Author Archives: maddiebenfield

Ninkasi Brewing Co. and the Whiteaker Neighborhood

Sitting nondescriptly on the corner of 3rd and Van Buren, Ninkasi Brewing might not stand out to passerby. Their beer, however, has become an outstanding reflection of Eugene and the potential for local breweries. Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge began … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

It feels like the ball is finally rolling on my enterprise package! What a relief! On Saturday, I had a great talk with Jamie Floyd, one of the current owners of Ninkasi Brewery. We talked for almost an hour. It … Continue reading

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Media Analysis – Has online gaming gone too far?

An article featured on CNN.com, “Police: Couple nurtured virtual child while real baby starved,” exposed the harsh reality that can result from virtual gaming. A couple in South Korea, who had both lost their jobs, turned to a virtual world … Continue reading

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Media Analysis – “Aftermath of Chile Earthquake”

Saturday, February 27, a 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile. According to CBSnews online, it is tied for fifth place in the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded. It was also 500 times more powerful than the quake that hit Haiti in … Continue reading

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From Whiteaker to SE Eugene

I’ll be honest, last week in class when we had to switch neighborhoods I was not very enthused. You see, I’ve simply fallen for the Whiteaker neighborhood – head over bare feet. However, I bolstered some enthusiasm by assuring myself … Continue reading

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Media Analysis – Live blog: Trail Blazers vs. Jazz

As I mentioned in my blog last week (I’m not sure if that is sad or not), I don’t pay for cable and, thus, very rarely get to watch TV. I was sitting at my computer tonight, thinking how bitter … Continue reading

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The economy remains a top priority for President and the public

President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Address reinforces his desire to help the American economy and the American people By Maddie Benfield President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 27th marks the beginning of his second year … Continue reading

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Neighborhood blog – I *heart* Zwickelmania

On Saturday, Ryan and I headed to the Whiteaker neighborhood for one of the stops in the Zwickelmania 2010 brew tour. Ninkasi brewery, conveniently located in Whiteaker, had free beer sampling and tours of their brewery from noon until 4 in the afternoon. … Continue reading

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Media Analysis – “More snow coming South”

As a college student, I’m living on a budget. That meant that this year I decided to show Comcast who’s boss (kinda). As a result, I have no cable television. I begrudgingly miss some of my favorite shows on HGTV, … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Community Council

Kari Johnson, a local artist in the Whiteaker neighborhood and the chair of the Whiteaker Community Council, moved to the Whiteaker neighborhood 20 years ago, not knowing what she was getting herself into. About a year ago, Johnson was elected … Continue reading

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