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The Clackamas Print
Wednesday, January 17,1996
Feature
Is Clackamas prepared Clubs add to student’s success
Laney Fouse
Staff Writer
for an earthquake?
PaulUlmen
Staff Writer
What would happen if an
earthquake struck here? How
wel 1 prepared is the college in
case of disaster? What if a
quake did strike here?
“We don’t get earthquakes
here in Oregon, only volca­
noes,” was the comment one
student gave to another.
We’ve all seen the awe­
some damage a quake can
cause. Sections of freeway
overpasses collapsed in the San
Francisco earthquake in 1989,
making travel very difficult. In
the Big Bear quake many chim­
neys collapsed and fell inward
onto houses, causing further
damage.
Apartments can collapse in
on themselves trapping people
inside, as it did in the
Northridge, California quake.
We live in a time of in­
creasing earthquake activity
with quakes that happen any­
where and any time. A quake
measuring over 7 on the Rich­
ter scale struck in Rupert, Idaho
and last year quakes occurred
in New York, northern Califor­
nia and Nevada. These are ar­
eas that one would think of as
safe or at least where this
couldn’t happen.
B u t
earthquakes do happen here.
Before Mt. St. Helens blew,
several tremors preceded the
eruption. In 1993 Mount An­
gel experienced a quake of
about 4. Associate Dean of
Human Resources and Risk
Management, Rusty Painter,
said that a quake caused some
minor damage to the brick work
at the community center, as
well as damage to flat work
(sidewalks, walkways and
roads). Other buildings had
some cracks, but when exam­
ined by engineers were found
to be minor.
Painter further commented
that CCC has about $52 million
worth of buildings and the col­
lege has purchased the maxi­
mum amount possible of earth­
quake insurance of about $25
million. Those buildings built
within the last few years have
been built according to earth­
quake codes and are better able
to withstand shock. The older
buildings may not come down
during a quake but may be dam­
aged to the point they would no
longer be safe to use.
The college does have an
Emergency Contingency Plan
that will go into effect in the
event of a disaster. According
to Painter, the college has been
revising its plan for the last year
and a half and it will soon be
made available and posted in all
campus buildings. It will be in
the form of a stair-step flip-chart.
“It gives you a core of what the
first 72 hours of an emergency
plan is,” said Painter. -
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Safety Coordinator George
Sims said each building has a co-
ordinator who once outside
would try to get a head count to
account for everyone. He added
that some people would be
called upon to assist in rescue,
if needed.
“The first 72 hours we will
basically be on our own till
things calmed down,” said Sims.
He further added people will be
looking for the government to
help but they will be in the same
situation. “If it’s a full blown
one then we will try to set up fa­
cilities.” This will mainly be
done in the event that students
and staff can’t get home because
of the condition of the roads and
freeways, making travel impos­
sible.
Whether or not the campus
can be used to shelter people, if
they can’t go home and had to
stay here, depends on the con­
dition of the buildings.
Chief of Public Safety Jim
Wiseman stated that once facili­
ties were set up they would con­
centrate on three things: shelter,
water and food, with water be­
ing the most important. Any
emergency situation would be
also tied in with the local police,
fire and medical services.
One of the major keys to suc­
cess in school and in life is shar­
ing your time and skills with oth­
ers. The opportunity to get in­
volved abounds on this campus, as
do the personal rewards that come
with making a difference. Al­
though all students need time to
study, to sleep, to eat and to enjoy
life, they also need to take advan­
tage of belonging to a club.
Each club offers its own vari­
ety of activities and benefits, the
least of these being that you just
might make a new friend, if not
several. A club is a great place to
meet people, especially if you’re
new to the area or away from home
for the first time. A club allows
you to use the skills that you al­
ready possess or even develop new
ones. You have the opportunity
to learn how to meet deadlines,
conduct meetings, be responsible,
teach others, share your knowl­
edge, set goals, learn survival
skills, experience helping those
who appreciate your efforts, learn
compassion, and most of all have
fun.
Your chance to get involved
and enjoy all the advantages of
participating in any club is a close
as your phone. You can call the
Student Activities Office at ext.
2247 for information. Or, if you’re
between classes, drop by their of­
fice located inside the Community
Center, across from the cafeteria
entrance. They will be happy to
provide you with club activity in­
formation.
The Student Activities office
also publishes the “Today” bulle­
tin that contains notices regarding
upcoming club meetings. These
bulletins are distributed campus
wide every Monday and Thursday
(except during holidays).
The following clubs are cur­
rently active on the CCC campus:
Baha’i, Baptist Student Minis­
tries, Bookmart Club, CCC Cam­
pus Cat Colony Club, Child Care
Club, Chrysalis, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints Stu­
dent Association, Ditto Society of
America, Drama Club, Fellowship
of Christian Athletes, Galab, Ger­
man, Hewlett-Packard User
Group, International Club, Native
American Students Club, Orna­
mental Horticulture, Pagan Min­
istries for Students, Phi Theta
Kappa, Philosophy Club, Rac­
quetball, Rally, Rodeo, Soccer,
Spanish, Speech, Students
Against Drunk Driving (SADD),
Tai Chi, and the Writers’ Club.
The clubs would like to ex­
tend an open invitation to all in­
terested students or faculty to join
them.
Wind
Damage
Mickey
Bergeron (left)
and Curtis
Pellham trim
trees in front
of McLoughlin
Hall. The wind
storm on
December 12,
1995 damaged
a total of 27
trees at CCC.
Plant Services .
department
personnel
have been
identifying,
marking and
removing
hazardous
limbs from
many trees on
campus.
There was no
damage to any
buildings on
CampUS.
photo by Chad Patteson
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your dog.
January 23
Jade, Waterworld,
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(1995), A Kid in King Arthur’s
Court, National Lampoons
Senior Trip, Something to Talk
About,
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to stay healthy, happy and nt.
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For a free Responsible Dog Ownership Packet write AKC, 5580 Centerview Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606.