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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 quarterback Dakota Prukop (9) hands the ball to Oregon Ducks running back Taj Griffin (5). The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 24, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)

Ducks ‘don’t change the formula’ in return to practice post-Colorado

University of Oregon students returned to class on Monday, and the Oregon football team returned to practice for the first time after its 41-38 loss to Colorado. The Ducks had a lighter day overall due to the new school schedule. Oregon, which has suffered consecutive three-point losses to Nebraska and Colorado the …



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. (Brandon Montes-Nguyen/Emerald)

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 …