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UO ranks in top 10 of another sexual health survey

The University of Oregon is once again ranked in the top 10 most sexually healthy universities in the country. STDtestexpress, an online clinic focused on providing easy, affordable STD tests is releasing its top 25 healthiest colleges and universities. UO came in at number 8, four spots lower than on …

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Blazing Paddles unites local table tennis enthusiasts

The air is filled with sounds of basketball shoes screeching across hardwood floors and the clacking of table tennis balls rallying over a net. “Make sure you get this down: ‘Movement is life,’” said Herb Chereck. For Chereck, a retired Registrar at the University of Oregon, movement became a big …

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Review: Barre3 studio offers ballet, yoga and pilates fusion

Located in Oakway Center’s newest shopping and dining structure, Eugene’s second Barre3 studio opened its doors June 23. Its windows greet customers with the slogan “Ballet barre meets yoga and Pilates.” Barre workouts have a reputation for being difficult because they’re aimed at toning and lengthening muscles that most people …

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1,100 flags for 1,100 college suicides on the Condon Hall lawn

“You matter,” “You are more than worth it,” and “You are loved” are just a few of the messages sprawled across the little green flags planted in Condon Lawn this week.   As a part of Mental Health Month, the University of Oregon Student Mental Health Advocates planted 1,100 flags …

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Bicycle Month celebrates bicycling, cautions riders

As the spring weather rolls in, so does the newly minted Bike Month, beginning today, May 1. A group called We Bike Eugene is hosting over 30 bike rides and events around the city this month. Today, the city is holding an open house to discuss Eugene’s future Bike Share program, …

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Health center urges spring health after mumps case cleared in March

As the winter chill is replaced with spring sun, the possibility of illness is still prevalent, as the University of Oregon Health Center confirmed a case of mumps on campus in late March. The infected student contracted mumps off-campus and has since been cleared of the illness.  Though campus appears …

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A gas leak has been reported at Klamath Hall

UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: The University notified students that no actual gas leak was present and that Eugene Springfield Fire Department is allowing Klamath Hall to resume operation. UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: Alarms throughout Klamath Hall have been turned off and students have been let back into classrooms. An all clear message …

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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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Meningitis outbreak at OSU raises awareness once again

University of Oregon’s neighbor Oregon State University confirmed its third case of Meningitis last week, and the UO Health Center has under-taken another effort to alert students of the dangers of the disease. OSU stated on its website that the outbreak is not an emergency, but health authorities suggest students keep …

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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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Police rescue underweight puppy after UO student locks it in abandoned apartment for a month

On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit. According to Eugene police, an officer entered the locked apartment and found a “severely underweight …

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UO Health Center responds to flu outbreak in Lane County

The Lane County Public Health Department has reported multiple cases of influenza in Lane County and on the University of Oregon campus. The UO Health Center is trying to spread the word on the importance of getting flu shots and informing people of ways to stop the spread of influenza. …

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Fall term wrap up: Lead, Knight Campus, Taylor’s, blackface and protests

  Noah McGraw and Franziska Monahan go over the major headlines of the term. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan. Our music was written by Evan DuPell.

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The Standards of Dining: restaurants working to keep clean in Eugene

In the kitchen at Pegasus Smokehouse Pizza on 14th Avenue, one employee comes in every morning at 4 a.m. and turns on the massive oven that churns out hundreds of pizzas a week. This is the beginning of the food preparation process. Scrutinizing this process is general manager Tara Reader. …

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Here’s what health inspection scores reveal about bars near campus

Below is an interactive map showing the health inspection score of 12 bars within walking distance of campus. Restaurants and bars in Lane County are required to be inspected by the county twice a year to assure their sanitary and operational system quality are up to par with Oregon health code. …

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Water in Bean and Hamilton halls now safe to consume

Water in Bean and Hamilton halls is now safe to drink and cook with, according to an email sent to residents from University Housing on Oct. 4. “You may now use all bathroom sinks for cooking and teeth brushing, in addition to washing in Bean Hall. You may also use …

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UO continues to work on fixing lead-tainted faucets in residence halls on move-in day

University of Oregon continues to work on water fixtures with elevated lead levels in four residence halls as 2,510 students moved in Sept. 22. The results of the high lead levels in fixtures in Walton, Barnhart, Hamilton and Bean halls became available on Sept. 14, according to an email to residents …

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UO Health Center prepares for Zika virus

America’s newest emerging disease — the Zika virus — continues to spread, with 23 cases in Oregon, as reported by the Center for Disease Control. At the University of Oregon Health Center, doctors and medical staff are setting up protocol and pushing to inform students about the disease. Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell, UO …

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University of Oregon falls behind OSU in national sexual health rankings

A recent study ranked Oregon State University the number one sexually healthy university in the U.S. The University of Oregon, however, was absent from the list. Vice News online magazine, Motherboard, reported on the study conducted by an independent research group called The State of Education. The study used three indicators …

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Water in four residence halls affected with high levels of lead

Elevated lead levels were found in the water of at least four residence halls, including Barnhart, Walton, Hamilton and Bean Halls, UO Housing Director Michael Griffel said via email to residents on Sept. 14. More than 20 percent of tested fixtures have elevated lead levels, according to the email. Griffel encourages …

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UO recommends students get meningococcal vaccines without implementing mandatory policy

University of Oregon requires many things of its students, but the latest may be vaccines against meningococcal and other meningococcal diseases. As of January 2016, 36 states and the District of Columbia have implemented a policy that requires either education of college students about meningococcal vaccines or proof of meningococcal …

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Did the head of the counseling center violate her ethics as a psychologist?

The fallout the University of Oregon suffered after an alleged 2014 rape involving three basketball players isn’t over. The Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners issued a letter of reprimand and fined Shelly Kerr, director of the University Testing and Counseling Center, $2,500, assigning her to take a six-hour course on “professional …

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Oregon advocacy group pressures KFC to go antibiotic-free

The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group delivered a petition with 25,000 signatures to a local KFC on August 2, asking the fast food chain to go antibiotic-free. Ten people from the community showed up at the event, OSPIRG Media Advisory Bobbi Wilson said. Prior to delivering the petition, speakers were given an …

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$6 million endowment will help UO Clinic with operations and research

The Quest Fund gifted the University of Oregon’s College of Education $6 million for its HEDCO Clinic to assist with yearly operational costs for its programs, which provide low-cost educational services to the Eugene-Springfield community. Located in the southern wing of the HEDCO building on campus, the clinic is currently …

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Researchers at UO attempt to identify genes that cause heart disease

University of Oregon researchers are performing studies that aim to find out which genes cause congenital heart defects. About 40,000 people are born with congenital heart defects per year. One quarter of these cases are considered critical and often require surgery within their first year. On March 15, the UO …

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Outbreak of Norovirus on campus

There is an outbreak of the Norovirus on the University of Oregon campus, according to an email sent out by Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes. There have been 34 reports of gastroenteritis symptoms, commonly called the stomach flu, from UO students at the University Health Center and the …

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New study by UO researchers suggests allergy medication may hinder athletic performance

Spring in Eugene can be a difficult season for people allergic to pollen. Eugene is considered one of the most active cities in the nation in terms of pollen count. Those who fall victim to seasonal allergies may stock up on antihistamines such as Allegra and Zyrtec in order to battle the …

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Zika virus could be a problem for Oregon residents

Although the Zika Virus is not an immediate threat to Oregon residents, it should still be taken seriously according to a University of Oregon researcher. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness has only affected three people in Oregon. However, the virus may pose a bigger threat than most might think, …

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Eugene business attempts to distribute coasters that test for date rape drugs

MedTech Resource is a local company that manufactures safety products – from IV bags to bulletproof backpacks. About a year and a half ago, they developed coasters that change colors when they come into contact with a liquid that has GHB or ketamine in it. The company is currently collaborating …

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Early sales for recreational edibles loom as pot industry matures

In January, the Emerald spoke with Eugene-based entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry whose businesses were soon to undergo dramatic changes during the Oregon State Senate session in February. Here, we revisit these businesses, as they are pressed to meet new production standards from the Oregon Health Authority and edibles are …

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