Culinary team, from left: Kiana Rodriguez, Damon Press, Dustin Christean, Moises Becerra, George Vassaur and Andrea Ramos-Pyne

COCC culinary team plates up silver award at national competition

(Culinary team, from left: Kiana Rodriguez, Damon Press, Dustin Christean, Moises Becerra, George Vassaur and Andrea Ramos-Pyne)   The Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) competed in the American Culinary Federation’s Western regional competition at Joliet Junior College in Illinois, Feb. 3-5, and brought home a silver award for their edible […]

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Criminal Justice Club Police Memorial: Officer deaths up by 163%

In 2016, there were 143 Police officers killed nationwide. According to Political Science and Criminal Justice Instructor and spouse of a Bend officer, Roxie Supplee, this number indicates a 163% increase in officer deaths over previous years. “Their families suffer so that yours is safe,” said Supplee. Central Oregon Community College’s Criminal Justice Club hosted […]

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Bend’s NEDA hosts second annual celebration of recovery for eating disorders

Over 30 million Americans will suffer from some kind of eating disorder during their life. Eating disorders include binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other specified feeding or eating disorders, and anorexia, which has the highest mortality rate of mental disorders. The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) strives to erase the stigma and misunderstanding […]

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May is Wildfire Awareness Month

The governors of eight western states have signed a proclamation recognizing May 2017 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana and South Dakota encourage all citizens to “take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires and work toward becoming a fire-adapted community.” These states, […]

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OSU seeks nearly $70 million from Congress to carry out 10 year plan

Nearly $70 million is at stake between Oregon State University-Cascades and the federal government, caused by differences in funding plans between OSU-Cascades and our state legislators. OSU-Cascades’ new 10 year plan involves four fundamental goals. The first is to, “Envision, design and build a 5,000 student campus serving Central Oregon and beyond,” as stated in […]

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Fighting for Earth’s climate one step at a time: Bend’s 2017 Climate March

In the month of April, the world reached 410 parts per million of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. This record-breaking number has not been this high in millions of years and it is deteriorating the climate, said 350Deschutes’ Diane Hodiak. “Our name ‘350Deschutes’ refers the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Many scientists […]

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