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Decreasing enrollment leads to budget changes

Decreasing enrollment has led Chemeketa’s Budget Committee to look for new ways to save money and reallocate funds. The committee has projected that full-time enrollment for the 2018-19 school will be the lowest in nearly 15 years, with a loss of about 3,900 full-time students

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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

Club Corner: Phi Theta Kappa

Chemeketa is home to the Alpha Kappa Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa organization. “Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two year colleges,” Lindsey Caudle, the chapter president, said. “There’s four pillars. They call them pillars of excellence. Fellowship, leadership, scholarship,

Player Profile: Lakin Susee

Lakin Susee is a second-year student and guard on Chemeketa’s women’s basketball team. She is studying public health and hopes to transfer to Oregon State University next fall. When she was a student at John F. Kennedy High School in Mt. Angel, Susee was on

How journalism helped me live my racing dream

There’s no place I’d rather spend a weekend afternoon than at a racetrack. The excitement of watching skilled drivers pilot their vehicles inches apart from one another at breathtaking speeds is indescribable. Ever since I discovered auto racing, I’ve wanted to be part of it.

“Finals Week” finds a new home

Chemeketa Library visitors have all seen it. Some have even run into it. Since 1999, the statue of a rushing student carrying a tall stack of books, titled “Finals Week”, has called the hallway outside of the library on the main campus home. That changed

Gender-neutral signs reflect college policy

By Michael Eubanks Chemeketa students wandering the halls of main campus may have noticed some new signs appearing on the walls near many restrooms recently. Facilities and Operations completed a re-signage program this month that denotes single-stall restrooms in buildings 4, 36, 37, 38, 40