AcademicsNews

UO’s undergraduate legal studies program has successful first year

Approximately 40 of this year’s graduating seniors will be receiving the legal studies minor, a program offered through the University of Oregon Law School for the first time this year. Although the minor itself is new, undergraduate law course offerings are not. According to Noah Glusman, the program’s manager, the …

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Marks: Farewell, University of Oregon

Dear University of Oregon, From the time I first started taking classes here as a senior in high school to my college graduation three years later, my life has changed dramatically. I dropped out of another school, transferred here, founded and let fade away an a cappella group, joined a …

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Marks: The false narrative of the conservative minority

The narrative of the minority conservative has plagued the news lately. A recent article published by The Hill claims that reality TV star Roseanne Barr is bringing conservative women “out of the closet,” a phrase reserved for queer or trans people. Conservatives are considered “minorities” on many U.S. college campuses. …

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What to expect from ASUO 2018-2019

Ducks Together won the 2018 ASUO elections by a landslide last week. Students have learned about each campaign’s ambitions and goals throughout the election process, but now that we know who will be taking over, what should we expect? Ducks Together’s slate focused its campaign on “taking back student power” …

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Marks: Emotional support animals are treatment, not toys

Across the United States, emotional support animals (ESAs) have become a trend. Recently, a story came out about a woman who tried to bring her “emotional support peacock” on a flight with her, resulting in airlines making stricter rules for allowing animals on flights. While it’s good that ESAs are …

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Tom’s Market near campus robbed at gunpoint

Tom’s Market on East 19th Avenue and Agate Street was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Police responded quickly. At least seven police cars were on the scene with weapons and a police dog — five cars parked on the street by the market and more patrolling, headed south on …

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Marks: Why can’t we figure out consent?

Two main causes are at the root of many of the sexual assault and harassment allegations littering the news. One of them, more difficult to control, is people not listening to “no.” The other, which everyone has perpetuated, is miscommunication. The latest story that’s been circulating is of a young …

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CrimeNews

Update: Suspects in campus area shooting found dead

Jacob “Jay” Timothy Richter-Shea and Cody Duk-Woo Moore, the suspects sought by Eugene police for multiple violent crimes, including a shooting near campus, were found dead in a southwest Washington apartment on Dec. 21, according to KEZI. Clark County deputies said they received a tip that the suspects were at the apartment …

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AdministrationNews

New Affirmative Action Director has social justice in her genes

During World War II, Tracey Tsugawa’s parents and grandparents were incarcerated in U.S. internment camps, and it caused a streak of strong political consciousness in her family. Now, Tsugawa will bring that sense of social justice to the University of Oregon as the new Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal …

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Rec center closed for annual maintenance

From Aug. 28 through Sept. 5, the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center is closed for annual maintenance. Although the close is a minor inconvenience for summer UO students and community members, it is an important aspect of maintaining a high quality rec center. This has become more difficult to …

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Eugene’s downtown dog ban: does it criminalize the homeless?

  Robert Wilson, sitting at a park block corner on Saturday afternoon, gave off a sunny demeanor to passersby. Saturday Market goers were drawn to him by his chihuahua Chica, perched next to him in a cowboy costume.   Wilson had been homeless for 25 years, three in Eugene, before …

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IntroDUCKtion brings new Ducks into the flock

As the majority of students leave campus, heading home for the summer, others filter in. They are incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families, occupying the dorms, university buildings and nearby hotels. They’ve come to Eugene for the University of Oregon’s student orientation, referred to as IntroDUCKtion. According to the …

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Scott Fisher delivers an eclipse lecture to Falling Sky patrons

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, every table at Falling Sky Brewery in the EMU was filled. Students, faculty and members of the Eugene community came to hear a lecture by Scott Fisher, the Physics department Director of Undergraduate Studies. An alumnus of the University of Florida with a …

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Marks: Eight signs you’re in an abusive relationship

Relationships can be difficult to navigate, full of ups and downs. Sometimes you want to spend lots of time with your partner, and sometimes you just need some time alone. These are all normal aspects of a relationship. But what happens when the relationship changes? When the behavior of your …

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Marks: Social media presence calls into question professionalism of ASUO executive slate

Today, social media is a significant form of communication. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr, people spend hours a day building their social media presence. Some choose to protect their personal lives with privacy settings, while others don’t mind lending their every thought to the general public’s ear. People are …

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Marks: The bathroom bill has been replaced, and the replacement is worse

On March 30, the infamous HB2, commonly referred to as North Carolina’s bathroom bill, was repealed. Initially, I was excited to hear the news. With HB2 gone, transgender people would theoretically be able to use whichever restroom they were most comfortable in. My excitement was short lived. Scrolling through twitter, …

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Marks: Trump’s decision to leave rights of transgender students to states creates difficult situation

On Feb. 22, President Trump rescinded the Obama-era guidance that protected transgender students from discrimination. This occurred despite Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ initial reluctance to rescind the guidance. She told Trump that she was “uncomfortable because of the potential harm that rescinding the protections could cause transgender students.” Despite …

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Marks: What’s wrong with the Human Rights Campaign

Although the Human Rights Campaign, the largest civil rights organization in the United States, claims to “advocate for LGBTQ equality and educate the people about LGBTQ issues,” many people in the queer and trans community take issue with it. Currently under fire by the LGBTQIA+ community is the HRC’s guide …

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Marks: On sexual violence

The statistics for sexual abuse, assault and rape in the queer community are shocking. One in two transgender people are sexually abused or assaulted in their life. One in ten of those individuals have been sexually assaulted in a healthcare setting (at a doctor’s office, for example). 46 percent of …

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Marks: Why I didn’t attend the Women’s March

Approximately 4 million people all over the world took to the streets on Jan. 21, marching in protest of President Trump’s inauguration. When I first heard about the Women’s March, I was excited and intrigued. I’ve tried to be politically active whenever the opportunity arises, and this was definitely an …

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Marks: The duality of California’s travel prohibition

California, ranked sixth among the top ten most liberal states in America, has taken another stride in the direction of topping the list. On Sept. 27, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1887. The bill forbids any taxpayer funded travel to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee, all states …

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Marks: New Texas Privacy Act fights an old war

The legislation that discriminates against transgender people was introduced Jan. 5. “It’s the right thing to do,” stated Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick at a press conference regarding the Texas Privacy Act.  Patrick, a conservative Christian, considers it a priority and an investment in the privacy and safety of Texans. The Texas …

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Marks: Why straight allies are not part of the LGBTQIA+ community

There’s no denying it — the acronym for the queer community has gotten long. This has become a source of confusion for some people, especially those who aren’t part of the queer community. However, I find myself increasingly obligated to let people know that the “A” in LGBTQIA+ does not …

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Marks: Stop policing trans bodies

When I first came out as a nonbinary transgender person, I was not prepared for the amount of policing other people would soon perform regarding my body, my looks and how I express myself. By policing, I mean trying to tell me what to do and how to do it. …

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Marks: How Trump’s presidency will affect the LGBTQIA+ community

I spent the night of the 2016 presidential election with my partner, hoping to celebrate Hillary Clinton’s win. However, by midnight, the election had been called. Trump had won. I couldn’t believe it. Over the next two days, I was in too much of a daze of anxiety for the …

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Marks: How to be a moral slut

Polyamory is becoming an increasingly prevalent form of relationship in our society. However, there is a significant stigma around polyamorous relationships. The purpose of this column is to debunk some common myths about polyamory and explain how a healthy polyamorous relationship works. Polyamory is the practice of being involved with …

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Marks: LGBTQA+ resources for students

As a transfer student at the University of Oregon, I struggle with finding a place where I feel like I belong. One of the communities I’d like to become more involved with is the LGBTQA+ community. That being said, I decided it was time to compile a list of resources …

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Transgender 101: Common questions and answers

I often get questions from readers about LGBTQA+ terms. This article aims to explain many of the common questions regarding the T in LGBTQA+. What does transgender mean? People who are transgender are those who don’t identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. To many, this means people …

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Marks: A review of National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 had people all over the world celebrating their sexuality. Events were held both locally and globally. The day is supported every year by the Human Rights Campaign, which also provides themes for the day. Furthermore, they have an entire section on their website …

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Marks: What are Hillary and Trump’s stances on LGBTQA+ issues?

With the first presidential debate just behind us, the presidential campaign is heating up. Only a month remains until Oregon residents’ ballots are due. However, despite the election coming up, some of the presidential candidates’ views are still unclear — like what their positions are regarding LGBTQA+ issues. Hillary Clinton’s website …

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