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Happy Mother’s Day from NASU: The Native American Student Union’s annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow

Hundreds of people flooded Mac Court for two days of singing, dancing and community building at the 49th annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow, hosted by the University of Oregon Native American Student Union. The event welcomed Native Americans and non-Natives alike, allowing everyone to take part in Native American culture. …

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Suspect still at large following motorcycle chase and hours long search

Following a high-speed motorcycle chase through Eugene Wednesday evening, a suspect in a possible assault is still on the loose. Four different law enforcement agencies chased a man on a motorcycle throughout Eugene, passing by campus on Hilyard Street. Eugene Police, Oregon State Police and the Lane County Sherrif’s Office …

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Updated: Police chase motorcyclist through Eugene

Update 11:49 p.m: Law enforcment officers have left the area; say that the operation is done. Lieutenant Jennifer Bills with the Lane County Sheriffs Office could not immediately confirm if an arrest was made. Update 11:39 p.m: Law enforcement officers are in a standoff with the suspect in South Eugene, …

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E1 Multimedia Story: Protecting the Water

When the Native Americans from Standing Rock Sioux Reservation called for support, tens of thousands answered by standing on the front lines or donating materials. Much of this help comes from the Pacific Northwest, Eugene and even the University of Oregon. When an Emerald reporter arrived at camp, he found …

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Q&A: David Archambault II, chairman of Standing Rock Reservation

With the protest at Standing Rock entering its eighth month of resistance, a lot can be said about the resolve of the water protectors and their mission. They have gained international media attention, defied corporate interests and are now weathering a harsh winter. With the support of outsiders and each …

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Standing Rock weighs heavily on Eugene participants

On Oct. 10, the City of Eugene will recognize Indigenous People’s Day for the first time. This comes on the heels of the city council’s declaration of support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.    A month ago and over a thousand miles away, …

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Reclaiming Pride: After Orlando, pride means something different in Eugene

  After the mass shooting earlier this summer in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 injured, Bill Sullivan had “flashbacks.” Sullivan, a Eugene resident, and LGBTQ activist, said he recalled when a New Orleans bar called the UpStairs Lounge was attacked by an arsonist in a …

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Photos: UO students and faculty march for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

UO’s Black Student Union, Black Women of Achievement, and allies of the Black Lives Matter movement marched from the EMU amphitheater to 13th and Agate Street on Friday, July 8 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The two African-American men suffered fatal gunshot injuries from police, causing …

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UO Student Arrested on Child Porn Charges

University of Oregon student Aryavong Khounlavouth was arrested on charges of first-degree felony encouraging child sexual abuse. Khounlavouth was arrested at his home in Springfield on Tuesday, June 14, following an investigation dating back to 2014 by Royal Canadian Mounted Police and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. According to The Register-Guard, …

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Black student groups push for a more inclusive campus

University of Oregon’s population of black students hovers around 2 percent. It’s been that way since 1986. Black students are not seeing other black students around campus, and many are left feeling like outsiders in classrooms and corridors of UO. Black student groups are fighting to change this. Arthur Dickson, …

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More than a weekend: Shasta represents larger problems within UO fraternities

One provocative purple cooler, 30 yards of trash and over 72,000 Facebook shares later, the University of Oregon is under scrutiny for the behavior of some of its students at Shasta Lake. Photos, posted by Facebook user Jennifer Vick Cox, got Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity suspended by its national headquarters. …

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UOPD Search for New Chief Begins

Finding a permanent solution to the leadership vacancy at the University of Oregon Police Department is finally out of the beta stage. According to Andre Le Duc, assistant vice president of UO’s Risk Management, search committee members tasked with screening UO’s newest police chief candidates met for the first time …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to remove curtains covering transgender art exhibit

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has reversed its position and will remove curtains on the art exhibition “Relationship.” The museum’s decision comes just as Zackary Drucker, the  “Relationship” co-creator, visits campus for a lecture. Since the installation of drapes at the exhibit on April 22, conversations about their purpose …

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Creators of the art exhibit “Relationship” offer thoughts on black curtains

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are concerned about the decision to install black curtains at the entry to their exhibition “Relationship” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The curtains were installed two days after the exhibit opened. Some volunteers of a children’s program at the museum had concerns as well. Museum …

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New JSMA exhibit covered by black curtains after being displayed for two days

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst’s  art exhibit, “Relationship”, was on display for two days before museum officials at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art dawned black curtains covering both entry points to the exhibit located in the gallery room. Citing controversial content, volunteers from a children’s program at the museum …

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