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‘What is Paganism?’: Pagan Pride Day gives visibility to religious beliefs in Eugene

The Pagan community in Eugene includes a particularly spiritual individual named “Elan” who said there are a lot of people who have a lot of strange ideas about what being a Pagan is. “There’s a lot of Pagans in Eugene. Whether you could call it a community or not, I …

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Students celebrate Holi with lots of color

Around 60-70 students attended the Holi festival at the Memorial Quad at 6 p.m. Friday. Holi is a Hindu Holiday celebrating the arrival of spring. The event was hosted by UO student group Students of the Indian Subcontinent. Students threw colored cornstarch powder on each other and into the air. …

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Practicing the sport of medieval combat: Belegarth club at UO

Swinging swords, firing arrows and wielding shields on a battlefield may seem like activities only seen in movies, but University of Oregon’s Belegarth club has been practicing medieval combat for nearly a decade. Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a worldwide organization. There are different smaller regional clubs, called realms, all …

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Foam Wonderland attendees still waiting for refund after headliner doesn’t show

Thousands attended Foam Wonderland at the Cuthbert Amphitheater on Saturday, an annual rave known for DJs, dancing and lots of foam sprayed on the audience; goggles are suggested. However, one of the biggest headliners, Borgore, couldn’t show up due to a canceled flight, and many of the concert-goers are still waiting …

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Shasta 2017: a clean(er) Shasta Weekend

University of Oregon students remember the infamous purple cooler from last year’s Shasta Weekend emblazoned with the phrase, “Do You Wanna Do Some Blow Man?” and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity letters. The image was just an example of the mess created by University of Oregon students on Slaughterhouse Island …

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SOJC’s 2017 Portland Senior Experience cancelled due to budget cuts

As part of ongoing budget cuts, the University of Oregon has cancelled the journalism school’s Portland Senior Experience internship program for this fall. The program will be back in spring 2018, according to Pat Curtin, associate dean for undergraduate affairs. The Portland Senior Experience, or PDXSX, is offered to students …

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300 high school students march with MEChA for the annual Raza Unida Youth Conference

Around 300 high school students marched through University of Oregon campus as part of the annual Raza Unida Youth Conference. They chanted phrases like, “El pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido,” (the town united will never be divided) and “Migration is beautiful.” The conference is an all-day event organized by MEChA …

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UO students plan ‘die-in’ Friday to protest war in Syria

On Friday afternoon, student protesters will lie down, imitating dead bodies, in the street on the corner of University Street and 13th Avenue to protest the war in Syria. The protesters, beginning at 2:30 p.m., will attempt to disrupt the foot traffic that is usually dense in that area. This …

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Former student convicted of coercion following incident at campus-area party

Former UO student Daniel James Ennis, 20, plead guilty to coercion on Monday, court records show. He was sentenced to five years probation and 60 days in jail, which he is eligible to serve through an alternative program. Ennis was accused of forcing a woman to engage in contact with …

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Socialist student group continues Bernie Sanders’ ideals on campus

In politics, change starts from the bottom, according to the University of Oregon Young Democratic Socialists, or UOYDS. “Charlie Chaplin was a socialist; Albert Einstein was a socialist; Helen Keller was a socialist; Tupac Shakur was a socialist,” said Max Hoots, political education coordinator of UOYDS. “We have been purposefully …

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A Quiet Win: (Mis)understanding student government

When ASUO elections began last week, the only campaign running had still not released its specific goals. When elections ended, 24 hours earlier than previous years, less than 4 percent of the student body had voted on the executive ballot. In last year’s election, in which three slates vied for …

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Man arrested outside Campbell Club on marijuana DUI suspicion

Eugene Police arrested a man in the alley next to the Campbell Club today around 3 p.m. At least three cop cars surrounded the building. According to EPD, an arrest took place after police cars followed a driver who failed to yield to police and exited the vehicle with a knife on his belt. …

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OSPIRG ballot measure gives power to students

Correction: The Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee has seven members, not five as stated before. OSPIRG, a student rights group, has a measure on the annual ASUO elections ballot that University of Oregon students can vote on this week. The measure gives students a chance to decide for themselves whether to fund …

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ASUO Podcast: External VP candidate Vickie Gimm

On this episode of the Daily Emerald’s ASUO Podcast, ASUO reporter Frankie Benitez speaks with external VP candidate Vickie Gimm about this year’s unusual election, her goals for next year and the role of external VP. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Unprecedented: Getting to Know UO For You

ASUO has an annual budget of approximately $16 million and only one slate is in the running to take control of these funds next year. On Tuesday, the Emerald hosted a town hall meeting with Presidential Candidate Amy Schenk and Internal Vice Presidential Candidate Tess Mor from the UO For …

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Running unopposed: one ballot, one candidate

Imagine a U.S. presidential election with only one presidential candidate and one party running. That is what this year’s ASUO elections are going to look like. Only one slate — ASUO’s version of a political party — is running in this election. Students can either vote for Amy Schenk and …

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ASUO Senate grants $85K from surplus in senate meeting

Today was the last ASUO senate meeting before spring break and the end of winter term. Eleven organizations requested money, with eight transfer requests and five funds requests from surplus. Senate passed all requests during the over two-hour meeting. $85,175 was granted from surplus in total. The Black Student Union requested …

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Lane County changes minimum age to buy tobacco

If you’re under 21 in Lane County, starting next month, you won’t be able to buy tobacco or tobacco-related products. Lane County commissioners raised the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 on Tuesday. They passed the ordinance 3-2, intending for the new minimum age to stop some …

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ASUO Senate elects Lauren Young as president

Last week, ASUO Senate said goodbye to its president Max Burns. This week, it welcomed newly elected Senate President Lauren Young. Young, the former ASUO Senate treasurer, was voted into office by the senate on Wednesday night after she edged out the only other candidate, Vasilisa Smith. Burns personally recommended …

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Why ASUO denied Club Sports’ $50,000 request

Last week, around 120 student athletes from Club Sports crowded an ASUO Senate meeting to express frustration over its decision not to overturn the veto by ASUO President Quinn Haaga on a $50,000 funding request for athletes’ national competitions. According to Haaga, Club Sports has been in the habit of …

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120 Club Sports athletes flood ASUO Senate meeting

One hundred and twenty club sport athletes, facing a denial of a request for $50,000 from ASUO, flooded a student government meeting on Wednesday night, lining the room shoulder-to-shoulder to voice opposition. After hours of emotional testimony, ASUO remained undecided in granting the money. The money would be used to fund …

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Trump administration threatens transgender student rights in press release

The Trump administration will take steps to limit transgender student’s rights, according to a statement by his press secretary, Sean Spicer, in a press release today. The rights include protection from discrimination based on gender identity, including the right to use the bathroom corresponding to one’s gender identity. Oregon Senator …

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