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A collection of stories from Ethos staff members traveling around the world.

  • 20 2017 February

    A Conversation

    Words by Srushti Kamat, Photos by Kaylee Domzalski, Illustrations by Dorothy Hoeft Take a moment to sit by Columbia Hall on 13th Avenue. Become immersed in the ebb and flow of student life. Now pause. Zoom...

  • 06 2017 February

    Building Nepal’s Future

    Words by Erin Coates, Photos by Hetta Hansen   Moving across the world to pursue a master’s degree in sustainable architecture was not an easy decision for Dristi Manandhar. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake had just...

  • 29 2017 January

    A Refugee’s Journey Across Seas

    Words by Mara Welty, Photos by Natalie Hardwicke   Ali Turki Ali, a Syrian refugee, stands in front of Lane Community College. His eyes gleam as he spots his brother and two nephews turn the...

And now, a word from our alumni: Mat Wolf

April 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is the second part in Ethos’ three-part series in which alumni of the magazine share memories of their time here. CNN International staffer Mat Wolf writes on coming to the j-school at the University of Oregon, his Ethos story on a white supremacist cell in eastern Oregon, and moving to the Middle East to report on the so-called Islamic State.  MY SHORT BUT DENSE JOURNALISM...

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Weaving Two Worlds: Morocco and Afghanistan

April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Having returned to the site of her gap year before college, Negina Pirzad sees the country of Morocco through her memories of the past, along with a new, present-day lens....

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The vibrant history of the Serras family in Mataró, Spain, contextualizes life in the Franco Era. ...

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"I traded in my headscarf for a hair straightener. I straddled two different versions of myself for the next eight months, until my mom found a photo of me on Google images."...

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The realities of war, poverty and destruction often lose their impact as tragedy covers the headlines every day. Maybe we have a coping mechanism to block the constant horrors out. But University Theatre’s “Scorched” changes that perception, framing a broad crisis in an intimate lens. The story follows Simon and Janine, twins who are left...

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McGovern: Comedy at the Karl Marx Theater

February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Saturday night in Havana, Cuba. I’m standing with an American friend outside the Karl Marx Theatre trying to find illegally scalped tickets to a sold-out stand-up comedy show. Our guide, Alberto González Rivero, a man who has directly interpreted for Fidel Castro, wanders through the stylish crowd looking for dealers. Our cab driver patiently...

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If I close my eyes, a stream of images races through my mind, awakening all of the moments that I feared were slipping away as each day passed. In seconds, I flip through every face I can recall; each one front-of-mind just in time to crack a smile before the next one fills the space....

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My alternative to the traditional way of celebrating New Year's in New York. ...

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