Arts & CultureHealth

Vitamin deficiency and nutrition: How to start feeling your best

For many students, moving away from home for the first time and adjusting to college life can mean significant dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes can play a large role in vitamin and mineral intake, affecting your everyday life. Some common symptoms include memory loss, fatigue and a weakened immune system. …

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Review: ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ captures the basic charm of the series in an accessible new form

Dramatic storylines and turn-based-combat are what the “Fire Emblem” universe is all about. With over 15 games released over the last three decades, there are certainly plenty of tales to tell within the expansive saga. The latest installment might be the perfect place to start for newbies to the series, since …

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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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Dimond Saints impressive performance overshadowed by lack of visual effects Friday night

Oakland-based EDM duo Dimond Saints drew a sizeable audience at WOW Hall on Friday night. The group just kicked off the tour after releasing its third studio album “Prism In The Dark” earlier this month. Dimond Saints comprises DJs An-ten-nae and Releece. The duo has made a significant impact on the …

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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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Gaming Week in Review: ‘Pokemon Go’ Johto update is here, Valve to replace Steam Greenlight

“Pokemon Go” rolls out a new update featuring more than 80 new Pokemon from the Johto region We all remember “Pokemon Go,” Niantic’s phone-based game about catching Pokemon in the real world that exploded in popularity last summer. Whether you only hopped on the worldwide bandwagon for a month or still …

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Things to do this week: Feb. 16-22: ‘The Fruit Stand’ reading, Dimond Saints, Free Speech

Thursday, Feb. 16: Play Reading: “The Fruit Stand” by Sravya Tadepelli at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Ln.), 4 p.m., free Political science major and playwright Sravya Tadepelli wrote “The Fruit Stand” in response to the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, North Carolina. The play’s events are fictionalized …

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Sallie Ford: Exploring how to be alone with ‘Soul Sick,’ life without the Sound Outside

The ‘60s-inspired Portland-based band Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside formed in 2007 and reached prominence in 2011 when they performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2013 the group broke up, but Sallie Ford has not dropped out of the music scene; instead she has sought to …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Q&A: Evan Stephens Hall from Pinegrove – ‘Being alive is very weird and being weird is very alive’

On Friday night, about 20 people piled into a house on Alder Street for an intimate performance with Evan Stephens Hall of the up-and-coming alt-country band Pinegrove. Hall is the lead singer and songwriter behind the Montclair, New Jersey, based band. The audience sat on the floor singing along as …

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Video: Ducks On: Valentine’s Day 2017

The Emerald’s time-honored tradition of asking the campus community about love and romance on Feb. 14. Responses are varied, but honest — and sometimes brutal.

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Podcast: Goodbye Club Penguin and how MMO games die

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the shutdown of the popular social MMO Club Penguin and the lifecycle of MMO games in general, particularly how they die out and why it hits so hard. You can read more about Club Penguin’s shutdown here. …

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‘Wayne’s World’ celebrates its 25th anniversary

On this day in 1992, Saturday Night Live’s iconic film Wayne’s World first appeared in theaters across the U.S. Based on the long-time SNL sketch hosted by cast members Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the film captured the post-rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia that many young adults felt in the early …

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Welcome to the MultiVRse: Virtual reality gaming in Eugene

VR gaming is finally here with MultiVRse, Eugene’s first virtual reality arcade. A passion project of Andy McClure and Mike Gray that launched Halloween 2016, the duo has several computers and VR systems set up for people to try. Anyone, whether they be age six, 60, or wheel chair bound, …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Who were the winners and losers of the 2017 Grammys?

In a word, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards show was complicated. This year’s show was filled with both subtle and overt political protests, major snubs to what should have been obvious winners and plenty of Adele; it was overwhelming and genuinely entertaining. James Corden of Late Late Night on CBS, hosted …

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How to properly celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is a fictional holiday turned real-life celebration of female friendship. Created by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, it has turned into a cultural phenomenon that women celebrate together the day before Valentine’s Day.  In Parks and Rec, Knope celebrates Galentine’s Day by bringing …

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Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ doubles down on over-the-top action

When John Wick was released in 2014, it was a welcome surprise. In a cinematic era dominated by over-cut, poorly conceived blockbusters, Wick delivered slick, beautifully choreographed action sequences that took critics and the independent film world by storm. Keanu Reeves starred as the titular retired hitman, a welcome return …

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Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ delivers laughs that both kids and adults will love

“Black. All important movies begin with a black screen.” This line, grumbled by Batman (Will Arnett, doing his best Christian Bale impression) over an appropriately black frame, encapsulates The LEGO Batman Movie: jokes regularly smash through the fourth wall between moments of madcap, overly-caffeinated silliness. Coupled with absolutely gorgeous animation and …

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Sore muscles? These tips will help

Sore muscles and joint pain can be a problem for anyone. But students can be particularly susceptible to these aches and pains because of bad posture from studying, muscle overuse and sitting in sustained positions for prolonged periods of time. Stresses from exams, extracurricular activities and family or social problems …

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College to the Beat: The Duck Street Family

In a hot dance studio on the second floor of the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center, the smell of hard work leaves a musk in the air. Recreational dancers kick their legs and attempt to pop-n-lock in sync, while they learn the week’s 30-second routine. A giant floor-to-ceiling mirror …

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Arts & CultureEvents

Things to do this week: ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ Lotus and UO Art MFA Exhibit

Monday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 24: UO Art MFA Exhibit: “On The Wall” (44 W 7th Ave.),  free, all ages The University of Oregon Master of Fine Arts program will be hosting an art exhibit this month. The exhibit — which is titled “Off the Wall” — challenges the …

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Arts & CultureOutdoor

Eugene’s Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics is this weekend

If you see a large group of people running into the Willamette River early Saturday morning, don’t be too alarmed. It’s just the annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge, as it is so accurately named, consists of participants running into the sub-40-degree water of the …

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Arts & CultureTheater

University Theatre’s ‘Emperor of the Moon’ generates laughter and whimsy at the Hope Theater

University Theatre’s most recent production, Aphra Behn’s Emperor of the Moon, was a fresh and wonderful take on Restoration-era theatre from the 1600s. Due to its use of Early Modern English, Restoration theatre has a reputation for being difficult to comprehend. This version of Emperor was a great melding of …

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Gaming Week In Review: ‘Club Penguin’ shutting down, ‘Conan Exiles’ goes Early Access

Disney has announced it will be shutting down the popular social MMO ‘Club Penguin’ after nearly 11 years of operation Here’s something ‘90s kids will certainly remember. There’s a good chance that if you’re a gamer who grew up sometime in the last 20 years that you’ve spent your fair share …

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The Music Man: Tony Glausi – living for jazz

When Tony Glausi meets someone for the first time, he introduces himself by saying, “I teach jazz” or “I play trumpet.” The response generally goes one of two ways.  “Oh, yeah! Dave Brubeck, right?” the stranger might say, grasping for the closest jazz touchstone he or she can muster. “‘Take …

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Netflix’s ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ turns a suburban mom into a flesh-eating zombie

A Netflix original series came out this week with an unusual premise: A suburban mom living with her family in Southern California suddenly becomes a zombie who feeds on human flesh. Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, the horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet is 10 episodes of witty banter, corny jokes and a …

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UO Dance Marathon for Miracle Babies

University of Oregon students hosted a dance marathon benefit Saturday evening for the Children’s Miracle Network at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. The marathon began at noon in the EMU ballroom and continued until 10 p.m. This is the 10th year that university students hosted the event. This year …

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Have complex narratives returned to network TV with ‘The Good Place’?

  The Good Place, a new series from Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur, is full of dialogue concerning morality and ethics. It makes sense, given the show’s concept. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) was an Arizonan saleswoman who cared only for herself — at least, that was true when she …

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University Theatre enters last weekend of ‘The Emperor of the Moon’

University Theatre’s second play of the season, The Emperor of the Moon, presents a modern twist on comedy from 1687. Playwright Aphra Behn is known in the theatre world as the female Shakespeare — she wrote in the middle to late 1600s and made a career out of playwriting before …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Kehlani’s debut album ‘SweetSexySavage’ amazes

Oakland-raised artist Kehlani is bringing R&B’s roots back to the industry, with a soul-gripping debut album tracklist that will top the charts if its cool intimacy and dark lyrics don’t intimidate the national audience. SweetSexySavage, a nod to TLC’s CrazySexyCool, is easily one of the best debut albums to come …

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Things to do this week: Feb. 2-8: Cheese tasting, global data conference, dance marathon, Pink Martini, Derrick Bell lecture

Friday, Feb. 3: Cheeses of the World, A Tasting Tour: Italy at Provisions Market Hall (296 E. 5th Ave.), 5:30-7 p.m., $30 Provisions Market Hall, Eugene’s specialty market that provides only local and in-season goods, presents the second installation of its series on worldwide artisan cheese exploration. While the first …

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