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Yanez: ASUO’s bias against conservative student organizations

Every Wednesday, student organizations line up to make financial requests to the ASUO Senate. Specifically, they request funds from the budget surplus to pay for an event or keynote speaker they want to invite. University of Oregon College Republicans Media/PR/Webmaster McKenna Sjoden says, “The most frustrating organization on this campus …

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Yanez: Conservative students face marginalization on campus

On a campus as liberal as the University of Oregon, it can be tough to be in a political minority. But are students with conservative views actually marginalized on campus? Some students don’t seem to think so. However, there is more than enough evidence showing that they are. Do conservative …

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Yanez: Don’t Move to Oregon for Politics

Over the past few years, I’ve heard several students talk highly about their decision to come to the University of Oregon. Many take advantage of the lower cost of living while others receive scholarships and come for a change of scenery. Sadly, I’ve also heard of students who just couldn’t …

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Yanez: United UO is the slate to watch

It’s that time of year again at the University of Oregon. The Candidate Town Hall Debate for this year’s ASUO election featured two slates: United UO and Ducks Together. Polls open on Duckweb on Monday, April 9 at 9 a.m. and results will be published on Thursday, April 12 at …

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Yanez: Getting better grades through micromanagement

Spring term is upon us at the University of Oregon! For many students, spring can be distracting. The weather is warming up and some are starting to burn out. Luckily, there’s a way to keep ourselves focused and maintain, if not improve, our grades. Before getting too far ahead of …

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Yanez: Eugene must help students feel safer

What the heck is going on in Eugene? Recently, there has been a string of armed robberies near campus, more harassment and more sexual assault reported within UOPD beats. Despite the numerous resources campus provides, students have come to terms with a very uncomfortable truth: It is no longer safe …

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Yanez: 2018 Tuition hike burdens students

According to UO’s Division of Student Life, between 70 and 80 percent of college students work while in school. If you’re like me, you’re one of those students, and you aren’t necessarily working for fun. We know that the rising cost of tuition is one of many reasons why students …

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Yanez: Stop pushing capital project funding onto students

Have you ever seen what goes into your tuition and fees? We often hear how tuition is $9,495 per year for residents, but then comes the $2,076 in fees. Why are they so high? It’s understandable that the university would charge us for maintenance and access fees for things like …

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Yanez: An inside look at conservative feminism

What comes to mind when you think of feminism? One might think of the Women’s March or the #MeToo movement. Another might think of fighting against the gender wage gap or for paid parental leave. What comes to mind when you think about conservatism? While I’m sure there’s a lot …

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Yanez: How to choose a minor without wasting gen ed credits

Previously, I called for the University of Oregon to cut general education requirements. Of course, it’s not so simple; we are legally required to have these general education credits in order for the university to remain accredited. This requirement may encourage some students to take the classes that allow them …

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Yanez: It’s time to lower the drinking age

In an effort to reduce alcoholism, a few state lawmakers in Wisconsin are trying to lower the drinking age from 21 to 19. While the National Minimum Drinking Age Act is responsible for the 21 year age restriction, quite a few states allow minors to consume alcohol in private residences …

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Yanez: UO should cut general education requirements

It’s time to have a serious conversation about the content of a college education. In the U.S., most colleges and universities require students to take general education classes, commonly referred to as “gen eds.” Nearly two-thirds of a college education at the University of Oregon is general education. General education …

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Yanez: What Oregon voters need to consider about Measure 101

How would you feel about a sales tax being imposed on already expensive health insurance? Depending on where you heard about Measure 101, this might be news to you, but that’s exactly what Oregonians will be voting on Jan. 23. According to Edward Johnson, a former canvasser who helped Measure …

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Yanez: Are you a nontraditional student? UO has your back

Have you heard of a nontraditional student before? Perhaps you’ve overheard the Nontraditional Student Union booth during the Flock Party talking to such students often referred to as “Nontrads.” If you’re like many of the students on campus you might be one and not even know it. According to the …

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Yanez: The UO should be a private university

When people hear about university administrators earning more than half a million dollars annually, they might think the administrators work for a private university. Collectively, the University of Oregon’s 11 administrative leaders earn more than $2 million in salaries and car allowances. This may be unsustainable with a dwindling in-state …

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