Author Archives: Barbara Bellinger

About Barbara Bellinger

Journalism major and Spanish minor at University of Oregon

Drugs Don’t Win in Whiteaker — People Do

By Barbara Bellinger Needles on the Ground A homeless man sits calmly at a beaten-up picnic table in Washington Jefferson Park. His blue eyes glaze over as his body slowly slumps until he is leaning on the table. The heroin … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

I feel well positioned to complete the remaining pieces of my Enterprise story. Several minutes ago, I arranged a time on Monday to interview a teacher at the Whiteaker Head Start Center. I will also be taking pics of her … Continue reading

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From Tripping on Acid to Giving it Away

She gathers the locally made food and drink, dons her brightly painted garden clogs and, dog at her side, joins her guests in the backyard. “Hey, ladies,” she calls in greeting, as Scooter scampers toward the group, happy to be … Continue reading

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Whiteaker on Drugs

A Community Strives to Overcome a Decades Long Dilemma Barbara Bellinger, Reporter ———————————————————————– “Heroin.” “Needles.” “Junkies.” Three words used by residents of the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon to describe the chronic drug problem that stymies their efforts at revamping … Continue reading

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Immigration from Different Perspectives

When reporters write about illegal immigration it’s about the problems. They write about tensions between political parties and what each party thinks are the solutions to said problems. They write about conflicts within neighborhoods, fathers and mothers being deported, children … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Head Start Helps ELL Children Feel at Home

Young English Language Learners are celebrated within the walls of Whiteaker’s Head Start program located at 21 N. Grand Street. This particular Head Start school is designed for preschoolers so the age range of students is from 3 to 5 … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Neighborhood Resources

The Whiteaker neighborhood is known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, beaneries, and breweries. However, the Whiteaker also provides a wide range of community services to its, just as varied, population. Community Organizations Whiteaker Community Council Online Newsletter for Blogs, … Continue reading

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Know your Passion, Challenge Preconceptions, Write, Write, Write, and Talk to People.

Ruxandra Guidi Border Reporter, KPBS Public Radio & Fronteras RuxandraGuidi (twitter) Ruxandra Guidi is a Fronteras reporter for KPBS in San Diego. She covers the United States-Mexico border, immigration issues, and culture. Her previous work includes reporting and production for … Continue reading

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My Little Babushka

The street outside is empty of signs of life. A line of single-story, pale, metal-sided warehouses line both sides of the vacant avenue. The abandoned appearance and the overhanging fog lend an apocalyptic air to the scene. A splotch of … Continue reading

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Immigration Tweeters

In the digital age we find ourselves in, social media continues to transform communication. Twitter is a social medium that allows a user to post a “tweet” of 140 characters to his/her feed. Twitterers “follow” other tweeters who are of … Continue reading

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