and forced the school to look for ways to save money. Truesdell said, “Back in 2004, ‘5, and ‘6, when things were starting to get stronger is when the decision was made to pursue this.” The Harmony expansion project was funded through certificates of participation as well as over $5

million in bond funds from the state, which would cover costs through 2013. To help pay for future costs of the building, facilities are rented out to groups who wish to host meetings or training sessions at the college. Truesdell estimated that about two-thirds of the facilities and employee costs at the Wilsonville campus are paid for by private companies not affiliated with the college who wish to hold meetings at the campus. One hope for the Harmony campus is for it to be available for use all hours of the day and night. Truesdell also felt that having the campus open around the clock could help generate funds for the college. “We need to stop thinking about ourselves as traditional in the sense that students who pay tuition, pay a portion of our cost and the state pays a portion of our costs. If we continue to do that students will exponentially experience tuition increases,” Truesdell said. With rising tuition costs at universities, community colleges are becoming increasingly more appealing. The college plans to keep expanding at the Harmony campus in hopes that it will bring in more students.

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Harmony campus’ main building has enabled the satellite location to house an increasingly large number of students. The facility has rented out space to private groups in order to pay for long tern costs.

Budget: ASG lobbies to conquer dismal budget Continued from budget, Page 1

Right now the college’s budget resembles a tight-rope walker trying to cross the Grand Canyon on piece of yarn. It’s a skilled balancing act where even a slight gust of wind can bring great repercussions. Currently we are receiving reserve funds from the state while at the same time getting part of the stimulus money sanctioned to Oregon by Obama’s national stimulus package. When the next biennium approaches, however, in 2011 the state may not be gifted with emergency federal dollars and a deep reserve. This is where funding problems will sneak back into the limelight and problems may start occurring again. Although more cuts are not currently being scheduled, Wilton says that thinking Clackamas won’t have any to make may be unrealistic. “I think its more likely we’ll have to make cuts,” he said, referring to the years beyond what our new budget covers. The college was already racked this year by a series of unexpected cuts that occurred due to a dramatic drop in state revenue leaving the school to reevaluate its budget midyear. The first hole was $416,000 and was easily plugged but it was later announced in early

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March that there was another (ASG) to help in its battle. $13.2 million dollar gap to Members of ASG will not fill and this time it wouldn’t be traveling down to Salem be without repercussions. In again and testifying personthe end the solutions included ally in front of the legislature. a raise in tuition, the loss of Instead the new plan of attack many classes, a cut in the that OCCSA is encouraging hours and amount of part time is to have a phone and e-mail instructors working on the driven campaigns. campus and a layoff of 20 staff Alyssa Fava, next year’s and faculty. ASG president, and Michael The state’s budget for com- Vu, the current president in munity colleges however is office, are both working to not set in stone and at the organize the phone campaign moment there and the e-mail are a lot of driven aspect efforts being has already made in order ended. “We’re pretty to increase The deadoptimistic that the funding line given community colthrough lobto ASG by bying. OCCSA was leges are going I tried May 20-22, to be getting contacting but on such the Oregon short notice more money, Community Clackamas’ we’re just not C o l l e g e ASG was not sure how much.” Association’s able to react. ( O C C A ) “We didn’t Alyssa Fava Legislative have enough ASG President Elect Director, manpower to John Wykoff organize withto talk about in three days,” his effort in Fava said. lobbying but Although discovered that he was busy Fava and Vu are organizing already lobbying in Salem and the student legislative push, was unavailable for comment. their adviser Mindy Brown The student branch seemed to really know what of OCCA, the Oregon was going on. Community College Students Brown said that OCCSA Association(OCCSA) also was trying to get more stukicked up its lobbying work dents to participate in order and encouraged Clackamas’ to get more voices heard from Associate Student Government the student level. She also

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talked about how ASG might use MyClackamas Portal to reach a broader audience. Fava seemed less certain about the portal, but said they were working with Dean Walch, Clackamas’ Web site editor, on the matter. Nothing yet had been finalized and considering the e-mail campaign is over, the likelihood of anything being put on the portal has fallen. The overall feeling that the e-mail and phone campaigns have carried are of desperation and confusion. Not due to ASG disorganization but the seas the college is sailing through are rough and fast; reactions must be swift and well organized to combat the tides. Although the May 22 deadline that OCCSA set has come and gone, Brown says that students voices will still matter when heard by the state’s legislature even a few weeks out. “We’re pretty optimistic that community colleges are going to be getting more money, we’re just not sure how much,” Fava said addressing why the phone campaign is still important. A booth will be set up in the community center Wed. May 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ASG is encouraging students to come by and call state senator Richard

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Clackamas Communty College Veterans Club presents: “BINGO EXTRAVAGANZA FUNDRAISER” Proceeds from the event will be split three ways among the Veterans Book Voucher Program, the Veterans Club and the Foundation’s Military Families Scholarship Endowment. The first program is to be able to provide each new veteran on campus a book voucher at the CCC book store to help with the cost of books. The second portion will help fund club events, student veterans conferences and incidentals for the Veterans Club. The final use of proceeds will go towards the Foundation’s Military Families Scholarship Endowment to help fund more students education at CCC each year. $10 for 6 cards you play all night or $1 a card for a single game. Location Gregory Forum Date: June 3, 2009 Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Casey Curry at (503) 860-9313 or

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ALCOHOL: Awareness brings out 500 Continued from ALCOHOL, Page 1

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s department, Clackamas County Fire, and EMTs volunteered at the event to talk about the dangers of drinking and driving. The EMTs also brought along a pair of goggles that impair the vision the same way alcohol would. Students were asked to put the goggles on and try to walk in a straight line, most failed. Clackamas County Fire Lieutenant Spencer Lambing shared that most of the accidents he saw on a regular basis were people in their teens to early twenties and specifically male. “I would say in the late teens to twenties, there is a fair share of underage drinking. Those tend to be the worst accidents.” Lambing who participated in the crash reenactment, also said that not having a lot of experience driving and showing off plays a big part in the severity of the crashes he sees. The day was considered a success by ASG, however for some

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TOP: Lieutenant Spencer Lambing calls for extra help with a auto crash reenactment outside the Bill Brod Community Center. ABOVE: ASG member Greg Robertson sings Flo Rida’s Low while cooking hotdogs during the Alcohol Awareness Week party.

RIGHT: Members of the Assosiated Student Government hand out free ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ shirts to students Wednesday May 20.

Clackamas students it was hit and miss. “I felt that it was some big party,” said John Dacneliye, two-year Clackamas student. “It seems weird to have music playing, give away free food and act like everything is happy-go-lucky at an event aimed to teach students about the dangers of driving drunk. How is playing rap music that glorifies drinking and partying a lesson to anyone?” Angela Mitchell disagreed with Dacneliye’s statement, claiming that the event was incredibly interesting, especially the memorial to Bethanie Adamson, a former ASG member who died in a drunk driving accident earlier this term. “It was very heartfelt to me to see someone special from campus remembered on a day like this,” said Mitchell. “I felt that no student could walk through that event without questioning whether or not they were being safe every time they went out.” Grace Kennedy had mixed reactions to the event,

including a bit of doubt over ASG’s bias in holding the event. “I can’t help but wonder how many people just showed up for the T-shirts and free food,” Kennedy said. “I came to learn more about the numbers and the seriousness of this type of thing. Part of me looks at it like an event that ASG should have been throwing for themselves, after their drunken escapades earlier this year. They couldn’t possibly not think about that while planning this.” Kennedy, who stayed for the whole day, did say that there were parts of the event that were worth seeing and overall she took something away from it. “The personal statements at the end and the reenactment really hit home for me,” she said. “I know that anyone who saw that would think twice the next time they go out drinking, and I think that was the main purpose of the event.” For more information on drunk driving and it’s consequences visit or

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The cast of “You Can’t Take It With You” gathers for a group photo. The 1938 movie adaptation won two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Best Director.

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. Oregon City Campus - Osterman Theatre, Niemeyer Center $12 General Admission $10 Students and Seniors 62+

ABOVE: Alice (Madelynn Marcotte) says hello with a kiss to Martain Vanderhof (James Sharinghousen) also known as “Grandpa.”

ABOVE: Mr. DePinna (Jeff Miller) strikes a pose to help complete a painting that Penny had been working on.

ABOVE: A shocked Mr. Kirby (Don Wright) listens to Martin Vanderhof (James Sharinghousen) explain how there is more to life than his business. RIGHT: Mr. Kirby merrily greets slightly confused Boris (Matt Morrison).

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The spring-term Student Performance Showcase starts Monday, June 1, packing you a tasty lunch-hour full of nothing but humor. Held every term as part of a class with the same name, the Student Performance Showcase is all about fun this time. Whether you like your laughs light and silly, dark and morbid or maybe a little bit on the naughty side, you’ll get them in this show. There are three parts to the showcase: stand-up comedy, comedy improv and studentdirected plays. The comic format is a nolose proposition. The comics have about three minutes each, so if you like them, they can’t help but leave you wanting more. If you don’t, well, they’ll be gone before you know it. The improv is fast-paced, frantic and full of opportunities for audience participation. Comedy improv is made up of individual games, or “forms” as they are known in improv lingo. Theatre Instructor David Smith-English said it’s essentially like the television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Even during practice, the cast moved at lightning speed through a whole bunch of forms. The best of the day were “There and Back Again” and “Questions.” Of course, the scenes are different every time, so your results may vary. In “Questions,” the cast breaks into two lines and the people at the front of each line fire questions at each other. When someone accidentally answers a question, makes a statement or freezes up, they go to the back of their line and the next person steps up. In “There and Back Again,” a single cast member starts a scene until a referee yells “freeze.” At each freeze, a new person comes in and starts a new scene with the person or people already there. This continues until everyone is in. Then people go out one at a

time, revisiting and continuing each of the scenes they did before. The student-directed plays consist of a one-act and two short scenes. Artist in residence James Sharinghousen, who directs all three, said he selected the plays because he wanted something that would be entertaining for the audience, and fun to work on. The first scene, “One Minute Play,” is a brief glimpse into the life of Dave, certainly one of the glummest fellows you’re likely to meet. Sharinghousen describes the scene as funny, because it’s so dark. “Women in a Playground,” the second scene, is very sarcastic, said Sharinghousen. He said it has the really bright, optimistic person and the really dark, not-so-social person. “It’s great to play with those characters,” Sharinghousen said, “because you see those kinds of people everywhere.” The play portion of the show finishes with a farce called “The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From.” Derek Sweet, who plays Frank Hardy, said in this play, brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are 21-year-olds with the maturity of 12-year-olds. Director Sharinghousen said, “I could make the boys either look really smart, but they’re really stupid, or I could make them look really stupid but they’re really smart.” Sharinghousen did not, however, reveal which option he chose. Asked about the play, Nick Jones, who plays Joe Hardy, said, “I’d say it’s something that everyone can enjoy – maybe not like really small children.” The primary reason to keep the small children at home is Nurse Ratched, played by Madelynn Marcotte. As Sharinghousen put it, “A nurse is normally pretty straightforward and nice, but our Nurse Ratched is [a] very elderly, sexual woman.” The plays and improv are part of every performance, but because there are a dozen or so stand-up comics this term, only

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four will appear during each noon show. The Thursday evening show will feature the full complement of comics as well as all the rest of the pieces.

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The Spring Term Student P erformance S how cas e runs Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, June 1, 2 and 4, from noon – 1 p.m., plus a

longer show, Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. All shows are in Niemeyer Center and admission is free.

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Stefon Smith practices his comedy act for his upcoming performance. The student showcase, June 1, 2 and 4, offers a chance to watch comedy in many forms, and in some cases get involved with the acts themselves.

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Clackamas English Instructor Paul Crumrine answers questions in his English Composition course he is teaching this quarter.

Clackamas English teacher Paul Crumrine has been writing fiction stories for years, but it wasn’t until he began writing gay erotica that he got paid for his work. It started in the mid 90s with a story about Leonardo DaVinci. “I actually made money from it,” Crumrine explained. He had written science fiction and mystery but had never made any money from his stories. It was not until he read gay erotica and knew he could do better than that things changed for him. Crumrine’s most recent work will be featured in “Best Gay Love Stories 2010” and is available at “It’s really fun. You get to do all sorts of stories,” he said. “He writes very, very well,” his office mate of several years and

fellow English department member Leslie Ormandy said. English department chair Kate Gray is ecstatic that he is getting published. “When instructors succeed in their areas of expertise, the success can only benefit our students,” Gray said. All of his stories are completely fictional. In one story the main character is killed in the second paragraph and ends up in gay heaven. One reviewer called one of his stories the most subversive one in the book. Crumrine has only been published in compilations, so far, but has written 10 novels in his lifetime and is negotiating with a publisher about writing a book of only short stories. The stories would have horror, science fiction and fantastical bizarre themes. Another thing Crumrine likes to include in his writing is humor; he does not take himself too seriously and believes in keeping things light-

hearted. “Even if someone gets killed it’s fun,” Crumrine described. “They are essentially happy stories,” Crumrine got into the erotica genre by seeing calls for submissions describing the criteria and just began writing to fit. His obvious passion for fiction writing was described as something he falls into, unaware of the passage of time, with words coming out of his fingers without being conscious of typing. He can get a trigger from anything, a leaf falling, which needs a person and it goes on and on. Crumrine, who part-time teaches writing composition classes, joked that he spends his spare time grading student papers. That is not all he does. When not creating fantasy worlds he is politically active and is a fair-weather bicycler. He also has a little Paul. Little Paul is his cat, who in fact, is not very little at 23 pounds. The name came from a friend of his who named him after him.

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There is a strange incoherence that wafts throughout “Angels and Demons” that isn’t really understandable until the ending credits start to roll and the words “Directed by Ron Howard” appear on the screen. The movie throws you into the middle of a world you don’t quite understand and expects you to put everything together right off the bat, instead of the gradual ease into the world that the book had supplied. The first ten minutes of rushed confusion created skepticism in my mind about the rest of the movie. I’m happy to report my initial feelings were not completely founded. “Angels and Demons” is a great book that turned into an okay movie. Some of the conc e p t s behind the film are perfect substances for two hours and 20 minutes of entertainment. There’s a mystery that needs to be solved, a murderer who brands Catholic cardinals like cattle, dissension in the church, a cute co-star and Dan Brown’s trademark critique of Catholicism. The movie is all about a faithless American symbologist, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), who gets summoned by the Vatican to help stop a long

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lost secret society called the Illuminati from blowing up Vatican City with a newly synthesized substance, antimatter. If Langdon and a physicist named Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer), who helped create the anti-matter, don’t stop a series of murders involving the top selections for the recent papal election, the preferiti, and disable the antimatter, the whole city will go up in an explosion on par with Hiroshima. Hank’s character, the same as in “Da Vinci Code,” is supposed to be a badass intellectual type with an answer for everything kind of like Indian Jones minus the bullwhip tricks, killing spirit, laid back attitude, good jokes, rugged look, over the top stunts and Nazi fighting capabilities. On a second thought he is nothing like

Indiana Jones and instead his character comes off more like a know-it-all who makes the Catholic church look like a squabbling group of mentally stunted high school freshmen. This time around, however, they cut the mullet-like haircut that plagued Hanks’ appearance his first time around as Langdon. The visuals in the movie are great and not once but twice do viewers get to watch as someone screams while burning alive. Many of the locations throughout the movie are world-renowned such as the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Square as well as a myriad of Catholic churches scattered throughout Rome. This is a fact that becomes more impressive when you consider that most of the scenes in the movie

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were filmed in front of a green screen. The Catholic church banned “Angels and Demons” from being filmed within any of Rome’s churches. The movie’s acting is believable as well. Although I didn’t particularly like Hanks’ portrayal as Langdon, I believe this was more how the character was scripted in the film. My main problem with the movie being predominately a mystery – unless you also happen to be a world famous Harvard symbologist – there aren’t very many opportunities for the audience to really solve anything. Every advancement in the movie is made by Langdon figuring out the next obscure clue that would involve the viewer having to understand ancient practices of the Illuminati as well as the history of nearly every sculpture in Rome. This adds to the incoherence of the movie where the viewer can’t really connect with what’s going on because the movie didn’t really take the time to explain. This adaption of “Angels and Demons” also strips integral characters such as Vittoria of their significance, leaving you to wonder why they were even put in the movie. Overall the film isn’t bad, but if you’re not really into the Dan Brown cult then your money would probably be better spent checking out “Star Trek” and even if you are, you might be infuriated by some of the changes made in the crossover.

Blockbusters: What’s hot this summer? (besides the sun?) Mark Sunderland The Clackamas Print

The sun has risen. The sky is a pale blue, and the sounds of students fleeing school grounds sings through the air. Yes, it is that time of the year again and that time of the year is summer vacation. A time when students leave the classrooms in droves, parents frown as their children forget the information taught in school, and teachers get a brief respite from the classroom. Summer break also begets the question: “What do we do now?” The question may be answered in many different ways from camping in the wondrous outdoors to staying at home with the family and friends, kicking back with a beer with the barbecue fired up or heading out the local theater and watching the latest flick. Movies are one of the most common

forms of entertainment used nowadays and if one is headed to see a summer flick at the local theater, it helps to know what is coming out in the upcoming summer months. “Up” is coming out next week on May 29, and it’s another one of the many animated movies done by Pixar. Pixar is probably one the leading animated movie makers out there and, more often than not, the animated movies Pixar comes out with rock the box office. “Up” is about an old man by the name of Carl Fredricksen who ties thousands of balloons to his house and sets off on his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Unfortunately for Carl Fredricksen the trip isn’t going to be a leisurely trip by himself as he finds out Russell, 70 years his junior, is an accidental stowaway. The movie looks fun to watch, for those who enjoy a relaxing family movie. “Drag Me to Hell” is another movie that is coming out on May 29, and it’s a complete turn-over from “Up.”

The last two weeks of school...

May 27: Chrysalis: Women Writers noon-2p.m. Rook Hall 220 May 28: Sustainability Project 2009: Sustainable Malmo noon to 1p.m. McLoughlin Theater Behind the scenes tour of “You Can’t Take It With You.” 4:30 p.m. Osterman Theatre May 30: Utility Workforce Readiness Demonstration Day 8 a.m. Wilsonville Training Center

“Drag Me to Hell” is a horror movie about a young L.A. loan officer who lives a great life. Of course, that doesn’t last long in the movie as an old lady comes into the office to ask for an extension on a house loan, but in an attempt to impress her boss, the young loan officer denies the old lady her request. This is where the movie takes its first twist as the old lady places a powerful curse of Lamia upon her and forces the young loan officer to save her soul from eternal damnation. The movie boasts, from what one can garner from the previews, a twisting tale of self-soul saving and spine-chilling scenes of shock and awe. Here’s to hoping it’s more than just some shockthriller with fancy graphics and neat special effects. Hopefully, it’s actually horror with more than just the previews telling the story and special effects trying to make up for a lack of acting or story-writing. June 5 is when “Land of the Lost” is coming out, a comedy starring Will

Ferrell that gets its name from the ‘70s Saturday morning live-action TV series. It’s a modern take on the TV series and promises a non-stop rampage of laughter and giggles. This just names a few movies coming out within the upcoming weeks and should satisfy one’s desire for a good time at the theater. Here is also a list of movies that are coming within the next couple months! “The Taking Of Pelhem 123” June 12 “Year One” June 19 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” June 26 “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” July 1 “Public Enemies” July 1 “Bruno” July 10 “2010” July 10 “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” July 15 “G-Force” July 24 “G.I. Joe: Rise of Corba” Aug 7 “Inglourious Bastards” Aug 21

June 8-12: Finals Week. Yay!

June 11: Graduation Ceremony GED and AHSD June 12: College Certificate and Degree Graduation Ceremony

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Track and field closes season Dale Balbi

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The track and field team is getting faster, more furious and stronger than ever before. At the Southern Regional Championships, Clackamas’ own Kaitlyn Reid got first place in the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a final time of 1.05 minutes. “It was a good improvement,” said Keoni McHone, the track and field coach. “Kaitlyn made a 1.7 second improvement in the 400-meter hurdles.”

Reid, who is in her second year at Clackamas, was not available for comment. Wes Keller, the team captain who’s in his third year at Clackamas, is like family to the track team. “The team calls him Uncle Wes,” said McHone. Unfortunately, Uncle Wes injured his hamstring at the last regional competition, but that isn’t stopping him. “I tweaked it coming out of the blocks in the first 15 or 20 meters,” Keller said. “I did some light work on the bike and some work with the trainer.” Keller tested the injury at practice on Wednesday, May 20. “I didn’t want to risk further injury,” he

said. The men aren’t the only ones showing off their strength and endurance. Sierra Hess, who throws the javelin, shot-put and discus, threw the longest distance out of anyone on the team. She took first place in the discus at the last regional, throwing the discus 125 feet. “I practice the discus two hours a day, twice a week, and I practice the shot-put and javelin once a week for about two hours,” Hess said. Hess is in her second year at Clackamas and plans to take some time off after she is done to figure out her academic goals. “I just do this for fun,” said Hess. Keller and Hess both plan to go to Western Oregon University.  “A track and field scholarship would definitely be a possibility,” Hess added. The season is at an end, and all the hard work paid off. The women finished the NWAACC Championships in fourth place, and the men in third.

Track and Field NWAACC Championships Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, Wash. May 21-23, 2009 Women - Team Rankings - 21 Events Scored 1) Spokane CC 224 2) Lane CC 179 3) Mt. Hood CC 131.50 4) Clackamas CC 84.50

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“Uncle” Wes Keller, left, paces himself after an injury to his hamstring while running with fellow Cougar Eric Lorento, right. Both men competed in the NWAACC Championships in Spokane, Wash.

Men - Team Rankins - 21 Events Scored 1) Spokane CC 277.50 2) Lane CC 251.50 3) Clackamas CC 69.50 4) Treasure Valley CC 66

Cougar Scoreboard Cougar chat with Taylor Hill Jayc Izso


May 14, 2009* Game 1 Mt. Hood Clackamas Game 2 Mt. Hood Linn-Benton

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May 22-24, 2009, NWAACC Championships Game 2 123 456 789 R H Clackamas 000 000 000 0 7 Columbia Basin 001 100 20x 4 13 Game 6 123 456 789 R H Clackamas 000 202 003 7 9 Lower Columbia 010 030 010 5 9 Game 2 123 456 789 R H Mt. Hood --- --- --- 9 6 Clackamas --- --- --- 1 7

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*We were unable to gather the complete scores for these games. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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This week I had the opportunity to chat with Taylor Hill, a right-handed pitcher for our Cougar’s baseball team. Hill’s been unbelievable this season, and his most recent accomplishments included two wins against Linn-Benton and seven saves over the season. Don’t be fooled; just because his coaches call him “Bulldog” doesn’t mean that he’s not one of the nicest, most mature guys you’ll ever meet in college athletics. So how goes the season? It’s been a tough season. We’ve had a tough schedule. We’ve really had to fight quite a bit, but it’s gone pretty well. We’ve had to come back a lot, but we haven’t done too bad at all. Well, the big question is: How much do you hate Mt. Hood? (Laugh) Well, I came into the season knowing they were going to be tough. We knew they were a good team. You know, I never really had the time to get into the rivalry, but they’re a good team. I look forward to playing them. They’re good competition. Where to after this? Oh, I don’t know. I haven’t really talked to any coaches. I mean I’m coming back next year. I’d like to go to George Fox. That would be ideal. When did you start playing? (Laugh) I have no idea. I have three sisters and two brothers and none of them are

into sports. I’m a pretty competitive guy, so yeah. Have you ever just wanted to say screw it to pitching and a pick up bat? You know, I just love playing baseball. I mean, I’m a utility guy: whatever spot needs filling I’ll go out there and play. Well, I came into Clackamas and told them I wanted to pitch and I wanted to play infield. We had a bunch of guys when I first came in so I knew I had my work cut out for me. I miss hitting, but pitching is where I need to be. So it’s clear you’re beastly just look at the stats. Are you the hero of this team? (Laugh) No, definitely not. I

rely on my defense; they’re a great group of guys. I mean, I’m not a strikeout pitcher, so I really rely on those guys. What are your thoughts on your coaches? They’re just good guys. I’m sure it’s hard to find coaches who are there just to be there and have fun. I don’t think anybody goes out to practice and thinks they don’t want to play. I think that’s because of our coaches. (Laugh) I mean, they’re great guys. They make it fun. They’re really no pressure. I love playing for them. They really help us get through the season. So you’re the second shortest pitcher on this team, and the third shortest guy overall. Thought? (Laugh) I don’t have any size in my family. I know that’s something the colleges look for. But that’s something that’s really downplayed me, but I just go out there and do my best, play hard. It seems to be working out. Any major changes from playing at Sherwood High? It’s another game. This just narrows it down. You weed out the guys who don’t like baseball. The guys who want to play. It’s a more mental game, it’s a lot more strategy. I mean, you know its baseball. (Laugh) In the long run, it’s a game, you know and that’s important to remember. So I’m sure you know this last question, do the haircuts help? (Laugh) Yes, absolutely. We got guys out there with mohawks and just look at how Contributed Photo good they do.



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