Author Archives: Mary Cumpston

What it’s Like to be Published

By Mary Cumpston|February 26, 2018

What It’s Like to be Published Mary Cumpston Ever wonder what it takes to be a published author? Ask newly published Paula Carter who was at PCC on Thursday reading works from her flash nonfiction book “No Relation.” I approached

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Vagina Monologues Returns with Cheryl Strayed in the Cast

By Mary Cumpston|November 20, 2017

This year, the Women Resource Center at PCC will be putting on Eve Ensler’s  play “The Vagina Monologues” for the annual V-Day production. Though these annual plays have been taking places for nearly 20 years at PCC, this year’s will

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Federal and State Guidelines on Handling Mercury Spills

By Mary Cumpston|October 21, 2017

While the leak of mercury-containing fluid in Sylvania’s HT building has been described as small, it was well above the hazardous waste threshold and deemed toxic waste by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCA.)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Vin Shambry is Mind Blowing

By Mary Cumpston|May 26, 2017

I was reasonably nervous before my interview with Vin Shambry. A man who went straight from college to the limelight, scoring an immediate role on Broadway. After returning to Portland, he would be the first man to win 3 Drammies

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