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Words by Iago Bojczuk, Photos by Will Nielsen   In recent months, Islamophobia and hate crimes against muslims in the United States have soared to their highest levels since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001. Mosques across the country have been attacked, Muslim women wearing the hijab have...

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Words by Tess Novotny, Photos by Meghan Jacinto Oregon state chess champion Ian Vo reads a book titled Russian Chess as he simultaneously plays six games of chess against his fellow club members. He flips pages and walks slowly from one board to another, pausing at each for a few seconds to quietly contemplate his next...

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Gays In Space: More than just a drag show

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words by Sam Smargiassi, Photos by Kendra Siebert   On Feb. 18, the LGBTQIA+ student union at University of Oregon put on Gays in Space, a cosmic-themed drag show. Lined up in colored hair and glittered bodies, Eugene’s residents and University of Oregon students came out to show support for the LGBTQIA+ community. “The best part is...

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Ted Conover’s “Coyotes” Still Echoes Today

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words by Olivia Singer, Illustration by Dorothy Hoeft   “I remember thinking that the pictures of [Mexican] immigrants hiding in the back of cars being smuggled over the border stood for immigration in the public mind, but it’s so inefficient. That doesn’t even begin to tell the story,” says Ted Conover, Pulitzer Prize winner and...

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Top 5 predictions for Oscars Season

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words by Patrick Dunham, Photo by Creative Commons The 2017 Oscar contenders seem to be far more at odds than last year’s, especially with “Moonlight” and “La La Land” vying against one another for nearly half of all the awards. Crowd favorite/cinematic triptych “Moonlight” is likely to sweep for its empathetically devastating depiction of a...

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Striking a Chord: A Life with Multiple Sclerosis

January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Words by Aliya Hall, Photos by KJ Hellis   Sitting in a wheelchair, Judy Clements holds her ukulele close to her body as she strums out a 1940s tune. She doesn’t always remember the lyrics to the verses, but when it’s time for the chorus, her voice steadily and softly intertwines with the tender plucking...

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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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