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Caught in the middle: Eugene’s uninsured

As the health care reform battles rage both locally and nationally, Eugene’s uninsured population looks for decent medical care By Nikki Wyatt Eugene resident Stephanie Miller works two customer service jobs and still can’t afford health insurance. “It’s bewildering to … Continue reading

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Fairmount Neighborhood plans for Olympic Trials

Neighborhood Association discusses Olympic Trials plans By Nikki Wyatt The Olympic Trials will interrupt life in Fairmount, just not as much as they did in 2008, was the conclusion reached by the Fairmount Neighbors Association meeting Tuesday night. A crowd … Continue reading

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The secret life of a Starbucks manager

There’s more than coffee to this aspiring politician Beans grind. Blenders whirl. People in business suits come in and out, firing away their memorized orders. It’s a chaotic Monday morning at Eugene’s downtown Starbucks but Bryant Dodson sits calmly at … Continue reading

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Tales of an Oregon dropout

  For my profile, I interviewed Bryant Dodson, the store manager for the Starbucks. After offering me a free drink, he sat down and cheerfully gave me every detail of his life in chronological order. He was one of the … Continue reading

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Downtown residents assure that things are improving

 Local residents and workers of downtown have seen the light at the end of the tunnel By Nikki Wyatt The biggest issues most people think Downtown Eugene faces may not be as prominent as previously thought. Some of the most … Continue reading

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Bill Ayers educates UO on social justice

Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Doubt. Bill Ayers added the fourth one to Mary’s Oliver’s famous poem “Instructions for living a life,” when he spoke to a sold out house on campus Thursday night. In front of an … Continue reading

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Downtown population weighs in on benefits of the neighborhood

Residents, workers, and roamers of downtown Eugene agree on one thing: it’s a great place to live or work but it needs improvement. The neighborhood, which is known for its vacant lots and flagging businesses, has long been thought to … Continue reading

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Discovering Downtown

Eugene’s downtown neighborhood fans out from the intersection of 13th Ave. and High St. all the way through Skinner Butte Park. It’s the most dynamic part of Eugene; filled with restaurants, businesses, and bars. We started our journey on 7th … Continue reading

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Nikki Wyatt

I’m a junior and a Journalism and Communication Studies double major from a small suburb of Boston. I work as a PR/marketing leader for the Holden Center’s Alternative Break program which combines my two passions: communications and social justice. I’m … Continue reading

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