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Creeping in a pastry shop

BY RUBEN GARCIA Coffee makes the world go round. Pastries make the world go round too. So does, money. But for our purposes coffee and pastries make the world go round. Nestled between the busy streets of 7th Avenue and 8th … Continue reading

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30 Minutes of Creeping

As I arrive and sit down, roughly half of the chairs are occupied. Every table is. There are ten female customers and five male. One of the male customers is a former GTF for one of my classes. He is … Continue reading

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Observation: Downtown Springfield

Nick Schwarz Springfield, Ore.- It is 1:00 pm on a Sunday and the sidewalks are devoid of people. Meandering down the road, closed signs can be seen in most windows as the sleepy city takes a rest from the usual … Continue reading

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Silent Observation: Setting the Scene in Cal Young

“It is!” she says, with an open mouth laugh to her male friend. Then she turns to the barista and says “Can I get a grande white mocha?” The smell of coffee floods the nostrils of every customer. Vague human … Continue reading

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Stew’s Oasis

Stew’s Oasis is a pub and eatery newly established right on the edge of the Churchill neighborhood (18th and City View to be exact). The exterior is a hand painted mural of what be appeared to be Joe Camel and … Continue reading

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Lunch Hour at the Laundromat

11:45 a.m. January 21, Holiday Coin Laundromat There’s nobody here. Albee’s NY Gyros next door is pretty quiet, too. There’s an older man with a full, white beard sitting outside in the sunshine as I walk past. “UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! … Continue reading

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Coffee, Bad Movies, and Goatsuckers in the Whit

It’ 5:45 p.m. and the Wandering Goat Coffee Company is mellow. There’re 13 customers in the 36 chairs, seated around nine black tables with their noses buried in books, honing their myopia in preparation for midterms. The café is warm … Continue reading

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