-Emily Fraysse My eyes opened at the sound. The nurses dressed in all white with hairnets and facemasks were clinking the industrial set of tools around on a steel patter to my right. I drifted off again as I felt a sting of the IV slide into my right arm. My eyes opened at another […]Read more "Climbing Mt. Shasta: A Journey After Spinal Fusion Surgery"
University of Oregon sophomore Amos Lachman hadn’t developed his appreciation for hip-hop music until he began listening to the Wu-Tang Clan as a youthfully curious middle school student. Soaking in the legendary New York-based hip-hop group’s inventive lyricism and collaborative style, Lachman discovered his passion for rapping early in life through inspirational songs such […]Read more "Flux Local Artist Series: Hip-Hop on Lachdown"
Like many artists, Daniel Snipes was catapulted towards the next phase of his life when his love story reached an unhappy ending. However, the pain of his breakup with his long-time girlfriend eventually subsided into clarity. Feeling alone, yet surrounded by his biting insecurities, he picked up his guitar and focused on creating a […]Read more "Flux Local Artist Series: A Leap of Faith"
Everything changed when Josh Krute saw a certain piece of driftwood in Colorado. At the time, Krute was scrambling in his search of his senior thesis topic. He was in Blue Mesa Reservoir when he found it—the driftwood that gave him a thesis and a new direction for his art. “I was using the […]Read more "Flux Local Artist Series: A Grain of Truth"
Just past a small sign for “Wicklund Farm” in Springfield, Oregon, beyond acres of raw beauty and several plowed garden plots, the sun glistens against thirty-eight strings tightly bound within their chestnut frame. On a May afternoon, Noah Brenner brushes the instrument’s strings with soft swoops from his practiced hands. While the Celtic harp radiates […]Read more "Flux Local Artist Series: Music from the Harp"
-Marissa Tomko I bet you’re doing it right now. Yeah, you. I bet you’ve been up all night with an assignment you’ve been dangerously close to finishing for hours. You could have gone to bed at midnight, but instead you watched a bunch of YouTube videos and Snapchatted your friends pictures of your coffee […]Read more "Procrastination Nation"
-Emily Fraysse When constantly on the go, it is hard to fit beauty time and sleep into your schedule. I’ve done a great deal of traveling and have found that taking the time to stop and pamper myself has been a plus. Whether you are catching a plane or going on a long car ride, […]Read more "For Those on the Go: Create Your Own Day Spa on Long Trips"
Well, that’s it for us. We’re done. This specific group of web writers is breaking up. Some of us are graduating. Some of us are heading home. Some of us are taking jobs. Some of us are traveling abroad. We had a blast, keeping our readers informed, entertained, chuckling, weeping, and generally interested. This playlist […]Read more "Flux Playlist: So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye…"
-Rache’ll Brown With a bow in her hair and boots on her feet, Julie Cendejas rocks a style that is more “cute and fun than high fashion or sophisticated.” The recent business graduate loves anything girly or pink. Cendejas holds an admiration for Taylor Swift’s grown-up princess style (“I still want the purple dress she […]Read more "On Trend: Style Profile – Julie Cendejas"
-Emily Fraysse Within the first fifteen minutes after my 8-week-old tri-colored collie arrived at my house for the first time, I had to jump into my 40-degree pool at nine o’clock in the morning completely clothed to rescue the poor fella due to his disobedient behavior. Before my collie, I had a rottweiler/border collie mutt […]Read more "Raising the Perfected Pup: Establishing the Holiest of Bonds Between the Monks of New Skete and the Dogs They Train"