The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, February 20, 1985, Page 3, Image 3

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Speech team polishes up
for national tournament
By D. Dietrich
Of The Print
Next weekend will be a
“final tune up” for the
members of Clackamas Com­
munity College’s speech team,
Coach Frank Harlow said.
All four qualifying students
for the national competition
will be among their fellow
forensic team members in the
last real run-through before
the March 31 beginning of the
week-long tournament.
The team has remained in
good league standing
throughout this year’s com­
petition and won a second
place trophy for the communi­
ty college division, as well as
third place in the overall
catagory in their last tourna­
ment at Willamette Univer­
sity. Their competition con­
sisted of 22 two and four-year
colleges from Oregon,
Washington, Idaho and Mon­
After the Linfield College
tournament this coming
weekend, the team will focus
on polishing their perfor­
mances through the use of the
video equipment at the College
in the Audio Visual room.
Coach Harlow said he con­
sidered the use of video equip­
ment “the difference between
entering and winning.”
The four members who will
travel to the Hilton Hotel in
Stockton, Calif, to compete
with the nations best from
over 100 colleges and univer­
sities will be Marty Yost, Lin­
da Kuntz, Jennifer Hanel and
Heidi Mosier.
Harlow will drive the
members down in a school
van, which he affectionately
refers to as one of the “fine
white wonders.” The group
said they planned to do a bit of
sightseeing in San Francisco
either going to or coming from
the competition.
The traveling team will com­
pete primarily in catagories of
interpretive speech. “We were
Speech Coach Frank Harlow works with team nifer Hanel (front), in the audio-visual room,
members Dawn Birch, Heidi Mosier and Jen'
Photo by Joel Miller
heavier on interp this year,” the upcoming competition? tournaments left in the year.
Harlow said. Hanel will also “I’m confident enough with Portland Community College
be competing with an infor­ the material I have. Not know­ will host a state championship
mative speech on Ballet and ing the competition makes you meet and the College will
maybe on A.D.S. (After Din­ nervous,” Heide Mosier said.
feature the third annual Tom
ner Speech).
After the national competi­ McCall Invitational tourna­
Is the team nervous about tion there will be only two ment on May 5 and 6.
Controversy colors erotic Prince concert
By Julie Miller
Of The Print
People started standing in
line around 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
That is when I got there.
Security said they would open
things up at 5:30 p.m., so we
thought we were just about on
time. But, security being as on
top of things as they are, were
of course about two hours
At 5 p.m. the picketers
showed up and the media were
on location interviewing fans
and having a field day with the
controversial concert.
Even though there were
quite a few picketers, (one
even brought a huge cross),
they were fairly civil and
didn’t hesitate to listen to what
the concert-goers had to say,
and a few even asked ques­
tions. Some of the reasons
they were picketing included
that they believed the sex-
related songs Prince is famous
for help to exploit teenagers.
One such sign said, “Teens
need protection, not exploita­
At about 6:45 p.m. they
finally opened the doors. The
concert was set to start at
Wednesday, February 20, 1985
At 8:15 the lights
dramatically went out and the
screaming started. It was at a
very high pitch and did not
stop until the end of the con­
cert three hours later. Next,
the beautiful Sheila E. arrived
on stage saying, “Happy
Washington.” Then she
started to sing and play her
drums. Shiela E. almost stole
the show away from Prince,
with her lighted drumsticks
and fast-paced songs.
For her final song she per­
formed “Glamorous Life”
and held the audience in
suspense with her lighted solo
on the drums. When she left
the stage the audience was
screaming for more. But the
lights came on and the crowd
could be seen sweating up a
storm. Not 15 minutes later,
without warning, the lights
went out and the crowd heard
the sound of the voice they
waited so long to hear. “My
name is Prince and I’ve come
to play with you.” The crowd
went berserk! People were
screaming Prince’s name over
and over again. He began
with “Let’s Go Crazy” and
reminised with a couple of old
songs, while dancing and
prancing all across the stage.
During the course of the
show he changed clothes
several times. He started out in
red and went to his theme col­
ors, such as light purples,
pinks and a pure white outfit
for the song “I Would Die For
U.” But he always ended up in
just his pants and his lace shirt
opened all the way. After one
song he playfully asked the
crowd, “What are you looking
at?” When he performed the
fiery, sex-oriented “Darling
Nikki” people truly started to
go crazy. As expected he mov­
ed around the stage in the ex­
act way the picketers outside
were trying to prohibit. The
mood was very erotic and sen­
Througout the concert
Prince made statements like,
“Do you mind if we just jam
for a while? You don’t have
anywhere to go, do you?” No
one ever did.
All in all, Prince moved you
with his music and he touched
your heart with his lyrics.
C.C.C. Cafeteria
- Special -
Fish and Chips
This Week, Only $1.65
Offer good Feb. 20
through Feb. 26
Cafeteria located in community center building.
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