Author Archives: Lauren Fox

About Lauren Fox

I am a writer, a runner and a life observer. I love and value all people and have fallen in love with real journalism, the kind that influences people to think differently about the world they live in and the people they think they know. I used to believe I was meant to be a teacher, but I have learned that a good journalist is a teacher; They teach humanity and their classroom is the world.

A neighborhood tries to move on

A community heals after murders, but some say that a true remedy for the pain will never be found. Every night, freight trains rumble through the Whiteaker neighborhood. Their blaring horns wake the people sleeping on the ground next to … Continue reading

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A neighborhood heals

Enterprise Story of Lauren Fox

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The Whiteaker has taught me so much

When I picked the Whiteaker it was a random choice. I never intended it to mean so much. It is funny, but I have ridden the bus there quite a few times by myself. Going with the group is always … Continue reading

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The Whiteaker is full of things I will never forget.

I don’t have a car so whenever I have to go to the Whiteaker I take the bus. I think that is always an experience in itself. After spending a half hour waiting for the bus at the Eugene Bus … Continue reading

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College Journalism Matters, and it matters even more now.

The Oregonian laid off 37 employees last week and the Register Guard laid off 14, and my parents are still wondering why “I have to have” an internship this summer. The stress of finding something has been unbelievable, but I … Continue reading

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Trading places.

I picked the Whiteaker randomley, and all I can say is that I am glad that I did. I went on an adventure Monday morning to Eugene’s Southeast neighborhood, and it left a lot to be desired. As far as … Continue reading

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My Relationship Status on Facebook? Who knew that was a story idea.

When Martin Baron came to the University of Oregon last year to discuss the shrinking newsroom , he did mention having to cut down on overseas correspondents. However, he did not mention that the Boston Globe has an entire section … Continue reading

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Connie Shultz continues to impress me

Columns are one of those universal writing forms that usually cross city, state and even international borders. It is rare for a column’s message to apply to only one person, city or institution. It is more likely that the information … Continue reading

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Whiteaker residents get through the economic downturn with art.

Kari Johnson moved to the Whiteaker 20 years ago. A painter, she had no idea about its art scene, landmarks or economy when she arrived, but it didn’t take her long to fall for the neighborhood’s eclectic charm. Even in … Continue reading

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Whiteaker is unsure about development

t is no secret that the Whiteaker neighborhood is eccentric. A small neighborhood with murals, littered streets and delicious hole-in-the-walls, it is Eugene’s own Tribeca. However, the depressed economy adds insult to injury for a neighborhood already struck by poverty. We’re already the … Continue reading

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