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The Courier is the award-winning student-run media group at Chemeketa Community College. We serve readers in Salem, Ore., and the surrounding four-county area. Our content is local in nature, with an emphasis on events and issues that are central to the lives of students and readers within the CCC service area.

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Lauren Murphy
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4 thoughts on “About the Courier”

  1. Mack Holman says:

    I have just received a letter from Chemeketa informing me that a sculpture I made for the school has been moved- safe and sound.

    Finals Week has been moved from outside the library to a new spot inside the library. The reason was for safety- ADA standards have changed since I placed the sculpture. There is a chance a visually impaired student could walk into it.

    Of course there was never any desire to hurt anyone. The problem I have is that location matters. I make my sculptures accessible, people pose with them, touch them, dress them. Interaction is a very positive thing.

    Now I have been informed that the sculpture, and the public is safe. The sculpture is now on the other side of the glass wall. Supposedly students can still go inside the library and touch it or pose with it. Maybe, I was never sent a photo of the relocation.

    Somehow my sculpture became a big safety issue, the first time any public art I have created over the years has been considered a risk. Are all sculptures at Chemeketa now protected such as my piece is? I remembered a piece under the stairway that had spikes coming out at my eye level.

    I had suggested that it be placed outside, the second-place I had selected. That was also considered unsafe- mowers might decimate it.

    Paintings might be best for Chemeketa, sculpture is obviously for very safe locations, not to be had at a community college. If the school does opt for paintings, I hope they will get very rounded edges for the frames, and still consider putting them behind glass, like the Mona Lisa.

  2. Brigitte Levy says:


    Could you give me info about advertising in the courier? I work for a food delivery company which goes to different restaurants and delivers across Salem, Keizer and Silverton called Grub Courier.

    1. Courier Staff says:

      Yes, please email for more information. Thanks!

  3. Eris Jennabalous says:


    Do you mind sending me advertising info for your magazine?

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