Author Archives: Andrew Creasey

Profile: Helen Carroll

At first glance, Helen Carroll does not look like a champion of environmental justice. A white cotton sweater, decorated with a sewn-on pattern of golden, glitter-bedecked trees that shimmer in the light, clings to her diminutive figure. With short white … Continue reading

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Trainsong On Politics

While the November 2 elections could signal a dramatic change of the guard, Trainsong resident do not foresee the results or emerging leaders impacting their future. With several ballot measures, state and federal Senate seats and the governor’s office in … Continue reading

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This Week in Science Technology, Plus Some Tweets

It was another week filled with scientific discoveries that continue to redefine the possibilities of human existence, push technology into new frontiers and even question our grasp on the nature of reality itself. In a clinical trail that will surely … Continue reading

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Dr. Charles Parker and Corepsych

Corepsych is a medical blog about the applicability of emerging theories and technologies in neuroscience and cellular biology and psychiatry. Dr. Charles Parker, a psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience, manages the blog, which he started almost 10 years … Continue reading

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Trainsong Residents Concerned with Pollution, Meth

Trainsong residents voiced concerns over pollution, soil contamination and drug use during street interviews conducted on Friday, Oct. 22. The neighborhood, which is located next to Union Pacific Railroad, has a history of pollution issues. “The dirt is horrendous,” said … Continue reading

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Not So Happy Hour at O’Donnell’s Pub

It was a sparse turn out for O’Donnell’s Pub’s happy hour on Monday. The setting 6 p.m. sun crept through the window blinds, throwing parallel shadows across tables topped with Keno cards and Pendleton whiskey advertisements. The stench of cigarette … Continue reading

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Stem Cell News: Now You Have to Read

Stem cells, the controversial cellular chameleon, was at the top of the science presses this week. Since their inception, these cells, which have the ability to morph into any type of cell in the human body, have polarized the public. … Continue reading

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Trainsong Weighs in on General Election Ballot Measures

Residents in the Trainsong neighborhood shared their views on several measures on the upcoming ballot for the Oregon General Elections on Nov. 2. The proposals, Measures 73, 74, and 76, have elicited varied reactions from the voting populace due to … Continue reading

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Tracking the Future: Science and Humanity

Science is moving the human race forward at an exponential rate. Each day we are confronted with emerging technologies and discoveries that redefine what it means to be human. From body organs communicating with smart phones, to robotic legs that … Continue reading

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The Trainsong Paradox

Trainsong is a neighborhood of contrast. The perimeter is an open, formless expanse of untamed grassland that unfolds into rigid parallel lines of steel railroad track and rubber power lines. Within the narrow confines of the small neighborhood, sounds clash … Continue reading

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