Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Oregon marching band hasn’t performed on a football field since the Rose Bowl in January 2020. Now, they have permission from Lane County Public Health to do pregame and halftime shows at Autzen stadium Friday night when the Ducks play the California Golden Bears.
Amelia Bjesse-Puffin was tired of the oppression she was seeing in the world of skating. So, two years ago she launched Smash the Skatriarchy, a submission-focused zine that aims to lower barriers to skating. For her latest issue, she met up with Indigenous roller derby stars for a day of skating, interviews and photos sessions. These Indigenous skaters are working to decolonize the world of derby — a mission that Bjesse-Puffin wants to elevate in her zine.
Back in the 1970s, Portland’s Lightning Ray Lampkin was boxing elite, fighting against then-WBA lightweight champion Roberto Durán and other top names in the sport. OPB’s Paul Marshall sat down with Lampkin recently to talk about his career.