Author Archives: alansylvestre

About alansylvestre

I'm a professional videographer and photographer My interests in storytelling are related to the way people interact with governing bodies, and vice versa. I find joy in telling stories around human interest. My specialties are in videography and photography.

Bridging the gap: connections being made between cities

  Hunched over the handlebars to her 2011 navy blue Torker InterUrban, Allison Camp glances down at her silver accents and the teal green Brooks saddle carefully mounted on the body and climbs into the saddle ready to make her … Continue reading

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From Nigeria to Glenwood: the tale of Wole Bankole

Humanitarian efforts are seen worldwide through Bankole’s experiences with quarry.  By: Alan Sylvestre Rows of stoves are displayed out front as the smell of burning wood radiates throughout the air. Boxes of 2 ft. diameters are stacked 10 ft. high … Continue reading

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2013 Oscars. What are your thoughts?

Members of the Glenwood community shared their opinions about the Hollywood ceremony. By: Alan Sylvestre Glenwood, Ore.- Residents of Glenwood voiced their opinion about the upcoming Oscars. Many community members felt Hollywood is out of touch with the needs of … Continue reading

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Les Zaitz: Q & A

For this Q & A, I chose to conduct a phone interview with Les Zaitz, Senior Investigative Reporter for The Oregonian, who specializes in the correctional system beat. Zaitz has reported at numerous correctional facilities in Oregon, and several of … Continue reading

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Super Bowl #J412 Chat

Numerous students, journalists, and simply enthusiastic writers and “tweeters” gather together to discuss the Super Bowl. Some anticipate possible records in the amount of social usage, while other discuss the financial costs of advertising. Here’s a recap of the lengthy … Continue reading

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Observation Assignment: Glenwood, Ore.

A woman wearing a blue fleece jacket races to the driver’s side of her Dodge Charger yielding today’s copy of The Register Guard in her left hand at 12:30. As she drives off down Franklin Blvd., numerous cars and trucks … Continue reading

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#WJChat on Training

Today’s topic on #wjchat is whether or not we spend enough time on training. I spend a ton of time training because I’m studying this in college, but even so, I feel there’s always room for more. After discussing that, … Continue reading

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Why is it so good? A story by Boise Weekly

While I was browsing the internet for good articles on “tweeting”, I was having problems finding articles other than breaking news stories on the conditions in U.S. prisons. Luckily, using the wonderful skills bestowed upon me by the faculty at … Continue reading

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I-5 construction presents challenges for local businesses

GLENWOOD, Ore.- Construction of I-5 bridge presents obstacles to the current conditions of Glenwood. Business owners look for alternative solutions to attract new customers.

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Glenwood Neighborhood Beat Assignment

Eugene and Springfield are both relatively small communities nestled in the center of the Willamette Valley only an exit away from I-5. But, what most people don’t know is that between the two sits a very small community known as … Continue reading

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