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Rebuilding Amazon, One Step At a Time

By: Brooke Brown The Amazon needs a little TLC. Before you get too excited, we’re talking Eugene, Oregon here. The Amazon neighborhood may not be a massive rainforest, but it has its perks too. There are no lions or spider … Continue reading

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Reach Center: A Place for Amazon Neighbors

The Amazon Reach Center brought to life an old, unused church. Creator and director, Geni Morrow, had her eye on the building for years before finally getting the permission from the City of Eugene to purchase it. Now, it’s an … Continue reading

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Enterprise Analysis: The Float Builder

The article I analyzed this week was from The Oregonian and is about Dave Cohen, a volunteer float builder for the Portland Rose Festival. It pertains to my enterprise story because it’s about a man taking time to better his neighborhood, … Continue reading

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The Rebel Professor

An Entirely Different Approach to College Education Embraces the ‘Old School’ and Inspires Students By: Brooke Brown A maverick. And we’re not talking Tom Cruise here. They’re few and far between these days, and when we find them it’s as … Continue reading

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South University Has A Drinking Problem

By: Brooke Brown It’s a beautiful, scenic road with ivy-covered victorian-style houses and many a Lexus parked in carefully manicured driveways. On the sidewalk at the end of the driveway lays an empty fifth of Burnetts vodka and some crushed … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Justin Bieber Takes Over Pop Music

By: Brooke Brown In Claire Suddath’s feature story in Time Magazine on the new 16-year-old pop megastar Justin Bieber, Suddath takes an interesting angle. She takes the overwhelming success of the musical sensation and compares his rise to fame with that … Continue reading

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Amazon Locals Battle Student Behavior

From housing to traffic, students are expanding into Amazon and locals have something to say about it. By: Brooke Brown EUGENE, Ore. – Tension between locals and students in the Amazon neighborhood has increased due to loud music, parties, and … Continue reading

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Amazon Restaurant Review: Humble Bagel

By: Brooke Brown Anyone in Eugene walking near 24th and Hilyard in the morning could tell you exactly where the aroma of freshly baked bread is coming from: local hot spot Humble Bagel. Upon walking in, the small cafe welcomes … Continue reading

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Brooke’s Media Analysis: All About The Pill

By: Brooke Brown On the 50th Anniversary of “The Pill,” Time Magazine’s Nancy Gibbs gives a deep look into the scientific and cultural impact of such an influential drug. By weaving together the complex social attitudes of the different decades regarding … Continue reading

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In Amazon, Students and Eugenians Must Coexist

By: Brooke Brown EUGENE, Ore. – As the University of Oregon population grows, more students are expanding into the Amazon neighborhood, causing a divide between the newcomers and the locals. Students looking for housing have expanded into Amazon mainly due … Continue reading

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