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Review: ‘The Reducetarian Solution’ gives readers a diet with less meat

Author Brian Kateman has a new diet that aims to improve people’s health and cut resource consumption. “The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet” is his first book since co-founding the non-profit Reducetarian Foundation …

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Things to do this week: Spring Dance Loft, Beer Dinner at Falling Sky, Honk! Fest Eugene

Wednesday, June 7-June 17: Bowls Around Town at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), free with sign-up Past and Presents, The Museum Store, is hosting an inclusive and interactive project called Bowls Around Town. Stop by the museum to pick up a bowl kit containing …

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Things to do this week: Jean-Luc Ponty, Travis Scott, 2nd Annual Invitational Brew Fest

Thursday, June 1: Jean-Luc Ponty at The Shedd Institute (E Broadway & High St.), 7:30 p.m., $39-$45 Jean-Luc Ponty’s prolific 60-year career has made him a pioneer in the world of jazz fusion. With his virtuosic grasp of the elusive jazz violin, Ponty has catapulted himself among names like Frank Zappa, …

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22 Below brings rolled ice cream to Eugene

Unlike many other University of Oregon students, Kady Chen, 19, won’t be searching for a job after graduation; she is already the co-owner of a local business with her fiancè, Yao Zhang, 21. She will leave UO with a diploma, a job, a fiancè and an infant daughter at home. …

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Cold drinks (alcoholic or non) for hot days

With summer just around the corner, the weather is starting to heat up. This means making the switch from hot to cold drinks, and for those over 21, celebrating the sunshine with alcoholic beverages. This list has cold drink recipes that will keep you cool in the hot days on …

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Best ways to spend less than $10 at the spring ASUO Street Faire

It’s that time of year again when walking down 13th Avenue means wafting smells of curly fries, cotton candy and sizzling hot dogs overwhelm your sense of smell on the way to class. With week 6 comes the spring ASUO Street Faire, drawing in students with delicious food, a majority …

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Things to do this week: May 4-10: Matt De la Pena, Twilight track meet, food festival, HOPS at Falling Sky, herbalism project

Thursday, May 4: “From Struggling Reader to Best-Selling Author” at 156 Straub Hall (UO campus), 5:30 p.m., free and open to the public Young-adult fiction author Matt De la Pena will be speaking about creative writing and literature as part of a day-long event for the department of education studies. …

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Smoothie recipes to make on the go

Midterms make for a very busy few weeks each term when many students are on the go and struggle to keep up with sleep and meals. One option for keeping your sugar levels up throughout the day is to blend together a quick smoothie that can be taken to go. …

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A student guide to a classic spring barbecue

The Eugene climate has been doing its best to fight through the rain and offer some cloudless days lately. Thankfully, those rare afternoons of clear weather are becoming more common. Eugenians are expected to see a spike in sunshine beginning on Friday and carrying on through next week. You know …

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Things to do this week: ‘The Cuisine of Mali’ exhibit, Futurebirds at Hi-Fi and ‘Mystery’ of Easter Island lecture

Thursday, April 27: Across the Table, Around the World, The Cuisine of Mali (The Museum of Natural and Cultural History), 6 p.m., $35 with pre-registration This weekend presents a unique opportunity to improve your cultural culinary skill at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This event explores the “staples and …

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Starbucks’s Unicorn Frappuccino is a magical nightmare

Starbucks’s magical Unicorn Frappuccino looks like a little kid’s science experiment: a swirl of pink and blue color stirred into a cup then topped with whipped cream. If a child showed their parents, they’d say it was beautiful while anxiously thinking of how to sneak it in the trash with …

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Noisette Pastry Kitchen: Supporting local farmers

Noisette Pastry Kitchen in downtown Eugene is known for its tasty croissants and friendly staff. With desserts, coffee, sandwiches, soup and an evening wine bar, there is something delicious waiting for every customer — but what makes Noisette unique is where many of its ingredients come from. Tobi Sovak, owner …

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Things to do this week: Annual Hope Conference, Light Up the Night Bike Ride and Ab-Soul at WOW Hall

Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15: 23rd Annual Hopes Conference at the UO School of Allied Arts and Architecture (1206 University St.), 12-8 p.m., free The theme of the 23rd Annual Hopes Conference is displacement, specifically the global displacement of resources, populations and natural rights. Each panel, workshop, speaker and …

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Bring color to your plate with these spring foods

Once upon a time, eating seasonal foods was our only option. Walking into a grocery store expecting to find a rainbow of fruits and vegetables at any time of year is a huge privilege. But even though we have the option to buy asparagus in the fall and tomatoes in …

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Growing herbs: good for your health and your food

Living in a small apartment or dorm room can make it difficult for students to keep medium-to-large-sized plants. Finicky plants can also be tricky because of the amount of time it takes to ensure their survival. Because of these difficulties there are very few students who keep a plant growing …

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Things to do this week: March 16-22: Fish Tales, Zero Waste Crafting, Beard and Mustache Competition, Reggae Night, Healing Gardens

Thursday, March 16: Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., free for UO students with I.D. and museum members The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is sponsoring a conversation on Oregon seafood as …

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St. Patrick’s Day starter kit: Everything you’ll need to feel the luck of the Irish

As winter term’s stress-filled dead week comes to a close, many students are looking for any type of distraction they can to relieve them from their school-induced anxiety. Thankfully, there’s good news. St. Patrick’s day is this Friday. Although there may not be the usual wild party atmosphere you’d expect …

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Things to do this week—Feb. 23-Mar. 1: Archaeology lecture, Mardi Gras Masquerade and Datsik at McDonald

Thursday, Feb. 23: Demystifying Media Series: Hackers, Data and Code in the age of Trump at the EMU (EMU, 1395 University St.) 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free With all the political buzz around ideas like hacking and the use or loss of White House data, it’s up to modern-minded …

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How to properly celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is a fictional holiday turned real-life celebration of female friendship. Created by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, it has turned into a cultural phenomenon that women celebrate together the day before Valentine’s Day.  In Parks and Rec, Knope celebrates Galentine’s Day by bringing …

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Things to do this week: Feb. 2-8: Cheese tasting, global data conference, dance marathon, Pink Martini, Derrick Bell lecture

Friday, Feb. 3: Cheeses of the World, A Tasting Tour: Italy at Provisions Market Hall (296 E. 5th Ave.), 5:30-7 p.m., $30 Provisions Market Hall, Eugene’s specialty market that provides only local and in-season goods, presents the second installation of its series on worldwide artisan cheese exploration. While the first …

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Tea time: Make your own tea to avoid chemicals found in tea bags

During these chilly winter months, it is always comforting to have a hot cup of tea in your hand. Whether you’re facing early midterm studying, freezing cold mornings or simply the need for more water, tea is a drink that students can count on to help them out. Luckily there are …

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Trekking for truffles: The rise of the Oregon truffle

Despite the rain and thick fog that often blankets the Oregon Coast Range, 79-year-old Lee Yamada spent his day in a grim forest with a rake in hand. With his eyes cast toward the ground and rain dripping down his blue hood, he searched the mossy forest floor for a …

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Stay warm this winter with comforting soups

There is no denying that Oregon has had an unusually cold winter this year. The freezing temperatures make it easy to long for comfort foods to keep you feeling warm and cozy all day long. Making these hearty soups will provide students with a comforting, hot meal on an unforgiving, …

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Vegetarian Resolution: new year, no meats

January is a time of year for resolutions, and self improvement often tops the list. For some, a change in diet is a must, but for those willing to convert to vegetarianism, it’s common to lose resolve as the year goes on. University of Oregon student Zach Leherr decided to …

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Festive cookies to impress your friends and family

The holiday season is loaded with cookies. By the time Christmas comes around, it is easy to feel like you have eaten enough green and red sugar cookies to last a lifetime. Mix things up this holiday season with these five creative Christmas cookie recipes. They are sure to make …

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How to show a future Duck the real student experience

Many of us have younger friends or siblings applying to the University of Oregon during this college application season. Our Student Ambassadors do an amazing job giving on-campus tours, but applicants should know what we do outside of school too. For the real University of Oregon experience, take your future …

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Things to do this week: Nov. 24-30 Turkey Trot, German Fall Festival, Nutcracker, Grateful Dead jam

Thursday, Nov. 24: Turkey Trot Eugene starting at Valley River Center (293 Valley River Center), 9 a.m., $25 registration at event On Thanksgiving morning, before you get weighed down with a belly full of turkey and stuffing, Valley River Center will be hosting the Turkey Trot Eugene. The event will …

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How to host a Friendsgiving feast

“Friendsgiving” is upon us! Whether you can’t go home for the short holiday break or you just want to celebrate Thanksgiving twice, Friendsgiving is the best way to eat, drink and be merry with friends while still in Eugene. Friendsgiving, also known as friends coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving, can …

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How to make your stuffing recipe unique this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is so close you can almost smell it. In less than a week, the usual favorites are sure to be seen on tables across the country: mashed potatoes, turkey (or Tofurky), cranberry sauce, mouthwatering stuffing and more. Many families alter some dishes slightly to add a twist to classic recipes. …

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