Author Archives: elizacollins

A Place Off The Streets

Flour dust covers everything. Bowls are overflowing with tomato sauce. Plates piled high with pepperonis, olives, and cheeses have been crammed onto two small tables. Clusters of people crowd around the ingredients, attempting to make their ideal pizza. Someone looking … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside Neighbors Say “No” to Capstone

A new student complex has been proposed for 13th Avenue, between Willamette and Olive Street, but not everyone believes in giving a break to the developers. Residents of the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood were not happy about the proposed 10-year tax … Continue reading

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The Queen of Jazzercise

One women stands on a stage in the front of the room, she wears a tie-dye workout shirt and black sweatband. People have been filing into the room for fifteen minutes. As people come in they gravitate towards their friends … Continue reading

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The Process of Writing A Profile on a Jazzercise Instructor

I began my search for my profile subject the first time I walked into my neighborhood and passed a charming old house that had been converted into a naturopathic clinic. My parents are naturopathic doctors and I thought it would … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside Deals With Large Homeless Population

People who live and work in the neighborhood complain of a large number of homeless and displaced community members. By Eliza Collins On a sunny Friday morning the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood looks straight out of a movie. Daffodils cover front … Continue reading

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Educational Reform Begins With Passion

Each person needs to become an activist for something he is passionate about according to a prominent social activist who spoke Thursday at the University of Oregon.  Bill Ayers, an activist in the world of social justice, spoke to a … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside: A Pleasant Place

Jefferson Westside neighborhood in Eugene is loved for its interesting people and close proximity to the rest of the city, but residents and visitors wish it wasn’t so stuck in its ways. Aaron Chester lives in Jefferson Westside and owns … Continue reading

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Exploring Jefferson Westside Neighborhood

The Jefferson Westside Neighborhood begins on Chambers street and is easily accesible by taking the 76 bus from campus. The neighborhood is mainly residential, with each house showing off it’s own character. Jefferson Westside’s streets are tree lined and flowers, especially … Continue reading

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A bit about Eliza Collins

My name is Eliza Collins and I am a sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona. I am a Journalism major with a minor in Chinese, all of which will hopefully help me reach my career goal of working as a foreign correspondent … Continue reading

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