Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, also helped lead Oregon's wrestling team to success in 1957. (Oregana/University Archives)
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These UO alumni remind us that success is more than GPA

Finals are over, and grades will be posted soon. But before then, remember that there are many UO Alumni who found great success without straight A’s.

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In his hometown, he taught as a professor and worked with students who were part of moot court programs. Each year, 50 countries compete in a simulated trial with real world problems. (Sarah Vella-Labrador/Emerald)
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A Duck Abroad: Arsénio Rodney Gonçalves Lampião’s journey from Africa to Eugene

Arsénio Rodney Gonçalves Lampião has come a long way from his home country of Mozambique to study law here at UO.

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Monica Nunan wants to change ASUO elections for the better

Last week’s Senate meeting saw the confirmation of one of the most difficult positions in the ASUO to fill properly: the elections board coordinator. This year, the responsibility to establish rules for and oversee elections will fall on sophomore Monica Nunan’s shoulders. Nunan is an English and women and gender studies …

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Gregory Mina helps lead UO mock trial team to nationals

When University of Oregon’s mock trial team qualified for championships, the whole team “stood up and screamed like maniacs,” UO junior Gregory Mina said. On January 24 and 25, 10 members, including Mina, will participate in the Winston Thomas Memorial Invitational at UC Berkley where they will compete against mock trial members …

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First-generation freshman works two jobs to make ends meet

A first-generation student at the University of Oregon, Jessica Bolts has been working part-time while in high school and full-time every summer since she was 16-years-old to save money for college. Now a freshman attending UO, Bolts continues to work up to two jobs to make ends meet this time …

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Sounds of Sama: King Sama drops his newest EP, ‘Oregon’

King Sama dropped his most recent EP, Oregon, on Oct. 31, 2014. The EP must have been released on Halloween because it is full of treats. Oregon, the EP, features a consistent flow of Neo-Soul rap and melodic tunes that mix with King Sama’s lyrics that describe his experiences in …

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Women’s Center raises awareness of sexual violence during the “Red Zone”

On Oct. 23, the 2,870 red flags displayed in the memorial quad will be taken down as the Red Zone campaign winds down. The annual campaign, organized by the ASUO Women’s Center, is an international effort to raise awareness of dating violence and sexual assault on college campus. According to Selina …

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Schooled in Style: Professor Michael Allan discusses his style in this Q&A

Most professors maintain a pretty conservative sense of style when they’re at work, but every now and then we get professors with superb taste. We might even find ourselves thinking, “Wow, that’s a really nice shirt,” while spacing off in the middle of lectures. This closet profile honors one of those classy professors: Michael Allan of …

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Columbus Day becomes Indigenous People’s Day throughout country as UO celebrates indigenous solidarity

On Oct. 13, cities across the country opted not to celebrate the federal holiday of Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day or Native Americans’ Day. This year Seattle made the change along with Minneapolis and Portland Public Schools. The change was met with some opposition: according to the Seattle …

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University of Oregon Forensics team harnesses community spirit to push for inclusion in collegiate debate

In the dim aura of hazy bar lights, amid piles of french fries and freshly drained pint glasses, members of the University of Oregon Forensics team huddle around a tea-light table candle squabbling loudly about the proper response to a question they’ve just been asked. Suggestions are shouted around mouthfuls of half-eaten …

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