Author: Carissa Cummings

  • COVID-19 Effects on Me

    It was January during an advanced English class that I first heard about COVID-19. It was in passing; something was happening in China. Little did I know that it would quickly find its way to my own life. Since then, many things have changed. I have been working a lot less since everything was shut…

  • The Vagina Monologues

    The Vagina Monologues

    For the first time since 2004, students at Eastern Oregon University and community members in La Grande will be performing Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The performances will be held on Friday, February 28, at 7:00 PM in Hoke 339, and on Saturday, February 29, at 7pm at HQ, located at 112 Depot Street in…

  • Poetic Release

    Poetic Release

    Alex Martinez visited Eastern Oregon University on April 24 at 6:30 pm to talk about his life as an undocumented, queer poet and activist. He told the story of how he got into the United States at a young age and of his experiences with being queer. Martinez was born into a poverty-struck family in…

  • Earth, Land, and Creation

    Earth, Land, and Creation

      Native American artist, Ka’ila Farrell-Smith visited Eastern Oregon University on May 9, 2019, to discuss her art and activism career. Based out of Modoc Point, Oregon, Farrell-Smith creates art that focuses on the intersection between traditional Indigenous art and western paradigms. The Artist’s Talk began with Farrell-Smith introducing herself in her native language, then…