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Makinna Miles

Spanish/Cultural Anthropology/Law & Politics. Interested in telling human stories through the use of digital media, particularly surrounding topics such as the environment, health, and human rights. Mediocre kayaker and expert crafter of banana bread.

Closing Up with Camp

Posted by: | August 23, 2018 | No Comment |

Finishing up this internship with the last week of Summer Science Camp could not be more appropriate. For 9 weeks I squeezed into vans, followed groups of kids on hikes, ran with them on the beach, crafted shirts and art projects, explored with them, all the while catching someone’s first time holding a crab, someone’s […]

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4 Million Years of Fish

Posted by: | July 26, 2018 | 2 Comments |

Often inaccurately referred to as “lamprey eels,” this slippery creature is actually a jawless fish that dates back millions of years. Richard Litts, monitoring coordinator for the Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership (TLBP), teamed up with Statewide Lamprey Coordinator Ben Clemens and Doc Slyter, Elder of the confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, […]

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When I’m not chasing down summer camp kids to get their photo or staring at a computer editing footage, I offer myself up as an extra pair of hands for research projects being conducted through the South Slough or OIMB. In between data collection I like to step back and take in what’s beautiful about […]

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SSNERR: An Easy Sell

Posted by: | June 24, 2018 | 2 Comments |

A few years ago, the EMU (common building) at the UO was a complete mess. The halls were impossible to navigate and the space was making it harder for student life to flourish, so our government liaison decided to ask for government funding to build a new one. In addition to writing the proposal and […]

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