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Podcast: Horchata Squad is here to break down Hispanic Heritage month

Horchata Squad is a four-part Hispanic Heritage month podcast hosted by Latinx siblings Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Ricardo Alvarado celebrating the culture, history and accomplishments of Latinxs. In this pilot episode, Veronica and Ricardo breakdown Mexican film innovators and writers who have inspired and paved the way for other Latinx artists. …

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Podcast: 20/20: What Charlottesville means to Eugene then, now and in the future

    In this pilot episode of 20/20, host Alec Cowan dives into a topic affecting the university community both now and in the past. This episode’s topic? Charlottesville, which has spurred a national conversation about the meaning of memorials and the right to rally. This episode features Sararosa Davies, …

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Podcast: Alternate Ending: The guys are back to talk cheat codes

    On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Arts and Culture writer Mathew Brock and Videographer Eric Schucht come back for one last hurrah. The topic of discussion: cheat codes. Have they been replaced by microtransactions? This nostalgic conversation goes into the history of our favorite cheat codes …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends: Songs for the eclipse

In this edition of Emerald Recommends, arts and culture writer Nic Castillon joins senior arts and culture editor Sararosa Davies and podcast editor Alec Cowan to discuss songs for the upcoming eclipse on Aug. 21. From Bon Iver to The B-52’s, here’s the music to accompany those few minutes of …

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Podcast: Remakes, remasters and ports — reimagining video games

    On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the differences between video game remakes, remasters and ports. Their discussion covers such classics as Starcraft to Crash Bandicoot and includes their favorite and least liked modern adaptations of nostalgic, classic games.n this episode …

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Cowan: The University of Oregon’s year in free speech

It’s been an up and down year for free speech at the University of Oregon. On the one hand, demonstrations have abounded. A march spurred on a moment’s notice on election night and students’ voices rang through the early morning. Students continued to gather for days, and this culminated in …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: HECC’s tuition decision

It’s Saturday, May 27. This week Alec Cowan, Emma Henderson and Franziska Monahan discuss the history and most recent development of one story: The HECC’s revote on the 10.6 percent tuition increase for the University of Oregon. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan and Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: SOJC budget, ASUO on tuition and Alex Tizon

It is Saturday, May 20. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this week’s Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Max Thornberry and Franziska Monahan discuss the week’s biggest stories: The SOJC announced a budget plan for 2017-18 that will save approximately $500,000; the HECC denied UO’s 10.6 percent increase …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Tuition hike begone!

Today is Saturday, May 13. Here are the biggest stories from this week: the proposed 10.6-percent tuition hike was voted down in Salem; the four finalists for the renaming of Cedar Hall (formerly Dunn Hall) have been announced; and the Portland Senior Experience has been suspended for the School of …

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A Republican reality: Being red on a blue campus

Students trickle into an empty classroom and shed their jackets, revealing their T-shirts. One shows a rainbow campaign logo stating “Make America great and Gay again,” and others walk in wearing bright red Make America Great Again hats. Many compliment their friends’ regalia as it is uncloaked, and a few …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Manzil Midrash and more faculty cuts

It is Saturday, May 6.  Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this week’s Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Sararosa Davies and Craig Wright discuss this week’s biggest news stories: Tuesday was the 69th anniversary of Israel’s independence, and Israeli and Palestinian students are talking about their …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Take Back The Night

It is Saturday, April 29. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this installment of the Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Will Campbell and Emerson Malone discuss the Take Back the Night march had its 39th year on campus Thursday night; a former student has been convicted …

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Podcast: Did Nazis visit us on 4/20?

White nationalists paid a visit to the University of Oregon on Thursday, April 20; the Knight campus expansion is pushing out Evergreen Indian Restaurant and other businesses; and President Michael Schill announces another round of budget cuts. News Reporter Max Thornberry, Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: UO takes the romance out of languages, UO For You wins a one-slate race

News reporter Max Thornberry joins Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone to go over this week’s most pressing stories: how the university’s proposed faculty cuts will hurt the Department of Romance Languages; the new sexual assault reporting policy gets passed by the Faculty Senate and UO For …

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Cowan: The tokenization of Ta-Nehisi Coates

When the University of Oregon selected Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me for this year’s common reading book, there was a boiling optimism. A now-staple of contemporary literature, the book is being used in classrooms around the country to energize a discussion on a subject that Oregon has always …

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Cowan: What Trump wants to do in his first 100 days

With the election passed, the future of Donald Trump’s America is now in view. What voters can presently look to is “Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter,” a 100 day plan released by the Trump campaign in late October. The plan contains three major reforms: cleaning up Washington, protecting …

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Podcast: The “Locker Room Talk” Edition

In this installment from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald political columnists Alec Cowan and Zach Moss discuss the second presidential debate and the recent leak of recordings from Donald Trump’s hot mic (during which he shared his lewd remarks about the perks of his celebrity stature), as well as how …

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Cowan: How fear is rigging the election

With one month until election day, all expectations are gone.   The past week of the 2016 presidential election has been dizzying. Numerous tapes of Donald Trump boasting of his exploits have caused many Republicans to back down from their initial support of the candidate, while a new array of …

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Cowan: Why the vice presidential debate is actually important

The vice presidential debate is not attractive. Only one is held per election and it features two figures with smaller names and significantly smaller roles than their running mates. Making the debate appealing is difficult, but Tuesday’s provided the best opportunity for voters to see the campaigns’ characterizations of their …

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Cowan: Recent debate is full of controversy and fact checking

Republican nominee Donald Trump stared glumly into the camera and flatly dropped the word like he had so many times before. “Wrong,” he said in a monotone Queens accent. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, pressed onward, smiling slightly at the interjection but appearing unscathed. At times both candidates took moments to …

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Jimmy Fallon blurs the lines between entertainment and politics

Outrage was kindled this past week as Jimmy Fallon, the iconic “Late Night Show” host, ran his comedic fingers through Donald Trump’s well-known hair. Donald Trump was the first nominee this cycle to appear on his show, and the antics produced waves of criticism, mainly asking the question: Why did …

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Podcast: Trump’s Eugene visit

Emerald political columnists Zach Moss and Alec Cowan share their thoughts on Donald J. Drumpf’s recent rally in Eugene.

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