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The Whiteaker Revitalized

[The Whiteaker Revitalized] By Colette Levesque, Journalism student at the University of Oregon Enterprise The windows aren’t huge but they’re big enough that from the night outside the glow illuminates just perfectly so one can see in. It’s a Tuesday … Continue reading

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The Whiteaker – Ever changing.

Street Runners or Drug runners, homeowners  or homeless, dive bars or classy bars. The Whiteaker has it all.   By Colette Levesque   John Karroll has been living in the Whiteaker neighborhood for 20 plus years.   “There used to … Continue reading

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The Whiteaker – neighborhood watch.

My group was assigned the Whiteaker area which is by far my favorite neighborhood in Eugene, Ore. The reason The Whit is such a cool location is because of it’s history. It’s named after Oregon’s first Governor John Whiteaker. Unfortunately, I was … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow Studios: Providing Opportunities for the Whiteaker’s Youth

“Again! Again!” yelled Artistic Director Sarah Beth Byrum as twelve kids ranging from five to 15 fifteen years old retracted their steps on the stage and restarted their song. It’s rehearsal time for Peter Pan at Upstart Crow Studios in … Continue reading

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Laughing Planet through the eyes of a table top dinosaur

Dinosaurs, hanging plants and simplistic Ikea-looking table sets are scattered throughout the 7th & Blair Laughing Planet located on the edge of the Whiteaker neighborhood. The restaurant is curiously busy at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. Two middle-aged women dressed … Continue reading

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Food, community and accessibility stand out to The Whiteaker’s residents and visitors

Leaving the bustling downtown of Eugene and heading westbound on toward The Whiteaker feels like entering a new world. The hums and honks of speeding cars grows quieter and life seems to slow down just a little bit. Commercial buildings … Continue reading

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Painting a Picture of Mark Rogers

(Photos and story by Paul Kiefer) During an art talk at The WAVE Art Gallery in the Whiteaker neighborhood, everybody is all smiles. They are listening to the artist describe his paintings and his process. His art depicts whimsical, yet … Continue reading

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