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Michael Sommers lifts weight in Randall Hall. The weight room is open about 40 hours a week, offering many different machines to students who wish to work out while on campus.

Multisport athlete Alex Howe uses the weight room in Randal Hall. Athletes and students alike share the weight room.

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Patrick Quinn & Brad Heineke The Clackamas Print While Clackamas Community College might not be host to a NCAA basketball team or a surly celebrity football coach, it does have an impressive array of physical education facilities that are open to students in need

of an endorphin boost. Randall Hall, colloquially known as “the one with the gym in it,” is the central hub for physical education on campus. The building was one of the original on campus erected in 1972 and it’s been the happy place to get sweaty in Oregon City ever since. But Randall isn’t just a place for basketball teams or wrestling squads to bulk up and hone their

skills. It’s got a little something for anyone who wants to get moving. The building is open to all Clackamas students Monday through Friday, with varying hours daily totaling almost 40 hours per week. Physical education classes are usually held from noon to 1 p.m. As long as there isn’t a class or a team practice going on, it’s all fair game. Luis Jimenez takes advantage

of the gym three times a week. “I like this weight room,” said Jimenez. “At first it was a little different because I was used to other equipment, but I got familiar with it quick. It saves money not having to pay a gym membership.” The pickings are good when it comes to facilities. The fullsized gymnasium is hard to miss upon walking through the front

door, but Randall has plenty more tucked away in its walls. The wrestling room is directly adjacent to the gym on the first floor, where the 2011 NJCAA Championship wrestling team works most of their magic. Please see FITNESS, Page 6

College discusses deficit at budget meeting Christopher Taylor Associate News Editor

Tamara Barry-Peebles CCC Public Affairs Officer

Vice President of College Services Courtney Wilton takes a picture with the Cougar after Cougie gave him flowers during last week’s budget forum.

The latest budget forum signals a new season of money grappling for the college. Along with the first colorful chutes of spring, fiduciary matters were in full bloom at McLoughlin Auditorium last week as college administration invited questions and comments from staff. Discussion included this and last year’s financial strategies. Vice President of College Services Courtney Wilton said the purpose of these meetings is to give the staff a chance to learn about the budget and understand the college’s current budget planning. It was also a chance for them to ask any questions they may have. One of the major focuses was to address the slowly rising defi-

cit in the college’s budget. The deficit can be attributed to a number of factors. “We are seeing a drop in enrollment, year to date is down 8%,” said Wilton.

We are seeing a drop in enrollment, year to date is down 8% Courtney Wilton Vice President of College Services

“Also the state isn’t able to give us as much aid as they project either, which can make a difference.”

The board is plans to voting on the budget as well as the $5 tuition raise in May. The college is also looking into the possibility of another $5 raise in tuition for the 2014-15 school year and the 2015-16 school year, bring tuition up by $15 per credit within the next three years. This is of course only a budget model and is not in any way, shape or form a done deal. Nonetheless, the college is looking into any means of fixing the deficit. Over the years, the college has built up a small surplus, or reserve, of funds. If the college does nothing to address the deficit for the year and simply dip into the reserves, they’ll be depleted within the next two years, leaving the college with an even bigger deficit. Please see BUDGET Page 2


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BUDGET: CCC holds review meeting end of the school year. Sixty percent of that would be going towards a general fund that supports scholarships and other funds. The rest would be divided amongst different departments and also put into a fund for ‘mini-grants’. These are funds put into an account that departments can apply for to pay for certain expenses, like new science equipment or physical education equipment. The funds would also be set aside for small renovations.” All these options are ways that the college hopes to fix the current deficit. The college plans on having more meetings with the board through May before finalizing

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The spring term schedule is now available to view online through your myClackamas account. It is time to decide what classes you are interested in and add them to your list in preparation for spring term registration. Be aware that if a student has any unpaid fees or an outstanding balance, including things like late fees from the library, the college may place a hold on your myClackamas account. This may make sections of the schedule unavailable until the holds are cleared. Prepare for next term by looking through the class schedule and bookmarking the classes desired.. Settle any debt you have with the school to clear any holds on your account. Then proceed to view the parts of the spring term schedule that have been posted, although, most of the classes lack official days and times. By making the class schedule available now, students are given the opportunity to get an early start at sorting through course descriptions.

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Introduction to Literature Drama Poetry Fiction American literature English Composition Introduction to Contemporary Math Trigonometry/Pre-Calc. Statistics II Calculus I and Calculus II First year French II, III First year Spanish II, III And many, many more

There are many resources on campus when looking for assistance with choosing classes. Students might decide to check in with an adviser in the community center or attend the study skills workshop that takes place on campus in Barlow. Other resources might include talking to students in the building the class takes place in or even checking

online sources like There are many specialized courses that are not offered in the course catalog and if you are interested in Cooperative Work Experience, digital multimedia communications, theater or music programs, I suggest checking in with an adviser to make sure you are aware of extra courses that might not be offered. Cooperative Work Experience requires being chosen from a list and it is important to start enquiring and preparing to apply for CWE. Students can get a head start by visiting the advising office and working through the process now, before it’s too late. Students interested in the DMC program should check online for the curriculum that is required to qualify for specific certificates including entry level multimedia journalist: Career Pathway Certificate as well as video production technician,

checking the curriculum for these programs may help narrow your choices based on your specific career pathway. Many individual lessons are offered through the music program as well as the opportunity to audition for ensembles. Some of these auditions take place prior to fall term and if you are interested in becoming involved in the music program it might benefit you to check with the advising office or music department about when auditions for specific music programs might take place. There are different sections of technical theater that might interest some students if they feel so inclined to visit the department and ask about the different opportunities regarding how a student might become involved in the theater program. Happy hunting to all the students out there that just can’t wait to get a jump start on selecting spring term courses.


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Looking at the slide show during the budget review, Vice President of Instructional Services Elizabeth Lundy explained what people were seeing. “As you can see, this is what would be happening to us if we didn’t do anything,” said Lundy. “These green numbers here are reserves that we’re planning to use.” Regardless, the college is still in danger of a large deficit, due to circumstances such as extra spending/renovations. Wilton addressed this as well during the meeting. “We’re spending more than

we’re taking in,” said Wilton. “The gap now is right around $2 million bucks.” Some of this can be attributed to projects and other expenses that the college has taken on, but the fact still remains that the college is taking a hit. According to Greg Fitzgerald, the Executive Director of the Foundation Board, another way to handle the deficit is the hope of raising $10 million by the foundation. “What’s the time frame for the $10 million fundraiser to be completed and what would the application of those funds be?” asked Department Chair of the Business Administration Sharon Parker. Fitzgerald answered: “We’re hoping to have the funds by the


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Balance mind and body with food

WTF Brittany Bell News Editor

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Janie Carsley shops for produce at the Oregon City Haggen Food & Pharmacy. She is trying to find the best quality basil and asparagus. “It’s just awful trying to find some good basil today,“ she says.

Brittany Bell News Editor Could the food you eat really affect your mood and have the power to determine whether you are happy or sad? Is there a link between nutrition and mental health or emotional well being? Kevin Arizo is a CCC athletic trainer here on campus and while sports medicine is his field of expertise, he thinks that proper nutrition is important as well. “I think there’s a connection. There are a lot of studies and it’s a chemical imbalance. Nutrition can help that,” said Arizo. Although the research is not conclusive as to whether a link between mental or emotional health and nutrition exists, this topic does not seem to carry much controversy. The general consensus is saying that there is a connection, and eating healthy is a good idea for an overall well being of the body. “We try to look at people holistically, not just from a medical standpoint or diagnosis,” said Casey Sims, counseling department chair. “Poor diet will affect you in many ways and it’s not easy to eat health-

ier, it’s harder and often more expensive, but I think there’s a consequence [if you don’t].” An informational packet called “Nutrition for Mental Health and Emotional Wellness” is a great starting resource if you would like to learn more about how food can change your mood or would like to know what foods you should be eating. You can attain a copy of this by stopping by the Centerstone Crisis Center in Happy Valley. The packet states that “Having a minimum of five portions, daily, of fresh fruit and vegetables provides the nutrients needed to nourish mind and body. By choosing foods that provide good energy and nutritional value, you can help nourish your body and mind.” Susan Baker is a community health nurse who works for Centerstone and put the “Nutrition for Mental Health and Emotional Wellness” packet together. She did this because the crisis center wanted something of this nature available to their clients. “It’s along the lines of physical activity and alternative ways to manage stress and emotional well being,” Baker said. This resource lists essential vitamins, minerals and general nutrition that your body needs.

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In addition, there is information on links between the deficiencies of certain nutrients and problems such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability and insomnia. The rest of the packet contains nutrition information about specific fruits, vegetables, fungi, seeds and meats as well as eight tasty recipes. While this is one helpful resource, there are many ways to educate yourself on nutrition and even its link to emotional wellness such as speaking to your doctor, doing research online or at a library or consulting a nutritionist. You may also visit a store that focuses on nutritious foods and overall health, some even provide trained employees to help educate their customers and community. New Seasons Market stores provide wellness persons like Alex Gunderson to answer questions you may have while shopping. “I think being exposed to nutritious foods and supplements keeps your mind, body and spirit well,” said Gunderson. She has received a good amount of training to qualify for her job at New Seasons, but is still not an expert and most people aren’t experts when it comes to food and nutrition. “You have to be proactive

and seek out information on your own,” she said. New Seasons also offers free health and wellness classes to promote health and well being in the community. Some of the classes include alternative treatments for depression and anxiety; balanced hormones, balanced life; freedom from chronic pain, naturally; how to get a good nights sleep and nutrition 101. You can view the full schedule of free classes at or stop by one of their locations for more information. While it is not proven that food can cure depression or give you perfect emotional health, it seems to be working for people and at least worth a try. Please remember that this should not take the place of any medications prescribed by your doctor. “Studies about the ‘foodmood connection’ have been limited and have shown mixed results. Because so many questions remain, dietary changes are not recommended as a substitute for professional treatment of mental health problems like depression,” states the Nutrition for Mental Health and Emotional Wellness packet.

As a society, we have stared at the television, computer or radio, jaws dropped in horrified disbelief at the surreal tragedies that seem to be affecting us globally and locally without much of a break. Many of us have even spent time anxiously waiting, fingers crossed in hopes that our loved ones were safe. Problems including gun violence, gun control, mental health and suicide prevention have been talked about and reported on by journalists at The Clackamas Print. As you may have noticed already, we are doing this through a series called “Why The Fight.” As a journalist, I have become more aware of the events going on in my community, whether good or bad. The good things make me happy and grateful for those opportunities. But to be quite honest, the bad things are a mix of scary and infuriating. Why are these things happening? What can I or ‘we’ do to prevent them from happening again? How do we ensure that the future world we live in is one that we feel safe in and proud of? I believe that these topics are important to address and talk about because that is the first step towards finding a solution. Our goal is to not only inform the community about what is going on, but to also present tools, resources or solutions to people if possible. But most importantly, our mission is to inform and educate. In today’s society, some of these topics are not easy to discuss and uncomfortable to think about or deal with. I have learned that this is true, and when approaching anyone from a professional to a local community member about these topics you must use caution and sensitivity. While sometimes we feel ignorance is best, problems in our society, be it local or global, should be addressed. We should take strides toward solutions and a better tomorrow. As a community we should be aware of our surroundings and others in order to be perceptive of a potentially dangerous change or obscure behavior in other individuals. We should also work towards fostering a positive atmosphere, showing compassion and caring towards others and encouraging each other. Potential ideas for future discussion may include animal abuse or unemployment, homelessness and hunger. Digging deeper, there are problems such as sex trafficking in Portland and unjust food production. We are open to suggestions for topics to cover in the series as well. If you have any questions or comments feel free to email or You may also visit our website at theclackamasprint. com where you can see the WTF series articles or participate in forum conversations.



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Concoction causes sugar coma, students rejoice

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Milk lovers and vegan voyeurs will rejoice and bond in sugary brotherhood after trying these incredible creations. Join EPL and venture into a world of sinful and luscious brilliance. The simplicity of these ambrosial sauces makes them right for anyone. College cravings are hereby satisfied by smooth and luscious love from the pages of your favorite newspaper. Yummy sweetness seems to be the name of the food game once again at the Print. This week, I present two sweet tooth tantalizing and amazing versions of a golden caramel sauce that will evoke OMG, YUM and maybe even sounds you have never heard from yourself before. Creamy caramel convenience is yours for the price of a 12 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. All you have to do is pay attention to a boiling pot of water for a while. Yes, this version of caramel contentment is a recipe that anyone except the most medicated can undertake. Place the can (unopened) in a saucepan and cover it with at least two to three inches of water. Bring to a boil. Continue boiling for two to two and half hours then remove from heat. Be sure to check the pan and add water as needed every 30 minutes to avoid catastrophe. The can may EXPLODE if the water is allowed to boil out. Allow to cool until you can handle the can. Open and enjoy. Bet you didn’t even realize I was done with the first rendition of sugary gilded satisfaction. Caramel can now be yours if you have been forced to forego milk products or are vegan and yearn for the richness of real caramel. This yummy version may be a bit more complicated than the previous one, but it is still worth the minimal effort involved. Start with one and a half cups of coconut milk solids. This can be retrieved from two 13.5 ounce cans of regular coconut milk. Canned coconut milk can be found at an Asian market if it’s not available at your regular grocery store. Refrigerate the cans overnight. This allows the easy separation of the coconut solids, which will rise to the top of the can. Open and scoop the solid stuff out of the top of the can with a spoon. It should yield about one and a half cups. Add the solids to a saucepan. With a wire whisk, stir in a teaspoon of salt, a tablespoon of vanilla extract and one cup of sugar. The same amount of packed brown sugar, agave syrup or honey will also work. Using medium high heat and stirring occasionally with the whisk, bring to a low bubbling boil. Reduce the heat to as low as your burner will go. Continue cooking at low heat for 30 to 45 minutes. You have to give this sauce all of your attention and stir well every two or three minutes. At around 30 minutes it should be darkened and really starting to thicken. At this point it is done unless you want it really thick; simply cook the full 45 minutes, being sure to continue stirring. Cool slightly for hot caramel sauce or cool completely and refrigerate in an airtight container for enjoyment later.

Last Tuesday, the Associated Student Government held a speed friending day for students before Valentine’s Day in the Community Center. Three students, Jessica Valdivia, Ricardo Serrano (wind breaker jacket) and Juan Renero met each other during the event.

Anna Franz The Clackamas Print The sounds of new friendships being made permeated through the Community Center last Tuesday during the ASG organized Speed Friending event. Music was played, snacks were eaten and friendly banter was exchanged. Anna Simmons, Al Haynes, William Cass and Joshua Freitas sat at one table enjoying one another’s conversation and the candy laid upon the table. “I like the lollipop,” Freitas said While the latest pop tunes from the radio filled the room, Cougie the Cougar made an appearance.

He had hopes of making some new friends. In fact he took a few ladies out on the dance floor before taking his leave. At another nearby table while making new friends with Jessica Valdivia, Ricardo Serrano and Juan Renero. The event was coordinated by Hayley Campa, an ASG student. “I came up with the idea to have a speed dating thing just for Valentine’s Day theme,” she said, “but then we realized that if we had speed friending, that it would include people who are 16 and under and that it would also include people who were already dating someone.” Campa explained that the ASG just wants people to meet new people in the college because we feel like community college is

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a place where people just come to class to just get their work done. Everyone at the event seemed to be enjoying themselves; smiles were abundant as were what seemed to be the exchanging of phone numbers and email addresses. ASG President Diana Muresan also attended the event and provided a helping hand to Hayley. “They just started the idea because they thought it would be really fun for people to get to meet each other,” Muresan said. “So many people just sit in the same spot but never actually talk to each other, so it’s just a great way for people to interact with each other.” Muresan also said that every time she walks in the comunnity center it’s always the same

people there and no one knows each other. “Plus free cookies and snacks,” she said. The room continued to fill with people as the event carried on. The snack table that had initially been set with trays of cookies and small candies disappeared; slowly at first and then suddenly the room was bustling and the snacks had all been dispensed. Friendly voices filled the room and at some point, as the lunch crowd from the cafeteria filtered in it seemed as though the sound of new friendships being made overcame the sounds from the nearby kitchen as well as the booming music that echoed throughout the building.

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James Duncan Web & Design Editor Anyone of us who has ever been a fan of the sci-fi genre surely has been transfixed at some point with the concept of self-making food. Whether it was the Replicators from “Star Trek” or the Instant Noodle bowls from “Cowboy Bebop,” it was always fascinating. Well, now we are living in the future. Here at CCC we have received the product of tomorrow, Hot-Cans, self heating

beverages in cans. You pop the button on the bottom and in no time you have piping hot coffee, cocoa or even tomato soup. Get me a self-heating grilled cheese sandwich and I will never need anything other than the space age food of the future. There is just one problem though; they are all horrible. Not just kind of bad, but undrinkable. Maybe if the world ended and all I had was self-heating soup I guess I could cope, but if there is even a small chance I could live off grubs and roots I think I would pick the fat, wriggling grubs.

You can get such favorites as cream of mushroom soup (tastes like the toxic runoff of a Campbell’s soup factory), tomato soup (tastes like Chef Boyardee took out everything that made it edible) or a personal favorite latte (if you ever got a cup of coffee that tasted like this, you would probably leap over the counter and assault the barista for trying to poison you). It’s not very good. In fact, it’s down right terrible, but should you find yourself in the student store with $4 just burning a hole in your pocket, give

one a try, not because there is a chance it will be good, but because it is interesting and fun to feel the can heat up. The whole concept of the self-heating drinks is a very simple one that is actually much less dangerous than some people seem to think, although I once saw a self-heating can strip the lacquer off the desk where it had been set down for a couple minutes. It is nothing more than the reaction of quicklime (calcium oxide CaCO) and water. The exothermic reaction (CaO(s)+ H2O(l) → Ca(OH)2(s)) that takes place

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produces about 60 calories of heat per gram of reactive material, making the process very cheap, but not practical for anything other than field rations. The US Army uses self-heating ration packs that come in boxes big enough to feed 18 people. So while self-heating food is truly a wonder of the sci-fi future, it is still something that will take a while to perfect into something worth using domestically. Until they can make me a decent cup of self-heating coffee, I guess I will stick to the barbaric trappings of our time and make it myself.


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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Not so lucky lottery picks A.M. Sports

Wrestling with fate: Cougars eye Nationals Andrew Millbrooke The Clackamas Print

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Trent Noon secures a takedown against Kyle Sweedman to solidify his place at next week’s nationals. Noon and the rest of the wrestlers have been working hard this season and have the accomplishments to prove it.

David Beasley Associate Sports Editor A heat wave originating in Oregon City will blast east this week as the Cougar wrestling team prowls toward another NJCAA championship title shot. The NJCAA National wrestling tournament takes place Feb. 22 and 23 at Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa. It will be the biggest challenge of the year for eight outstanding Clackamas team members. “It’s been an up and down year for the team, but that’s not a good indicator for nationals,” said head coach Josh Rhoden. “I like all our spots in the brackets.” The Cougars won the 2011 NJCAA title and finished fourth last season. “At Wyoming we went two and three as a team,” said heavyweight Jacob Mitchell about last month’s Western Wyoming Duels. “Last practice is highlight of the

season,” said Mitchell, in between rounds in the mat room last week. The fearless Cougar looks forward to the upcoming national competition with optimistic enthusiasm for himself and teammates. “I’m going to take first and I think we can as team,” said Mitchell. “Me, C.J. and Trent, I think will be national champs and a lot of people could place higher or win it.” Fueling the team fire this season has been Steve “The Heater” Conn in the 184 pound division. “Steve was on the heater and just kept winning,” said Mitchell of his teammate’s performance. Conn won in dramatic fashion at Pacific University in Forest Grove last month. “The match versus Pacific, I was losing 8 to 2 and I pinned the guy. The whole team went nuts after I pinned the guy, it was nice to celebrate as a team,” said Conn. “This is my first time going to nationals in the lineup. I’m hoping to go AllAmerican. I’m just going to take it one match at a time.”

Rhoden is impressed with Conn’s work ethic and improvement. “Steve Conn has come on really strong as of late, he figured out how to get wins and be successful,” said Rhoden. “We could easily have eight All-Americans this year.” Speaking of All-American wrestlers, Trent Noon, the No. 1 ranked wrestler at 174 pounds will descend on the competition Friday. Noon sets a good example for the team and team chemistry seems to be in good supply at Clackamas. “During wrestling season it’s just school and practice,” said Noon. “Everyone on the team is really close.” Wrapping up an impressive personal wrestling season, Noon looks forward to nationals with high hopes. “My only losses this season were to one junior college guy and the others were Division I wrestlers,” said Noon. “I learned and gained a lot as a wrestler. I plan on taking it one match at a time. Everyone has to beat me, I don’t have to beat

I’m gonna take first and I think we can as a team.” Jacob Mitchell No. 2 ranked heavyweight

them.” He sees victory in the cards for the team as well. “We’ll get the win as long as everyone keeps their heads down and gets to it,” said Noon. On Friday the weigh-ins start at 7:30 a.m. and the first matches begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Saturday the weigh-ins start at 9:30 a.m., with competition starting at 10:30 a.m. and going until awards and final presentations later in the evening. The Cougars will have an action packed weekend and are sure to stand out among the other teams at the competition. The full team this weekend with weight classes includes: Sage Ornelas at 125, C.J. Palmer at 133, Beau Roberts at 149, A.J. Ballard at 157, Trent Noon at 174, Steve Conn at 184, Jacob Laden at 197 and Jacob Mitchell at 285. The stacked squad will be a force to reckon with this weekend as they are fired up for victory. A video feed will be available the day of the event at www.

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One floor below the gym you’ll find the weight room, a necessity for athletes needing a competitive edge or anyone who wants their shirts to fit better. A wide variety of free weights, weight and cardio machines and other miscellaneous fitness doodads are contained in this room, usually with some upbeat workout-style music going strong in the background. “We work out three times a week,” said Megan Malvick, a member of CCC’s softball team. “We train every term throughout the school year.” Across the hall are the athletic training and locker rooms, where students can ease a troubled ankle

or stow their belongings, and if you’ve forgotten a padlock or a clean towel, both can be checked out free of charge using a student ID. “I’ve been coming down here about seven hours a week to do rehab work on my hamstring,” said Kael Kealoha-Lindsey, a freshman on the track team. “I just moved here from Oahu. I went to small

floor, former home of the music department. If you happen to be a fan of weekend afternoon karate movies, there are several different schools of martial arts being taught and practiced in Randall. And if you aren’t sure of what you’d like to do or even what your schedule is like during the week, there’s a program for that too. The cross training program allows stu-

dents to design what sort of workout works out best for them. These students log their workout times into a computer system using their student ID, and their workouts can be done on their own time. So if you’re the type of person who makes a point of feeling that cleansing day-after soreness on most mornings, why not earn a few credits while you’re at it?

Lutheran high school that didn’t have a weight room. So this is a big up for me.” If you’re looking to earn some credits with your workout, it shouldn’t be hard to find a class in Randall that tickles your fancy. If you’ve signed up for a swing dancing class, you’re probably familiar with the dance room on the second

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The NBA draft lottery has not been kind to the Portland Trail Blazer franchise over the years. Of course the first thing that comes to mind is when the Blazers took Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan in the 1984 draft. Then they did it again by drafting another injury plagued big man (Greg Oden) instead of the NBA’s biggest rising star (Kevin Durant) in 2007. The Blazers most recent lottery pick was right on the money, though, a jackpot winning pick at the number six spot. Former Weber State guard Damian Lillard has virtually sewn up the NBA rookie of the year award halfway through the season. Lillard has won all three Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards this season and is looking to join an elite group of players that have swept the rookie of the month honors to begin their careers. The list of players that have swept the Rookie of the Month voting is short and loaded with Hall of Famers and some of today’s greatest stars. Lillard would join Houston’s Ralph Sampson, San Antonio’s David Robinson and Tim Duncan, Cleveland’s LeBron James, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, New Orleans’ Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin. Lillard leads all rookies in scoring (18.3), assists (6.5) and minutes played (38.4) per game this season. He has been a steady influence on a short-handed Blazer team and a major reason they are still in the playoff hunt. Lillard has shown the ability to hit the 3-pointer consistently and is fearless taking the ball to the basket. Lillard stepped up late in the game numerous times and his game-winning 3-pointer against New Orleans in mid-December will be remembered for a long time in the Rose Garden. Lillard has showed some signs of growing pains, as he leads all rookies in turnovers per game (3.0), but to be fair he plays more minutes and handles the ball more than any other rookie. Lillard is getting most of the publicity nationally and of course locally in most of the rookie of the year discussion, but a few other first year players are proving to be solid NBA players. Number one draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans has come back from injury to lead all rookies in rebounding (7.5), steals (1.2) and blocked shots (1.9). Davis is also averaging 12 points per game and as Blazer fans saw last week, his stellar defense held Portland’s leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge to six points on 2 of 11 shooting in the Hornets 99-63 win. Davis finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Cleveland’s Dion Waiters and Washington’s Bradley Beal, future stars at the “two-guard” position, have each earned starting spots and shown flashes of brilliance this season. Waiters is averaging 14 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds in almost 30 minutes per game. Beal is averaging 13.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a little over 30 minutes per game. Both have shown tremendous athleticism and the ability to score around the rim, but each has struggled with their 3-point shooting so far. While none of these players look capable of beating out Lillard for the Rookie of the Year, they all have shown the ability to be future stars in the NBA. Let’s just all be happy that the Blazers got it right, for once at least.

Ingrid Bergmann and Taylor Ballard prepare for pole vaulting for the upcoming track season in the Randall’s fitness center open to all students.

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The Clackamas women’s 16-game winning streak came to a screeching halt in Eugene on Saturday as Lane beat the Cougars for the second time this season, pulling out a 66-63 win. Clackamas (11-1, 21-4), with only one league loss, is still in control for the Southern Division title as the Titans have two league losses. You could look at any number of reasons why the Cougars lost to the Titans. Clackamas shot a woeful 29 percent from the field for the game. They committed 20 turnovers and had only seven assists. One of their main strengths during the winning streak has been 3-point shooting. Against Lane, the Cougars made just six of 21. The only bright spot was making 21 of 24 foul shots. That and the fact that they only lost by three points while shooting so horrendously gives hope for a future meeting with Lane. The loss might end up being a good thing, as it puts the big winning streak behind them before postseason play. Only time will tell. Jenny Johnson led the Cougars with a game-high 20 points, but made just five of 19 field goals. Ashleigh Anderson added 13 points and 10 rebounds while Megan Feldman got a double-


● MLS: FC Dallas at Potland, 7:30 p.m. KXTG (750)


● Intramural Volleyball: Noon-1 p.m. in Randall Gym

● CBK: California at Oregon, 6 p.m., ESPNU, KXTG(750) Stanford at OSU 8 p.m., ESPNU, KEX

Clackamas’ Michone Hopkins elevates for a 3-pointer in a game against Chemeketa earlier this season. Hopkins leads the Cougars on the season in scoring (14.3), assists (3.5) and steals (1.76) per game.

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double as well with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Sade Elliott was one Cougar that continued her hot shooting, making three of five 3-pointers to finish with 11 points. Clackamas 108, Mt. Hood 65 Sticking to form, the women’s team was dominant against the rival Saints from the get go, gunning out to a 54-23 halftime lead on Lacy Effenberger’s shot at the buzzer before running away for a 108-65 victory. Elliott led the charge in the second half, drilling three 3-pointers during a 17-4 run that sealed the game. The win was the 16th straight dating back to a four point loss to Lane on Dec. 9. “I think we did a great job of sharing the ball, getting the open shots and not forcing anything,” said Elliott. “We have really good chemistry. It took us a while to get there, but now we’re really focused on getting to NWAACCs and winning the championship.” Elliott led seven Cougars who scored in double figures with 19 points, finishing five of 10 from behind the arc. Selin Belin had 16 points and Tori Wilkinson and Johnson had 13 apiece. Johnson added a team-high seven assists. Feldman added 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds and Alex Howe had 12 points. Effenberger was the final player in double figures with 10 points as nine players all played between 19 and 27 minutes in very balanced action.

● CCC Basketball: vs Portland CC Women at 5:30 p.m. Men at 7:30 p.m.

made 11 of 29 3-pointers, while Lane hit just four of 19. Clackamas 80, Mt. Hood 72 A fired up crowd was on hand in Randall gym to watch the Cougar men go on a late 12-2 run to turn a one point deficit into a nine point lead and then make nine of 10 foul shots in the final minute to defeat Mt. Hood 80-72. The win earned the Cougars a tie with the Saints in the standings and kept their playoff hopes alive. A big crowd of Saints fans came out to Oregon City, but an even bigger section of Cougar fans left home happy and serenaded the leaving Mt. Hood fans with chants of “drive home safely!” Seven Cougars scored in double figures, led by Hawkins with 14 points off the bench. Lutes and Jordan Barber each had 11 points and combined for 17 rebounds. Matt Bryant, Grant Sitton, Hopkins and Dewitt all finished with 10 points. Sitton drained a running 30-footer just before the halftime buzzer to give the Cougars a 36-34 lead. The Cougars shot 48 percent from the field for the game, while holding the Saints to 34 percent. This offset a huge 48-35 rebounding edge for the Saints. Clackamas won the hustle categories, getting seven blocked shots and nine steals, while the Saints had no blocks and only four steals.

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The Clackamas men’s basketball team won two close games last week to stay alive in an ever tightening Southern Division playoff race. The Cougars (14-12, 6-6) have turned their season around, winning five of six games after starting league play by losing five of the first six. On Saturday the Cougars defeated Lane CC, 73-69. It was a game that the Cougars had to win, as any loss would severely damage any postseason hopes. The Cougars now sit all alone in fifth place, one game behind Portland CC and Lane. The top four teams qualify for the NWAACC tournament. The men face rival Portland CC tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Randall gym. It is a great chance to gain ground in the playoff race and another must win for the Cougars. “Basically we’ve tried to play every game like a tournament game, a must-win situation,” said head coach Clif Wegner. “We know what the stakes are. We’re just trying to

focus on one play at a time and have fun while we’re doing it. The kids have a done a good job so far.” Wegner, in his 15th season at Clackamas, is confident that if they qualify for the NWAACC tournament, they will make some noise. “I feel like if we can get there, I don’t think anybody wants to play Clackamas,” said Wegner. “We’ve been there before and we know how to prepare our kids. I’ve coached more tournament games than any coach in the NWAACC.” Wegner coached the Cougars to NWAACC titles in three of the past six seasons (2007, 2009, and 2010). Also, Clackamas has finished in the top three of the Southern Division in each of the past 13 seasons to qualify for the NWAACC tournament. Clackamas 73, Lane 69 The Cougars got a must win in Eugene as they jumped ahead by 10 points at halftime and then held off a late Titans run to defeat Lane, 73-69. Michone Hopkins led the Cougars with 18 points and Kirby Hawkins added 13 points. Brock Lutes continued his excellent allaround play with 10 points and game-highs of 12 rebounds and four assists. Jake Dewitt added 12 points for Clackamas. The Cougars held Lane to 37 percent shooting and grabbed a rebounding edge of 43-36. Clackamas also

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● CCC Wrestling: at NJCAA Championships in Des Moines, IA Friday - Saturday

● CCC Basketball: at Umpqua CC Women at 2 p.m. Men at 4 p.m.

● NBA: Portland at L.A. Lakers 7:30 p.m. CSN, KEX(1190)

● WHL: Portland at Prince George, 7 p.m., KPAM (860)

SUNDAY - 2/24 ● NBA: Boston at Portland, 6 p.m. KGW, KEX(1190) ● CBB: Utah Valley at U. of Portland 1 p.m.

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● Randall Fitness Center: 8:30-10 a.m. and 1-6 p.m. downstairs in Randall Hall

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