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Greene: Rally clash in Portland is another iteration of the fight for free speech

Like much of the country, Portland saw protests after Trump’s election that closed highways. Political strife escalated again in April when the city canceled its Rose Festival because of threats from self-identified anti-fascists that violence would break out if the Republican float was not removed. The tension in Portland skyrocketed …

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Greene: Le Pen lost; here’s what that means

After Trump’s election and Brexit last year, right-wing populism seemed to be on the rise worldwide, and this month all eyes were on France as the National Front’s candidate Marine Le Pen made it into the second and final round of the nation’s presidential election. In the end, Le Pen lost, …

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Greene: UN getting Saudi Arabia’s input on women’s rights: hypocrisy or illumination?

The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women “is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.” They are considered “instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world and shaping global standards on …

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Greene: A campus guide to door etiquette

At the University of Oregon, we pride ourselves on tackling problems head on, creating not just informed students but critical citizens. But, while UO is addressing social issues like “cultural competency training,” food security and rape culture, there is a much more pressing issue facing the student body that we …

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Greene: Five underrated ways to make the most of college

With the sun shining bright, summer break being just around the corner and parties and shows every night, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important during spring term. Studying is less appealing when the river is warm and friends are calling, and school tends to slip into the backseat …

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Greene: Cigarettes — a matter of public health or personal freedom?

I’m not a smoker, but that didn’t stop my libertarian senses from rampaging when the Lane County Board of Commissioners raised the minimum tobacco purchasing age to 21. The issue was not put to a citizen vote or even discussed much in the community prior to passing — it felt …

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Greene: Fake news: the media tears itself apart in the information era

One month ago, President Donald Trump tweeted “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Hillary Clinton delivered a speech advocating for the private and political sector to take action regarding fake news: “So called fake …

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Greene: Black History Month, celebration or segregation?

Black History Month originated as Negro History Week in 1926. Carter G. Woodson, a Black scholar who earned his doctorate at Harvard, started the tradition. He placed it on the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both of whom Black communities …

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Greene: Trump’s first month in review

Trump’s campaign was plagued by biased media trash-talk. An MRC study found that 91 percent of opinions on Trump broadcasted from ABC, CBS and NBC during his campaign were hostile, and the bashing hasn’t let up since Trump’s taken office. New York Times headlines read “‘Unbelievable Turmoil’: Trump’s First Month …

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Sallie Ford: Exploring how to be alone with ‘Soul Sick,’ life without the Sound Outside

The ‘60s-inspired Portland-based band Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside formed in 2007 and reached prominence in 2011 when they performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2013 the group broke up, but Sallie Ford has not dropped out of the music scene; instead she has sought to …

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Sore muscles? These tips will help

Sore muscles and joint pain can be a problem for anyone. But students can be particularly susceptible to these aches and pains because of bad posture from studying, muscle overuse and sitting in sustained positions for prolonged periods of time. Stresses from exams, extracurricular activities and family or social problems …

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College to the Beat: The Duck Street Family

In a hot dance studio on the second floor of the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center, the smell of hard work leaves a musk in the air. Recreational dancers kick their legs and attempt to pop-n-lock in sync, while they learn the week’s 30-second routine. A giant floor-to-ceiling mirror …

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The Shivas: From the living room to the Moon Base

The Shivas set up their gear in the practice space referred to as The Moon Base. Their playful banter ranges from Dirty Dancing references and jokes about the blow-up doll by the ceiling and its deflated male companion, to speculations on where missing equipment has ended up. Large Christmas lights …

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Things to do this week: Jan. 19-25: Inside Science with Robert Krulwich, Eugene Women’s March, Hell’s Belles with Brownout, and The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told

Saturday, Jan. 21: Inside Science with Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich at Hult Center for Performing Arts (1 Eugene Center), 8 p.m., $23-43, all ages Robert Krulwich from NPR’s Radiolab will be giving a talk at the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for Performing Arts, detailing his work on the …

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Podcast: The state of television in 2017

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, writers Sararosa Davies, Patience Greene and Emerson Malone discuss the state of television in 2017, namely Transparent (Amazon), Atlanta (FX), Broad City (Comedy Central), Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) and many more. This episode was produced by Emerson …

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Relieve the common cold with these four natural remedies

With snow days, holidays and hot cocoa, winter can be festive and cheery — but it also marks the dreaded cold season. With 150 coughing, sniffling students crammed into tight lecture halls, facing a cold becomes inevitable for college students. According to WebMD, the common cold can be characterized by a …

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Preview: Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence host New Year’s Psychedelic Ball at WOW Hall

This New Year’s Eve WOW Hall will hold the Eugene Psychedelic Ball, hosted by Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence (EMASV) and sponsored by Oregon Herbal Remedies and High Lights Garden Supply. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the first band performing at 7:20 p.m, and the music will last until …

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Emerald Recommends: Last minute gift ideas for your parents

Update: 3:05 p.m. More last minute gift ideas have been added to the list. Let’s face it: our parents do a lot for us. In addition to being the reason we are in this world at all, our parents spent years loving us unconditionally, providing a home, feeding us, doing our …

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FX’s ‘Atlanta’ is this year’s must-watch TV show

Many people recognize Donald Glover from his five years co-starring on the NBC comedy Community, or from his rap career as Childish Gambino. But in September, Glover’s newest TV show, Atlanta, premiered on FX.  Atlanta, created by Glover, takes place in Atlanta, Georgia — one of the hip-hop capitals of the world …

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Five student discounts to prevent breaking the bank

It’s no secret that a college education is expensive — the University of Oregon estimates the one-year cost for an out of state resident to be $49,392. The idea is that students will earn that money back through the jobs they acquire after college, but the financial road through higher …

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First date? Try one of these Eugene places to impress your date

First dates can be daunting. They are the first impression for a potential relationship; what happens can determine how interested both parties are in pursuing the relationship. It establishes expectations for what the relationship should feel like in the future. Where you take your date is an important part of that …

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Things to do this week: Nov. 24-30 Turkey Trot, German Fall Festival, Nutcracker, Grateful Dead jam

Thursday, Nov. 24: Turkey Trot Eugene starting at Valley River Center (293 Valley River Center), 9 a.m., $25 registration at event On Thanksgiving morning, before you get weighed down with a belly full of turkey and stuffing, Valley River Center will be hosting the Turkey Trot Eugene. The event will …

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Emerald Recommends: Books to comfort you

The weeks leading up to finals can be very stressful. With tests and essays on the horizon, it’s important to practice self care at times like these. Why not escape the crazy stressful world of college for a moment with a book? These picks by Emerald writers Sararosa Davies and Patience …

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Review: Flower Girl’s ‘Tuck In Your Tie-Dye’

On Nov. 11, Flower Girl, an indie band from Brooklyn, released its latest album, Tuck In Your Tie-Dye. This is the band’s fourth album and can be found with its first three on bandcamp. Sticking to its established surfy sound, Tuck In Your Tie-Dye is fairly low-fi with a light indie tone. Unlike …

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UO Stand-Up society moves open-mic nights to Falling Sky

There’s a lot of pressure for students to go out on weekends and make the most of their educational experience outside of the classroom. Not every career can be learned in a classroom and college offers a lot of easy opportunities to participate in a variety of clubs. Sometimes this …

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Dull dorm? Try a plant

Dorm life can be rough for some students. The cookie cutter layout of the rooms can be hard to put a homey spin on, and the small space might be suffocating. This is especially true for outdoor enthusiasts and during colder seasons when it’s tough to get outside. Growing plants …

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Alton Baker Park solar system model sparks scientific curiosity

On a 1:1 billion scale model of the solar system, it would take about 7,320 steps to reach pluto from the sun. That’s 3.66 miles. In reality, that would equate to roughly 7,320,000,000 steps. At Alton Baker Park visitors can walk through a scale model of the universe to provide …

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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s 2 p.m. Talks provide a personalized tour

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.) sits on the fringe of campus. This University of Oregon treasure was officially created in 1935 and is a repository for fossils and artifacts from all around Oregon. The museum’s affiliation with the university can be traced back to …

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Get groovy on Halloween at the Campbell Club

There is a red house on 1670 Alder St. with green lining and a big porch. There’s usually a sign up advertising various concerts, benefits and open mic nights and at least one character sitting outside. Some nights you can hear music spilling out the cracks of the house and …

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Things to do this week Oct. 27-Nov. 2: ‘Rocky Horror,’ ‘Here, There, and Everywhere,’ Shakespeare

Thursday Oct. 27: “Motoring Out of Time: Histories of Technology and Development in Tanzania” at Knight Library Browsing Room (1501 Kincaid St.), 12-1:15 p.m., free Led by Dr. Joshua Grace, a renowned historian, this lecture will focus on cultures of technology, mobility and development in Tanzania from the 1870s to …

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