A Magazine of the Clark Honors College
"El gaucho es una especie en peligro de extinción / The gaucho is an endangered species"
Adam Spencer '10 takes readers into the heart of Chilean Patagonia, where he is working to bring tourists to farms on the fringes of the Patagonian Southern Ice Field to observe cryptic deer and hike to dying glaciers with cowboys from another time.
"I have come to believe that in times of struggle, art is perhaps the only thing we can count on to rise from the ashes and help us begin again."
The public walls stretching across the vast and diverse Argentine terrain are meant to be read as texts, some of which communicate sociopolitical contexts more accurately than censored news outlets.
The Clark Honors College experience does not end with graduation. Honors college students remain close with each other and with the University of Oregon long after they have completed their undergraduate degrees.
"You are in part who you are today because of your time in the honors college, whatever that may have brought you, whatever field you may have been in. And I really believe in the concept of paying it forward.
If somebody has done something for you, or you have accomplished something because you have stood on the shoulders of others, then you can't really pay it back, but you can pay it forward."
—Margaret Moore, BA '61