Author Archives: michaelwallen

About michaelwallen

I am a junior at the University of Oregon, majoring in journalism.

Enterprise story experience

I ended up gathering the bulk of the material for my enterprise story on Friday, August 6. There were three main scenes in it. These were at Churchill Sports Park in the afternoon, Petersen Barn in the late afternoon, and … Continue reading

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Sidebar 2: Peter Chavannes Profile

By Michael Wallen Peter Chavannes grew up in Atlanta and went to San Francisco for college. He never wanted to leave. When he graduated with an interdisciplinary bachelor’s, he applied to different graduate programs within the city, seeing if any … Continue reading

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Sidebar 1: Fun For All Data

By Michael Wallen Who: City of Eugene Recreation Services What: Drop-in youth recreation programs When: Weekdays from June 28 to August 27 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at most sites Movie nights 9:00-11:00 pm Fridays, rotating sites Where: 1) Churchill … Continue reading

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Fun For All Summer

By Michael Wallen On a Friday in the middle of June, the last bell of the school year rings for Eugene elementary through high school students. Summer vacation begins. Now parents who work year-round have a quandary. From September to … Continue reading

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Wild Wild Westraunts

By Michael Wallen EUGENE, Ore. – The name Dickie Jo’s stands for co-owner Jim West’s parents, Richard and Joanne. Richard West was dean of the University of Oregon business school in the mid-1970s. That was a quarter century after taking … Continue reading

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Introducing Thomas Price

By Michael Wallen Thomas Price was with the famous skateboarder Tony Hawk when he paid a visit to Willamalane Skatepark last year. Hawk had already opened the Springfield, Oregon park in 2003 and returned in 2007 to record a video … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela Profile

By Michael Wallen South Africa is a democracy with the highest GDP on the continent (seventh per capita), and Nelson Mandela’s 36-year-old grandson is leveraging his lineage into political and business success. Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela is the theme of this … Continue reading

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No Victory for Churchill Businesses

Glass is Nearly Half-Empty at Plaza on Bailey Hill By Michael Wallen EUGENE, Ore. – Walk around the concrete path at Churchill Plaza. Start at the big building facing Churchill High School on the other side of Bailey Hill Road. … Continue reading

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Churchill Area Neighbors Chair Q&A

Question & Answer session with Thomas Price, Churchill Area Neighbors Chair By Jason Bernert, photojournalist Jody Canaday, interviewer Michael Wallen, transcriptionist Q. Are you in charge of Churchill Area Neighbors? Like that website or that committee or that community? A. … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Highs and Lows

By Michael Wallen EUGENE, Ore. – People who live or work in Churchill see it as a good neighborhood, though it has its shortcomings. It’s an expansive swath of southwest Eugene, where the public spaces include several well-kept parks. People … Continue reading

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