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Oregon Zoo celebrates holiday season Mandie Gavitt The Clackamas Print

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Top: The Oregon Zoo just celebrated its 124th birthday and is making new changes with the holiday season, including updating the annual Zoo Lights and creating larger habitats for the animals. Bottom: Freshman Cody Allala from Hopewell, Va. pins Kario Wallin from Highline Community College in 4:23 of the first round in the 165 pound weight class.

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“I would say I really enjoy teaching,” said seventh-year Clackamas Community College wrestling head coach Josh Rhoden. “Whether it’s the sport of wrestling, life skills, decision making, or whatever the topic, I like to help these guys to be better.” Rhoden is an intense coach who holds his wrestlers to a high standard. Cougar wrestling is one of the programs at CCC that is credited with national acclaim. Athletes from all over the nation come to Oregon in order to attend Clackamas and be part of the

wrestling program. “In practice, I feel like I am very demanding,” said Rhoden. “We expect these guys to practice as close to perfect as possible, and I look in the corner and see myself and Bret Born fire up for them, coaching them through situations on the mat.” The team is ranked No. 3 nationally in the National Junior College Athletic Association preseason rankings. Rhoden and both assistant coaches, coach Born and Rich Vigorito, have been at Clackamas for seven years. Every season in their tenure the Cougars have gone to nationals, never placing below 8th.

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Fall is known as the season of change but in no place is that any more apparent this year than at the Oregon Zoo. The Oregon Zoo, which celebrated its 124th birthday on Nov. 7, has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. In 2008, voters approved the zoo for a $125 million bond to protect animal health and safety, increase access to conservation education and upgrade zoo facilities. Today, much of this is coming into fruition with larger habitats opening for the animals. On Nov. 13, the penguins were moved into their newly renovated home. Previously, they had been sharing a divided part of the polar bear exhibit while waiting for the updates to the Penguinarium to be finished. One update, a new water filter, will save 7 million gallons of water a year. Joe Redding, who has worked as a design tech at the zoo for six years, continues the effort to make positive enhancements to the zoo. “They are always improving something. Always making something better,” said Reddin. This year the annual Zoo Lights celebration will begin using LED lights which are more energy efficient. The annual festivity involves decorating the entire zoo with Christmas lights to enjoy after hours. According to Redding, the LED lights are the only upgrade for Zoo Lights this year, but next year there will be big changes as much of the ongoing construction will be finished by this time.


P r i n t : News

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Disasters put survival into perspective Emily Rask Associate News Editor

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Some of the rubble that has been left behind with the American flag still rippling in the wind in Queens, NewYork. The damage of Hurricane Sandy has caused approximately $60 billion in damges.

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast of America while earthquakes across the globe and locally continue to shake the Earth on a daily basis. How prepared is the population and infrastructure for an earthquake, or other natural disasters? Amit Krumer, Senior Structural Engineer with the City of Portland, is in charge of monitoring Portland’s buildings. He said that due to their ages, approximately 20,000 nonresidential buildings in the city were made in such a way that they would not fair very well during a violent and sustained earthquake. “The brick would probably just crumble, and the building would collapse,” said Krumer, “and the walls are not tied back to the roofs or the floors and so they will separate, causing the floors to fall.” Oregon has recently experienced a 4.2 magnitude earthquake. It was centered approximately 140 miles west of Gold Beach. A 6.5 earthquake also hit the Pacific Coast of Guatemala this weekend, after the initial 7.4 earthquake the country suffered from last Wednesday. The quake left at least 52 people dead and thousands without homes. Aftershocks shook the county at magnitudes around 5. Four small earthquakes have shaken up the Portland area since 8:49 p.m. Nov. 8. The first magnitude was listed at 2.1 and was about one mile away from the Portland City center. The second quake was recorded at 1.7 magnitudes at 9:26

p.m. and 30 minutes later another earthquake hit at a 1.2 magnitude. After that at 4:07 a.m. on Friday, the fourth earthquake had magnitude of 2.2. Although there was no damage from these earthquakes to Oregon or California, there is always the potential for a dangerous quake to occur that could devastate populated areas in the region. The number of Sandy-related deaths has risen to more than 121 since the hurricane began punishing the East Coast. The super storm was not common according to experts who have studied the unusual behaviors of this weather event. “Sandy’s course, from southeast to northwest, is not typical,” said Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami in a press release. At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is currently leading the government’s efforts to provide assistance and support to the states affected by the disaster. FEMA’s website, is designed to help civilians prepare, and stay informed of disasters. It provides information that help to prepare citizens for disaster situations. The site recommends having an emergency kit prepared. The kit should have all the basic survival equipment a person may need in case of an emergency, such as a flashlight, three day supply of food, extra money, first aid kit, and anything else a person may need in a disaster. Civilians should always be aware of the possible hazards they may face and which kind of disaster may strike your area, whether it is a

hurricane, a blizzard, an earthquake, a tsunami, or a tornado. Being prepared year round for all of these can never be a bad thing. Tyler Judson, an employee of Portland’s military surplus store, Andy and Bax sells the items people are buying to potentially survive a disaster. “We sell a lot of the freeze-dried military food packs and we carry anything from water proof matches, weather proof blankets,” said Judson. “Anything you can think of for a survival kit, we sell here.” Whatever the disaster, citizens and infrastructure will have a hard time ahead when facing the destruction that can accompany it. Sandy and the Guatemalan temblor are proof that our planet is capable of life altering events. Those prepared for the worst may have an advantage when it comes to surviving such a situation.


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24 hours. Fournier had a mild pre-existing heart condition that she was aware of called heart arrhythmia, but her doctor did not advise her to restrict her caffeine intake. A heart arrhythmia is a problem with the rate of a person’s heartbeat, such as it beating too fast or too slow. The girl’s parents, Wendy Crossland and Richard Fournier, are now suing Monster Corporation for not warning consumers about the risks of their products. They want to recover all damages for the injuries that their daughter suffered before death. Crossland has been stated as being an “energy drink activist,” and is now trying to send word out to parents about the dangers of their kids drinking heavily caffeinated beverages. She also wants energy drink companies to do a better job of warning consumers about the risks of their products. “The warning label is in bold letters,” said Adam Wehage, a 24-year old student here at CCC. “They have a warning label on there, they should not be held responsible for any physical reactions.” Monster is fighting this lawsuit by letting the facts of their products speak for them. They have released a press statement stating that they will stand by the safety of their products. They believe that all their ingredients and labeling comply with all the rules and regulations of the different countries that they market to. They do not believe that any science or facts support the allegations that their products are anything but safe.

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over 70 countries. Unfortunately, this million-dollar company has suffered a huge hit in the last few weeks due to their products possibly being connected to 5 deaths and 1 non-fatal heart attack. They have successfully sold literally billions of energy drinks, with over 8 billion of those sold in the US. The company has been in operation for 25 years, and an ever-increasing popularity in energy drinks has raised the Monster Beverage Corporation millions of dollars. Monster’s stock started suffering about a year ago. According to “The New York Times,” the mother of a 14-year old girl in Maryland pulled their records under the Freedom of Information Act and used that information to sue the company on a wrongful death charge. Her daughter, Anais Fournier, died of a heart attack after drinking two 24-oz. cans of Monster in

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Energy drinks have become an increasingly large part of daily life. High school and college students across America rely on these highly caffeinated beverages to keep them up on late study nights and to wake them up for work.

Aaron Calhoun, an 18-year old student here at CCC uses these beverages on a regular basis. “I drink them because—well first off—I’m addicted to caffeine, so I get killer headaches when I don’t drink them,” said Calhoun, “and I guess I like the high for a little bit and then the crash. I’ll take the high over the crash.” Monster Beverage Corporation’s products are among the most popular, being sold in


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P r i n t : Opinion

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

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n Nation moves forward with Obama

Felicia Skriver News Editor

“This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties,” the Democratic platform said, “but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families.” Measures such as the legalization of marijuana for those who are over 21 were passed in Washington and Colorado. Initiatives legalizing it for medical purposes in Massachusetts and Arkansas also passed. In Oregon, the measure to legalize private casinos failed, ensuring the continuation of cash flow in the community. Same-sex marriage is now legal in Washington, Maine and Maryland. Obama will also see that subsidies to farming will continue to pour in, helping communities such as Clackamas ensure economic stability. Organizations such as the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Education will continue to stand in for the aid of the American people; whereas Romney said he would have cut them if elected.

In Obama’s first hundred days speech Obama stated that in the next couple months to follow the American people can expect more medical research into the H1N1 virus. The Congress and the Senate have passed a budget solution and now we can move this economy from recession to recovery and then ultimately to prosperity. Investments will be made in education, and making sure that credit card companies

don’t hike up their rates and have harsh penalties. “So I think we’re off to a good start, but it’s just a start,” said Obama in his first hundred days speech. “I’m proud of what we’ve achieved, but I’m not content. I’m pleased with our progress, but I’m not satisfied.” Moving forward was Obama’s slogan this time around; the next four years will tell if he stays true.

President Obama was elected for his second term in office after a very competitive campaign against Gov. Mitt Romney.

The 57th quadrennial presidential election is finally over, and to most of Americans it comes as a relief. It was a close call, but in the end President Barack Obama won with the popular vote of 50.5 percent, Mitt Romney on the other hand only had 48 percent. The president now faces a partisan divide in houses. Congress has a house majority of Republicans while the Democrats keep control of the Senate. Obama thanked the American people at his victory party in Chicago for ensuring that this nation will continue to move forward even if it proves to be a hard struggle. “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people reminded us that, while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back,” Obama said in his victory speech. “We know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.” The demographics of the

election were very apparent; while older generations such as the baby-boomer generation born from the forties to the sixties were very pro-Romney but it was Obama who gained the trust of the younger generation and the minorities of the states. Romney was the richest man in history to run for president; however that didn’t help in the end. His ideals of bringing religion into schools, opposing same-sex marriage and his belief to add 100,000 troops didn’t win over majority of the American people. “Mitt Romney quite simply doesn’t get it,” said Julian Castro, the Mayor of San Antonio, in his keynote address. “We know that in our free-market economy, some will prosper more than others. What we don’t accept is the idea that some folks won’t even get a chance.” Obama has promised the people to keep looking forward; he wants to invest in renewable energy to reduce greenhouse emissions, bring equality to same-sex couples, is pro-choice and wants to reduce the spending in defense so that it might help the country climb out of a recession.

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Marriage debate heats up after election Chris Morrow The Clackamas Print

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Maine, Maryland and our neighbor to the north, Washington, have legalized same-sex marriages and Oregon may be next. President Obama, who spoke candidly of his support of marriage equality in an interview with ABC News, has just won his second term in office. I am not so naive as to think that any victories pertaining to this matter will go unchallenged, as American abolitionist and former slave, Frederick Douglass once said, “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” The opponents of marriage equality say that gays want “special” rights, treatment, and protection. Is it a ‘special’ protection for a non-Caucasian to be able to file hate crime charges after walking down a street in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood and getting assaulted by the resident skinheads? Is it a “special” protection for any follower of a religion or non-believer to be able to file the same charges should they be the victim of violence motivated by their assailant’s issue with their particular brand of faith or lack thereof? As for the right of marriage, I find it ironic, not to mention hypocritical that, so long as they’re heterosexual, atheists and

the procreation impaired are spared from the right wing’s rod, despite repeated insistence that marriage is a purely religious function meant only for producing offspring. I see no efforts being made to deny their claims to the benefits and rights afforded to them by marriage. Based on a misbelief that Civil Union is just “marriage under another name” the right accuses gays of being greedy and “demanding something they already have” without even putting forth the modicum of effort it takes to research the disparities between the two arrangements. Civil unions and even samesex marriages face disadvantages that their opposite-sex counterparts do not, not the least of which is that “marriage” provides 1,049 federal and state level benefits, whereas civil union only provides 300 state level benefits. If a married heterosexual couple travels or moves to another state, all their rights and benefits go with them. Civil unions and same-sex marriages are usually only acknowledged in the state in which they were recorded, so partners traveling or moving from a state that legally allows such partnerships to a state that doesn’t are likely to find themselves in a bind.

Members of the right also make the claim that legalizing gay marriage is going to open a proverbial “Pandora’s Box.” Alright then, let’s take this back to 1967. Mildred Delores Jeter and Richard Perry Loving, an interracial couple who married in Washington, D.C. were arrested upon moving back to their home state of Virginia, for violating the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, a statute on the state’s law books that criminalized marriages between whites and non-whites. Suppose that, instead of declaring the statute unconstitutional, the Supreme Court decided that it was best not to allow interracial marriages because later on down the road, the gays might try to follow in their footsteps. Or, suppose that instead of legalizing interracial marriages, it was decided that it’d be a matter best left up to the states. Some states decided to legally recognize interracial marriages, some states decided that since popular opinion was against them, it’d be best not to. Some states offered interracial couples an option similar to marriage, but called it something else and only gave those unions a third of the same rights and benefits that were given to marriages in which both partners were of the same ethnicity. History didn’t play out like that: the Lovings’ case resulted in the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 being ruled unconstitutional, but for the sake of argument, imagine that it hadn’t. Would it be wrong for two people in committed interracial relationships to feel like they were being treated unfairly? Would it be wrong for them to want the same rights they saw being given freely to same-race couples? Members of the right scoff at any comparison

between the two struggles, but the parallels are there for any to see if they choose to look. Thankfully, popular opinion isn’t static, it evolves. Minds and hearts change and young takes the place of old. Those who refuse to examine and adapt their attitudes might find themselves juxtaposed with the bigotries of the past, their likenesses displayed on History Channel documentaries as their children and grandchildren ask “Did people really used to think and act that way?” To those of you reading, I ask

that you reflect upon this; if we treat basic human rights as winnings in a race in which the victor is determined by who endured more injustice historically, there are always going to be losers. “I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people’s civil rights...”- Mildred Loving.


P r i n t : Sports

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Cougars emerge from mist to win

Andrew Millbrooke The Clackamas Print

Freshman forward No. 23 Tayler Ficek was in the middle of the action all night in the game against Shoreline on Saturday. Ficek scored the winning goal in sudden death overtime leading the Cougars to a 1-0 victory. The win puts the Cougars in the NWAACC semifinals against Spokane on Saturday at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash.

A quiet haze fell over Oregon City Saturday evening as the chill of fall enveloped OCHS Pioneer Stadium. Thrust in to an alternate dimension, the playing field morphed in to a Brigadoon time warp. A giant dolphin emerged out of the mist chanting and yelling, along with him were a pod of underlings entranced by his presence. The NWAACC women’s soccer quarterfinal game against Shoreline was a surreal event for the Cougars, ending with a spectacular 1-0 finish in the 5th minute of sudden death overtime. “Oh my gosh, it’s such a relief,” said sophomore forward Courtney Johnson on winning in dramatic fashion. “We’ve been

with an aggressive start to the second half creating good shots at the goal early. However, the rigid cold reflected the stalemate of the battle. The end of regulation time showed no score from either team resulting in a ten minute overtime of sudden death. “That was one of the most hard fought good efforts I’ve seen,” added head coach Janine Szpara. Suddenly the perfect opportunity to score opened up, as Kelsie Knight passed a laser assist to Tayler Ficek, who scored! Goal! “I was in the right place at the right time,” said Ficek of the game winner. The home crowd erupted with cheers for the Cougars’ victory. “They played hard all year,” said fan Dan Scharbach. “Tonight they played aggressive and when they play aggressive they win.” The Cougars talked a lot about how much work they have put in

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working hard all season and it means the hard work pays off.” The cold weather was an added inclement. “We knew we needed to stay warm, so constantly during warm-ups we tried to stay warm and stretch,” said Johnson. “It’s definitely a change, but I think we adjusted well.” The Cougars began with excellent short passes and teamwork to control the ball. Then, the Dolphins picked up momentum towards the end of first half. Clackamas showed a lot of fancy footwork despite the debilitating cold. Often times the Cougars flicked the ball effortlessly, passing it behind or to their side with surprising whip kicks. Clackamas fired off some nice attempts at the goal during the last few minutes of first half and no score had been made by either team at half time. The Cougars were amped up

Freshman forward Tayler Ficek uses some nifty footwork to split the Shoreline defense on Saturday night.

to get to this point. Now, they are only two wins away from the ultimate goal. “We worked really hard every day,” said Ficek. “NWAACC Champions was the goal from

day one.”The Cougars advance to face Spokane in the Final Four on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash.

Alumni game reconnects new and old Andrew Millbrooke Sports Editor The Clackamas Community College men’s basketball team used a fresher set of legs and lungs to ease past a team of alumni players in both 20 minute sessions of a pre-season scrimmage on Friday night in Randall Gym. The Cougars beat the alumni 43-41 and 47-39 on the scoreboard, but the games were more a chance to meet

former players and have them re-connect with one another. “It’s a lot of fun to see all these guys that played here over the years,” said head coach Clif Wegner, who is entering his 14th season at the helm of the CCC men’s program. “They are a really good collection of guys and they can all shoot the ball.” The alumni kept it close in game one with some outside shooting and the all-around play of two-time NWAACC player of the Chehales Tapscott, who is going to play professionally overseas or in the NBDL,

the development league of the NBA. Tapscott said he will know where he is playing at the end of the week. “It’s fun to play against the new guys and evaluate the talent,” said Tapscott. “I feel they have a pretty solid team.” The current crop of Cougars were definitely lighter on the feet, getting up and down the court quicker than the veteran alumni squad. “We played sloppy,” said Tapscott. “A lot of guys are out of shape and haven’t picked up a ball in a while.” The Cougars

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No. 33 Freshman Michone Hopkinds dribbles his way to the basket in a scrimmage against CCC alumni on Friday.

held on to win 43-41 in the first game. The second game featured some thunderous breakaway dunks from both teams. For the alumni, Tapscott (2008-10) and Ervin Simms (2003-06) both brought the house down with rim rattling slams. Six foot five sophomore wing Brock Lutes got a head of steam to slam one down for the Cougars as they sped away to a 47-39 victory in game two. Besides Lutes, coach Wegner liked what he saw out of freshman guards Michone Hopkins and Drew Walters. Wegner also praised the inside play of 6-foot-9 sophomore posts Matt Bryant and Jordan Barber.

“I was pleased with our performance,” said Wegner. Tapscott thinks that the Cougars are in good hands with Wegner at the helm. “He’s a great coach and a great person,” said Tapscott. “He knows what he’s doing. He does a great job recruiting and making sure his players move on to the next level.” The men’s team begins real action with two games this week. Friday, Nov. 16 the Cougars host Northwest Indian College at 7 p.m. in Randall Gym. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 they host Bellevue in a rematch with the team that knocked the Cougars out of last season’s NWAACC tournament.

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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Wrestlers: Cougars pounce on Highline Continued from Page 1

Joshua Dillen The Clackamas Print

“I feel like they have been working pretty hard, but we haven’t pushed them too hard yet,” said Rhoden. “We have very high expectations here as a program as a result of finishing in the top eight in the nation every single season our staff has been here at Clackamas.” Rhoden believes that his coaching staff is a key part of the Cougars success over the past seven seasons. “Coach Vigorito is the balance we need, and he redirects us, keeps us on task and helps provide a calming influence to the staff,” said Rhoden. “I really believe that Clackamas wrestling has one of the best overall coaching staffs in the country, across all levels.” The starters for each weight class have been selected, but may be subject to change as the season progresses. Before the season started, there have been some problems with minor injuries amongst the group. A few wrestlers won’t be able to participate until later in the season. The lookout, however, is still hopeful. “We expect our guys to carry the banner of teams past and of this institution onto the mat every single competition,” said Rhoden. “We have a proud history of success and we expect to continue that, starting Saturday.” This year the competition schedule will allow Cougar wrestlers the opportunity to travel all over Oregon. They will also get to see parts of Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, and finally cap off with the NCWAA National Championships in Iowa. Cougar wrestling is vying

Richard Black III, a freshman from Stockton, Calif., puts the hurt on Highline’s Ben Tynan on his way to a first round pin in 4:19 at the 197 pound weight class. The Cougars won all but one match Saturday in a commanding 45-4 victory over Highline at Randall Gym.

for a third straight Region 18 Championship, which would be a first in school history. Clackamas 45, Highline 4 The Cougars dominated Highline in the first match of the season, losing only one match on the way to a convincing 45 to 4 victory. Clackamas head coach Josh Rhoden was glad to finally get a real match under their belt. “It was good to see our guys go out and get that first one in,” said Rhoden. “They’ve been grinding and beating on each other for a couple months. It’s good for these guys to get their feet wet; we have a lot of new guys.” Rhoden liked what he saw out

of every wrestler that competed. “We got a bunch of falls, and some bonus point wins, which is good,” said Rhoden. He was not disappointed at all in the one match that the Cougars lost. “We knew that kid was tough,” said Rhoden. “The kid he wrestled from Highline is an All-American from last year who is currently ranked sixth in the country. We thought we could wear him out, but unfortunately we didn’t wrestle mistake free.” A few Clackamas wrestlers were getting used to dropping pounds in an attempt to wrestle at a lower weight class. “That was my first time cutting

down to weight, from 200 to make 174,” said sophomore Trent Noon of Oakdale, Calif. “It was a really hard weight cut. I was a little slow, so I just stayed back and made sure I got the win.” Freshman Richard Black, from Stockton, Calif., also is adjusting to a new weight class. “Cutting weight was hard, trying to get used to a new weight class that I didn’t wrestle at in high school,” said Black. “I felt I wrestled a little sloppy. I know I’ll get better as the season goes on and I get used to the weight class.” Black was succinct and to the point in talking about why the Cougars have been successful.

“We’ve got a good team, we work real hard, and we are a family,” said Black. “We’re all getting used to college and everything, working hard trying to be the best, trying to be No. 1.” Rhoden talked about several ways that the public can follow the Cougar wrestling team throughout the season as they travel all over the Pacific Northwest. “People can follow us online through our team Facebook page or the CCC athletics page,” said Rhoden. Joshua Dillen and Andrew Millbrooke of the Clackamas Print contributed to this report.

Cougar XC 4th at NWAACC Championships Andrew Millbrooke Sports Editor

November 14-20

Sports Calendar


● Horse Racing: live racing from Portland Meadows, 1 p.m. Wed., Sat., Sun.

● Randall Fitness Center: 8:30-10 a.m. and 1-8 p.m.

THURSDAY - 11/15

● College Basketball: OSU Beavers at Alabama, in New York at 4 p.m. on ESPN2

Grace Viuhkola and Cia Bywater. Viuhkola (12th in 19:50) and Bywater (13th in 19:51) finished right next to each other near the top of the pack in the 5,000-meter race to lead the Cougars. “Cia and Grace ran really solid, about as good a race as expected,” said Mantalas. “We are all very excited to be fourth.” Randi Chance (31st in 22:01), Zaira Sanchez (36th in 22:47) and Tiffany Forbito (40th in 23:24) were the final scoring runners for Clackamas. “Our women were fourth, which is outstanding for the position we’re in,” said Mantalas. “We brought two track girls with us. Tiffany ran out of her mind, finishing very well and Zaira ran about a minute and a half PR on the season, which helped us tremendously.” Another track athlete, freshman Morgan Grubb, provided some depth for the Cougars, finishing 47th in 25:19. Team Results: Men - Spokane 38, Lane 48, Everett 51, Clackamas 89, Treasure Valley 141, Green River 174, Clark 228, Highline 253, Mt. Hood 264, Olympic 276, SW Oregon 293, Skagit Valley 300. Women - Everett 21, Spokane 58, Treasure Valley 72, Clackamas 132, Mt. Hood 147, SW Oregon 152, Lane 162, Olympic 212.

FRIDAY - 11/16

● CCC Men’s Basketball: vs. Northwest Indian College at 7 p.m. in Randall Gym ● NBA: Houston at Portland, 7 p.m.


● CCC Women’s Soccer: NWAACC semifinals vs. Spokane CC at Starfire Stadium, Tukwila, Wash. ● CCC Wrestling: Best of the West Open in Ashland

Andrew Millbrooke The Clackamas Print

The Clackamas Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams ran well to grab fourth place trophies in Saturday’s NWAACC Championships at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane, Wash. “The men and women both took fourth,” said head coach Jarret Mantalas. “Everything went about as well as possible.” Lane’s Elias Gedyon claimed the men’s individual title with a 25:08 clocking for 8,000-meters, finishing 13 seconds ahead of teammate Jacob Berkner (25:21). Spokane’s Jessica Mildes ran away with the women’s individual title, winning the 5,000-meter race in 17:59 to finish 40 seconds ahead of second place finisher, Marren Haneberg (18:39) of team champion Everett. Everett dominated the women’s competition, placing five runners in the top seven spots to win the NWAACC championship with a meet low 21 points. Spokane (38) took home the men’s team title with a close win over Lane (48) and Everett (51). Clackamas finished a distant fourth with 89 points. “Other guys had pretty good

races,” said Mantalas. “We ran well, but just got beat.” As he has all season, freshman Badane Sultessa led the Cougar men with a fourth place finish in a lifetime personal best time of 25:25 for 8,000-meters. Mantalas was pleased with the performances out of the men and he singled out a few individuals for stepping up with lifetime personal bests. “Badane ran a pretty good race,” said Mantalas. “Guys got away from him, but he closed really hard and made a good effort of it, just getting nipped for third.” Tony Gil-Juarez was the second runner for CCC finishing in 14th place in 26:02. Jon Obeso (19th in 26:29), Zach Hibbs (25th in 26:54), and Austin Peila (27th in 26:55) completed the scoring for Clackamas’ men. “Zach ran out of his mind,” said Mantalas. “He’s been our number six or seven guy all year and today he was our number four with a season personal best.” Gil-Juarez and Peila both set personal bests for 8,000-meters. Mark Medgin (34th in 27:37) and John Doyle (46th in 28:00) were the final Clackamas runners across the line. The Cougar women surprised a few people with a fourth place showing. The women were led by the outstanding sophomore duo of

No. 274 freshman Badane Sultessa leads teammates No. 272 Austin Peila and Jon Obeso earlier this season. Sultessa was the Cougars’ top runner in every meet this season, placing fourth at the NWAACC Championships.

SUNDAY - 11/18

● CCC Men’s Basketball: vs. Bellevue at 2 p.m. in Randall Gym ● CCC Wrestling: Best of the West Open in Ashland, 9 a.m.

MONDAY - 11/19

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

TUESDAY - 11/20 ● Randall Fitness Center: 12-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday


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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Beetnik brew beats the BRRR Eat, Print, Love Joshua Dillen Co-Editor-in-Chief

Christopher Taylor Arts & Culture Editor In a day and age where everything is always on the move, trends rise and fall and music is a fast-paced ball of constantly changing energy, one band has managed to lift itself above the grime and stand out in more ways than one. Rags & Ribbons, a local band, is on the rise and could very well be the band to watch in the upcoming year. Rags & Ribbons is an alternative rock band composed of former college students who all took music theory classes and use this knowledge to compose their music. “We really strive to create something new, something interesting that can catch – and keep – people’s attention,” said Jon Hicks, one of the co-vocalists and pianist. “We use theory as a device to create new sounds, all while deriving from influences such as Muse, Arcade Fire, Queen and

Sweet and Savory Beetnik Soup Vegetable oil 8 to 16 ounces spicy ground Italian or breakfast sausage* 1 cup beets peeled and cut into half inch cubes 1 cup carrots cut into half inch cubes 1 cup celery cut in to quarter inch slices 1 medium sweet onion coarsely diced 4 or 5 large kale leaves, de-ribbed and chopped into 1 inch pieces 64 ounces chicken or vegetable stock 2 cups water 2 cups roasted delicata squash (or a 12 ounce can of plain pumpkin puree) Salt to taste Half cup local pinot noir or other red wine 3 to 10 cloves crushed garlic (to taste obviously!) A few pinches of dried marjoram (optional) 1 cup fresh spinach Chopped green onions, chives, mint or basil for garnish (optional)

Rags & Ribbons is a Portland band who promote and organize their own shows, tours and albums. Rags & Ribbons in on the rise and gaining popularity with the release of their new LP “The Glass Masses,” which is available on iTunes.

into every show,” said guitarist Ben Weyerhauser. “We give 100 percent because we know that that’s what the fans want, the best show we can give. And we deliver every night.” Their sound was just like their record – if not better. The vocals were strong, with harmonies that were tight and precise, the lyrics were relatable and thought provoking and their instruments all meshed and blended together, all

while standing on their own, to create intricate layers to their diverse set of tunes. Friendly and down to earth guys, who are more than willing to talk and share about their experience as musicians and as a band, it may be well worth the time to give them a listen. www.ragsandribbons.bandcamp. com/ or at RagsRibbons.

ZOO: Pachyderm pregnancy promises early holiday present Continued from Page 1

By fall of 2013, the new elephant enclosure is expected to be completed with the construction starting after this year’s Zoo Lights celebration. What is more exciting for the elephants however, is that elephant Rose-Tu is expecting her second baby. Her due date is anytime between Halloween and Christmas according to

Oregon Zoo volunteer Wendy Doerner. “You could kind of take a shot and say early December, but we don’t really know yet,” said Doerner. Doerner volunteers by observing animals and making notes about their behavior when she is not debuting as an elf for the holiday festivities. The zoo is currently hoping to

Rose-Tu is expecting a baby, and the zoo is very excited. The due date is expected to fall somewhere between now and Christmas. Anyone who can guess the precise date will be first in line to see the new baby elephant.

Joshua Dillen The Clackamas Print

Heat a medium skillet containing two tablespoons vegetable oil (no oil if sausage is fatty) on med high heat. When the oil shimmers, add sausage and brown until cooked through. Set meat aside and save pan with drippings (applies for vegan meat substitutes as well if pan frying). While sausage is cooking heat a four quart or larger stock pot or Dutch oven with oil as above and add beets, carrots, celery and onion. Sautee these on medium to medium high heat for seven to 10 minutes, stirring every two minutes to caramelize the veggies and bring out their natural sweetness. This process is very important to develop the rich and sweet flavors from the vegetables. Stir in the kale and continue cooking for three to five minutes. Add the stock and two cups water, increase heat to med high and bring to a low boil, then reduce to med low heat to gently simmer. Stir in the roasted squash or pumpkin. Salt to taste. Simmer until the next step is complete. Cook the red wine in the pan with the drippings on medium high heat. Scrape the pan and continue cooking until the wine thickens and reduces by at least half. This concentrates the flavors left in the pan while creating new levels of flavor. Add this reduction, garlic and sausage to stock pot. Bring back to simmer and cook until veggies are tender. Stir in marjoram and spinach. Heat for a few minutes and serve with desired garnish. Autumn food love is here; your mind and taste buds will never be the same.

more.” The band’s music definitely has elements that hint at styles such as pop, rock and even a little bit of classical piano playing here and there, all while retaining an original sound all their own, giving them an edge unlike many other bands around. “What we do, I think, is truly different,” said drummer Chris Neff. “We take, adapt, mash and add until we have something that’s all our own, which I think defines our sound.” Their recently released LP “The Glass Masses” shows just what this band is capable of. From guitar driven rock tunes like “Lady in the Midnight Sun” to piano driven pop tunes like “Let It Burn” and slightly indie tunes like “Even Matter” help to showcase their creativity and show that they aren’t limited to one genre or one style, but can adapt and change as they see fit, while still retaining their own sound, which is hard for some bands. “I think in the end, it’s what makes us, us. We strive to create and change things up, all while thinking, ‘Is this song us?’” said Neff. “And nine times out of 10, that’s the case, and that’s what you get from our LP – a collection of songs by us, showing who we are not only as individuals, but as a band.” Rags & Ribbons performed recently at the Doug Fir Lounge on Burnside in Portland, and the crowd was not disappointed by their performance. “We put everything we have

Photo Contributed by Jon Hicks

Beet lovers unite. Feel an incredible harvest soup that blows minds with groovy sweetness and a savory psychedelic slam to the taste buds. Eat, Print, Love kicks it up a notch this week with a rich and hearty soup that can be customized for maximum cold weather yumminess. Spicy Italian or breakfast sausage (or your favorite vegan replacement) and pan roasted sweet veggies give this dish a complex gourmet touch, yet is easily prepared by the fledgling foodie. This fool-proof fusion will have the pickiest eaters warmed to the soul. Beetnik soup is made for the bounties of harvest and delivers with a cornucopia of existential tastes.

Rags & Ribbons shaking up Portland music scene

publish an ongoing study to help determine an elephant’s behavior before she is due to give birth. This would help those working with elephants to better determine when they will be delivering. The mystery involved in finding the precise due date for the delivery is so intriguing that according to the Oregon Zoo website there is an ongoing Facebook contest. The person who guesses closest to the actual delivery date will get to be first in line at the baby elephant’s debut. Elephant pregnancies last between 20 and 22 months, the longest for any mammal. Currently, the main method of determining a delivery date is to do a blood test. Three days before a mother elephant will give birth her blood-progesterone levels drop considerably. The hope is that by finding a way of determining an elephant’s behavior before she is due to give birth will help those working with elephants predict the delivery date sooner than three days prior. Rose-Tu is the fifth elephant in this study which collaborates with Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, where three elephants have given birth since 2008. Doerner also helps to observe other animals to determine if and how the ongoing construction in the zoo is affecting their behavior. “We are doing a videotaping study that will last seven years,” said Doerne. “We video tape three or four times a week.”

These videos are available for the zoo keepers to refer to so they are aware of how the renovations are impacting the animals who live in the zoo. Another ongoing observation project is geared to constant supervision of the African wild dog exhibit. Previously, the habitat only had male dogs. However, the zoo recently introduced a female dog into the exhibit. As a result the male dogs are competing to become the alpha dog. To prevent fights, volunteers watch the exhibit so they can warn zoo keepers of any signs of aggression. If a fight does need to be broken up, the keepers will use a food incentive to distract the dogs. Malia Coleman came with her parents to visit the zoo on Sunday despite the rainy weather because it “sounded funny” and she enjoyed seeing all the animals. Her favorite animal at the zoo is the otters but horses are also her favorite. As she observed the elephants, Malia pointed to Rose-Tu and gave her insight. “You can tell because of her tummy,” said Malia. She thought the elephant having a baby was “cool.” While she obviously enjoyed the huge animals pacing around just a few feet from her in their enclosure. The annual Zoo Lights celebration will begin Friday Nov. 23. Gates open at 5 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. and the event runs through the Christmas holiday. Learn more about the Oregon Zoo by visiting

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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012


Zombie apocalypse alive and well in “The Walking Dead” game Lucas Watson The Clackamas Print

November 14-20

Arts & Culture Calendar


● Red Hot Chili Peppers: Rose Garden Arena Portland, 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$55

THURSDAY - 11/15

● Lindsey Stirling: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland 7 p.m. $13 ● Barefoot in

the Park: Osterman Theatre Niemeyer Center, CCC, Oregon City 7:30 p.m. $10 Adult, $8 students, youth, seniors

connoisseur of stories, and gamers will all love “The Walking Dead.” It is definitely worth the time, effort, and emotions to play all the way through. It has a reasonable price tag of $25 for a season pass which gets you all five episodes. Alternatively in December they will release a retail version for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for $30. I did the review for the PC version of the game but it is also available on, Xbox Live Marketplace, Playstation Network, Mac and iOS with an experience that should not be missed.

FRIDAY - 11/16

● I Fight Dragons: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland 6:30 p.m., $12-$14


● Pierce the Veil: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, 7:15 p.m. ● Soul Vaccination: Jimmy Mak’s, Portland 8 p.m., $12

“This game series adapts to the choices you make. The story is tailored by how you play.” That’s how it starts: a reminder thats it’s a game all about choice, and those choices definitely matter. “The Walking Dead” is an episodic video game developed by Telltale Games and is nothing short of a masterpiece. It is without a doubt the best zombie video game that doesn’t feature zombies as its main hook. While it shares the name with the award winning show by AMC, it is actually based on Robert Kirkman’s Eisner-Award winning comic book series. The game is considered canonical to the comic book series and explains a few key characters’ back stories. If you’re coming in from the show and not the comics, don’t be surprised if some of your favorite characters are not present. The game starts at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse near Atlanta. Zombies exist but they are still far and few between; just one zombie presents a huge problem for the characters. However, this series isn’t about the zombies, it is about the characters. Every episode is about two hours play time and the characters are well fleshed out, become fast friends or enemies. Characters are well justified even if they are present for only a few minutes they always add unique elements to the story. The mechanics of the game feel a little clunky in the first 10 minutes but you quickly get use to it. The game is more difficult than it should be without a UI as the points you can click on are not where they naturally should be. The camera is very cinematic and all the information isn’t always provided about the area and caution should be observed. This makes the game very intense at times this is beneficial to the game, because zombies can be around any corner, or hidden in any crevice. “The Walking Dead, Episode 1: A New Day,” released April 24, sets a good pace for the story and mechanics for the rest of the epi-

sodes. It may not be as impactful as the rest of the episodes, but it is not short of unique moral choices and has an interesting look at the start of apocalypse. The moral choices that are provided are not about right and wrong, it’s about a choice between two terrible things and how it affects others. Humans quickly become the greatest enemy, choosing to trust someone can lead to the safety of others or death, and no one is safe. Although the first episode takes place at the start of the apocalypse, this is not the case for the rest of the episode; there is a time jump of about three to four months.This is where “Episode 2: Starved For Help” released June 27 comes in with a jolting start. Issues like zombies in the first game are now easily rectified, but other stuff like rationing supplies becomes the main concern. There are a few really powerful moments at the start of the second episode that really set the tone for what is to come. It is definitely a unique look at survival, a constant struggle where small things like crackers can mean the difference between life, death, and loyalty. “Episode 3: Long Road Ahead,” released Aug. 29, is the darkest of middle chapter 3, but it is also the best chapter. While a lot of terrible things happen, resolution and new beginnings is what the chapter is all about. The choices made in the past two episodes affect the story more then ever and really immerses the player in the game and forces them to reflect onetheir decisions so far. It is a nice reminder that the apocalypse is not all fun and games “Episode 4: Around Every Corner,” released Oct. 9 is nothing but build up for the finale, “Episode 5: No Time Left” that will be released this month. At this point the characters are extremely well developed and protection is the key; coming across new people is frightening, since murder is common place. Supplies are hard to come across and are more valuable than gold. The remaining survivors tend to be insane and highly aggressive towards anyone in this new zombie infested world. All these things make a fantastic dynamic to have to dance around when it comes to the concern of the group’s safety. Zombie lovers, preparers for the apocalypse, horror junkies,

SUNDAY - 11/18

● Oregon Symphony: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, 6 p.m., $13.50-$15

TUESDAY - 11/20

● Woe, is me: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, 6 p.m., $13.50-$15


● Memphis May Fire: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland 7 p.m., $12.50-$15


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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

‘Barefoot in the Park’ hits the stage

Brad Heineke The Clackamas Print

Victor Velasco (Reed Morris, left) hurriedly whisks away Ethyl Banks (Jennifer Whitten), the less than sober mother of newlywed and apartment owner Corie Bratter (Kiah Hart) who looks on in bemusement. The play will run Thursdays through Saturdays until Nov. 18. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors over the age of 62.

Breanna Craine The Clackamas Print The Clackamas Theatre Department is coming out with their first play of the year, and it is sure to make everyone laugh. “Barefoot in the Park” is not only Clackamas Community College’s first play of the school year, but also the first play for the new theater director James Eikrem. Eikrem came from Central Michigan University and decided

to move back to Oregon, where he’s originally from. But why start with “Barefoot in the Park?” “I decided to pick this play for many reasons, some being that it is a classic and will make everybody laugh,” Eikrem said. The set is designed and built by the Fundamentals of Tech Theater class taught by instructor Chris Whitten. It is a part of the class syllabus to help build the sets for the school plays. “We started the scene fabrication process at the first of the term,” said Whitten about the sets for “Barefoot in the Park.”

The set was filled with a real fridge, wood stove and stairs that lead up to the top of the roof. “We are trying to tell the same story, all at the same time,” said Whitten. The comedy “Barefoot in the Park” was written by Neil Simon and originally opened on Broadway in 1963. It was a huge success in the 60s and they also produced a movie version of the play. “Barefoot in the Park” is about newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter who live in a fifth floor walk-up apartment in New York City. Paul

is a young lawyer trying to do more than sharpen pencils, and Corie tries to impress her new husband of six days with their new apartment. But it’s hard to do when nothing in the apartment works and they have some pretty crazy neighbors. They struggle trying to make their lives work together as newlyweds, but they have a lot of obstacles. Actress Kiah Hart, who plays Corie Bratter, has been seen in many plays at CCC. She’s been in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as well as the “The Crucible.” In “The Crucible” she played the

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main character, Abigail. Actor Sam Levi, who plays Paul Bratter, also has a history in plays at CCC. Additionally, he was a part of the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company and participated in their productions as well. Clackamas’ production of “Barefoot in the Park” runs through Nov. 18, Thursdays through Saturdays in the Osterman Theater in Niemeyer Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performances start at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors over the age of 62.


The Clackamas Print: Volume 46, Issue 6; Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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