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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Clackamas welcomes back Richelle Heacock

Volume 43, Issue 21

Dance to page 10 for International Week

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Taylor Reavely feeds Richelle Heacock at the Welcome Back barbecue on May 11 outside the Bill Brod Community Center. This is Heacock’s first return to campus since her January car accident.

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“Hahnah” belly dances in the Community Center on Wedseday, May 5 as part of International week.

Student government canidates promise change for new term By Brian Baldwin The Clackamas Print And then there were two. This year Barbara Sue McCambridge and Sage Losh are competing for Associated Student Government vice president for the 2010-2011 school year. This is the only contested spot as current ASG president Alyssa Fava is again running unopposed. “It’s not unusual as of years of late just because of the requirements of the job; it’s a lot of time to be able to commit to such a big project. We’d always like to have more [candidates], but it doesn’t seem to work out that way sometimes,” said Bailee Sanders, vice president of ASG, adding, “I don’t think there should be a change made. There’s no one on the team that is ready to step up to that position and take on that responsibility, and we have someone who is willing to and I don’t see anything wrong with

that just as far as having only one candidate.” “I don’t necessarily mind [running unopposed], but the funny thing is that there were three people on student government who wanted to run for president before I had announced that I was actually running, and then when I did, they all decided that they didn’t want to,” said Fava, continuing, “I hate to say this, but I think it speaks to my leadership style. I think a lot of

the people on the team like it and would like to see it continue. So I’m taking it more as a supportive thing from my team.” Fava hopes to continue her support of the programs and projects she has helped launch this year such as the food and clothes closet and has three main priorities for the 2010-2011 school year: cost, community and communication. Her cost priority involves meeting with the dean of college

advancement and discussing the possibility of broadening scholarships for students and extending the deadline for applications. Also she hopes that they may be able to create scholarships or tuition waivers for student fees. Communication is the continued position to let students known that the ASG is there as a liaison for students if they feel that their voice may not be heard by the administration.

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Sage Losh (left), Alyssa Fava (center) and Barbara Sue McCambridge (right) during a meet and greet on May 10, 2010.

Community involves trying to reinvigorate the student spirit on campus and have more students become more involved in activities and clubs on campus. “You go to a two-year school, and you feel that it may not have the best campus life, but I definitely want to assure that any student coming here while I’m the president here can have an excellent campus life,” said Fava. Barbara Sue McCambridge McCambridge, or “Babs” in the ASG office, was one of those three that were originally running for president and is now currently running for vice president. When asked why she changed her desired position, she explained, “I decided to back out because I know that [Fava] works really hard as president, and I know that she has plans that she wants to get done. I have the ability to do the job; I just don’t believe that I have enough time. I know that I have enough time for vice president.” Please see ASG, Page 4


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tech school makes plans to expand By Jaime Dunkle Associate News Editor

The Oregon Institute of Technology may be merging Portland Metro area programs to a single campus in Wilsonville at the previous In Focus headquarters. The prospective Wilsonville campus will consolidate the four Portland branches of OIT — Amber Glenn, Harmony, OHSU and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue — to one area. OIT signed a letter of intent in April and will find out about state funding by January 2011. If all goes as planned, $30 million later, the new campus will be open the fall of 2012. Administration is not expecting problems for students. “By and large, in the Portland area, our students are folks who have already had a couple of years at the community college,” OIT Public Information Officer Kristina

Maupin said. “Most of our students, who are currently taking classes and pursuing a degree at this point in time, really aren’t going to be affected by a move to Wilsonville.” No new programs will be available, although preexisting programs will expand if formally approved. “We would like to do a new program for a master’s degree in renewable energy engineering,” Maupin said. “It’s a really popular program, both in the Portland area and here in Klamath Falls.” Previous degree programs and programs only offered in Klamath Falls may be available at the future OIT Wilsonville campus. “We used to have an optic engineering technology program, and we’re looking at whether we can offer that again,” OIT Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Lita Colligan said. “We are also going through the process of making approvals for our embedded systems engineering technology

degree here in Portland; we have it in Klamath Falls but we don’t have it in Portland yet.” The clinical lab science program may also expand. “All of the degrees we do offer will have more space for labs, we’ll be able to upgrade our equipment, and we’ll have more capacity to add students as well,” Colligan said. Tuition may or may not increase; it depends on how much funding comes from the state, according to Colligan. Students have mixed feelings about the possible forthcoming OIT move to Wilsonville, according to OIT Portland Student Body Representative Michael Pacella. “The downside is that right now, we are really spread out,” Pacella said. Some students take classes at both main campuses. “It’s a real pain, obviously, to drive from Clackamas all the way to Hillsboro,” Pacella said.

Students are worried about commuting all the way to Wilsonville from Portland. OIT teaches sustainability, so students think that it is contradictory to promote driving, according to Pacella. Administration is considering these concerns and has been synchronizing with public transit to offer accessible transportation to students. OIT student services are suffering because the campuses are so sprawled apart. “We can’t afford to have two librarians, even though we have two libraries,” Pacella said. “If you come in and need her help on one of the days she’s at the other campus, you’re kind of out of luck.” The upside is to have everything at one location for students, according to Pacella. Clackamas Community College has not yet devised a plan for the OIT Harmony building, if OIT does move to Wilsonville.

Oregon University System owns the building. Eighty percent of the space will be vacant if OIT relocates. Discussions about cost and worth will take place before Clackamas makes any major initiative. “Once we know what OIT is doing, I’m sure CCC will look into feasibility about expanding into that building or not,” said Theresa Tuffli the dean of CCC Harmony and CCC Wilsonville.

The Print procures 11 prestigious publisher awards this year By Jaime Dunkle Associate News Editor Twenty staff members of The Clackamas Print headed south to receive 11 awards issued by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Linn Benton Community College in Albany hosted the ONPA Colligate Awards on Friday, May 7. Sixteen colleges competed with their best work, and 143 registrations were submitted toward 21 categories. Oregon Newspaper Foundation President Martha Wells presented the 2010 Awards. The Print staff accepted the following achievements:

Annemarie Schulte: Second Place for Best Section for Arts & Culture. Kayla Berge, Brian Steele, Mark Sunderland: Honorable Mention for Best Special Section for “Welcoming the New Year.” Steven Weldon: First Place for Best Headline Writing for the following headlines: “New growth threatens old growth,” “Terrible track troubles training,” “Biology class goes coastal,” and “Lolz i rlly did get plled over 4 txting!” Abigail Neet, John Hurlburt, Matthew Ostergren, Mark Sunderland: First Place for Best Series for the following articles: “New growth threatens old growth,” “Wind technology

blows thru campus,” “Farmers connect,” “Sustainability club for students coming to campus,” “Sustainability coordinator seeks long term awareness,” and “Sustainability brings new coordinator.” Lydia Emily Bashaw: Honorable Mention for Best Feature Story for the article “Homeless find refuge at Clackamas.” Mark Foster: First Place for Best Sports Story for “Cougar athlete stays positive after accident.” First Place for Best Review for “Fire on the Mountain wings satisfy.” Lydia Emily Bashaw: First Place for Best Spot News Photo for the photo “ALCOHOL: Awareness brings

out 500.” Jaime Dunkle: Second Place for Best Spot News Photo for “Forum fills with memories.” John Shufelt: First Place for Best Sports Photo for “Chehales Tapscott chooses PSU.” Brad Heineke: Honorable Mention for Best Photography for the following: “McMillan and team gear up,” “Midnight welding class puts spark in late night education,” and “Cougars claw back competition.” “We were the loudest table at the ceremony,” said John Hurlburt, the co-editor in chief of The Print. “We came back with more awards than last year.”

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The Clackamas Print staff proudly poses with Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards in hand. ONPA was held at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, on Friday, May 7. The Print won first place awards for sports story, headline writing, sports photo, series and spot news photo.

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Co-Editors in Chief: Kayla Berge, John Hurlburt News Editor: Erik Andersen Associate News Editor: Jaime Dunkle Sports Editor: Mark Foster Associate Sports Editor: Steven Weldon Arts & Culture Editor: Annemarie Schulte

Ad Manager: Meredith James Copy Editor: Kayla Calloway Associate Copy Editor: John Simmons Design Editor: Kelsey Schneider Photo Editor: John Shufelt Web Editor: Brian Steele

Staff Writers/ Photographers Joshua Baird, Brian Baldwin, Michael Bonn, Hillary Cole, Alexandria Coover, George Craig, James Duncan, Cody Ferdinand, Travis Hardin, Brad Heineke, Neil Lundin, Javierh Montero, Robby Morrison, Mark Sunderland, Kitty Suydam

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Barbara Cannon, director of the nursing program, explains some of the features of the program’s mock emergency room where students can simulate life and death situations down to every detail in the safety of a classroom environment.

Nursing program shuts out many By James Duncan The Clackamas Print Out of the average, of the 400 students who apply to the Clackamas Community College nursing program every year, only 40 students are accepted. The requirements are staggering at first look as 30 out of 45 credits are needed to even apply to the program and the rest of the 45 credits must be completed in the fall of the year you apply. “I think we have an excellent program. Hospitals always love having the Clackamas students because they’re well prepared, well trained, and they just really get a good education here. The staff takes a very deep interest in the students not just academically, but like, they take a personal interest in their lives, too,” said Teresa Forurtner, secretary of the CCC nursing program. “Well, we only go by a point system, so on their applications, it lists how you can earn extra points and then we take their GPA for points also. GPAs are just the prerequisite, not your whole chance. So there’s the prerequisite and then there’s other ways to earn points also. If you work for one of our clinical sites, we give you extra points. If you’re in direct patient care we give you extra points; if you’ve taken a health science class here at Clackamas, we give you extra points, so there’s ways to earn extra points and bring your points up and the application lists all those extra ways.” The process for getting into the program gets more difficult from there. The required classes are only a small part of admittance into the nursing program. To get into the program, an applicant must complete the required

credits, which must include BI-231 and a math competency of MTH095 or higher, a GPA of 3.0 or higher for all the required credit courses and all courses must be completed with a “C” or better. If all these requirements are met, the student may apply, but these are not all the points that are used to count toward acceptance. Acceptance is based on how many “points” the applicant has. The point system begins its calculations like this, (GPA x 24) – 56 = points. Once a person has done this, they have another 30 points that are available assuming they meet the requirements. The extra requirements are as follows: An applicant may receive up to an extra five points based on the graded received in BI-231. There are five more points based on how much of the BI-231 series has been completed, with all five points being awarded if they have finished BI-231, 232 and 233 and no points awarded if only finished BI-231 is completed. Another five points are awarded if the applicant has completed all of the prerequisites by the fall of the year they are applying. There are three more points if the applicant has a previous degree with full points awarded for having a masters. Three points for having a language class of 203 or higher can also be awarded. Three more points if the applicant has completed any one of the following programs within five years of the application: Clinical Lab Assistant, Dental Assistant, EMT 102 or 117, Medical Assistant CC orNUR 090C. Three more points are awarded if the applicant is employed

in the heath care field providing direct patient care such as Certified Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency/Operating Room Technician, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technician or Unit Secretary.

We’re very proud of our program.

Barbara Cannon Nursing program director

And finally an applicant can receive three more points if they are employed at one of the partnership facilities including Portland Adventist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Legacy Memorial Park, Marquis Care Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Providence Milwaukie, Providence Portland and Willamette Falls. The total number of points is out of 70 with an additional 30 that can be earned if the applicant is selected for an interview. An average of 80 people is selected for the interview and out of that 80, only 40 people will be accepted. “Well it’s really pretty straight forward because there’s definite, clear prerequisite requirements that I go over with every student” said Margie Gibler, an adviser at the CCC Harmony campus where the nursing program is located. It is clear that the CCC nursing

program is more than it might seem from the outside. There are critics of the program who say there are just too few positions available in the program. “It looks worse than it actually is. We have over 400 applicants traditionally every year for our 40 positions that enter into the nursing program every fall. We just have fall, winter, spring. We don’t include summer. But those 400 applicants also apply to other schools. And so an organization called the Oregon Center for Nursing Education gathered all of our information last year from all of the schools in Oregon and ran that data and figured out that there are really 2.3 applicants for every opening in a nursing program each year in Oregon. So that’s really not 10 times as many applicants as we have positions like you’d think.” said Barbara Cannon, director of the CCC nursing program. The competition for these positions is intense, but with many other schools having identical programs, it would seem that accusations of the program having too few positions are just not true. The spots might be limited, but hard work is what sets the people who get in apart from the people who don’t. Forurtner said, “I encourage students to do the best they can in their classes so their GPA is high, to have a 4.0. We’ve heard that if you don’t have a 4.0, you can’t get into the program. That is not true. But you do want to have as high as you can.” The CCC nursing program is part of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education program, which is an organization that helps schools create a standardized education for nursing students. When a school becomes part of the OCNE pro-

gram, they use the same curriculum as any other school in that program. “They have an online program and a face-to-face program there. We work really closely with Mt. Hood and Portland Community College. We also have nursing programs and are also in the state consortium. The fact that those three big community colleges in town have an identical curriculum and identical prerequisite requirements really has been a boom for the applicants, they can apply to eight campuses around the state based on the exact same prerequisites,” said Cannon. Other OCNE schools include Blue Mountain, Lane, Mt. Hood, Portland, Rogue, Southwestern Oregon and Umpqua community colleges, and OHSU campuses including Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Monmouth and Portland. Cannon said, “We’re very proud of our program. We’ve graduated our first OCNE Class already, and they did very well on NCLEX-RN, which is the licensing test that they take when they finish. We were at 97 percent last year, passed on the first time. The program has a great reputation. Our graduates do very well, and we’re very proud of them. There are a couple of different paths and ways that you can go to get your BS after you finish your AA degree, OHSU would be one of them. You can transfer before you graduate or after you graduate from here. There’s students that do both.” The Clackamas nursing program is made of a close-knit family of students and faculty. If a student manages to get into the school they become a member of that family. For more information see www. or visit the Harmony campus.


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ASG: Elections 2010-2011

Gov. grants honors Clackamas student Juliana Aguilar was honored by Gov. Ted Kulongoski; she was one of 40 selected By James Duncan The Clackamas Print

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ASG senator for campus activities Barbara McCambridge answers questions at the meet and greet May 10. McCambridge is running for vice president against Sage Losh. Continued from ASG, Page 1

Currently McCambridge is the ASG senator for campus activities, such as the barbeques, and she feels that her experience as senator will give her the necessary qualifications to fulfill the duties of vice president since she has had direct involvement in almost every event that ASG has hosted. She also believes that these qualifications and experience will help her be as good, if not better, than Sanders in fulfilling the required duties of the vice president. Duties of the vice president include overseeing club organization, supervising and evaluating the work of the ASG senate, oversee the election process for the ASG unless he or she is running, and presiding at meetings at the request of the president. One of the most important goals she would hope to accomplish as vice president would be to shorten the needed hoops and confusion that students have to go through in order to create a club on campus. According to McCambridge, there are five pages of paperwork included in the process of starting a club and a lot of clubs are turned down. “One of the examples is the rugby club. We put them through ten different hoops and five different people just to become a club. I want to cut down on that confusion and cut down on how many pieces of paper they have to go through and how many people they actually have to talk to. “I want it to be so when a club comes in, it has a list of everything they need to do and everyone they need to talk to before they even turn anything in. That way they know what’s going on and we know what’s going on,” said McCambridge. She went on to say that this is one of the only things that she currently sees wrong and needs improvement in the realm of responsibilities of the vice president. After these interviews took place and campaigning started, this reporter was brought to the attention of several areas on the main CCC campus that seemed to be heavily advertised with campaign flyers of McCambridge, such as the entrance to the Bill Brod Community Center that faces Roger Rook Hall. With the college hoping to become more sustainable throughout the coming years starting projects such as the solar panels, we went to hear McCambridge’s comment on the situation. “I know that I use way too many

posters but because I have competition. I feel I need to suppress my own rules inside and hang up more posters. If I did not have the competition, like for instance Alyssa, I would have not put as much posters up,” stated McCambridge. Sage Losh Sage Losh is the current administrative assistant, meaning that she mainly works with Bailee Sanders and Alyssa Fava to manage the budget, documents and records of ASG. As vice president, she plans to bring a more environmental approach and offer new ways to try and get students involved here on campus, such as removing English ivy, an invasive plant species, from the campus and around the surrounding community as well. She also hopes that having an open door and a free ear will lead to a better relationship with her team. “As vice president, I hope to have a strong connection with my team and make sure they can come to me with any problem that they have whether it be outside or inside of ASG that is affecting their performance,” said Losh. As a liaison to the foundation board, she would petition for more scholarships for environmental studies so that students may come to CCC for their career, get their degree and then immediately have a direct impact in the community. When queried on what other projects she would include, she added, “We have a road cleanup every term, but I hope to have a campus cleanup every term as well. Those are just a few things that I thought about and really wanted to do this year, but I haven’t had the time with all the other commitments that I’ve had. Next year I feel that I’ll have more time.” This election, starting May 13 and ending May 14, is tailored for the convenience of students across campus. It will be run through the main CCC website, and students will have to enter their student ID number to be able to submit their vote; that way one cannot vote twice. Sanders was unsure how long the online voting system has been used, but stated that it has at least been used in the previous two elections and that it is an efficient way to get votes. For those that may not have easy access to the internet or a computer they will be able to go to the ASG office in the community center and use several laptops that ASG plans to set up for voting.


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College is a commitment that many people seem to take lightly and for granted, but that is not the case for the 40 students honored by Gov. Ted Kulongoski on April 8. Out of 350,000 community college students, 40 were selected by the Oregon Community College Association to be honored because of their outstanding personal successes and achievements in the academic field. Juliana Aguilar, a local Clackamas Community College student, was one of the few who were selected to receive one of the awards. In e-mail correspondence, Aguilar answered a few questions about herself and her academic career. How long have you been a CCC student? This is my third year at CCC. Have you been to any other colleges? No. Once I graduated from Wilsonville High School, I started college at CCC, and this is my final year. I’m very excited! What is your major? My current major is a Medical Assistant Certificate and my Business Associates of Science Degree of Transfer. My future major is a master’s in health care business administration, and a minor in French. What are some of your hobbies? Skydiving, mostly anything that has to do with airplanes, helicopters and jet planes, run-

ning, having fun with friends and family, relaxing and if possible, traveling. How much time do you spend on school work a week? Most of my time is geared towards studying, seven days a week. I like good grades and work hard for them. What community organizations do you volunteer with? I volunteer at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Oregon City, Tualatin Library, Tualatin Food Bank and the Pioneer Adult Community Center in Oregon City. I’m planning on volunteering in the summer with the Tigard Essential Health Clinic, every Wednesday they have an open patient walk-in, in which they provide medical services free of charge to patients without insurance. I like what they do for people, and I would like to dedicate my time to help those patients. What is your position in student government? Grants Senator at Large. How do you balance school, your community service, student government and your social life while still holding an excellent GPA? I balance my schedule to fit everything in. I set my priorities straight. In the past terms, there were times I would only sleep three hours and wake up for another long day. I put my social life last and my friends understand. Could you tell me a little about Phi Theta Kappa? Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society. Some members are really involved and others, such as me, are not. My time constraints do not allow me to be involved; otherwise I would be helping with volunteer events. They provide the opportunity for members to be involved in volunteer work and learn leadership skills. They have over 2 million members, and their main goal is to identify and encourage

scholarships for two-year college students. What is your motivation for educational success? My motivation to succeed comes from me having the opportunity to go to school, having in mind my mother’s struggles and wanting to support her and the rest of my family. What do you think are the greatest contributing factors to you being honored by the OCCA? I strive for the best by working hard despite the obstacles I have faced. What are the awards you are receiving from the OCCA or other colleges as a result of being honored? I received a plaque awarded by Gov. Ted Kulongoski. I may receive a scholarship, depending on where I plan to transfer to. What advice would you have for other students looking to improve their grades or reach higher levels of academic success? Strive hard for your success. If you do not work hard, you won’t get where you wish to be or have the success you would like to achieve. I believe you can reach your goals as long as you really want them and are willing to give it your all to pursue them. Finally do you have any closing thoughts you would like to share? It is truly an honor to have been chosen to receive this award, and I greatly appreciate my adviser for thinking of me when she heard about this opportunity. I am very thankful. Aguilar has been awarded these CCC Foundation Scholarships: Academic Incentive Scholarship, Miller Foundation Scholarship, Birgit Hanssen New Pioneer Scholarship and Paula Mae Cropsey Memorial Scholarship.


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Readers shout back to editors Dear editors: I am writing in regards to your article, “Community garden plots thicken.” I found it to be interesting and possibly a sign for me to become involved in gardening at the CCC Community Garden. Just this past Sunday, I was having lunch with my grandmother who suggested the garden. Usually I hear her suggestions and never inquire about them. She’s the woman who sends me newspaper clippings and articles she believes I would be interested in. Living in an apartment, I find having a resource like that to be an excellent asset to the community. I also think in comparison to the other gardens it proves to be an excellent way for people to save money and enjoy the space they have purchased for a whole year. I am happy you have shared this resource in The Clackamas Print and am very interested in purchasing a plot for my own fruits and vegetables. Thank you sincerely, -Jessi Readinger, student

Editors: In regards to “Students forfeit freedom for food.” I enjoyed this article. When I had seen this event going on, on April 21, I wanted to go over and see what all the racket was about but I had to take care of some of my own business, so I did not get the chance. I was sitting in the Randall Hall doing my homework when a girl came in and announced that they were giving away free food outside. There were about three guys who blatantly went outside for this free food, two of which who are in the picture. When they came back they said, “We got free pizza! We just had to sign some silly paper.” I got a much better understanding from reading this article as to why they signed the “silly paper.” I find it a little funny that people will do pretty much anything for some free food. The guys did not have to put much effort into getting some free food. I thought this event was a very interesting one to put on but people do not realize the First Amendment has a lot more to do with our lives than free food. -Rachel Morris, student

Editors: In the Wednesday, May 5 The Clackamas Print there was an article on the Richelle Heacock Benefit Dance. I personally think that this was a great way to try and help Richelle. Although I do believe that if the school would have helped promote the benefit dance more than just putting some fliers around the school, there would have been a lot better turn out than what there was. “Not counting the volunteers, only 10 or so people attended the dance, less than that actually participated.” I personally believe that if the school would have posted something on their website, or had the teachers mention it at the end of their classes, their would have been a lot better turnout. This is because there are hundreds of people that visit the website on a daily basis and the teachers easily encounter hundreds of students a day. I, personally, did not know anything of the dance until only hours before the dance started and that was from word of mouth. -Markus Mariz, student Wednesday, May 5, 2010, Erik Andersen from The Clackamas Print wrote about the May Day March on the Portland streets. I think it is great that groups of people like the “Peace Keeper” and the “Black Cross” volunteered to keep everything in order. I don’t think it was the right thing for the Cop Watchers to videotape the police. I believe they shouldn’t be videotaped because the people are just looking for little things for the cops to do wrong so they can sue them or get them in trouble. But, on the other hand, I think it was wrong for the police officers for putting tape over their name tags so people couldn’t see them. All in all I am glad everything went well, without anyone getting hurt. In the Arts and Culture Section of the CCC newspaper, there was an article about the Haggart Observatory. Before reading this article I didn’t know of the observatory, but after finding out more about it, I think students at Clackamas should appreciate that we have this resource and come together to make the Haggart Observatory a good learning environment for those interested. Students are lucky to have these kind of resources, and I believe it will take a group effort to keep the observatory running, because of the amount of time needed to run it. -Andy Pate, student

Editors: I thought that the “Cougars leap to OSU” was a very good article. It gave me a lot of insight on what transferring from a community college would be like. What also caught my eye was how all the details about the school were from a students point of view. It made me feel like if I was to transfer there, that was how I would feel. Another thing that was interesting was the Halsell dormitory. I did not know that the ones in state had buildings where women and men can sleep together. I thought buildings like that were only in “American Pie” movies. Overall, I felt like the article was very expressive and well detailed. -Tyrell Fortune, student.

Editorial Policy Anyone is welcome to respond to any and all content published in The Clackamas Print. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Send letters by e-mail to chiefed@ or deliver the to Roger Rook 135. Letters may be edited for clarity and space. Editors: In response to your article about the new “Nightmare on Elm Street,” in the Wednesday, May 5 edition of The Clackamas Print; I went to see the movie a few days after it came out, and if I were to give the film a grade it would be at least a B. My opinion might, however, be different from some one who has never seen the original Freddy movies. Also given I am an avid movie goer, and fan of anything scary, I enjoyed the film. While I watched the film, I took into account what I already know about Freddy, and just waited. I noticed how Freddy’s persona was more violent and childlike, whereas in the original movies, some of his victims died in more ironic or comical ways, more dream like. I also noticed how much different he looked compared to the original. I was more a fan of his original look, but I can also appreciate how lifelike and detailed his burns were. I was also very excited to see this film, mainly because it gave more details into Freddy’s past, a subject that they did not elaborate on in the original films. In conclusion, as a first timer to the “Elm Street” movies, your score was fair. However, compared to some one who already knows more about Freddy, your score was a bit low. -Eli Johnson, student

Editors: After reading the paper, the article that stood out to me the most was the one on the observatory. I didn’t think those kind of things were here in Oregon. After reading the article it makes me want to go and check out the observatory. The reason why no one has any interest in the observatory is because people are too busy doing other things like school and work and sports and child care. Astronomy isn’t really an interesting subject. I like that kind of stuff; I like to take a moment and look up in the stars at night when it’s clear and warm outside. To the volunteers who help out at the observatory, I tip my hat to them because they take their free time that they have and help clean and do whatever they can when they could be out doing something else. Thank you for having this article in The Clackamas Print. Sometime in the near future I will check out the observatory. -Andre Dickson, student

Internet journalism offers new possibilities for media coverage By John Hurlburt News Editor Maelstrom. The constant white noise of Baghdad’s day to day routine was shattered by the carnivorous sound of an Apache helicopter’s 30 millimeter chain gun. After the gunfire had stopped and the dust was able to settle, and after more than twelve lives had been extinguished, no one knew it yet, but our world was forever and recognizably changed. More than two years after two reporters from the British news services Reuters and multiple Iraqi civilians and insurgents were killed by United States gunfire, a video has been released showing these deaths in the grey and white detail of an Apache turret camera. The video was released by the website, a site dedicated to publishing “classified, censored or otherwise restricted material of political, diplomatic or ethical significance.”. The future of news media resides deeply within the cavernous depths of the Internet. For years newspapers have been riding on the coattails of tradition and the imminence of their large scale destruction seems to have been foretold as writing on the wall. As newspapers have been either “consolidating” or folding – one of the questions arising within the field has been what will be the future of journalism? Bloggers have already begun to tear off

their piece of the action. The rise in people turning to the Internet for news and communication has led seemingly to everyone having his or her own blog. There’s a simple beauty in the fact that now anyone can report what is going on in our world. But for every yin there is a yang, and the benefits that are gained by having a connected world where anyone can call out the truth are shadowed by the fact that just as easily anyone can spread a lie. Our world is changing, and media is becoming wedia, where instead of information being told, it is being shared. Nearly every way in which news is distributed online, there is a conduit for people to comment adding to the discussion. Sifting through the quagmire of information and disinformation is now becoming the responsibility of all tech savvy news searchers. As more and more blogs and Internet news services are being created, others are starting to fail, and it is the individuals who are doing the reading that are deciding the fate of news. The world is at a crux. The Internet is not complete and right now how it grows rests entirely in the fate of its users (a scary thought considering the vast percentage of the Internet that is dedicated to porn). Users are showing though that they still want reliable and hard hitting news. Wikileaks is leading the way, releasing documents from around the world that the population isn’t ever supposed to see. If the site can be any indicator for the future, we are looking into a world where

anonymous sources are everyday occurrences and the fear of coming out with truth will be dissipated by the sources ability to veil their own identity. If the thousands of naked men on can be an indicator for anything it’s that anonymity has an amazing power of releasing inhibitions. When anyone feels confident becoming Deep Throat, investigative journalism can only grow. Facts will always need someone to check them and the public deserves to know what their government is doing, regardless of whether or not it is good public relations. In the opinionated way of the future, people are going to be functioning on more personal basis with their news source. Individuals will be gravitating towards who they trust and who holds a similar belief to them. Objectivism will be laid to rest with the physical newspaper. Whether this is good or bad the future has yet to decide. For decades journalism has been shackled by its inability to properly report truth, based on the fact the truth itself is subjective. Objective journalism has not been able to report the feelings and tones that people purvey and experience. A reporter who suspects something but has no ability to verify has been previously forced to sidebar any gut feelings. This was previously a safe move; people had no way of knowing if they could trust Joe Reporter’s gut feeling. However, now anyone can read his previous writings, check out his work history and education background and suddenly Joe

Reporter has become a reliable source. In the new, open and unstructured world ahead, trust will be key, news will come in every form from written memos leaked to the press, to shirtless people yelling into their webcam about how they don’t feel different regardless of any “change.” The industry of truth has now become an open competition where many will enter with what they think is the wave of the future but only a few will win and ultimately market demands will decide our fate. John Hurlburt runs a blog at


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Star pitcher shines in spring sport

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Ashley Suter delivers a pitch during a game on April 9 against Southwestern Oregon. Suter recorded a complete game, one of eight so far this season, and eight strikeouts in the game.


By Mark Foster Sports Editor Coming out of Tigard High School, she thought she was headed to Idaho State University to play softball for the Bengals. Things changed and freshman Ashley Suter fell into the laps of Jessica Buel

and the Clackamas Cougars. “We knew that she was a very good high school pitcher. I think she has continued to improve, but we knew we were going to get a good pitcher out of her, and she has had a lot of success here,” said head coach Buel of the Clackamas Cougars softball team. Currently ranked No. 1 overall in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College, Suter and the Cougars jumped Mt. Hood Community College and Lower Columbia College to take over the top spot in the April 28 poll. Although Suter has won the majority of the games for the Cougars and is tied for fifth in wins throughout the entire NWAACC, Buel says Suter never takes all the credit for the wins. Buel said, “She’s pitched phenomenal this year. She has come out, and she is leading the NWAACC in almost all pitching categories, and she is a great teammate – she really attributes her winning to her team so we couldn’t really ask for more out of a pitcher.” Aside from having 15 wins,

Suter also boasts a 0.73 earned run average and has three saves on the season putting her at third in both categories as of May 4. When asked how she felt about her performance so far this season Suter said, “Good; I have things to work on just like everyone else but so far so good. I couldn’t have asked for it to be much better,” also adding that as a team they were “doing extremely well so far.” Buel said it has been Suter’s work ethic and ability to pay attention to detail has helped her rise to the top as one of the premier pitchers in the conference, noting, “It’s been little things she needed to work on.” But being a top threat is nothing new to Suter, though, as she lettered all four years of high school and was an honorable mention All-State pick her senior year. Coming to a two-year has been somewhat of a blessing for Suter. If she had continued on to Idaho State like planned, she would be part of a team with a record of 10-38; a team that is currently on a 10 game

Ashley Suter hones her pitching skills in practice on May 10. Suter pitched a perfect game on March 27 against South Puget Sound. losing streak that began back in April. Although Clackamas was not her first choice, Suter has come to appreciate what she has here, saying, “I love it. I love it a lot. I love the coaches, I love the school, I love Kevin,” laughing. Kevin Arizo is the Cougars athletic trainer and has previously worked with the Portland Timbers. Now happy that she ended up at Clackamas, Suter feels it was a step in the right direction. About her unexpected enrollment at CCC she said, “It was kind of a last minute thing. I was supposed to go to ISU up until August and then I was a half a credit short of eligibility so I couldn’t go until my eligibility was approved and Clackamas was in the back of my mind and it just worked out but definitely for the right reasons. I’m glad happened this way.” With a week left before the NWAACC tournament begins she knows it’s going to be no cakewalk to the finals; she and her team are looking forward keeping the broom out and sweeping the competition on their way to the post season.

Ashley Suter breaks the top five in two Cougar Softball AllTime Pitching Records * indicates active ERA in a season 1-Christy Tuma, 0.61, 1991 2- Yvonne Johnson, 0.62, 1989 3- Carleen Lessard, 0.65, 2003 4- Ashley Suter*, 0.73, 2010 5-Dawn Seastrom, 0.74, 1991 Strikeouts in a season 1- Renee Santos, 408, 2007 2- Renee Santos, 298, 2008 3- Holly Marlow, 223, 2004 4- Holly Marlow, 217, 2005 5- Ashley Suter*, 170, 2010


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Ashley Suter, the rising star pitcher for the Clackamas Community College Cougars softball team, throws another of her firey balls at one of the team’s productive practices. The Cougars are training hard to take the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship.

By Steven Weldon Associate Sports Editor Look out Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, here come the Cougars. Through their first NWAACC Southern Division games, the Cougars are 13-4 sitting at second in the sounthern region. The Cougars rode an eight-game winning streak in Southern Division play into Southwestern Oregon on April 30, but fell in the opening game of the doubleheader in a pitchers’ duel that came down to a home run in the bottom of the 6th inning by the Lakers’

All-American Annaleisha Parsley. However, the resilient Cougars bounced back and won the second game coming back from being down two runs to win, 4-3. The Cougars also split a series against Chemeketa in Salem, first falling 1-2, then rebounding to win 5-2. During their eight-game winning streak, the Cougars did away with former top ranked Lower Columbia during a doubleheader at Clackamas, winning both games 9-2 and 3-1. The Cougars also showed the Mt. Hood Saints, who was boss in the historic rivalry, winning the doublehead-

er, 4-0 and 5-3. The Cougars remain unbeaten at home going into their last home games against Clark on May 11, a game that has been rescheduled twice due to rainouts. Cougars coach Jessica Buel stated in an e-mail that, “Everyone is contributing in one way or another. It has been a total team effort. Everyone has a job to get done and at this point we seem to be doing the right things.” A catalyst for the Cougars’ performance this season has been freshman pitcher Ashley Suter. The flamethrowing righthander is 15-4 with a 0.73 ERA and an NWAACC leading 160

strikeouts. On Suter’s performance thus far, Buel said, “Ashley is off to a great start this year. She does have the skills to top the NWAACC, it helps her to have such a strong team and pitching staff, that way she doesn’t have all the pressure on her shoulders.” Freshman Abbey Tollefsen has been excellent as well, with an 8-2 record and 2.58 ERA. Offensively, the Cougars have been powered by a balanced attack. Buel said “Our offense has been a team effort … Everyone has a job to get done and at this point we seem to be doing the right things.”

Sports terms for hockey dummies; icing on the Stanley Cup edition

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By Steven Weldon Associate Sports Editor Are you ready to drop the puck? We’re in the midst of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so it might be time to brush up on your hockey knowledge. So grab your stick, fire up the Zamboni and get to center ice! Icing: Mmm … tasty. Err … where was I? … Oh right! Icing happens when the team in possession of the puck shoots it from behind the red center line to the opponents’ goal line to the end of the rink. When a member of the opposing team touches it, it’s called icing, and the puck is reset for a face-off in the opponent’s offensive attacking area. The only exception to this rule is when the team that commits the icing is down a player (shorthanded). Why is this called? The idea of it is to disallow the ultimate defense of shooting the puck down the ice away from the opposing team. If the opposing team doesn’t have the puck how, can they score? Fighting: Have you ever been to a fight and a hockey game broke out? Just kidding. Fighting in a hockey game is not allowed … sometimes. When a fight does break out, however, the fans in the stands go insane as the fight goes on, and the referees stand back and wait until it gets too physical. The two players involved are sent to the penalty box for five minutes apiece, and order is restored. Face-Off: At the start of every period, there is a face-off. When a goalie sits on the puck in order to stop action, there is a face-off. When the puck flies out of play, there is a face-off! This is just a battle between two opposing players to win possession of the puck.

One-Timer: This occurs when a teammate passes the puck and the shooter immediately takes a shot. As opposed to the shooter taking possession and moving around to get a good look, the shooter takes the shot quick in order to catch the defense off guard. Stanley Cup: Probably the largest trophy in all of sports, the Stanley Cup goes to the winner of the National Hockey League playoffs, also known as the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Every year, the winner of the cup receives their entire teams name engraved on the trophy and possession of it until the next season. Currently, if the Pittsburgh Penguins were to win the Stanley Cup Final, it would stay in Pittsburgh for another season. Portland Winterhawks: The Winterhawks are the home hockey team for our area. While they aren’t in the NHL, the team is in a majorjunior league called the Western Hockey League. Players in the league can come in as young as 16 but must exit at age 20. Many past Winterhawks have gone onto the NHL, such as current players Brandon Dubinsky of the New York Rangers, Brenden Morrow of the Dallas Stars and Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks, and former players such as NHL great Mark Messier, formerly of the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers, and Adam Deadmarsh, a popular player in Portland who now works in the Colorado Avalanche organization. Hopefully now you’ll be ready for some hockey! Keep watching for the next edition of Sports Terms for Dummies!

& Students showcase art from the year 8

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By Annemarie Schulte Arts & Culture Editor

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Holly Osborne paints on a canvas. Osborne plans to enter six acrylic paintings in the student art show.

Life is imitation of art, or is art imitation of life? Either way, the art students of Clackamas Community College have got talent, and the 2010 Student Art Show is sure to prove it. Art instructor Dave Andersen says the purpose of the art show is to display the best student work done in the last year, and it must been done in conjunction with the CCC art department. Andersen says they are having one off campus judge come in to assure fairness, and the department faculty juries the show, meaning they decide what gets in the show and what is rejected. “It is harsh,” he said, but he maintains that “a really bad painting is one that’s just unfinished.” What happens if your art is refused access into the show? There will be a “Salon De Refuse” that will feature excess student art in the Pauling Gallery. Andersen said the concept of the Salon De Refuse came around centuries ago when all of the impressionists weren’t getting their work into big art shows, and so they decided to create a show of their own, which they called the Salon de Refuse. Rachel Chuganey, a CCC art student, plans to enter four pieces of art (two sculptures, one acrylic and one drawing) in this year ’s show. She’s currently in Andersen’s drawing class this term and will be moving on the Pacific College of Art next fall.

Carl Beaulieu, another student of Andersen’s, is entering six pieces, including, one that’s still in progress – a 10 by 10 foot painting. He has never entered the CCC student art show before but sells art at Saturday Market at least once a month. A maximum of six pieces of art can be entered, and students pay a $1 fee for each piece of art entered. Students have the choice to put a price on their artwork (and potentially sell it) or enter it as “NSF,” or “not for sale.” Kelly White, secretary for the art department, says there will be many awards given to students, including Best of Show (part of the Lee Hutchinson Art Excellence awards) and numerous other prizes including gift cards up to $250 to art supply shops. White says the show is usually pretty large and is a cool thing for students because they actually get to see their work in a gallery and not just hung up in the art building hallway. If you want to enter a work into the show, the art department faculty will be accepting entries May 12 through 14 from one to five p.m. at the doors of the Niemeyer gallery. The show will open May 20 and go until June 3 and work must be picked up by June 4. For more information, call White at 503-594-3034 or to get the prospectus (the form to fill out before you submit your work and additional information on the show) e-mail her at

Top 10 places to visit before you die Check it out: the library By Javierh Montero The Clackamas Print If you want to party like an animal, the library is the place to go … OK, maybe not, but it is a place to find the quiet and peace you yearn for and people who will be happy to assist and give you valuable information. Terry Mackey, chair of the Clackamas Community College library, took a minute out of his busy schedule for an interview with The Clackamas Print to talk about the features our school library has. I heard that the library is throwing away all of the cassette tapes and replacing them with CDs. Is this a new thing? We’ve always had CDs. All we’re doing is throwing away the cassettes. But because we’re in a generation where we try (or should try) to either recycle or save it, nothing gets wasted. Some of the cassettes will go over to the Art Center and English department … We do this all the time; we throw away about 700 items a year; the library is only so big. Are there comics in the library? We’ve always had graphic novels. The purpose of the academic library is to support the curriculum. We teach the literature class ‘Graphic Novels’ so we have to have graphic novels to support the literature class. Can anyone check them out? Yes, absolutely. Do you have any non-fiction, popular, fun books? No, we only buy books to

support the curriculum. We do not buy The New York Times’ best seller unless a faculty person asks us to do so. What about fiction? We buy very little fiction books. The library does carry the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” book series. The reason they carry these books is mostly for ESL students since it’s something that non-native English speakers can understand, while having a good time reading, and it’s easier to ask questions when the story is not clear. These and any other books, whether behind a glass box or behind the counter, can be checked out. Some textbooks are also available to check out for periods of two hours, in the library only. What else interesting is going on in the library? A somewhat new artifact for those who want to be more efficient in saving the planet is available at the library, it is called “Kill A Watt EZ.” The Kill A Watt is used to determine how many watts are being used by an electric machine. You simply plug the KAW (Kill A Watt) into a wall socket and then plug the electric appliance to it, and the KAW will tell you how much electricity that appliance uses. The Kill A Watt is free for all Clackamas Community College students to check out. The Dana Library at the Dye Learning Center is open Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m - 7p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m - 5p.m. It is closed on weekends. For more information, contact the library at 503-594-6323

By Annemarie Schulte Arts & Culture Editor 1. New York City While I’ve never been there (except to the airport), New York City makes this list because of how famous it is. New York is everything we see: on television, in music, media, the news … it’s all we ever hear about. So this city is definitely a place to visit, even if it’s just to see what all the fuss is about. 2. Madrid, Spain Madrid is one of the most historical and beautiful cities in Spain in my opinion. You’d be crazy not to drink a glass a sangria and see a flamenco show while you were there, too. It’s all about soaking in the culture because, in Madrid, it’s abundant. 3. Florence, Italy Florence is my favorite city in the world (BEFORE it became a scene in the second

“Twilight” movie). There’s something about Florence that is both mysterious and romantic, you have to actually go there to see what I mean. And while some say it’s overrated, another one of my favorite places in Italy is of course, Rome, because of all the history and the Coliseum, which is surreal once you see it in real life. 4. Nice, France - The city of Nice has castles from the 15th century that you can actually walk through; it will blow your mind. 5. The pyramids in Egypt – ‘Cause you just gotta see ‘em! 6. Santorini, Greece Greek culture is SO interesting to me, and the city of Santorini is supposedly one of the prettiest in the country. I think this makes the list simply because of the culture you will find there.

7. London, England London has been in so many movies it’s not even funny … even then I think it’s still worth seeing with your own eyes. (Maybe even hang out with Madonna or Gwyneth while you’re there.) 8. Frankfurt, Germany - Because who doesn’t love lederhosen and lebkuchen? 9. San Jose, Costa Rica - The people of Costa Rica (while still a second-world country) are the happiest people you will ever meet. Must do’s: zip-lining, horseback riding (on the beach!), white water rafting, rappelling and snorkeling. 10. Sydney, Australia They say Australia has the most dangerous species of animals in the world, but I’d still love to visit because it would be so different from the ordinary. Hopefully you could pick up an Australian accent while you’re there, too.

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Restaurants raise more than $4 million for HIV/AIDS awareness Participating restaurants donate up to 30 percent of their customers bill to HIV awareness By Neil Lundin The Clackamas Print Where were you this April 28? Perhaps if you were enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of Portland’s many restaurants, you could have been supporting those who are afflicted with HIV/ AIDS. Dining Out for Life is a nationwide event where participating restaurants donate up to 30 percent of their customer’s bill to the Partnership Project and the HIV Day Center.

The HIV Day Center is a dropin day center for low-income folks living with HIV/ AIDS where they can access basic needs such as food and clothing. Lindsay Ross Program Manager for HIV Day Center

The Partnership Project provides case management to those living with HIV/AIDS and runs educational and awareness programs about HIV/AIDS. Statistically, every nine and a half minutes someone contracts HIV in the United States and only one in five are aware of their infection. “The HIV Day Center is a drop-in day center for low-income folks living with HIV/AIDS where they can access basic needs such as food and clothing, but also have the opportunity to

develop psycho-social support networks with other clients, staff and volunteers,” explained Lindsay Ross, program manager for the HIV Day Center, in an e-mail. The event raises about $4 million every year in 53 cities nationwide and even in some parts of Canada. Nearly 3,000 restaurants participate and an estimated 250,000 people dine out on this night. Portland has been a host to the event for two years. Red Star Tavern is one of the two restaurants in Portland that participated. Lenny Cooper, a manager, said that their restaurant raised about $1,000 from lunch to dinner and had about 160 guests attend and believes about half of them were there for DOFL specifically. This was the first year that Red Star Tavern participated in the event and donated 20 percent. The restaurants are found to participate through volunteering on their own or are contacted to see if they would like to participate. For their support, they receive some advertising and a few extra customers for the event. “We solicit participation from restaurants each fall. This past fall we sent out 200 plus invitations to local restaurants, and we follow up each letter with phone calls and visits. Restaurants are more than welcome to contact us as well,” said Ross. Detour Café was another participant in the event and raised around $150 for the fundraiser and was told of the event through a customer. DOFL doesn’t just sit back and have restaurants do all the work, though; they send out ambassadors to every restaurant to talk with the guests about the event and who it supports and why it is important. DOFL was the brain child of Julie Drizin in Philadelphia 20 years ago and was recognized this year with the Friends for Life Award by Action AIDS along with Ted Allen, who is a co-spokesperson for the event. You can find out more about Dining Out for Life and the participating restaurants on their website www., or follow them on Twitter @ DineOut4Life.


PSU raids Clackamas Clackamas students gravitate towards PSU because of lower tuition and local campus

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Doctrina Urbi Serviat, or “let knowledge serve the city,” is the motto for the most obvious choice of a transfer school for a number of Clackamas Community College students, Portland State University. The 49 acre PSU campus is located in the heart of downtown Portland, just a bus ride away from home for most. For some, selecting Portland State is more than just convenience; it is the cost as well. “Because it’s a good school with good programs, and I want to take the Native American studies,” said James Altman, a student at Portland State who is undecided between law and history as a major. Altman also

works on campus doing security work in order to receive a discount on tuition. For a resident student transferring to PSU from CCC as an undergraduate, you can expect to pay $6,764. Or as a non-resident student, you will be paying nearly twice that amount at $12,675, though it is unclear if PSU, like CCC, will be increasing tuition in the near future. Brandon Gullion, a PSU student double majoring in business accounting and music performance said, “I knew PSU had an excellent music program as well as a great business program, which was my second choice if I ended up not wanting to do music. After visiting the campus shortly after I started my application process, I instantly loved it.” Being that PSU is in Portland, one of the important things to keep in mind is their encouragement of environ-

mental awareness. According to The Princeton Review, Portland State is included on their list of 286 green colleges nationwide. “The campus is very clean and well kept and whenever there is an issue, the staff gets on it immediately,” said Gullion. The university boasts, over 121,000 alumni, and according to approximately 65 percent live in the Portland metro area to this day.

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Lo Nuestro’s young dancers use their skirts to perform a native dance in the Bill Brod Community Center on May 5. The dance group featured around 40 performers and performed for close to an hour. The performance was one of the most anticipated events of the week.

International Week comes to CCC By Kitty Suydam & Alexandria Coover The Clackamas Print Music, dancing, theater performances and even a French puppet show attracted students of Clackamas Community College to the community center last week. Some students were confused and did not know the reason that these performances were even going on but they still stayed to watch, proving that International Week hosted by the foreign language department was a success. International Week is celebrated at CCC annually, with a large amount of student interest and participation continues to thrive. “[International Week] is important because the more knowledge we have of other people, the more knowledge we gain, the better the world’s going to be,” said Andrew Sheperd, a CCC student and performer in the American Sign Language song interpretation event last week. Lonnie Cline, CCC choir instructor, agrees. “It means that we get a chance to share what we understand about different cultures. It’s a way for you to understand your own culture,” said Cline.

International Week is not an event that is celebrated by CCC alone; in fact most colleges host their own unique version of this event. In the past, the event was sponsored by the counseling department, but ever since Spanish instructor Irma Bjerre began teaching at CCC, she has been in

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Melanie Erikson performs a song from “The Lion King” for International Week.

charge of International Week. Bjerre has tried to keep International Week focused on culture rather than just the language of other countries. “The thing about International Day is that it could be a day, it could be a week,” said Bjerre. “But the most important thing about International Week celebration I think is that everyone, especially around campuses, should know about other cultures and other ways of life.” This year International Week lasted for four days, each day with two hours of events. Many countries and cultures were represented in unique and exciting ways. “In the past, we have only done this for one day. But one day, two hours, there is not much that we can do,” said Bjerre. “We tried to include all the departments in the campus.” The week-long event included presentations by the English and anthropology departments which were appealing to students interested in knowledge of a countries culture. International Week started on May 3 with several events including a performance by the CCC theater department. “It was mostly entertainment but

there were other cultures that they were trying to portray,” said second year CCC student William Pearson. The next day Kate Gray gave an enlightening presentation on Africa, focusing on ending the generalization that all of Africa is the same. The presentation easily transitioned from a PowerPoint with an authentic African dance performed by three students. This portion of the day’s events ended with a puppet show put on by the French students which gained a lot of appreciative laughs from the audience, even when the background fell on the puppeteers. The most anticipated event was held on Cinco de Mayo. CCC hosted the Lo Nuestro dance group which had at least 40 performers. The community center was filled with onlookers who clapped to the rhythm at times or else looked on as the dance group performed marvelously. The performance lasted an hour and kept the crowds attention the entire time with lively dance that told stories. International Week was a success. Students seemed to appreciate the performances and most look forward to next year. International Week is always hosted around May 5. If you have any questions about International Week, please contact Irma Bjerre at

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Lo Nuestro group performs in the community center for International Week in front of the audience of students who gathered to watch the event.

the clackamas print 11 & Oregon City artists pave the streets arts culture By Brad Heineke The Clackamas Print Downtown Oregon City offers a wealth of small town charm, a rich heritage and an intriguing history. Granted, some people may have to keep an open mind and alert eye to fully appreciate it. Main Street may not be as posh as Downtown Lake Oswego, some may even have the impression that it is mundane. But this certainly is not so on the first Friday of the month. On this day the area comes alive with new color, sounds and excitement. This is when Art Walk hits the streets. Art Walk is a monthly event that allows artists to step out of the studio and bring their work to the people. It is a joint effort by the Three Rivers Artist Guild, an organization of local artists finding creative ways to expose their works to the community, and the non-profit organization Main Street Downtown. Businesses host local artists who showcase their work in front of or inside the establishment. Artists often will be producing an art piece, demonstrating their medium in what TRAG calls, “Art in Action.” “People seem to enjoy meeting the artists,” said Paula Lewis, an active member of TRAG. She has participated in all of the Art Walk events. “I really enjoy talking with the people, answering their questions and explaining my art and processes. I also gain interesting ideas, inspiration and encouragement from the public.” Lewis has had her art studio on Main Street for three years. She focuses on decorative paintings, murals and faux textures. She has recently been working with creative starting “canvases” and three-dimensional objects such as venetian blinds and discarded mannequin forms. This cooperative merge of culture and commerce works nicely

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for all involved. “It’s been really cool. It brings in a lot of new and interesting customers,” said Cecily McRobbie, a server at Mi Famiglia. “A lot of people come here before [the Art Walk] begins to get food. They are always excited and talking about it. It’s fun. I like it.” Main Street Oregon City is an excellent venue for this event with its distinguished architecture, the historic cliff-side elevator, the Liberty Plaza next to the courthouse and large murals depicting this area as it was “the End of the Oregon Trail” near the Willamette Falls. The array of businesses makes for a fun tour alone. There are hobby shops with interesting collectibles and antiques and one of the best home brewing shops in the Portland area. A model train shop adds a glimpse of small town Americana. A tropical fish store, stylish local coffee shops, very good restaurants, furniture stores including unique pre-owned and deck décor just add to the eclectic scenery. Main Street is also somewhat of a hub of night life. The Trails End Saloon is known as the Blues hotspot of the metro area with live music seven nights a week. The Pioneer Pub, formerly Dr. Johns, is always hopping. McAnulty’s has an old time pool hall feel. Recently opened is the Verdict Bar and Grill across from the court house and many more. Each participating business hosts one artist. Often an alliance is formed where the art remains throughout the month. In some cases, the art of is a fitting match to the business, such as at Mi Famiglia, an Italian restaurant featuring wood flame, brick oven pizza. They have been displaying art highlighting scenes of Italy for several months now. The pieces are priced and for sale and are by Ellen Shefi, who has the business Elf Studios. “I call this art ‘Paint-ogra-

phy,’ where brush meets photo,” explained Shefi. Shefi has traveled to Italy three times and has an impressive collection of photographs that she has captured. “First I edit and enhance the images with Photoshop then they are Giclee printed onto canvas,” she explained. The canvas is stretched over a frame, and then Shefi hand paints the photo to reproduce and embellish it. Sometimes selected areas are left as the digital image, which provides an interesting contrast of reality to the painting. Her work is quite impressive and speaking with her about it fascinating. “I enjoy all the conversations; it provides a great sense of community,” added Shefi. There is a diverse representation of art genre involved, from sculpture, paintings, weaving and fabric art, photography, silk screening, even an Etch-O-Sketch artist who makes very impressive artistic drawings, preserves them and sells the entire “retro-riffic” unit. The May 7 Art Walk, as well as the upcoming events, included the added spice of music. “We are thrilled to be having two live bands which will be playing from 5 to 8 [p.m.] on opposite ends of Main Street,” said Lloyd Purdy, Downtown Manager and Executive Director of the non-profit Main Street Oregon City. If the downtown area is new to you, or you haven’t visited in awhile, it may well be worth your time. Art, live music, a leisurely walk, shopping – sounds like a date. And if you haven’t already realized this, it’s free. The Art Walk also extends off Main Street onto Washington and 7th Street. For additional information contact www.ThreeRiversArtistGuild. com at 503-518-1011 or Lloyd Purdy, downtownpurdy@gmail. com, 503-522-1564.

All photos by Brad Heineke Clackamas Print

Paula Lewis and her son Will Lewis set up their mannequin display outside her art studio on Main Street.

Paula Lewis decorates her “Ann-Droid” mannequin. Lewis currently has her art studio on Main Street in Oregon City and recently has focused on creative canvases such as the mannequin above. Lewis is also an active member of the Art Walk and enjoys explaining her art to others.


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horoscopes for the week By Mystic Cat

Aries (March 21April 19): I know this might not make sense at first as I relay the tale best known to water signs, but you are by far the most courageous sign in the zodiac. It takes true bravery to cast behind the world you know and don on a new set of legs to walk in the world you wish to live.

Taurus (April 20May 20): You have proven through time and patience that with a little dash of persistence you can break the spell that had transformed you into that ugly, terrifying monster. Who knew that under that gruff, stubborn attitude lies a creature of compassion.

Libra (September 23October 22): For you an enchanting tale has been spun. Your life shall be full of adventure! Dragons! Fairies, dashing princes and beautiful women who sing like angels! Too bad you’ll be asleep for most of it. A little nugget of advice: never trust a bitter hag to give good presents.

Scorpio (October 23November 21): No you’re not a hag. Like all arachnids you have a dizzyingly charming way of luring in your prey. Rather it being your dark, seductive beauty … or say a candy house, you pull them in like flies to the honey. Then you’ll feed them until they get nice and plump and go in for the kill!

Gemini (May 21June 20): I’ve heard plenty of rotten schemes in my time, but yours is the cleverest of them all. Let me recap your latest attempt of babynapping to the rest of the zodiac. First, you befriend a hapless miller’s daughter by spinning gold and then demand her to guess your name! Next time, don’t sing the answer.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Now many would say you’re a terrible businessman. To tell the truth, that’s a Capricorn’s expertise. However your luck is amazing, how do you do it? You’ve been known to travel off to foreign lands with little to nothing in your pocket, save those three little beans.

Cancer (June 21July 22): It’s no surprise that you’ve been longing for a child. Truth be told you’d make a great parent … but did you have to cast a spell on your pregnant neighbor to nag her husband into stealing your radishes? I’m sure that is why you stole the baby and sealed her away in that stone tower.

Leo (July 23-August 22): I must warn you that your pride and vanity will get the best of you. There are too many scam artists who will do their best to trick you out of your money and possibly your clothes. I should know; this happened to me not too long ago. Why do you think I only have my hat?

Virgo (August 23September 22): I know the reason why you’re always clean; washing away the pain of losing someone dear while trying to impress some desolate old crone. Won’t she be surprised when some good looker comes swooping down with your missing shoe and whisks you off to a castle … which you’ll begin to clean.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Ha-ha! I know the secret of your success! Most people would know that some scraps of leather and a few bits of nails are worth nothing. You know that with a little bit of faith, hard work and some magic, a shoe business can be born. You’ll get by with a little help from your magical friends.

Aquarius (January 20February 18): No one can fool you can they? I bet you’ve spent hours trying to figure out what lump is caused by what object. It’s no wonder that a mere pea could be so easily identified. Now what they don’t know is beneath all that hog wash of royalty lays a true scientist!

Pisces (February 19March 20): If your royal majesty will permit me to make a suggestion, before turning away the bizarre take a breath and lean into the magical world that only you can see. Who else has the cojones to transform a frog into the person of their dreams?

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