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Criminal Justice takes aim Photo illustration by Joshua Dillen The Clackamas Print

Felicia Skriver News Editor The use of deadly force is something that should not be taken lightly. Proper training is necessary to ensure a safe and reasonable outcome when engaging a potentially unstable shooter. Josh DeTar, a certified pistol instructor at Threat Dynamics helps train students how use deadly force in a safe and reasonable manner. Students get the chance to participate in mock situations with the help of DeTar’s instruction. “Move together, communicate together, and work together,” he said. “After each scenario ends, we will go over what we saw, and what we did.” Students from the college’s criminal justice department visited the company based in Tualatin last week to experience law enforcement shooting simulations. The company offers cutting-edge threat response technology that previously was only offered to law enforcement and military.

“I’m able to take tactical experience that I’ve learned, and bring it to our real world and help civilians,” said Dave Beaty, an instructor for Threat Dynamics. “We do empower people in our own way. What we do here isn’t just how to shoot, it’s how to carry yourself in the real world.” Instructors highlighted things such as how to hold a gun, and what kind of stance to take. At Threat Dynamics, participants engage suspects in a safe environment without the dangers of live ammunition. In one training scenario, Juan Moralez had the opportunity to experience potentially dangerous shooting situations. “Get down on the ground!” said Moralez as the simulated assailant drew his gun. “Drop your weapon!” Assailants on the screen can either obey the commands given by a student or defy them. It’s up to the student to make the split second decision to shoot or not. “You don’t know if they have a weapon,” said Moralez, “you don’t know if they’re going to

try and hurt you. You have to use your judgment.” Students were able to get their hands on real guns with CO2 as the ammunition. The targets were projected on the giant screen that simulates wind direction and speed along with the accuracy of each student’s shooting. After students had a chance to target practice and get a feel for their weapons, the instructors at Threat Dynamics explained some of the possible scenarios. “You’re two officers doing a routine traffic stop for expired tags,” said DeTar. “Based on what you see, you're going to respond to that event.” The program allows one to interact with the villains on the screen. Students were able to make shooters stand down by yelling commands. The overall goal of the program is to make the student capable of making quick judgments. Ida Flippo, criminal justice instructor, utilizes the training to help expose students to situations that may prepare them for a future career as law enforcement officers. “Right now in that class we

are talking about making that life and death decision, and how it can just happen in a split second,” said Flippo, “and then how the officer is judged after that, especially by the media and the public.” According to Flippo, it was good exposure to the students who want to become police officers in the future. After target practice, the students were led in to a big hexagon with interactive screens on every side. This exercise was designed to encourage team work and to watch out on all sides. Students donned interactive belts that shocked them if they were shot by the simulated assailants. According to those who were “hit,” the shock was mild and did not really hurt. “I think that this was a good educational exercise,” said Flippo. “It was fun.” Threat Dynamics offers simulation packages for as low as $35 and private lessons for around $65.

Campus Jeep-jacked Joshua Dillen Co-Editor-in-Chief Grand theft auto has become the newest concern at the college as the it reels from last month’s termination of Kurt Nelson as Campus Safety Director. Is Campus Safety in chaos? Have crooks noticed a flaw and taken advantage? It’s not often that an official police vehicle is stolen from Barlow. The patrol car’s keys were stolen the night of Sun. Oct. 28 from Barlow along with tools and engine analyzers. The vehicle was recovered by Marion County Sherriff’s Department near Mt Angel. The other stolen items are still missing. Oregon City Police

and MSSO are still investigating the case. Interim director of the department and Dean of Campus Services, Bob Cochran is relieved the patrol Jeep was recovered the next day after being stolen. “We’re fortunate to get it back,” he said. Criminal Justice Instructor Ida Flippo expressed her concerns about Nelson’s absence from Campus Safety. “I think it’s a loss. He is a great guy and he was professionalizing our [Campus Safety] department,” said Flippo. “We are just going to take a step backward in my opinion.” Flippo worked with Nelson in the criminal justice department previous to

his employment as Director of Campus Safety.

Sam Willits, Emmilie Boley, Mary Cotton, and Justin Harmon shoot at targets.

R E G I S T E R Felicia Skriver News Editor The floodgates of registration are about to open for students attending Clackamas. Tomorrow the schedule of classes will be posted on myClackamas website, and by next week students will be able to sign up for classes. Priority registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Students who have 80 credits or more have priority and can begin pre-registering then. The rest of returning students have the opportunity to register with priority depending on completed credits until open registration begins the following Friday. Priority Registration gives students with the most completed credits a chance to enroll in classes before new students. This helps to ensure that students closer to graduating can enroll in the classes they need.


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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

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Kurt Schrader’s Policy Adviser Lynn Peterson, U.S. Congressman Schrader, Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette, Oregon City Mayor Doug McNeely and State Representative Dave Hunt participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony that marks the opening of the Highway 213 Jughandle project on Oct. 24. Drivers on the busy stretch of road south of Interstate 205 can no longer make a left turn onto Clackamas River Drive or Washington Street from the highway.

approach the roundabout, wait for a safe gap before entering, yield to drivers who are already in the roundabout as well as any pedestrians who may be crossing it and use your right turn signal upon exiting the roundabout. Some drivers, like Ric Jenkerson, resident assessment specialist, are already adapting. “I’ve gone down to get some products at Home Depot and stuff and it adds maybe a minute to your commute to get there. It’s actually nice, you just go under and do a little turn around there and go through, it actually keeps the flow pretty well,” said Jenkerson. “It’s very European. I like it. It makes sense because you don’t have to stop.” While confusion and frustration may be the sentiment of some drivers on this changing road, at least one sees the positive side of all the construction. However this massive highway project is viewed, it is here to stay. Its completion is imminent and the traffic surely is not going to stop.

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who are new to the idea. But it costs less to maintain than the traffic lights at signalized intersections and have been proven to have greater safety benefits over traditional intersections according to the website. The modern roundabout first made its way stateside in 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev. In the 22 years since then, the number of roundabouts in the U.S. has exceeded 3,000. While they are common in other parts of the world, most American drivers still only have a tertiary understanding of how to navigate a roundabout. “The first couple of times that I used the jughandle part, I was in the wrong lane for what I wanted to do and I didn’t have enough time to make it,” said Tom Barrett, a chemistry instructor at the college. The first thing to know is that traffic in the roundabout moves counterclockwise around the central concrete circle, and unlike its larger high speed cousin, the traffic circle or ‘rotary,’ drivers are meant to reduce speed as they

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Local commuters have no choice but to put their rubber to this new road. Ever since construction on the Highway 213 Jughandle Project began in the spring of 2011, students, staff and other drivers have dealt with major changes on the busy road. The drive to Clackamas Community College comes with new headaches these days but relief may be just around the corner, as the project’s estimated completion in the spring of 2013 nears. The project is paid for with $22 million in funding from the 2009 Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act, as well as $2.3 million from Oregon City and another $2.5 million in federal funds. According to Oregon City’s website,, the aim is to reduce congestion, enhance safety and increase capacity to accommo-

date the current traffic demands and future growth. “If you come in from Estacada on Springwater Road, that turns into River Road or whatever, you can’t just go across to Home Depot anymore. You have to go all the way around this weird loop,” said Gabbi Nethken, a student at CCC who uses Highway 213. “I don’t even know how to do that loop.” Confusion over how to navigate the roundabout portion of the jughandle has become a problem for many drivers. Commuters who use the intersection of Washington Street and Clackamas River Drive at the highway can no longer make a left turn from either direction from the highway to either of these roads. The layout of the new roadway forces a vehicle to make a right turn and navigate to a roundabout that funnels traffic in the appropriate direction, as long as a driver knows how to navigate the roundabout. The roundabout and divider may cause agitation for people

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Construction continues on Highway 213 behind Clackamas Community College. The Jughandle project has been going on since the spring of 2011.

Oct. 18 - A misdeneanor theft was reported at the bus stop some time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 26 - Unautorized use of a motor vehicle was reported. Oct. 29 - Tools and other equipment were reported stolen from the Barlow tool room. The Campus Safety Patrol Jeep was stolen and subsequently recovered. Nov. 3 - Graffiti was reported in the Rook men’s bathroom. Nov. 5- Barlow 233 and 226 were broken into and burglarized.

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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Elderly woman gets new wheels

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Bright sparks whiz past the safety glasses of student welders as they put the saw to the metal. The legs of the walker are clasped down while they saw it into two pieces. This project was a great act of community service, provided by the welding technology department last week. “I want to emphasize that in the program, on occasion we do like to help the community out,” said John Phelps, a welding technology instructor here at CCC. “I couldn’t imagine how much it would cost somewhere else.” When 81 year-old Robbie Pappas could no longer maneuver around her apartment with the walker she had, she decided to call Clackamas with the project in mind. “I was frustrated by not being able to move around my own apartment,” said Pappas, longtime resident and educator of Clackamas County. “So it’s just worked beautifully.” The project entailed bringing the width of the walker down to 12 inches and also adding a tray to set things on. The goal is to make it much narrower so that Pappas can maneuver more easily. “Yeah, it is nice to give back to the community,” said Travis Montminy, one of the welding technology students helping with the modification. “It’s nice to be able to help someone who needs help.” Pappas has been more than satisfied with her new walker, getting around her house has been more simplistic because of the welding department. “It’s wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!” said Pappas. “If I did not have that walker today, I could not have gotten around today. I would like to compliment Travis too, because he modified it and put a tray on it so I can place things on it.” The welding department would like to emphasis that they do not take on all projects offered. They have been solicited a couple times; however

Travis Montminy narrows the size of Robbie Pappas’ walker so she can easily navigate her apartment. Pappas found her new walker “absolutely wonderful!” She was very pleased with the finished product.

they do not take on any and all projects. Pappas has been an educator in Clackamas County for the

last 30 years, and she’s glad to see that the community and education can go hand in hand. “I taught at schools for

Childcare for CCC parents Emily Rask Associate News Editor When parents need a place to plop their kids while they plod away at class, the college has help available in spite of cuts to some of the services available in the past. Clackamas Community College has been helping young parents for many years with childcare services. The Young Parent Program just ended after 20 years last June due to no grant funding and lack of enrollment. Although the program is no longer active, the college still has a very strong early Head Start and a YMCA program to fill these important needs of families on campus. One of three Early Head Start teachers for eight children, Brian Kidwell explained how convenient it is for parents to have their children right by them as they attend school. He

said it almost feels as if they are on the same level as their kids. “They have to be a student for it to be completely free. CCC students get first priority. We provide childcare to any mom on campus,” said Kidwell. “There is a waiting list for the early Head Start program so when we select children for the program we select the neediest.” The YMCA Child Development Center offers another top notch affordable, childcare program that is flexible. Infants to 12 year olds get to learn and live a healthy lifestyle in a state licensed program. Program director of the Clackamas YMCA, Kelly Skopil, said, “We have discounted rates for CCC students and faculty. Students can get very affordable rates to have their kids here.” Early Head Start works mainly with families that need help such as those with low income or ones with children that have special needs. The YMCA program works with familes in our community. There are options at the college for all types of student parents. According to their website, the YMCA is the largest nonprofit provider of after school childcare in

the nation. The nonprofit organization funds quality affordable childcare services for all. With 2,687 locations across the country serving 21 million people a year, the nonprofit is a national resource available locally to parents in need of affordable childcare. The YMCA also offers studies in eight particular areas: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, technology, healthy habits, and social, moral, and spiritual development. The program focuses on helping children learn and develop their skills. They can show what interests them in these programs and then the teachers can work with them to learn more about their interests. It is really simple for CCC students to get their children into these programs. “CCC students can apply through ASG for financial aid child care,” said Skopil. The Associated Student Government is in the Community Center next to the cafeteria in CC152 Both programs are located in the Family Resource Center building and are open Monday through Friday from nine to five.

years,” said Pappas, “and as a tax payer of Clackamas County I feel like my money is being used well at your college … I

would also like to compliment John Phelps, because he was the most courteous when I came to pick the walker up.”


P r i n t : Arts & Culture

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Wholesome and heart warming Eat, Print, Love Christopher Taylor

A&C Editor

Mama's Home-style Biscuits & Gravy

2 canisters of ready-to-bake biscuits 1 package of bacon 1 lb. chub of ground sausage 1 package of sausage links 1 cup of flour 3/4 gallon milk

Eleven years ago, the now long standing franchise of “Halo” was released and it changed the entire landscape of the gaming industry. It proved that first-person shooters (FPS) could actually be on consoles and weren’t just restricted to the PC. Since then, it has released four major blockbuster games, two spinoffs and yet another blockbuster “Halo 4” that hit store shelves midnight of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Besides the games, it also has a slew of books, graphic novels, a series of short animations made by several famous animators and a live action miniseries released for “Halo 4.” Not only has “Halo” been successful by itself, but it made games like “Call of Duty” possible on consoles. It brought an entirely new audience to a movie making style called “Machinima” and its main character, John-117, more popularly known as Master Chief, is on his way to being as iconic as Nintendo’s Mario. In 1999 at MacWorld, Steve Jobs announced a new real-time strategy game simply known as “Halo.” Little did they know at the time that the “Halo” franchise would move on to being one of the most influential FPS for Microsoft’s newest console at the time, Xbox. On Nov. 15, 2001, “Halo: Combat Evolved” was simultaneously released with the Xbox after Bungie, the creator of “Halo,” was acquired by Microsoft in 2000. “Halo” instantly became the talk of the town with its innovative control scheme, first vehicles in an FPS on a console, the first instance of rechargeable shields which lead to the popularity rechargeable health and highly addictive game play. “Halo: Combat Evolved” became insanely popular and made the Xbox successful on its merits alone; this warranted a sequel.

“Halo 2” was released three years later in 2003, bringing online capability to the Xbox and changing the landscape once again. By this time the main protagonist of the game, Master Chief, was becoming legend and was well on his way to becoming a household name. The campaign of “Halo 2” was long and it embodied all the traits of the first game, still featuring large fields of battles, but that’s not what made this game special; “Halo 2” was the first game for Microsoft’s newest initiative called Xbox Live. The first game had a cult like online community who had used tunneling software by hooking up there Xbox to their computer to play online. This time though, it had the first matchmaking system, it had a

friends list, stat tracking and it was defiantly before its time. “Halo 2” multiplayer mode was well loved; it even had a secondary retail disk released just for multiplayer maps. When the servers for “Halo 2” finally shut down on Feb. 5, 2010, there were a few thousand players who had been still playing the game for six years. The community came together one last time the final week to send its old friend off. When the servers did shut down a group of people refused to turn off their Xbox’s so they could remain playing. Seven players lasted for three months until they were forcibly removed from their beloved game. With the gaming industry a different beast because of its predecessors, “Halo 3” was released

in 2007 so Master Chief could “finish the fight” it had started six years ago. The series had made the internet an inseparable part of consoles, and while “Halo 3” did not have the same level of innovation as its previous two incarnations, it’s still just as memorable. What it did innovate on was gave the power to the players to create edit existing maps and create new insane game types. “Halo 3” was seen as a masterpiece and lived up to the hype they had created with an absurdly large marketing campaign which included a live action short film in a documentary style. It really closed off that decade of “Halo,” and even though two spinoff games were released in the following years before 2010, they never attained the same heights. When they announced “Halo Reach” a prequel to “Halo: Combat Evolved” in 2009, no one knew that this would be the last time Bungie would touch “Halo” for at least the next 10 years. When it was released in 2010, it followed a new protagonist, Noble Six, and only briefly featured Master Chief. The game play, level design and combat felt like a love letter to the old fans who had supported them for the past 10 years. While “Halo: Reach” re-contextualized “Halo” and it was a nice send off for Bungie, a new company has taken the reins. 343 Industries has shouldered the responsibility and are breaking through the starting gates with “Halo 4,” the first game of “The Reclaimer Trilogy,” which still has an uncertain future with this being 343’s first real game from scratch. Although a lot of the Bungie creators went off to new and exciting things, though a few stayed behind at 343 Industries to make sure it’s done right. We don’t know yet if “Halo 4” will live up to its successful history, though what we do know is it will live on in the hearts of many gamers and will not be easily forgotten.

“Barefoot in the Park” opens Thursday

Brad Heineke The Clackamas Print

Start off by preheating your oven to the described temperature according to the biscuit package. Next, cook your bacon, sausage links, and ground sausage in separate pans, or one after the other if you’re low on cookware. Then crumble bacon, slice links into small rounds, and put together in a large pot (grease and all). Add flour, stir in with a fork, then cook on medium temperature until the mixture is lightly browned. While that’s cooking, open one package of biscuits and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cook until biscuits are golden brown on top. Repeat with second package of biscuits. Once the flour mixture is lightly browned, add milk and stir in, keep cooking on medium to medium low heat until gravy thickens to desired consistency. Remove from stove. Split biscuits in half, putting 1-2 whole biscuits on your plate, ladle a decent amount of gravy on and voila, breakfast/lunch/ dinner is served. If desired, cut recipe in half for a smaller sized meal, depending on how many hungry mouths you are serving. If you so desire, you can cut any one of the meats from this recipe, add your own, or even substitute the premade biscuits for your own. You can also add scrambled eggs on top of the biscuits and under the gravy for a more substantial meal. You could even add some fried tofu to the gravy rather than meat, for those of you who are vegetarian. Vegans can use soy milk instead of regular milk. Eat, Print, Love would like to help make it a better experience for our fellow students. Check back next week for more friendly food and more recipes! Suggestions or comments can be sent to us via Facebook (theclackamasprint) or Twitter (@clackamasprint) using the hashtag #eatprintlove.

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With winter coming up and cold weather settling in, hot home cooked meals are in season. What better way to kick off your cooking than with a classic, home cooked meal: biscuits and gravy, just like your momma used to make (or more like MY momma makes). Biscuits and gravy is an old dish that’s been around since the early 1800s, after the American Revolution came to an end. What started off as a dish made from leftover food stocks became a breakfast staple as years passed. Great biscuits and gravy are a heartwarming dish, and certainly a dish that can be good for the soul. This much loved dish is relatively easy and cheap to make, which is nice for college students who are a little strapped for cash. It’s also hearty, filling and can be easily reheated for the next day (provided there are any leftovers). Intrigued yet? Are you ready to embark on a journey of fantastic new tastes and smells? Then follow me down the rabbit hole, and we’ll explore the realm of fulfilling, home cooked meals straight from the heart of family recipes. This week’s version of EPL brings you home cooked love with this favorite mama-inspired meal.

Halo Retrospective: A look back while looking forward

Sam Levi (left), Kiah Hart (center left), Reed Morris (center right) and Jennifer Whitten (right), act out a scene inClackamas’ first play of the year, Barefoot in the Park. The play opens Thursday and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. This is also the first play to be directed by CCC’s new theater instructor James Eikrem.

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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Local director thrills with ‘A Lonely Place for Dying’

Christopher Taylor Arts & Culture Editor Fast paced, high-octane action and gripping suspense is what awaits those who watch “A Lonely Place for Dying,” a movie made by local Oregon director Justin Eugene Evans. The movie was shown at local theaters throughout the Portland area and is slated to be released on iTunes late in the upcoming winter. “A Lonely Place for Dying” is about Nikolai Dzerzhinsky (played by Ross Marquand), a Russian KGB mole working for the CIA, who uncovers a secret about the CIA and tries to use it to get out of his station in Laos. What follows is a story of secrets, hardship, betrayal and an unlikely partnership with Agent Robert Harper (Michael Scovotti), a CIA agent sent to kill him. The movie is full of

action, raw emotion and a power-packed plot backed by steady character development/understanding. The movie gets your heart racing with action, tugs on your heartstrings with emotions ranging from fear to sadness, all of which are aptly displayed in the characters of Nikolai and Robert. Marquand and Scovotti both delivered strong, believable performances, bringing Evans’ characters to life and creating a world for moviegoers to immerse themselves in without fear of being disappointed. The movie’s sets and effects were also strong and helped to create Evans’ world, setting the tone for the movie, even using a real prison to film in and adding to the willful suspension of disbelief that allows you to really get into the movie. You feel as if this really happened, and whether you attach yourself to the spitfire, fearless character of Nikolai, or the

apprehensive, logical character of Robert, you can find a strong sense of connection that leaves you without any wanting or doubts about the movie. And it’s all thanks to Evans’ dedication to his craft. Evans graduated from Clackamas High School in 1991 and started making movies when he was just 14 years old. He first decided to work with movies at age 4, when he saw Star Wars for the first time. The rest, as they say, is history. He went on to win a scholarship to NYU for his film “Wild Boys.” From there, he just kept moving forward. “A Lonely Place for Dying” has earned 29 awards from different festivals, 18 of them being for Best Picture. It also features a 50 minute music score. Talk about your major works. My only criticisms for this movie would be that some of the characters development is either lacking or it moves too quickly. Also, some of the fight scenes

and visual effects were just shy of cheesy. The climax right before the “final confrontation” was anticlimactic, with two “major villains” being killed off without much of a fight from them. These were the only setbacks in my opinion, and didn’t destroy the overall quality of the work. I still think of it as a solid, good quality movie that I’d recommend to others. Evans’ work is a shining example of what’s possible for people to achieve. He created a Hollywood quality movie, with a hundredth of the budget, and distributed it on his own. Evans had a hand in writing, directing and producing the movie as well, wearing several “hats,” if you will, to accomplish his task. I give him kudos. He’s accomplished a daunting task all while creating a good, quality product that I thoroughly enjoyed watching.

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● Rag& Ribbons: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland. 9 p.m. $5


● Alan Jones Jazz Jam: Brassirie Montmartre Portland, 8 p.m.

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● Miss May I, The Ghost Inside: Hawthorne Theater, Portland, 6:30 p.m. $17-$20

● I Wrestled A Bear Once, The Plot In You: Branx, Portland, 6:15 p.m. $14-$16

● The Slants: The Someday Lounge, Portland, 9 p.m. $7

● PYP Fall Concert: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, 7:30 p.m. $11-$40

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● Veteran’s day: No school at CCC!

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● Street Light M a n i fe s t o : Hawthorne Theater, Portland, 7 p.m. $17.50-$20



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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Cougars suffer loss, remain positive Andrew Millbrooke Sports Editor

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Mt. Hood showed why they are the class of the NWAACC Southern Region in easily dispatching Clackamas in three games (25-23, 25-18, and 25-11) on Friday night to win its 11th straight match. The Saints are now 10-0 in region play and have already secured the top seed in the NWAACC tournament. The loss came on “Sophomore Night,” as the Cougars honored their two-year players with roses in a pre-game ceremony. “The last game, against a big opponent, and the game means a lot to us,” said head coach Kathie Woods of the final home game for many of her players. “It is emotional. These girls have worked hard for two years. It is tough to focus with all of that emotion.” Clackamas came out fired up and almost stole game one, gaining a 23-20 lead, before Mt. Hood rallied to score the last five points to take the game, 25 to 23. “We played really hard and intense and did all the right things that first game,” said Woods. “But when it got really tight at the end we kind of buckled.” Mt. Hood had a formidable front line that punished the Cougar defense with hard spikes and created havoc on defense with lots of blocks on Cougar scoring opportunities. Some of the players agreed that they lost focus towards the end of the game, but they gave a lot of credit to the Saints. “They are a very smart team,” said sophomore Brittany Bevens. “They went from swinging away to

Kiki Stonebraker (center) returns one of many digs put forth from the dominating Mt. Hood Saints. Although the Cougars lost the match Friday, they demonstrated many moments of strong defense against the top seeded team in the southern division.

chipping and they found the holes.” Mt. Hood consistently found the weak spots in the Cougar defense and exploited it with a variety of shots from all angles. “There is a reason they are undefeated in league,” said Woods. “They have momentum going for them and they don’t make the same errors we do.”

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Maeghan Angel goes for one of her team-leading 19 digs in Friday’s loss against Mt. Hood.

Sophomore libero Maeghan Angel also gave praise to the Saints. “Mt. Hood showed up,” said Angel. “They progressively warmed up and came at us. They are a good team.” Freshman Kiki Stonebraker led the Cougars with seven kills and sophomore Julia Toscano added six. Sophomores Taylor Copeland and Kaitlyn Douglass both had 11 assists to pace the squad, while Angel led them with 19 digs. Many of the sophomores were

embracing family and friends after the game, as it was the last time they will wear the Cougar uniform in a home match. “It is surreal,” said Bevens. “I can’t believe that was our last game. It went by so fast. I’m so sad it’s over.” Angel got visibly choked up when thinking about the last two years and the team bond that coach Woods has created. “Kathie is a huge impact in my life,” said Angel. “She molds us into grown women.”

The Cougars (21-24, 3-6) have not qualified for the NWAACC tournament right now. It depends on how the Cougars fare in the final game of the season on Wednesday at Linn-Benton in Albany. The Cougars need a win and a Chemeketa loss to Mt. Hood, to force a tie and a one game playoff. “What would help us is beating Linn-Benton on Wednesday,” said Woods. “That is what we’re shooting for.”

Cougar fundraiser helps ‘dig’ away at animal suffering Andrew Millbrooke Sports Editor

NWAACC offensive player of the week this last week for our offense,” said Woods. “She has really been working hard on her swing and timing and it has really paid off.” Sophomore libero Maeghan Angel won the NWAACC defensive player of the week award during week six and setters Taylor Copeland and Kaitlyn Douglass have both won Southern Region setter of the week this season. Copeland has taken home Southern Region setter of the week honors twice this season, in weeks four and eight.

Contributed by Kathie Woods

Diggin Pink a major success for CCC Volleyball The Cougar volleyball team announced that they raised more than $2,300 during the “Diggin Pink” promotion last month. The funds raised go to Southgate Animal Clinic to pay for animals suffering from disease or abuse issues. Clackamas head coach Kathie Woods recently lost her canine companion of 11 years, Lucie “Cougie” Woods, to cancer. “I’m very thrilled what Clackamas volleyball was able to donate to Southgate Animal Clinic in helping animals live full, healthy lives,” said Woods. Freshman outside hitter Annie Cook was named Cougar player of the week by the coaching staff and had a big role in helping raise money for Diggin Pink. “Off the court Annie took on the role of selfnominated project manager in helping me run the ‘I’m Diggin Pink’ fundraiser,” said Woods. “Annie was a great contribution in us exceeding our goal.” Woods has been impressed with Cook’s leadership role on the team. “She is a great team player and helps every Cougar be better,” said Woods. “Annie is mature and communicates to her teammates what is needed,

where and when.” Sophomore setter Samantha Owirka was named Cougar player of the week for the most recent week of the season. “Sam has been working hard all season and her confidence is finally starting to show,” said Woods. “She responded well in the Mt. Hood match and I am excited to see her continue to improve.” Julia Toscano named NWAACC offensive player of the week Toscano became the first Cougar to win an offensive NWAACC award this season. “I’m so proud that Julia got

Kathie Woods (right center with envelope) and the Cougar volleyball team present the check to Southgate Animal Clinic.

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Heather Mills The Clackamas Print Clackamas Community College’s wrestling team hosted the 29th annual Takedown Tournament on Oct. 27 in Randall Hall. The event generated funds for the Cougar wrestling team, while also helping with awareness and connectivity within the community. The tournament had a decent turnout this year, with competitors ranging from 4 years old to over 50. Open to anyone who wanted to wrestle, entry fee was $20. The tournament is a great opportunity for people interested to get involved with college wrestling, and for many wrestlers to practice their skills by teaching others for the first time. Shane Yacuta, a redshirt freshman from Porterville, Calif., was one of the volunteers for the clinic that is held before the competition.

Sage Ornelas (bottom, navy) controls Gabe Goodrich (top,scarlet) to win a decision in the 125 pound weight class at the Navy and Scarlet match.

“It was nice,” said Yacuta. “It was fun to show the youth wrestlers what it’s like in college wrestling.” For many of the wrestlers, one of the main joys of the clinic was working with the elementary-age kids. “It’s nice showing little kids how to wrestle,” said Yacuta. Those who were not able to participate in coaching at the clinic got the chance to help out at a fall carnival for children, hosted by Redland Elementary School. CCC wrestlers helped run game booths, judge costume contests, distribute prizes (mostly in candy form), and generally help entertain the kids. A sort of pre-kick off to the season, the Navy and Scarlet intra-squad wrestling tournament matches were held on Oct. 25 at Randall Hall. The wrestlers

are divided into two teams, with the assistant coaches Bret Born and Rich Vigorito, each taking charge of one side. The competition was very intense this year and the turnout very good. Navy and Scarlet were back and forth for most of the match, with Navy taking a tight win, 28-27. It was Vigorito’s first coaching victory against Born in the Navy and Scarlet match. Some stand-outs from the night included: CJ Palmer, Cody Allala, Richard Black, Steve Conn, and Trent Noon. Noon solidified Navy’s victory with his technical fall in the 174 pound weight class. The tournament was very tight this year, with the results helping to determine who was going to be starting for each weight class. Also, it is important to see how each wrestler

handled performing in an official tournament-like environment. Palmer, a freshman from Milford, Penn., performed well at the event. Palmer said that he feels the tournament was good practice for real competitions later on. “It was like getting the feeling of the match, mentally preparing for all that,” said Palmer. More than 200 people were able to view the event live through an online streaming. The link to the video is available on the CCC wrestling’s Facebook page. “We’re really happy with the way the guys competed,” says Josh Rhoden, who is in his seventh year as head coach. “Obviously, as a coach, you’re nit-picky so it’s to try and find the things that we need to take

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Wrestlers grapple for community support


care of in practice this week to get ready for next weekend.” Clackamas has its first official match of the wrestling season against Highline on Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. in Randall Hall. The following day CCC wrestlers have their first away match, the Mike Clock Open in Forest Grove. Rhoden is determined and confident in their chances for the rest of the season as the Cougars are ranked third nationally in pre-season rankings.

CCC Wrestling Saturday Come support CCC wrestlers as they take on Highline CC in Randall Gym at 6 p.m.

Beavers and Ducks set for epic showdown Andrew Millbrooke Sports Editor

November 7-13

Sports Calendar

Courtesy of University of Oregon


● CCC Volleyball: at Linn Benton CC, Albany, Ore. 6 p.m. ● Horse Racing: Portland Meadows, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday


● NBA: L.A.Clippers at Portland 7:30 p.m. on TNT

Barner scorched the Trojans for 321 yards on the ground, another all-time record for a USC foe. Freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota had his best game of the season, throwing for four touchdown passes with no interceptions against a USC defense that had more interceptions (15) than touchdowns allowed (12) coming into the game. Mariota added 95 yards rushing on 15 carries in the most complete game of his career. Senior wide receiver Josh Huff had his most impressive game of the season with six catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Huff’s emergence gives the Ducks another big-time playmaker in its devastatingly effective offense. The Ducks have now won 14 straight road games, the longest current streak in the nation. Oregon also holds the longest streak in the nation with 30 or more points in 22 straight games. The Ducks 12 straight wins in FBS is second nationally to No. 1 ranked Alabama’s 13 in a row. An Oregon and Alabama matchup is what most fans want to see, but first Oregon must take care of business in a tough three-game stretch to end the season. Oregon travels to Berkeley this weekend to take on California, before coming home to face No.14 Stanford on Nov. 17. If the Ducks can win those two games, it will set up an epic Civil War game against Oregon State that will have national champion-

FRIDAY - 11/9

● CCC Men’s Basketball: Scrimmage vs. Alumni, 7 p.m. in Randall Gym


● CCC Women’s Soccer: Quarterfinal game at OCHS Pioneer Stadium, 7 p.m.

● CCC Cross

Country: NWAACC Championships at Plantes Ferry Park, Spokane Wash. 11 a.m.

Courtesy of Oregon State University

College football fans in Oregon have been treated to an amazing season this year as the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers are both highly ranked in the current BCS standings. Undefeated Oregon (9-0) currently sits at No. 3 after jumping past Notre Dame this weekend, while the one-loss Beavers (7-1) are ranked No.11. The Ducks and Beavers are set to meet in the 116th Civil War in

Corvallis on Nov. 24, with a possible north division title and berth in the Pac-12 championship game on the line. Oregon continues to put up video game numbers on a weekly basis, while the Beavers shook off some injuries to rebound with a close win against Arizona State after the first loss of the season last week against Washington. Oregon is coming off a recordsetting performance in its 62-51 win over USC on Saturday. The Ducks gained more yards (730) and scored more points (62) than any opponent in USC football history, a history that dates back to 1888. Running back Kenjon

ship implications. Oregon State must travel to face Stanford this weekend, before returning home to host California and then the Ducks. The Beavers won 36-26 at home over Arizona State this weekend despite missing defensive star Jordan Poyer, who was out with a knee injury. The Beavers got a career night out of third-string sophomore tailback Terron Ward, as he rushed for a career high 146 yards when starter Storm Woods was deemed unable to go. Despite some early mishaps that had the Beavers down 19-10, new starting quarterback Cody Vaz played solid for the final three quarters, throwing three touchdowns against one interception. With a solid defense,

SUNDAY - 11/11

● CCC Wrestling: Saturday at 6 p.m. vs. Highline CC at Randall Gym. Sunday at Mike Clock Open in Forest Grove, at 9 a.m.

running game and explosive wideouts Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton, if the Beavers get solid play out of the quarterback position they can beat any team in the country. If the Beavers win out, they will win the Pac-12 north division title and shut the rival Ducks out of a possible national championship appearance. The Beavers will have home field advantage in the Civil War, but it may not matter. Nobody has stopped Oregon’s offense yet and it looks like the only ones that can even slow them down are themselves. Let’s hope both teams can win out, so that the eyes of the college football world will be squarely focused on Corvallis’ Reser Stadium on Nov. 24.

MONDAY - 11/12

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

TUESDAY - 11/13

● Randall Fitness Center: TU/TH 12 - 8 p.m.


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Above: Freshman defender, No. 12 Jordan Hollamon, from Salmon Creek, Wash., flies high for a ball in the Cougars 3-1 victory over Chemeketa on Friday at OCHS. Sophomore midfielder Kelsie Knight lit up the back of the net with all three goals for Clackamas in the win. Clackamas controlled the ball throughout the game and after Knight’s first goal 11 minutes into the game, the Cougars focused on defense. Cougar leading scorer, Tayler Ficek, was forced to the bench at the 41-minute mark after getting hacked hard by the Storm. With the victory, the Cougars clinched the Southern Region top seed and a bye in the first round of the NWAACC tournament. Left top and bottom: Freshman midfielder, No. 10 Niki Dillon from Canby, showed great hustle and ball handling in the win against Chemeketa. The Cougars lead the southern region in goals scored (42) and goals against (7) this season. Clackamas leads the NWAACC with 11 shutouts this season. The Cougars (12-2, 13-3) have now won the Southern region championship in five of the last six seasons (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). Clackamas is shooting for its fourth NWAACC title in team history after previously winning it all in 2004, 2005, and 2007. Clackamas hosts a home quarterfinal game on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at OCHS Pioneer Stadium. The opponent is yet to be determined. It will be the last home contest of the season, so get out and support your Cougars.

All photos by Andrew Millbrooke The Clackamas Print

Cougars claim Southern Region Championship


The Clackamas Print: Volume 46, Issue 5; Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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