Author Archives: Tyree Harris

About Tyree Harris

Tyree Harris is a basketball hobbyist whose unstoppable left-handed floater is officially a thing of the past. To compensate, he's added 20 pounds of chub to his frame and became the shortest back-to-basket player in all of Los Angeles.

Sponsoring redemption

    By Tyree Harris                           Sources for infographic: Oregon Department of Corrections Features Reporter                       http://www.carnevaleassociates.com/criminal-justice http://www.business-council.org/newsletter/spring_06 /dememo_prohibitionhurtsbusiness.html Gently tucked within Eugene’s Trainsong neighborhood, a collection of freshly remodeled, Fall-colored buildings surround a smooth concrete path. Patches of bark dust spotted … Continue reading

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Bolted in my office

For two days now, I’ve bolted myself into the Daily Emerald newsroom to finish up this enterprise story. It turned out to be one of the most amazingly difficult first drafts I’ve ever conjured up in my life. My stomach … Continue reading

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Preparing for the week

I’m super excited to get started on my Enterprise story. I will be doing a nice piece on Executive Director of Sponsors Paul Solomon, and his role in Eugene’s fight against high recidivism rates. Solomon is a very interesting person … Continue reading

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From criminal to community leader

By Tyree Harris News Reporter By the time Paul Solomon was 15 years old, heroin was a devil on his shoulder nudging him toward all the wrong decisions. His life revolved around the satisfaction of his cravings: doing whatever it … Continue reading

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Another day in brainstorm land…

I’ve came to the conclusion that half of my life is spent in the constant fervor of thinking of story ideas. Every week, as the opinion editor at the Oregon Daily Emerald, I’m responsible not only for my own column … Continue reading

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Trainsong residents display mixed emotions toward Bin Laden’s death

Members of Eugene’s Trainsong neighborhood reported feeling uneasy, skeptical of Osama Bin Laden’s death By Tyree Harris News Reporter EUGENE, Ore. — Residents of the Trainsong  area reported that celebrations surrounding al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden’s death made them uneasy. … Continue reading

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Rebecca Sedlak of Food Allergy Cooking

Rebecca Sedlak is the founder of local cooking blog Food Allergy Cooking. A University of Oregon journalism major, Sedlak uses the blog to show people around the community ways to cook around dairy, nuts, and wheat products. While many would … Continue reading

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Slow Mornings

The overcast morning skies served as the primary lighting for the small doughnut shop off of highway 99. One lone worker, a Hispanic woman with a luminous lime-green shirt, walked parallel to the smooth, wooden counter, spot cleaning and talking … Continue reading

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Residents of Trainsong pleased but not satisfied

Despite increasing transient rates and industrial hazards, several residents of Eugene’s Trainsong neighborhood still feel safe. Features located in and around the Trainsong neighborhood include the Eugene Mission, several gas silos and Sponsors Inc., a re-entry program for ex-prisoners. “A … Continue reading

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Straight Outta Trainsong…

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