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About bouchat

I am a blogger specializing in investigative reporting and editorial commentary. Currently a junior at the University of Oregon, I am majoring in journalism and Japanese.

The Secondhand Solution

Resale shops in Eugene offer the frugal buyer a variety of choices By Sydney Bouchat In here, nothing bought is ever new. Each item comes from humble, often desperate, beginnings. Every worn out ’90s television speaker, every tarnished gold necklace, … Continue reading

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U.S.S. Enterprise – Update 2

My enterprise story concerning business trends of secondhand stores in Eugene is underway! Thus far, I have completed preliminary interviews with the owners of two stores in Eugene: Your Place and Northwest Pawn. While I believe pawn shops fit well … Continue reading

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U.S.S. Enterprise update

For my enterprise story, I am analyzing the business trends of secondhand stores in Eugene. Thus far in quest, I have contacted three businesses: Your Place(secondhand shop), Northwest Pawn (pawn shop) and Ace Trading Co. (pawn shop). I was able to contact the … Continue reading

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Settva Gallery – A Dream Come True

One small art gallery with one big smile By Sydney Sam Bouchat Light glints off the glassware, making it shine. The grey weather does nothing to this fragile gallery, and each work of art embodies a sunny disposition, one exceeded … Continue reading

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Eugene Residents Predict 2012 Campaign

Residents of Eugene’s Friendly Area Neighborhood express confidence in Romney’s success, Obama’s shortcomings  By Sydney Sam Bouchat The upcoming presidential race of 2012 has many Eugene residents guessing at the future of their country. The widely publicized GOP debates leave … Continue reading

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The Coffee Chronicles: Articles about the Java

Was Coffee the Secret to Voltaire’s Genius? I enjoy little more than a cup of coffee and good literature. When the two are combined, I become quite the happy camper. On a guest post at Daily Shot of Coffee, Jim … Continue reading

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A Monopoly on Blood

Lane Memorial Blood Bank has been serving Lane County since 1961. The nonprofit bank move to 2211 Willamette St. in the Friendly Area Neighborhood of Eugene, Or. in 1979, and changed its name to Lane Blood Center in February of … Continue reading

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Friendly Area Neighborhood Reference Links

Below is a list of businesses, schools and parks that are resourceful within the Friendly Neighborhood community. From the French Immersion School to the Community Emergency Response Team, it is easy to find something for everyone in this area. Medical … Continue reading

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Interview with a Coffee Enthusiast

Kelly Stewart is the editor of Roast Magazine, a bi-monthly publication dedicated to the technical side of coffee and aimed at its roasters. While caring for a 7-month-old baby at home, Stewart still manages to complete her professional duties with … Continue reading

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The air is heavy with that trademark spice

The air is heavy with that trademark spice. Dishes clatter as patrons gather their utensils from the corner. Forks, spoons, knives, hot to the touch from a recent run through the dishwasher. Friends laugh in pairs at small square tables. … Continue reading

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