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A Scene Within a Scene

How the members of the Whiteaker neighborhood art scene have helped create one of the biggest and most diverse music scenes on the West Coast by Reed Jackson On a damp spring night in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

Reed Jackson Like everyone else in class, I’m experiencing some unexpected difficulties. The local musicians are surprisingly hard to contact. Most musicians, as a promotional and business tool, are easily accessible. Some of the bands I’m dealing with are only reachable by myspace, which … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update: Music in the Whiteaker

Like Alex, I too believe that my enterprise project is going relatively well. Last week, I was able to conduct an interview with Sam Bond’s bartender/ music booker Drew Caldwell. He helped immensely in shedding some light on my topic, which was relieving because when I … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Corrupt Psychiatric Homes

Reed Jackson In a yearlong reporting effort by New York Times’ writer Clifford J. Levy, more than 5,000 pages of annual state reports were drawn up and over 200 interviews were conducted to show the mistreatment of the mentally ill … Continue reading

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A Man of the People

Reed Jackson On a quiet, warm spring afternoon in Eugene, Drew Caldwell stands happily amongst the people. His voice carries a calming tone, speaking warmly to the customers as they order their velvety stouts and golden pale ales. A light … Continue reading

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New Crest Drive Too Narrow

Reed Jackson The newly rebuilt section of Crest Drive in South Eugene is generating frustration amongst local residents and officials. “It’s too narrow,” said Nancy Frisch, who has lived in the area for over three years. “The idea of making … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Overcoming Disadvantages to Succeed

by Reed Jackson Although the stories found under the Chicago Tribune’s “happy news” section may come off somewhat clichéd and tacky at times, amongst the pictures of smiling monkeys and old women going to their first prom are some very … Continue reading

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Eugene’s Whiteaker Neighborhood Thrives in Unstable Economy

Local residents say the neighborhood has greatly improved in the past two years By Reed Jackson Despite an ailing economy, Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood is stronger than ever thanks to the positive influence of growing businesses in the area. With the … Continue reading

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Sam Bond’s Garage

By Reed Jackson On a cool, rain-drenched spring night in Eugene, there may be no better place to refuel your energy than Sam Bond’s Garage. Located in Eugene’s eclectic Whiteaker neighborhood, Sam Bond’s has been serving brews since the mid-nineties … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Remaining Young While Working in the White House

By Reed Jackson Ashley Parker’s “All the Obama 20-Somethings,” a piece published recently in the New York Times, is an extremely interesting narrative on the young staff members that help make up the President’s administration. Using detailed descriptions and well-placed … Continue reading

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