October 1, 2018

I knew I wanted to study marine biology after I was stung by a jellyfish off the coast of Italy in third grade. I later found out how it stung me when visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the fact that a creature without a brain could do that fascinated me. The passi...

June 3, 2018

My feature writing class was encouraged to check out "The Writing Desk" by John Updike, so I actually did.

Firstly, I'm disappointed by the person who said their copy was in "Very Good Condition" on Amazon and then sent me it with four pages missing. That's unkind. (Ref...

December 15, 2017

Have you heard about the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s new Media Center for Science and Technology? In my opinion, it’s overdue.

The current U.S. administration has been bashing science, and the country is lagging in science literacy. The National Assessme...

August 21, 2017

I was coming back from visiting my boyfriend who was moving into his house in Humboldt. It was around 2pm and I had just crossed into Oregon when the sky began to dim. This large cloud hung like a blanket over the area. At first I thought that it was strange, but that...

July 13, 2017

Freelance journalism sounds like something a parent would call unrealistic: You can make your own hours and get paid to write what you want. I never honestly considered it as something I could actually do with my life until I went to the Oregon Territory Society of Pro...

May 25, 2017

There have been times when I felt the fight against climate change was too big to handle. I avoided the talk of climate change and environmentalism. I was scared. Global climate change is arguably the largest threat to humanity, as Climate Central points out, and with...

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