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Photos: Alvvays, The Courtneys and Candace bring “she shreds” rock to the Wonder Ballroom

By Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank “You seem to be into everything. Were you paid to be here?” Alvvays singer and guitarist Molly Rankin asked the enthusiastic audience during the Canadian indie group’s concert on May 18 at the Wonder Ballroom. The show was the opening of the Red Bull Sound …

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L.A. indie duo Girlpool discusses its second album, “Powerplant,” the importance of collaboration and why songs are like children

By Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Harmony Tividad, one half of the L.A. indie-rock band Girlpool, was sitting in the Brooklyn warehouse she called home, writing a song in her loft and crying as a harsh summer storm raged outside. She had just returned from Philadelphia to see a romantic interest, …

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Photos: Seattle band Tacocat battles illness to sing the praises of ‘X-Files,’ ‘Cat Fancy’ and hating weekends

This article was written by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank. If she hadn’t told you, it might have been hard to know that Tacocat lead singer Emily Nokes was on antibiotics combatting a sinus infection. During the Seattle group’s show last night at the Borreal, Nokes and the rest of the band (guitarist Eric …

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Undocumented UO students protected by DACA fear an uncertain future

This article was written by University of Oregon undergraduate student Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado, who is not affiliated with the Emerald. It was submitted to the Emerald for freelance publication. It has been edited for grammar and style. The names of undocumented students in this story have been changed to protect their privacy. The …

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Angel Olsen’s humor and heart shine at the Crystal Ballroom

This article was written by Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank In high school, North Carolina-based musician Angel Olsen was a cheerleader. Then she realized she wanted to be in a rock band, like Gwen Stefani. “And so this is what I’m doing right now, like Gwen Stefani. That wasn’t a joke. …

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‘Telefone’ delight: Chicago rapper Noname brings hometown pride to Portland

This article was written by Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank. “Y’all know my name,” said Chicago rapper Noname during her Feb. 16 show at the Doug Fir Lounge after she had the audience repeat her name in a growing chant. Of course, the irony is that despite having a moniker shrouded …

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Musicians Against Sexual Violence to host benefit concert at Luckey’s Club on Friday

By Kathryn Martinez On Friday, Nov. 18, Musicians Against Sexual Violence (MASV) is hosting a benefit concert at Luckey’s Club for Lane County Sexual Assault Support Services. Local bands Pancho + The Factory, Holler House, VCR and Surfs Drugs will perform at the event. MASV, formerly known as Eugene Musicians …

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Rappers Smino and Mick Jenkins search for love at the Doug Fir Lounge

This article was written by Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank. In the aftermath of police shootings and the deaths of unarmed black civilians, Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins has a simple method to cope: Drink more water. It’s a message he first developed on his breakout 2014 mixtape, The Water[s], and that he has …

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Review: ‘Miles Ahead’ is no biopic – but so what?

It’s a point of fact that a lot of the new Miles Davis movie is fiction. Miles Ahead isn’t a biopic. Most of its action centers around two days Davis (Don Cheadle) spends with made-up journalist David Braden (Ewan McGregor), who’s looking to write the famed artist’s “comeback story.” From …

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Photos: 11,000+ fans turn out for Bernie Sanders rally in Portland

Even though Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is trailing behind Hilary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, one word could be used to describe his rally in Portland on March 25: optimistic. Sanders fans of all ages arrived at the Moda Center as early as four in the morning to …

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Review: Chastity Belt and local acts take the house party to the Boreal

During a break from its grooving surf rock set, VCR singer Chase Clark yelled, “Fuck the Oscars!” That was all that was said — and needed to be said — about the 88th Academy Awards during the group’s opening set for Chastity Belt on Feb. 28 at the Boreal. Also …

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Review: Metric brings theatrics to McDonald Theater

In the course of its 20-year history, Canadian electro-rock band Metric has released six studio albums and toured globally, but the group had never played in Eugene until this year for its latest release, Pagans in Vegas. Consequently, lead singer Emily Haines asked the audience for song suggestions during Metric’s …

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Guest Review: ‘Suffragette’ and the problem with period films

Period films dealing with social justice cut both ways: on the one hand, 12 Years a Slave reminds us of the cruelties of antebellum America and why people should never regress to living in such a way. On the other, it allows us the breath with which to sigh, “Whew, …

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Guest Review: ‘Spectre’ closes Bond’s story arc with supercars, intense brooding

So, the latest James Bond is all supercars and gushy feelings. References to Daniel Craig’s last three films as the suave MI6 agent abound, and there’s a new-but-old villain played by the ever-chilling Christoph Waltz. This go-around, it’s all about bringing Craig’s story arc full circle. In Spectre, Bond is …

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Letter to the Editor: Halloween should be safe, fun and inclusive for everyone

During the last part of my Safe Ride work shift, we had just finished dropping off our riders when two people came running frantically to our van asking if we could give them a ride back to the residence halls. With just enough time to complete the route before closing, …

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Nightingale Health Sanctuary rest stop program moves west

This article was written by University of Oregon master’s degree alumna Debra M. Josephson, who is not affiliated with the Emerald. It was submitted to the Emerald for publication. We have done fact checking and editing on the piece. Debra’s website can be found here. Nightingale Health Sanctuary (NHS) is a legal, …

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Review: Alex Tizon makes his case in ‘Big Little Man’

Throughout my education, the topic of race was always firmly in place in our curriculum. It started in kindergarten, when Mrs. Rohloff had us draw Martin Luther King Jr. in celebration of his holiday. Every year from then on out, a few weeks were consistently devoted to learning about the black …

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The cost of a college degree

Next year, tuition and fees at the University of Oregon will climb another 3.7 percent for in-state students and 3.8 percent for nonresidents. For many, this  means taking loans, asking parents for more money or working another job. Not all students struggle. But for those who do, the work load …

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What to tell all those relatives who ask what your plans are after graduation

For all you upcoming graduates who aren’t prepared for the amount of times your mom’s friends from high school and annoying uncles are going to ask you what your post-grad plans are–the Emerald staff has put together a list of possible answers that are sure to prevent you from ever …

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Guest Viewpoint: Yes Bible-Thumpers, You Are Welcome On Our Campus

They say yoga pants are sin. That if you don’t repent and accept Christ you’re going to hell. They demean women, gay and lesbian people, “fornucators,” and liberals. They’re not pleasant. “You’re not welcomed here!” one woman shouted at them on Wednesday. But, and though I vehemently disagree with their …

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Zone 9: Far from home

Far from home, Endalk Chala looks the part of a normal graduate student. A book bag, filled with papers to grade and assignments of his own hangs over his left shoulder and he wears a friendly and enthusiastic smile. But beyond his daily life at the University of Oregon, Chala …

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Guest viewpoint: FSL supports ACFC stance on athletics negotiations

Dear Eric Roedl, We, the elected leaders of Fraternity and Sorority life, support the ACFC and the ASUO in their efforts to negotiate a fair deal for students and Athletics when it comes to student football and basketball tickets. We firmly believe, given the increase in tuition costs next year, …

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Letters to the editor regarding UO Forward being barred from campaigning

To the Students of the University of Oregon, What do you do when you’re about to lose a race? Easy. You try to get your opponent disqualified. At least that is what Miles Sisk and the We Are Oregon slate have done. Helena Schlegel received more votes that Sisk during …

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Letter to the editor in support of UO Forward

Fellow Ducks: Change at the University of Oregon begins with student programs. Without these organizations, U of O’s rich culture would be nonexistent. It is now more imperative than ever that these groups receive the visibility and financial security they require to function, and Helena Schlegel and the UO Forward …

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Letter to the editor supporting we are oregon

Fellow Students: Student programs are an integral part of the college experience. However, navigating the programs process here at the UO can be challenging. From recognition to securing funding, there are times where it is difficult to be a leader of a student program here. However, there are individuals within …

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Guest Viewpoint: Solar ballot measure opinion editorial

We all know we need to do something about global warming before it’s too late. In order to protect Oregon’s beautiful environment for the future, we need to get more of our energy from the sun and less from dirty sources like coal. Oregon currently only gets .02% of its …

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A look inside: Library special collections at the University of Oregon

There’s a lot of really cool stuff in the University of Oregon libraries’ special collections. From medieval manuscripts, Animal House memorabilia, they’ve got more than 3,000 unique pieces that flesh out the UO’s history.

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Manufacturing companies having trouble finding workers, begin recruiting from high schools

Blue collar businesses locally and around the country are having trouble filling openings created when older workers retire. In Lane County, Lane Workforce Partnership is helping some companies recruit directly from Springfield and Junction City High Schools, which still offer vocational classes that prepare workers for skilled labor jobs. Lyle Lang, …

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ACLU forum about EPD’s anti-bias policy sparks discussion among citizens and minority leaders

The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union” hosted a Civil Conversation at the Eugene Public Library Thursday evening. The union met to discuss  the Eugene Police Department’s efforts to reduce bias and discrimination against minorities. The featured speakers were Eric Richardson, president of the Lane County National Association for …

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