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About aanicholson

I'm an experience junkie who has a bad case of the travel bug. I am currently getting my Master's in Journalism at the University of Oregon and loving it.

When I Came Out of Diapers, There Was Music

It’s not very often that the formally dressed pianist at Sweet Waters starts playing “Ridin’ Dirty”, a hip-hop song about driving while high on marijuana.  The dining room full of well-to-do, mostly middle age and older, customers don’t seem to … Continue reading

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Oregon Country Fair: A True Shmorgishborg

With approximately 102 food booths at the 43rd annual Oregon Country Fair, the record setting crowds venturing into the forest this past weekend had quite the selection. There really was something for everyone. There were vegan options, vegetarian creations, and large … Continue reading

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IN THE NEWS

IN THE NEWS The Register-Guard Newspaper.  QB COSTA BECOMES OFFICER COSTA Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Former University of Oregon quarterback Nate Costa became a Springfield police officer Tuesday (July 5th) morning.  The article mentions that Costa has completed a yearlong … Continue reading

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Smartphones: Not so Smart?

An article in The Oregonian, published Wednesday, July 6, 2011, addresses a growing concern that people are becoming addicted to their smartphones.  The article states, “For approximately 72.5 million Americans who own smartphones, according to the technology industry analyst firm … Continue reading

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Art and the Park, With Wine

Written by Amber Nicholson.  Edited by Carly Petrone. Although there were no actual vineyards at the 28th annual Art and the Vineyard, many Oregon wineries showcased the fruit of their vines in the form of pouring wine after wine. 21 … Continue reading

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In the News, June 30th & July 1st

News Aggregations By Amber Nicholson 1. Register Guard. Willie Lyles tells Yahoo! Sports that Oregon paid him for ‘access and influence’ in football recruiting. Eugene. July 1st, 2011. Lyles told Yahoo! Sports that “he believes he was paid $25,000…for ‘what … Continue reading

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Oregonians Celebrate More Than the 4th in July

Peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Mickey and Minnie. Oregon and beer. The state of Oregon has long been synonymous with world-class beer: the history of, the crafting of and of course the enjoyment of.  The Oregon Brewers Guild … Continue reading

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Buds, Blooms, Music and Mayors

Written by Amber Nicholson.  Edited by Carly Petrone. A strong sense of community was in full bloom this past Sunday, June 26th, in the colorful Whiteaker neighborhood. Eugeneians of all ages enjoyed the delightful summer weather while walking the streets … Continue reading

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An Opportunity for Eugene to Swing

  What do you get when you combine five wacky souls from Reno, a banjo, an accordion, horns, a bucket, and then throw in some chains?  You get the modern twist on Americana Folk band Buster Blue.  The June 23rd … Continue reading

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Representing More Than Just Lane County in the 2011 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

The Eugene Weekly often shows pictures of pit bulls, mostly ones hoping for homes in the Greenhill Pet of the Week advertisement toward the back of each issue.  This week a different kind of animal (almost literally) surfaced.  Page 8 in the June 23rd … Continue reading

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