Oregon sophomore base Krista Phillips (24) gets ready to do a cartwheel during the acrobatics event. The Oregon Ducks host the Concordia Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 21, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Oregon’s Krista Phillips named NCATA player of the week

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling sophomore Krista Phillips was named the National Collegiate Acrobatic and Tumbling Association (NCATA) inaugural player of the week Friday. Phillips competed in every event of Oregon’s victories over Asuza Pacific and Concordia University – Wisconsin. Against Concordia, Phillips scored an event-high 9.775 individual score in the …

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Overtime with Justin and Joseph, Ep. 4: Remembering Lauren Jones

It’s never easy to cover a student’s death, but it’s even harder when it’s someone who has left an impact on campus in such a short amount of time. Joseph and Justin discuss what it was like to cover the death of Lauren Jones.

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Oregon freshman Cari Carter shares her memories of Lauren in front of all that attended. Friends and teammates hold a candlelit vigil for Oregon acrobatics and tumbling freshman Lauren Jones by Deady Hall in Eugene, Oregon on February 22. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Video: Candlelight vigil for Lauren Jones

Over 50 students gathered on campus Sunday night to celebrate the life of University of Oregon freshman Lauren Jones. Since Jan. 16, four cases of meningococcemia, caused by the same meningitis-causing bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, have been reported at the UO. The most recent case was Lauren Jones, who died from the disease.

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Friends and teammates held a candlelit vigil for Oregon acrobatics and tumbling freshman Lauren Jones by Deady Hall in Eugene, Oregon on February 22. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Lauren Jones leaves lasting mark at University of Oregon

As Valentine’s Day approached, Lauren Jones had an idea. The freshman loved chemistry, and was known for always including her hallmates in the Barnhart residence hall. She integrated the two and posted a variety of Valentine’s messages on her dormitory door. “I’ve got my Ion you,” read one. “Let’s take …

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More than 50 people attend in Lauren's memory. Friends and teammates hold a candlelit vigil for Oregon acrobatics and tumbling freshman Lauren Jones by Deady Hall in Eugene, Oregon on February 22. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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“Show heaven that they truly lucked out”: Vigil held for Lauren Jones

Sunday night the people closest to Lauren Jones came out to Fenton Hall to remember the postivie and always smiling teammate and friend. From stories, videos and pictures compiled in a slideshow, the candles lit for her shined brightly in remeberance.

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The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team huddle after the final event of the competition. The Oregon Ducks host the Concordia Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 21, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Lauren Jones to be honored by University of Oregon community with vigil on Sunday night

There will be a candlelight vigil Sunday night to remember University of Oregon freshman Lauren Jones between Deady and Fenton Halls at 7 p.m. Jones, a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team, passed away Tuesday. She was 18. “The dress code is neon because we know she wouldn’t want us to wear …

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The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team hold up their hands with the number 51 symbolizing their teammate, Lauren Jones. The Oregon Ducks host the Concordia Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 21, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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A night for Lauren: Oregon beats Concordia in memory of fallen teammate

Everywhere you looked, Lauren Jones was there. The parking attendees wore “Ducks Fly Together” shirts with the No. 51 on the back in bright yellow. Matthew Knight Arena displayed her number on every screen. “LJ” patches were sewed above the right side of Oregon’s jerseys. Even Oregon senior Erika Schaefer had a yellow No. 51 …

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Share your memories of Lauren Jones

Please leave your condolences and memories of Lauren in the form provided. We’ll publish your thoughts later in the evening.

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