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A movement for the Earth

Sustainability Movement in the Amazon Neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon is driving change and bringing residents closer together. By Matthew Taylor Jordan There are few places where “welcome” takes on a greater significance than words stitched in a floor mat. Then … Continue reading

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Amazon Neighbors Update

Meeting with Dave Stucky went well, managed to obtain the names of several people around the community growing their own gardens. Whitey Lueck who Stucky describes as a “local legend” is particularly interesting and I hope to hear from him … Continue reading

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Who Is Illegal? Media Analysis

by MJ Who is illegal? This is the question at the heart of the article “Student’s Arrest Tests Immigration Policy” by Robbie Brown for the New York Times. Is illegal a matter of documentation or a matter of who the … Continue reading

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A Man and His Garden

by Matthew Jordan The air is more breathable here. the scents of uncountable plants and vegetables are accompanied by the gentle humming of hundreds of nature’s hardest workers. There’s harmony in this garden, a circle of life. The bees pollinate … Continue reading

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Neighborhood: Big City Dreaming in Small Town USA

It’s not Eugene. Like a battle cry, the community members of Junction City proclaim their independence from “big city” development and look to a promising future. After Junction City’s largest employer Country Coach went out of business in 2009, Junction … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Are Terrorists Dumb?

MJ The danger of generalizing, this is what David Corn tries to emphasize in his article “Are Terrorists Dumb” on MotherJones.com. Following a number of failed terrorist attacks in the US, most recently in New York’s time square, attitudes towards … Continue reading

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Amazon Neighbors express concern over U of O presence

MJ In the red corner, students. In the blue corner, permanent residents. A battle is brewing in the Amazon neighborhood, and there seem to be no punches held. Longtime Amazon residents such as Ray Peterson resent the growing presence of … Continue reading

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Mazzi’s Restaurant Review

MJ Mazzi’s seems to have found a good home in Eugene. Founded 30 years ago by the son of a Sicilian Immigrant, Mazzi’s blends quirky and cozy Eugene atmosphere with authentic Italian and Sicilian family recipes. First and foremost, Mazzi’s … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: SI via Longreads

MJ Gareth Thomas “…the only openly gay male athelete.” Rarely has a headline made me reflect on society and analyze the taboo more than the one I found today on #longreads. Now I only recently found out who Gareth Thomas … Continue reading

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Amazon Incognito

MJ 1:49 on a muggy Monday afternoon, the threat of torrential rainfall lingers in the air, yet my bike ride from West Eugene was surprisingly dry. “You just missed the lunch rush,” says the server as I order a pizza … Continue reading

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