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The Oregon Hostel Experience

Discover Oregon’s Independent Hostels Hostels offer an alternative lodging to the standard hotel or B&B, and can be found all over the state of Oregon. By Cari Johnson Four bunk beds. Three backpackers. One bathroom. It’s not a hotel. It’s … Continue reading

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When Skin Meets Ink

Local tattoo artist talks about his punk rocker past, supporting his family, and the talent it takes to produce a decent tattoo. By Cari Johnson Bright pigments. Intricate details. Tools as sharp as pins. Oh, and human skin. Shawn “Felix … Continue reading

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Nomads and Needles: Whiteaker Residents Speak Up

Locals reflect on improvements of the Whiteaker, as well as problems the neighborhood still faces.  By Cari Johnson Kevin Maclean has lived in the Whiteaker neighborhood since 1983. “Back in the early 1990’s there was an open Heroin Market right … Continue reading

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Visiting professor lectures on colonialism and rule of law

“This is like a movie I would watch!” said a front row audience member. “You aren’t the first person to say that…” speaker Keally McBride responded. McBride lectured last Friday on British colonialism and the rule of law as a … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Residents Talk Art, Illegal Drug Abuse

While the Whiteaker neighborhood welcomes an artistic crowd in its all-inclusive community, individuals have expressed concerns about drug use and the homeless population. Zoe Gadsby, a manager at the Ninkasi Brewing Company, feels that the Eugene Mission brings an onset … Continue reading

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Getting Funky in the Whiteaker Neighborhood

Welcome to the historic Whiteaker neighborhood, where bicycles are plentiful and quirky art is never less than a foot away. Urban shops and sustainable cafes speckle the busy Blair Blvd, with residential pockets flushed around it. The south edge of … Continue reading

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Hello world, I’m Cari Johnson

I’m a journalism and international studies double major and a junior from Portland, Ore. I’ve written freelance articles for Ethos and the Daily Emerald’s Duck Life, and currently work for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts in the Department … Continue reading

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