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Black clouds cover CCC budget By Brian Baldwin The Clackamas Print All Oregonians know that when it rains here it should be water, not bad news. All state -funded programs in Oregon are subject to a 9 percent cut due to an economic forecast for the coming year, Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced on Wednesday, May 26. The college will have to make up a shortfall of $1.3 million. Janet Paulson of CCC’s public relations said that the college hasn’t made any decisions for how it will recover from this reduction. Parks, transportation, city maintenance, and education – every service that is funded or receives funding from the state government is going to deduct yet another chunk from its budget. In a recent interview, Board of Education member Chuck Clemans commented that in the 2007 through 2009 biennium Oregon colleges appropriated about $500 million, and in the current biennium for 2009 through 2011 colleges had a 10 percent deduction in funds. He projected that we would see less in the next session and
this announcement from the state’s executive office reinforces that statement. “Originally, the anticipated revenue shortfall was roughly $100 million. For a variety of reasons, the current shortfall for this biennium [statewide] is $562.6 million,” stated Joanne Truesdell, President of CCC, in an e-mail to all staff members. Students are continuously pushed to the middle as state funding fades and the college has to increase fees and tuition. Last year the college had to increase per credit hour tuition rates by $10, implemented the “Pay Now or Pay Later” system for paying for tuition, and now they are adding another $2 per credit hour starting this summer term. The increase for summer is projected to make the college $340,000, but the 9 percent decrease in state funding will overshadow that amount that the college will lose in 2011. “We received our notification of a $1.3 [million] reduction in state support for Clackamas for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2011,” Truesdell stated.
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You may have noticed how lush our campus looks with its green grass and low pesky-insect population, but at what cost? Imagine coming to class and seeing strange gasses emitting from the lawns, consisting of chemicals that kill the weeds and bugs, sprayed by people in hazmat suits. Those kinds of chemicals are being sprayed all around the school, according to art instructor David Andersen (right), who wears a gas mask on campus because of chemicals being sprayed. The only difference is that there are no noticeable gasses or smells. Please see CHEMICALS, Page 2 Story by Erik Andersen News Editor
Andersen sent a mass e-mail to facility and staff to protest the use of the herbicide. This e-mail can be viewd on our website. Brad Heineke Clackamas Print
Sobriety could save students lives By James Duncan The Clackamas Print
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Oregon City police, Clackamas County Sheriff, Clackamas Fire Department and others set up displays as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.
Imagine for a moment that the last sound you hear is the scream of metal warping and glass shattering, as flashing lights and wailing sirens around your crumpled car start to tunnel and fade before your eyes. The Emergency Medical Technicians and paramedics are cutting through the roof of your car with the Jaws of Life. Before you lose all sensation, you think of your family, the lights overhead, your childhood, the sound of a blaring horn, your friends in the back seat. Fade to black. “There is a natural cause and effect to anything that you choose. If you say yes to one thing, you say yes to something else,” said Lt. Jim Wachlin of Clackamas Community Fire District 1 Engine 16. “We aren’t trying to preach don’t drink, don’t have a good time,” said Wachlin. “The only message we are trying to deliver is awareness.” This last week was the Alcohol Awareness week at Clackamas Community College, presented by the Associated Student Government. They are working to increase people’s understanding of
the need to not drink and drive. “You know awareness is about offering repetitive and frequent opportunities for people to learn,” said Director of Oregon Impact, Susan Lehar. The high point of the week was Wednesday, May 26. Many organizations were present to help drive the point home, including members of Clackamas Community Fire District 1, Oregon Impact, Bird Song and American Medical Response. “I think it is a great way to remind students [of] the dangers of drinking and driving or driving under the influence,” said Dia Bolt, AMR Community Educator. “Right before summer kicks off – graduation, Memorial Day – you know there are all kinds of things that people are drinking, celebrating, and we want to remind them that isn’t safe.” There are about 25,000 DUI offenses in Oregon every year. In 2008, 37,261 people were killed behind the wheel of a car, and 13,846 were killed as a result of alcohol. That means that 37 percent of all vehicular deaths are alcohol related.
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Protesters fight church’s views By Jaime Dunkle Associate News Editor
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Chris Morrow protests the Westboro Baptists outside the New Hope Community Church on Sunday, May 30. Morrow’s counterprotest satires the often theatrical demonstrations of WBC.
The Westboro Baptist Church takes advantage of free speech, claiming that God hates Jews, America, homosexuals and female preachers. WBC picketed synagogues and churches in the Portland Metro area this weekend. The WBC protested against New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley on Sunday, May 30. WBC was opposing New Hope’s utilization of female preachers. Protesters left after only 30 minutes of holding signs and marching around the church parking lot and down Stevens Road. WBC will return to Portland Thursday, June 3 to protest Grant High School for having a gay support group. The WBC will be present from 7:35 a.m. until 8:05 a.m. Tammy Owen is an administrator at the New Hope Community Church. WBC sent a fax to New Hope, notifying the church of the protest. The Sunday protest was nonviolent. People peacefully rotated around the turnabout outside of the church for exactly 30 minutes. “They held up their signs and walked around, protesting what they were for and against,” Owen said. “There were about seven to 10 of them.” New Hope Community Church
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“If you go online and look at any of the chemicals that they are using on the lawns, how to spray them and what to wear, I mean you should be wearing a hazmat suit to spray that shit,” said Andersen. Andersen is currently an art professor but has had his fair share of work experience with some of the chemicals CCC uses on its lawns. Working as an entomologist for a company called Environmental Labs sideby-side with toxicologists in the early ‘80s, Andersen is well educated in the field of chemicals and the side effects they carry with them, both short and long term. Andersen has, over the years of working with such chemicals, become what is called “chemically sensitive,” which makes him more susceptible to illness when such herbicides are sprayed or used around him. Andersen’s sensitivity, on the other hand, does not make his concern less important. Andersen explained that even though he may get sick more often, the damages caused by spraying these chemicals around public areas are felt everywhere, both environmentally and personally. “Weasfaculty,studentsandstaffarewalking around campus in this haze of invisible, odorless chemicals, and then we get sick or become allergic and the doctor said ‘Oh, it’s just allergies,’” Andersen said. Andersen also voiced his concern with the long term effects of the chemicals used to kill off the weeds and bugs on campus. “What it’s going to do to us in the long run is pretty scary and because in most of those chemicals the vehicle for them is
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a chemical that is an endocrine disrupter, which totally screws with a whole bunch of issues. One of the symptoms of chemical exposure is learning disabilities in young kids,” Andersen explained. Department Chair of Horticulture, Elizabeth Howley, showed concern that some people might get sick from use of chemical sprays for weeds around campus. Howley, on the other hand, was unaware of the school doing much spraying. “I don’t think much of anything is being sprayed at all,” said Howley. This past Memorial Day weekend, campus services sprayed the grounds around the school with a weed killer called Trimec Classic Broadleaf Herbicide, according to Dean of Campus Services, Bob Cochran. According to the specimen label for Trimec Classic, it’s a chemical that is extremely corrosive, causes irreversible eye damage and must be sprayed wearing special chemical resistant clothing covering all areas of skin. The specimen label also mentions that the chemical is very dangerous to aquatic invertebrates and poses a threat to other people and animals if sprayed in or near waterways where runoff may occur. Earl Tracy, a representative of pbi/Gordan Corporation, the company that makes Trimec Classic, said that if the chemical is used properly, it has no harmful affects. “There is really no concerns with runoff because the plant absorbs the chemical within six to eight hours,” said Tracy. For more information on Trimec Classic, you can look at the Label information at www.pbigordon.com/pdfs/TrimecClassicSL.pdf.
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has four female preachers. The women at New Hope have a unique talent when it comes to preaching, according to Owen. Chris Morrow is a gay rights activist from Clackamas County. He opposes WBC’s viewpoints. “I think the Westboro Baptist Church is a bunch of retarded douche bags,” Morrow said. “On par with David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan.” Morrow was a part of the counterprotest at New Hope. He was there to express his views on the similarities between racism and homophobia. “The violence perpetrated against homosexuals is no less violent than, or [no less] spawned by personal hatred, than the violence perpetrated against black people in the 50s,” Morrow said. People interpret the Bible in many different ways. Morrow dissected different Bible verses condoning abuse against woman and slavery. “There are several verses in the Bible that touch on the topic of slavery, and there are some Bible verses which state that if a man rapes a woman, he can pay the father off 50 sheckles, and then he has to marry that woman and they can never divorce,” Morrow said. Morrow recommends some literary sources that analyze biblical verses. “I’m an avid reader of EvilBible. com, ‘The Brick Testament’ and ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible,’” Morrow
said. Shirely Phelps Roper is one of eight daughters of WBC founder Fred Phelps, who also has 56 grandchildren. Roper is also WBC’s attorney. When asked what the WBC is about, Roper emphasized Armageddon. The WBC’s bottom line is that the world is in disarray. “We’re just simply servants of God in these last hours of the last days of all,” Roper said. “This nation’s destruction is imminent; we’re just people running to and fro to help you connect the dots from your rebellion against God.” WBC travels all over the country to share their beliefs. When asked about the WBC’s source of funding, Roper said, “It’s a secret, but I’ll tell you — we work!” “We pay our own way. We don’t ask anything from anyone, and we don’t take anything from anyone,” Roper said. The WBC especially disapproves of the Pacific Northwest. Targetting the region for being the worst in the nation. “I’ll tell you that Oregon and Washington are the most filthy and vile states,” Roper said. “We’ve been on the mean streets of America everyday for 20 years, and you guys never fail to give. It’s amazing. You never disappoint; we assume going into that state that it’s going to be vile and filthy, and it always is.”
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Just in Oregon, out of the 416 deaths in 2008, 159 were as a result of drunk driving; meaning 38 percent (higher than the national average) of the deaths were totally preventable. “Oregon Impact is a nonprofit organization that works to stop impaired driving,” said Lehar. “We do community and school education projects like we are doing here today [May 26], but the whole goal of increasing awareness to making safe choices, whether it’s about drinking and driving or getting into a car with an impaired driver.” To demonstrate the results of drinking and driving, members of the Clackamas Community Fire District showed students the aftermath of a crash as part of Alcohol Awareness week. Two people were cut out of the mangled car using the same techniques that would be using in a real accident of the same nature. “The demonstration was
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designed to give a real life demonstration of what occurs during and after a drinking episode that has progressed into the driving,” said Wachlin. Some of the other booths at
the event included the ASG’s free T-shirts and barbecue, Oregon Impact, Bird Song, AMR and a local radio station that provided music for the event.
The booths had exercises to show what alcohol can do to a person. The Oregon Impact booth had Fatal Vision Goggles. The Fatal Vision Goggles simulate the effects of being under the influence of alcohol. The mission once you had the goggles on was simple – walk a straight line. “It made me feel weird. I don’t know; I couldn’t walk a straight line without stumbling,” said Danial Dorosh, a student at CCC. “I would not feel safe getting behind the wheel, but I wouldn’t drink anyway.” ASG clearly put a lot of time into getting people and events together to make this year ’s Alcohol Awareness week a great success. The event was well-received by the students and many turned up, despite the unpredictable
weather. Everyone was grateful for the effort put into the event. “We appreciate very much being a part of this event. We always get great support from the college,” Lehar said. The event drove home the need for increased awareness about drunk driving and responsible drinking in general. “Always have a designated driver, don’t ever get in a car with anyone who has been drinking,” said Bolt. “Don’t think you can help them drive safer by getting in the car with them. Always call a taxi cab, call mom and dad, call a friend who hasn’t been drinking.” With summer almost here and the season of parties beginning, be safe and drink responsible.
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TOP RIGHT: A firefighter places a neck brace around volunteer Aubrey Laski before removing her from the crashed vehicle. ABOVE: A group of firefighters steady and brace crash volunteer Javierh Montero, part of The Clackamas Print. BOTTOM LEFT: EMTs and a firefighter place Laski onto a stretcher after removal from the vehicle. BOTTOM RIGHT: Adam Kutnyak wears Fatal Vision Goggles at the demonstration last week.
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Track takes second at NWAACCs By Mark Foster Sports Editor After a season of ups and downs, the Cougars’ track and field season is over after a strong showing at the NWAACC championships. The Cougars took home second place overall after the men’s and women’s teams both placed in the top three of their respective divisions. Both squads finished behind Spokane Community College. The men’s team finished in second place, scoring 158 points to Spokane’s 290, while the women scored 96 to Spokane’s 243, placing third overall. Coach Keoni McHone was pleased with his team’s performance and felt they finished right where they were supposed to. “Going in to the NWAACC championships, we knew that we could do really well or everybody could fall apart, and we could end up finishing fifth. But not only did they do what they were slotted to do, but they actually performed better. [The men’s team finished] 20 points above what we were expecting on paper,” said McHone. McHone was also impressed with how well the women’s team did, scoring about 17 points higher than previously expected. The team recorded a total of 13 top 10 all time individual performances at the final meet of the year. Five members of the men’s team were also crowned NWAACC champions in the men’s javelin throw and the men’s 4x400 meter relay. Freshman Kenny Echternkamp took the title in the javelin throw throwing 63.33 meters while freshmen Carlos Vazquez, James Ratliff and Chris Olsen and sophomore Demarcus Garner took the top spot in men’s 4x400 relay, finishing with a time of 3:19.12. Echternkamp was also named the NWAACC male athlete of the meet. Sophomore Anthony Lantz was
impressed with how the team performed this past week. “They did great. They did really good. A lot of PR’s and a lot of big numbers. Overall I think everyone stepped up and did what they needed to do,” Lantz said. Lantz finished second in both the shot put and hammer throw and sixth in the discus throw. He felt that he finished right where he was expected to, saying, “I think it went pretty well; I didn’t do worse than I was expected – maybe in discus, I did. The day we got there, we had a short practice. As soon as we got off the bus, we got a little warm up and then started throwing and on my second throw in hammer I re-tweaked my back again. In discus, I took sixth and that was kind of a downer, but I did okay looking on paper compared to what I did – it was expected.”
... everyone really stepped it up at Southerns and NWAACCs” Emma Buchholz freshman heptathlete
Lantz had injured his back four weeks prior to the Southern Region championships. Though it’s not for sure, Lantz plans to attend Concordia University next year and throw for their team. He was accepted in to the school Thursday, May 27. Freshman Emma Buchholz also had strong performances, taking second in the women’s javelin throw. McHone said that Buchholz’s performance was
one of those that really stuck out to him as one of the best of the meet. Buchholz had a 15 foot improvement from her first throw to her last throw, which catapulted her from fifth place to second place. McHone also recognized Jennifer Roberts, Livia Mahaffie and Erika Filipetti. Filipetti finished in fifth place for the triple jump, three spots better than what was projected of her. McHone noted that if Filipetti had been competing for Clackamas last year, she would have finished second, but the quality of competition was much higher this year than in many years past. Buchholz was very impressed with how everyone did at the meet, saying, “I’m proud of everybody because I think everyone really stepped it up at Southerns and NWAACCs.” Freshman James Ratliff agreed with Buchholz, but also felt that the team finished just where it should have. He said, “I think if at the beginning of the season you told me we would have gotten second, I would have been surprised. But by the time NWAACCS came around I expected that.” Both Buchholz and Ratliff will be returning for the Cougars next year and don’t want to settle for second: they want to take it all. “I felt like this year I didn’t know where I would end up. I felt like I could have won NWAACCs or been in the mix. Now going in to next year I feel like I’m a big contender for both hurdle races,” said Ratliff. Buchholz added, “Knowing that our team now is a threat to other team is kind of cool knowing I go to that school and we did really good and just kind of being proud of both the guys and the girls. It’s cool knowing that Spokane is such a big school and how we were so close to them, it just makes us look that much better.” You can find complete NWAACC championship statistics on the athletics homepage under the track and field tab.
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Hall of Fame banquet announced By John Hurlburt Co-Editor In Chief Six of Clackamas’ most influential athletes and coaches will be inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame at the inaugural “Alumni Reunion and Hall of Fame” banquet Saturday, June 5. Clackamas’ most valuable include: 1988 Olympic team member Brian Abshire, Olympic medalist Matt Lindland, Olympic medalist and former world record holder in marathon Lisa (O’Dea) Martin, the 1971 wrestling team led by Coach Larry Wright and Assistant Coach
Don Conway, men’s basketball coach from 1979 through 1998 Royce Kiser, and the founder of Clackamas’ athletics department, Chuck Hudson. The brainchild behind the creation of the college’s long awaited Hall of Fame is former athletics director of 18 years, Jim Jackson, who made a parting promise upon retiring more than a year ago to fulfill his longtime dream and create the program. With the help of current athletic director Jim Martineau, the college’s Foundation Office and dean of student services Bill Zuelke, the HOF is finally tangible. To Martineau, the expe-
rience of hallmarking the school’s past has been meaningful. “I feel honored to be a small part of helping the college honor the great people who have paved the way for our current athletes and coaches. We have a great tradition of success over the years, and it is important to celebrate that success.” Tickets to the banquet are $35 for individuals. Tables of eight can be reserved for $500. All money made during the event will be donated to the athletics department. To get more information or for tickets contact the athletic office.
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Cougars Hall of Fame wrestler and current MMA fighter Matt Lindland puts a headlock on a teammate during practice in 1990.
Spring term flag football flops due to lack of interest Traditionally played in the fall, ASG experiments with flag football in the spring By Robert Morrison The Clackamas Print Flag football is played like the original game, but instead of taking a player to the ground by tackling them, you pull a colored flag off of that player. The play ends at the time the flag is pulled.
There is the occasional play that ends with a player on the ground but not as physical as the usual version of American football. Flag football has been set up to be played every Friday during spring term and fall term. The game has almost come to an end for the term as summer nears. The weather hasn’t been cooperating this term as much as some players would like. Since weather hasn’t been good, it has caused keeping the game in question. This last week, its future was brought in question at an Associated Student
Government meeting. Bailee Sanders, Associated Student Government Vice President at Clackamas, said, “In the ASG meeting, it was discussed to potentially cancel flag football for the remainder of the term because there hasn’t been anyone showing up to play. It was then decided to still provide the opportunity seeing as the term is almost over and in hopes that more students will come out.” There are many people at the school that are happy that ASG decided to let flag football stay. It gives them the chance to go out and see
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what it is about and if they like it. Weather permitting, of course. One of these people is Ashley Spring, a student at Clackamas. Spring said, “I’m glad they didn’t cancel it because I wanted to go play. I wanted to try it out.” Weather isn’t the only reason people haven’t been showing up to play. In these times students have jobs, classes and outside obligations. To add flag football in there is just another thing students would have to juggle, so instead of showing up, students are deciding against it.
Jen Borowczak, Grants Officer of ASG, said, “We expect it to be back in fall but it depends on what events we decide. Flag football was really popular in the fall so I think we will bring it back.” The sport is trying to stay alive through bad weather and is in need of people showing up. Flag football looks to make a return next spring and fall as long as athletes and non-athletes show up to play some football. The more people show up to play the longer it will stay at CCC. Look for it to make a return fall term 2010.
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English switches heads By Annemarie Schulte Arts & Culture Editor “I seem to collect odd hobbies,” said Clackamas English instructor Dave Mount. That’s an understatement; Mount plays the banjo, fiddle and the viola de gamba, which is like “a guitar you can bow”, and plays in a band with his wife called “Uncle Wiggly.” In addition, Mount is into, and quite good at, a sport called “Ultra-running,” which are races on trails more than marathon distance, up to 50 miles. Perhaps the newest “hobby” Mount is adding to the list however, is Chair of the English Department, which he will begin this summer. Not sure exactly what a chair of a department entails? The description of the department chair duties document reads, “The department chair supervises and facilitates activities, monitors the department’s budget, serves as coordinator and represents the department throughout the college and community. The basic function of the position is to provide instructional and student services leadership and management.” Or as Mount humbly puts it, “I just hope I don’t mess up the good work Kate [Gray] and Trista [Cornelius] did.” Mount was chosen by the department and dean to be the chair and agreed to it on the condition that in three years he will be free to take his sabbatical. Previous chairs Gray and Cornelius each served two year terms. The new chair says that some teachers are reluctant to go for the position because “it’s an honor, but it’s also not teaching, and most teachers here like to teach.” Mount will be teaching two classes instead of four each term next year. He also added that a lot of English instructors feel the position will involve too much bureaucracy. When asked why he chose to accept the position even though others were reluctant, Mount said, “I’ve been here over 15 years, and it seemed like life was handing me a chance to try something new, and how often does that happen? With complete safety. I can always go back to teaching if I want.” Mount grew up in California and moved here specifically for his job as an English instructor. And although he didn’t run in high school, he became interested in ultrarunning while he was at grad school at UCLA, and the interest stuck with him. Mount was recently training for a race that would have been 50 miles on his 50th birthday but injured his knee. For Mount, running has been and still is just a way to unwind; he never saw himself as competitive until he started running races. Cornelius, who was chair four years earlier and is a current English instructor at CCC, says she thinks it’s great that Mount was chosen to be the chair and thinks
he’s going to “do a wonderful job.” Mount has many goals as the new department chair, and in an e-mail to the department he stated, “I’ve met with kate often over the last few months and begun to develop my understanding of the job. I see it as having two parts: to protect and support you all, so you can teach, and to be an advocate for our students. My challenge is to try to do those two things half as well as Kate and Trista did.” Also in the e-mail (in a long list of his future goals) Mount stated, “One specific goal I have is to revive the dying English department blog, or at least to find a fun and motivating way for us all to share ideas using some kind of technology, be it a blog, Moodle, Facebook or something new.” Regarding Mount’s new position, former student Noah Gordon said, “I really couldn’t be more excited for Dave or future students that he is the new chair of the English department.” He added, “I believe Dave will make a very strong chair for the English department. The first reason is obvious: his passion in the field. Dave is also incredibly creative and open minded; both traits I believe will make for a strong leader.” Illustration by Brian Steele Clackamas Print
Top 10 things I’ll miss/ won’t miss about CCC
By Annemarie Schulte Arts & Culture Editor
Contributed by Dave Mount
Dave Mount plays with his band Uncle Wiggily at the Portland Old-Time Gathering in 2008. To the left of Mount is banjo player Maggie Lind; Mount’s wife also plays in the band.
1. Won’t Miss: Outlaw. Ok, we kind of have a love/hate with Outlaw. They close early (if you go after 2 p.m you can’t even get a sandwich made), they’re almost always out of something, they’re slow a lot of times and many students complain of their steep prices. But regardless, I think they do an alright job, and I feel semi-guilty knocking them since one of their employees makes my wraps without me even having to say a word (she’s memorized exactly what I get). So while I won’t miss the downfalls of Outlaw, I’ll definitely miss saying “hi” to them every day. 2. Miss: Extremely small classes. My current math class has about 20 students total, meaning that on any given day, I only have to share a classroom with about seven other people, and can get as much individual instruction as I need. This will be a distant memory once I move on to Corvallis. 3. Won’t Miss: Obnoxious older students. You know the ones. The ones coming back to finish their education (which I applaud them for) but feel the need to “shush” younger students and treat us as below them. OK, I know you have kids as old as me, possibly even grandchildren, but don’t shush me; I’m a college student just like you. 4. Miss: Being able to walk the entire campus in 20 minutes. I know I complain about having to walk “the WHOLE entire campus” (meaning from Randall to Rook) but once I get up to OSU and have to bike to every class, I’m pretty certain I’m going to miss our quaint, easy-to-find-things campus.
5. Won’t miss: Oregon City and the traffic on 224. To all the times that traffic has been backed up on 224, making me late to class (me swearing every minute): I won’t miss you. 6. Miss: Dutch Bros. This is a daily stop for me, and I’ll so miss being asked “So what are you up to today?” while they hand me my raspberry Red Bull. No one does it like you, Dutch Bros. and I’ll feel empty at OSU without you. 7. Wont’ miss: PARKING. Yep, I’ve totally written an article raging about parking at Clackamas. At Oregon State, I’ll be biking everywhere and never have to find a parking spot before class again. I will NEVER miss the horrendous parking at Clackamas. 8. Miss: Knowing professors personally. It’s not until these last couple weeks that I’ve realized just how much of the faculty I (and certainly other students) have gotten to know personally. It’s humbling to chat with professors, and I feel their advice is the best source of encouragement we as students can get. 9. Won’t miss: CougarTrax. It works, it doesn’t, it’s down, it’s up. You try to sign up for classes at midnight (due to our desperate attempts to get into just ONE of the classes we need so we can graduate on time) and the system crashes. It stays down for a couple days; the only way you can register is by waiting in a massive line in Roger Rook. Again, I won’t think twice about leaving the hassle of CougarTrax and registration behind. 10. Miss: Writing these Top 10’s and The Clackamas Print staff. By far what I’ll miss the most. I’ve now written 24 of these weekly top ten columns (I think of things in lists of 10, in my sleep). And The Print staff-you guys are the weirdest, most eclectic bunch of people I’ve met, but I’ve spent more time with you guys than anyone else on campus, and I’ll miss seeing your faces and stressing out with you on a daily basis. Someone once said “The Print is by far the most stressful class on campus,” but none the less, I’ll miss it. Lastly, I’ll miss our adviser laughing aloud as she reads this article.
& Sports abound in Lil’ Cooperstown arts culture
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Sports memorabilia covers the walls of Lil’ Cooperstown Pub & Grill. Lil’ Cooperstown has four locations, Oregon City being the most popular for Clackamas Community College students.
By Brad Heineke The Clackamas Print As I approached the Street of Dreams-like building, I realized this was more than a mere sports bar. When I passed through the lofty wood and glass doors, I looked up to realize that I had entered a mecca of sports memorabilia. Moving past tables of patrons with beautifully prepared dishes, savory scents struck me. When I picked up the huge, full-color menu I knew bar and grill was an understatement. My first impressions of Lil’ Cooperstown were a grand slam. The Oregon City Lil’ Cooperstown is located on Molalla Avenue, just a quarter mile from Clackamas Community College. It is the newest and now the busiest, of four Lil’ Cooperstown locations. The business name is a reference to Cooperstown, N.Y., which is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Ken Arrigotti opened the first one in old town West Linn seven years ago. The other locations are in Newberg and Hillsboro. The Oregon City establishment is a uniquely upscale setup. It is appointed with class furnishings and quality wood fixtures. The service, food and overall atmosphere are great, but there is no denying that most impressive part is the huge display of sports collectibles. There are original autographed jerseys, photo enlargements, paintings, lithographs, balls, bats and sticks of all kinds. Each is artistically framed and beautifully displayed. There is hardly a square inch of space left in any one spot on the immense 18-foot tall walls. Even when I entered the men’s room, I found a shrine to sports. In awe, I had to count, 76 collectibles and original autographed framed sport photos! But this was only a drop in the bucket compared to the over 1,000 total pieces throughout the rest of the joint. There are certified autographed photos and jerseys from the greatest sports legends of all time and pieces from recent and current local stars, both pro and collegiate. I asked Arrogotti if he would disclose how much his collection at the O.C. location was valued. “Well, I’ll tell you this,” he said smiling, “we spent over $45,000 framing the pieces.” He later disclosed the original collection for this location was over $100,000. “The only autographs that aren’t originally hand-signed are prints of the originals — Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.” The other intriguing feature of this sports fan’s haven are the many 42” and 50” High-Definition LCD televisions that are fueled by both Comcast and Direct TV - with most all the optional sports packages, so no fan will be left out. The immense interior is mostly a large great room, so almost all monitors and decor can be seen from any one location. The staff does a great job of keeping a variety of the top events showing and are more than willing to accommodate requests. There have always been good sports crowds when I have been there for playoff games, but it has not been overcrowded, which was nice. “The biggest sports crowds definitely come with football season,” said manager Cager Creelo. “The
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horoscopes by Mystic Cat Aries (March 21 - April 19): Can you hear the rhythm of the drums call to you? Prepare yourself the Ultimate Warrior. This week could prove challenging and you might need extra reinforcement. Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Both your feet have been firmly planted on the ground for way too long. It’s time to shake things up with an Earthquake. Gemini (May 21 – June 20): If that silver tongue of yours ever finds itself parched this week, I highly suggest the 007. Don’t be afraid to have more than one; we both know you won’t be going home that night. Cancer (June 21 – July 22): This week let someone else wait on you and mix the drinks. A suggestion, if I may, request a Passion Mimosa and a fruit salad. Leo (July 23 – August 22): Enough of that munching on crab cakes while sucking down those carbonated beverages. Try something different and give in to the King’s Ransom. Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Have you ever felt the need to dress up so you can dine in style with your friend or partner? Don’t lie, I know you do. I know that a graceful creature such as you deserves the pleasure of an Elegant Cocktail. Libra (September 23 – October 22): It’s high time you put your lover to work. First whip up a glass of Ambrosia and then lounge back onto
your favorite mounds of pillows, sip your cocktail as your dear one feeds you grapes. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): There’s only one drink that can match that powerful, hidden nature of yours. That cocktail would be a Deep Dark Secret that only you can truly handle. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s watching a magnificent beauty being trapped in a mundane life. For the sake of unbridled sanity, take a sip of the Wild Irish Rose. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Finally a week you can kick back and relax. This is the perfect time to make some Easy Money. If you make enough, share some with your friends. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): You’ve been swamped, even lost in your projects. It’s time to visit your long lost love, the laboratory, and create the Mad Scientist #2. Please be careful not to bring out your inner Hyde. Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Some weeks may be hard; this week in particular will be so. However, I have good news. When things begin to hit rock bottom, take a deep breath and conjure yourself a true Fairytale. All drinks and recipes can be found on www.cocktailplace.com Night riders banned from CCC
Super Bowl and Civil War games were a kick.” Lil’ Cooperstown is on par with the under-21 crowd too. There are more than 22 booths or tables which welcome all ages. “I consider our business not a sports bar but a family restaurant with a sports theme,” said Arrigotti. This is backed by the fact that 80 percent of the business’ revenue is from food sales. It is also worth noting that they are typically open until 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The layout is excellent for a fun, social environment. There is a center lounge area that seats more than 60 and is open and only separated from the “restaurant section” by booths with their 4-foot tall walls. The bar is like an altar to athleticism and alcohol. Framed by HDTVs and more colorful memorabilia is an impressive top shelf display and 14 different draft beer faucets. The fun and friendly staff is based from this area. There is a separate enclosed video lottery room, then off to the side there is an open but semi-private banquet room. “It gets used often. People have private parties like birthdays, sometimes business meetings, and community groups use it,” said server Shawna Tracy. “There’s no charge, and it can be reserved or used on a first-come basis.” The menu selection is as incredible as the atmosphere. It is nine pages full of fantastic offerings set in a fun sports theme with color photo highlights. It can be almost overwhelming deciding what to order. There are 24 appetizers, 14 different salads, 24 sandwiches and 18 burgers, plus many other categories. Even the kids’ menu has 25 items! Tempted by the vast choices, we went with the Scoreboard Sampler to kick things off. It was a huge platter with Buffalo wings (with your choice of four different sauces), mozzarella sticks, potato skins and TexMex egg rolls. My favorite of the sauces is the in-house chipotle mayo. The Texas egg rolls were a tantalizing taste treat. They had a perfectly crunchy and warm shell and a trophy worthy southwestern filling with cheese, chipotle peppers, chicken, beans, cilantro and more. For round two, I chose the cowboy burger. It has bacon, cheddar, whiskey barbecue sauce, a fried egg and an onion ring about the size of a fast food bun. It was a home run, possibly the best burger I have ever had and could have fed two. I later asked Arrigotti what the most popular menu item is, and he said, “Definitely the New York style reuben. We get a lot of compliments on those. We also have great pasta dishes and all of our soups are made in house, as are most of our sauces. Although we were already very proud of our food and recipes, we just flew in a world-renowned chef to do some consulting. We want to be known for our food in they way we are for our sports collections.” So next time you’re looking for a slammin’ place to get a special lunch, do a little celebrating or cheer for your favorite team, keep this local gem in mind. “See ya at Coops!”
Jonny Alcutt rides at the West Linn skatepark. Many Oregon High School and Clackamas Community College students are choosing to skate on campus, which is not allowed by campus security for liability and safety concerns. The campus may attract skateboarders because of the different terrain offered and the excitement of the risk involved in doing something that is against the rules. Violators who are caught are asked to leave campus. Tyler Kern Clackamas Print
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& Nurses, actors, lend me your minds opinion/arts culture
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
By Joshua Baird The Clackamas Print Southern Oregon University is located in Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The Shakespeare Festival runs from February until October every year and hosts 11 different plays. This year, as well as 2011, the festival will spotlight four of Shakespeare’s classics, including “Hamlet,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Twelfth Night” and “Henry IV.” “I was thinking about getting a troop together for next year and trying to get a spot in one of the outdoor venues. Maybe one of the comedies. ‘As You Like It’ has always been a favorite,” said Cody Foote, a theater student at Clackamas Community College. Theater is a major draw for a number of students at this campus; however, it is by far not the only major that SOU is known for. According to Corey Stacey, who was a theater major at SOU, the college is also a great place to study business as well as nursing. “It’s the major goal of most [nursing students] to get into [Oregon Health and Science University],” said Stacey. Nursing, as it turns out, is a heavy focus at Southern because it is home to one of OHSU’s campuses; the other three are in Portland, La Grande and Klamath Falls. OHSU is one of the top health care training facilities in
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the country. If you plan on going to SOU, now would be a perfect time to start applying for admission since summer is about to begin. If you aren’t taking any courses during the warm months, you may want to take a trip down to Ashland and check out the campus. “It seemed alright. It’s a really nice campus,” Stacey said. As for the instructors, like many schools, SOU has its mix of great teachers and others that most students wish they could avoid; however, the bad instructors seem to be few and far between.
“[They were] all fantastic; I had no bad experiences. [The instructors] all seemed to like doing it,” said Stacy. For an Oregon undergraduate, tuition and fees are $6,711 at the time of this writing, with room and board costing $8,454, and books and supplies coming in at $1,350. This comes to a total of $16,515 a year, which is about average for an Oregon university. SOU’s office of admissions is located at 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland Ore. 97520, or you can reach them by phone at 541-5526411.
OPINION: Rising tuition costs continues to cause anxiety for students Finals schedule on page 2 Sudoku on page 4 Word search on page 5 Mystic Cat predicts your future with horoscopes on page 7 By Annemarie Schulte The Clackamas Print I sometimes lay awake at night, thinking about my student loans. “Knowledge is power; knowledge is power,” I repeat in my head, assuring myself it’s worth it. But even with scholarships, my parents’ generous help, tuition waivers and unsubsidized student loans, I’m going to throw my mortar board in the air and then have to stare $15,000 of debt in the eye. And that’s just for my bachelor’s degree. If I go to the grad school I really want to, I’m looking at another $20,000. It’s possible I might die still in debt with my student loans, “Just like me,” my mom would say, who took out student loans for years on end so that she could complete her double master’s degree with four kids. Why is getting an education so debilitatingly expensive? I thought going to school was supposed to be a “good choice” for us, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it with all the stress of the expenses of college life. Even though my parents tell me my education is “the greatest investment I’ll ever make,” I still cringe at the idea of being a new grad and saddled with student loan debt. What if I don’t find a job right away? What if I
fall flat on my face in “the real world”? These are the thoughts that keep me awake at night. Even at Clackamas, a community college where most people who can’t afford a state college turn, tuition increases year by year, and it’s hard for us to comprehend why. Personally, sometimes it makes me just want to say “OK, you win” and drop out. I know that’s incredibly immature and I won’t, of course, but it’s always a temptation. Not having thousands of dollars of debt at a young age always sounds attractive I suppose, no matter the cost (even if it is a college degree). In a Jan. 14, 2009 article, the Associated Press reported, “Even in good economic times, states and colleges have largely failed to hold tuition increases in line with inflation. Now as the slumping economy forces states to slash spending, students can expect the sharpest increases in years.” The story added, “Families are calling on colleges to absorb as much of the burden as possible instead of passing the extra costs on to students.” Getting a college degree used to be so much cheaper and much more attainable. Today, students simply are not getting college educations, not because they don’t want one, but because they just can’t afford one or can’t find the means to get one. Classes are getting bigger, fewer students are being admitted and tuition is going up. Is this really the message America wants to send to our generation? Perhaps I’m being facetious but I just feel like we’re being told, “Sure, get a college education, get ‘ahead,’ but remember, you’re going to be paying for it for the rest of your life.” Yes, I will truck on and continue to rack up my student loans (along with, hopefully, my knowledge) but this college-tuition-rising thing is getting painfully out of control. I hope someday it reaches a point where it no longer continues to climb. And so what have I really learned from college? Knowledge is power … and expensive.