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Cal Young is a safe place to live and a good place to observe nature.

By Matt DeBow Stella Star frequents Bond Lane Park in the Cal Young Neighborhood to walk her two small dogs and says she feels safe walking around in the area. Star moved from San Diego to the top of Kelly … Continue reading

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How the staff at the University of Oregon gets their news

By Matt DeBow The majority of the staff at the University of Oregon gets news online, according to a recent poll. Eighty percent of the staff went online to read the news and while everyone interviewed read the news in … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: “The Runaway General” by Michael Hastings .

By Matt DeBow Michael Hastings’ Rolling Stone article about Gen. Stanley McChrystal is a profile of the general who was in charge of Iraq. The article uses direct quotes to illustrate the general, but Hastings also uses Gen. McChrystal’s wife’s … Continue reading

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The Scene at Starbucks on Coburg Road.

By Matt DeBow The morning sun shines through the green leaves of a white alder tree on to one of the few empty tables at Starbucks on Coburg Road.  A motorcycle revs its engine in the parking lot while a … Continue reading

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Wildlife Restoration in the Cal Young Neighborhood

By Matt DeBow At the west border of the Cal Young Neighborhood lies the Willamette River. In the Cal Young Neighborhood the North Bank and East Bank trails follow the river. The North Bank trail cuts through Alton Baker Park … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: “2 men arrested in Hemet police attacks; 2 suspects remain at large, authorities say,” Los Angeles Times by Phil Willon

By Matt DeBow The lead of Phil Willon’s Los Angeles Times article about two men getting arrested is a standard news article written in the inverted pyramid style. The article uses a delayed identification lead and let’s the reader know … Continue reading

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Vendors Display Their Wares at Art and the Vineyard at Alton Baker Park

By Matt DeBow A Balloon Twister (or balloon animal artist), a women who makes furniture for pets, a traditional ceramist and a winemaker all displayed or made their goods at Art in the Vineyard. Art and the Vineyard started today … Continue reading

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Eugene’s Cal Young Neigborhood: Alton Baker Park

By Matt DeBow Ducks, Geese, Adults, Children and Dogs all enjoyed the sunshine today at Alton Baker Park. The border of Cal Young Neighborhood district is the Willamette River. One of the highlights along the river is Alton Baker Park. … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Prison Gang Life in Eugene

By Matt DeBow Karen McCowan wrote an in-depth profile of a reformed gangster in the Sunday Edition of the Register-Guard on June 6th titled: “Hometown GANG, An inmate decides to leave the life behind and testify against a fellow member” … Continue reading

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Matt DeBow

My name is Matt DeBow, I have been working at Sacred Heart Hospital for the past six years. I still work at the old building now known as Sacred Heart Medical Center University District. I am going into my senior … Continue reading

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