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Everyone needs to prepare for active threats

Almost since the country’s inception, schools in the U.S. have been a target for violence. But given the uptick of schoolyard attacks in recent years, most notably the Parkland, Florida shooting in February 2018, there’s no better time than now for students to learn how

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Stable job market steals students from Chemeketa

With unemployment at an all-time low in Oregon, more students are choosing work over school. If this trend continues, students may have fewer class options to pick from in the future. Since 2010, enrollment at Chemeketa has been on the decline. Between Fall 2016 and

On the Spot: Cellphones in the classroom

Photos by Jenaro Ramirez. It might be detrimental to the individual student, but other students shouldn’t pay too much attention to it. We’re all here for our individual benefit. If they want to screw themselves, they can screw themselves. — Ty Shibley, first-year student of

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Player Profile: Tori Swanson

Tori Swanson is a second-year student and guard on Chemeketa’s Women’s Basketball Team. Prior to attending to Chemeketa, Swanson attended South Salem High School, where she played basketball for four years. She is currently working towards a transfer degree, but is considering majoring in education

Poetry: not as terrible as you think

“Poetry is something that is often overlooked; it’s not something a lot of people are familiar with,” said Allison Tobey, an English instructor at Chemeketa. Chemeketa is changing this through Soapbox Poetry. Throughout the academic year, faculty, staff and community writers at Chemeketa share poetry

Enrollment decrease leads to higher tuition

After five consecutive years of decline, Chemeketa’s enrollment is down 28% compared to its peak numbers in 2010-2011. To combat the resulting loss in revenue, the Chemeketa Board of Education has decided to raise both tuition and fees by $3 per credit starting next year,

Storm Report: Women’s Basketball

After a rocky start to league, the Chemeketa Storm Women’s Basketball Team finished the season strong to place fifth in the South Division. The Storm began league with a 1-5 record. However, after that stretch, the team went on a 6-4 run to finish in

Crime Log – Feb. 27, 2018

December 1 Theft / Green Lot At 8:45 a.m., Public Safety was notified about a theft that had occurred the night before between 6:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. Fifty dollars in cash, a North Face jacket, a makeup bag, a sweatshirt, and a water bottle

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Storm men’s basketball makes playoff push

We’re nearing the end of winter, which means playoff season is almost upon us. The Chemeketa Storm Men’s Basketball Team has had a fairly up and down season. However, they are looking to make some noise come playoff time. The team is led by Head

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Chemeketa wine wins national awards

Chemeketa students are making award-winning wine. Chemeketa Cellars, the student-made wine brand produced by the Wine Studies program, recently won a silver medal for its 2013 Pinot Noir and a bronze medal for its 2016 Pinot Blanc at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the