Phil Kaye’s topics range from stories of childhood to a day in the life of the Geico gecko. His work has been featured on media outlets such as Al-Jazeera, NPR and Upworthy. (Photo courtesy of Eric Maser)
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Award-winning poet Phil Kaye is bringing spoken word to campus

The award-winning poet, published author and co-director of project VOICE, Phil Kaye will be at the UO on April 28 in the EMU Ballroom. He will perform spoken word poetry that makes his performance unlike something many have never seen before.

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Take Back The Night provides a unique opportunity to address misconceptions about sexual violence, for survivors’ voices to be heard and for community members to support them. (Emerald Archives)
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Join the cause, participate in these Sexual Violence Prevention Week events

This week is Sexual Violence Prevention Week and the university encourages everyone to participate by raising awareness, support for the survivors and preventing sexual violence by participating in the week’s events.

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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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Music

Review: Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color avoids sophomore slump

Alabama Shakes debuts their second album “Sound & Color” after a long anticipated three years from their first album “Boys & Girls”. Brittany Howard’s vocals have since matured and come on strong to give great feeling to all of their songs.

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Review: ‘The Age of Adaline’ — Blake Lively sheds her ‘Gossip Girl’ image with flying colors

We’re used to romance films incorporating comedy, science fiction or history, but it’s not too often we see all of these in one well-written story — The Age of Adaline, however, doesn’t disappoint. Director Lee Toland Krieger, who also directed The Vicious Kind (2009) and Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012), has done it …

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UO Opera Ensemble’s “Hänsel und Gretel” impresses and entertains

The UO Opera Ensemble presents the German opera adaption of “Hänsel und Gretel”. The opera shows a different take on a fairytale classic with a difficult language, witty characters and a clip-art image of a witch.

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Old Nick's Pub opened its doors at the beginning of April. (Photograph courtesy of Old Nick's Pub)
MusicWknd

Eugene’s newest venue Old Nick’s Pub is open for business

A new pub has opened up in Eugene. It is called Old Nick’s Pub and most of the bands that perform there are metal rock bands.

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The sun is out and so are new spring shoes

Step into spring with the latest shoe trends from flatforms to going back in time and making clogs popular again.

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Berg: How and why Marvel found success in complex storytelling

In a world where complex TV dramas has thrived, Marvel has found success by incorporating multiple storylines in their movies.

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From fried pickles to BBQ pork cheese fries, test your palette with some new flavors. (Photo illustration/Kenneth Osborn)
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A dish to remember — check out these bars with unusual foods

By Andrea Harvey, Rachel Benner, Ally Taylor and Kira Hoffelmeyer. Sometimes you just need to escape the campus bar scene to, you know, treat yo’ self. Or maybe your parents are coming into town or you want to take your date to a not-so-fancy fancy place. It might be nice …

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Earth Day may be over, but UO’s Earth Week is still in full swing

The University of Oregon has honored Earth Day with a whole week of events, from Monday through Saturday, April 25.

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TIDAL is a music streaming service that boasts HI-FI sound quality and compensation for artists. (TIDAL)
MusicWknd

Is TIDAL worth paying for?

A new music streaming service called TIDAL has launched and might be drafting some Spotify customers to enjoy a “higher quality” of music.

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Jason Aldean is a popular country artist who will be performing at Matthew Knight Arena on April, 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy of Jason Aldean Media Release)
Events

WKND Calendar: Celebrate Earth Week, go to a Junk Fest or listen to UO Opera

Continue with Earth week through the weekend with Earth Day in the Park on April 25 or stay indoors with a viewing of Interstellar presented by Ducks After Dark.

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Hi-Fi Music Hall soon to open in Eugene

HiFi, a new concert hall is opening soon in downtown Eugene.

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Team Run Eugene's Kimber Mattox crosses the finish line during the women's 5000 meter run. The University of Oregon hosts the annual Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
Wknd

10 one-of-a-kind UO clubs to try out

Coming to college you might find that you don’t have the opportunity to do the things you once loved to do. Or perhaps coming to college has opened your mind to trying brand new things — you just never knew your options. Whether you’re looking for a way to continue …

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Oregon students create site to connect adventurers

A new website created by adventure seeking UO students will help make your adventure time even more enjoyable.

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It’s easy to tell the difference between a PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 game, but it’s difficult to do so with the current consoles and their predecessors. (Creative Commons Archive)
ColumnsOpinionVideo Games

Schucht: The death of video game consoles

The idea of a game console is starting to become more technologically changed. Enter in the Valves Steam box that changes the notion to have a game consule and just needing an internet connection and tv to play video games.

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Bored To Death features Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zack Galifanakis in a shocking series that is a boldly unique comedy. (Courtesy of HBO)
Film & TVWknd

Use Your HBO Account For Something Other Than Game Of Thrones

With the new season of Game of Thrones going in full force, it’s likely that you or a close friend has put down the $15 a month necessary for HBO just to keep up with the latest happenings in Westeros. But while you’re investing that hard-earned cash, why not check out …

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Cinema Pacific delivers an international experience for full buffs.
EventsFilm & TVWknd

Cinema Pacific reveals the throughline between Foreign Film and Hollywood Hits.

The world of international film can be a tough nut to crack. Even for dedicated cinephiles, there’s an undeniable intimidation at taking in films from a culture outside one’s own, whether it’s the conscious disconnect caused through subtitles or voice dubbing, or the shock of being completely transported to a …

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Video GamesWknd

Mortal Kombat X Review

Mortal Kombat is one of the few titles in the gaming industry that can be said to truly live in infamy. The arcade original was miles ahead of the competition in its hyperrealistic depictions of gore and kung-fu violence. It was a pop culture phenomenon that left a generation of …

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ODESZA performed at the Historical McDonald Theater in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday, April 7, and the duo will also be performing at Outside Lands. (Kenneth Osborn/Emerald)
MusicWknd

Going to Outside Lands? Here are 10 acts you can’t miss!

Taking a trip home or traveling for the music, here are the hottest acts to not miss at the Bay Area’s Outside Lands in August.

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Flying Lotus is Los Angeles's king of instrumental hip hop, and his phenomenal breakout LP Cosmogramma is an album that should be listened to on 4/20. (Album cover courtesy of Flying Lotus)
MusicWknd

Stoned? Here are the essential 4/20 albums

The ultimate music guide to help aide 4/20 with sounds that is sure to make you feel something.

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In 2006, Boohoo gave consumers the opportunity to connect online and shop. "We had lots of winners. Every season something would hit," said co-founder Carol Kane. (Screen grab courtesy of Boohoo)
FashionWknd

Welcome to the revolution of fast fashion

Fast fashion is a term coined in the 1990s to describe designs that move quickly from the catwalk to fashion retailers in order to capture current fashion trends.

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A performer from Nartana School of dance performs "Classical Notes in Kuchipudi" during the show. The University of Oregon Students of the Indian Subcontinent (SIS) presented UTSAV 2015 at the EMU Ballroom in Eugene, Oregon on April 19th, 2015. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Photos: Students of the Indian Subcontinent presents UTSAV 2015

The University of Oregon Students of the Indian Subcontinent presented UTSAV 2015 at the EMU Ballroom in Eugene, Oregon on April 19, 2015. The theme of this year’s Indian culture night was Bollywood Flashback Surprise, showcasing Indian culture, live music and dance performances. Indian food catered by Taste of India was served …

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Mad Men is televised on AMC on Sundays at 10 p.m. PST. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
Film & TVWknd

‘Mad Men’ recap: ‘The Forecast’ is a look at where we’re headed as the show winds down

With only three hours left of ‘Mad Men,’ this week’s episode gave us a good sign of where the show is headed.

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MusicWknd

‘Adventure’ Review: Madeon’s debut internalizes the sounds of 2010s pop

On his debut album, Madeon translates this decade’s hallmarks into his own brand of pop music.

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From left to right, Joe Cronin (Leo), Kelly Quinnett (Sara), and Eric Hadley (Tom) perform in a scene of the show Lucky Me that is put on by the Oregon Contemporary Theater.
(Photo courtesy of Oregon Contemporary Theater)
TheaterWknd

Play Review: Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s ‘Lucky Me’ delivers more endearing quirkiness than laughs

‘Lucky Me,’ running now at the Oregon Contemporary Theatre, is a quirky comedy with plenty of heart.

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Dr. Rocket's self-titled album, slated for a July release, is the culmination of Nick Noemi (pictured) and Mason Kline's musical partnership. The Eugene natives have been buddies since high school, when they played in jazz band together. (Screenshot courtesy of Dr. Rocket)
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Dr. Rocket brings a classic glam sound to the diverse Eugene music scene

Dr. Rocket is a ’60s and ’70s-inspired rock duo, composed of Eugene natives Nick Noemi and Mason Kline.

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The story follows a group of high school students on a Skype chat room who are being terrorized by the ghost of their former classmate Laura Barns. After footage of Barns passed out drunk surfaced on the internet and became viral, she was cyber-bullied until she eventually committed suicide. (Screen grab courtesy of Unfriended)
Film & TVWknd

Film Review: ‘Unfriended’ showcases a very real horror in society today — technology

Horror movies often take risks and create new trends within the genre. ‘Unfriended’ is no exception.

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