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10 Student Groups You Didn’t Know Existed

As a student, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of people on a large campus. It can also be hard to find a place where you fit in. Maybe you can’t afford Greek Life or don’t want to join one of the conventional groups or programs you’ve seen around. Here …

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Arts & CultureMusic

What will be 2016’s Song of the Summer?

Each year has its definitive Song of the Summer. It’s chiefly defined by two things: (a) its earwormy nature and (b) its ubiquity. 2014 was the summer of that “Wiggle” by Jason Derulo (feat. Snoop Dogg) was ubiquitous and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj was …

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Arts & CultureFood

Emerald Recommends the dining spots to have your parents take you

It’s nearly graduation season, which means that (a) time to start pretending you’re an adult, except for (b) those times when your folks come to town and you don’t have to foot the bill for dinner. Today, the Emerald recommends some of the best spots around town to have your …

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Emerald Recommends: the best Bob’s Burgers episodes

In honor of the 100th episode of Bob’s Burgers being aired tonight, the Emerald recommends the finest episodes from the Belchers’ six seasons. “Hamburger Dinner Theater” (season one, episode five)  The fifth-ever episode of Bob’s pulls no punches as it reaches absurd levels of gruesome black comedy. Linda recruits everyone …

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Preview: 16th annual OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Women’s Music Festival

After years of taking place in off-campus venues, the sixteenth annual OUT/LOUD queer and trans women’s music festival will return on  campus to help kick off this Friday at 7 p.m at the University of Oregon’s memorial quad. The all-ages event, hosted by the ASUO Women’s Center, offers performance art, …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

11 Times You Related to Linda Belcher on ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Out of all of the character’s on Bob’s Burgers, Linda Belcher is the one that often steals the show. While you may not want to admit to yourself right away that you are basically a spitting image of this quirky mom in the show, after reading this, you may reconsider. …

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JSMA to host fifth annual ‘Chalk It Up’ event

Bring yourself back to those sunny days you spent as a child outside, gripping a large hunk of bright blue chalk and scribbling on the ground, leaving no bit of sidewalk untouched by your free-flowing artistry. This Thursday you’ll get the chance to relive those childhood memories at the Fifth …

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Arts & CultureEventsSex & Relationships

Event preview: ‘Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video’

Imagine pulling up the list of the highest-grossing box office films of the week, or even the year, and seeing a title like Deep Throat in the top 20. Imagine that the first ever VHS tape your parents owned (and that was ever created) was of an adult film. This …

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Arts & CultureTheater

‘Stage Kiss’ pushes the boundaries of technical theater

One scene of the latest University Theatre play has over 25 technical cues in a matter of 120 seconds.

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Brown: Hollywood has an older-man problem

I was watching He’s Just Not That Into You, one of my favorite rom-coms, the other day. As I watched Bradley Cooper heatedly rip Scarlett Johansson’s dress straps off her shoulders and lay her down on his office desk, I found myself asking: Isn’t he a little old? After a quick …

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Start off spring cleaning in your closet

The first weeks of spring are finally upon us, and it’s a popular time for change. With the sun finally forcing its way through the winter clouds and new life popping up in flower beds all over campus, it just feels right to refresh and renew after being holed up …

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Arts & CultureEvents

Preview: All Sizes Fit art show at JSMA

Next term the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum of Art will host a new collection of sculptures, drawings, and abstract art illuminating the elegance of the human body in all its diverse forms. All Sizes Fit UO, “a positive body image campaign at the University of Oregon,” will put on its …

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Arts & CultureTheater

Preview: University theater’s production of ‘Scorched’ bound to stir audiences

The house lights fall, only to be replaced by brighter lights illuminating the stage. The bright colors of costumes bounce off huge video projection screens; a masked stage chorus sings as piercing live gunfire interrupts. Scorched is not your typical play. It is full of fantastical elements and serves as a …

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Five places to submit your creative work on campus

The University of Oregon is rife with students sharing their work – whether they’re publishing original comics, highlighting the best of students’ creative writing, checking out campus’s most fashionable people or listening to narrated tales on KWVA. Here are places you can submit the latest creative project you’ve been working …

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Preview: Women of Color Lyllye B. Parker Speaker Series features high-profile guests

On Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m., the Women’s Center will be hosting it’s annual Women of Color Lyllye B. Parker Speaker Series, featuring three of “the New Jersey 4”, a group of young gender-nonconforming and lesbian women who are famous for their part in a high-profile case where they …

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Arts & CultureEventsMusic

Recap: Grammy Awards 2016

Last night, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards show aired with a few exceptional performances, and a few disappointments. The event aired on CBS, and was made available over its All Access online live stream services before the flood of viewers to the website temporarily crashed its location services. This was …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

Review: ‘How to Be Single’ hilariously changes the game for Valentine’s Day weekend

Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, the movie “How To Be Single” hits theaters with a much needed dose of side-splitting humor and romance reality check, while making its mark as what is sure to become a new rom-com (though light on the “rom”) classic for people to watch …

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Arts & CultureHealthSex & Relationships

UO Health Center giving free “goodie bags” for a healthy Valentine’s Day

Starting today, the University Health Center will be providing students with Valentine’s Day “goodie bags” in an effort to promote sexual health and wellness. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, students can attend the tabling event at the EMU between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to build personal goodie …

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Preview: Opera ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ opens this weekend

The opera Orfeo ed Euridice put on by the School of Music and Dance will open its musical adaptation of the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice, directed by Dr. Karen Esquivel this weekend. The story of Orfeo ed Euridice is a whirlwind of tragedy, adventure and love. The story begins …

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UO grads curate first-ever Portland’s Young Filmmakers Showcase

Amateur filmmakers and seasoned professionals alike will come together for a night of short film screenings at the Portland’s Young Filmmaker Showcase, an event created by two University of Oregon graduates – Will Cuddy and Zach Feiner. The Feb. 25 showcase will include a screening of Cuddy and Feiner’s latest short film …

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Arts & CultureNightlife

“Companion” app: A safer way to walk home, and other resources

As students, crime and the overall safety on campus is a concern we’ve all faced. It’s hard not to when you wake up after a night out to an email alerting everyone of a crime report from a place you had been the night before. Because of this, it’s normal …

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Art on the body: Technical skills and artistic talent meet in UO costume design

The house lights fall over the audience as the show is about to begin. The stage lights up and the crowd claps excitedly as the first actor walks out, dressed head-to-toe in grand Renaissance garb, transporting everyone back in time, and setting up the entire show for what’s to come. When …

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Arts & CultureFashion

10 DIY ideas to hype you up for football season

With the summer winding down and fall term right around the corner, it’s easy to feel stuck in a rut between the two seasons. You’ve exhausted all of your crafty project ideas for “Summer 2k15,” and it still feels too early to move on to decorating your apartment with autumn leaves and …

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Wknd Calendar: Eugene and Springfield’s LGBTQA community to gather for annual Pride Day

Put together music, face painting and emceeing drag queens. What do all of these things have in common? They are just a few of the things you will find at the Annual Eugene Pride Festival. This popular event will be back to celebrate community pride August 8 at Alton Baker …

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Wknd Calendar: The 9th annual Whiteaker Block Party celebrates Eugene’s vibrant neighborhood

This Saturday, August 1, Eugene’s G-Spot can be found on the corner of Third Avenue and Van Buren Street. The G-Spot Stage that is — one of 11 different stages that will fill the streets of the Whiteaker neighborhood with live music and dancing at the ninth annual Whiteaker Block Party. Starting at …

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Wknd Calendar: Burrito Brigade hosts a variety show for charity, free concerts galore

While most Eugenians’ summer plans include more exercise, reading or outdoor adventures, the volunteers at the local nonprofit organization Burrito Brigade are up to something little different: Each week, they make and distribute about 500 vegan burritos to members of the community facing hunger and homelessness. In an effort to raise the money needed …

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