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Friday Night Magic: Players gather at local game shop

It was 6 p.m. The low hum of the room began to develop into animated chatter. Players trickled in and mingled with familiar faces before checking the event list for their seat assignment and settling in. Decks were laid out and adjusted for precision. One player in a green, zipped …

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Students help prepare UO for commencement on University Day

University Day is the longest standing tradition at the University of Oregon. On May 17, over 700 students, faculty and community members participated by offering an hour or more of their time to help beautify the UO campus in preparation for commencement ceremonies that will take place June 18. This …

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Emerald Recommends: traditions and tips for the ASUO Spring Street Faire

The sun is out and 13th Avenue’s bike racks have been cordoned off to make room for vendors. The air will soon smell of Hawaiian food and elephant ears, and 13th Avenue will be bustling. The second ASUO Street Faire of the year starts in a few days. Emerald writers …

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In Tracktown USA, the race is just the icing on the cake

University of Oregon sports business instructor Josh Gordon hasn’t missed a single day of running in six years. That’s 2,216 consecutive days. Rain, shine, sleet or snow — Gordon averages 11.1 miles per day, and doesn’t let up. “I don’t even know how to drive around Eugene half the time, …

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Running smart: Eugene marathoner doesn’t let multiple surgeries stop her

Shaluinn Fullove has been running competitively since she was five years old. After growing up in Los Angeles, she became an athlete at Stanford University, where she ran three cross country races during the 1996 NCAA Championships before graduating with an American studies degree in 2000 and landing a job …

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“Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race and identity

“Your hair is your glory,” Kristen Clayton’s mom told her over and over. She would hover above her daughter’s head and work her hands through the thick, waist-length curls. For Clayton, these moments were a sacred, ritualistic practice. In Melbourne, Florida, where Clayton grew up, she was the only African …

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Celebrating Women: Here are three women making a significant impact in the UO community

Do you know a woman making a positive impact in the University of Oregon community? Chances are, you probably do — and chances are, she probably doesn’t get enough recognition. The Emerald asked the UO community to nominate outstanding women as part of Women’s History Month in March. Our newsroom …

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Oscars round-up: The 90th annual Academy Awards’s best moments, tweets and style

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 90th annual Oscars on Sunday night, March 4. In his opening monologue, he offered guests a jet ski as a reward for the shortest speech, acknowledged the #metoo and #timesup movements and won over the audience with witty remarks about Harvey Weinstein. In case you missed …

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UO Women and Film provides a safe space for women to gather and further their education together

As women trickled into the fourth meeting of UO Women and Film, founder and President Danielle LeBlanc mingled with club members and made sure all the materials were prepped and ready to go. The room was buzzing as women introduced themselves to those they hadn’t met and embraced others they …

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Eugene-native Mat Kearney talks the Ducks, his new album and his hometown

As a young kid, Eugene native Mat Kearney would ditch his seat in McArthur Court just as the final buzzer was about to sound. With the ball in the air on the last shot, the musician-to-be found himself sneaking past the University of Oregon security guards and preparing to charge …

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Emerald Recommends: 5 Rom-Coms to Binge on Valentines Day

It’s here: February 14th has made its dreaded return. Couples are sprouting like flowers in the Spring, and girls everywhere are preparing to DTR (define the relationship) with their significant other—most of whom are blissfully unaware that they are about to be hit with this fateful discussion. All the singles …

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How Sarah Jester and Taia Lucas celebrate women, Oprah style

On Jan. 7, 2018, Oprah Winfrey stood among Hollywood’s elite at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards and delivered a speech that had her audience, both in attendance and watching at home, nodding and applauding in solidarity. She communicated hope, leadership and fearless pursuit toward a brighter tomorrow for women all …

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Look a little deeper: Who are Ducks calling family this holiday season?

Going home for the holidays encompasses a lot more than themed dishware and a meal around the table with relatives you barely know. In fact, the holiday season can give the term family a whole new meaning. With every passing year, the traditional nuclear family is becoming an ancient phenomenon, …

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Look a little deeper: University of Oregon students talk about fear

At some point in their life, people usually stop being scared of monsters under the bed and start to fear things like failure, sickness and isolation. College campuses are hotbeds for fear — students are working under pressure and are unsure of whether or not their effort will pay off …

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Look a little deeper: students open up about what makes them feel alive

At the same time that self-reflection can be liberating and encouraging, it can also be ugly and overwhelming. Peeling back the layers of our lives isn’t always glamorous, but it is often constructive and necessary and can open up space for growth. In a spirit of self-reflection, the Emerald took …

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Review: In “Big Little Lies,” kindergarten parents might be just as unruly as their kids

In any elementary school, the over-involved, clingy parents are easy to spot. They’re signing up for the PTA, organizing a fundraiser of some sort, or notifying everyone of their child’s serious nut allergy. Pirriwee Public School is riddled with such parents; however, amid affluence, entitlement and tightly-held secrets, what was …

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Back to the Books: Dorm Breakdown

With a wealth of dorm experiences — both good, bad and everywhere in between — Emerald staffers are here to pass on some wisdom. Check out the Emerald’s dorm by dorm breakdown of the university’s residence halls below. Global Scholars Hall College dorms are usually pretty barren. Not GSH. It …

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Things to do this week: Spring Dance Loft, Beer Dinner at Falling Sky, Honk! Fest Eugene

Wednesday, June 7-June 17: Bowls Around Town at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), free with sign-up Past and Presents, The Museum Store, is hosting an inclusive and interactive project called Bowls Around Town. Stop by the museum to pick up a bowl kit containing …

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Podcast: The Bachelorette episode 3 recap

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network Casey Miller and Sarah Urban discuss episode 3 of Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette. This week Rachel continued her search for love on two group dates and one one-on-one date. Crazy confrontations, mystery villains, strange dates on Rodeo Drive and new power …

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Podcast: The Bachelorette episode 2 recap

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network Casey Miller and Sarah Urban discuss the second episode of Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette. This week Rachel continued her search for love on two group dates and one one-on-one date. There were babies, basketballs, and Barkfests; but mostly there was a …

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Things to do this week: Talbott Brothers, fly fishing and Pioneer Cemetery Memorial Service

Thursday, May 25: Introduction to Fly Fishing: Basics of Fly Fishing & Casting, (part one: 444 W 3rd Ave., part two: Alton Baker Park), 6:30p.m., $55 for both classes, $45 for casting class Eugene sits in a prime location for those who love the outdoors. Home Waters Fly Fishing & …

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Streaking, tattoos and Disneyland: 15 years of an unconventional marriage and why it works

Few storybook romances begin with a couple streaking across a bridge in the middle of the night, but Luke Hellwege and Jaime McNamara’s meeting was divine intervention. Hundreds of trips to Disneyland, a spontaneous Vegas wedding, multiple moves and lots of tattoos later, the Hellweges marriage is anything but boring. …

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Podcast: Bachelorette Season Premiere

In this week’s premiere Bachelorette podcast, Arts & Culture writers Casey Miller and Sarah Urban discuss the season premiere of The Bachelorette, featuring Rachel Lindsay as the Bachelorette. We talk about the crazy antics of the Bachelors trying to make a good impression, the Bachelor whose life motto is “Whaboom!”, …

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Grad Guide 2017: Notable UO alumni

In honor of the upcoming graduation ceremony, the Emerald has a complied a list of notable University of Oregon graduates.  Randy Shilts (1951-1994): After working at the Daily Emerald as an award-winning managing editor, Shilts came out as gay and began lifelong work as a social justice journalist. While he struggled to …

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Comedian W. Kamau Bell brings his political humor to the Hult Center on Friday

W. Kamau Bell has a lot to say. Take the title of his new book for example (it’s a mouthful): “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.” Bell, who …

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Preview: African dance and drumming ensemble Dema prepares for year-end performances

As the members of the Dema African Dance and Drumming Ensemble filed into one of their final practices before their year-end performance on Friday and Saturday, the pressure of their upcoming shows didn’t seem to phase them. The second floor of the Gerlinger Annex was buzzing with conversation while participants happily …

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Things to do this week: May 11-17: Spring Student Dance Concert, Zepparella at Hi-Fi and Dogs at the Duck Nest

Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13: Spring Student Dance Concert (1484 University St.), 8 p.m., students/seniors $8, general admission $12 The University of Oregon’s dance program will present a spring performance in the Gerlinger Annex’s Dougherty Dance Theatre as a culmination of the year’s work from multiple advanced student …

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Netflix shows to watch instead of going outside

Who says the arrival of Spring has to mean spending more time outdoors? The rain may be (kind of) gone, but days spent lounging around the house are still very much alive. Sometimes going outside is overrated — the best days are the ones with no agenda but to visually …

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A student guide to a classic spring barbecue

The Eugene climate has been doing its best to fight through the rain and offer some cloudless days lately. Thankfully, those rare afternoons of clear weather are becoming more common. Eugenians are expected to see a spike in sunshine beginning on Friday and carrying on through next week. You know …

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A spin on spring cleaning: lighthearted tips to wash away winter term

One of the most exciting things about welcoming Spring term is being able to wave goodbye to the seemingly never-ending winter quarter. Gone are the days of dwelling in the constant grey-ness of the skies and the feeling of being stuck. For most University of Oregon students, winter term is …

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