Author Archives: dianakhiggins

Who Gets the Final Word?

Story and photos by Diana Higgins Trainsong Park is calm on a Friday afternoon. Fenced backyards follow a bike path around the edge and a still blue cargo train covered in graffiti lines the western side. A boy skates alone … Continue reading

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An Update, the Struggle Lessens

At this point I have my story somewhat more figured out. I am going to write my enterprise around the Trainsong neighborhood’s strategic neighborhood assessment and planning (SNAP) grant, which the city has given them to make improvements that achieve … Continue reading

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The Struggle

So far, my enterprise project has been exactly what my title says: a struggle. More specifically, fine-tuning my topic into an actual story is proving harder than I imagined. The Trainsong neighborhood was recently chosen to be the pilot for … Continue reading

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Everyone needs a little TLC

By Diana Higgins Justin Stout sat in the shade in his gray t-shirt, relaxing with his hands folded in his black apron. The smell of his teriyaki lunch plate mixed in the air with the smell of cheesy pasta from … Continue reading

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Who’s it gonna be?

By Diana Higgins Thinking about writing this profile, I can really go in two different ways. I can either choose a subject that relates to my enterprise story, therefore having an interview done and ready to quote in the enterprise … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Death

The people of Trainsong felt mixed emotions at the news of Osama bin Laden’s assassination. By Diana Higgins Reporter, Reporting1Blog Residents and workers in the Trainsong Neighborhood in Eugene, Ore., found themselves celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden along … Continue reading

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A Q & A with Erin Morris

Erin Morris, 31, is an American woman who now lives in and blogs about Costa Rica. Translating to “of the pure life”, Morris’ blog, De La Pura Vida, tells of her new life in Latin American with her fiance, complete … Continue reading

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The Trainsong Burrito Experience

By Diana Higgins It’s evening, around seven. Burrito Amigos is having a slow night. The only customers in the restaurant, two elderly people near the door, throw away their trash and leave. The employee, a white man in his early … Continue reading

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Life and Work in the Trainsong Neighborhood

By Diana Higgins Trainsong neighborhood residents and workers said Friday afternoon that the area is a safe place to live, despite the amount of industry. Some do, however, wish that Trainsong would make some changes. The Trainsong neighborhood in Eugene, … Continue reading

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Everyone is tweeting about Costa Rica

By Diana Higgins Not only are the bloggers all about Costa Rica, but the tropical nation is talked about all over Twitter, too. The Tico Times, the top English-written newspaper in Latin America that I talked about in my last … Continue reading

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