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Philadelphia’s ‘Avenue Eight’ doesn’t let college stop its promising musical career

As many students would agree, finding a way to balance time between academics and playing music is no easy task. Members of indie-funk band Avenue Eight are no different. The group is comprised of ten college students from five different universities in the Northeastern United States. “Scheduling is probably the …

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Building Legacies: The president formerly known as Prince Lucien Campbell

The Emerald is continuing its series on names of University of Oregon campus buildings this week with Prince Lucien Campbell Hall. Check out the previous building stories on Lillis Hall, Gerlinger Hall and Condon Hall.  Prince Lucien Campbell Hall towers over west campus. Known to most students as simply “PLC,” …

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Podcast: The state of television in 2017

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, writers Sararosa Davies, Patience Greene and Emerson Malone discuss the state of television in 2017, namely Transparent (Amazon), Atlanta (FX), Broad City (Comedy Central), Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) and many more. This episode was produced by Emerson …

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Album speculation for 2017: What’s known, what’s expected

Many other genres seemed to fall by the wayside as hip-hop artists filled the music scene with new releases and top hits last year. But now that 2016 has ended, it’s time to take a look at some of the albums that are set to be released in the upcoming …

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Relieve the common cold with these four natural remedies

With snow days, holidays and hot cocoa, winter can be festive and cheery — but it also marks the dreaded cold season. With 150 coughing, sniffling students crammed into tight lecture halls, facing a cold becomes inevitable for college students. According to WebMD, the common cold can be characterized by a …

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Alston: Why don’t movies capture the struggles of travel?

Winter break is something every student looks forward to experiencing. But those who left Eugene in December quickly found out that getting back to school in the snow is a special kind of hell. Most of Oregon reached sub-freezing temperatures and snow caused crippling traffic issues throughout Portland. Snow covered Eugene and …

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Stay warm this winter with comforting soups

There is no denying that Oregon has had an unusually cold winter this year. The freezing temperatures make it easy to long for comfort foods to keep you feeling warm and cozy all day long. Making these hearty soups will provide students with a comforting, hot meal on an unforgiving, …

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Things to do this week: Jan 11-18: Brian Regan, Japanese internment camp Exhibit and John Doe and Exene

Monday, Jan. 9: Japanese Internment and Fight for Social Justice exhibit at the UO Law Library (1515 Agate St.) Library open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to  5 p.m. on weekends. Free. The law library’s current exhibit examines the internment camps used to imprison Japanese-Americans during …

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Franz Nicolay: Author, musician and “Professional Traveler”

On Friday, Jan. 13, author, musician and “professional traveler” Franz Nicolay will speak with fellow author Cari Luna at Powell’s City of Books in Portland. Nicolay is best known as the sharply-dressed multi-instrumentalist for bands such as The Hold Steady, The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Against Me!, but he recently …

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Vintage Guitar Heroes: Mckenzie River Music

With a dirty white cinder block exterior and a blue awning over the modest front entrance, Eugene’s nationally renowned guitar and instrument shop, Mckenzie River Music, boasts a large selection of vintage and high-end guitars, basses and various string instruments. Due to the recent snow and ice storm, two humidifiers …

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The year of the ear: How hip-hop got us through 2016

For many, 2016 was a rough year. Terrorist attacks plagued the U.S. and Europe, the Presidential election cycle was one of the most turbulent in recent memory, and another musical artist seemed to die every week. Looking back at everything that made last year terrible, it’s hard to believe that …

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‘Fences’ and ‘Angels in America’ make the case for stage-to-screen adaptations

Theatre is an art form that has been around for thousands of years with its origins in Ancient Greece. The theatre’s counterpart, film, has had a relatively short history with the first movies being made in the late 1800s. Filmmakers and TV producers have been adapting theatrical works like plays …

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Vegetarian Resolution: new year, no meats

January is a time of year for resolutions, and self improvement often tops the list. For some, a change in diet is a must, but for those willing to convert to vegetarianism, it’s common to lose resolve as the year goes on. University of Oregon student Zach Leherr decided to …

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Review: ‘Jackie’ wastes genuine talent on a toothless biopic

Pablo Larraín’s Jackie wants its audiences to think it has a lot on its mind. Featuring striking imagery and a series of adept performances, the story, which follows the titular Kennedy matriarch in the days immediately before and after the JFK assassination, takes a contemplative approach to the traditional biopic …

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Winter art exhibitions to explore around Oregon

Many new exhibitions will open at local museums in Oregon this year, ranging from historic French bronze sculptures to paintings inspired by the Qur’an. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, trying to impress an artsy friend or are attempting to live up to your New Year’s resolution to be more cultured, …

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Arts & CultureVideo Games

Gaming Week in Review: Diablo 20th Anniversary, Mass Effect: Andromeda in March 21, Steam Awards winners announced

Blizzard celebrates the Diablo 20th anniversary with special events and rewards in each of its Battle.net games Though the Diablo franchise might have fallen out of the spotlight in recent years, Blizzard hasn’t forgotten about the powerhouse franchise’s 20th anniversary. To commemorate two decades of dungeon-crawling, loot-hoarding fun, Blizzard has …

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Emerald Recommends: The best albums of 2016

It’s likely that 2016 will be remembered as the year that proved no one is safe as David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and so many legends passed away. But as strange of a year as it may have been, there were many great releases that powered us through. Emerald writers have …

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Video: The New Year’s Eve Psychedelic Ball at WOW Hall

This New Year’s Eve rock fans packed into the WOW Hall for the first Eugene Psychedelic Ball. Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence hosted the event, designating it as a safe space. MAD ALCHEMY provided liquid light projections, and the party lasted from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. This event featured …

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Emerald Recommends: The best songs of 2016

Although 2016’s musical legacy is bound to be remembered more for the stars that died than the actual music itself, there was no shortage of great songs created. The Emerald’s music writers have selected their favorite songs of the recently concluded year. Craig Wright’s top songs: 5. “Easy Eating” by Naked Giants …

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Emerald Recommends: The best movies of 2016

The Emerald Recommends the best movies released in 2016. From low-brow comedies to hard hitting dramas, 2016 provided a wide-array of films. We have selected our favorites of the year — one list of solely superhero films included. A&C film critic Dana Alston’s top movies: 5. Hell Or High Water Chris Pine and …

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Preview: Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence host New Year’s Psychedelic Ball at WOW Hall

This New Year’s Eve WOW Hall will hold the Eugene Psychedelic Ball, hosted by Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence (EMASV) and sponsored by Oregon Herbal Remedies and High Lights Garden Supply. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the first band performing at 7:20 p.m, and the music will last until …

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Emerald Recommends: The best concerts of 2016

No matter how strange of a year 2016 may have been, there is no denying the strength of touring musical acts this year. With industry giants touring across the world and up and comers proving their worth in tiny venues, there were great concerts everywhere you looked. The Emerald has enlisted its …

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Emerald Recommends: The best books of 2016

As college students, it’s tough to find spare time to read for pleasure between homework, midterms and term papers. The Emerald has enlisted its writers to recommend their favorite books they managed to read released in 2016. But What If We’re Wrong? By Chuck Klosterman Chuck Klosterman is the type of person who …

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Emerald Recommends: The most disappointing releases of 2016

Before the Emerald releases its best of 2016 lists of films, books, concerts, songs and albums, we felt it was important to balance praising the year’s best works of art with pointing out which let us down. These are not the worst pieces of the year; these are works that showed great potential and fell …

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Emerald Recommends: Last minute gift ideas for your parents

Update: 3:05 p.m. More last minute gift ideas have been added to the list. Let’s face it: our parents do a lot for us. In addition to being the reason we are in this world at all, our parents spent years loving us unconditionally, providing a home, feeding us, doing our …

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Don’t let political discussions disrupt your holiday celebrations

It’s that time of year again: holiday festivities, copious amounts of food and more naps than usual. Let’s not forget the epic family gatherings and that one crazy uncle who cannot wait to devastate any conversation with political antics. But this year, we can’t really blame that crazy uncle. To …

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The do’s and don’ts for giving gifts to friends

No matter what holiday you may celebrate, winter is a season for giving. Even with a college student’s budget and time constraints, it’s possible to give great gifts. Whether for a Secret Santa or a simple exchange between friends, giving personalized gifts is a great way to make someone feel …

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Festive cookies to impress your friends and family

The holiday season is loaded with cookies. By the time Christmas comes around, it is easy to feel like you have eaten enough green and red sugar cookies to last a lifetime. Mix things up this holiday season with these five creative Christmas cookie recipes. They are sure to make …

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The ultimate winter gaming buyer’s guide

The winter season is known for many things: spending time with family, the holiday spirit and most recently, really cheap video games. Yes, it’s that time of year again, where the big companies and distributors throw out their greatest deals, and gamers struggle to decide what’s more important — a …

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Quadruple Take: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

With the release of a new Star Wars film, the Emerald has enlisted four writers to offer their views on the film. The response from critics so far has been mixed, so we decided to offer a multi-take review for the first Star Wars side story, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Mathew Brock, associate arts and …

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