Author: Hunter Shannon

Bottled Brew Pairings

By Erin Weaver I’ll be the first to admit it: my knowledge of beer is limited to grabbing whatever IPA happens to be in my fridge. Words in pairing guides like “lacing,” “retention” and “mouthfeel” sound simple enough, but ultimately leave you no more knowledgeable than when you started reading, and I’m probably the last person on the planet who could tell you what they mean. In the spirit of taking on new knowledge, though, I decided to take on the charts, webs and lists that make up the bewildering world of beer pairings. If someone can perfectly couple...

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Aromatic Wonderland

Camille Lieurance   Nothing ruins a good moment faster than a bad smell. Unfortunately, college life attracts some truly disturbing olfactory offenses. I’ve been in bedrooms that reeked of bong water and bad bellybutton, kitchens that smelled like stale beer, and bathrooms that reeked of urine with undertones of axe body spray. The sense of smell inherently affects hunger, sexual desire and one’s attraction to others. Research shows that mood and productivity are improved in the presence of certain smells. Because we are social animals, we want to attract others and keep them from fleeing our dwellings. One of...

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Back with the Parental Units

By Hunter Shannon   Moving out of the parent’s place is one of those monumental, exciting and longest anticipated moments for any high school senior going off to college. However, moving back into your childhood bedroom when you are 24 after living on your own for six years is not an ideal situation. I had been living the blissful, narcissistic single life in Portland like a character from Lena Dunham’s Girls: barely surviving financially and spending rent money on bar tabs and farm-to-table restaurants. However, constantly aware of the looming, anxious voice in the back of my head, consistently...

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The Breakfast Brigade

By Gretchen Henderson   You’ve been told repeatedly that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet can’t grasp how shoving bland oatmeal down your throat is important. Luckily, you live in Eugene, and if you set your alarm a little earlier or have some time on the weekend, you can enjoy the array of morning spreads the city has to offer. Indulge in French toast or order a hearty omelet to conquer that o-chem midterm. Whether you like it sweet or savory, 6:00 am or a quarter past noon, there are always yummy ways for you...

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Cornbread Cafe: Vegan Comfort

  By: Gretchen Henderson Eugene is known for its mellow hippy vibes and earthy hole-in-the-wall businesses. The Eugene food culture is an experience within itself, able to satisfy every type of foodie from vegan to carnivore. Among the hypnotic donuts and cheesy tater tots lies the unique Cornbread Cafe, which features an entirely vegan comfort food menu. Want the comfort of your mom’s mac and cheese without the lactate pills? The Cornbread Cafe satisfies the restricted diets and appetites of adventurous foodies. Located on 7th and Polk, this vegan oasis is one of Eugene’s prized culinary spots. Owner Sheree...

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