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Dear Broadside readers

Based on misleading statements in the previous issue of the Broadside, it may appear as if ASCOCC has decided to terminate its relationship with Cascade Adventures. When I read the headline pronouncing our split, I was a bit surprised.

Especially since I am a member of ASCOCC and as of our last meeting, we had not yet decided one way or the other on funding Cascade Adventures.
Also, as far as I know, no one from the council was interviewed about this issue. That seems strange to me since, I would think that would be an essential part of the story.

We are directly responsible for the expenditure of student fees and we need to know if enough COCC students are utilizing this program to justify the $5,000 they are requesting. Every dollar we spend on Cascade Adventures is a dollar less we have to spend on other clubs and programs, including the Broadside.

We have requested and are still waiting for breakdowns on how many COCC students have taken advantage of this program as compared to how many OSU students participate. As of the writing of this letter, we have not received this information. As soon as we have some numbers to go base our decision upon, we will consider the request for funding.

– John MacAulay
ASCOCC Events Coordinator

Editor’s Note:

The program is no longer funded by ASCOCC. That is the “break up.” COCC students cannot sign up for Cascades Adventures. However, in the article Taran Underdal, the student government’s advisor, was quoted saying, “ASCOCC didn’t say they wouldn’t fund them [COCC’s Cascades Adventures students].” The article explains that students are prompted to speak to student government about the program.

The reason student council members weren’t interviewed is because student council was in Washington D.C. for a week. Every dollar that was spent on Washington D.C. is a dollar less you have to spend on other clubs and programs, including The Broadside.

The Broadside staff attended the meeting in which the student government made the decision to not fund Cascade Adventures.

The article clearly states that Myers,coordinator of outdoor recreation programs at OSU, wasn’t sure he could gather the breakdown of students due to a question regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations

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  1. Eric states in the Editor’s Note: “The Broadside staff attended the meeting in which the student government made the decision to not fund Cascade Adventures.”

    However, in the last issue of The Broadside on pg. 2 lower right corner a retraction was printed (shaded in – not prominent to the reader) that ASCOCC has not yet made a decision whether to fund the program.

    ASCOCC hopes that in the future The Broadside will focus on reporting the news and not creating it.

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