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New Beginnings 

by Allison Soliman, Editor

This evening was the 57th Annual Commencement for Clatsop Community College. For the first time in over forty years, the ceremony was held on campus inside the new yet unfinished building, Patriot Hall. We had tear-jerking and comedic speeches from President Chris Breitmeyer and guest speaker, Chris Nemlowill, co-founder of Fort George Brewery. 

Departmental Awards:

Art: Ashley Schacher

Business: Jolene Hartill

Health and Physical Education: Jay Dickason

Lives in Transition: Carlie Joy

Maritime Science: Ashlyn Fisher

Math: Christopher Patenaude

Medical Assisting: Kara Main

Nursing: Liliana Diaz

Psychology: Alex Lyon

TRIO Award: Maritza Casarrubias

Welding: Avery Anderson

Writing and Literature: Alex Lyon

Instructional Council Awards: 

Avery Anderson, Grace Autio, William Benefield, Autumn Buckridge, Liliana Diaz, Jay Dickason, Jolene Hartill, Melissa Lahti, Jesse Miller, Haley Werst, Brooke Willoughby. 

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society:

Avery Anderson, William Benefield, Joyce Benson, Brian Davidson, Liliana Diaz, Josef Glover, Stacey Hall, Jiadi He, Carlie Joy, Katherine Karna, Jacob Kaup, Sarah Kuhl, Victoria Lindgren, Alex Lyon, Christopher Patenaude, Joshua Raichl, Millena Riffe, Ryan Russell, Courtney Stephenson, Robert Warner, Haley Werst. 

Honors Program:

David Adkinson, Brian Davidson, Alex Lyon, Mill√©naire Riffe, Haley Werst. 

President’s Award:

Liliana Diaz 

Congratulations, Graduates! You did it! Go make Clatsop Community College proud and pursue those bright futures ahead of you. 


Procrastination: The Leading College Student Epidemic

by Allison Soliman, Editor

With exam season hitting us all like a ton of bricks, I, and many other students, seem to be clinging to Netflix to get us through these tough times. You get sucked up by the latest show you’re binge-watching and there goes all that study-time. Wikipedia defines procrastination as “the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished [by] doing more pleasurable things in the place of less pleasurable ones.” Understandably, many students would rather watch Parks and Recreation again or learn a new language rather than write that English paper that was due yesterday. But why do students procrastinate so badly? Why would so many of us prefer to watch that new season of Sense8 rather than cram for that upcoming History exam?

According to a study conducted at the University of Calgary, “15-20% of the general population are procrastinators.” It’s harder to avoid temptations and, when studying, everything is more tempting than the task at hand. I mean, YouTube is much more fascinating than Math. Unfortunately, we have to do the mundane tasks in order to get to the futures we’re striving for.

With summer quickly approaching, student motivation is going down the toilet. As students, we have to remember that procrastination and low-motivation will not help us in the future. It won’t be easy, but we can do it. Just remember to take study breaks in between, and try to keep yourself interested by studying with friends.

Please take care of yourselves this exam season. I know, brewing your coffee with Red Bull is very tempting right now, but the semester will be over soon enough and it’s better that you get some sleep instead of “seeing sounds”.

Good luck on your finals, everyone!