Gutierrez was one of 10 students arrested in Salem on May 14 during a protest against the "kicker." A kicker is an excess amount of tax rebate money that the legislature has the power to allocate. (Scott Greenstone/Emerald)
ASUONewsPolitics

Baseball cards, protests and arrests: Students fight to stop kicker from kicking

In Salem on May 14, ASUO President Beatriz Gutierrez and ten students were arrested during a protest against the “kicker”. The Oregon Student Association hopes the excess amount of tax rebate money called the “kicker” can be allocated to help freeze tuition.

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This  week, President Obama got a new Twitter handle. Find him Twitter, @POTUS. (Photo courtesy of White House media use)
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What happened on the web this week?

Was your week eight a haze? Don’t fret, here’s everything that blew up on Twitter this week.

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Students with the university's Bias Response Team and others protest Campus Ministry USA and Jed Smock's appearance on campus. (Shelby Chapman/Emerald)
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“Confrontational evangelists” end three day streak at UO

Mikhail Sarenko believes hate speech is “a made up word.” Many University of Oregon students disagreed. Sarenko and his associates from Campus Ministry USA–including Jed Smock, also known as “Brother Jed”–have been conducting what their website calls “confrontational evangelism” at UO since Monday. Though mostly ignored, the group did draw protesting from …

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YouTube stars Greg Benson, left, and Stuart Edge, right shared insight to Oregon students at an event hosted by the Cultural Forum on Wednesday, May 20. (Screen grabs courtesy of YouTube)
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Q&A: Greg Benson and Stuart Edge on YouTube success

On Wednesday night, the University of Oregon’s Cultural Forum hosted an event in which two professional YouTubers shared insight on how to become successful and earn money on YouTube. The two YouTubers, Greg Benson and Stuart Edge, answered the following questions before the event. Greg Benson: Do you think being …

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UO to plan mobile parking application

A new parking app coming next fall will make paying for campus parking easier, and hopefully crack down on your parking ticket accumulations.

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A Tootsie Roll ad from 1950, published in the Emerald. (Emerald Archives)
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#TBT to 7 of the silliest, weirdest ads featured in the Emerald from 1950

Some of these are touching and encouraging, and some of them are incredibly racist. Some are from public service projects from the advertising council encouraging readers to be responsible citizens, and others encourage readers to try Camel cigarettes for a smoother drag. Here are seven of the best: 1. This ad …

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ASUONews

ASUO campaign spending decreases in the 2015 election

This year’s ASUO elections challenged previous controversy of high campaign spending with a lower spending this year. The source of high spending came from handing out t-shirts which resulted in the ASUO Election Board implementing a rule to disallow for the distribution of any material goods.

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ASUONews

Senate bids legislative session adieu

The final meeting of the 2014-2015 ASUO Senate took place on Wednesday, when money from the over-realized fund was allocated to various groups and causes.

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CrimeNews

Man convicted in 2012 injury of UO distance runner Molly Grabill

A Douglas County resident was convicted of third-degree assault for driving a vehicle involved in a November 2012 freeway overpass rock-throwing incident that injured University of Oregon distance runner Molly Grabill.

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Members of GTFF, UA, SEIU and SLAP hold unity rally outside Johnson Hall

From 12-1 p.m. on May 20, around 59 students, classified staff and faculty gathered in front of Johnson Hall from the Service Employees International Union, Graduate Teaching Fellowship Federation, United Academics and Student Action Labor Project participated in a rally to celebrate a year’s work of labor between the groups, and …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate May 20         Access the agenda here.

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FSL’s task force takes different approach than originally anticipated

The FSL’s sexual assault prevention task force is in full swing with chapter representatives from fraternities and sororities to help bring up the conversation with their members.

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A study, conducted at the University of South Florida, surveyed 478 graduate and undergraduate students. Of the group of students, 54.4 percent said they had smoked from a hookah pipe at least once in their life, but only 74.6 percent of that group indicated that they believed smoking hookah was harmful for their health. (Creative Commons Archive)
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College students unaware of hookah’s health effects, study says

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that students are frequently engaging in hookah smoking, but are highly unaware of the health risks involved in the activity.

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The UO has been a smoke and tobacco free campus since 2012. This being the case, electronic cigarette use is not allowed on campus. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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E-cigarette use doubles among minors

The use of e-cigarettes has become increasingly popular among younger generations.

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May is National Bike Month and it’s important to raise awareness about bike safety and theft. (Creative Commons Archive)
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Focusing on what matters: Bike safety

May is National Bike Month and the time to raise awareness about bike safety and theft. The organization, We Bike Eugene on May 20 will continue their annual Ride of Silence for those who have lost their lives from cycling on the streets.

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When Global Zero members in each state meet with congressmen to discuss the potential elimination of nuclear weapons, they also often discuss how the money spent on nuclear weapons can go toward other things. (Creative Commons Archive)
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Students strive to phase out nuclear weapons

Students in UO’s chapter of Global Zero, an internationally recognized anti-nuclear weapons group, are lobbying to allocate the money spent on nuclear weapons to other things like education.

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Campus crime wrap-up, three reports of minors in possession of alcohol

The campus crime wrap up for week 8 of spring term shows in the span of two days seven cases varying from public urination and liquor violations. Included is a list of crimes reported in various locations throughout campus.

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The Weekly Show with Alex and Dahlia: Brenda Tracy and Anis Mojani visit UO

The Weekly Show with Alex and Dahlia this week talks about Brenda Tracy, a sexual assault prevention advocate and survivor of an alleged sexual assault who visited on Thursday. They also address the highly anticpated release of Taylor Swift’s new music video, Bad Blood.

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Cover StoryNews

Say goodbye to the Hardware Repair Shop

25 years after it started, the Hardware Repair Shop at the University of Oregon is closing, much to the disappointment of some students.

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Q&A with Oregon Student Debtor’s Amy Krol

UO alumna Amy Krol talks about student debt through the online Facebook group Oregon Student Debtors. She is dealing with debt and created a social media outlet for gathering people dealing with the similar issues and to have support.

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Students gathered to peacefully support Palestine and commemorate Nakbaon May 15 (Alex Cremer/Emerald)
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Students gather at Collier lawn in remembrance of Nakba

Palestinian students gathered on Collier lawn to commerate Nakba. Nakba means catastrophe and it refers to the date that Israel was declared as independent, and many Palestinians lost their homes.

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On Monday, it was announced that the upcoming season of 'American Idol' will be its last. 'American Idol' is one of many television cancellations announced this week. (Creative Commons)
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Week 7 web wrap up

Here’s the week’s big headlines, the Cliffs Notes version.

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Q&A with Brenda Tracy

The Emerald sat down with Brenda Tracy, the victim of an alleged sexual assault in 1998, and asked her about her advocacy work and her views on combatting assault.

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AdministrationNews

Sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy speaks out against sexual assault and institutional betrayal

Brenda Tracy, survivor of an alleged gang rape that occurred 16 years ago in Corvallis, spoke at the University of Oregon Thursday.

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Amber Alert called off after North Bend girl found safe

An Amber Alert was called off Thursday evening after the three-year-old girl from North Bend was found safely.

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ASUONewsPolitics

ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez among students arrested at Salem protest

ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez was arrested along with several other students from the Oregon Student Association at a protest in Salem on the morning of May 14. Students were lying in a hallway in the capitol protesting the Oregon kicker rebate, which is an excess amount of tax rebate money available …

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ASUO Senate ties up loose ends at Wednesday’s meeting

Only a few items remain on the agenda for this year’s ASUO Senate. Senate’s May 13 meeting mostly focused on tying up loose ends: transfers within groups, over-realized fund discussion and resolutions. Special requests took a relative backseat to the public forum, as the room was packed with members of groups …

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This Emerald headline from October 2, 1924 sounds straight out of an 'Air Bud' film. (Emerald Archives)
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#TBT to the 19 craziest Emerald headlines from the early 1900s

In the first part of the 1900s, student newspapers were essentially the Internet: If you wanted to sell something, buy something, figure out what’s going on tonight, see how the Ducks did in volleyball or hear about classes cancelled, you picked up the student paper. And with all that coverage …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting       Live Blog ASUO Senate May 13       Access the agenda here.

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The 12x12 ball has featured at locations in Iran; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Georgia; and Tokyo, Japan before being brought to Chicago, Irvine and now Eugene. (Andrew Field/Emerald)
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Giant beach ball spotted on Memorial Quad

On the afternoon of May 13, students flocked around the University of Oregon’s Memorial Quad. They were met with a large inflatable beach ball bounding around its center. Groups of students took a break from their busy schedules to cheerfully bounce the ball around, often caught off guard to the weight of …

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