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4 UO Law grads who have changed Oregon

On Monday, 104 new students started classes at the University of Oregon’s law school. They’ll be following in the footsteps of these defining UO law school alumni. Ellen Rosenblum made history when she became Oregon’s first woman Attorney General in 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1971 and her …

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UO psych graduates team up for children’s novella ‘Down the Manhole’

Inspired by Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll, a pair of University of Oregon students have taken their love for these tales and created an adventure of their own: Down The Manhole, a story of bunnies and psychology. Cesare B. Bisbocci and Louis Cicalese, two UO psychology students from …

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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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Scott Landfield, owner of Tsunami Books in south Eugene, hopes to continue his donation-free mayoral campaign past the May 17 primary election (Kaylee Domzalski/ Emerald).
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Tsunami Books owner Scott Landfield runs donation-free campaign for Eugene mayor

Tsunami Books owner Scott Landfield is running for mayor of Eugene. So far, he has spent just $3.47.






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Every Day Kine Grindz brings Hawaiian specialties to Eugene

For Kawika Asam, serving food isn’t about business – it’s about family. Asam moved to Eugene from Hawaii in 2007 and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012. He decided to continue living in Eugene after graduation but still missed the food from home. His parents worked for a catering …

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University of Oregon Arborist John Anthony cuts into a tree with a chainsaw in the Back Forty.
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‘Tree limbo’: The fate of campus’ fallen trees

Despite the University of Oregon being the number one school in the country for sustainability leadership in architecture education, an area by Millrace known as “Back Forty” holds a stockpile of valuable trees that were removed from campus, including cedar, oak and walnut.






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An evening with Slayer: The kings of thrash metal

would be a liar if I said I was expecting this day to go smoothly. I was scheduled to interview and attend a concert by a band that verges on being the most violent act in the world, and they were playing at a venue notorious for its rowdy shows. …

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Q&A with Michael Helquist, author of Stonewall Honor-winning ‘Marie Equi’

This Friday, historian and activist Michael Helquist will discuss his novel, Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, which won the 2016 Stonewall Honor – given to “exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience” – for Non-Fiction. He will also be signing books, which will be for sale in the Knight …

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University of Oregon alumnus Nikolaj Byrdman paints a mural on 25th and Harris in Eugene, Oregon (Emerson Malone/ Emerald).
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University of Oregon graduate paints mural at new Wesley Center

After staring at a brick wall on 25th Avenue and Harris Street, University of Oregon alumnus Nikolaj Byrdman drew a celestial sketch using a ballpoint pen. After showing it to the building directors, he got approval to transform the wall of the Wesley Community Center into a mural, now under construction. The mural is …

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Podcast: Jamie and Meerah Pick the Best Music of 2015

Listen to the first episode of Emerald staffers Jamie Perry and Meerah Powell’s biweekly music podcast below, in which Perry and Powell pick a few of their favorite tracks from 2015. “The Prick” – Dogs on Acid “Brazos River” – Lomelda “Something Soon” – Car Seat Headrest “Burn Masculinity” – …

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Andrew Katz, a UO and South Eugene High school alum, plays drums for Car Seat Headrest. Photo courtesy of Andrew Katz.
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Q&A: UO grad Andrew Katz returns to Eugene with Car Seat Headrest

Andrew Katz, an alum of South Eugene High School and 2012 economics graduate from the University of Oregon will return to Eugene this Friday, Jan. 22. He returns as the drummer for Car Seat Headrest, a rising indie-rock band reminiscent of Room On Fire-era Strokes, with the loose quality of …

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Pete Peterson poses with the chair in which he first cut Steve Prefontaine's hair (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Pete Peterson retires from the Red Rooster Barbershop after 45 years

After more than 45 years at the Red Rooster on 13th, legendary barber Pete Peterson retired on Friday. The man responsible for Steve Prefontaine’s signature flow, the haircuts of the past seven university presidents and many more famous faces is finally stepping down as owner of the Red Rooster Barbershop. …

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The Face in the Sun Art Gallery will occur on Jan. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. near the Global Scholars Hall dining area.
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Q&A: Cole Kastner previews Face in the Sun Art gallery at GSH

This week, Global Scholars Hall will host Face in the Sun: A Colorful Collection of Student Artwork. The reception will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m Thursday, Jan. 21 near the dining room at GSH. This is the grand opening of the GSH’s art gallery. To preview the gallery, …

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Eulogy: David Bowie

David Bowie, one of rock’s bravest artists, died January 10, 2016. Here’s why his legacy matters.






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Faith Kreskey stands with the pharmacy section of No Harm Intended. Photo credit: courtesy of Faith Kreskey.
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UO grad cuts into Lane County surgical history in exhibit

The mere mention of 19th-century surgery may conjure up grotesque images of gore and doctors begging for a malpractice lawsuit, but this is a perception that one University of Oregon graduate aims to debunk. Faith Kreskey wrote and did extensive research for the exhibition No Harm Intended: A Medical History …

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James Alex of Beach Slang tumbles on stage while managing to play his guitar at Portland's Analog Theater on Nov. 11.  (Meerah Powell/Emerald)
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Blood, humility, punk-rock and fatherhood: Inside Beach Slang’s ‘Noisy Heaven’

Beach Slang is the most exciting band of 2015. Whether they’re begging the audience for TUMS or rolling with guitars on the stage, its live act is an adrenaline rush. The Emerald spoke with singer James Alex before a recent Portland concert.






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Barton Howe (left) backstage as Max the dog in 'Disney On Ice: The Little Mermaid.'
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Q&A: How a UO GTF became Max the dog in ‘Disney on Ice: The Little Mermaid’

After surviving a bus crash that broke nearly every major bone on the left side of his body, Barton Howe became Max the dog in ‘Disney on Ice: The Little Mermaid’






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Sturgill Simpson at the McDonald Theatre on Nov. 15. Photo credit: Emerson Malone
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Review: Sturgill Simpson is a metamodern man for metamodern times

In case anybody was wondering where to find an SOJC professor on a Sunday night in Eugene, a Sturgill Simpson concert would be a great place to start.






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Sufjan Stevens, who usually plays the banjo while wearing clip-on butterfly wings, is evidently a big Drake fan. Photo credit: Creative Commons
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8 other hip-hop tracks that Sufjan ought to cover

After Sufjan Stevens covered “Hotline Bling” on Halloween night, here are some other suggestions to further his promising career in hip-hop covers.






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Gravves and How to Maintain a Long-Distance Band

On the official Gravves Facebook page, a few words are listed to describe its genre: “alternative, indie, shit, depressed, happy, fun, boring, rap, jazz, synth pop.”






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Craig Hickman, the creator of Kid Pix, is a professor at University of Oregon and has influenced the digital arts major profoundly in his decades here.
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Craig Hickman, Kid Pix creator and UO professor, changed your childhood and your college

UO digital arts professor and Kid Pix creator Craig Hickman discusses his background in computer programming, his new book “Oxide,” and how he accidentally drew the reputation of being Satan’s love child.






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Cover of "Oxide" (2014) by Craig Hickman.
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Preview: UO professor blends decrepitude with comedy in photography book “Oxide”

UO digital arts professor Craig Hickman to speak about “Oxide” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. at Eugene Public Library.






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Donald Trump, widely considered the presumptive GOP nominee for president, will visit Eugene Friday night at 7 p.m. (Creative Commons).
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Emerald Recommends: what the presidential candidates’ campaign songs should be

Here are our suggestions on what Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and others should use to soundtrack their campaign.






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Help from My Friends: how the Eugene Middle School’s mentor program supports at-risk students.

The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program offers a support system for vulnerable and at-risk middle schools students in the community.






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A memorial for Michael Brown.
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Q&A with ‘Black Lives Matter’ seminar professor Daniel HoSang

Daniel HoSang, associate professor of political science and ethnic studies, will teach a 400-level political science seminar on the Black Lives Matter movement. The Emerald spoke with HoSang earlier this month.






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Cricket Flours sells cricket powder, a protein-heavy grind made of 100 percent crickets that can be added to smoothies and baked goods.
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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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The prismatic art installation is located at the corner of West 3rd Ave. and Van Buren St. during the 9th Annual Whiteaker Block Party in Eugene's  Whiteaker neighborhood. (Samuel Marshall / Emerald).
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Photos: The Whiteaker Block Party is Decadent and Pretty Dope

It’s been a busy summer for festivals in Eugene. In the past month, we’ve seen the 46th Oregon Country Fair in Veneta and the Lane County Fair at the fairgrounds. Last week, downtown was shut down for vehicle traffic for Eugene Sunday Streets – an occasion designed with pedestrians and cyclists in …

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UO graduate pioneers new musical genre with his harmonica

When Joe Powers was two years old, his aunt bought him his first harmonica. He still has the photo from that Christmas Day, in his Captain America pajamas with the harmonica in his hands. As a teenager, he’d play it endlessly, walking down the street and waiting at bus stops. …

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