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Theatre classes return to Chemeketa next fall

By Max Romprey On November 17th, Acting I and Theatre Appreciation, new classes taught by Jay Gipson-King, were approved by the Chemeketa Curriculum Committee. The group, which meets to review proposed new courses or changes to existing curriculum, heard a presentation from King on the

Collaboration and community propel Art for Everyone exhibit

  By: Matthew Skog The Chemeketa Press’s Art for Everyone textbook was a community effort. Without the hard work and dedication of numerous Chemeketa faculty members, administrators, students, and local artists, the Art for Everyone textbook would of never come to fruition. To celebrate the

Oregon Promise grants incoming students tuition help

By Max Romprey With the arrival of the new Oregon Promise initiative, the state of Oregon has entered a bold new future for subsidized community college as one of only a handful of states offering such an opprotunity to students. The grant, which allocated $10

Campus security cameras in need of replacement

By Amanda Fazzio It’s no surprise that our campus has security cameras virtually everywhere. As a public institution, with major road access and busses that stop directly on campus, opportunities certainly exist for those with criminal intentions. The college is charged with protecting students, staff,

Your vote counts this election day

By Michael Eubanks Voting is a crucial part of the democratic process. But voter turnout in the United States is exceptionally low. According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, less than half of eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 29 actually

Chemeketa Music Program makes long awaited return

By Saul Rodriguez Chemeketa’s music program is back this year, and is hopefully staying for good. Kerry Burtis and fellow lovers of music have been arduously working for three years to finally have a comprehensive music program for students here at the college. “[The music

Robotics division welcomes Baxter the robot

By Mary Primbs If you walk by the window of Room 224 in Building 4, you might see an unfamiliar face through the window. Baxter the robot is the latest addition to the robotics department at Chemeketa. Baxter joined the students at the beginning of

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Reorganization effort shakes up department landscape

By Matthew Skog Just as the seasons change, so too do the needs of Chemeketa’s programs and departments. While the review and alteration of programs may come every year, the start of this school year ushered in some of the most sweeping changes to the