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Tiny Homes, Big Community

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words by Sarah Hovet, Photos by Johnny Hammond   Opportunity Village is situated between several pairs of railroad tracks, across from an industrial supply compound and past the Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood. Once inside the barbed wire-lined gates, the tiny homes contrast with the looming surroundings. Some of the homes have curved roofs, others slanted. Occasional...

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Words by Tess Novotny, Photos by Sarah Northrop   Enormous ovens, silver basin sinks, and an extraordinary collection of baking mixers and utensils sat dismally still for a month at Elbe’s Edibles, a recreational marijuana bakery in Portland, Oregon that produces cannabutter-based food. The kitchen was supposed to be full of bustling activity and mingling...

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An America Divided

November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Words by Jordyn Brown, Aliya Hall, Srushti Kamat / Photos by Phillip Quinn and Hannah Steinkopf-Frank   Across the nation, on November 8, 2016, over 71 million people find themselves in restaurants, bars, and the comfort of their own homes in suspense. Americans keep their televisions on late into the night and watch as the...

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Photos contributed by SOJC students in Torsten Kjellstrand’s J365 Intro to Photojournalism course at the University of Oregon.                ...

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Malala Yousafzai: Make Your Heart Beautiful

October 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

Words by Aliya Hall/ Photos by Sierra Pedro Nobel Peace Prize winner and author Malala Yousafzai was greeted to the stage of the Moda Center in Portland on August 30th, with a standing ovation and an eruption of applause. Yousafzai, now 19 years old, stood tall underneath the overhead lights, draped in vibrant purple. Her...

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The Election’s Muted Voice

September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Words by Kaylee Domzalski/ Illustrations by    A man who describes himself as family-oriented, intelligent, and hardworking is prohibited from voting by the state of Oregon’s constitution. Edmund Bradshaw, 49, is one of 14,648 individuals detained in Oregon’s prisons like the Oregon State Penitentiary who are barred from voting in November.   In the United States,...

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Words by Julia Comnes Photos by Kaylee Domzalski It’s a familiar scene on the Knight Library field this Sunday: On one end of the field, two men in cargo shorts lazily toss a baseball back and forth. Students are scattered on the grass, supine on beach towels and yoga mats, reading textbooks or napping. One...

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Wilderness in the City

June 16, 2016 | 1 Comments

"While the Delta Ponds are a regression to original Oregon wilderness, they are also a progression toward the sustainable cities of the future. In a world of disappearing wetlands and natural areas, this neighborhood conservation effort stands as an example of community sustainability in practice."...

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