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The Clackamas Print
Wednesday, March 5,1997
A small glimpse at big possibilities
■ The following is the winning feature story from Clackamas Skills Journalism Contest
Mara Mellin
Canby High Senior
There is only one place where
an 18-year-old teenager can find
themselves talking to a water
representative about a career in
water-quality engineering while
chewing gum and wearing jeans
with holes in the knee and be
treated decently.
Today at Clackamas about 500
students from various schools in
the region laughed, loitered and
discussed their future with over
representatives from a job at G.I.
Joe’s to a career in Computer
Appropriately named the
“Opportunity Career,” it is a one-
day fair that provides a chance for
student to view a variety of career
possibilities they might want to
take on as they prepare to join the
working world. In a conscious
decision, CCC has combined the
Regional Skills Contest with the
fair, allowing students to compete
in their area of academic expertise
and then check out the fair.
Separated with a large blue
canvas-type divider from a group of financial planning. In a black selling Almond Rocha and raffle
of less-than-quiet basketball dress that^patched her dark hair, tickets to raise money for a trip to
Deborah «Iler sat wither hands^Washington, D.C. Michelle
players, the sounds of
bouncing off the gym floor! 1.folded, and a simple handwritten \^^goner, one representative
sign that
that read
read “ “ Financed
Financed Planning.
Planning. ” ” reflRed, “It’s helping them to look
tennis shoes screeching
the background, multiplied the din She, herself, is anindependent at ffifference careers ... and to get
of career-curious teenager’s owner of her own hlpiness. TolisT into contact with the people that
conversation about ten decibels a few, Weller mentioned financial wqfk the actual job.”
I Carry Kuykendall, a student
planning, accounting, and
Sitting behind a table that had
no fascinating display, save the
piece of paper with the words
“Water Quality” on it, were two
women who looked slightly bored.
Kay Hurst, wearing a green-blue
planet-awareness shirt and a name
tag, uncovered the mystery of water
quality. It is a rather large field,
according to Hurst, that provides
those interested with a wide range
of possibilities: Water plant
operators, lab analysts, Intel
workers, and after two years, “you
could go on to become engineers.”
The other woman’s name tag simply
sported the name “Vai.” She stated
that there were also opportunities
in wildlife research, “Wildlife water
research control ... how does that
Another quieter table was that
Cafeteria robbed
Laney Fouse
An undisclosed amount of
money was taken from a cafeteria
cashbox during a burglary
sometime Monday night,
according to Bill Wehrend,
cafeteria supervisor.
The theft was discovered this
morning by an employee who was
first to arrive.
“We’re all really aggravated,”
said Wehrend. “This is the second
time it’s happened. It makes me feel
like my privacy has been invaded.”
The robbery is under
investigation by the Public Safety
office. Security measures will be
revamped to prevent this from
happening in the future.
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stockbroking, but said that those
were “just a sample.” When asked
what she thought of the fair, she
smiled and confessed, “I’ve never
done one before.”
Sitting in a comer of the gym,
three CCC Associated Student
Government representatives were
taking advantage of the crowd by
fipm Gladstone, was enthusiastic,
“I think it’s really great. It helps
you think about what you could do
for the future.” In essence, the
Opportunity Fair seems to have
opened the eyelids of some sleepy
students who didn’t realize that
tomorrow is almost today.
Environmental club to
help in plant rescue
Jennifer Egan
Contributing Writer
Hi again from HEEL, the
college’s environmental club.
Thanks to everyone who is helping
to get the recycling program off
the ground; spring is not the only
reason this campus is getting
There is a Native Plant Rescue
Project scheduled for Saturday,
March 8. Plant Services and the
Associated Student Government
are providing a van that will leave
from the Community Center at
8:15 a.m. and return to campus at
11:30 a.m. Students age 17 and
younger need to pick up a parental
permission form from the ASG office
(CCC 140) to bring along on the trip.
We will be working with
Willowell Nursery to save plants
on a housing development site in
Tigard. Plants such as trillium,
fairy bells, and False Solomon’s
Seal will be selectively dug up.
They are small, survive well when
transplanted, and have market
value. Most of the plants require
potting and care for up to 2 years,
which Willowell Nursery provides.
Native plants work well in any
garden setting. They are already
acclimated to the environment,
beneficial to wildlife, and low
maintenance. They require no
fertilizers, pesticides, or excess
The college will earn
“greenbacks” for each plant saved.
Greenbacks can be used to
purchase plants from Willowell
Nursery for the two native plant
sites on campus: the Pauling Native
Garden Area and the Designated
Natural Area. If we are successful
with this enhancement, there is a
great possibility the Native Garden
will receive a Foundation Grant in
1998. The departments that would
benefit from the grant would be Life
Environmental Learning Center,
Plant Services, and ASG.
For more information, please
call Cathy Andrew at ext. 2563 or
come to a meeting. There are two
meeting times: Mondays at 11 to
11:45 a.m. in CC126 and
Wednesdays at 10 to 10:45 a.m. in
Bl 14.
Since this is the last Print issue
for the term, HEEL wishes
everyone “good luck” on finals.
We all look forward to a fun and
proactive spring!
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Brad Zimmerman
Managing Editor (ext. 2576)
Karin Redston
Christina Mueller
Feature Editors
Jon Roberts
A & E Editor
Brendon Neal
Sports Editor
-John Thorburn
Asst. Sports Editor
Linda Vogt
Advisor (ext. 2310)
Cindy Hines Kurfman
Copy Editor
Joel Coreson
Photo Editor
Erin Bennett
Business Mgr. (ext. 2578)
Mairin-Anne Moore
Asst. Business Mgr. (ext. 2578)
Kim Harney
Joel Shempert
Maggie Bragg
Staff Writers &
JoAnne Gale
Secretary (ext. 2309)
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Special luncheon
celebrates Women’s
History Week
Poetry and music by
women artists will highlight
a celebration luncheon
today in honor of Women’s
History Week.
The event is sponsored by
the college’s AAWCC Focus
on Women Program and will
be held at noon in the Gregory
Forum. Cost is $5, which
includes lunch; pre-registration
is encouraged.
Several members of
“Chrysalis,” a women’s writing
group, will read from their
original works. Original music
will be performed by Kathleen
Fallon. Fallon is a member of
the group “Motherlode”; they
have recorded four albums and
perform regularly throughout
the Northwest.
To register, sign up for
WKS 1-04.
For more
information, contact Linda
Vogt, coordinator of the Focus
on Women program, at ext.
2310. All are welcome.
Graduation petitions
being accepted now
Petitions for Graduation
are now being accepted at
the Registrar’s Office and the
Help Center for students
planning to complete their
program of study at the end of
fall, winter, or spring terms. A
petition must be filed to indicate
a student’s desire to have a
completed certificate of degree
posted to their transcript. A
separate petition must be filed
for each certificate of degree.
Information regarding the
graduation ceremony will be
sent during spring term. The
ceremony will be held June 13,
1997. Petitions must be in the
Registrar’s Office by April 11
to ensure inclusion in the
graduation program.
Anxiety screening
scheduled next week
Students are invited to
attend College Anxiety
Disorders Screening Day
where they can view a video,
take an anxiety disorders
screening test and have a
confidential meeting with a
doctor or mental health
professional. Free educational
materialswill also be available.
The event is planned for
Thursday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. in CC127 and Is
sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa
and the Counseling Dept.
Photograpys awards
reception planned
An awards reception for
the Picture Compassion
Contest will be held March 7,
at 6 p.m. in the Gregory
Forum. Call ext. 2371 or ext.
2210 for information,