Shout out to Daylight Savings time for giving us more hours in the day. Coincidentally (and quite fortunately) there are a plethora of literary gems to look forward to reading outside under the sun this upcoming season. Although it may not quite yet be time to stock up on lighthearted summer…

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Covering well-known songs can be tricky. Artists have to decide whether to play it safe or completely reinvent a song they cover. Some covers end up sounding like an off-brand version of the original, while others add something special to the meaning.

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Los Angeles punk band Girlpool made a stop on April 11 at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom. The duo — composed of guitarist Cleo Tucker and bassist Harmony Tividad — first visited the venue back in 2015 on their tour with pop punk band Joyce Manor. Tucker reminisced on the previous experience, exp…

Sara Willis first moved to Mexico in her 20s just to spite her ex-boyfriend after the two had previously visited and fallen in love with the country. What began as a spur of the moment decision transformed into a career of privately cooking for the extremely wealthy, the founding of popular …

A single is a way for an artist to keep fans on their toes by releasing music without the pressure of a full album. It is usually an indicator that an album is on the way, and gives listeners a stylistic preview of what’s to come. Let’s dive into the last few weeks and look at a few notewort…

Springtime brings blossoming flowers, warmer days and new beginnings. It’s the uplifting season we all deserve after winter quarter. Whether you prefer relaxing in the sun or biking around campus, happy, lighthearted music is an essential part of creating a perfect atmosphere for however you…

What I love about hip-hop music is the ability to hear and connect with underrepresented voices. It’s a chance to hear stories that otherwise aren’t being given a platform. It's the auditory embodiment of a victory lap for the oppressed. Some artists use their past as an anecdote to explore …

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Donald Trump was elected in 2016. His presidency has been met with controversy, from his offensive rhetoric to his racially charged immigration and economic policies that have negatively affected underprivileged communities. A slew of critically acclaimed horror films have been released in t…

Eugene has a growing yet manageable beer scene: Local breweries are not too few that we are subject to just one abysmal brew, but not too many that we can’t count them all and never know when another is popping up. In the briefest overview of Eugene, it’s immediately evident that there’s a w…

One of Eugene’s newest breweries, Manifest Beer Co., celebrated its first anniversary and label release party on Friday, March 29. Head brewer Brandon Woodruff accomplished his first year at the current location, perhaps due to his unorthodox motto: “We don’t necessarily want you to like our…

The right soundtrack can transform a good movie into a great one. Certain soundtracks can make a movie feel infinitely more personal, while also giving the viewer a way to continue feeling the movie’s effects by listening to the soundtrack long after finishing it.