The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, October 29, 1986, Page 2, Image 2

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save taxes, lose future
Measure 9.»
by Dean Grey
Oregon voters in the last 70
America has always been
competitive with other coun­
tries. In the 60’s we raced to the
moon, eary 70’s we competed
with the disharmony and riots
of other countries, and in the
80’s were up against the ruskies
in an attempt to see who can
destroy the earth a greater
number of times.
This attitude has spread down
to the states; New York vs
California for most undesir­
ables living within. Illinois,
mainly Chicago’s running a
close second; Texas is fighting
neck-n-neck with itself to attain
first place for largest ego, no
other state comes close.
This year Oregon, in an at­
tempt to out do all other states,
has gone up against other coun­
tries instead of states. ,
What does this mean ladies
and gentlemen? Ballot measure
9 that’s what.
By this time you may wonder
how I’m gonna tie this together-
no problem.
If ballot measure 9 passes it
will, in effect cause irreversable
damage to Oregons economy
that can only be rectified
It will also cut severly into
vital services such as police, fire
protection, libraries, water, and
With this information I can
foresee a downfall in education
and law enforcement systems.
Still what does this have to do
with competition?
With the severe cuts in
Oregons services it will have a
domino effect:
Schools will close
Police cut back
Jobs lost
Unemployment rises
Kids and adults on streets
Desperate measures for survival
through strict Government con­
trol, in other words basic com­
run. Next question obviously,
By passing measure 9 the
This may seem far fetched, businesses and landlords get
but it will happen in the long most of the Tax relief, thus the
Writers wanted: students and staff
Presidents Cor ner...
Patty Groombridge
Student Body President
Welcome to Clackamas!
Exciting and important things
are happening this fall!
This November we have some
important measures on the
ballot that will affect all of us
here at Clackamas. I and my
fellow student body government
members have gone on record
opposing ballot measures 9, 11,
and 12 because of the negative
impact they will have on the
community college system in the
state of Oregon.
If you are not registered to
vote please come by the student
activities office and pick up a
voter registration form. The
form can be mailed in up to Oc­
tober 23. After the 23rd you can
take the form to the county elec­
tions office with proof of
residency and register to vote. I
cannot urge you strongly
enough to vote on November 4.
My office door is open if you
have any complaints or con­
cerns that you feel ASG should
be dealing with. All students are
invited to attend our regular
Thursday 12:00 work meetings
in CC101.
College a far cry from high school
by Heleen Veenstra
Contributing Writer
Can’t find the classes? Don’t
remember where the car is park­
ed? Feeling uncomfortable in
class because nobody is talking?
Get bored easily? Can’t handle
all the homework? These are the
characteristics of the new ones in
school, the freshmen.
For many freshmen it is hard
to be the youngest in school
After all the upper
classman years in high school it is
degrading to be a freshman
Freshmen can be recognized by
the huge amount of books they
are carrying around all day,
especially the first day of school.
They all bought their books the
first day of school and if not,
they bought them already a week
before, during registration week.
Frosh are also the so-called
“loners.” In their lunch hour,
when their friends have class,
they hang out, alone, in the Com­
munity Center, or if it is nice
weather they sit outside. There
. they try to do some homework, j
take a nap or get to know rffd're-
f people.
Finding classes also always
seems to be a problem. But that’s
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rich get richer. .
And Oregon schools will be
less stable under measure 9. It
will, in fact, eliminate all school
district tax bases approved by
Crime rate soars
Welfare collapses
Basic pandemonium
Government intervention
Strict regulation
Total control.
So what we have is Oregon
being number one in hightest
umemployment, crime rate, il­
literacy and the firt commumist
not only for freshmen. The first
day most people can’t find their
Barlow and
McLoughlin Hall are the worst
ones. Finding your class there is
almost as hard as finding a needle
in a haystack. The order of
classroom numbers simply
doesn’t make any sense at all, so
it is hard to find them.
The tons of homework is also
something you have to get used
to. Hoipework in college is a lot
more demanding than in high
(This means, now we
really work)
In class, nobody is talking. At
first, this is kind of weird too,
because in high school you just
talked all the time. If the teacher
had something to say, he would
let you know so you could pay at­
tention for the few minutes he
had to say something you would
need to know. Here the teachers
don’t tell you if they are saying
something important. You just
have to listen to them all the time.
So. no time for talking.
Being new here in school is
really different, but also lots of
fun. To all the freshmen in
school: “Have a really great
Aspiring Journalists
“The Print'
is looking for
A few good writers,
Experience ¡preferred. If you’re interested
Call ext. 309, ask for Dean
or come to Trailer B
by Linda Vogt
Advisor, The Print
The Print staff would like to
offer up this space, each week, as
a spot for a ‘quest column’ by
faculty members, staff or ad­
ministrators who would like to
share some thoughts or ideas.
Being new here at Clackamas,
as journalism instructor and ad­
visor to student publications, I
have been continually impressed
by the high caliber of profes­
sionals who have chosen to
dedicate their careers to this
school. Many, many have been
here 10, 15 or 20 years... a fact
which most definitely says
something about the rewards of
working here.
Having worked here only three
weeks myself, I am certainly
among the newest to enjoy the
CCC experience. As I work with
The Print staff to help them
redesign the look of their paper
and make it one that is of interest
to students and all the members
of our educational community, I
invite input from readers. This
input may be in the form of com­
ments, criticism, praise (highly
unusual for newspaper people to
hear, but it happens) or just per­
sonal opinions or discussions of
current issues. It is our goal here
at The Print to involve more
writers from throughout the cam­
pus community... and it is my
goal as advisor that some of those
writers be from among the facul­
ty and staff.
So...have something to say?
Feel particularly good about one
class? Learned something lately
that might be of help or interest
to the rest of us? Just feel the
need to get something off your
‘proverbial* chest? Write it down,
double-spaced, and bring it to
Trailer B.
The Print
The Print aims to be a fair and impartial newspaper covering the col­
lege community. Opinions expressed in The Print do not necessarily,
reflect those of the college administration, faculty, Associated Student;
Government or other members of The Print staff. Articles and infor­
mation published in The Print can be reprinted only with permission
from the Student Publications Office. The Print is a weekly puj>ljca-;
tion distributed each Weds, except for Finals Week. Clackamas Com­
munity College, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City, Oregon 97045.
Office: Trailer B. Telephone: 657-8400, ext. 309.
Editor-In-Chief: Dean Grey
Entertainment Editor: Thad Kreisher
Sports Editor: Christopher Curran
Copy Editor: Bret Hodgert
Cartoonist: Smantha Storm, Keith Casper
Darkroom Tech: Juan Callahan, Amy Clifford, Jeff Schoessler
Advertising Manager: Jim Brown
Advertising Sales: Michelle Miller, Stephani Veff
Office Manager: Stephani Veff
Staff Reporters: Marie Stoppelmoor, Alberta Roper
Layout Staff: Melody Wiltrout, Tracie
Watterberg, Scott Wyland, Mary Prath,
Jolenne Kippes
'Typesetter: Crystal Penner
Advisor: Linda Vogt
Clackamas Community College