A Pint for Las Vegas

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

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A Debacle Unraveled: The story behind the Graphic Design termination of 2015

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

Tuition Tax: UO graduate students, university fight back on tax reform that raises student costs by $65 billion over 10 years

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

Invisible Disease: Widespread misinformation, misdiagnosis and lack of research affects millions of women with endometriosis

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

Lying in Wait: Linn County’s “No Rights to Homosexuals Code” removed after 20 years

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

Undocumented Dreams, Achievable Reality: One College Student’s Story

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

Just Shy of Perfection

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

The Global Mayan

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