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In historic unopposed election, Amy Schenk is elected 2017-18 ASUO president

On Thursday evening, Amy Schenk was elected to serve as 2017-18 ASUO president, with her unopposed campaign members winning all positions on the student government’s senate and executive, excluding one position because of a ballot error. “I cannot be thankful enough for the amount of support I got from students, …

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UO student dies in Hamilton Hall on Saturday

A freshman University of Oregon student died in her dorm room in Hamilton Hall on Saturday evening. She was 18 years old, according to UOPD. The Lane County Medical Examiner has not yet determined a cause of death. The student lived in the Spiller wing of Hamilton. Her death is …

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Why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ $41,500 UO speech ended early

Ta-Nehisi Coates, renowned author and public speaker, left the stage at Matthew Knight Arena on Feb. 3 about 35 minutes before his contract with the University of Oregon suggested he would. Coates, who began speaking to a crowd of 5,548 people at 6 p.m., was scheduled to speak until 7:15. …

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Announcements

Letter from the editor: Why we capitalize the letter B in the word Black

Readers, Over the last few months, the word “Black” appeared more frequently in our news coverage than I can ever remember. In part, this is due to a concentrated effort by this year’s staff to better represent the full voice of our community. But it can also be attributed to …

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Arts & CultureCover StoryMusic

Still Spinning: House of Records celebrates 45 years of music

A standard vinyl single spins at 45 revolutions per minute on a turntable. As the needle hits the groove and, with each revolution, makes its way around the disc, listeners are treated to the weathered sounds of music as history — every scratch, bend and pop. In the 45 years …

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CrimeFootballNewsSports

Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown accused of three acts of violence since October 2014

Oregon senior tight end Pharaoh Brown has been accused of three acts of violence off the field since October 2014, an investigation by the Emerald has revealed. Brown is one of the most well-known figures on the Ducks football team and University of Oregon campus. A redshirt senior and NFL …

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News

Three people on campus in blackface video not UO students

The three people dressed in blackface on campus in a video tweeted Wednesday night are not UO students, according to Andy Dey, principal at South Eugene High School. One of the people in the video attends South Eugene. The other two do not, and have no affiliation with the university, based upon Dey’s …

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CityCover StoryNewsPolitics

Torn by the Vote: University of Oregon campus reacts to election of Donald Trump

In the 24 hours following Donald Trump’s electoral sweep, the University of Oregon erupted with protest as restless students voiced frustration and disillusionment — and then a determination to heal. After taking to Eugene’s streets with chants and tears on Tuesday night, students stood in solidarity by midday Wednesday, ready …

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CityNewsPolitics

Hundreds of UO students protest election of Donald Trump near EMU, down 13th Avenue

Hundreds of University of Oregon students gathered on campus just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night to protest the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The group, which at its height was estimated to be more than 600, marched from the EMU, down 13th Avenue and neared downtown Eugene …

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AdministrationNews

UO proposes speech and protest policy in wake of campus demonstrations

The Office of General Counsel for the University of Oregon is circulating a six-page proposal for a Time, Place and Manner Rules for Campus Speech and Protest Activities policy. UO President Michael Schill announced the reasoning behind the policy on Friday. The proposal, given to the Emerald by UO Vice …

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AcademicsNews

UO receives $500 million donation from Knight family for three-building research campus

University of Oregon alumnus and Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny Knight are donating a $500 million “lead gift” to create a three-building, 70,000 square foot campus: the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. According to a UO release, the donation is the “largest ever for a …

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FootballNewsSports

Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot under investigation for criminal offense, Prevot suspended

Update at 6:48 p.m.: Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of the university and Department of Athletics codes of conduct, head coach Mark Helfrich said. His status as a student-athlete will be further evaluated. Oregon senior linebacker Torrodney Prevot, a key player for the Ducks …

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Cover StoryNewsProfile

Cultural Crossroads: Meghan Siġvanna Topkok is unearthing her roots

Meghan Siġvanna Topkok grew up with half an identity. On her mother’s side, Meghan is a white Oregonian. But on her father’s side, Meghan is Native Alaskan. Although John Topkok spent some of his youth in Ambler, Alaska, and his mother was Iñupiat (ee-NYOOP-ee-at), he was raised at a time when Native …

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Law SchoolNewsProfileSpecial Sections

Law School Edition: Brothers in Law

Identical twins, actually. Ben and David Eder are two of the four recipients set to receive the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The award recognizes great achievements in a law career within 10 years of graduation. The award ceremony will take place at the alumni reunion dinner on Sept. 25 …

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AdministrationNews

SEIU 503 comes to a compromise

According to an article by the Statesman Journal, a vote by the Service Employees International Union Local 503 approved a new contract on Aug. 17. The agreement was approved by 95 percent of the voting SEIU representatives. The new contract includes dropping the mandatory paycheck contribution to the Public Employee Retirement System. This …

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BaseballMultimediaPhoto

Photo recap: The Eugene Emeralds honor Civic Stadium through jerseys

The Eugene Emeralds honored Civic Stadium, which burned in a massive fire on Monday Night, during Tuesday’s game against the Tri-City Dust Devils by wearing jerseys from every decade that the Ems played at Civic. While none of these players had the opportunity to play at Civic, the loss was felt throughout …

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MultimediaPhotoSportsTrack & Field

Photo recap: day four of the USATF championships

Hayward Field hosted the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 25-28 2015. Alysia Montano, Brenda Martinez and Ajee’ Wilson took first, second and third in the women’s 800 meter finals.

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MultimediaPhotoSportsTrack & Field

Photos: Day Three of USATF Championships

Hayward Field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 25-28 2015.  

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Arts & CultureMusic

Fresh sounds at the Eugene Saturday Market

A passerby is bound to hear a different breed of music on 8th Avenue and Oak Street in Eugene. The city’s Saturday Market hosts a myriad of vendors peddling a wide range of items. But the market is also host to a cultural platter of music. The curbs are stages …

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ColumnsOpinion

Green: Summer’s back, with a vengeance

Running a lemonade stand with my buds, playing soccer in the warm air, running around the backyard in oversized army surplus gear, imagining danger all around me — my favorite memories always happened during summer. I looked forward to that three month stretch of freedom from the first day of …

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Grad GuideSpecial Sections

Grad Guide 2015: The great gift

Most of us start college with no idea what we’d like to spend our time doing once we get out. Many of us leave under the same train of thought. You can take as many Scandinavian film and juggling classes as you want, but they all end up falling in …

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ColumnsOpinion

Green: Bros Before Hoes

The idea behind the iconic phrase “bros before hoes.” When you remove the gender bias, the phrase is still a legendary and important line to live by.

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Cover Story

Walking in Two Worlds

Behind the law library and the Global Scholars Hall at the southeast corner of campus, surrounded by standard university buildings, is a wooden sanctuary of culture. The wooden structure with a grassy rooftop looks out of place amidst the modern buildings. Inside, the architectural magnificence rivals the most beautiful buildings …

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ColumnsOpinion

Green: Across the Pond

Most wouldn’t hold on to the nickname Frog by their own choice. David Miller did. And he has kept it for about 40 years. “I still use it because ‘Recycled Jokes by Frog’ sounds a lot better than ‘Recycled Jokes by David Miller’,” he said. Miller, 67, came to Eugene …

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Columns

Green: Doug Hale provides a helping hand to those in need

Everyone can use help from time to time and Doug Hale is here to help. Every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. on 19th Avenue between Emerald Street and Onyx Street you can come and receive free food from the Student Food Pantry.

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ColumnsOpinionTheater

Green: Meghan Siġvanna Topkok reconnects with her roots through UO theater production

Meghan Siġvanna Topkok, environmental law student, finds a way to connect with her roots by participating in a UO theater production of SILA.

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ColumnsOpinion

Green: Groceries by day, funk by night

There are a lot of things we don’t know — or bother to find out — about the people we bump into every day. They become background characters in our lives, undeveloped extras. But imagine the things you’d discover if you sat them down for a conversation. Maybe your mechanic is …

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Cover StoryProfile

Small Victories, Big Man: Robert James-Alexander Hamilton and One Bad Dawg

A girl steps up to the hotdog stand on the northeast corner of Kincaid Street and 13th Avenue, and asks if she can pay with a debit card. Robert James-Alexander Hamilton pulls out a hotdog and with a big smile explains that he doesn’t take cards, but she can just …

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ColumnsOpinion

Green: The deserted island conundrum

It’s the age-old question: You’re stranded on a deserted island, so what (or whom) do you take with you?

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ColumnsOpinion

Green: Safety first, protect your head

Safety is a top priority. Prepare for the unexpected by wearing a helmet when riding a bike.

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