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Pumpkin Decorating 101

By Skyla Patton The month of Halloween is upon us. Apparently some people call it October? The smell of nutmeg is in the air, Halloween costumes are trending on Pinterest and it’s the time to shine for everyone’s favorite scary-faced squash – the Jack O’Lantern. According to History.com, pumpkin carving originated in Ireland, and they used the plethora of turnips that grew there to ward off angry spirits. Pick up the biggest (or smallest  —  size is not everything!) pumpkin you can find at one of Eugene’s local farms and take it home to slice and dice. Check out...

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Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life

By Anna Glavash Now is the time to consume as many pumpkin spiced things as possible — and we don’t just mean lattes. Here’s a few other things to try that include actual pumpkin. Trader Joe’s sells Organic Canned Pumpkin for only $1.99, which happens to be sourced from a family farm here in the Willamette Valley. Another $1.99 gets you Pumpkin Pie Spice, aka Fall in a Bottle, and you’re set to go. Here’s three dorm-friendly recipes and three fit for a real kitchen. Pumpkin Dorm Recipes Pumpkin Spice Pudding Bubble tea, anyone? This recipe from Bob’s Red...

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New Books To Read This Fall

By Kelsey Tidball If you’re anything like me, fall weekends mean only one thing: pleasure reading! Gone are the days of reading mandatory epic volumes just to make the grade. Suddenly, the scholastic world opens up to you in all its glory. But what do you read when the likes of Dickens, Homer and Hugo finally disappear? When faced with all that freedom, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to sink your teeth into next. Luckily, the Eugene area provides us with many resources for literary woes. The Smith Family Bookstore alone could offer you countless hours...

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The Post-Grad’s Guide to Goal-Digging

Words By Nicole Scopelliti | Photo by Trevor Meyer You made it. Congratulations on earning your degree and surviving all of the trials and tribulations of the college experience! Although you have just spent many years hitting the books and earning stellar grades, the work is far from over. It’s time to tackle the post-grad job search. It’s easy to be intimidated by this daunting task, but with strategic planning, you can remain sane, motivated and — most importantly — happy. Create a daily schedule. College students are accustomed to a rigid routine. Post-grads, however, may not be. Say...

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The Buzz About Bees

Written by Skyla Patton | Photo by Trevor Meyer It’s a scary thought to think of a world without things that we love – especially food! Picturing life without honey, avocados, wine, pears… the horror! Unfortunately, this is a future we’re facing at the alarming rate bees are dying at. Studies have shown that over 44% of the bee population has died since 2015, and is continuing at a rapid speed. If the thought of existing without some of your favorite foods is too much to sit by and watch, you can help! Here’s five ways to help out our...

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