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Uniting Campus Puff by Puff

I was recently invited to the Free Speech Parade Facebook group, hosted by the one and only UO Survival Center. What struck me as interesting was the description of the group:

We support free expression, be that: verbally, musically, poetically, artistically, physically, nutritionally, literarily, meditatively, economically (barter) or otherwise.

A perfect example of this “free expression” they support is Cimmeron Gillespie’s (coincidentally the group’s founder) drumming/musical performances that, I’m sure, we’ve all had the pleasure of encountering.

Perhaps a further buried example would be a student’s right to smoke–the act of smoking as an expression. I am hesitant to jump on the freedom of expression bandwagon here, but perhaps we, as a campus, could broaden our freedom horizons a bit and accept smoking as a tool to unite students, similar to say, a FIG class, or Week of Welcome.

Even better, if we can get the environmental lovin’ kids to support smoking on campus. Can you imagine OSPIRG collecting signatures to save your right to smoke? Student dollars at work on campus? Dare to dream, people, dare to dream!

As for me, I’ll see you at the Smoke-in on Monday, May 12th, sporting a large cigar.

  1. Jackson says:

    I’m smokin’ a fatty cigar for McCain and wearin’ my Sudsy shirt with pride. I’m pissed off, god damn it!

  2. Shadow says:

    Damn, May 12th is when McCain is going to be in portland, if for some reason, I can’t make that, I will be at the smoke in…

  3. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Hey Cims. You know, you’ve actually got some chops on trumpet. You just need a real combo to swing with, rather than those buckets and djembes and whatnot. I could bring my guitar, and we could jam. We’d have to be careful, though. It might be so ironic that it would cause a rip in space-time.

  4. Michelle Haley says:

    Jackson, I know that you’re conflicted, but I can personally assure we’ll change things up next year.

  5. Cims G says:

    Well hey, actually, I didn’t start the Free Speech Parade. Don Goldman was the founder.

  6. Jackson says:

    And on another note, the EMU Board rubber stamped another good one today

  7. Jackson says:

    Why does the EMU amphitheater render “Horrific” activities.
    1) Cimmeron Gillespie

  8. Michelle Haley says:

    Speaking of mistakes, would you change that to Monday May 12th? I don’t want people expecting me, and my tits to be in the amphitheare this Monday.

  9. CJ Ciaramella says:

    It’s already been fixed. Don’t feel bad. Mistakes will happen.

  10. Michelle Haley says:

    I’m sorry Sean, and the rest of the boys, and the lesbians for that matter. I noticed the error too, but I don’t have the authority to edit my own posts yet. Please, someone, edit the title for me, I’d like to keep my tits please.

  11. Jake says:

    Yeah, un-titing campus would be awful. I’d have no reason to go to school anymore.

  12. Sean Jin says:

    Hate to be a stickler…but it’s supposed to be “Uniting Campus”, not “Un-titing Campus”, right?

  13. Rocko says:

    I, as well as the rest of The Liberty’s Editorial Board, cigar-smokers all, shall make every effort to attend the Smoke-In.

  14. Sakaki says:

    Michelle is a fan of Cigars? Has this Michelle met our favorite opposition editor, Mr. Rockne Roll, yet? She should.

  15. Vincent says:

    Easy enough to not show up then, huh?

  16. Cheerio says:

    The EMU amphitheater turning into a giant ash tray? Horrific.

  17. CJ Ciaramella says:

    That list of free expression is hilarious on so many levels, but I think “economically (barter)” has to take the cake.

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