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College Republicans and Democrats debate, define their positions and find common ground

Electricity filled the lecture hall air on Wednesday night before the long-awaited debate between UO College Democrats and UO College Republicans. Vocal Republican panel supporters congregated on the right side of the PLC 180 lecture hall, equally enthusiastic Democratic panel supporters filled in the left side and everyone else found …

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Sundberg: Columbus Day should not be forgotten

Christopher Columbus was a European explorer who exploited and enslaved native people in the Americas, but we should still celebrate his holiday on Oct. 9. Although his legacy is rightfully tarnished by his acts under Spanish authority, his arrival to the New World should be celebrated and discussed, not covered …

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Creswell offers another perspective on life in Lane County

The Urban Echo Chamber Oregon’s character is often defined by its urban areas: cities filled with flavorful food carts, copious coffee shops, and laid-back liberal attitudes. Due to these cities driving Oregon’s social, economic and political conversations, the voices and perspectives of rural Oregonians are sometimes drowned out. Lane County …

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Sundberg: French elections question how culture will live on

I sometimes imagine what it will be like when I go back to Tualatin, the suburb of Portland where I grew up, in fifty years. I used to have a rosy dream that I would come back and nothing would have changed; however, in fifty years, with the rapid spread of globalization, …

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Sundberg: Finding ASUO solutions after a one slate election

One of the main foundations for democracy is the concept of having an adversarial system, where ideas are debated against each other in a sparring manner. Arguments are fine-tuned through the process of being torn down, picked away and challenged by the opposition. A great example of this practice is …

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Sundberg: Musicians need more creative freedom

What hasn’t been done has already been done before. Music, film or literature that is new and innovative may not be appealing to a broad swath of the general public, and hence techniques to appeal to the lowest common denominator emerge. One method of choice is the practice of sampling …

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Sundberg: New Supreme Court pick will bring balance

Merrick Garland’s long, strung out and painful nomination process came to an end on Jan. 3 of this year after the Republican-controlled Senate’s insistence on not holding hearings for President Obama’s nominee. The responsibility to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat fell into the lap of President Donald Trump, and …

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Sundberg: Expand the definition of American

Being an “American” is an identity and name that many citizens and residents of the United States use to identify themselves. It is used exclusively in popular culture, literature and journalism in reference to the citizens of this country of 318.9 million. Being American is synonymous with being a part …

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Sundberg: McDonald’s overlooked communities

McDonald’s is the rock for American society. It is not a local community center run with government funds which boast a wide array of programs and events for little or no cost. It is not the public library with free books, DVDs, CDs and even video games to borrow. No, …

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Sundberg: The University of Oregon’s smoke-free campus policy is disastrous

On Sept. 1, 2012, the University of Oregon became smoke- and tobacco-free, with high hopes and aspirations for a cleaner and healthier campus. Statistics were cited stating that the university was having to clean up approximately 18,000 cigarette butts in a year. Now that most of those 18,000 cigarette butts per …

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Sundberg: We should accept cultural appropriation

A man with brown skin is wearing a sombrero at a Halloween party, he has brown eyes and black hair. However, with a closer look, the man is not Mexican; he is of Ecuadorian descent. If we dig even deeper into his background, we will find out that he grew …

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