Monthly Archives: May 2013

Grateful Harvest Farm

By: Kyle Hebel With her worn-out blue jeans, brown jacket, green apron stained by all kinds of fruit and vegetables, Kim Berry begins to spray water on some organic apples as a customer is in a deep conversation with herself. … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Funnies

Geoffrey “Geoff” Ridley takes copious notes sitting during his cinema studies class. He follows along with a slideshow for his beginning screenwriting course and fills his notebook top to bottom with notes about plot elements that every good film script … Continue reading

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Grand Flavors

Tamara Oldenburg-Sires is an olive oil expert.  By Alisha Jucevic “Come on over here and give it a try,” says Tamara Oldenburg-Sires, motioning for a customer to follow her to the tasting bar set up at the back of the … Continue reading

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Bean There, Done That

A barista tells her story about her journey to Eugene, Oregon By Rachel Davidson The smell of freshly ground coffee fills the room. Four people wait in line, a cash register ‘clinks’ close, a machine whistles, and lined glass bottles … Continue reading

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Not an Oldy, Just a Goody

Small business is sweet independence for Eugene local, Katie Osset. By Jasmin Jimenez Retrieving jars filled with Jelly Bellys or gummy sharks from shelves to then refill those jars or arranging vintage candy on a table to be atheistically pleasing … Continue reading

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Freaky Fast, Freaky Good

By Max O’Neil EUGENE, Ore. — On the corner of Seventh Avenue and Washington street in Eugene, it is 11:00, and a typical quiet start to a sunny Wednesday morning at Jimmy John’s: makers of the “world’s greatest gourmet sandwiches … Continue reading

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Flip-flops and brew: a recipe for success

Sauntering through the front door of the restaurant, the brown leather flip-flops pop against the psychedelic carpet of color beneath Nils Stark’s feet. He surveys the walls on either side of him, slowly scanning the items hanging up. To his … Continue reading

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From Gondola to Food Cart: Wrapped up in Love

EUGENE, Ore. — Early Tuesday morning, the smell of peanut sauce fills Kesey Square in downtown Eugene. As Eric Thomason’s wife Jessica preps the food cart for the day, he sniffs the air, smiles, and says, “I want to get … Continue reading

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Asman’s Balance

UO Student reaches for musical dreams while juggling school, work, and a band. By Rick Lindfors – J361 staff writer Eugene, Ore — The room is 10 feet by 15 feet. A drum set occupies one corner, and guitar and … Continue reading

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Temporary Ink, Lasting Impression

By Ella Gummer The day before Mother’s Day, Emily Bishop’s henna booth at Eugene’s Saturday Market boasts a small paper sign, advertising “MOM” hearts for only $5. Sunset colored fabrics drape her henna booth, protecting her from the strong afternoon … Continue reading

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