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Grants Pass High School Protest – Student Response

On Tuesday, November 16th, around 300 students at Grants Pass High School participated in a walkout protesting the school board’s decision to reinstate two transphobic educators who were fired in July. Media coverage up to this point has focused unduly on the actions of a few counter protesters and largely ignored student voices. The following…

Vivian Day Care Responds to Staff COVID Safety Concerns

Teachers at the Vivian Olum Child Development Center were awarded a pay-raise and shorter work hours after weeks-long negotiations with administrative staff at the Center and UO Campus Services administration. The change comes after the refusal to acknowledge long-held complaints regarding work conditions at the center. Vivian is described on their website as “providing a…

UO Dining “Staffing Shortage” Reflects Poor Wages

Visit any dining hall on campus this fall and you’re liable to find a sign proclaiming decreased hours, slashed services, missing menu items or temporary closures—all “due to a staffing shortage.” This is certainly disappointing for many students who enjoy certain dishes or like to get a late night snack, but it’s also revealing of…

Day of Demands: Ducks Demand Democracy

One overcast Friday afternoon, organizations from across campus gathered in the EMU fishbowl amphitheater to participate in Day of Demands, organized by Climate Justice League. The festivities included tabling and speeches, networking, crafts, piñata smashing, and administration bashing. Organizers and attendees demanded that the University of Oregon administration do right by its students and staff,…

Warehousing Homeless in Eugene

This might be a refugee camp, at best it’s warehousing the homeless In a landscape of warehouses and factories off Garfield Street, The City of Eugene has opened its new Safe Sleep Site for vehicles and RVs. The newly laid gravel landscape has capacity for 44 vehicles and 80 people. On first look the site…

Charlie Kirk Ran Out of Town, Speaks at Golf Club in Creswell: Local ANTIFA wins

Charlie Kirk, the face of the right-wing organization Turning Point USA, spoke on October 27th at the Emerald Valley Golf Club. It is a leg of his Exposing Critical Racism Tour, which is traversing college towns across the country. Originally, the event was going to be on the University of Oregon campus, but the university…

Feature: Rainbow Rodeo Collective

In the summer of 2021, women and queer artists came together to form the Rainbow Rodeo collective — a group for those concerned with the lack of queer and women representation in the Eugene art and house show scene. Rainbow Rodeo began as a collaborative effort between house show organizers and the collective’s founders, who…

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Strike

This article is adapted from a previous post by the author at Solidarity News, Matthew O-G Workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, represented by SEIU 49, went on a two day strike starting the morning of Tuesday, October 5. CNAs, dieticians, housekeeping staff, and more struck for fair wages, affordable healthcare, and to stop outsourcing labor….

Justice for Jerrin Hickman

Imagine your loved one leaving for work on December 8th, 2008 and not being allowed to return home! This is the nightmare me and my family have been forced to live with and face ever since. He should have never been accused, arrested, taken to trial or convicted. He was misidentified in a case that…

GTFF Speaks Out Against UO’s Back to School Protocols

By: J. Ellis- During the first week of classes, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation UO chapter took to social media to amplify the concerns of its members about the university’s lack of effective COVID-19 precautions. A series of Twitter threads posted by @GTFF_3544 contain screenshots with anonymous tips and confessions of graduate employees submitted via…