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Is freedom of speech really free?

Should journalists print offensive and/or controversial material just to demonstrate freedom of speech? How important is that freedom in getting a conversation started? These questions have been fuel for discussion in our newsroom recently as...

So You Want to Advertise in the Broadside? Here’s what You Need to know

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." First Amendment, Constitution of the United States. Our Philosophy: Advertisers...

Why it’s important not to isolate yourself this winter

Kate Couch/ The Broadside We are on winter break, for a lot of Oregonians, the break is filled with snowboarding, skiing, hiking, or watching movies with friends. But for others especially with new lock...

OLCC dropped the ball

In a shining example of government bureaucracy, the Oregon Liquor Control Commision has simultaneously screwed law enforcement, recreational marijuana users, taxpayers and law-abiding dispensary owners. You’ll be able to possess and smoke pot come early July, but outside of growing it, there is no way to...

Editorial: Over-Everything!

By Katya Agatucci | The Broadside (Contact: kagatucci2@cocc.edu) Over consumption, overpopulation, over-tweeting, over-the-top news: I’m overwhelmed. Swamped, dazed, dumbfounded, flabbergasted or whatever you want to call it. Processing the current news lately has drained my battery...

Food reform starts at home

Kirsteen Wolf The Broadside Listening to food author Ruth Reichl last week and reading Chef Julian Darwin’s comments in this week’s paper reaffirmed some of my core beliefs about food. Eating is a political act. But like...

Opinion: The “corporate” art style and why it doesn’t feel like real art

Miina McCown/The Broadside  If you’ve ever been on Facebook, a Google interface or some other editorial site, you’ve probably seen this art style, whether you may have taken notice of it or not. If you’re...

Calling All Students!

Don’t know where you want to go with your career? Seeking job experience? Campus clubs and organizations are a great avenue for students to learn skills that will help build their resumes and skill sets....

The real problem with the student government model at COCC

Student government is currently organized the same way it was when there were only 2,000 students at Central Oregon Community College. “ASCOCC considers potential restructure” on page 4 talks about this, and about how...

ASCOCC is advocating for someone, but it’s not you

Is your student council really looking out for your best interests? The Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College meeting on May 22 suggests they may not be. During the meeting, council members discussed areas from...