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Timeline and photos from the Southtowne Lanes fire, now contained

Early Wednesday evening, Eugene Fire Department responded to a fire at Southtowne Lanes on Willamette Street and 24th Avenue. As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, access has been restricted on Willamette Street between 24th and 27th avenues. According to Alan Gerard, a Eugene fire marshal at the site of the fire, …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Student band Hemlock Lane releases new single Halfway There with famed producer Mark Needham

In the summer of 2011, four boys from Roseburg, Oregon, started a band in the attic of one of their houses on Hemlock Lane — the street that later became their name. What originated from casual jam sessions morphed into an unofficial John Mayer tribute band, and later grew into something no one …

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Wknd Calendar: The 9th annual Whiteaker Block Party celebrates Eugene’s vibrant neighborhood

This Saturday, August 1, Eugene’s G-Spot can be found on the corner of Third Avenue and Van Buren Street. The G-Spot Stage that is — one of 11 different stages that will fill the streets of the Whiteaker neighborhood with live music and dancing at the ninth annual Whiteaker Block Party. Starting at …

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How to ace your next job interview, as told by Ted Talks

Take a look at these TED Talks to motivate yourself for your next interview.

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UO students and faculty remember Pedro Rivera

Last week, the University of Oregon lost an accomplished and ambitious student, Pedro Rivera. Pedro was a 21-year-old economics major who would have graduated in 2016, a three-year employee of the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, a son, a big brother, a boyfriend, a friend. Many who knew him have expressed grief over the loss, …

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UO student Pedro Rivera, who died at age 21, was ‘irreplaceable’ for many

Cheerful. Generous. Inquisitive. Driven. The kind of person that restores your faith in humanity. These were the words used again and again by family, friends, colleagues and mentors to describe Pedro Rivera, who would have been a senior economics major at the University of Oregon this fall. Pedro, 21, was found dead in his …

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Wknd Calendar: Disney’s ‘Up’ takes to the park, Beatles cover band plays the plaza and more

By Jordyn Brown This Saturday, from 2-10 p.m., locals can experience the second annual Westside Warehouse District Block Party, a celebration of wines, beers and other spirits in West Eugene. This event is free and open to anyone 21 or older, who can help themselves to beverages provided by Noble Estate Winery …

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Wknd Calendar: as Oregon Bach Festival comes to a close, Oregon Country Fair ramps up

The Oregon Bach Festival (OBF), which the Wall Street Journal has called “one of the world’s leading music festivals,” is coming to a close this weekend. The donor-supported program of the University of Oregon has received international attention, drawing musicians from all over the world to participate in its events. One of the most …

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Volunteers prepare for the 46th annual Oregon Country Fair

By Andrea Harvey and Emerson Malone Although fewer than 5,000 people inhabit the quaint town of Veneta (about 15 miles west of Eugene) during most of the year, roughly 45,000 people from across the country are drawn to the area each year during the Oregon Country Fair, which takes place every …

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Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History hops on the craft beer bandwagon with ‘Ideas on Tap’

The University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History has refined the perfect recipe for the first Wednesday of each month: It includes a scholarly blend of local craft beer and thought-provoking discussions with experts about the science, ecology and cultural history behind it all. “Ideas on Tap will provide opportunities …

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Wknd Calendar: Eugene Pro Rodeo, music and art shows to celebrate Fourth of July weekend

Starting on Thursday and continuing until Sunday evening, the Eugene Pro Rodeo welcomes members of the community to partake in one of Eugene’s old traditions at the Oregon Horse Center. Founded in 1991, and a part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Eugene Pro Rodeo offers four days of events and …

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The Emerald Guide to Summer 2015

JUNE Calling all craft cider connoisseurs — the last week of June belongs to you. June 18 to the 28 marks the fourth annual Oregon Cider Week organized by the Northwest Cider Association. Here are some of the best cider-related events, including tap takeovers, tastings and cider dinners happening this week …

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Arts & Culture

Wknd Calendar: Free-play Friday at Blairalley, Captain Picard Day and more

By Emerson Malone and Andrea Harvey Whether you’re in Eugene or Portland this weekend, there’s plenty to do. Here are some of the best events our arts & culture editors have rounded up for you. Click on the event location to bring it up in a Google Map. Events on campus: …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Shy Girls is the best local band you haven’t heard yet, and they’re performing this Friday

The dreamy electronic/pop/R&B music project from Portland was born in the bedroom of its talented lead vocalist and producer, Dan Vidmar. Here’s our Q&A.

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11 hidden gems of this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival lineup

TWO. MORE. DAYS. As you impatiently create your schedule for Sasquatch this weekend, be sure to check out the following artists who are not quite as well-known as some of the headliners , but just as talented. You know, the kinds of artists you may hear on the radio later and cooly say to …

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Sasquatch Survival Guide: 4 important tips to make it through the weekend

Three more days. The countdown continues, and the packing begins. This may be one of the best weekends of your life, as long as you’re prepared. Coming from someone who is going for the fourth year in a row, here’s what you need to know: 1. Pack right and pack …

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This is what it’s like to live with ADHD

For most students, the worst thing about multiple-choice tests is the ScanTrons with rectangles instead of bubbles. You know the ones I’m talking about. For me, choosing the correct answer is only half the battle. My mind creates an obstacle course of random thoughts and distractions as I try to …

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Join the cause, participate in these Sexual Violence Prevention Week events

This week is Sexual Violence Prevention Week and the university encourages everyone to participate by raising awareness, support for the survivors and preventing sexual violence by participating in the week’s events.

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A dish to remember — check out these bars with unusual foods

By Andrea Harvey, Rachel Benner, Ally Taylor and Kira Hoffelmeyer. Sometimes you just need to escape the campus bar scene to, you know, treat yo’ self. Or maybe your parents are coming into town or you want to take your date to a not-so-fancy fancy place. It might be nice …

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Q&A: #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown to visit the UO

Daniel James Brown spoke to the Emerald about his latest book, ‘The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.’ He will also be holding a lecture in the EMU ballroom on April 16.

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Bring your own cup for a super-sized Slurpee at 7-Eleven this Saturday

On April 11, participating 7-Elevens will allow you to bring the container of your choice and fill it up with as much Slurpee as will fit, for the small price of $1.49.

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Here are the best places to eat on campus during the EMU renovation

While the EMU is under construction, there are still plenty of places on campus to eat.

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Personalities

These UO alumni remind us that success is more than GPA

Finals are over, and grades will be posted soon. But before then, remember that there are many UO Alumni who found great success without straight A’s.

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Arts & Culture

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

At the end of this term, the EMU will stop food services and the Buzz, Union Market and the Fishbowl Cafe will be gone forever. Here are some things to add to your bucket list before it closes forever.

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

Podcast: Would you recommend "50 Shades of Grey" to your mother?

In this special episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Alexandra Wallachy, Andrea Harvey, and Bayley Sandy discuss the sadomasochistic hurricane of a romance film, 50 Shades of Grey. The podcast will be on iTunes soon, but for now you can download it from our SoundCloud page. Happy listening.   [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191040611″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” …

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Your complete guide to last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, everyone begins to frantically scramble to find that perfect gift that will awe the best friend, boyfriend or girlfriend. Here are some easy, last-minute gift ideas for all your Valentines, whoever they may be. For the Best Friend Movie night gift basket: Popcorn, chips, Skittles, M&M’s …

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Your guide to flying solo on Valentine's Day

So, you’re single and Valentine’s Day is in two days. Don’t act like you forgot. Don’t act like you aren’t just a little excited for the ultimate excuse to consume a whole box of chocolates and have a bottle of wine to yourself. You can binge on corny rom-coms in …

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Leveling the playing field: UO’s efforts to improve campus accessibility have room for improvement

A typical day for Sofia Webster involves lots of travel. The University of Oregon senior is the president of the AccessABILITY Student Union, a member of the multicultural center and lives off campus. However, Lyme disease has left her with extreme foot pain and fatigue, and consequently, she can’t be …

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