Arts & Culture

The EMU bucket list: Get your Buzz beers, stand-up comedy and orange chicken



If someone told you in 2014 that Buzz beers will be gone in 2015, would you have believed them? Most Ducks wouldn’t have.

It has been hard to accept the fact that the Erb Memorial Union as we know it will be gone forever. But this week, the loss we’ve all been dreading is upon us: the renovation is officially taking the last of what we love about our precious EMU, the blood that keeps the heart of this campus beating — the EMU food services.

But don’t cry just yet. You still have a couple of weeks to cross some items off your EMU bucket list. Don’t have one? Use ours:

1. Play with other competitive nerds at Buzz trivia night

Grab your friends, get buzzed with beer, cider or wine and show off your knowledge of random things from film to geography at the Buzz’s last trivia night — Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Teams of up to five will compete for prizes and bragging rights.

2. Buy a giant bowl of orange chicken from Panda Express

This is the last week to take full advantage of your youthful metabolism by gorging on Panda Express’ “gourmet Chinese cuisine.” If you want to go all out, make a day of it and get one thing from every EMU restaurant — the Fishbowl, Subway and Bite of Mexico will also be leaving us this month.

3. Get your waffle fix at the Buzz

Waffle Wednesday is one of the Buzz’s lesser known perks, and this is your last chance to participate. If you buy a waffle, you get coffee for free. Mad you’re only just finding out about this? So are we.

4. Go see the side-splitting student comedians of UO Stand-Up Society for their final comedy show hosted at the Buzz

Don’t freak — UO Stand-Up Society will still be around, just not at the Buzz. They’re currently searching for a new place to perform, but, of course, it just won’t be the same without the $3 beers and doughnuts. Their last performance is on Thursday, March 12th from 7-9 p.m. and is free and open to all students.

5. Attend the going away parties at the Buzz, Union Market and the Fishbowl Cafe

On their last day open, our favorite places to waste money in the EMU will be hosting farewell parties. Take advantage of your very last chance to buy Buzz beers and Union Market junk food on Friday, March 13, from 4-7 p.m., and enjoy your last bite of Fishbowl Cafe’s pizza the following Friday, March 20.


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Andrea Harvey

Andrea Harvey

Andrea is an arts and culture editor for the Emerald, and recent graduate of the UO School of Journalism and Communication.