Griggs: What is self-care and how do you do it?

Indulging in “self-care” is a reasonable response to both the current political climate and the increased risk for mental health issues that many millennials face. Self-care isn’t just a millennial obsession, of course; in Audre Lorde’s 1988 book of essays, “A Burst of Light,” she writes that “caring for myself …


Video: Ducks On Measure 97

Measure 97 is a proposed corporate tax measure on this year’s ballot. If passed, the new tax could bring in a large increase in funding to the state, which some argue could benefit higher education. Others see this as a new sales tax that will come out of consumers’ pockets. …

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Live on election night: Stewart and Colbert hope you didn’t forget to remember to vote

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart “Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote.” Jon Stewart starts his show by clearing the air. Earlier he appeared on CNN saying he “doesn’t normally vote in midterms, but did vote today.” He said he didn’t make it clear enough that he was …

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Here’s your break down of the 2014 ballot measures

Measure 86 Oregon Fund for Post Secondary Education If it passes: An amendment to the state constitution would be created to institute a state fund to provide financial aid for students at universities and trade schools. The amendment would allow the state legislature to issue bonds, use general fund dollars and …


Q&A: SOJC graduate Mat Wolf on life in Cairo amid a political revolution

Mat Wolf has been around. He’s worked at newspapers all around the state, from The Register-Guard to the Mail-Tribune in Medford and even the Oregon Daily Emerald. He graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2012 and moved to Jordan soon after to work for …


Q&A: Omar Hagrass, UO grad and Egyptian citizen on activism in Cairo

Omar Hagrass graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012. As an Egyptian native, he moved back home upon earning his degree in political science and now works as a financial analyst at CI Capital. Hagrass was one of many Egyptians who took to the streets and successfully oust Hosni …