This Veterans Day hits home for Clark

Jordan Frasier
Staff Reporter

Photo Courtesy of Ft. Lewis

His story could be that of any student walking the halls at Clark – a graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School, a family living in Vancouver, friends who love him and goals for the future.

He likes to snowboard on Mt. Hood, he roots for the Dallas Cowboys, and he plays Xbox Live.

That is, he did.

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War comes home with troubled veterans

Stephanie Pisarek
Staff Reporter

More military servicemen and women died by their own hand than in combat the first half of 2009.
Suicide among military personnel, in fact, has increased so significantly that it’s at its highest rate in almost three decades, according to The New York Times.

“Eighteen veterans die a day,” Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center Rob Tell said earlier this week at a lunch-time seminar in Gaiser Hall.

Bountiful baskets bring joy to Clark

Patrick Akers
Staff Reporter

Alpha Sigma Phi, Clark’s branch of Phi Theta Kappa society, will be putting together Thanksgiving baskets for students in need this holiday season.

This is the tenth year that ASP will organize and implement this plan.

Baskets contain a 10-12 lb turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, ingredients for green bean casserole, rolls and a pumpkin pie. These baskets are estimated to feed about six to eight people and cost $35 each. Continue reading

Decker Theatre presents “Looking for Olivia”

Terran Scully
ALE Editor

Patrick Akers
Staff Reporter

Three actors stand on an excessively pink stage. One is dressed in neon-purple spandex, pretending to be an ice cream cone. The other two break-out into brash, cartoonish yelling. Welcome to “Looking for Olivia.”

Written by former student, Steve Coker and directed by Dan Anderson, “Looking for Olivia” premiered at Clark Thursday. The first production of the ’09-10 season, at two and a half hours long it suffered from poor writing and exaggerated acting. Continue reading

Why isn’t ageism old news?

Lynzee Lamb
News Editor
Ageism is a form of discrimination that isn’t discussed often. As a college student, being treated like an equal is something I take for granted. Most of my peers and colleagues range within a five year span of my own. Of course, there is always someone out there to remind you of where your “place” is in the hierarchy of community college.
While working on news stories last week, a reader came into the office to discuss content in the latest issue. She was approximately in her 30s. I turned to greet her and before I introduced myself, she looked to me and asked, “When is someone higher up going to be available?”

Playoff-bound Clark holds off Lakers

Colton Woods
Staff Reporter

Looking to gain momentum heading into the playoffs, the Clark men’s soccer team was able to wrap up their regular season with a 3-2 victory over Southwestern Oregon CC on Nov. 4.

Freshman mid-fielder Caleb Escobedo scored his first hat trick of the year, including a penalty kick in the 85 minute that would prove to be the game winner.

We definitely wanted to enter the post-season on a good note,” Head coach Binium Afenegus said.

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Volleyball drops close division match

Randall Theil
Sports Editor

The women’s volleyball team lost a closely contested match against Highline community college on Friday.

“We need to win this match and the next one to get a spot in the playoffs,” Head coach Mike Lee said before the match.

This loss puts Clark in fourth place in the NWAACC western standings with a record of 5-6- a record that would give them a playoff berth in the southern division.

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