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Gone With The Windex

By Amy Alkon I’m a woman sharing a house with several roommates. We’re all in our mid-20s. This one male roommate and I sometimes cook meals together, and we share

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Keeping Cultural Arts Alive

Staff Report In the early 1900’s, the exact date unknown, the Muxen family traveled to Iowa through the Boston Mountains on their way to Hot Springs. Clara Muxen and her


Fear-Based Health Care

By Terrah Baker It started with a bump on my nose. And if you’ve kept up with my columns in the last month, you’d know it ended as a diagnosis

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Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse – Something Essential Disappears

By Risa D’Angeles Lunar & solar eclipses follow one another. Lunar eclipses occur at full moons, solar eclipses at new moons. Two weeks ago at the full moon we had

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57 Turtles, And One Great Day on the Buffalo River

By Matt Bishop 57 Turtles. 15+ Waterfalls. 1 rogue wave. Zero Snakes. Now is the time to get the kids on the Buffalo River. On a Monday in mid-April, the

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Owls: Mystery of the Night

By Amanda Bancroft And for most creatures, owls are something to take seriously. Owls are carnivores and have a diverse diet of rodents, mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and insects. They

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Watching Paint Die

By Amy Alkon I’ve been dating a girl I really like for six weeks. She pays her rent with a 9-to-5 job but studied painting at art school and wants

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Bringing the Classroom Outdoors

Staff Report SUMMER PROGRAMS: This summer, ONSC will be offering a whole new lineup of classes in the arts, bugs, river adventures, nature writing, young naturalists, and separate science camps


Western Drought and Sustainable Food Systems

By Gary Huxel The drought in California is stretching into Texas leaving much of the country’s prime agricultural areas in dire need of water and declining production of vegetables and

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The Buzz About Bees

By Amanda Bancroft According to the UC Berkeley Backyard Bee Lab, we all should want bees in our backyards! But why, if bees can potentially sting us? “Without bees, there