Author Archives: Tess

About Tess

I am the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of HardCider International--an online magazine dedicated to hard cider and the cultures that surround it around the world. I am also an English teacher working in Asturias, Spain. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Japanese.

A Red Cross Enterprise Story

Story, photography and multimedia by: Tess Jewell-Larsen Background on the Oregon Pacific Chapter of the Red Cross They unload from the cars and walk to Autzen stadium to set up before fans start showing up for the Oregon vs. Arizona … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

I feel pretty good about what I have done and that most everything has been compiled and is looking like something that I might actually turn in. The enterprise story is mostly done except for a few editing matters and … Continue reading

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Update on Red Cross Enterprise Story

Not a lot has changed. I need to get in touch with the Red Cross and Keffer again to get more background information on the Oregon Pacific Chapter of the Red Cross and it’s youth services programs. I’m hoping to … Continue reading

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Red Cross Enterprise Story Makes Advances

Starting the enterprise story was a little daunting at first. I didn’t know what I could do in the Trainsong neighborhood that hadn’t already been done and that would show a little more about the happenings in the neighborhood itself. … Continue reading

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Profile: A Red Cross Youth Services Coordinator

By Tess Jewell-Larsen When the video started, Nathan Keffer was not sure of the reactions that would come from watching the Red Cross and Red Crescent teach hand-washing songs to Haitian children. But when the video ends a 15-year-old boy … Continue reading

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Trainsong Residents Don’t Hold Their Breath for Change

By Tess Jewell-Larsen The elections may change the names in the rosters and the ballot measures on paper but Trainsong residents are not expecting much to come of it. “I suspect change will happen more slowly now,” Ray Wissig, Eugene … Continue reading

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Tweets from the Fashion World

The fashion world is alive on Twitter. Whether it’s just to talk about a fashion sighting, a tweet to advertise a new blog post or article, or to inform the world of the happenings behind the glossy pages in the … Continue reading

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Trainsong is Cleaning Up

Written By Andrew Creasey, Kourtney Hannaway, Tess Jewell-Larsen, and Emma Salo Despite Trainsong’s lurking negative reputation, Neighborhood Association Chair Nicole Sharette is cleaning up her city segment and polishing it for success. Sharette takes time out of her busy schedule … Continue reading

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Q&A with Angie Cox of YouLookFab.com

She started Youlookfab.com as a way to tell people more about personal styling and turned it into a world where women from all over can connect and be included in an intelligent and supportive community based around personal fashion. Angie … Continue reading

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Life In Trainsong Has Space But Pollution Rules

By Tess Jewell-Larsen The Eugene neighborhood named after its rail yard surroundings has also a legacy of pollution and dirt that is caused by its namesake. “It’s really bad, and it’s bad for our lungs when it’s that bad,” Says … Continue reading

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