The Emerald's annual ASUO elections debate will take place in Global Scholars Hall on April 5. (Creative Commons)
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UO’s Global Scholars Hall construction lawsuit continues over a year later

Just over a year ago, the University of Oregon filed a lawsuit over design faults in the concrete foundation of Global Scholars Hall. The UO is suing the firm’s associated with the building’s construction, which finished over five years ago. Chief among the firms is Hoffman Construction, an Oregon contracting …

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Netflix shrinkage: what’s coming to and leaving the service this month

If you’ve ever scrolled through Netflix for hours on end and thought to yourself, “Is my favorite movie and TV show streaming service getting smaller?” then you’d be absolutely right. All Flicks (a website that collects Netflix’s entire library into an easily-searchable place), reported that Netflix’s library has shrunk by …

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ASUO Podcast: ASUO Senate, Safe Ride and DDS and the ASUO Street Faire

In the inaugural episode of the ASUO Podcast, the Emerald’s ASUO reporter Tran Nguyen and podcast editor Franziska Monahan discuss the ASUO senate, the anticipated DDS and Safe Ride website and the upcoming spring Street Faire.

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Oregon left-handed pitcher Matt Krook (13) hurls the ball over home plate during the top of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks face the USC Trojans at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on Friday, April 15. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Matt Krook’s struggles continue in Ducks’ shutout loss to Washington State

Matt Krook’s teammates greeted him with a line of lukewarm low-fives as the starting pitcher plodded his way into Oregon’s dugout after 2.0+ rough innings Friday night. They tried not to make eye contact with Krook as he spiked his glove into the dugout’s back wall, openly frustrated over the five hits, four runs, …

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Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) escapes the pocket on the run in the first half. The No. 7 Oregon Ducks travel to East Lansing, Michigan to do battle with the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans on September 12, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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How does Vernon Adams stack up against Jared Goff?

Former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams is one of at least nine Ducks who could potentially be selected this weekend at the 2016 NFL Draft. Adams is the most intriguing prospect of the group. After dominating Pac-12 defenses during his lone, historically efficient season at Oregon, Adams is now attempting to erase the notion of what a prototypical …

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The College of Education is spearheading a plan to increase minority teachers in Oregon. (Emerald Archives)
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UO announces plan to increase the diversity of Oregon’s public school teachers

Oregon wants a more diverse teacher work force, and it’s requiring the state’s public institutions to help. Oregon Legislature passed a bill last year requiring that the state make progress toward hiring more minority teachers into Oregon’s public K-12 school system. The ultimate goal is that the diversity of the …

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Gaming Week In Review: Pokémon crashes Hollywood, Dark Souls just crashes

The Greatest Challenge of Dark Souls III is Running The Game Dark Souls fans pride themselves on tackling their franchise of choice head-on. FromSoftware’s series of notoriously difficult action games are dense with mysteries, often requiring group critical thinking to be overcome. But a different sort of foe is bringing …

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Vice Presidential candidates field questions from the moderator. The Daily Emerald hosts the Annual ASUO candidate debate at the Global Scholars Hall  in Eugene, Ore. on April 5, 2016. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Video: ASUO Debate Recap

See what you missed at the ASUO debate on Tuesday, April 5. This year was the first year for the  vice-presidential debate. Candidates discussed a variety of issues from Uber coming back to Eugene to tuition transparency.

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Gaming Week In Review: Final Fantasy XV confirmed, Nintendo under fire

Final Fantasy XV is absolutely, for sure, actually coming out. Few games have had as rocky a path as Final Fantasy XV. Originally announced in 2006 as a spin-off to Final Fantasy XIII, the game underwent multiple delays and re-structurings before re-emerging as XV in 2013. It’s only fitting that Square-Enix is aiming …

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Ducks capitalize on strong final round, take seventh in San Diego

The Oregon women’s golf team wrapped up their fourth tournament of the Spring, finishing seventh out of 16 teams in the San Diego State March Mayhem Invitational at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California. After splitting on Day 1, the Ducks would lose on Day 2 but …

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Justin Bieber’s tour promoter paid UO $5,000 a day to rent the Matthew Knight Arena

Justin Bieber rented out the Matthew Knight Arena all of last week to rehearse for upcoming tour dates in Seattle and Portland. According to a statement released to the Register-Guard by the University of Oregon, Bieber’s tour promoter — AEG Live Productions — paid $5,000 per day, plus whatever reimbursement …

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Review: ‘Zootopia’ is more than a kid’s movie

It’s something special when a parent can enjoy a stereotypical kid’s movie. This phenomenon describes Disney’s newest movie, Zootopia, which tackles the subject of disregarding stereotypes. Zootopia stars a small, suburban bunny named Judy Hopps who dreams of making the world a better place. She lives in a world of …

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Gaming Week In Review: XBox gets an upgrade, Kirby gets a mech

Nintendo Direct Brings News of Kirby, Star Fox, and Amiibos Aplenty Early Thursday Afternoon, Nintendo took to the web for another Nintendo Direct, their annual spontaneous news dump that brought us news aplenty about Nintendo games both new and old. The whole 43-minute presentation is embedded below if you’d like, …

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Oregon Ducks forward Jillian Alleyne (14) high fives teammates at the end of the game. The Oregon Ducks face the USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Feb. 21 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Oregon looks to fill void left by Jillian Alleyne’s injury in Pac-12 Tournament

The Oregon women’s basketball team may have endured the most heartbreaking ending to an extremely promising regular season. Last Tuesday, with just two regular season games left, the Ducks were sitting at 9-7, tied for 5th place in the conference with Washington and had won six of their last seven …

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Move over, Expanded Universe: This is the ‘Star Wars’ New Canon

The Star Wars franchise has spawned many thrilling sci-fi novels – Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy, James Luceno’s Darth Plagueis novel – but with the release of The Force Awakens, most of the pre-existing expanded universe media is no longer part of the canon storyline. To fill the void, several new Star …

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Preview: Women of Color Lyllye B. Parker Speaker Series features high-profile guests

On Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m., the Women’s Center will be hosting it’s annual Women of Color Lyllye B. Parker Speaker Series, featuring three of “the New Jersey 4”, a group of young gender-nonconforming and lesbian women who are famous for their part in a high-profile case where they …

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Review: “Vikings” season four

It is very, very difficult to review the season four premiere of History Channel’s Vikings without giving away every spoiler the show has in store for longtime fans. It seems as if every five minutes, there is an unexpected twist that leaves the audience struggling to comprehend what could possibly …

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Ann Taylor-Joy endures hell in The Witch.
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Review: The Witch is authentic, unsettling and fantastically morose

Horror is a genre commonly built on a standard structure. The audience follows a small group of characters as their environment proves to betray them and a grisly fate befalls them one-by-one. It’s a well-worn format, but one that works because of human psychology. In order to feel fear, we …

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Oregon baseball wins season opener with six-run ninth inning over San Diego State

In the season opener, No. 14 ranked Oregon nearly discarded Cole Irvin’s superb starting pitching performance in vain. A sloppy eighth inning allowed San Diego State to tie the score 2-2 at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Friday night. However, an explosive six-run ninth inning finale was more than enough to make up for …

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Review: ‘XCOM 2’ keeps to the franchise’s roots while introducing new challenges

XCOM 2 is the latest installment of the classic turn-based tactics series that started with XCOM: UFO Defense. It’s a sequel to the 2012 reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown and is set 20 years after you lost the first game. That’s right: so many players lost their first playthrough of the game that the canon …

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Gaming Week in Review: Goodbye GameTrailers, League Of Legends Dominion mode

GameTrailers has shut down after 13 years in business Video game magazine and website GameTrailers has shut down after more than 13 years. The website posted the announcement on its Twitter account and Facebook page on Monday, Feb. 8. The majority site’s staff members later hosted a Twitch stream of Grand Theft …

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HBO's Vinyl paints a stunning picture of 1973 NYC.
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Review: ‘Vinyl’ is a cocaine-era ‘Mad Men’ that could hit the same highs

Few periods of American history personify excess like the 1970s. Flamboyance colored every piece of media — from the fashion, to the drama, to the music. Vinyl, the latest from Boardwalk Empire creators Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, takes this mirror-ball era and focuses in on the gears that kept it turning.  …

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Review: Deadpool is bullish and brash, but it lacks confidence

For a film about a wisecracking superhero with a superiority complex, Deadpool suffers from a surprising lack of confidence. Sure, the titular hero is a boastful bastard. The “merc with a mouth” is a nerd counterculture icon, the voice of an audience aware of every trope. He doesn’t care what you …

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Senate confirms three election board members

We went to the ASUO Senate meeting so you don’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate confirms three more election board members Jacob Beltrami, Kathleen Mueller and Halle Niehoff are all now members of the ASUO election board. Abraham Youhana, the election board chair, said the applicant …

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Preview: Oregon Games Studies Conference 2016

UO Think.Play (whom we’ve profiled before) will host the second annual Oregon Games Studies Conference this Saturday, Feb. 6. on the University of Oregon campus. The conference will take place in Education 176 and will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will consist of several panels, discussions, and activities …

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