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Science Complex Observations

Willamette Hall seems to be the only place in the UO science complex where conversing casually doesn’t carry a fine. The silence in all the long halls and labs and the library in the complex are broken only by the … Continue reading

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Why Is Masha Gessen’s Piece On Putin So Good?

Masha Gessen is, to me, the vital voice on Russian affairs for The New York Times. In addition to her regular column, which dissects Russian news in an insightful and personal way, she wrote a highly publicized, very critical biography … Continue reading

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Why is it so good? A story by Boise Weekly

While I was browsing the internet for good articles on “tweeting”, I was having problems finding articles other than breaking news stories on the conditions in U.S. prisons. Luckily, using the wonderful skills bestowed upon me by the faculty at … Continue reading

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Why’s This So Good?

When I was doing research on good tweeters for last week’s beat post, I stumbled upon this piece on The Guardian’s Film Blog. This article discusses the racial controversies surrounding the recently released film The Impossible. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even … Continue reading

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Russian News Reporters On Twitter

In recent years, Twitter has forced the evolution of a brand of communication that is totally at odds with traditional media in Russia—it is public, off-the-cuff, and usually contains a sort of honesty and transparency that has rarely been seen … Continue reading

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Tweeting With Top DIY Bloggers and Writers

Post and photo by Mary Callie Gisler. From magazines to blogs, do-it-yourself has become a popular conversation topic. Popular bloggers and writers have turned DIY into a popular social media topic as well, especially on Twitter. Topics include home decor, … Continue reading

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Beat Blog: The Top Tweets About Prison Funding

With the large amounts of gun control legislation being thrown around our nation, people have been writing about prisons, guns, etc… There are several sites that have been keeping an eye on the current state of our fine correctional system, … Continue reading

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Who Is Reporting Critically About Politics In Russia?

This is perhaps a less exciting question now than it was early last year around the time of Vladimir Putin’s election and during the huge protests around the capital. Now, there is less of a chance that such journalism will … Continue reading

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Three “DIY-ers” Writing About Do-it-Yourself

Post and photo by Mary Callie Gisler. Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects will always a favorite pastime, with possibilities ranging from home and garden projects to fashion and accessories ideas. There is something rewarding about making something on your own. Recently, DIY … Continue reading

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Beat Blog of The Increasing of International Students in USA’s Colleges

Since I am a Chinese Student who is studying at the University of Oregon in the USA, so I want to focus on the part of how the international students in the USA’s colleges, how they affect the USA’s society, … Continue reading

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