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Not Your Average Food Cart

It’s easy to forget where you are as you sit at Ubon Thai Kitchen. The soothing sounds of water fountains, wind chimes, and musical stylings that range from John Mayer to Chinese tribal music drown out the sounds of the … Continue reading

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The Man Behind The Brewery

Jeff Althouse took a tour of the Olympia Brewing factory in Washington and loved it.Later at age 17 he had his first beer, a can of Hamm’s. The Eugene born Althouse has come a long way from that can of … Continue reading

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Trainsong Sings a New Tune

Gangs, drugs, and criminals. These were the words Trainsong residents and business owners once used to define their neighborhood. Community, clean-up, and initiative are the words they now use to define an area that has taken steps to improve its … Continue reading

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Bill Ayers Reflects on The State of Education and Democracy

Bill Ayers, education professor and senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered his thoughts on the flaws of our country’s education system and citizen’s role in Democracy Thursday night. Students, professors, and Eugene residents alike packed … Continue reading

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A Changing Perception

As Jon Crawford strolled through Trainsong Park with his dog Kingpin on Friday morning he had the whole place to himself and that’s just the way he likes it. “Everyone here keeps to theirselves,” he said. “This is on of … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Trainsong

  As Dillon and I searched for the Trainsong neighborhood on our trusted two wheelers we quickly realized we should have brought a map. The rather small, railroad filled area of Eugene proved rather difficult to find. Bordered by Hwy. … Continue reading

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Kyle Shepanek, The Young Wino

Hello classmates I go by the name of Kyle Shepanek. I’m a senior from Lake Oswego, Ore., majoring in journalism and minoring in business and communication studies. I would love to write about food and wine for a magazine one … Continue reading

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