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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. Photo credit: Meerah Powell
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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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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump should consider using Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation" to soundtrack his campaign. Photo credit: 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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Olivia Asuncion breaks new ground in a flawed system

For Olivia Asuncion, who was born with a physical disability and has used a wheelchair since age 13, fire drills and building evacuations were always a source of panic and anxiety. “I, for one, have been in many fire drills and evacuations where I definitely did not know what to …

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Chris Lee, headliner at the UO Campus Block Party, has been rapping since his parents kicked him out of their home at 16. (Photo submitted by Chris Lee.)
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From hardship to headlining act: Chris Lee to take the stage of UO Campus Block Party

Junior Chris Lee takes his version of hip-hop to the stage at this year’s University of Oregon Block Party. This rapper will hit the stage with two guests from the STRAY music project and practically family members Donte Thomas and Deontre Curry.

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MNCH ambassadors connect culture and campus

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s Student Ambassadors Program consists of a group of students who comes up with ways to connect the museum and the student body. Their biggest campus-museum connection happens with trivia night which brings out a large crowd every time.

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Different Ways of Knowing: Q&A with director of University Theatre’s ‘Sila’

On April 16, “Sila” opens at the Hope Theatre on campus. This play raises questions about the future of our planet and the human community causing the audience to think more into what the future can hold.

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Oregon sophomore theatre arts and German major Alex Mentzel's father is an Associate Professor of Voice here at the U of O, and Alex's longtime vocal coach. "My Dad and I get along really well," he said. "I haven’t always studied weekly with my Dad, but I have been working on my voice regularly with him. He's always been there to help me when I needed it." (Photo courtesy of Alex Mentzel)
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From screen to stage, Alex Mentzel is a star on the rise

When Alex Mentzel was just 11 years old, he came across an ad on Craigslist for a small role in a feature film. He auditioned, and was cast alongside Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear in Feast of Love. Today, as a sophomore theatre arts and German major at the University …

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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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