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  • Incense, candles and pastries decorate a table dedicated to showcasing the tradition of Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.”  The table was part of Clark’s International Day Festival, which celebrated the various cultures of Clark students.  (Jr Bundy/The Independent)

    International Day Festival Celebrates Clark´s Cultural Diversity

    Clark’s International Club hosted the International Day Festival on Nov. 17 in Gaiser Student Center to celebrate the different cultures represented by Clark students.  The event was part of International Education Week said Jane Walster, the Director of International Programs. “This event is really to celebrate the fact that in the United States this year, there are more than one million international students,” Walster said. “We welcome those students and want to continue those [read more]
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    Clark Leaders Push for Peace and Unity After Turbulent Election Season

    In the aftermath of last week’s highly divisive presidential election, Clark’s Vice President of Instruction Tim Cook urged faculty and staff to unite and care for each other. “I believe in our mission, our commitment to social equity and our dedication to student success,” Cook wrote in an email to faculty and staff Wednesday morning. “Above all that, I believe in you.  Clark College is a place where we support each other, care deeply for our students and work daily to make a [read more]
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    Speaker at Queer Student Luncheon Shares Her Experience as a Gay Woman in the Army

    The Diversity Center hosted a queer student luncheon on Tuesday for queer students, allies and anyone wanting to educate themselves on LGBTQ+ community issues. The luncheon, held in PUB 161, featured Clark Veterans Resource Center manager Kelly Jones as a guest speaker. In her speech, Jones opened up about her 26 years in the United States Army, and said that as a gay woman in the military she could not fully be herself out of fear of losing her position or respect. “We were conditioned to [read more]
  • 2016 Elections  (Clinton/Trump)

    Letter to the Editor: A Strange Sort of Unity

      It seems that a main reason people voted for president-elect Donald Trump was a sense that the country was in a bad place and things needed to change. Anyone who voted against Trump now probably has a similar sense. It would seem we as a nation are somewhat united in at least this one belief. But this great country was not founded on the idea that the president will solve our problems; it was built on the bold idea that its citizens—you and me—make the country what it is. No matter [read more]
  • The women's soccer team huddles in the center of the pitch after the final whistle of the Nov. 5 game. Clark lost the game 2-1 and was eliminated from the NWAC tournament, ending their season. (Carson McNamara / The Independent​ )

    From Sunny Skies To Muddy Cleats: Record Soccer Season Ends In Playoff Defeat

      It was cold, wet and muddy when the Clark women’s soccer team took the field Nov. 5 against the North Idaho Cardinals in Clark’s first playoff game of the season. Clark’s forward Ellie Quercia would score her tenth goal this season in the 14th minute off a penalty kick, putting Clark up by one goal early in the game. The Cardinals would tie the game at the 31st minute off a corner kick. The game continued in a fierce tie through a steady downpour of rain. Clark finished the regular [read more]



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