In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, a University of Oregon student finds a way to connect with her home. This story includes a podcast that was produced by Alec Cowan and reported by Emily Goodykoontz. … More A Pint for Las Vegas
The notification hit students with out warning: the AAS Graphic Arts degree had been terminated, and nobody seemed to know how, when, or why. It was clear something had gone awry within the internal cogs of Linn-Benton Community College’s administration, and the announcement thrust the 22 students in the graphic design program into chaos just … More A Debacle Unraveled: The story behind the Graphic Design termination of 2015
Washington County foster care struggled in 2016 but might be on the road to recovery with increased state help. … More The good they do: Foster parents shepherd children through troubled system
Events of spring 2015 left LBCC’s graphic design students wondering if the school had their best interests at heart.
On April 15, the 22 students enrolled in the program were informed that the degree they’d worked towards for two years did not actually exist. … More LBCC’s Degree Debacle
Considering graduate school? You might need to think twice. University of Oregon graduate students may soon see their taxes doubled — and some grad students fear they won’t be able to afford finishing their degrees. … More Tuition Tax: UO graduate students, university fight back on tax reform that raises student costs by $65 billion over 10 years
I remember lying on the cold, hard tile floor of the Cascade High School girl’s locker room, feeling the crunch of dirt and grit beneath my shoulders.
“Breath into the pain, let your muscles relax,” my mother had told me the first time I experienced these debilitating “menstrual cramps.”
… More Invisible Disease: Widespread misinformation, misdiagnosis and lack of research affects millions of women with endometriosis
Michaela Martin felt shock when she stumbled across a Linn County code entitled “No Rights to Homosexuals” on the county’s website in November 2016. “When I first read it I didn’t know that it was unenforceable. I was terrified,” said Martin. Adopted in June of 1993, Linn County Code Chapter 270 “No Rights to Homosexuals” … More Lying in Wait: Linn County’s “No Rights to Homosexuals Code” removed after 20 years
Kevin Yusif Peña Aceves thought he belonged in his hometown of Albany, Ore. Growing up, he enjoyed life as an American, playing high school sports, teasing his three younger brothers, and hanging out with his friends. He expected to earn a driver’s license, find a job, graduate high school and head to college with the rest of his classmates.
But when Peña turned 16, his once-planned future dissolved. … More Undocumented Dreams, Achievable Reality: One College Student’s Story
TACOMA, Wash. — Linn-Benton’s volleyball team led an unexpected season. LBCC remained undefeated through both the pre- and regular seasons, entering the Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Championships with 39 straight wins, intent on taking home a title. On Nov. 20, they took on the Lower Columbia Community College’s Red Devils for the 2016 championship title … More Just Shy of Perfection
Reclaiming a heritage in the wake of westernization.
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala — a bustling community of indigenous Mayans and global transplants.
Cobbled streets wind upwards from the shores of Lake Atitlan. Buildings are stacked haphazardly against the steep hillside of the looming volcano San Pedro. … More The Global Mayan