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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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HealthNews

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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HealthHousingNews

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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HealthNews

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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HealthHousingNews

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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HealthNews

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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AdministrationHealthNews

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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CityHealthNews

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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AcademicsHealthNews

$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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HealthNewsResearch

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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HealthNews

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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HealthNews

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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HealthNews

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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HealthNewsTechnology

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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Arts & CultureFoodHealthPersonalities

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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Arts & CultureHealthSex & Relationships

UO Health Center giving free “goodie bags” for a healthy Valentine’s Day

Starting today, the University Health Center will be providing students with Valentine’s Day “goodie bags” in an effort to promote sexual health and wellness. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, students can attend the tabling event at the EMU between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to build personal goodie …

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Video: Staying healthy during winter term

Feeling the chill? Here are some tips on how to stay healthy this winter. Follow Sabrina on twitter @sabrinalilli2

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Video: Ducks on: Breast Cancer Awareness

While October has ended, and with it, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the disease still impacts millions of men and women all year around. Most students may easily recognize the bright pink ribbon as the international symbol of breast cancer awareness and as a symbol of …

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Arts & CultureFoodHealth

3 speedy recipes to try this fall

Uninspired on what to cook? Here are three easy, fast and healthy recipes.






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Dispensary or dealer—who should you get it from?

It’s happening, people. We are witnessing the end of marijuana prohibition. Act accordingly.






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Arts & CultureFoodHealthPersonalities

UO graduates pitch crickets as appetizing protein supplements

Law school graduate Charles Wilson and business grad Shean Ellis are spearheading the business of crickets as protein supplements and inventing new recipes all the time.






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Gourmet, quick-service sushi burrito cart SuBo to open up in Whiteaker

SuBo, which offers gourmet sushi burritos priced from $9 to $16, will open on Oct. 5. at 3rd and Van Buren St. in the Whiteaker neighborhood.






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This is what it’s like to live with ADHD

For most students, the worst thing about multiple-choice tests is the ScanTrons with rectangles instead of bubbles. You know the ones I’m talking about. For me, choosing the correct answer is only half the battle. My mind creates an obstacle course of random thoughts and distractions as I try to …

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Join the cause, participate in these Sexual Violence Prevention Week events

This week is Sexual Violence Prevention Week and the university encourages everyone to participate by raising awareness, support for the survivors and preventing sexual violence by participating in the week’s events.






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Health

Surviving Oregon allergy season, naturally

The spring allergy season is approaching, here are a few natural options to try and beat pesky allergies.






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Health

The 7 best hiking trails for springtime

The weather is getting warmer. Perfect for going out and enjoying some fresh air. If you’re bored of Spencer’s Butte, here are some other hikes in the area you can enjoy.






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Arts & CultureFoodHealth

Enough with the juice cleanses — there are healthier options to help you look your best

Warmer weather is approaching and so is drastic diet season. Try these delicious and healthy recipes to get you looking and feeling your best.






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