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A Downtown is Never Finished

By Casey Pechan The Many Attempts at New Downtown Like spring cleaning, the Downtown Springfield cleanup is something that city officials and Main Street residents keep returning to year after year. In the 1950’s, a short informational video was made … Continue reading

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Directing History

By Casey Pechan Jim Cupples has a sense for changing tides. And when the tide really began to change, he moved from Brooklyn New York to Eugene, Oregon. Director of the Springfield Museum since October of last year, Cupples left … Continue reading

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Midterm: Springfield Weighs in on Immigration

By Casey Pechan Recently the Senate has taken a break from discussing gun control to propose a possible immigration reform which was quickly countered by House Republicans. Here in Springfield Oregon, residents had equally differentiating opinions. SPRINGFIELD- Like most Americans, … Continue reading

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Beat: Downtown Springfield Observations

By Casey Pechan Momma’s Kitchen is one of the last well lit corners of Downtown Springfield. Occasionally a car silently drives by, its lights briefly flashing past in the darkness. There are no streetlights, and pedestrians have long since retreated … Continue reading

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Why is this so Good, A Look Into Paul Theroux’s “The Country Just Over the Fence”

By Casey Pechan Beginning with the description of a simple painted sign, “to Mexico,” Theroux takes the reader on a cross-cultural excursion which is a mere fence away from Arizona.  “The Country Just Over the Fence,” begins at its natural beginning, the border. … Continue reading

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Still More to Improve in Downtown Springfield

By: Casey Pechan Two strip clubs and two bars have already been shut down, but according to shopkeepers, Downtown Springfield has a ways to go when it comes to gaining foot traffic. Main Street has come a long way from the … Continue reading

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Tweeting Travel Writers

By: Casey Pechan As I said before in a previous post, there are many travel writers out there, and many of them are active on twitter. Selecting the good from the bad, and the informative from the pointless can be … Continue reading

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The Arts in Downtown Springfield Oregon

By Casey Pechan Downtown Springfield Oregon has much to offer. From shopping and dining to museums and theatre, there is plenty to keep anyone occupied. However the variety of art in Downtown Springfield is especially scintillating.  Art Walk: Every second Friday … Continue reading

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Check Out Downtown Springfield

While Downtown Springfield is only a short drive from the U of O campus. It is often overlooked by students. The Main Street may be small but Downtown Springfield offers more to be curious about than one would think.  By … Continue reading

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Beat Blog: Who and Where to go for Travel Writing and More

By Casey Pechan The growing ease of being constantly tapped into technology has lead to a massive rise in travel writing. Adventurers may now blog on their smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just a local internet café to quickly post. However, not all travel … Continue reading

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