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  • Rose Clemente delivered a speech at Clark on Wednesday. The speech focused on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and social activism. (Andy Bao/The Independent)

    Rosa Clemente Delivers Keynote Speech at MLK Event

      Clark College held an event on Wednesday honoring the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  by presenting “Transformation: A New Era of Social Activism.”   The event featured Rosa Clemente as the keynote speaker. According to Clemente’s website “Rosa has been a constant on the ground presence through the many political struggles facing Black and Latinx people in the 21st century.” Clemente’s main focus was on young people doing their part to be involved in social [read more]
  • Mitchell S. Jackson,former Clark Penguin and author of “The Residue Years,” speaks to a crowd of 50 students on Tuesday in PUB 258 about his writing.

    Former Clark Student Comes Back as Award-Winning Author

    Award-winning author and former Clark student Mitchell S. Jackson came to Clark on Tuesday to read and discuss his novel “The Residue Years.” This presentation was part of the Columbia Writers Series, an event where local, national and international writers are brought in to Clark to inspire, teach and talk to the community about their writing and their lives as writers, according to the Clark website. Over 50 students gathered in PUB 258 and listened intently as Jackson read an excerpt of [read more]
  • Molly Franklin attempts a 2-point shot. Clark’s women’s team won 80-77 in overtime over Southwestern  Oregon College for their first regional win of the season. ( Andy Bao / The Independent )

    Clark basketball wins two close games

    Clark College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams won against Southwestern Oregon College on Saturday evening. The women’s team won 80-77 in overtime for their first regional win of the season. Though trailing 28-15 at the end of the first half, Clark outscored Southwestern Oregon 49-36 in the second half with more 3-point attempts than 2-point attempts. Clark’s men’s team won 84-80, continuing their hot streak for the season. Although they lost former head coach, Alex Kirk, [read more]
  • (The Independent/ Bailey scully)

    Clark officials restate commitment to a safe campus after a bias-based incident

    Clark officials are striving to maintain a peaceful and inclusive college environment after a student reported on Monday that a racial slur was graffitied on a wooden sculpture in the courtyard of the Frost Arts Building. Vice President of Administrative Services, Bob Williamson, sent out a campus-wide email on Tuesday explaining the incident and the continued commitment of the Bias-Based Incident Response Team to keep the campus safe for everyone. “Bias-based incidents are not tolerated by [read more]
  • The photo was taken by Tim Petta, director of facilities at Clark College. The Portland and Vancouver area's received record-setting snowfall on Tuesday night.

    Record snowfalls disrupt first week of the quarter

    Tuesday’s snow storm packs a larger punch than expected. Clark College has closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to 12 inches of snow around campus. Clearing the parking lots and walkways has proved to be difficult because of the lack of a space to place the snow, Tim Petta, director of facilities said. “I’ve heard that this is the most snow that has fallen in a 24-hour period here since 1943,” Petta said. Many of the facilities employees are snowed in, causing a difficult situation to [read more]



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