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Love and warmth back home in Iran

Kara Elizeh

October 5, 2011


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My family and I have been in Iran for four full days, but it still feels so surreal. Meeting my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins for the first time had such an unreal quality to it because I never dreamed that I would be able to experience their love. My favorite meeting so far was when...

Lead Decemberist creates novel consistent with his musical genius

Lead Decemberist creates novel consistent with his musical genius

Elise Brown

September 30, 2011


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Colin Meloy: singer, songwriter, sesquipedalian and – most recently – author. As the frontman of the Portland-based indie band The Decemberists, Meloy has constantly woven extravagant stories in his songs. His songs and albums are tales of widows, thieves, star-crossed lovers, ghost children, forest...

Going back home: the trip of a lifetime (Part 1)

Kara Elizeh

September 29, 2011


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It’s slowly setting in: my trip to Iran is now mere days away. The trip that has been looming over my head since early August is now becoming a fast and hard reality. Up until this point, I never took the trip too seriously. It almost seemed surreal to me that I would leave the country for over two...

An evening with Cake

Sean Pebler

September 29, 2011


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The stage was set, the disco ball was flashing, and the audience eagerly awaited five men to make their appearance. For this particular concert, there would be no opening band or opening routine whatsoever. It was simply an evening with Cake. Cake came to McMenamins Edgefield on Friday, Sep. 16 as...

The Big Terrific Comedy Show lives up to its name with an uproarious performance

The Big Terrific Comedy Show lives up to its name with an uproarious performance

Mary Earp & Charlie Craft

September 28, 2011


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Pumping music, flashing lights and an auditorium filled with the indie laughter of hipsters—the Big Terrific Comedy Show in Portland on Sept. 16 stimulated our minds and our funny bones. The BTCS was part of the Time Based Art Festival and featured Gabe Liedman, Max Silvestri and Jenny Slate, three...

The Ultimate Taylor Swift concert experience

Chrisann Kim

September 16, 2011


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Imagine your favorite artist coming to your town to perform on their world tour. Imagine not being able to attend such an amazing concert because you had no tickets. Now, wrap your mind around the miracle of winning two tickets to that concert the night before. The most possible reaction would be jumping...

“Captain America” flies into theaters

Madison Fiedler

September 16, 2011


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Who doesn’t love a classic good versus evil, action-packed, big screen adventure?  Director Joe Johnston, along with writers Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely make one of our iconic superheros come to life in in the Marvel sensation, Captain America, based on the comic books by Stan Lee.  ...

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