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We at the iCommons try to keep the display case interesting with relevant materials that reflect current classes taking place at CTC, or just something that will be eye-catching and spark some curiosity. Right before Spring Break, there was a call for artists (aspiring or otherwise) to bring us their art for display during Summer Quarter. […]

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With the installation of the Native Voices exhibition, a couple of the associated events hosted by Clark College and the Clark County Historical Museum, bring to light the tragic Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864. On this date, 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho people were horrifically attacked in an unsanctioned battle led by U.S. Army Colonel, […]

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The new traveling exhibit, Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness, located at Cannell library, provides a bevy of important information about the health, history, and culture of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. In conjunction with the exhibition, Clark Libraries and Clark County have teamed together to provide meaningful events that will enrich the overall […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. The man, his name, and what he represents are all something most American citizens are very familiar with. While his name may be more associated by some with long weekends and federal holidays, it is important to remember the significant role he played in American history and how it affected the lives […]

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Have you ever wondered if historical information is lost in a constantly changing online environment?  The Internet Archives Wayback Machine provides a way to preserve the online past by taking snapshots of the Web.  According to the information on their site, with the Wayback Machine one can browse over 240 billion web pages archived from […]

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“I will study to prepare myself and maybe someday my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln. Whether your introduction to the 16th President of the United States was via a history class, New York Times best-seller Team of Rivals, recent Academy Award winner Lincoln, or the less historically accurate Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, one thing […]

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Well, it’s that time of year again, when we adjust our clocks. Do you know why? Does the name William Willett mean anything to you? If it doesn’t, then maybe you’ll want to check out the entry in Gale Virtual Reference Library about Daylight Saving Time, in the Dictionary of American History. What’s that you […]

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June 14 is known as Flag Day for many who live in the United States, but did you know that each year the President of the United States designates a National Flag Week through a Presidential Proclamation? This Thursday, June 14, you can celebrate Flag Day at Fort Vancouver by attending their Flag Day event. […]

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March is Women’s History Month In honor of Women’s History Month, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the […]

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February 29: Leap day

February 29, also known as leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date occurring in most years evenly divisible by 4 (2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016). Years evenly divisible by 100 don’t contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day. Therefore […]

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