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Words by Sarah Hovet, Photos by Phillip Quinn   Trigger warning: This story contains material relating to sexual violence.   Like any adult store, As You Like It in Eugene, Oregon, carries body butter, leather, and libido enhancers. But at this adult store, the body butter is organic and local, the leather is either recycled...

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Words by Morgan Krakow, Photos by Ty Boespflug   From floor to ceiling, John Bellamy Foster’s walls are lined with books. The sociology professor’s library of society, philosophy, and environment reading is extensive, passed down and collected over decades. Foster has taught at the University of Oregon since 1985, and until recently, has maintained a...

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Behind the Flame: A Welder’s Story

April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words and photos by Natalie Hardwicke   After graduating from Bend Senior High School in 2013, 22-year-old Mack McHone began studying at Shasta College in Redding, California. In only one term of studying business, he realized that sitting in a classroom was the very last thing he wanted to do; he wanted to be out...

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Words by Mara Welty, Photos by Johnny Hammond and Kjersten Hellis Nestled within a forest of lofty pines, Luvable Dog Rescue is home to a collection of kindhearted pups that roam the 55 acres of woody grounds. Among the trees, a cluster of vibrant cottages peek through the leaves, their blue and periwinkle walls contrasting...

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A Conversation

February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 in. Two students share a unique connection. They grew up 40 minutes from each other. 40 minutes of rugged, dry...

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Words by: Meerah Powell, Photo by: Sean Carter Photography, Creative Commons   “I don’t think guilt helps anything,” says Black author and Atlantic National Correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates to a group of about 80, mostly White, students at the University of Oregon campus. Coates spoke intimately to a mix of mostly journalism and communications students, as well as...

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Words by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, Photos by Will Nielsen and Phillip Quinn Nick and Calvin Pollard have spent weeks planning the perfect house show with their roommates. Black tarp covers the floor of their Fairmount Neighborhood house, and all the furniture has been moved out of the living room. Christmas lights have been strung up, and they’ve...

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Finding a Voice Through Art

January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words by Erin Carey, Photos by Kendra Siebert Mary-Minn Sirag wants people to know something very simple: “Autism isn’t hopeless.” As president for the Eugene nonprofit KindTree – Autism Rocks, Sirag has dedicated herself to helping those who, like her, are on the autism spectrum. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects everything from the individual’s...

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