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Despite It All, Business Flourishes in the Whiteaker

Businesses and people find ways to make their community grow. By Claire Staley A warm welcome on Blair Boulevard.

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Enterprise update

Claire Staley Like some other people, I’ve felt a little slowed down by the normal end-of-term implosion that always occurs, and always seems so much fiercer when summer’s just around the corner. I’ve been experiencing the frustration of sources flaking … Continue reading

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Enterprise story progress report: Whiteaker businesses.

I’m sure we’re all aware of this at this point, but it’s funny how with this type of project, doing work on it just makes you realize how much more work you have ahead of you. It’s a bit daunting, … Continue reading

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Media analysis: Russian orphans and American parents.

by Claire Staley The initial controversy surrounding the seven-year old Russian orphan rejected by his adopted American mother has died down. Though the incident sparked national outrage, the Russian government has declined to freeze adoptions to the United States. This … Continue reading

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“You want a story?”

“Here’s your story: you can say the service here sucks!” Yeah, Jordan Bentz is sort of like that. Waiting tables at PRI, Jordan never stops moving. Pacing from the kitchen window to tables inside at out, busing and serving food, … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: The Decade in Indie

by Claire Stalely For my media analysis this week, I clicked over, on a whim, to Pitchfork, one of the original bastions of online independent music journalism. I used to read it religiously, but have since abandoned it as largely … Continue reading

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Community ties keep neighborhood afloat.

Despite economic hardships, the Whiteaker flourishes. by Claire Staley At first glance, the potholes and heaps of garbage that are endemic to Eugene‚Äôs Whiteaker neighborhood suggest an area run down by economic hardship. But things are actually looking up. Business … Continue reading

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Pizza Research Institute.

by Claire Staley Pizza Research Institute, or PRI as it’s referred to colloquially, is a staple among Eugene natives. Famous for innovative ingredients served from an all-vegetarian kitchen, PRI fittingly made the move from its cramped former location on 13th … Continue reading

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“The Data-Driven Life” and our relationship with information.

by Claire Staley Searching through the @longreads Twitter feed, I found a tweet that grabbed my attention: a New York Times magazine article entitled “The Data-Driven Life. I was initially attracted to the article because the title itself raises implications … Continue reading

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The Whiteaker celebrates art, solidarity

by Claire Staley Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood prides itself on its eclectic and independent nature. The variety of the businesses and restaurants in the area are mirrored in the abundance of public art and quirky residential architecture. The Whiteaker Block Party … Continue reading

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