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School of Music and Dance professor prepares for sonata performance

For the majority of undergrad students, the academic school year  flows in installments. It is laid out in a constructed fashion, with midterms and finals each and every term. But for students of the piano studio of Professor Alexandre Dossin, they are preparing for an exam of sorts, and have …

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Top news from around the world on Nov. 27

Egypt protests continue President Mohammed Morsy’s recent decrees granting him absolute power have continued to garner disapproval from Egypt’s populous, according to CNN.com. Cairo’s Tahrir Square flooded with roughly 200,000 protesters on Tuesday chanting phrases such as “leave, leave” and “the people want to bring down the regime.” The protests are …

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Social host ordinance hearing brings UO students in droves to Eugene council

The Eugene City Council hearing at the Lane County Courthouse had an especially collegiate feel Monday night. Nearly 100 University of Oregon students attended the meeting to voice their concerns about the controversial social host ordinance that cracks down on unruly, alcohol-fueled parties Students who were unable to enter due …

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Social media: Students react to rain storm

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Student veteran Jason Chambers reflects on military career

Military service runs in the family for 30-year-old University of Oregon post-graduate student Jason Chambers. Enlisting in the Air Force followed the paths of both his father and grandfather. For Chambers, carrying on the family legacy had little to do with his decision to enlist. Citing economic reasons, he saw …

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Top news from around the world on Nov. 13

Arizona man run over by wife for not voting Following the re-election of President Barack Obama, 28-year-old Holly Solomon was arrested after she pinned her husband, Daniel Solomon, 36, underneath her vehicle, according to NBC News. Daniel Solomon said his wife became angry over his “lack of voter participation” and …

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Admission deadlines for UO pushed back due to Hurricane Sandy

While current living conditions of those on the East Coast were severely altered and damaged, the futures of young adults residing in those areas were threatened as well.

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Top news from around Eugene on Nov. 6

Springfield could win $5 million award The City of Springfield has been selected as one of 20 finalists in an annual contest funded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to The Register-Guard. The contest, known as the Mayors Challenge, rewards cities’ ideas for innovative plans that solve major …

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Top news around Oregon on Nov. 5

Madras traffic stop turns into drug bust Oregon State Police stopped a pickup truck on Highway 97 for speeding Sunday afternoon, only to discover 56 lbs of marijuana in the driver’s possession, according to KPTV. The California native, John Stonebarger, 54, was charged with unlawful possession, distribution and manufacture of a controlled …

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Top news from around Eugene on Nov. 1

Eugene man must pay $1.5 million for asbestos violation Daniel Desler, 68, has been ordered to repay the Environmental Protection Agency $1.5 million — the cost the agency accrued for cleaning up his poor building demolition, which failed to integrate safeguards to keep asbestos particles out of the air. His …

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Top news: Local stories from around Eugene on Oct. 30

Crime rises in Eugene, FBI report says A report containing 2011 crime statistics showed that crime in Eugene rose 12 percent from 2010, according to The Register-Guard. While vehicle thefts were down in 2011, a higher number of reported burglaries and larcenies contributed to the overall increase in property crimes. …

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Top 5: News around Oregon on Oct. 29

Southern Oregon man sentenced 10 years on drug charges Grants Pass resident Jason Nelson, 37, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted on felony drug and weapons charges, according to The Oregonian. Nelson was a registered medical marijuana grower in the state of Oregon, but an investigation …

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of conservative OSU student newspaper

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the Oregon State Student Alliance after a case which involved the Oregon State University administration kicking the Liberty, a conservative student newspaper, off campus during winter term of 2008-09, according to The Foundation for Individual Rights …

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Top news stories from around Eugene on Oct. 25

Today’s weather: High — 54, partly sunny; Low — 40 Cirque du [email protected]@[email protected]@ readies Matthew Knight Arena Crews from Matthew Knight Arena and the ever popular Cirque du Soleil have spent the week preparing the arena for this weekend’s performances, according to KEZI. Shows begin Thursday and will run through Sunday. …

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Great blue heron artist reveals meaning behind 16-foot statue

Turner, a UO graduate with a fine arts and sociology degree, hopes the artwork will draw appreciation from a broader base of people than just art enthusiasts.

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Top news: National stories on Oct. 23

$100 million donated to Central Park John A. Paulson, a billionaire hedge fund manager and president of Paulson & Co., donated $100 million to Central Park in New York City, according to ABC News. The gift is reportedly the largest sum ever donated to a public park. U.S. could become …

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Eugene City Council passes ban on plastic bags Monday night

The Eugene City Council passed an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags Monday night at Eugene Public Library. In their temporary council chambers, members passed the motion with a vote of 6-2, with councilors Mike Clark and George Poling opposing. Local grocery stores will charge  a minimum of five cents per …

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Health Center urges students to receive flu shots

With colder, more wintry conditions developing in Eugene, flu season is on the rise. The University Health Center is encouraging the campus community to receive flu shots to help prevent the spread of the troublesome virus. “We take the flu very seriously here. We recommend all students to get immunized …

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Average UO student debt at $22,726, new report shows

The Project of Student Debt has announced that the average student debt for a 2011 college graduate has reached $26,000. The University of Oregon’s 2011 average is lower than the national, at $22,726. In 2010, the UO’s average was $20,928. Fifty-three percent of the UO’s 2011 graduates graduated with some sort of …

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Top news stories from around Eugene on Oct. 16

Interim City Council member desired The Eugene City Council is searching for a candidate to represent the West Eugene area, or Ward 6, according to The Register Guard. Previous Ward 6 council member Pat Farr is expected to be elected as a Lane County Commissioner when general elections take place …

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Updated: University Athletic Director Rob Mullens releases annual statement about NCAA rules

University Athletic Director Rob Mullens sent this press release to the University community this morning regarding NCAA rules and regulations for prospective and current student athletes. Dear Duck Fan: The University of Oregon is committed to continuing to reach the highest levels of success, both academically and athletically. As an …

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The Duck, Sparky trade blows via YouTube

In anticipation for the Thursday evening match-up between the Oregon Ducks and Arizona State Sun Devils, the two schools have ignited a YouTube war of sorts, with hashtags such as “#Sparkywho?” and “#BlackoutTheDuck” flooding social media sites. Arizona State used the Duck’s claim to fuel an anti-Duck campaign to create hype before …

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EA Sports' Soccer and Speed Tour coming to Eugene

Video game mogul Electronic Arts will be stopping in Eugene as a part of its national Soccer and Speed tour, according to an EA press release. This Saturday, the company will have a tour bus stopped outside Taylor’s Bar and Grill to present two of its recent video games: FIFA …

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Social media: Students react to wet weather via Twitter

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Think pink: Eugene's Race For The Cure to take place Sunday

Eugene’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will take place Oct. 21 and will start at Autzen Stadium, according to Race for the Cure’s website. The first of four races will begin at 8:30 a.m. Courses run near Autzen, from the riverside paths around Alton Baker Park and along …

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Top news from around Eugene on Oct. 11

“Hammer Time” stop sign a concern for city of Eugene A stop sign on the corner of Broadway Street and Olive Street has been tagged with the popular line “Hammer Time” underneath the “STOP,” according to KEZI. While funny to most, the alteration is a case of vandalism and is …

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One person dead in North Eugene fire

Crews responded to a fire at the 1200 block of River Road around 2 p.m. Tuesday., which left one person dead, according to KMTR. Officials will investigate the scene.

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TrackTown12 honored for sustainability during Olympic Trials

The Council for Responsible Sport has awarded TrackTown12 with a Gold Certification following its sustainability efforts at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field, according to KEZI. TrackTown12 was responsible for organizing the Trials, which sent 126 track athletes to London to represent the United States in …

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Top news from around Eugene on Oct. 9

Mayor Kitty Piercy, City Council extend Eugene Exclusion Zone KMTR has reported that Mayor Piercy was the deciding vote Monday night after a council session regarding the Eugene Exclusion Zone — an area in downtown Eugene. Currently, the Exclusion Zone rules that those who have serious crimes such as violence, …

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Top 5: News from around Oregon on Oct. 8

Former Sandy High School student sues over sexual abuse The Oregon Trail School District is facing a $675,000 law suit after a former teacher and volunteer basketball coach sexually abused a 16-year-old player in Feburary 2011, according to The Oregonian. Stephanie Morgan Bryon, then 21, pleaded guilty to furnishing alcohol …

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