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About adventuresbysara

I am 20, a University of Oregon student of history, journalism, and Spanish. I hope to encourage people (especially Oregonians) to explore what their state has to offer.

Trainsong Neighbors Transform Youth Through Programs

by Sara Sebastian June 14, 2012 Suzette Nash asks Cadin, “Do you know what the joker sounds like?” Nash, in a red sweatshirt with medium-length brown hair, displays her version of the Joker’s laugh. “Heehaaaahhhehhhahhh,” she bellows. Cadin mimics Nash, … Continue reading

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A Woman from Guanajuato, Mexico, Makes Eugene her Home

by Sara Sebastian Yolanda Campos, 48, walks steadily after her six grandkids who run in every direction at Trainsong Park in Eugene, Ore. At one point, three grandchildren and one neighbor-boy, Kaden, sit in swings yelling politely for somebody to … Continue reading

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Profile Thoughts: Yolanda Campos

This is a bit delayed, but nonetheless a worthy part of the process. I was wandering around Trainsong Park on Tuesday evening at 5:30. I asked a few kids, but they were under 18. whoops. I went into my car, … Continue reading

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Trainsong’s Improvement From the Inside Out

Katie Amondson, program manager for Looking Glass, a youth shelter for runaway and homeless youth, said, “there’s not a lot of people who come through this neighborhood unless they live here.” Amondson said the biggest problem of the Trainsong neighborhood … Continue reading

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Latin American Activist Speaks to Celebrate Ben Linder’s Life

On Friday, April 27th at 4:30pm, a crowd of approximately 60 gathered in the historic Gerlinger lounge to remember Ben Linder, a mechanical engineer from Portland who worked in Nicaragua to build a hydroelectric dam. Linder was killed 25 years … Continue reading

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An Exclusive Neighborhood

A common theme among employees who work in the Trainsong neighborhood in Eugene is  not knowing where that neighborhood is located. Larry Bradley, the owner of Chocolate Decadence, said that the worst part of the neighborhood is that nobody knows … Continue reading

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Touring Trainsong

I caught up with Haley at the 5th Street Market in downtown. She jumped in my car and we navigated in the rain and “rush hour” traffic through the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood, into the Whiteaker, and found train tracks.  We cruised … Continue reading

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Introducing Sara Sebastian

My freshman year of college was spent in Boston, where I decided on my history major. Upon returning to my home state due to financial reasons, I enrolled at U of O and enthusiastically added a journalism major after creating … Continue reading

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