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With great power comes great responsibility

For my final piece in this editorial series, I wanted to take a moment to address a few things that may be overlooked or misunderstood otherwise.  The decision of whether or not to run a story can have consequences. Every Editor-in-Chief, no matter the publication,

How much lead is safe for children anyway?

I’ve been involved with the Courier for seven long years now. I started in the fall of 2013 as a random student who stumbled into JNL216 out of curiosity and ended up finding my calling. I left the Courier as Editor-in-Chief at the end of

Clemetsen hired for VP of Student Affairs

After a nearly year-long search process, Chemeketa has chosen a Vice President of Student Affairs.  Dr. Bruce Clemetsen will assume the role of Vice President of Student Affairs starting Jan. 4, 2021. The announcement was made today, Nov. 20.  The duties of a Vice President

Review: Final Fantasy IX 20th anniversary retrospective

As dusk falls over the kingdom of Alexandria, an airship docks at the castle.  The ship belongs to the world-famous theater troupe (and secret band of professional thieves), Tantalus. Officially, they’ve been invited to preform the favorite play of Alexandrian princess Garnet Til Alexandros XVII

DACA uncertainty leaves students in jeopardy

When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program began, Guadalupe cried tears of joy. No longer forced to the shadows of society, DACA allows her to live and work without fear in the only country she’s ever called home. But with the program’s future now

Remembering instructor Harley Roth

On May 3, 2017, long time Chemeketa Business Management instructor Harley Roth passed away. He was 78 years old. Roth, who had been with the college for more than a decade, was found unresponsive by a student in his classroom. Emergency services were notified immediately,

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How the electoral college works

By Matthew Skog Voting is the foundation upon which democracy is built. In light of the recent presidential election, many in the Chemeketa community have been left wondering how exactly the electoral process works for our nation’s highest office. Contrary to popular belief, presidents are