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My name is Olivia Fazio; I’m a writer who is passionate about traveling and advocating for mental health, as well as environmental issues. I’m a sophomore at Southern Oregon University, majoring in communications with a focus on social media and public engagement and minoring in outdoor adventure leadership. My goal…


Southern Oregon University has committed to building a culture of sustainability on campus and is constantly working towards developing and improving sustainable practices. For starters, the university provides sustainability engagement resources for students and sustainable degree programs, in addition to focusing on clean energy use, resource conservation, and recycling. …


A wife, a mother, and so much more, Leslie Fazio is a smart and successful woman with the goal of discovering her dream career. She describes the most meaningful aspects of her life as being her husband of 20 years, Benjamin Fazio, her three kids, her pets, and her home…


Generation Z refers to the generation that starts with the individuals born after the year 1996. This generation is characterized by racial diversity, being native to digital culture, and having progressive mindsets. …


The phrase “pop culture” refers to items of entertainment that are popular during the current time, normally a recent TV show, movie, music album, or fashion style. Yet the TV show Friends remains an item of pop culture, over 25 years since it first aired. …


Plant-based meat substitutes have come a long way from the bland, tasteless slabs of soy-based substance that has always tended to give vegetarians a bad rap for their boring food choices. The 1970’s saw tofu being widely popularized by hippies who were becoming more conscious of how their eating habits…


The racial wealth gap is a very real issue, stemming from deeply-rooted racist business practices that unfortunately still exist to this day. Even with equal education backgrounds, black individuals face lower rates of employment and lesser pay in the same jobs as their white counterparts. …


The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of students across the country, from kindergarten through college. Since schools closed in March 2020, rates of anxiety, depression, and overall stress have skyrocketed among the younger generations. …


2020 was one of the worst years that most people can remember, filled with hardship, loss, and devastation. The COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the recent huge wildfires, hit the communities and the economy of Oregon hard. A record breaking number of people lost their jobs when the initial shutdown at…


Within his first day in office, President Joe Biden has already taken strides towards combating the climate crisis. He has led America to rejoin the Paris Agreement, just hours after being sworn into office. America ranks second, only behind China, in greenhouse gas emissions, therefore, it is vastly important that…

Olivia

SOU ‘23

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