Author Archives: Ponta

Building the framework for a safer South Willamette Street

By Ponta Abadi When she first moved into her new home in Eugene, recent graduate Rachelle Hacmac didn’t know her roommates well. In an effort to get to know them she decided to go with them to a barbecue down … Continue reading

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The distinguished career of a Trekkie

By Ponta Abadi When Star Trek came out, Jerry Oltion and his brother would do almost anything they could to see it. They usually watched on a black-and-white television set that had an outdoor antenna. The best way to get … Continue reading

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My interview with the nicest, coolest geeks in Eugene

I had to go to work on Monday and Wednesday when our profile drafts were originally due Wednesday night. Basically, I knew I had one day to interview and write the profile. No problem, I’m a superhero. I did a … Continue reading

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Possible hazards of new technology tested in Friendly neighborhood worries community

‘Smart’ meters proposed in neighborhood, some residents concerned about potential job losses and health risks By Ponta Abadi The possible health hazards of a new technological development is scaring some community members of the Friendly Area Neighborhood. The Eugene Water … Continue reading

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Controversial Social Activist Urges Reform of Education System

Every student should be educated the way President Barack Obama’s children are, according to a controversial education theorist and social justice activist who spoke in 182 Lillis Hall Thursday night. Bill Ayers has been active in the sphere of social … Continue reading

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Friendly Neighborhood Landing Page

Use this resource to find many of the businesses located in the Friendly neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon.

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Friendly Area Residents Discuss How Their Neighbors Repeatedly Support Each Other

Friendly neighborhood is scheduled to have road repairs this season — and the state of the roads is the only complaint some residents of Friendly have about their area at all. “They’re already working on the roads, and the roads … Continue reading

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Ponta Abadi, the Girl Who May or May Not Be Going Somewhere

My name is Ponta Abadi and I’m a Journalism major who wants to be proficient in three languages by the time I’m 30 years old. I’m currently a copy editor at the Oregon Daily Emerald. I’m one of the people … Continue reading

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