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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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Emerald Recommends: Project Pabst 2017

Musicfest NW presents Project Pabst is taking over the Tom McCall Waterfront in Portland this weekend from Aug. 26 to 27. With a robust lineup, plenty of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a warm weather forecast, the festival is sure to be the a great late summer event. Check out the Emerald’s …

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New jazz club the Jack London Revue seeks to continue historic jazz traditions in Portland

Portland’s jazz community suffered a shocking loss when local-legend and jazz club owner Jimmy Makarounis — better known as Jimmy Mak — passed away in early January, taking his cherished club with him. The loss appeared to signify the beginning of the end for jazz music in the Northwest, which …

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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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Emerald Recommends: Songs of the summer 2017

As the end of the school year approaches, students will be faced with their first issue of the summer: What songs make it onto a summer playlist? Although the Oregon weather has yet to fully remind us of summer, the Emerald has selected its favorite songs to help put you in …

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Is Wu-Tang really ‘Forever’? A look at the iconic album’s impact and influence after 20 years

On June 3, 1997, New York’s Wu-Tang Clan released its second album, “Wu-Tang Forever.” The release, which has since earned platinum certification four times over, signaled a shift of power and prominence in the music industry that would influence the genre’s landscape indefinitely. After achieving widespread commercial success with its debut …

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Road trip playlist and the must-see non-headlining artists performing at Sasquatch 2017

R&B singer Frank Ocean won’t perform at this year’s Sasquatch! music festival, but the lineup still features an impressive assortment of indie and alternative rock bands who will provide great tunes for what appears to be a beautiful weekend in the Gorge. Headliners LCD Soundsystem, 21 pilots and Chance the …

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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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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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Q&A: Klangstof lead singer Koen Van der Wardt talks living in isolated Norway and being the first Dutch band to play Coachella

There are plenty of bands who write songs about isolation and loneliness, but few bands truly embrace those motifs as much as Dutch indie band Klangstof. The group’s lead singer and founder, Koen Van de Wardt, spent the majority of his teenage years living in an isolated part of Norway …

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For the culture: Black Student Union hosts the 15th annual Divine Nine Step Show

University of Oregon’s Black student population is underrepresented in the classroom, in the faculty and in administrative funding. But the annual Divine Nine Step Show provides Black students with a place to gather, dance and enjoy their culture — a culture that is struggling to find representation on a predominately …

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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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Review: Pond evolve further with psychedelic new album ‘The Weather’

Since forming in 2008, the only thing that’s been consistent about Australian rock group Pond is its high quality of music.Throughout its lifespan,  the band has featured a rotating cast of musicians  — which includes Tame Impala founder Kevin Parker and Tame touring bassist Cameron Avery — and a wide …

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Q&A: Producer Pomo talks staying inspired after winning the Juno award for best electronic album

While last year saw a slew of musicians breakthrough into the mainstream spotlight, Canadian producer David Pimentel had possibly the quietest, but most successful year of his career. As the rest of the world continued to run per usual, the producer from British Columbia helped write some of 2016’s biggest …

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Sasquatch! announces LCD Soundsystem to replace Frank Ocean as headliner three weeks before festival

R&B singer Frank Ocean will not perform at this year’s Sasquatch! music festival due to “production issues beyond his control,” the festival’s website announced Friday morning. Electronic rock group LCD Soundsystem will replace Ocean as the festival’s Friday closing act.  Ocean, whose long-awaited sophomore album, “Blonde,” hit number 1 on …

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Oddisee talks uniting people through music on his new album ‘The Iceberg’

Amir Mohamed, better known by his stage name, Oddisee, is a member of a rare breed of rapper that seems to be dying out with every passing year: He produces all of his own music, his lyrics focus on social issues and he’s never used the n-word on a track. …

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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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Things to do this week: ‘The Cuisine of Mali’ exhibit, Futurebirds at Hi-Fi and ‘Mystery’ of Easter Island lecture

Thursday, April 27: Across the Table, Around the World, The Cuisine of Mali (The Museum of Natural and Cultural History), 6 p.m., $35 with pre-registration This weekend presents a unique opportunity to improve your cultural culinary skill at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This event explores the “staples and …

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Concert preview: Jahkoy says he can be the face of a new genre of music

At just 23 years old, Toronto-native Jahkoy Palmer has already tasked himself with creating the next popular genre of music. His wide variety of musical influences, international perspective and everyday life experiences all contribute to his unique genre-blending sound that he says will help him achieve his ambitious goals. “I …

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Q&A: Rapper Nick Grant talks touring with Ab-Soul, rap battles and directing horror movies

On Saturday, April 21, Atlanta rapper Nick Grant opened for Ab-Soul in front of a lively audience at WOW Hall. Grant is currently touring with Ab-Soul to promote his recently released EP “The Return of the Cool.” Grant first gained mainstream attention after  freestyling on the popular radio talk show, …

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Ab-Soul and Nick Grant gave Eugene a taste of “real hip-hop” Saturday night

When DJ Kerosene took the stage at WOW Hall on Saturday night, he introduced himself then asked the crowd, “Eugene, are you ready for some real hip-hop tonight?” Only half the venue was full at that point, but those who arrived early were in for a treat. Opening act Nick …

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Things to do this week: Annual Hope Conference, Light Up the Night Bike Ride and Ab-Soul at WOW Hall

Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15: 23rd Annual Hopes Conference at the UO School of Allied Arts and Architecture (1206 University St.), 12-8 p.m., free The theme of the 23rd Annual Hopes Conference is displacement, specifically the global displacement of resources, populations and natural rights. Each panel, workshop, speaker and …

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Benefit concert to raise money for Ugandan motorcycle ambulance

On Friday, the University of Oregon Students for Global Health Club is hosting a benefit concert to raise money for a rural Ugandan village. The club is working with a Ugandan organization called the Kigezi Healthcare Foundation to raise $5,000 for a motorcycle ambulance. The concert will be held at …

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Skaters vs. the stereotype: Oregon’s skateboarding culture

Eugene-native Silas Baxter-Neal has spent more time on his skateboard than he has walking on the ground, or so he claims. The professional skater said that ever since his older brother gave him his first board as a 6-year-old, he hasn’t stopped skateboarding. The first skatepark Baxter-Neal ever skated at …

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Emerald Recommends: The best spring concerts in Eugene (that aren’t sold out)

With the arrival of spring term comes a new season of concerts and events across Eugene. Unfortunately, many of the best shows are already sold out, but if you missed a chance to score Snoop Dogg tickets, never fear. The Emerald has compiled a list of the best spring concerts and …

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UO’s hip-hop dance club to compete in the national championship this weekend

Brad Quiseng waits outside the dance studio on the second floor of the Student Recreation Center, greeting his fellow team members with a smile as they arrive for practice on the quiet, rainy night in Eugene. As the rest of the team begins to warm up, he goes over the …

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STRFKR to play the Roseland Theater on Saturday night

On Saturday night, indie-pop band STRFKR will perform a hometown show in Portland at the Roseland Theater. Brooklyn duo Psychic Twins will open the show. The band’s frontman, Joshua Hodges, originally founded the band as a solo project in 2007. Hodges added bassist/keyboardist Shawn Glassford and drummer Keil Corcoran after …

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Q&A: Cameron Avery, Tame Impala touring bassist, is ‘totally uncompromising’ on first solo record

On Friday night, multi-instrumentalist Cameron Avery will perform at the Holocene in Portland in support of his first solo record, “Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.” Avery is best known as the current touring bassist for Kevin Parker’s main project, Tame Impala, and as the former drummer of Australian psych-rock band POND. Unlike his …

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Flea steals the show at the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Portland concert

The legendary Los Angeles-based group the Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring in support of their 11th studio album “The Gateway.” This is the second album that the band has released since guitarist Josh Klinghoffer replaced long-time member John Frusciante in 2009. Many fans worried that the band’s material …

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St. Patrick’s Day starter kit: Everything you’ll need to feel the luck of the Irish

As winter term’s stress-filled dead week comes to a close, many students are looking for any type of distraction they can to relieve them from their school-induced anxiety. Thankfully, there’s good news. St. Patrick’s day is this Friday. Although there may not be the usual wild party atmosphere you’d expect …

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