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    Future of International Students Uncertain in Wake of Travel Ban

    Clark student woke up to a call from his concerned father. Early morning light filtered through his window as his dad’s frantic words rattled around inside his still sleeping brain. He rubbed the sleep from his eyes as his dad kept saying something about a travel ban, about his son not being welcome in the U.S. The student didn’t think much of it. Until he checked the news. This was how Othman Alamoudi, a second-year Clark student and a Yemeni born in Saudi Arabia found out about the travel [read more]
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    Tobacco 21: New Bill Aims to Nix Nicotine for Young Smokers

      Young smokers at Clark may want to consider quitting before they’re forced to. The Washington State Department of Health is urging the state to pass Tobacco 21 legislation that would raise the purchasing age of tobacco to 21. House Bill 1054 and Senate Bill 5025 aim to “take cigarettes and vapor products out of the hands of our kids and prevent a new generation of kids from becoming addicted to nicotine,” according to the DOH. One reason for raising the age is to limit underage [read more]
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    Penguins Baseball Hits a Home Run Out of the Park and into the Classroom

    More than half of the players, 23 out of 44, on Clark’s baseball team are on the Athletic Department Honor Roll, nearly a 25 percent increase from nine months ago. Head coach Mark Magdaleno “[takes] no credit for that” number. After serving as associate head coach for five months, Magdaleno became the head coach last Winter. Eight players have been added to the honor list since then. Magdaleno attributes that increase to recruiting “the best player, the best student and the best [read more]
  • Clark’s new point guard battles Umpqua Community College guard Timmy Thompson. The two faced off repeatedly throughout the game. (Andy Bao/The Independent)

    Former Football Player: a Slam Dunk for Clark

    A former high school star, Jordan Berni, returns as one of Clark’s strongest basketball players for the 2016-17 season, adding more depth to the point guard position.   Berni started playing basketball at a young age, but soon found another sport: football. “I started playing football when I was in third grade and I fell in love with that,” said Berni. After switching from wide receiver to quarterback, Berni found himself anchoring the quarterback position for Skyview High School his [read more]
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    Hold Your Bladder Clark Theatre Presents “Urinetown”

    Dorinda Toner watches cast members walk aimlessly around Decker Theatre. “A walk can describe your character,” she tells them. The actors complete this exercise in preparation for Clark’s upcoming production: “Urinetown.” “Urinetown,” directed by Toner, follows a town experiencing a 20-year drought, causing the residents to be charged to use bathroom amenities supplied by the corporation Urine Good Company. The musical, opening on Feb. 17, satirizes big business, the legal system [read more]



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