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Upstart Crow Studios: Providing Opportunities for the Whiteaker’s Youth

“Again! Again!” yelled Artistic Director Sarah Beth Byrum as twelve kids ranging from five to 15 fifteen years old retracted their steps on the stage and restarted their song. It’s rehearsal time for Peter Pan at Upstart Crow Studios in … Continue reading

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A glimpse of a Wandering Goat barista

BY KALIE WILBURN Kai Walling pours a latte to the soulful melodies of Johnny Cash playing in the shadowy Wandering Goat Coffee Company, located at 268 Madison Street in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene.  Sunlight pours through the blinds hung … Continue reading

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Midterm Part IV: Election Season in the Whiteaker

Whiteaker residents lean left as they weigh in on the Republican primaries By Kalie Wilburn With the next Republican primary looming in the coming weeks, residents of Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood weighed in on the Republican candidates and gave their predictions for November … Continue reading

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Whiteaker profile subject hunt

I spent my two free hours this afternoon on the streets of the Whiteaker, trying to come up with an idea for a profile subject. With limited time before having to return to campus for work, I was only able … Continue reading

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Laughing Planet through the eyes of a table top dinosaur

Dinosaurs, hanging plants and simplistic Ikea-looking table sets are scattered throughout the 7th & Blair Laughing Planet located on the edge of the Whiteaker neighborhood. The restaurant is curiously busy at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. Two middle-aged women dressed … Continue reading

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“Why’s this so good?” Remembering your first bicycle experience

In our culture, learning how to ride a bike for the first time is a major childhood accomplishment. At a young age, learning to finally ride without training wheels is a sign of maturity and skill. In a post on the … Continue reading

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My J361 Twitter Scavenger Hunt

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Chip Kelly leaving? University of Oregon students respond

After an evening of confusion surrounding Chip Kelly’s possible signing with an NFL team, University of Oregon students are talking. Surprise, disappointment and understanding were to be a common threads throughout the responses of students. Katie Dwyer, a master student … Continue reading

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Food, community and accessibility stand out to The Whiteaker’s residents and visitors

Leaving the bustling downtown of Eugene and heading westbound on toward The Whiteaker feels like entering a new world. The hums and honks of speeding cars grows quieter and life seems to slow down just a little bit. Commercial buildings … Continue reading

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Beat Blog 1: Biking in the Pacific Northwest

Whether you’re a dedicated commuter, an adventure-seeking mountain biker or a competitive cyclist, the Pacific Northwest can be a destination for all two-wheel riders! Human-powered transportation is popular throughout the California, Oregon and Washington areas. However, as popular as this sport can … Continue reading

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