Arts & Culture

10 things to do in Eugene during the summer

Every student should spend at least one summer in Eugene. Why? Well, the weather is beautiful, the rain is nonexistent, weekends are wide-open and campus is half-populated and laid-back. If you’ve already (no doubt) made plans for the summer, keep this in mind for next year. And for those of you who have chosen to stay in Eugene, be it to take some summer classes or just live out your apartment’s lease, you’ve chosen wisely. And this list is for you.

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Professor Tom Wheeler’s rocking road to the University

Journalism professor Tom Wheeler never set out to be a professional writer, and he took his first guitar lesson when he was about 55 years old — two things that might surprise anyone who knows the noted music journalist. Wheeler’s passion for guitars, music and writing sent him on a winding career — and life — path that has culminated in teaching at the University’s School of Journalism and Communication.

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Hawaii Club’s 37th annual lu’au commemorates Polynesian dance and music

The EMU Ballroom was transformed Sunday night into a tropical paradise. Banana leaves and flowers decorated tables, purple and white banners bearing the names of Hawaii’s eight islands hung on the walls, and a crowd of about 350 people enjoyed pulled pork, pineapple and music entertainment. The Hui ‘O Hawai’i Club’s 37th annual luau was in full swing.

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‘Art of the Athlete’ exhibit shows another side of University athletes

Sports and fine arts are often perceived to be at different ends of a spectrum at school. But the new “Art of the Athlete” exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has united the two in an interdisciplinary meditation.

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A local’s guide for hiking the hills and trails near campus

Everyone who lives in Eugene, or who has been lucky enough to experience it on one of its drier days, knows that the city can be an outdoor-lover’s playground.

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Hitting the green around the University of Oregon

Golfing is a fun day activity for the whole family to enjoy in Eugene’s usual summer sunshine at a fairly reasonable price. Whether you’re hoping to play a long game or just hit it off at the driving range, there are a few places that can get you out there …

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5th Street restaurants will satisfy your fancy

Eugene’s Historic 5th Street Public Market is one of the city’s shopping hotspots — but where should you dine after a long day of shopping? There are a few restaurants that have the community talking — and [email protected]@ugh     jonathan: [email protected]@ In Marche, a charming French-based restaurant located in the market, …

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Spencer Butte provides good outdoor recreation for all ages

If you’re in the mood to move, or just enjoy Eugene’s sunny season, Spencer Butte is a great hike for people of all ages and capabilities.

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Bar guide for the Eugene visitor

From dance club settings to sit-down dinner bars, the bars in downtown Eugene have it all.

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Best fraternity: Sigma Nu

“Take what you know about fraternities and think again.” This is what the Sigma Nu fraternity states on its website, and Oregon students seem to agree.

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Best campus personality: Frog

Unsure about making the purchase, or just nervous about approaching the guy? Don’t be, Frog is not only friendly and welcomes chatter, but he’ll most likely read you a few jokes upon request.

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Best fashion: Anna Reilly

The ‘Best of Campus’ winners were determined by a student vote. The winners do not reflect the opinion of the Emerald. Not sure what colors are “in” this spring, or what to pair with those bright new skinny [email protected]@[email protected]@ You might consider asking Anna Reilly, a senior at the University …

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Best Duck fan: Jeff Bell

The ‘Best of Campus’ winners were determined by a student vote. The winners do not reflect the opinion of the Emerald. Those who have read Jeff Bell’s Oregon sports blog know his Duck obsession is no secret. As a boy, Bell’s parents told stories about rainy football games in the …

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Show your family the best of Eugene when they visit for graduation

Check out these spots to visit when your family comes to town for the weekend before commencement.

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Arts & Culture

Ballet Fantastique sticks Cinderella in the ’60s

“We have never done the Mashed Potato on point shoes,” said Ballet Fantastique’s executive director Hannah Bontrager, “and I don’t know of any ballet company that has.” That will all change this weekend, when the Hult Center hosts Ballet Fantastique’s latest original ballet, “Cinderella” — a rock opera ballet set in 1964.

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

‘The Avengers’ worthy of record-breaking opening weekend

“The Avengers” is a mega movie. It shattered the opening-weekend record, pulling in $207.4 million (and beat previous record-holder “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which had set the bar with $169.2 million).

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After a nutty year, student-run Wild Squirrel Nut Butter has grown substantially

The duo is now in the national media and food spotlight — and no longer whipping their butters together by hand and mixer.

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Arts & CultureFood

10 ‘college cocktails’ for the student on a budget

A real cocktail is supposed to have three ingredients. But we’re in college! Who has time to make orange twists or simple syrup? Welcome to the ‘College Cocktail’: two ingredients and enjoy!

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University alumna opens new restaurant in Portland

Johanna Ware’s Smallwares serving up an inauthentic twist on on Asian food.

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

Ducks After Dark to provide late-night activities on campus

The first late-night series of free events are Thursday double-feature movie nights in Columbia 150 for the next four weeks.

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Blue Dog Mead to release new flavor this weekend

Blue Dog Mead’s new drink Green Collar, an apple-vanillla mead similar to a hard cider or light beer, will be available for tastings Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 16 Tons Taphouse & Cafe.

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Picking a companion: A student's multiple pet options

There are several things to consider before bringing a pet home when you’re a college student.

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Picking a companion: A student’s multiple pet options

There are several things to consider before bringing a pet home when you’re a college student.

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Sex in college: Confessions and tips on being discreet

Your fellow University students confess their steamiest stories and true sex-and-roommate run-ins. Plus: 7 tips on having discreet sex.

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Five things girls hate (and love) about guys’ fashion

Five things girls hate and five things they love about guys’ fashion. What, you say you don’t care about fashion? Sorry, dude, you’re almost grown up. In the professional world (and the dating world) people care about things like this.

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Five things girls hate (and love) about guys’ fashion

Five things girls hate and five things they love about guys’ fashion. What, you say you don’t care about fashion? Sorry, dude, you’re almost grown up. In the professional world (and the dating world) people care about things like this.

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

'Titanic' in 3-D worth the extra cash

So why should you cough up the extra cash to go see Kate and Leo get it on (and, you know, 1,500 people die) in 3D? You could just watch it at home. But seeing the movie on the big screen is an experience.

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

‘Titanic’ in 3-D worth the extra cash

So why should you cough up the extra cash to go see Kate and Leo get it on (and, you know, 1,500 people die) in 3D? You could just watch it at home. But seeing the movie on the big screen is an experience.

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In spring, a young man's thoughts: 10 reasons spring term is the best term

As spring is upon us, there are a ton of reasons to be glad you’re a Duck — too many to count, really. But we tried anyway! 10. Off-campus opportunities come alive — Go camping, shopping or take a trip. Just get out of the house! 9. The sports — …

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