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Letter from the editor: Why we’re republishing archive stories from the ’60s

When I first started working at the Emerald as a columnist last spring, my old editor required her writers to spend at least two hours in the newsroom every week. We were encouraged to come in to get help on our stories, but barring that, we could fill the time …

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ArchivesGameDayMen's Basketball

Jordan Bell rising the ranks as one of Oregon's greatest shot blockers

When speaking of a freshman basketball player, it’s extremely difficult to call him one of the best players to ever come through a collegiate program. It’s even more difficult to make the claim when that program is the University of Oregon and has been around since 1902. That said, freshman forward …

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ArchivesSex & Relationships

Relationships: Overcoming the post-Christmas blues

Yesterday, while listening to music on my iPod, Josh Groban’s version of “Little Drummer Boy” came on. And, instead of getting filled with the fuzzy, warm holiday spirit like I normally do when I hear his sexy baritone, my heart dropped. The date was Dec. 26, 2012, and I felt …

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ArchivesMusicWknd

Radiation City to play at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland

After a busy year — from being deemed Willamette Week’s “Best New Band” of 2012 to playing SXSW — Portland’s Radiation City brings 2012 to a close with one of their final shows of the year at the Doug Fir Lounge next Sunday, Dec. 30.

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Technology: Instagram revises revisions to terms of service after backlash

On Monday, the free photo-sharing service Instagram released an update to their terms of service and privacy policy that allowed them to use users’ photos for its advertising purposes without consent from or compensation for the picture-taker. The wording of the document gave Instagram license to use these photos without …

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ArchivesFilm & TVWknd

Film: Who is John Harrison in upcoming 'Star Trek Into Darkness'?

A diehard Trekkie like myself was critical of J.J. Abram’s 2009 “Star Trek” reboot. Sure, most incongruities could be glossed over with a simple “But it’s a parallel universe!” — but sometimes, that just didn’t jive. I mean, Uhura and Spock in a romantic relationship? I don’t care what planet …

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ArchivesHealthWknd

Health: Unusual causes for acne

Unfortunately for many including myself, acne is something that will never go away. No matter how many times we clean our faces with soap and special creams, it becomes annoying when we wake up in the morning to find a nice surprise on the top of our foreheads after all …

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ArchivesDucks, Inc.

Ducks, Inc.: Forbes names Oregon one of college football’s most cost-efficient teams

Leave it to Forbes to publish a cohesive list of college football’s best and worst teams for the money.

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Ducks, Inc.: Forbes names Oregon one of college football's most cost-efficient teams

Leave it to Forbes to publish a cohesive list of college football’s best and worst teams for the money.

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ArchivesSex & Relationships

Brightening people's days using 'UOregon Compliments' Facebook page

Believe in the power of compliments? Wish to spread kindness via social media? Well, then post an anonymous compliment on the “UOregon Compliments” Facebook page. “UOregon Compliments” is a page dedicated to posting compliments anonymously. All one has to do is message the page administrator with a compliment for a …

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ArchivesTechnology

Tech: Notable news for Dec. 10 – Dec. 14

Gabe Newell, an employee of game developer-slash-digital publisher Valve spilled potential plans for building a PC to fit comfortably in your living room. This comes on the heels of Valve’s release of the “Big Picture mode” for their download service, Steam, which enables players to access all of their Steam friends …

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ArchivesMusicWknd

Music: Who is Al Walser and why is he nominated for a Grammy?

Over the past week or so there has been heated discussion about a Grammy nominee for the Best Dance Recording category. His name is Al Walser and pretty much nobody (at least compared to the other artists nominated) knew about him until his nomination was announced. Walser is joining Avicii, …

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Tech: Notable news for Dec. 3 – Dec. 7

The man responsible for founding McAfee, Inc. has been apprehended by Guatemalan authorities for entering the country illegally. John McAfee, who has been on the run since becoming a person of interest in a murder case in Belize, founded the firm that would go on to create McAfee, the popular security, anti-virus …

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ArchivesFilm & TVWknd

Film: Found Footage Festival comes to Eugene

The New York-based Found Footage Festival comes to Eugene tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theater, where a series of mostly unknown videos featuring strange and funny real-life characters will be played for the enjoyment of film-lovers. Featured videos must abide by two simple rules: they must be on …

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TV tech union to strike against Pac-12 Network

The word out of Los Angeles is that an international union representing theatrical stage workers is planning to strike against the Pac-12 Network.

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ArchivesFoodWknd

Food: Best food blogs

If you find yourself meandering the internet looking for some delicious goods, you might not be heading to the right places. Food news and blogs are a major subset of the internet. If you find yourself hungry, but too lazy to get up and actually cook something, check out these …

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ArchivesSex & Relationships

Sex: Is being attracted to someone while in a relationship normal?

Dear Katherine, I have been dating this guy for a few months and he’s great. It’s going really well, and I think I’m falling in love. Despite this budding romance, I still feel attracted to other guys. It could be a guy I meet in class or at a party. …

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Food: Some food-scented perfumes that exist

Ever wish you could smell like you’ve spent your morning rolling around in the pantry? Now, you can! Perfume has busted its way into the food industry (or vise versa?), allowing customers to smell like their favorite food. Let’s take a look at some of the weirder ones. The Stir …

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Food: Foods I wish were real

There I was, watching “Spongebob Squarepants” as I am wont to do during my free time, and I realize with a huge sense of sadness that I will never know what a Krabby Patty tastes like. Sure, it’s a sea-based hamburger of some sort, but the Krabby Patty is more …

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Food: The return of the McRib

December is full of exciting events: the world is supposed to end, “The Hobbit” is coming out and, of course, the holidays are here. But perhaps chief among these events, in terms of sheer emotion, is the upcoming return of McDonald’s sandwich, the McRib. According to the Huffington Post, the …

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ArchivesMusicWknd

Music: Q&A with Blue Scholars

Seattle-based hip-hop duo Blue Scholars is set to perform at WOW Hall this Tuesday. Tickets to the show are available at the UO Ticket Office or on TicketWeb and cost $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. In …

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ArchivesHealthWknd

Health: What your sleep position says about you

When you crawl into bed at night, the type of position you tend to sleep can have something interesting to say about your personality and what kind of person you are. In an article published on Yahoo! Health, author Lisa Collier Cool gives an insight as to the most common sleep positions …

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Music: Best music releases of November

Another big month of music releases finds its way into the public sphere. From electronic music to soul and R&B, November gave out some early gifts, and December is likely to be equally impressive. Artist: Thriftworks Album: “Hydromancy” Released: Nov. 7 Genre: Experimental electronic Key tracks: “Die Gracefully,” “Moon Juice” …

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ArchivesFashion

Fashion: Jewelry for USB drives by Isaac Appiah

People have been coming up with ways to make USB drives more attractive and potentially wearable for quite some time. But, from what you can gather in a quick Google image search, many of these USB-as-fashion items seem to overuse the rhinestones and are a bit too cutesy. Los Angeles-based …

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ArchivesUncategorized

Technology: What is circuit bending?

There’s a recent phenomena spreading across the internet, though circles of hackers, gear nerds and musicians. All it takes to gain entrance is a little know-how and maybe a Speak & Spell. Circuit bending is a practice where old, low-voltage toys and electronics are cracked open and rewired to make new sounds. The …

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Sex: Sex and relationships in the media this week

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said that the birth control pill should be sold over-the-counter and KVAL News reports that many women in Eugene agree. A Eugene women’s health care practitioner, Anne Marie Moore, said that since the pill is relatively safe, even safer than some other over-the-counter …

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ArchivesMusicWknd

Music: Q&A with Bryan John Appleby

Seattle’s Bryan John Appleby will be performing an intimate show at Sam Bond’s Garage on Saturday night. The last time Appleby played in Eugene was on tour with The Head and The Heart. This time around, Appleby will be presenting a two-piece performance featuring an acoustic guitar and a cello. The …

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ArchivesFoodWknd

Food: A quick guide to sushi sashimi

I consider myself an amateur sushi connoisseur. I’ve been eating sushi my whole life and can order most of the dishes using their Japanese names. Ebi, please (shrimp). Maguro, if you would (tuna). While I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart dedicated to nigiri sushi (raw fish served …

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Sex: How to mend a broken heart

Dear Katherine, About a week ago, my girlfriend ended our two-and-a-half-year relationship. It was completely out of the blue — I didn’t see it coming at all. She said that she wasn’t sure she wanted to be with me anymore. Just like that. I am crushed. I love her. She …

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