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About sverbano

University of Oregon Sophomore majoring in journalism.

Infill Threatens Another Quiet College Town Neighborhood

Seeing a rural, peaceful neighborhood be swallowed up by an encroaching university is hard to watch. All of the sudden, families who have lived the majority of their lives in one unchanging spot are forced to reckon with a unique … Continue reading

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E-Lud: A True Oregon Eccentric (Profile Attempt #2)

He probably doesn’t realize what he is doing, letting a stranger in his 24th and University house and all. As if the friend of a friend counts as an acquaintance, he seems more than happy to open up his domain … Continue reading

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The Numbers Don’t Lie, Sarah.

So, after the turmoil and humiliation of last year’s presidential race, Sarah Palin has written a book called Going Rogue: An American Life. I do not particularly care for the politician, and have no intention of reading said book, so … Continue reading

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Amazon Community Center/Park/Pool

Amazon Neighborhood is home to quite the extensive public recreation park, Amazon Park . When you are allowed to stroll through its 90 acres without being impeded by rain, it offers an array of activities for all age groups. Its … Continue reading

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Ft. Hood Shootings…Fox News “Terrorism”

Twelve soldiers died in the massacre of Fort Hood on November 5th. Thirty-one more were wounded. Needless to say, it was a terrible tragedy. As if the danger that American military personnel are in with two wars going on was … Continue reading

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Amazon Neighborhood Businesses are Recession-Proof

Throughout the last year of nation-wide economic stagnation, various locally owned and run businesses in Eugene’s Amazon Neighborhood are managing to stay afloat. Several stores off of Hilyard St, including Evolution Gaming, Sundance Wine Cellars, and Black Sun Books, have … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken

While flipping through the pages of Inside Reporting, I again came upon the text box titled, “Five Legendary Journalists Every Reporter Should Know.” Out of these five, Mark Twain, Nellie Bly, H.L. Mencken, Ernest Hemingway, and Hunter S. Thompson. Out … Continue reading

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Amazon Neighborhood: A Community Dedicated to Sustainability and Cooperation

On my first tour of Amazon Neighborhoods, I developed a hunch that its residents deeply cared about the sustainability of their community. After researching some of the issues that the community faces, as well as talking to a member of … Continue reading

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Neighborhood “Tour” (Interview)

Finding a representative from Amazon Neighborhoods to speak and walk with turned out to be more difficult than we had planned. Though our group utilized our individual resources, unbalanced teamwork eventually paid off. I personally started with the Amazon Neighborhood … Continue reading

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A Lazy Hour at University Park

There are few places more choked full of sensory overload than University Park on a sunny day. The park is located in South Eugene on 24th street, and the dozen-block walk from campus consists of nothing worse than a few … Continue reading

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