The most disheartening trend of 2018 involves artists sacrificing quality for quantity with the sole purpose being to boost streaming numbers. With lackluster, filler-laden, double album releases from both Drake and Migos, I began to visualize a hip-hop culture with shifting priorities. It s…

The Eugene Chabad brought University of Oregon students and faculty as well as Eugene community members together on Sunday at the EMU, to celebrate the first night of Chanukah. The event Lights on Ice, featured free doughnuts, latkes, hot chocolate, Chanukah music and much more!

If you’re the average college kid back home from school, your life usually consists of two things: working as many hours you can or binge-watching new shows. If you are the latter type, then lounging on the couch streaming tv shows is your idea of taking some “self-care” time after a long sc…

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A fist-sized necklace hangs around Jimmy Snyder’s neck. The tiny, intricate beading forms an eagle with its wings open wide against a baby blue sky, a stark contrast to the rich green fields with people riding canoes along the river pictured below the bird.

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On Friday, Spiller dropped an acoustic set at University of Oregon's EMU building in the Fish Bowl. The band brought its Jazzy/Emo/Alternative Rock sound to the students and faculty in and around the building, giving people a chance to take a break from finals week preparations.

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Celebrities are wearing more than one hat in the entertainment world these days. In order to engage fans and maintain status, those in the limelight are constantly looking for ways to stay relevant. The Emerald decided to explore and review some of the tactics celebrities have reverted to; i…

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Winter is the season of “best of” lists, with 2018 coming to a close and award season looming just around the corner. Many independent and lower budget films released earlier in the year get left out of the conversation as December fills up with big budgets and high-profile stars competing f…

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If you haven’t already began testing, chances are you will soon. Finals week is full of tears, office hours, late night snacks and no sleep. Students stay up all night studying for one test that massively impacts their term grade — it is a daunting feat.  When you get overwhelmed with the fi…

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Vietnamese food is a rarity in Eugene, Oregon — good Vietnamese food is even less common. Da Nang Vietnamese Eatery partners with swanky wine bar and neighbor, Oregon Wine LAB, to provide a simple and delicious taste of Vietnam in a prime location in downtown Eugene. The wine bar provides an…

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Christmas albums can be a number of different things. Sometimes they are fun novelties. Other times they are shameless cash grabs or a last-ditch effort to save a singer’s dwindling relevancy. Here are a few of this year’s holiday-themed records that are more worthy of your time.

For the past two years, Haybaby food truck has sat outside of local brewery Cold Fire Brewing, gathering a following of people who love their gourmet burgers. But when the opportunity arose to move into a brick and mortar location on Blair Street, owners Dan and Jessica Crawford jumped at th…

Sometimes it can feel like more coming and going, flying and driving takes place to and from holiday plans than is actually spent enjoying them. Whether you are catching a flight or turning on cruise control in the car, good music never fails to make the time pass faster. Instead of stressin…

Family is sacred. So when your aunts and uncles come storming through the front door, clearly it’s time to be thankful. An underlying current of obligation permeates through the drunken grandmothers, your uncle’s political ramblings and that odd hobby your cousin recently picked up. Whatever…

Thanksgiving can be stressful, sweet or a little bit of both. It can bring along close-minded relatives and moms who like to have a little too much wine; however, it can also provide time to make meaningful memories and discuss life’s blessings. Because family time comes with a whole host of…

Makenna McGuire entered the Clackamas Town Center on Nov. 24, 2017 with excitement and eagerness. She waited outside of Victoria's Secret as the line slowly moved toward the entrance of the store. McGuire knew the retail lines would be exceptionally long because it wasn't just a regular Frid…

Country music gets a bad rap these days — which is understandable. The genre’s contemporary chart toppers are often characterized by tired clichés, shameless pandering and horrible pop production. But of course, not all country music is bad; there’s a wealth of incredibly gifted songwriters …

On a cold and foggy Sunday morning, Meagan Tkach entered the Greenhill Humane Society with excitement and an open mind. Tkach is new to Eugene and looking for a way to engage with the community. She searched for activities that match her interests and found the perfect opportunity: cat yoga.

During the month of November, the University of Oregon Duck Nest Wellness Center is putting on weekly workshops that pertain to men’s health issues. The initiative is known as “movember” — 30 days when men do not shave in order to raise awareness for mental and physical health.  

Asking for a Friend is a weekly Sex and Relationships column hosted by Arts and Culture writer Dana Sparks and fueled by your curiosities. Click here to anonymously submit questions regarding sex, relationships and sex education.

As hundreds of people filed into the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art last weekend, they were met by a three-tier altar, called an “ofrenda,” covered in purple and orange “papel picado,” a paper banner with cut-out designs; ceramic “calaveras,” or skulls; and photos of loved ones.

Last month, University of Oregon graduate student Rachel Schwartzman won first place at a statewide karaoke competition in Salem, Oregon. On Nov. 15, she will fly to Las Vegas to compete in the 2018 Karaoke World Tour Championships.

A woman walked into the room leading a procession of dancers and musicians. Her face was painted to resemble traditional Mexican calaveras. Three roses framed her face: one on her forehead and one on each cheek. In some ways she stood out in her bright pink oversized blazer, puffy dress, whi…

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