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Saving Green in Amazon

Saving Green in Amazon by ALLI JARVINEN Some Amazon neighbors are doing more than just thinking green, they’re living it Sealed tighter than a zip lock bag, Peter Reppe’s South Eugene home reflects what he calls his “fanatic drive to … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update: Home Sustainability Changes Mean Savings

Saving Green by Alli Jarvinen After attending my neighborhood’s monthly Steering Committee Meeting last week, I found that my topic changed, hopefully in the right direction.  I had initially wanted to write about the real estate market in the area, … Continue reading

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Elephants Struggle to Survive Ivory Trade Expansion

Media Analysis:  Illicit ivory trade imperils Africa’s remaining elephants by Alli Jarvinen As read in section A17 in The Seattle Times, May 16, 2010 Activists say that by 2020 the African elephant could be nearly extinct.  Ivory is in high … Continue reading

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From Outsider to Community Leader

by Alli Jarvinen Erik Muller could be called a “turkey burgher”.  Although he  has some German blood, when Muller calls himself a “burgher” he doesn’t mean the kind between two sesame-seed buns. As for the turkey, it has nothing to … Continue reading

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Sleepy Students Can’t Catch a Wink

South University neighborhood students concerned with sleep deprived nights and uninvited guests along campus boundary by Alli Jarvinen Living in the South University neighborhood means constant partying for some University of Oregon students, but for others the neighborhood offers a … Continue reading

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“I Love My Ducks” Surprises Creators with Fame and Fortune

Media Analysis : When the Shirt Hits the Fans by Alli Jarvinen This week’s analysis centers on an article from the  Oregon Quarterly by Ross West.  Because the three students who came up with “I Love My Ducks” are journalism … Continue reading

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Off-Campus Housing Alters South Eugene Dynamic

Amazon Neighbors Reluctantly Accept Student Renters by Alli Jarvinen EUGENE, Ore. – Loud music, vehicle traffic, and college students have infiltrated the quiet, bike-friendly Amazon neighborhood in south Eugene. Many single family homes have been converted into student rentals, causing … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Burrito Amigos

Authentic, Fresh Mexican Food in Amazon by Alli Jarvinen EUGENE, Ore – Peel and stick tile flooring, red and white neon lights, and sparkly red chairs.: This is not the environment you’d expect to find tasty, authentic Mexican food, but … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday, Birth Control Pill

by Alli Jarvinen On May 9th the birth control pill will turn 50 years old.  The FDA approved the Pill on May 9, 1960 causing excitement and panic.  For this birthday party there won’t be any “over the hill” jokes … Continue reading

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Amazon Neighbors Are Eco-Friends

by Alli Jarvinen EUGENE, Ore. – Chickens, roof gardens, compost, and recycled furniture make this south Eugene neighborhood a hub for sustainable living.  Residents of the Amazon neighborhood are making efforts to lower their environmental impact. In green Eugene, forward … Continue reading

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