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Video: Ducks on: Breast Cancer Awareness

While October has ended, and with it, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the disease still impacts millions of men and women all year around. Most students may easily recognize the bright pink ribbon as the international symbol of breast cancer awareness and as a symbol of …

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Back to the Books: Guide to the residence hall food options

When it comes to eating on campus, the number of dining options can be daunting. Whether you’re a freshman navigating college for the first time, or a senior who’s had Jimmy John’s for lunch a few too many times, dining in the campus residence halls is an appetizing and often convenient option. Use …

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Black Lives Matter, Spanglish and Meditation – Interesting courses to look out for this year

This year, you can enroll in some standard courses like Political Science 101: “Modern World Governments,” or Music 125: “Understanding Music” or even History 101: “Western Civilization.” Or you can go bananas with your financial aid and reach for more obscure choices such as Poli-Sci 346: “Terrorism and Weapons Proliferation,” …

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Review: Flux Pavilion provides electric fix for local EDM enthusiasts

Flux Pavilion fans aren’t afraid to mosh. Dubstep seems to have been sidelined in recent years by the more accessible EDM subgenres of dance and house that make for radio playable top 40 hits. But it’s clear that dubstep still has its niche — and masses of extremely loyal fans. Flux …

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UO College of Education receives $11.5 million in IES grants

The University of Oregon College of Education recently received $11.5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s research arm, the Institute of Education Sciences. The grants, finalized as of July 1, are set to fund five separate research efforts for a variety of grade levels, economic backgrounds and …

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Review: With record-setting box office flop, We Are Your Friends is a beautiful mess

Even though We Are Your Friends grossed a measly $1.8 million in its opening weekend (one of the worst opening weekends of all time), it’s not the worst movie ever made. It may not even be the worst movie of the summer. WAYF, which came out on Aug. 28, tells …

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Review: Pint-sized pop star Ariana Grande, Prince Royce perform at Portland’s Moda Center

Ariana Grande fans are not just middle school girls. At least, that was one of the first things I noticed as I approached the near capacity-filled Moda Center in Portland Aug. 4 — with my 12-year-old sister in tow. People of all ages, male and female, were clad in cat …

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Campus construction set to continue for several years

Students and faculty can expect the early morning soundtrack of birds chirping and the jarring sounds of heavy construction work for several more years. Lawmakers recently committed $37 million toward three large campus projects. This includes the construction of a new College and Careers building in the heart of campus, …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Emerald Recommends The Best Songs of Summer 2015

If some things tangibly define a season (the changing leaves and pumpkin lattes for fall; the punishing cold and perennial mood disorders for winter; the earth laughing in flowers for spring), summer, then, is the season inextricably tied to music. In his book Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs, author Chuck Klosterman wrote, “Without a soundtrack, human interaction …

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New students flock to UO during 2015 IntroDUCKtion sessions

The Class of 2019 has flooded the University of Oregon campus this past month, with the final IntroDUCKtion sessions coming to a close the first week of August. A few things have changed since the IntroDUCKtion sessions of past, one of them being in response to the recent outbreak of …

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UO professor plays major role in Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Three hours and roughly 3,000 miles separated the University of Oregon from the moment and place that Obergefell v. Hodges case was decided. But as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the majority opinion, he was also citing the research and information gathered a group of historians — one of them …

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Lawmakers approve new College and Careers building on UO campus

Construction continues on University of Oregon campus as state lawmakers recently approved funding for a new College and Careers building and two other major renovation projects set for 2016. Lawmakers committed $37 million toward three large campus projects. This includes the construction of the brand new College and Careers building in the …

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U.S. Department of Education Report shows increasing economic difficulties for Pell Grant students

For some University of Oregon students, logging on to DuckWeb during the summer to view their next year’s financial aid award package brings relief. For many others, it can be a reminder of economic tension and struggle — even those with the most enviable scholarships and grants, like incoming UO sophomore Vanda …

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Michael Schill gets positive reviews on first working day as UO president

University of Oregon students, faculty, staff and alumni got the chance to meet and greet the newest occupant of the president’s office in Johnson Hall. Monday marked UO President Michael Schill’s first day in office.

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Manager of Eugene dispensary answers our questions about pot legalization

Today’s the big day. With the implementation of Measure 91, recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Oregon. But Oregonians over the age of 21 will only tentatively be allowed to purchase recreational marijuana at existing medical marijuana dispensaries starting Oct. 1 This is in accordance with Senate Bill 460, which …

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Online classes less successful than their traditional counterparts

A study done by researchers at the University of California, Davis showed that face-to-face classes show a higher success rate than their online counterparts.

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2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes bill that promises free college tuition

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is one of the latest to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. A self-described Socialist, Sanders is making headlines with his more “radical” statements and initiatives than his big-name rival, Hillary Clinton. Recently, Sanders proposed the “College for All Act”, an initiative that would …

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Freshman college students partying less, study shows

Nineteen. That’s where the University of Oregon ranks on the Princeton Review’s list of Top Twenty Party Schools of 2014. The UO has held a position on this list for the past two years. But how much are college students really partying? In a recent study conducted on more than …

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“Confrontational evangelists” end three day streak at UO

Mikhail Sarenko believes hate speech is “a made up word.” Many University of Oregon students disagreed. Sarenko and his associates from Campus Ministry USA–including Jed Smock, also known as “Brother Jed”–have been conducting what their website calls “confrontational evangelism” at UO since Monday. Though mostly ignored, the group did draw protesting from …

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College students unaware of hookah’s health effects, study says

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that students are frequently engaging in hookah smoking, but are highly unaware of the health risks involved in the activity.

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