Author Archives: shadesofchance

Voices of the Streets

By: Dominique Rossi Under the gloomy winter bridges of Eugene, Oregon, where storm clouds can smear out the sun for days, poetic inspiration brews in the minds of the homeless. Tax, a man who has lived in the Washington-Jefferson park … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

I am STRESSED OUT.  I have a 10 page legal analysis, a huge multimedia project, tons of stats work, and a rough draft for this class– all due on the same day.  I recently slept through a test.  On top … Continue reading

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For the Love of Coffee

By: Dominique Rossi “Fresh” means serious business for folks in the Whiteaker. There is not many places where juice jotted on the chalkboard means you will actually witness the barista squeeze three robust navel oranges into your glass jar, but … Continue reading

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Enterprise Analysis: Real Change Coverage

By:  Dominique Rossi As part of my enterprise project, I have started researching various street papers in the U.S. and around the world.  Street papers are independent publications that homeless and severely disadvantaged people write for and distribute, each vendor … Continue reading

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The Whiteaker’s Homeless Theologian

By: Dominique Rossi Sitting among the rosaries, ornate teacups, and prayer books, Herman Stoneking spends his days pensively reading, and helping the occasional customer in search of Christian relics. At 52, Stoneking’s voice is solemn and steady, the crevices surrounding … Continue reading

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Celebrating Pedal Power in the University District

By: Dominique Rossi On Saturday, the  UO campus and greater Eugene community gathered to enjoy bike culture, free music and much needed sunshine at the annual Willamette Valley Music Fest.   The lineup showcased local talents including  Sea Bell and Greenlander. … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: US priorities in the Middle East.

By: Dominique Rossi During a recent press conference regarding the Middle East,  President Obama stated “it is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because… when conflicts break out, one way or another, we … Continue reading

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Weathering the Recession in the Whiteaker

By: Dominique Rossi “Everyone is feeling it” said Brad Coffey of the economic downturn.  As the owner of the quirky lingerie shop Olivejuice, Coffey does his part by trying to keep the prices low.  While arranging the strings of bright … Continue reading

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Pears and Pesto and Potatoes! Oh,My!

By: Dominique Rossi Pizza Research Institute (PRI) is  home to the delectable P3 pizza along with many other appetizing vegan and vegetarian blends. The PRI menu features ingredients laid out in a periodic table. The elements chart showcases the traditional essentials … Continue reading

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Analysis of Tony Judt’s Austerity

By: Dominique Rossi For this week’s analysis I read a long narrative from the New York Review of Books titled Austerity, this story was also tweeted @longreads.  This article provides insightful  commentary on the modern world and it is crafted using colorful … Continue reading

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