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Adkins: Does local media represent regular citizens?

The day after Christmas, I turned on the local news for background noise — something to fill the quiet house while my parents were out grocery shopping. I wasn’t really listening until a particular breaking news update caught my attention: a mom and daughter were killed in Lake Oswego on …

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Adkins: 9 things I love most about the UO

As an opinion columnist, I often look at the University of Oregon with a critical eye. I search for faults that need fixing, issues that need addressing and something to take a stand on. However, every now and then, I find myself wanting to express my gratitude for this strange …

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Adkins: Skepticism in an era of Fake News

In our modern, technology-obsessed culture, it has become easier than ever to share misinformation—one only needs to scroll through any social media newsfeed to see my point. A New York Times article from last month, “How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media,” drilled home this point by talking about how …

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Adkins: UO needs to reevaluate its prevention courses

The University of Oregon  recently launched a new online program for alcohol education and prevention with “Third Millennium Classrooms” as part of an effort to reduce substance abuse and sexual misconduct on our campus. All incoming students are required to go through the two-part program during freshman orientation. With lengthy …

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