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About stephanieessin

Currently in pursuit of my Master's of Multimedia Journalism at the University of Oregon. 23, Media enthusiast.

Bird is the Word

BY STEPHANIE ESSIN The Willamette Valley is chock full of outdoor activities. As Oregon heads into spring, it is time to set out and see the great outdoors. In the Willamette Valley, bird is the word. 

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Getting the Tough Stains Out; Struza’s Bright Side of Life

BY STEPHANIE ESSIN Every Sunday and Tuesday Rick and Kathleen Struza take off work together and spend the day taking care of their animals. Their family consists of 3 chickens, 4 dogs, 7 or 8 ferrel cats and 2 indoor … Continue reading

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Goodpasture Neighborhood Imposes Bad Threat for Bike and Car Theft: Midterm Part IV

By Stephanie Essin|Reporting 1 Student Numerous reports of bike and car theft have some Goodpasture Island’s residents taking precautionary measures. The reports were in numerous parts of the Goodpasture neighborhood and even inside of businesses. Goodpasture is known for being … Continue reading

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J-TEA Interview with Josh Chamberlain: Q&A

In 2004, Josh Chamberlain started to build up his business and eventually opened J-TEA on Friendly St. 2007. Since J-TEA’s renovation in 2010, it has become one of Eugene’s most unique tea houses. Chamberlain became extremely educated about tea after … Continue reading

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Profile Search: Goodpasture

My plan for my profile is to interview the owner of the Goodpasture dry cleaners, the “Cleanery”. Kathleen Sturza, the owner of the business would be an amazing profile subject. I have interviewed her before for a previous assighnment. She is … Continue reading

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I Spy: a Scene From Goodpasture

The buzzing of the refrigerator and dishwasher behind the back counter washes out the sounds of water splashing over plates and silverware. There is a slight hint of onions in the air mixed with wheat. “Working like that all the … Continue reading

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“Why’s this so good?”: A Tealightful Applause for Lisa Richardson

When It comes to blogging about specialty teas, it can become extremely monotonous steeping through all of the lazy descriptive bloggers that post about how “good” their tea palate is. Let’s face it: blogging about tea isn’t all that interesting. … Continue reading

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Goodpasture Neighborhood: Delta Ponds Development

Eugene’s Delta Ponds is located in the Goodpature neighborhood. This 150-acre waterway has numerous associated riparian areas, channels, ponds and wetlands. Delta Ponds is under ownership of the City of Eugene who recently completed a large restoration project for the … Continue reading

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Goodpasture Neighborhood: Public Services

In the Goodpasture neighborhood there are many resources and businesses that cater to Eugene area residents. Cascade Sierra Solutions “offers the most comprehensive services for medium and heavy-duty diesel fleet owners and independent owner operators seeking to upgrade their fleets … Continue reading

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Storify T#is!

The #JRLWEB Twitter based scavenger hunt has been an interesting way to view the works of journalism students at different Universities. Me and my reporting 1 classmates took part in the scavenger hunt. Now it’s time to storify t#is! My … Continue reading

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