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Eugene Leads the Way in Language Immersion

BY BEN DEJARNETTE Room 6. Eugene’s 4J school district has dozens of classrooms just like it, at least from the outside. The plain blue door at the entrance conceals a special world within. As the class’s 33 students trickle in … Continue reading

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Immersed in Teaching

BY BEN DEJARNETTE Siéntate! Sit down! Soy la maestra. I am the teacher. Her brothers would roll their eyes, calloused to young Margarita’s attempts to order them around. She always wanted to be the teacher, she recalls, just like her … Continue reading

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Republicans Face Critical Public in Cal Young

BY BEN DEJARNETTE Republican presidential candidates looking for a surge of support might not find much help in Eugene’s Cal Young neighborhood. As the race for the Republican nomination twists and turns its way toward the crucial March 6 primaries, … Continue reading

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Cal Young Neighborhood Profile Update

In my experience as a journalist, I have particularly enjoyed covering schools and the personalities that make them special. In my search for a profile subject in Eugene’s Cal Young neighborhood, my focus has been on members of the Sheldon … Continue reading

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A Turkey Burger Experience in Cal Young

The melodic ebb and flow of tropical music offers a subtle backdrop to the clanking cutlery, sizzling skillets and snippets of conversation. The mid-afternoon clientele consists of only a few scattered customers. A waitress sweeps the floor around the tables, … Continue reading

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Shooting Hoops: Q&A with The Oregonian’s Lindsay Schnell

At the end of her stories comes a signature byline: Lindsay Schnell (I came, I saw, I tweeted). A 2009 graduate of Oregon State, Schnell is a prolific “tweeter” while covering Ducks basketball for The Oregonian. With 18,000 tweets and … Continue reading

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Shooting Hoops: “Why’s this so Good?”

With the spotlight squarely on his shoulders, Oregon senior Olu Ashaolu earned his accolades. On Jan. 17, Ashaolu was the subject of a glowing feature story by Oregonian beat writer Lindsay Schnell. Two days later, he was leading the Ducks … Continue reading

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Cal Young Resources and Links

Located just north of the Willamette River, Eugene’s Cal Young neighborhood is a bustling blend of homes, businesses, schools and parks. This post provides links to resources where residents and visitors can learn more about what the community has to … Continue reading

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J361 Twitter Scavenger Hunt

Read my @Storify story: "Get to Know the U of O" sfy.co/WHV #storify #jrlweb #j361— Ben DeJarnette (@BenDJduck) January 26, 2012

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Shooting Hoops: Ducks Basketball on Twitter

For breaking news, live updates and inside scoop, Twitter is among the best ways to follow Oregon Ducks basketball. A number of beat writers, columnists and players use the social networking site to connect with fans and link to stories. … Continue reading

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