HousingNews

Use of Monsanto’s Roundup at UO’s Spencer View comes to a halt

Roundup had regularly been used as a weed killer at the Spencer View apartment complex, managed by the University of Oregon, until residents spoke up.

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Opinion

Bowers: Important gun control legislation unfortunately impeded by the Second Amendment

In the past couple of weeks, there have been numerous stories in the news about the shift in public opinion on gun control. These current stories seem largely to do with the recent mass shooting in Colorado, followed by Presidential and Congressional candidates making no hard stance on this issue.

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OlympicsSportsTrack & FieldUncategorized

Heat sheet for June 30 of the Olympic Trials

Men’s 20,000-Meter Race Walk (Final) 7:30AM 1 Joshua Wiseman    Miami Valley TC 2 Tyler Sorensen    Unattached 3 Benjamin Shorey Sr        Shore A C 4 Trevor Barron    N Y A C 5 Patrick Stroupe    Unattached 6 Tim Seaman    N Y A C 7 Richard Luettchau II    Shore A C 8 …

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Opinion

Bowers: U.S. government needs to get involved with personal privacy

Since Facebook has been in existence, its users have certainly shared in the experience of how the social media giant has set and changed policy in such a way as to violate users’ privacy — over and over. And, as expected, the company had reacted to “public” outcry, adjusting its privacy policies and practices to retain its users.

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Opinion

Bowers: Advertising has gotten out of hand in America

Like I said at the beginning of winter term, I am not against advertising. I see its value, but on a tangential note, I think it has gotten out of hand in America. It’s too much.

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Opinion

Bowers: Oregon should work to discourage illegal immigration

But, I think it is uncanny how illegal immigrants who do come here complain about the working conditions they subject themselves to, are irate they are denied the same rights and privileges of U.S. and Oregon citizens — including, for example, in-state tuition.

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Opinion

Bowers: University should work toward banning guns

I think the 2nd Amendment is far outdated and no longer needed. I guess you could say that we still live in uncivilized times, so to speak, if having constitutional protection to own a gun is still valid. I mean, we couldn’t be living in a civilized society in America with this amendment, could we?

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Opinion

Bowers: The customer is not always right

According to a corporation, the customer is always right because maximizing profits for its shareholders is the goal, regardless of whether you believe the customer is wrong.

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Opinion

Bowers: Eugene Pioneer Cemetery needs more of University’s attention

Lighting up the paths and putting up fences to protect the graves seems a simple solution on a multitude of levels.

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Opinion

Bowers: Online presence may come back to haunt you

As I watch my friends post their life on Facebook and elsewhere — for example, statements about a class they’re taking or photos of drunken soirees — I wonder if they realize how that information could be used to their detriment at some point.

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Opinion

Bowers: Potential for grocery store liquor sales is a troubling proposal

Saying “Drink responsibly” is not the same as having a system in laws in place that make that so.

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Opinion

Bowers: With no rule in place, Taylor situation a sticky problem

Before the story came out in the Emerald about ASUO VP Katie Taylor and ex-OSPIRG Chair Charles Denson, there was quite a bit of discussion in the newsroom about whether to run with this story or not. I went through a lot of mental wrangling before I reached the conclusion that I am happy that it did run.

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Opinion

Bowers: What if University athletics was entirely self-sufficient?

What if in reality the University’s athletic department was self-sufficient? I mean, we hear it all the time that they are, but the numbers and facts just don’t add up. But aside from that, what if it became a reality?

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Opinion

Bowers: Eliminate online protection for libel

If taken out of the hands of the Emerald and placed independently online by me, what I write in this weekly column would be exactly that: a blog. Were I to take what I wrote in my blog and printed it for simple distribution by me, it would perhaps become labelled a pamphlet and fall within Oregon’s medium of communication definition. As such, I would then be protected by the state’s shield law.

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Opinion

Bowers: Advertising, public relations need to leave the School of Journalism and Communication

It is rather ironic that advertising and public relations are being taught in the University’s School of Journalism and Communication. It’s almost as if we are feeding the beast while it remains part of the “communication” branch of the school.

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