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From medical condition to social justice movement

  When Sophia Vicencio first moved to University of Oregon from Iowa, the last thing she expected was that her day-to-day activities would become more difficult. For many other students, traveling up and down hills isn’t much of a consideration. But for Vicencio, that’s a different story.    “I use …


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Oregon Ducks outside hitter Jolie Rasmussen (15) serves the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the California Golden Bears at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 23, 2016. (Aaron Nelson/Emerald)

Jolie Rasmussen on the way up for Oregon volleyball

Freshman Jolie Rasmussen has stepped onto the court and into the spotlight for Oregon volleyball this season. Rasmussen comes from a volleyball family – her father, mother and sister all played at the collegiate level. Now, Rasmussen is taking on the Pac-12. The Ducks opened up the 2016-17 season against then-ranked No. …



Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem. His actions are a sign of protest against the treatment of people of color in the United States. His protest has also struck widespread criticism.

Beneventi: Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem

Kneeling during the national anthem is an attention grabbing form of protest. Starting with NFL player Colin Kaepernick, kneeling is a protest against the police shootings of black Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in July. Since Kaepernick’s kneeling was recognized by the media earlier this month, there has been much debate on …