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Emerald Blind Test: Campus Area Ice Cream

It’s the hottest time of the year, so the Emerald staff decided to blind taste test cold ice cream on a warm day. Six people tasted six ice creams readily available in the UO campus area: Talenti, Tilamook, Umpqua, Prince Puckler’s, Red Wagon and Safeway Signature Select. Find out where …

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Man dies from fall at Hub Apartment Complex

This post has been updated to include additional information from police. A man died around midnight on July 22 after falling from the 8th floor at The Hub On Campus Apartment complex, according to police. Police identified the man as a 20 year old non-UO student, but have not released …

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A familiar face, an unknown story

Before she became the bold, outgoing and light-hearted woman that is Katia Varo, she was Roberto, a small Mexican boy running every day in his home village and not knowing why. At 14, Varo jumped over two of the tallest fences she’d ever seen. She waded through streams fully clothed …

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For the culture: Black Student Union hosts the 15th annual Divine Nine Step Show

University of Oregon’s Black student population is underrepresented in the classroom, in the faculty and in administrative funding. But the annual Divine Nine Step Show provides Black students with a place to gather, dance and enjoy their culture — a culture that is struggling to find representation on a predominately …

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Sexual assault awareness exhibit recreates scenarios for viewers

One out of every five adults has been sexually assaulted. This is just one of the statistics visitors faced while walking through the interactive Breaking Silence Exhibit in the EMU, a series of curtained off spaces that each represent different scenarios of sexual or domestic violence. University of Oregon’s PanHellenic …

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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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Eugene supports its immigrant community

University of Oregon student Haytham Abo-Adel spoke to a crowd of about 2,000 people in front of the Eugene Federal Courthouse on Jan. 29. He immigrated to Eugene five years ago. He spoke to a passionate community rallying against President Donald Trump’s latest executive order that temporarily bars entry to …

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Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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Women’s March unites Eugene following Trump inauguration

One day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. President, Sarah Fouad wore an American flag hijab around her head. She stood in front of WOW Hall in Eugene, and she carried a sign reading, “Hug a Muslim.” Fouad is one of the thousands of people who marched from the Wayne …

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Hundreds march in honor of MLK

For the past 16 years, University of Oregon political science professor Jane Cramer hasn’t gone skiing, taken a road trip or relaxed in bed all morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead, she’s marched with the Eugene-Springfield NAACP and her family in celebration of Dr. King and his contributions …

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Identifying discrimination part III: Celebrating identity

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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Identifying discrimination part II: The bias of misunderstanding

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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Ducks Taste Test Beyonce’s Lemonade

In Beyoncé’s video accompaniment to her album Lemonade, she outlines various emotions through song and through prose. She implies that her grandmother’s lemonade is a source of healing, emphasizing the metaphor that although someone may receive lemons, they can make sweet lemonade with them. We made the lemonade recipe Beyonce recited …

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International recipes: South Korea, Japan, Thailand

Every culture has a few dishes that best represents its culinary traditions. Three students from the University of Oregon shared their favorite recipes from their home countries. Naeun Kim is a business student from Seoul, South Korea. She misses the spicy foods from home, but she still makes this Korean street food …

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5 thoughtful gift ideas for Mother’s Day

If you’re trying to figure out something thoughtful to send your mom this Mother’s Day, here are a few gift ideas. These first three are sentimental and creative gifts that are best when working on a budget. Prices vary based on the quality/quantity of materials you choose to buy. 1. A …

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EMU Chipotle temporarily closed today due to broken refrigerator

Although employees are still working at the EMU Chipotle today, there’s a sign outside the establishment that says it’s closed today until further notice. EMU Chipotle manager James Valencia said that Chipotle closed after the refrigerator that stores $20,000 worth of food broke down. Since the food is now warm, …

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Local Foods Fair expected to feature ‘Eugene vibe’ this Saturday

This Saturday, nine local food vendors from the Eugene area will provide samples to the public from 1-4 p.m. outside Sundance Natural Foods, a local grocery store in south Eugene. The Local Foods Fair is hosted by Toby’s Family Foods, Sundance Natural Foods and Genesis Organic Juice. The event will …

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A guide to culinary classes in Eugene

Although the University of Oregon doesn’t offer culinary classes, there are several individuals and stores that offer cooking classes around Eugene. Here’s a guide to what types of classes are offered, where to find them and price ranges for each course. All of the courses listed provide students with the …

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Every Day Kine Grindz brings Hawaiian specialties to Eugene

For Kawika Asam, serving food isn’t about business – it’s about family. Asam moved to Eugene from Hawaii in 2007 and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012. He decided to continue living in Eugene after graduation but still missed the food from home. His parents worked for a catering …

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Recipes: Perfect cupcakes to celebrate spring

Surprise your friends with something sweet this spring. Whether you want to add a little flavor to your weekly meetings or aren’t sure what to bring to your next potluck, these cupcakes just might work. They each take less than an hour to make and serve about 20 people. Carrot …

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Recipes for spring season fruits and veggies

‘Tis the season for spring fruits and veggies. Here’s how to make the best use of what’s in season.

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Review: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ is uncreative but funny

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 starts as the type of movie you don’t want to sit through. You stay because you paid for your tickets, and then it all ends up being worth it. The chemistry gets better, the jokes get funnier and the dialogue becomes realistic and relatable. The …

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Q&A with Michael Helquist, author of Stonewall Honor-winning ‘Marie Equi’

This Friday, historian and activist Michael Helquist will discuss his novel, Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, which won the 2016 Stonewall Honor – given to “exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience” – for Non-Fiction. He will also be signing books, which will be for sale in the Knight …

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Review: ‘Zootopia’ is more than a kid’s movie

It’s something special when a parent can enjoy a stereotypical kid’s movie. This phenomenon describes Disney’s newest movie, Zootopia, which tackles the subject of disregarding stereotypes. Zootopia stars a small, suburban bunny named Judy Hopps who dreams of making the world a better place. She lives in a world of …

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Review: ‘Fuller House’ is predictable, cute, and mostly for ‘Full House’ fans

“Whatever happened to predictability?” echoes the theme song to Full House and its sequel Fuller House. It hasn’t gone anywhere. Fuller House is a predictable and cute follow-up series to the popular ’90s sitcom Full House. The shows share the same characters, the same plot points, and the same cheesy comedy. However, …

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University of Oregon graduate paints mural at new Wesley Center

After staring at a brick wall on 25th Avenue and Harris Street, University of Oregon alumnus Nikolaj Byrdman drew a celestial sketch using a ballpoint pen. After showing it to the building directors, he got approval to transform the wall of the Wesley Community Center into a mural, now under construction. The mural is …

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Easy and versatile ways to prepare tofu

Tofu is an ingredient that some people love and some people hate. Regardless, it’s fairly simple to prepare and versatile enough to match well with either simple or complex dishes. Here’s how to prepare the tofu itself: Drain the water out of a block of firm tofu. Use a large …

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Three easy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes

Need a few last minute Valentine’s Day treat ideas? Here are a few recipes that are easy to make and colorfully represent the February holiday. Strawberry Cake (Serves 2 with ingredients left over) Ingredients: 4 slices of pound cake 1 pint of heavy whipping cream Sugar to taste (1 ½ …

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These North Carolina/Colorado recipes will be a hit at your Super Bowl party

Today we’ll see the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos go head-to-head in Super Bowl 50. While some throw Super Bowl parties to follow the game — others for the commercials — most everybody can agree that the most important part of the Super Bowl is the food offerings. When …

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Review: Ume Onigiri House provides a fresh, quick Japanese fix

Whether you’re an avid fan of Japanese cuisine or rarely eat it at all, Ume Onigiri House provides a salty, satisfying and relatively inexpensive meal. The food stand opened in December 2015 and is located on the corner of 24th and Hilyard Street, near Sundance Natural Foods. It looks a …

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