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Hate Issue Online!

June 2nd, 2009 by CJ Ciaramella

The ’09 Hate Issue is now online. Thanks to the staff members who put in a lot of time on it and everyone else who contributed, especially the guest artists. Enjoy.

Recession Issue Online

May 11th, 2009 by CJ Ciaramella

Yes, Vol. 26, issue 6 is now online. Inside there are such gems as:

  • How to brew your own beer by Ian Summers
  • Why the Insurgent is totally dumb by me
  • Vincent Artman’s eulogy for higher education
  • More graphs by Drew!
  • Recession tips from Dane Carbaugh
  • Stadium Park shenanigans by Ross Coyle
  • Carly Erickson’s piece on the jihad against smoking
  • An inappropriate re-enactment of an iconic photograph
  • And much more!

Elections Issue Online

April 7th, 2009 by CJ Ciaramella

Yep, the 2009 ASUO Elections Issue is now online for your viewing pleasure. Inside you will find everything you never needed to know about ASUO elections, as well as some great articles unrelated to the ASUO and its annual celebration of excess and inanity. Enjoy.

The issue should be back from the printers this week, maybe even in time for the actual elections!

Volume 26, Issue 4 Now Online

February 8th, 2009 by CJ Ciaramella

The new issue is online. Inside you can find such gems as:

  • An editorial reiterating why it’s important to make fun of the ASUO
  • Our version of the “best of Eugene,” which apparently is a requirement of any Eugene publication
  • News about the J-school
  • A big, fat opinion piece about the Israel/Gaza protests on campus by Vincent Artman
  • An article by OC alum Jake Speicher
  • A really cool piece of art by our friend the Ol’ Dirty Swede

Look for it in print this week!

OC one of ten finalists in blog contest; booya

January 5th, 2009 by CJ Ciaramella

I just got an email informing me that the Oregon Commentator has once again been chosen as one of ten finalists in the America’s Future Foundation College Blogger Contest. Last year we had the pleasure of being chosen as a finalist, and we took second place. The official list of finalists hasn’t been announced yet, but the judges this year are:

which is pretty freakin’ awesome.

On an aside, I’m reminded of when we first found out we were in the contest last year. Someone asked, “What do you think our odds of actually winning are?” to which then Managing Editor Jake Speicher deadpanned, “I’d say about one in 10.”

Post-Election Hangover Issue

December 11th, 2008 by CJ Ciaramella

The new issue is online and will be back from print just in time for no one to read it! Inside you will find:

  • Hot ASUO happenings
  • A manly opinion piece by Scott Younker
  • Disgusting anonymous sex stories
  • A message from the future by Drew Cattermole
  • And, just for Olly, the return of the secret message

25th Anniversary Issue

November 5th, 2008 by CJ Ciaramella

The 25th Anniversary Issue is now online. Inside you can find articles from OC editors past, including a really funny picture of Olly Ruff and Tyler Graf looking like lumberjacks. Hate mail, outrage and corrections can be directed to ocomment[at] Cheers!

Presenting Back to the Booze

October 10th, 2008 by CJ Ciaramella

After much ado, here it is. On the inside you will find:

  • A survival guide by the master of barely surviving college, Drew Cattermole
  • A big ol’ piece about the joys of free markets
  • A feature on women’s roller derby, possibly the coolest thing ever
  • Of course, the annual bar guide.
  • A really shitty comic
  • A piece about the joys of Sarah Palin
  • Oh, and a badass cover (that’s not on the inside, but whatever)

Sorry for the wait, but I think y’all will enjoy it. I’m going to make some minor tweaks and send it off to print in the morning. Cheers!

Summer Issue Now Online

August 4th, 2008 by CJ Ciaramella

After a couple months of lallygagging and general tomfoolery, we’ve finally finished up the Summer Issue. Click on the picture to the right to see all of our beautiful content, including (but not limited to):

  • Possibly our most disturbing cover ever
  • Tater awards
  • Year in Review
  • 100 percent true, definitely not false coverage of the Olympic Trials

Hate mail, outrage, corrections and hand-wringing can be directed to [email protected].


June 6th, 2008 by Ossie

The double feature you’ve been waiting for all year is finally here. 32 pages of Hate + 16 pages of Hack Attack = the apocalypse – if not that, at least one uproarious read. Enjoy.

Gearing up for Hate season

May 23rd, 2008 by Ossie

The content for the OC’s newest issue is obviously a step toward our Hate Hack Attack Double Feature, due out in two weeks.  Don’t miss Drew Thunderlove Cattermole’s response to someone who accused him of perpetuating a climate of rape. I checked the “Yes” box.

 And yes, I know the page numbers are wrong on the cover, but the EMU is closed for the weekend so deal with it until Tuesday.


April 28th, 2008 by Ossie

I would like to thank all the parties involved in the Laughing Planet / Holy Cow / EMU business for finalizing the issue the day before our Holy Cow Issue, in which nobody said anything.


This doesn’t change the fact that Holy Cow should serve meat.

Issue No. 10

April 25th, 2008 by Ossie

Read it here.

ASUO Elections 2008 Issue

April 7th, 2008 by Ossie

Here it is ladies and gents, your 2008 ASUO Elections Issue. Inside there is:vol25_issue09.jpg

– A wonderful editorial with a gentle headline

– ASUO Executive candidate interviews

– ASUO candidate questionnaires, that are a bit scrambled due to the late special elections.

– Recaps of Eugene visits by Obama and Clinton.

– An interview with Rockne Roll, Editor of OSU’s The Liberty and Oregon Legislature candidate

– A few choice words about the new online evaluation system by Matt Walsh.

– And more…

Elections Issue 2008 is coming

April 2nd, 2008 by Ossie

The Oregon Commentator staff is hard at work on our ASUO Elections Issue. It will be distributed next Tuesday, the first day of voting.

Voting is taking place today and tomorrow on Duckweb for the amendment changes put forth by the Executive that would add two Senate seats [see below]. If passed, students have until the end of Friday to file papers to run for those spots in next week’s election. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that opening up filing for an position five days before an election is not standard government protocol. What would you expect, however, from an administration that has shown it knows how to take advantage of setting the agenda for its own benefit. For some reason, voting for next week’s election now starts on Tuesday, not the normal Monday start.

We at the Commentator wouldn’t give a hoot if it wasn’t for the fact we are trying to put together the next issue, which will have the most extensive voters guide on campus, a caring service to University students from Sudsy. It’s a little hard, however, to do so when we are not sure of all the candidates.

Luckily, Marty Leopard, General Manager of Western Oregon Web Press, Inc, was nice enough to pencil us into their busy printing schedule on Monday, so that we have the week-end to finish things up. Cheers, Marty!