Firewatch promises mystery, adventure, and plenty of beautiful, majestic fires.
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E3 Recap – Day 3: Firewatch, Metal Gear Solid V, and more must-see Games.

As somebody who isn’t actually attending E3, I feel it’d be extremely disingenuous to award any sort of “Best of Show” awards. But after three days of paying, arguably too much, attention to a parade of new game demos, announcements, and demonstrations, I feel pretty confident in highlighting some of …

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2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes bill that promises free college tuition

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is one of the latest to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. A self-described Socialist, Sanders is making headlines with his more “radical” statements and initiatives than his big-name rival, Hillary Clinton. Recently, Sanders proposed the “College for All Act”, an initiative that would …

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Savings groups provide rural Africa with access to financial services

In rural parts of Africa, citizens don’t have access to banks so they’ve created savings groups. Economics professor, Alfredo Burlando, is studying these savings groups closely to discover how they work so well.

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The Emerald has developed new mastheads for every era of journalism. (Emerald Archives)
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#TBT: How the Emerald masthead has changed

The Emerald was founded in 1900, and in the last century, journalism has grown up and changed distinctly–it looks way different now than it did a century ago. The Emerald’s masthead–the letters at the top of the page saying ‘Oregon Emerald’ and later ‘Oregon Daily Emerald’ and then just ‘E’–looks way …

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Seven ASUO appointments confirmed in last senate meeting of the year

Wednesday’s meeting was the last senate meeting of the year, but the first for the new 2015-2016 ASUO senators. As of this week, they no longer bear the title senator-elect and now have the power to vote during senate meetings. Senate voted over seven special requests during Wednesday night’s meeting …

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Recap: Anis Mojgani captivates his U of O audience

The Global Scholars Hall Great Room was packed with chairs, and nearly all were full. Onstage, were a chair and a single microphone: a modest setup for what proved to be a captivating evening of poetry. Thursday night, renowned slam poet Anis Mojgani performed for a mesmerized crowd of UO …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting       Live Blog ASUO Senate April 22         Access the agenda here.

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Tripped fire alarm forced students out of the Student Recreation Center temporarily Wednesday afternoon. (Alexandria Cremer/Emerald)
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Tripped fire alarm forces students out of rec center temporarily

At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 22, a tripped fire alarm in the Student Recreation Center that forced students out of the building. Twenty-five minutes later, students were able to re-enter. Taylor Sharman, supervisor at the Rec, confirmed there were no injuries and the Rec had reopened. Multiple things could have …

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Sexual assault survey sent out to students

This morning Vice President for Student Life, Robin Holmes, sent out an email requesting students take part in a survey about sexual assault and misconduct. The deadline for the survey is Friday, May, 8. “Sexual violence is a scourge across the nation,” Rita Radostitz, Director of Strategic Communications in Student …

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During the show, prizes will be given away for the "Douchey Mirror Pic" contest, including a grand award of $100. You can enter the competition by posting your most obnoxious mirror selfie to Facebook with a link to the charity's website listed above and nominations for three to five of your friends to do the same thing. (Screen grab courtesy of All Comedy 1450)
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UO Hilarity for Charity draws laughs for second year

“Thank you for not going to Odesza,” said Joe Glasgow when he took the mic for his stand up performance at the Global Scholars Hall on Tuesday night. “Fuck Odesza.” Glasgow performed as part of the second annual “Hilarity for Charity,” a collaboration between the UO Stand-Up Society and local …

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Oregon freshman Jenna Lilley stopped playing soccer in seventh grade and dedicated her time to softball. A native of North Canton, Ohio, Lilley had the opportunity to spend time with the local Women’s Pro Softball League team, the Akron Racers. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Freshman Jenna Lilley brings her passion for the game to Eugene

Softball has always been a part of freshman Jenna Lilley’s life, even before she took the field to play. Her two older sisters, Tricia and Megan, played softball at Purdue University and Northwestern University, respectively. Her older brother Brett played baseball at University of Notre Dame, and made an appearance on …

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(Screenshot courtesy of the ASUO-SOJC Voter Guide)
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2015 election voter guide is now live

As of noon today, the 2015 ASUO elections guide has gone live.  You can now access the page at http://elections.uoregon.edu to see a one minute video of 89 candidates answering the same three questions. Alongside the video features written answers to three more questions. They are the same for each candidate. According to Aven-itza …

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“Time to Go Home” proves that Chastity Belt’s party never ended

Chastity Belt grows past the college dorm room but holds the theme of a party with their second album “Time to Go Home”.

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Metal Gear Solid creator leaves Konami – Weekly Gaming Review 3/22

This gaming week review leaves gamers in speculation from a possible Joe Montana football game to the fate of the Metal Gear franchise.

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Oregon governor to release PSA about meningitis vaccine

On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown will release a Public Service Announcement along with the Oregon Health Authority in response to a sixth case of bacterial meningitis at the University of Oregon. The PSA is about “the importance of getting a vaccination” against meningitis said Melissa Navas, Brown’s press …

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The way the Portland program is set up is that it's a full year program for third year law students. Students come to the law school in Eugene, do their first and second year of law school in Eugene and would do their third year in Portland. (Tabatha Natsues/Emerald)
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Q&A with Mohsen Manesh on new Portland Law Program

Mohsen Manesh gives insight on what to expect for the new Portland Law program. This gives an advantage for 3rd year law students to get professional real-world experience in their last year.

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The Oregon basketball team start to dance in the middle of the crowd after the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Social Media reacts to NCAA basketball Tournament ‘Selection Sunday’

After selection Sunday, social media weighs in on their reactions to the 2015 NCAA basketball tournament bracket.

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Campus crime wrap-up, week 10

The campus crime wrap-up for Dead Week shows nineteen crimes with one day in particular having seven crimes recorded.

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Oregon baseball falls to Cal in first Pac-12 contest

The Golden Bears welcomed the No. 8 Ducks to Evans Diamond with a .318 team batting average on the season. In game one of the series, Cal’s batting average wasn’t quite that high, but their nine hits and two home runs were plenty to best the Ducks 9-3. Oregon starter …

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The New Motor Voter is designed to make voter registration easier for eligible voters in Oregon. (Creative Commons Archive)
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New Motor Voter bill enables automatic voter registration

On March 6, House Bill 2177, known as the New Motor Voter bill, passed legislation and is now  awaiting Governor Kate Brown’s signature. When the bill was originally introduced on Jan. 12, Brown, in her former position as Secretary of State sponsored the bill. The New Motor Voter is designed …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of the March 6 ASUO Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate March 4         Agenda

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Petition against UO’s counterclaim in recent sexual assault litigation

UPDATE: University of Oregon spokeswoman Julie Brown responded to the petition.  Over 1,500 people signed a petition created Feb. 21, calling for an end to the counterclaim filed by the University of Oregon in its legal response to a lawsuit filed by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault last spring. The petition, created on Change.org …

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Students rally for awareness of divestment of fossil fuels

At 3:00 p.m on Friday Feb. 3, the Divest UO Campaign, in association with the student group Climate Justice League and 350 Eugene,  held a rally outside of Johnson Hall. The rally called on the University of Oregon Interim President Scott Coltrane to support students and faculty on agreeing to sell …

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Running out of business, local property manager missing with money

The Register-Guard has reported that Terry Shockley, the owner of Eugene Rentals/TS Property Management, is now missing with an unknown amount of money. Shockley’s disappearance comes after the Lane County Circuit Court wanted to revoke his license due to Eugene Rental’s cash shortage in its trust accounts. The company has since announced it is going …

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UO’s Free & For Sale Facebook Page is a treasure trove of oddities

By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank The Facebook page Free & For Sale is a great resource for students looking to sell or give away textbooks, iClickers (seriously, so many iClickers) and the other random items that can only be acquired by college students who move every 9-12 months. While the page is …

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UO health official confirmed third case of Neisseria meningococcemia

The third University of Oregon student has been diagnosed with Neisseria meningococcemia. The university has sent out a campus alert via email to the student body notifying the case, but refuse to share the patient’s identity. All three students with Neisseria meningococcemia have or are undergoing treatment. It is unclear …

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Drop in drug violations, campus crime wrap-up, week 5

  Since many students had midterms this week, it is not surprising that there were fewer drug violations than usual. The UOPD recorded nine alcohol law violations this week, and only six cases of illegal drug activity, on the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log. Liquor violations: 9 Drug violations: …

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