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UO’s hip-hop dance club to compete in the national championship this weekend

Brad Quiseng waits outside the dance studio on the second floor of the Student Recreation Center, greeting his fellow team members with a smile as they arrive for practice on the quiet, rainy night in Eugene. As the rest of the team begins to warm up, he goes over the …

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Double Takes: Drake ups his game on ‘More Life’

On Saturday, March 18, Toronto-based rapper/singer Drake released More Life, a playlist that serves as his latest project. Drake fans rejoiced. Others groaned. On this double-take, Emerald writers Cassandra Brady, an avid fan, and Dana Alston, unabashed hater, offer their thoughts on Drizzy’s sprawling 81-minute effort. Dana’s take: Drake (born Aubrey …

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STRFKR to play the Roseland Theater on Saturday night

On Saturday night, indie-pop band STRFKR will perform a hometown show in Portland at the Roseland Theater. Brooklyn duo Psychic Twins will open the show. The band’s frontman, Joshua Hodges, originally founded the band as a solo project in 2007. Hodges added bassist/keyboardist Shawn Glassford and drummer Keil Corcoran after …

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Q&A: Cameron Avery, Tame Impala touring bassist, is ‘totally uncompromising’ on first solo record

On Friday night, multi-instrumentalist Cameron Avery will perform at the Holocene in Portland in support of his first solo record, “Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.” Avery is best known as the current touring bassist for Kevin Parker’s main project, Tame Impala, and as the former drummer of Australian psych-rock band POND. Unlike his …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends songs for your spring break

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone and arts and culture writer Sararosa Davies dish out their recommendations for what tunes to play this spring break. Here are the songs you’ll hear in this episode: “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell “Something for your M.I.N.D.” …

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Gaming Week in Review: ‘Civilization 6’ demo, ‘Warhammer: Eternal Crusade’ goes free-to-play

Firaxis has released a free demo version of “Sid Meier’s Civilization 6” that allows players to play up to 60 turns Civilization is the great-grandaddy of strategy video games that’s had players gritting their teeth and muttering “One. More. Turn.” for over 25 years. Whether you’re still stuck on “Civilization …

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Things to do this week: Duck Chuck Disc Golf, Alton Brown Live and K. Flay at WOW Hall

Monday, March 20 -Thursday, March 30: Modern Love Exhibit at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave.), weekdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., free “Modern Love,” an exhibit that opened on Feb. 3 in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, is a community art showcase that features artwork from Eugene’s community …

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Japandroids and Craig Finn don’t need an encore at Portland’s Revolution Hall

The Japandroids looked and sounded like an entirely different band when they last played in Portland in November 2012. At that Wonder Ballroom performance, guitarist Brian King was visibly nervous when he walked onstage. He was breathing heavily and had to scream into the microphone and strike a few power …

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Duck Days attracts prospects near and far

Duck Days attracted people far and wide as every available spot was filled Friday afternoon. Students and their families milled around the EMU Green, visiting tables set up by an array of campus groups. The campus recruiting program is designed to bring high school juniors and seniors to campus. Friday’s was …

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Flea steals the show at the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Portland concert

The legendary Los Angeles-based group the Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring in support of their 11th studio album “The Gateway.” This is the second album that the band has released since guitarist Josh Klinghoffer replaced long-time member John Frusciante in 2009. Many fans worried that the band’s material …

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Things to do this week: March 16-22: Fish Tales, Zero Waste Crafting, Beard and Mustache Competition, Reggae Night, Healing Gardens

Thursday, March 16: Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., free for UO students with I.D. and museum members The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is sponsoring a conversation on Oregon seafood as …

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St. Patrick’s Day starter kit: Everything you’ll need to feel the luck of the Irish

As winter term’s stress-filled dead week comes to a close, many students are looking for any type of distraction they can to relieve them from their school-induced anxiety. Thankfully, there’s good news. St. Patrick’s day is this Friday. Although there may not be the usual wild party atmosphere you’d expect …

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Culture on campus: Cultural nights at UO allow students to share their heritage

Leaving home is a huge transition for many college students. It’s one thing for students to leave behind their mother’s home cooking, the familiarity of their rooms and the comfort of their families. But for others, leaving home means leaving behind part of themselves. At the University of Oregon, ASUO …

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Feeling stressed this week? Exercising can help

Learning to manage stress is an integral part of student life. When exams, class presentations, homework assignments and job searches take up the bulk of your time, high stress and anxiety levels can become the norm. Physical activity increases the production of endorphins, which in return initiates positive feelings in …

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Walking Tree Travel offers young adults a way to travel meaningfully

In 2007, Will Loyd waltzed into his high school Spanish class, excited that there would be a guest speaker from Walking Tree Travel — at the time, it indicated an opportunity for him to zone out and not really pay attention. But when the speaker started talking about white water …

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Laura Marling’s ‘Semper Femina’ expands on the legacy of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’

“Semper Femina,” the title of British folk artist Laura Marling’s latest album, means “always woman” in Latin. Marling is a prolific songwriter. In recent years, she’s explored themes of introversion and anxiety in her work. In an interview with Clash Music, Marling said that her new album is “me looking …

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Gaming Week in Review: New ‘Overwatch’ hero Orisa and comic, ‘No Man’s Sky’ major update

Blizzard reveals the robotic Orisa as the newest ‘Overwatch’ character, as well as release Bastion and Torbjorn in their own comic Heroes certainly never die, even less so when they can be rebuilt. Blizzard recently revealed its newest “Overwatch” hero, the reconstructed  Numbani security robot Orisa, who has since been made …

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Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ uses its massive budget to generate more groans than excitement

Stupidity is a tough thing to manage in Hollywood. The era when pure camp was allowed into the multiplex is over. Instead, “dark” reboots currently rule the silver screen. In 2009, J.J. Abrams revived “Star Trek” with a young cast and serious overtones. Earlier, “The Dark Knight” proved that Batman could …

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Will ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ change video game storytelling?

When Nintendo announced the latest entry in its renowned “Legend of Zelda” series in 2013, expectations quickly skyrocketed. The anticipation was unavoidable. Collectively, the series has been consistently stellar — even middling entries like “Spirit Tracks” garnered decent acclaim. It is among Nintendo’s flagship franchises, second only to “Super Mario.” …

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Podcast: Mat and Dana discuss ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, arts and culture reporters Mathew Brock and Dana Alston discuss the newest installment from the Zelda series: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” This episode was produced by Emerson Malone.

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Video: Quinn XCII at Wow Hall

Up-and-coming indie-pop artist Quinn XCII performed at WOW Hall on March 2, 2017. The Denver-born, Detroit-raised musician was considered one of 2016’s most exciting new artists and is well-acquainted with the Spotify Global Viral Chart, first appearing with producer ayokay in the number one spot for “Kings of Summer.” His …

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Russian Theater class culminates in presentation of play ‘The Lady Peasant’

Russian Through Theater is not your average language course. Instead of sitting in a classroom conjugating verbs, students create a play based on a selected work of Russian literature. Throughout winter term, students learn about different authors, create a full-length play and rehearse in Russian. All of this work culminates …

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Video: Tereso Cobian draws comics

If you’ve ever wanted to see Spiderman smoke a bong and flip off the Green Goblin, then “Private Posse” just might be the comic book for you. Former UO student Tereso Cobian has spent that last few years writing and illustrating his own comic book currently on sale at The …

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Things to do this week: Hawaiian Guitar Festival, Cottage Grove Half Marathon and Sam Lachow

Thursday, March 9: Visiting Artist Lecture Sandow Birk: American Quran at Lawrence Hall (1190 Franklin Blvd.) 6 p.m. Artist Sandow Birk will be visiting campus to talk about his American Quran project, which is currently on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. American Quran is an art piece …

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Video: YouTube musicians Alex Aiono and William Singe perform in Portland

YouTubers Alex Aiono and William Singe came together for a collaborative performance on “The Changes Tour.” Rising to fame via their unique covers of popular R&B/hip hop hits, both Aiono and Singe are not only performing said covers live, but debuting their own new music. They performed to a sold-out …

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NALSA host 11th Annual Indigenous Peoples Reception

Hundreds of people gathered at the Many Nations Longhouse on Friday to attend the 11th annual Indigenous Peoples Reception as part of a four day conference put on by the Public Interest of Environmental Law Conference.The Native American Law Student Association hosted the reception. The four day conference brought speakers, activists, students and …

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Building Legacies: Collier House — faded glory

The Emerald is continuing its series on names of University of Oregon campus buildings this week with the Collier House. Check out the previous building stories on Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Lillis Hall, Gerlinger Hall and Condon Hall. Partially obscured by decades of old trees and shrubbery, the Collier House …

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Use spring break to your advantage by networking and traveling

Spring break is quickly approaching, and tt can be an exciting time, hinting at the impending summer.  It’s easy to get caught in elaborate plans with friends and before you know it, your flight back to school is a day away and your week of freedom has come to an …

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Sculpting through the eyes of Mike Leckie

Mike Leckie prefers to work in isolation. Situated deep in the southern Eugene forest, the local sculptor finds his artistic inspiration in the serenity and solitude of the surrounding woods. Here, Leckie is able to focus on his craft without distraction — something he says more artists should do. “Too …

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Ty Segall throws it back to the ’70s with lo-fi psych-rock at Hi-Fi Music Hall

Before he took the stage, audience members discussed what outfit Ty Segall would be sporting Sunday night: “What do you think he’s going to wear tonight? That crazy cape, again?” This type of conversation is typical for a Ty Segall performance. After releasing his second self-titled record earlier this year, …

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