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About mdoughe3

In this blog I will be updating friends and family about my adventures in Bolivia this summer.

The Gap Year: A Different Kind of Education

Once a student finishes high school, then next step is four years of college. Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. This is just the way it is….right? Four consecutive years of college directly following the completion of high school is the norm … Continue reading

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Cleaning Muddy Paws: Clueless Profile on a Professional Dog Groomer

Soapy water sprayed through the air, the sound of five blow dryers filled the room, and clients whined impatiently as they waited their turn. This is the scene of an average Saturday morning at Muddy Paws Pet Parlor in Eugene. … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Issue Story – River Road Community

Megan Dougherty Neighborhood Issue Article J361 What do you get when you combine bikers, heavy traffic, young drivers, and a major intersection? The answer: frustrated drivers, worried pedestrians, and inevitable accidents. For the many commuters who drive daily on River … Continue reading

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Issue Story Revision – Megan Dougherty

The first correction I made in my neighborhood issue article was to restructure my conclusion to better fit the inverted pyramid style. Instead of writing the conclusion like a summary of the whole the article, as I initially wrote it, … Continue reading

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Clueless Pitch – Megan Dougherty

For my clueless assignment, I would like to learn more about Muddy Paws Pet Parlor and the people who work there. Muddy Paws Pet Parlor is dedicated to serving the furry friends of the River Road Community through a self-serve … Continue reading

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River Road Community Post #3 – Megan Dougherty

After several trips out to the River Road community, it was evident that traffic on River Road is a major point of concern among residents of the neighborhood and for those commuting on the road. On Sunday afternoon my group … Continue reading

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River Road Community (Post #2) – Megan Dougherty

The River Road Community is a place of residence, work, and recreation for many who live in Eugene. As my group and I talked to members of the community, we found that everyone we talked to said that they liked … Continue reading

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