Author Archives: Branden Andersen

About Branden Andersen

Branden is a senior journalism major focusing on magazine journalism at the University of Oregon. He currently is the managing editor at FLUX magazine.

The Bike Vote: How urban cyclists are grabbing the attention of government from the grassroots up

Lee Shoemaker rides his government-owned commuter bike out toward the South Bank Trail in Eugene, Ore. A couple of days ago, he got an email from iBikeEugene — an iPhone application that his department created for riders to report problems … Continue reading

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The Prolonged Retirement of Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes stares through a window at Full City Coffee Roasters on 13th Avenue and High Street. The rain drizzles down in a steady pour, a late weather shift for the rainy Willamette Valley. A cup of green tea steams … Continue reading

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Q and A with The Huffington Post’s Tyler Kingkade

Tyler Kingkade is an assistant editor and student debt correspondent for the Huffington Post. He started contributing to the Huffington Post when he was in college, winning a couple of regional and national awards. From there, he moved on to … Continue reading

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Eugene cyclists weigh on local ballot measures

A cyclist rides through the University of Oregon campus. Photo by Branden Andersen. By: Branden Andersen For people who use cycling as their primary mode of transportation like Eugene resident Ellen Stember, the City of Eugene ballot form is more … Continue reading

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Why the New York Times’ “Degrees of Debt” is so good

By: Branden Andersen The New York Times is one of the most widely read and accepted publications of our generation and generations before us. They have access to nearly every state in the union and beyond. Therefore, they are the … Continue reading

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Fall weather shift cyclists’ trends

As the weather in Oregon gets colder and wetter, cycling becomes less appealing as a form of transport. “I still want to ride my bike when the weather gets worse, but it’s harder to convince yourself to do it,” said … Continue reading

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Twitter Accounts for Student Debt

Student debt is a relatively new topic considering the sudden influx in loans students have acquired. Therefore, there isn’t as much of an established base as I would love to be able to find. But, as a journalist who loves … Continue reading

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Student Debt Beat J361

Student Debt. In my opinion, it’s one of the hottest topics out there right now. People from every university and every walk of life are looking toward their graduation with a certain amount of excitement, but two-fold the amount of … Continue reading

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Introduction: Branden Andersen J361 MW

My name is Branden Andersen. I’m currently a senior journalism major at the University of Oregon focusing primarily in magazine journalism and secondarily in editorial journalism. I knew I was going to be a journalist at a young age. I … Continue reading

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