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A ridesharing service for college students says it’s coming to UO

Tip Whip, a ridesharing service that caters to college students, plans to begin operating at the University of Oregon by the time fall classes start on Sept. 24. Unlike other ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber, Tip Whip is intended to only be used by college students. To begin …

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[Updated] Lyft to launch services in Eugene today

Update at 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5: Lyft announced that it will be launching services in Eugene today at 10 a.m., according to a press release from the ridesharing company. The press release stated that Lyft partnered with the University of Oregon athletics department and Oregon IMG Sports Marketing to …

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‘Sober Thoughts’ – local stand up comedians find humor in staying sober; this Friday at The Drake Bar

At the age of 22, comedian and Eugene native Max Brockmann began performing stand up comedy as a way to overcome social anxiety and depression. He was also dealing with an ongoing struggle with substance abuse problems, which continued for several years before he made a commitment to change and …

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How to limit exposure to wildfire smoke this summer

With wildfires now burning throughout much of southern Oregon and the western U.S., the threat of smoke-filled air will be looming over Lane County in the days and weeks to come. Smoke-filled air poses a health threat due to the fine particulate matter it contains, which according to the Environmental …

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Nerd Art Night returns to Game Pub in downtown Eugene this Friday

Game Pub in downtown Eugene will once again be hosting Nerd Art Night this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Nerd Art Night, which Game Pub hosts once every two months, features pop culture artwork and jewelry made by local artists and is part of Eugene’s monthly First Friday …

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STIs are on the rise in Lane County, so how can locals stay safe?

Over the past decade, the prevalence of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhea, chlamydia and early syphilis has increased sharply in Oregon and Lane County, and all three infections can lead to serious health consequences if left untreated. The Emerald reached out to Lane County Health and Human Services (LCHHS) to learn …

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Expanded alcohol sales coming to Autzen; UO announces game day changes for 2018 season

The University of Oregon announced on Thursday that they will be making a number of policy changes to improve experiences for fans at Autzen Stadium during the 2018 football season, including expanding the sale of alcohol to more venues. The changes include in-stadium beer and wine sales expanding to general …

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici meets with UO faculty to discuss safety in high schools

U.S. House of Representatives member and University of Oregon alumna Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st District, met with eight professors and researchers in the College of Education last Friday afternoon for a roundtable discussion. The discussion focused on research being done by UO faculty to improve safety in high schools. The …

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What the Trump administration’s affirmative action changes mean for UO

On July 3, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would rescind legal guidelines for universities that use race as a factor in their student admissions process, and instead will begin promoting race-neutral admission policies. The guidelines, which were first published by the Obama administration in 2011, provided recommendations for …

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TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna resigns

Editor’s note: This article was updated on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to clarify Lananna’s comments on the track community.  Vin Lananna announced on Tuesday that he is resigning from his position as President of TrackTown USA, the local organizing committee that hosts events such as the U.S. Olympic Trials and …

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Summer at UO means big changes for campus dining halls and their staff

For dining halls at the University of Oregon, the end of spring term signals the disappearance of waves of thousands of hungry students and their stockpiles of meal points. Most of these students will move on to different places for the summer — places without the Cheesy Grillers and Whammies …

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Soccer fans gather in EMU to watch World Cup; other local establishments to host the final match

One of the world’s most popular sporting events is reaching its climax, as the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament now enters its final week. The tournament began on June 14, with the host nation, Russia, defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in a match at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Since then, the …

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Eugene’s new Chief of Police will make community outreach a priority

Eugene’ Chief of Police Chris Skinner met with members of the public at Killer Burger in downtown Eugene on Friday afternoon. The event, which was referred to as a “Meat and Greet,” provided an opportunity for the public to converse with Skinner as well as numerous other members of the …

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