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Athlete throws far for Clackamas By Neil Lundin The Clackamas Print If you have ever gone bowling with a typical bowling ball, you know they can be pretty heavy to toss down those aisles. Now imagine you need to throw this 16 pound behemoth as far as you can, and your competitors can throw it as far as 50 feet. This is the sport of shot put, one of the three events Anthony Lantz, an athlete and student here at Clackamas Community College, competes in, and he is doing very well. The discus throw is a competition where the athletes throw a heavy disc as far as possible and has been around for thousands of years. For the hammer throw, the competitor’s objective is to throw a heavy ball attached to a metal wire as far as possible. Currently in the NWAACC, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, Lantz holds third place in the discus throw at 146 feet, second in both shotput at just over 50 feet and the hammer throw at 171 feet. He is a sophomore at CCC and before becoming a student here, he went to school at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif. and was a football and track and field athlete there until he dropped out early. Lantz also participated track and field in high school. Prior to coming back to college last year, Lantz had not done any track and field for about five years. Last year he was not on the track and field team and just spent the year practicing.

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Student info gets stolen By Joshua Baird The Clackamas Print Have you ever had that dream where you walked into class and realized that you were completely naked? Not a shred of clothing to hide behind? That is how it feels when your identification information is stolen. On the weekend of March 20 through 21, the Educational Credit Management Corporation, a guarantor of federal student loans, had 3.3 million files stolen from its headquarters in Oakdale, Minn., according to a press release from the company. Included in the information that was stolen was names, addresses, dates of birth and social security numbers; fortunately, there were not any financial documents included such as credit card or bank account numbers. The Oakdale (Minn.) Police Department, who was not available for comment at the time of writing, has a suspect in custody and has recovered what ECMC believes to be all the information that was stolen. According to ECMC, the data has not been compromised. ECMC has made a deal with Experian, one of the top three credit bureaus in the U.S., to provide a one year free membership to Triple Alert, a company designed to provide subscribers with a series of alerts should anything suspicious appear on his or her credit report. The other two top credit bureaus are Equifax and TransUnion. Jeff Martin, a Clackamas Community College student and recipient of one of the letters from ECMC, said he might take part in the offer for a free membership to Triple Alert. “If everything is legit, I probably will; I’ve never taken a credit report in the past,” he said. The first thought that most people have when something of this nature shows up in their mailbox is that they are being scammed. “I certainly questioned if it was (a scam),” said Martin.

The best way to avoid having your identity stolen is to make sure to run a yearly credit report to make sure that there isn’t any suspicious activity on it. However, according to a Federal Trade Commission representative some of the best ways to prevent identity theft is to “[Not] provide your social security number to unknown people. If you are overseas, don’t carry your card with you; you only need your passport, and insure that you have a proper antivirus on your computer.” The FTC’s website provides a number of tools available to the general public to provide options if your identity has been compromised, everything from a “frequently asked questions” section to a quiz to test your knowledge of ID theft. If you are one of the 3.3 million students that have received this letter, you should be advised that this is not a prank and that it is a very serious problem. If you have received a letter, take the steps listed to receive your free membership to Triple Alert. You can find the contact information for Experian at www., or call them at 888397-3742. Equifax can be contacted at www. or at 888-202-4025. TransUnion’s information can be found at or by calling 800-493-2392. The Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft section can be found at www.ftc. gov.

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High school wrestling coach succeeds on and off the mat, receives scholarship By Annemarie Schulte Arts & Culture Editor

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Sitting in his 10 a.m. Monday morning Spanish class, Noah Gordon reviews recent homework.

Student athletes often get a bad rap when it comes to academics. Professors say things like “They spend more time on athletics than they do on their studies,” or “They care more about their sport than their grades.” However, Clackamas Community College student Noah Gordon seems to have completely ignored these stereotypes. Gordon, a wrestling coach at Rex Putnam High School and full time student at Clackamas, has recently been awarded one of PSU’s top scholarships, the Oregon Laurels Transfer Scholarship, worth $10,000. Gordon is no stranger to scholarships and hard work; with a 3.88 cumulative GPA, he won CCC’s Streeter Scholarship last year. “He’s not just a bookworm. He’s also an athlete and a [wrestling] coach and a returning student who came here to better himself … ” stated CCC English instructor Dave Mount in an e-mail, who has had Gordon as a student three times and wrote him a letter of recommendation for the Laurels Scholarship.

Gordon graduated from Rex Putnam High School in 2005 and then took a break for three years and worked. He worked at Olsen Brothers Tire Factory in Milwaukie, where he continues to work today. “He’s well rounded, very ‘real’ and very, very sharp,” Mount stated. When asked what his impression of Gordon as a student in his online classes, Mount said, “He was one of the students who was clearly a leader.” Gordon works early in the mornings and credits his ability to go to school and work at the same time to his “great” boss who works around his schedule. Gordon uses every break in time, he says, to either nap or do homework. “Everyday it’s like, wake up at 4:30, go to work, go to class, soon as I get out of class go to wrestling practice, get home and do a little homework.” Gordon’s favorite class at CCC was Dave Mount’s online mystery fiction class, because he loves Sherlock Holmes, whom his dad introduced him to. Gordon also enjoyed Mount’s English literature class. Please see GORDON, Page 6


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Students anticipate graduation Graduation process is the same for all Clackamas Community College students; planning ahead several months in advance is encouraged By Joshua Baird The Clackamas Print It’s nearly that time of the year again; the weather outside is staying pleasant, at least in the Portland area where El Niño hasn’t caused torrential rainfall and blizzard like conditions. The most important thing about spring time according to some is that summer vacation is about to begin. Nonetheless, for some it is a time of planning, extra studying and keeping fingers

crossed. It’s time to petition for graduation. Last year, according to the Clackamas Community College 2008-09 Graduation Statistics Report, 1,417 students graduated from any of the programs offered on campus. The majority of these graduates were from the Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer program and the Associates of General Studies with a total of 401 graduates. This may seem like a large number of students, however keep in mind that last year there were 35,008 students according to this year’s catalog of classes. Some students may be wondering what all of this means to them, and the question that remains is will you graduate on time? “I plan on figuring it out

next fall. I intend to figure it o u t and graduate from here.”

B r e n n e n Demott, a full time student who has been enrolled since Fall of 2009 said. He then indicated an interest in

teaching grade school. There is a process in place that is mandatory for each student to follow in order to receive that slip of paper that is the equivalent to an American Express Centurion Card for your future. The first step is to petition to gradua t e .

According to Lynda Graf, you should petition for graduation several months before spring term, so you can make sure that you have all of the requisites to be applied towards either your certificate or your transfer program. “Spring petitions are due

at the end of the sixth week which is May 7,” said Patty White, an admissions specialist at CCC. Once the evaluations specialist has determined if you have earned a sufficient number of credits and hours studied at the college, they will notify you. If, on the other hand, you have not earned the necessary minimum hours of study, you will be informed that you have been declined and will need to take the missing courses before you will be granted your permission to graduate. Also the final day for turning in your scholarship application is April 30, so if you intend on applying for that your time is running out. Graduation will be held June 10 for General Education Degree or Adult High School Diploma, and the June 11 for Certifications or degree graduation. Both will take place at 7 p.m. in the Randall gymnasium.

Scholarship deadline spells relief CCC wins Datatel award By Jaime Dunkle Associate News Editor Clackamas Community College Foundation Scholarship applications are due in two days. Over $600,000 will be divided amongst eligible students. The deadline for scholarship applicants is April 30. Students can pick up and drop off applications at the financial aid office in the Roger Rook building. Around 200 scholarships are available through the Foundation. All information included on the application goes toward all scholarships correlating to the student. CCC Alumni Shilo Wittrock successfully received not one but two Foundation Scholarships when she applied for the 2009 to 2010 academic year. Advising and Counseling Co-Department Chair Ellen Wolfson and other scholarship advisors encouraged Wittrock to apply. They helped Wittrock to her feet after she tackled her stifling fear of rejection. “They said, ‘What’s the worst that’ll happen; that you won’t get one?’ So when I got two I was ecstatic,” Wittrock said. Wittrock received both the David Smith Memorial Scholarship and the Oregon Business Women Scholarship. After she asked for help, everyone was willing to step in, according to Wittrock. She


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collected her letters of recommendation and then she went to the Writing Center to finalize her personal statement essay. More than 90 credits later, Wittrock transferred to Portland State University where she is now a junior. She is applying for a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Making the initial effort was challenging for Wittrock, but reward exceeded dread. “Just try it. Be willing to step out,” Wittrock said. “It’s worth the time.” Not only did Wittrock obtain college funding, she gained unforgettable memories. “When I looked out at the Scholarship Banquet and saw my two sons, it was cool,” Wittrock said with tears of joy in her eyes. Workforce Specialist David Gilford wrote a letter of recommendation for Wittrock. Gilford is available for career consultation at the Workforce Development Department located in the Bill Brod Community Center. “I know students from a nonacademic standpoint,” Gilford said. “They come to me for career advising.” Weaving a student’s academic achievement along with his or her career goals is Gilford’s expertise. “I think that a good case for a scholarship application is that a person has not just academic qualifications, but career aspirations as well,” Gilford said.

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Illustrating why a student is distinctively fit for scholarships is important, according to Gilford. “Financial need alone is not adequate.” Gilford said. “Academic qualifications alone is kind of boring.” Determining scholarship eligibility is also contingent on the personal statement essay, according to Scholarship Coordinator Darcie Iven. “We have enough tips online, and the Writing Center is available to help,” Iven said. “There is plenty of help out there; they should write an excellent essay.” An outline can be brought to the Writing Center and the instructors there will help students compose the essay. The outline should describe who the student is, where they have been, and where they are going. “What the readers want to know is, they want to hear about the student,” Iven said. “So don’t be too brief.” A common misconception about scholarships is that a high grade point average is required. “It’s just not the case,” Iven said. “We have plenty of scholarships available for 2.0 students.” For more information go to scholarships.

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By Robert Morrison The Clackamas Print Clackamas Community College has made it to the top of the Technological Era. On March 30, Clackamas was awarded the 2010 Datatel Partners in Excellence Award for their outstanding work in Information Technology. John Speer, CEO and President of Datatel made the presentation to CCC and Roanoke College in Washington, D.C. Every year Datatel nominates a two-year college and a four-year college for the award. Each school was also given a plaque and an unrestricted monetary gift. Clackamas, who has used Datatel since 1994, uses the program for registration, grades and many other technology needs that keep the school functioning. CCC was one of a number of schools that demonstrated a commitment to higher education and met a list of requirements to be nominated and receive the award. “We are honored to receive this recognition from Datatel,” said CCC President Joanne Truesdell in the press release about the award. She went on to say, “We look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.” Truesdell was presented with the award this past week by John Speer when she attended the American Association of Community Colleges Datatel also called CCC a “showcase institution.” Clackamas was recognized for

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sharing experience of the software with other colleges as well as hosting conferences for other Datatel clients. Kim Carey, who alongside the Human Resources manager Tiffanie Clifford, accepted the award in D.C. at the Datatel Users Group Conference. Carey is the Director Administrative for Computer and Database at CCC. “I’m very proud of our designation as a ‘showcase institution.’ There are 700 colleges across the United States, Canada and surrounding territories that have Datatel as their ESP vendor,” said Carey on the designation. Janet Paulson, Public Information Officer at CCC, said, “I think Clackamas has worked hard to improve our electronic services for students and staff under the leadership of our Information Technology staff and former dean Joe Austin. It’s a privilege to be recognized for the good work by our technology partner Datatel.” When contacted about this award Joe Austin kindly neglected to comment since he was no longer with Clackamas because he had accepted a position with Clackamas Education Service District. The school looks to keep up the title as a “showcase institution” for years to come. CCC currently has no time set on if or when the plaque will be displayed at the school. The Information Technology Service department looks to continue its run with Datatel so students and staff have an easier going at Clackamas.

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Study abroad fails to attract Study abroad programs offered by Clackamas are in danger of being shut down due to a decrease in student interest and the poor economic state in the U.S. By Kitty Suydam The Clackamas Print This year participation in the study abroad programs has been dwindling. Sign ups for study abroad in Barcelona ended April 21; there is one applicant for that trip. David Miller, foreign language department chair is accepting students for the German exchange program. Right now there are only two students signed up. “The Germans are really disappointed because they were hoping to meet more American students and form long lasting relationships with them,” said Miller. CCC is a member of the Oregon International Education Consortium along with many other community colleges in Oregon. The colleges often get two or more students to sign up for exchange programs, generally 15 to 20 students will go on a program, though the programs have reached peak numbers as high as 70 in the past. “I think that this is a marvelous opportunity to pursue. Once you go abroad it is a life changing opportunity, and I think that once you are abroad there is no summer that you want to stay home,” said Irma Bjerre, a Spanish instructor at Clackamas Community College. If you do not know any other language besides English, you can still study abroad. CCC offers programs in London and some study abroad programs

have no minimum language efficiency standards. You can put you fears of being ineligible behind you. Clackamas study abroad programs are open to all CCC students, teachers and the public. CCC offers study abroad programs to many countries. Programs this year include London, Barcelona, Florence, Guanajuato, Costa Rica and Stadhagen, Germany. Classes offered for these programs change every year but most programs offer language and culture classes, history classes, and the program in Costa Rica even offers a two week intensive course in biology. Study abroad programs are an excellent way to become fluent in foreign languages, as immersing yourself in the culture and hearing the language spoken by locals helps students refine their language skills. The costs to study abroad can be high but there are scholarships available for students. A good resource for finding such scholarships is, where the profile you build will help you find scholarships that fit your future plans, including studying abroad. The program in Stadhagen is unique in the fact that it is an exchange program. Students or community members interested should be willing to host a German student for two weeks. The students participating in this trip will stay in Stadhagen, which is close to Hannover, for two weeks. Because the student will be staying with a German family, they will not have to pay for room and board, just the costs included in travel expenses. This makes the German exchange program one of the most cost effective choices for a student that is interested in German language and culture. If you are interested in participating in a study abroad program, contact Bjerre at, or if you are interested in the German exchange program contact Miller at millerd@

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This Gaudi architecture is one of the examples of beautiful buildings you might see on a study abroad trip to Spain. Barcelona, Guanajuato, and Costa Rica are some of your options.

Phi Theta Kappa struggles with leaders leaving, low student activity By Erik Andersen News Editor The Clackamas Community College Alpha Xi Zeta, the Phi Theta Kappa chapter, may have a problem even they can’t solve. With most of the active PTK members getting ready to graduate, their main goal is to bring in more members. PTK is an international honor society for two-year colleges that recognizes students that show academic excellence and provides a range of benefits such as scholarships and more. The only problem that PTK chapters all over the country face as well as CCC’s own chapter is that it’s only for two years; eventually members begin to graduate to four-year schools. “Membership is always turning over in a two-year system. It is hard for many

students to devote time to an organization because of classroom, work and family commitments,” Mindy Brown, the Department Chair of Student Leadership and Outreach and Testing, stated in an e-mail. Brown continued to explain that some of the ways they are trying to fix the problem is by sending out letters to all of those who qualify. The letter goes into detail about what some of the benefits are for joining as well as what PTK is all about. “Students are eligible if they carry a 3.5 GPA, have accumulated at least 12 credits with CCC, and are currently enrolled carrying at least 3 credits. The cost of membership is $65 and payment can be made online or by application in the Student Activities Office,” said Brown. “Phi Theta Kappa is a fantastic organization,” said Greg Stein, the chapter presi-

dent. Stein, who is graduating after this term and going to Portland State University, confirmed the worry on bringing in new members and said that they are doing a variety of things, such as community projects to get the students who qualify interested. There will be an orientation meeting held in Barlow on May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Fireside Lounge in the Community Center for those who are interested. The purpose of this meeting is to answer any and all questions anyone may have about Phi Theta Kappa. There will also be the induction ceremony on May 17 in the Gregory Forum, more formal than the last. To attend the induction ceremony reservations must be made. For more information you can contact Michelle Baker at 503-594-3040 or at


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Cougars make tracks towards goal Right: Chris Olsen races in the 400 meter relay. Olsen and his partner, Carlos Vazquez, finished third in their relay on April 9. Left: Anthony Lantz tosses the shotput at practice on April 26. George Craig Clackamas Print

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Soccer terms get defined By Steven Weldon Associate Sports Editor Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for some soccer. The Portland Timbers season has begun, and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is on June 11! This week I’ll cover some soccer terms if you don’t quite understand the game all that well. Pitch: This is the British and Australian English version of our “field.” It’s basically an open air field for activities. Overseas, they call a soccer field a “football pitch.” Bicycle Kick: This not only sounds cool, it looks cool. A bicycle kick takes place when the player receiving the ball kicks it in mid-air, backwards and over his or her own head. Picture a “Y” shape when trying to imagine this insane maneuver. Offsides: Everyone wants the advantage right? In soccer, if you have too much of an advantage on offense, you’ll give the ball up. Why? If an offensive player is passed the ball and there are not at least two opposing players between them and the goal line, usually this is the goalkeeper and another defender, it’s considered offsides. Corner Kick: If you notice the flags on the four corners of the field, this is the general area where a corner kick takes place. If the defending team kicks the ball out of bounds on

the end line, the attacking team will get the ball in the corner closest to where the ball went out and attempt to set up a play to score a goal off of the kick sent from the corner. Yellow/Red Card: This is not good. This means you made the referee mad. Maybe you didn’t call him or her “sir” or “ma’am,” maybe you delayed the game or maybe you did something dangerous on the field. In any case, if you receive a yellow card; it’s a warning. If you get another yellow card while on the field, hit the showers; your day is over. Red card is even worse. Once you get this, you’re done on the spot. If two yellows or one red is given, your team has to be without a player on the field for the rest of the game. For instance, nine or 10 players on the field as opposed to 11 players. Timbers Army: A rabid fan base that takes up section 107 and even branches out to 106 and 108 at PGE Park. The Timbers Army chants most of the duration of the game, with such diddies as “MERRITT PAULSON!” when they see the Portland Timbers and Beavers owner walk by the section, singing “You Are My Sunshine” to inspire goals, and my personal favorite, “There’s no pity in the Rose City!” when an opposing player is on the ground in pain. The group was developed in 2001 when the Portland Timbers became an expansion team in the United Soccer League.

Tommy Siciliano is a four-time 6A Oregon state high school wrestling champion and is now looking to continue his success on the mat wearing red and blue for the Clackamas Cougars. Siciliano, who was recently named Oregon player of the year for wrestling, was high on Clackamas’ list coming out of Newberg High School. Aside from being highly ranked in the state, he was also ranked in the top 25 by USA Wrestling for his weight class. Head coach Josh Rhoden is very excited to have him and sees a lot of potential to grow in Siciliano. Rhoden credited Tyrell Fortune with helping Clackamas get its name out there and attracting high caliber athletes. Rhoden said, “When [Fortune] chose Clackamas, it opened the door for us to get guys like Tommy.” After meeting Fortune, Siciliano

spoke about the national champ saying, “He’s a good guy, excellent wrestler. He kind of helped keep the team together.” With six sophomores moving on to four-year colleges and two others leaving the team, there is a lot of room to fill. It was at the National High School Coaches Association senior national tournament that Siciliano really stuck out to Rhoden and other coaches. Rhoden said, “The senior national deal kind of solidified that we needed to get this guy.” Siciliano finished second at that tournament, wrestling at 125 pounds. Like his state championships, he has won the Reser Tournament of Champions four times. About Siciliano’s performances, Rhoden acknowledged he has the ability to win the big tournaments, “Wrestling wise, he is tough minded; he knows how to win.” The new recruit spoke very highly of Rhoden and his coaching staff saying that he and the other

coaches were what made his decision over Northern Idaho College easier. Siciliano felt that his new coach was a lot like his previous one at Newberg; he said, “My high school coach to me, he was kind of like a second dad. He was there to help me; he kind of pushed me through high school and helped me stay focused ... the way [Rhoden] cares for all of his wrestlers is a lot like my high school coach.” Aside from the coaches, Siciliano is looking forward to getting to work on the mat and meeting his new teammates. His plan is to stay at Clackamas for two years and hopefully move on to a Division 1 school after. The four-time state champ said that coming out of high school he had spoken to some D-1 coaches but due to the fact that his grades were subpar he was unable to go to a larger school. Siciliano’s ready to put in the time and get the big time results; he’s got his eye on a national championship.


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Kids are winners on wheels Winners On Wheels Sports Day brings out the best in kids for a oneday special event By Jaime Dunkle Associate News Editor “I pledge to be the best that I can be, so that I can take my place in the circle and join others to make a difference. I am a Winner On Wheels. WOW … Let’s do it!” –Winners On Wheels Pledge.

Every year the Clackamas Community College Associated Student Government hosts the Sports Day event for WOW in the Randall Gym. On Saturday, April 17, I joined ASG and WOW for a day of fun and games. WOW in Oregon has been active for more then 10 years. Various events happen all year, inspiring children 4- to 17Wesley Northcutt Clackamas Print years old who use a wheelchair Jaime Dunkle of The Clackamas Print plays a game of red light/green light with Andrew Ricks part time or full time. Although there is an age (left) and another boy. Winners on Wheels Sports Day was on April 17 in the Randall Hall gym. scale for WOW scouts, indiused by volunteers are usualy the “Shark!” We were it. We were “We take the kids snow skiing, viduals more then 18-years-old there is a summer camp, a big are welcome to participate. Older old chairs belonging to WOW sharks chasing minnows. The game wiped me out! My Christmas party,” Figgins said. members are the “pit crew.” Much members. “Regardless of your age, you arms felt like jelly, and my legs “We try to give them as normal of WOW terminology reflects race get a chair every five years, and were tired. However, I did not stop of a life as we can.” care driving. Star athlete Zach Abbott cataPeople of all ages attended one of the difficulties in that world there; it was time to wheel myself pulted his sportsmanship at WOW Sports Day. It was moving to see is trying to keep your chair togeth- in a race of red light/green light. Steering the chair was difficult. in Oregon as a kindergartener. He everyone in constant good spirits. er,” Brown said. Other volunteers were occupy- I felt like I was in one of those has since moved on as freshman Smiles were on every face in every direction. The gym resounded with ing the additional wheelchairs, so broken shopping carts that always at the University of Arizona. Amstutz and Brown introduced head slightly sideways. I was rid“He’s ranked World Class at laughter and playful shouting. Before I attempted to get in me to 25-year-old pit crew mem- ing diagonally for the first few this point, for wheelchair sports,” rounds of the game. Figgins said. “He is competing in a wheelchair and play, I spoke ber Andrew Ricks. Born with Hydrocephalus, The amount of effort it takes Eugene on April 30, and then he’s with Student Outreach Advising and Recruitment Specialist Ariane or Water on the Brain, has not to push the chair was serious. going to World Games in June.” WOW accepts all participants. Amstutz. She has been participat- stopped Ricks from having fun. No matter how many rotations I ing in Sports Day for more then The 25-year-old has a very outgo- thought my hands spun the rub- Whether you are an adult or child three years. I asked her what it ing personality. I asked his moth- ber wheels, I only moved a few in a chair, or a volunteer, you was like to wheel around, so that er, Carol Ricks, how WOW helps inches. I realized there was no are welcome to become a WOW way I would win one single match enthusiast. I would have a better idea of what people like her son. “It gets them out of their regu- of red light green light. “We run the program at no to expect. My chair only reached past the cost,” Figgins said. “If anyone “It really made me appreciate lar routine and gets them more how much work it is,” Amstutz social stimulation,” Carol Ricks center of the court once. I was so wants to get a child involved, get said. exhausted I had to take a break a hold of us.” said. “I was so sore afterwards.” I pushed Ricks in a game of and eat some food. For more information, contact While we were talking, When I returned I spoke to Figgins at woworegon@gmail. Department Chair of Student “shark.” We were “minnows” Leadership Mindy Brown told escaping the tap of each “shark” WOW Leader Teryl Figgins. com, or go to the WOW Oregon us that there were limited extra in the center of the gym floor. She told me more about WOW website at woworegon. chairs available. The wheelchair He chuckled with triumph. Then, events.


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Considering how long the gap was between competing when he was younger and how well he is doing now, it is a great accomplishment. Adam Minder, a former discus and shotput athlete in high school, comments that it is very difficult to compete in these events safely and competitively. Minder also adds that it takes a good balance of strength and form to throw at the distances that the top athletes achieve. Unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder injury that disabled him from competing again. Lantz has a minor injury currently, a simple strain, and will resume practicing after this week; he expects to be fully recovered. Currently pursuing general studies, Lantz hopes to move on to criminal justice and may possibly move on to Concordia University; however, nothing is for certain. One of his coaches, Keoni McHone, Clackamas’s track and field coach, comments that Lantz is very important to the track and field team because of his athletic ability. But Lantz also believes the team has the potential to be very strong. “We could have a very strong team … the guys are all freshmen,” said Lantz. The other athletes being freshmen leave a full year of improvement if they choose to come back as sophomores and hopefully next year we will see our track and field excel even further than they have already.

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By Brian Baldwin The Clackamas Print “Yoga is a way of living. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘to join’ and to join your mind, body and spirit,” said Erin Hancock. Hancock is the instructor of the yoga class and of the upcoming yoga club The Circle. For the past year, several yoga students have wished to further their discussions of the philosophies of yoga and have been meeting outside of class. As the group grew, the idea of starting an official club on campus was brought forth and a constitution was drafted. Currently at least 15 people are involved in the afterclass club.

Yoga is a way of living. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘to join’ and to join your mind, body and spirit. Erin Hancock Adviser of The Circle

“Our purpose is to embrace diversity and acceptance of one’s self and others and life as we know it,” said Hancock, adding, “Anyone is allowed to join the club and everyone is eligible. The one thing that is really important

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Warren Hostkoetter and his wife Sarah are shown practicing Warrior I during the club meeting of The Circle. The club meets Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. is that you come with an open mind and without judgment; it’s very important to be able to come in and leave your judgments at the door.” Because of how popular yoga is and the desire of students to practice Asana, Sanskrit for “posture,” during class time, the class and The Circle are two separate entities, according to Hancock. The class practices their Asana and meditates, and The Circle after class discusses topics such as the deeper meaning of people’s lives. Hancock also clarified that you do not have to be a member of the yoga class to be involved with the discussions after class. “It’s a nice chance for a person who never really gets heard to be

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When asked what he does to “de-stress” Gordon says he reads and goes to the gym a lot. Coaching his team is also a stress reliever for him. However, coaching mat side is extremely stressful he says. In his free time (if he has any), Gordon likes to go to movies and play Xbox online with his brother and nephews. During baseball season, he likes to go out to baseball games and is a big Beavers and Mariners fan. When asked what his secret to success is, Gordon said “Wow, I don’t want to sound arrogant but … I want to say it kind of comes naturally. I work hard but that’s the thing. I’m paying for this; I have to work hard.” The CCC student wanted to stress the importance of taking WR-222, “Writing a research paper.” There was no one in that class, he said, and it was almost canceled, but Dave Mount thought it was so important that he fought to keep it around. “That really is such a great class, especially for people who are going on to four-year universities,” he said. Gordon added, “I think


it’s an incredibly valuable class, and people aren’t taking it, and I think it’s hurting them. I would encourage people to take that class. It’s a huge key to success, writing ability.” This is Gordon’s final term at CCC, and he will attend PSU in the fall, where he plans to major in English. The wrestling coach considered Oregon State University since his brother goes there, but OSU was a “little bit out of the realm of reality” because he could no longer coach his wrestling team. Gordon also looked at private schools but they were all too expensive, so he applied at PSU and nowhere else. After that he filled out the scholarship form and the rest, as they say, is history.

heard. Someone who might have a belief that’s not mainstream or not normal will be able to come say their part and actually be truly heard. That means a lot to some people, and to me, and to be able to have that community because some people don’t have a community in what they believe and they deserve one,” said Sarah Hostkoetter, a yoga student and advocate of The Circle. When one wishes to create a club through the Associated S t u d e n t Government, they must draft a

constitution, locate an adviser for their club, fill out the Procedure for Starting a Club form and submit the application, which includes the constitution and the Starting a Club form, to the Clubs Department for review and approval by the Club Constitution Approval Committee. In a club’s constitution, it requires the club name, p u r p o s e , membership, meeting times and required sections regarding the

process of club amendments and abandonments. However Articles IV and V of the Procedure for Starting a Club form regard officials and voting processes within the club. The Circle believes that each member is an equal and that there should be no struggle for power. Hancock hopes that they will be able to be leaderless and function on a majority vote system. When queried in an e-mail, Vice President Bailee Sanders of ASG stated that, “While the leadership model is up to the club organizers, appointing specific leaders will help the club function and again ensure longevity.” “The Club Constitution Approval Committee is in charge of reviewing the submissions. It is up to the committee to interpret the requirements. It is not the goal of the committee to control or reject any submissions, but instead is to help set the foundation of the club,” Sanders said. When asked what she would do to promote The Circle on campus, Hostkoetter replied, “I have a big mouth, but I intend on using it gently and often when engaged in conversation about the things we might be talk about. So far that’s the only thing I think would be right to me in this sense. The whole point is not to force an issue, not to judge, not to convince someone that something is right or wrong but just to get it out there and see what happens. Give everybody a chance to at least to hear it and make the choice themselves.” “Everybody is different and that’s the point; we’re all snowflakes,” said Hostkoetter. The Circle meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in Randall room 209.


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By Annemarie Schulte Arts & Culture Editor 1. All of your Facebook photos look like they’re taken from the viewpoint of an anonymous third party. At the very least, you’re wearing shades and looking down and away from the camera. 2. You use the term “deck” to refer to things you think are cool (since saying cool is so not cool). You also say “Po-mo” to refer to things that are “post-modern.” 3. Your core wardrobe includes retro sunglasses, ironic T’s and distressed shoulder strap messenger bags.

4. You live solely off coffee and cigarettes (and enjoy the occasional Pabst Blue Ribbon beer from the local dive bar). 5. You wish you lived in Williamsburg/Brooklyn, N.Y. 6. You’ve perfected the art of bed head and always appear to be hungover. 7. You’ve “discovered” a band before they went “mainstream” and refuse to listen to them after they have, claiming they’ve “sold out.” 8. You have less than 3 percent body fat and you can’t fit two fingers in the waistband of your skinny jeans. 9. You have an overall level of nonchalance and air of superiority … the general public is referred to as “squares,” and you take every chance you get to judge them harshly. 10. You’d never actually admit to being a hipster.

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Going deep into the new green By Erik Andersen News Editor When it comes to saving energy which in turn saves us money and ultimately the Earth, a lot of us may try but don’t know exactly how. The movie “Deep Green,” which was shown in the McLoughlin auditorium April 22, goes over, in depth, the various ways we can save energy both individually and as a whole. Matt Briggs, the creator of the film, traveled far and wide to get ideas on new methods other countries are doing to conserve and create cleaner energy as well as share the ideas he has and got from other places. Traveling to places like China, France, Spain, Germany and many more, Briggs tried and succeeded in getting a wide range of different methods of environmental sustainability.

“Deep Green” is a great movie that expresses the importance of moving to more “green” means of energy use while also showing how it can be done. Starting off with some animation with a hint of humor but a strong message the movie then goes into the travels that Briggs has done in the seven years of building his final masterpiece. Briggs does an outstanding job covering all the areas in which we can go towards a more environmentally safe life style. Briggs traveled to China to see what advances they are using with their buildings to make them more environment friendly. In the documentary, one of the people Briggs interviews explains that close to 50 new skyscrapers are being started in China a week and how new environmental companies are starting to change the construction of these buildings to make a smaller carbon footprint. In the film, Briggs also makes

his way around the United States showing the various locations where environmental movements are taking place. Whether it is here in Oregon at the windmill farms to the east or Solarworld in Hillsboro, which makes solar panels for the public, to the scientific advancements New York is doing to better our air quality. Briggs doesn’t just preach his message though, he also follows it. Briggs brings us into his home through the documentary to show what he has done to shrink his own carbon footprint. In “Deep Green,” Briggs invites the camera crew and a team of specialists to his house to capture on film what people may not know about energy saving and wasting. “Deep Green” will be premiering at the Bagdad Theater June 22 and will have showings for a week. DVDs will also be sold at the event.

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Ducks quack for enrollment By Joshua Baird The Clackamas Print “Go! Ducks! Go! Fight! Ducks! Fight!” These words are chanted by fans at University of Oregon home games. With graduation coming up very soon for many students at Clackamas Community College, the idea of moving on to a four-year university becomes more real for the rest of the student body. For those who are on track for graduation and are in their first year, you may be thinking hard about transferring. One option available to you is the University of Oregon in Eugene. Established in 1876, UO has grown exponentially in the past 134 years to become the highly revered facility that it is. In Eugene, you will find a colorful and cultural experience in Oregon’s second largest city sitting in the Willamette Valley and is only about 50 miles from the Coast. For those interested in the arts, Eugene is a mecca of musicians and performing artists. However there is a

large number of athletic events to go to thanks to UO’s Oregon Ducks, which includes football, basketball, baseball and hockey to name just a few of the 17 varsity teams at the college. The football team is a Pacific 10, Division I team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team draws a large number of followers every year to fill the Autzen Stadium. Every year the rivalry between the Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers heats up in the event known as the Civil War. “Rivalry between OSU and Oregon – I personally can’t fathom why anyone would want to be a Beaver ... and I grew up in Corvallis. That said, I want both schools to do well in the Pac-10 sports-wise, but when the Civil War comes, I want to slaughter them,” Susan Koller Coleman, a UO alumnus, stated in a message via Facebook. UO is home of one of the toprated journalism schools in the country where nine Pulitzer Prize winners attended since the university received its accreditation for journalism and mass communications. In addition, UO’s college of arts and sciences is nationally renowned school with 49 majors, the most popular of which is the psychology department. “I majored in psychology as an undergrad and also earned a master’s in special education. I chose Oregon because it was relatively close to home, and the psychology department had a good reputation. I chose to stay for my master’s because the U of O was

number three in the nation for special education,” Coleman said. Many students at UO live on campus despite the expenses. “I would probably stay in a dorm; money-wise I would rather not. I want to be able to pay for things as long as I can, and once I’m down there I don’t know if I’ll be able to get a job as easily and be on the dance team and do school, so I will take out loans to be able to live on campus. It would be a little bit harder to live off campus,” said Heidi Hammond, a Clackamas student and English major. “The main reason why I want to go there is for their dance team; I’ve heard it is the

best in the state,” said Hammond. “Over the last five fall terms, 126 students have transferred from CCC to UO. That’s an average of about 25 students per fall term,” Brian Henley, the Director of Admissions, stated in an e-mail.

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horoscopes for the week By Swami J. Falstaff Aries (March 21April 19): Do you find yourself bored several times a day? Are you ever near a computer that just happens to have a webcam? Become familiar with a site called “ChatRoulette.”

Leo (July 23-August 22): You may look like a fierce lion on the outside, but I know just as well as you do that on the inside, you’re just a big, fluffy kitten. Drop the charade and offer a free hug!

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Since “April Showers” were not in abundance this year, expect May to not be so flowery. And I’m not talking about the scenery.

Virgo (August 23September 22): I want to offer you a dare: the next time you see a Free-hugger, don’t just walk away. Hug them. It might be the best moment of your life.

Gemini (May 21June 20): Your long lost twin is looking for you. If you wish to find them, go on MySpace, or Facebook, whichever one happens to be hip at the time.

Libra (September 23October 22): So you’re sick a lot? Drink more juice instead of coffee and discover a thing called vitamin C. It’s good for you, I hear.

Cancer (June 21July 22): Your real friends are calling you. Get off the computer and pick up the phone. Or at the very least, go “AFK” for a couple minutes to give them some stupid, obviously fake excuse.

Scorpio (October 23November 21): It’s time, once and for all, to make amends. Go to your local pharmacy, buy a bottle of vitamin C tablets and offer them to a Libra you know. This, my friend, is the start of a beautiful friendship.

classified The college has developed a survey that will allow for measurement of “total miles traveled by faculty, staff and students” during commuting to and from the college. Results from this survey will be used to help determine funding opportunities for public transportation options and to help calculate the college’s greenhouse gas emissions. Student participation is very important. The student version of the survey will be released on Monday, May 3 online at the MyClackamas portal, and participants will be able to take the survey anytime throughout the week of May 3 through 7. The survey will only take a couple minutes to complete.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Call an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. They may be in need of you right now, but just too afraid to call you themselves. C a p r i c o r n (December 22January 19): I foresee that this week will bring some big changes to your life. Embrace them, whatever they may be. Sometimes though the immediate impact might be unwanted, the eventual picture can be amazing. Aquarius(January 20-February 18): You know that feeling you get when you look into someone’s eyes and you just know that you’re completely safe? Let yourself feel that again. Pisces (February 19March 20): While the sun is out, take a trip down to the Coast this weekend. Oh, and if the ground starts moving when it’s not supposed to, don’t be afraid: it’s just the ocean saying “hi!”

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