Author Archives: Nicholas Filipas

Reporting 101 Enterprise: Bicycle culture growing in Pac-12 programs

Pac-12 conference gear up more bicycle programs to students and communities By Nicholas Filipas In today’s world with rising gas prices, cars hogging up the roads, crumbling infrastructure and high tuition, college students in need of transportation across campus and … Continue reading

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Outdoor Program sets the bar for do-it-yourself bike repair

Between the whirling sounds of tools scraping against metal and a classic hip-hop Pandora station seeping through speakers, Aaron Rourke drowns all outside noise and concentrates on replacing a broken tire valve like he’s done this his entire life, when … Continue reading

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Beat Blog Q&A: Kristian Winfield of Rip City Project

1. Name: Kristian Winfield 2. Where you are from: Brooklyn, New York 3. What school do you go to: Hampton University, Hampton, Va. 4. When you started at Rip City Project: May 2012 5. What position did you start at: … Continue reading

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Bicyclists approve ballot measure to fix Eugene streets

Measure 20-197 could give new life to nearly 74 lane miles of Eugene streets By Nicholas Filipas J361 Reporter A majority of topics that are discussed during the Presidential elections between President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney tend … Continue reading

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“Why’s this so good?” Blazers Conquer the Nuggets recap

One of my all-time favorite blogs that cover the Portland Trail Blazers and one that I model my own after is Blazer’s Edge. They operate under a larger sports blog network called SB Nation and are covered by local Portland … Continue reading

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Observation at 13th and Patterson (J361)

Eugene, Ore. – Just like any other weekday, the streets of Eugene, Oregon are busy with different kinds of motorists and foot traffic going to various destinations on a lovely Friday. The corner of 13th street and Patterson is no … Continue reading

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Blue Heron Bicycles (J361)

Since serving the University of Oregon and Eugene area for the past 26 years, the Blue Heron Bicycle shop has seen plenty of bicycles and new and experienced riders throughout the years. Located on 13th avenue next to the University … Continue reading

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Portland Trail Blazers Bloggers on Twitter

The Portland Trail Blazers basketball team and the NBA as a whole use Twitter to connect with fans, share breaking news, photos and share inside looks to our favorite basketball players. Plenty of sports journalists report rumors on a day-to-day … Continue reading

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Portland Trail Blazers Beat Blog (J361)

The Portland Trail Blazers have been playing in the Portland metro area since the late 1970’s and Oregonians love their Blazers. Ever since their only national championship in 1977 led by “Big Red” Bill Walton, the Blazers have an interesting … Continue reading

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Introduction: Nicholas Filipas (J361 MW)

Hey everyone! My name is Nicholas Filipas and I am a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Journalism and ideally sports. I am from Portland, Ore. but have lived in both southern and northern California, Washington State and … Continue reading

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