The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, February 29, 1984, Page 2, Image 2

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College’s future lies with levy election
already has one strike against
The levy calls for an in­
crease from $1.24 to $1.39 in
taxes per $1,000 of assessed
property value—a yearly in­
crease of 15 cents. Is that too
much to ask to keep the Col­
lege from closure and defend
the hard-won right to a full
Some say yes. Levy op­
ponents seem to view educa­
tion not as a right but as some
kind of privilege granted by
the state. They see education
cutbacks as “trimming the
fat” or “taking the icing off
the cake.” I guess they assume
corporate subsidies and
military spending aren’t fat or
That means making the
rich richer and everyone else
poorer and accelerating the
arms race to risk the destruc­
tion of humanity are essential,
but the people’s right to a
The former will apply, for
a year or so anyway, if the levy
passes. If it fails, the latter will
be the case.
College President Dr.
John Hakanson said in a Print
report that the November levy
failed due to lack of ac­
By Marco Procaccini vote
tivism and participation of
Copy Editor
College supporters. Another
This is the last issue of failure in March would mean
The Print before the tax levy the same levy would be pro­
vote on March 27. Budget cuts posed in May. If that should
are the reason. Three issues fail, it would mean D-Day for
have been slashed for this the College. It would be
school year. Is this just trimm­ harder to convince people to
ing in hard times? Or is this an accept the same levy after it
omen of forecast devastation? has been defeated. This levy
Final Exam Schedule
Winter 1984
Exam Day
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10:30 T
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a program, let alone a college.
If less tax revenue is spent
on wild-eyed mega-projects,
catering to a privileged few
and pay hikes for politicians,
there will be more funds for
social services and education,
and people will not feel com­
pelled to take drastic measures
such as voting against the ex­
istence of Clackamas Com­
munity College to, supposed­
ly, save money.
Voting against the tax
levy serves no beneficial pur­
pose to anyone. If cutbacks
must be made, let them be
made in areas other than social
services and education. There
is nothing to gain and a lot to
lose by closing this College.
I encourage all eligible
students to insure the levy’s
passing by voting on March
27. Clackamas^ Community
College serves the community
and Oregon well, and closure
would be a great loss to all.
Reproduction technology
oversteps boundaries
1 . All classes which have the first meeting of the week on
Monday, Wednesday or Friday, will have the final exam
as indicated by the class HOUR and M.
2 . All classes which have the first meeting of the week on
Tuesday or Thursday will have the final exam as in­
dicated by the class HOUR and T.
3 . Examinations will be held in the regular classroom
unless otherwise assigned by the instructor. If you have
any questions about the schedule, check with your in­
4 . Evening classes will have exams at thé regular class
meeting time during exam week.
5 . Classes which meet at 7 a.m. (or other hours not listed)
may schedule the final during the “Conflict” times on
the schedule or at any other time that does not conflict
with the regular exam schedule.
By Doug Vaughan
Editor in Chief
THE PRINT, a member of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association,
aims to be a fair and impartial journalistic medium covering the campus com­
munity as thoroughly as possible. Opinions expressed in THE PRINT do not
necessarily reflect those of the College administration, faculty, Associated
Student Government or other members of THE PRINT. THE PRINT is a
weekly publication distributed each Wednesday except for finals week.
Clackamas Community College, 19600 S. Molalla Avenue, Oregon City,
Oregon 97045.
Office: Trailer B; telephone: 657-8400, ext. 309, 310
Editor In Chief: Doug Vaughan
News Editor: Shelley Bali
Arts Editor: J. Dana Haynes
Sports Editor: Rob Conner
Photo Editor: Joel Miller
Copy Editor: Marco Procaccini
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liberal and comprehensive
education is not. I just belched
on that argument.
The fact is the College
cannot operate on the present
levy. Failure to pass a new one
will mean drastic cutbacks,
huge tuition increases, lack of
modernization of programs
which are already becoming
obsolete or, most likely, com­
plete closure.
This will force students
(who can afford it) to seek
schooling at more expensive
institutions. Rights are for
everyone, if they can pay the
demand price. This seems to
be an ever-increasing condi­
tion that must be opposed
everywhere, including Clack­
amas County. A right to
an education should have no
strings attached to it.
Once the College is clos-'
ed, there is little chance it will
be reopened. Facts show that
it’s hard enough to reorganize
Looking for Mr. Right? The man with
good looks, good personality, athletic ability
and an IQ of 140, but you hate cruising. You
might never find him, but chances are you can
find a sperm bank that can fill your order.
Artificial insemination is no longer a fan­
tasy. Since 1960, more than 300,000 children
have been conceived by artificial insemination.
By the year 2000, it is expected that 1.5 million
children will be conceived through this process.
For the infertile couple, the artificial in­
semination serves its purpose. But the problem
is that science is morally misusing the process.
Science seems to be concerned with im­
proving the human race. And why may I ask?
Aren’t they satisfied with themselves?
The Repository for Germinal Choice in
California is a so-called sperm bank that uses
artificial insemination as a way to improve the
human race.
Founder Robert Grahame said in an
August 1983 issue of Mother Jones magazine,
“The more intelligent you are, the more
children you should have.”
The clinic supplies women, whose IQ is in
the top two percent nationally, with former
Nobel Prize winners’ sperm. The problem is
that it cannot be proved that heredity is deter­
minant of intelligence.
Scientists are approaching the point where
they can freeze sperm with a recovery rate close
to that of blood freezing. This means it can be
frozen, and then used whenever.
On top of this, they are refining methods
to concentrate, select and in some cases
genetically alter the specimens.
Morally, I do not think that there are any
questions. It is simply inhuman.
Artificial insemination is not the only
human reproduction technology that has pop­
ped up all of a sudden. Embryo transfers in
humans are becoming more realistic.
The process is similar to artificial in­
semination. A donor mother is implanted with
the father’s sperm. After five days, the embryo,
consisting of 100 or less cells, is washed out and
placed into the infertile mother’s womb.
Several of the first embryo transfers were
supposed to be bom in early 1984, according to
a Jan. 9 issue of New York Times Magazine.
Once the births have occured, a Chicago-based
operation will try to patent the procedure.
Something as natural as human reproduc­
tion is now not only immoral, but also a way
for someone to make a quick buck. Who ever
thought that child bearing could become an in­
dustry? I guess the term “old fashioned girl”
takes on a whole new meaning these days.
We are now in the year 1984. We have not
become what George Orwell had predicted, but
we seem to be heading in that direction.
Toward Oceania, “the place where sexual in­
tercourse was to be looked at as a slightly
disgusting minor operation.” Orwell may have
only been off by a few years.
Clackamas Community College