Freedom of speech on college campuses continues to be a contentious issue. From all sides, I hear that there should be more listening and less yelling. There are specific laws relating to private property that add nuance to the broader freedom of speech argument. On private property, like th…

Rap and sports are undoubtedly the two shining stars of the pop culture universe. As the focal points of the entertainment world, rappers and athletes are often drawn to each other. Song lyrics about triple-doubles and touchdown runs in hip-hop are comparable to half-time shows and celebrato…

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University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business (LCB) is an esteemed program that most recently, in the US News and World Report “Best Undergraduate Business Schools rankings from 2019”, was ranked 26th among public business schools. The institution’s work on gender is producing more fe…

Growing up, it is not uncommon to hear adults say things like “follow your dreams” or “do what makes you happy” or even “you can do anything you set your mind to.” However, once you enter high school and then college, all of that changes. Suddenly, it matters less what one is truly passionat…

On Dec. 14, 2012, I came home from my seventh grade class’ field trip to OMSI to learn that an elementary school in Connecticut had been attacked by a shooter. Twenty-six students and teachers were dead and many more were injured. It was a horrifying thing to hear about at just twelve years …

In 2015 The United Kingdom, by decree of Theresa May, denied Tyler, the Creator’s entry, citing “a threat to public order.” May elicited several of Tyler’s lyrics, claiming they undermined societal values and glamorized problematic behavior. Tyler was forced to cancel several shows, turn aro…

Being in college is nothing if not expensive, but sometimes students are not always able to dedicate their time to even a part-time job. With time dedicated to internships, lectures, labs, and the many other responsibilities that come with being in college, it can be hard to set time aside t…

I am sure that anyone who has paid the slightest bit of attention to the political atmosphere has wondered what it would have been like if Hillary Clinton were elected president. Given the current state of acrimony in the country it is hard to imagine things being any worse if she were in of…

Colin Kaepernick once again set the conservative universe on fire on July 2 after he pointed out to Nike, a company with which he has an endorsement deal, that their shoe featuring the American flag representing the unity of the Thirteen Colonies has a connection to slavery. Others have ment…

It’s decision season for many high school seniors deciding where they want to go to college next year. Many have already said yes to the University of Oregon and will be joining the Class of 2023 next year. This time of year is very nostalgic for me, as a year ago I was in their very shoes. …

I’m sitting alone in a sterile, white room at the UO Health Center, staring at pictures of clownfish on the wall. I’ve just had a routine well-woman exam and STI panel. I try to be responsible about these things, so I’ve already told my doctor about a recent partner who may not have been tot…

Childhood obesity rates have soared in the last 50 years, reaching record heights. Obesity during childhood is known to have a significant impact on both physical and psychological health. Overweight children are likely to stay obese into adulthood, and obesity contributes to diabetes and ca…

You are casually chatting with your friend, when they suddenly criticize your word choice. Your words may have been “offensive” or “outdated.” You intended nothing mean-spirited, yet you’re at fault. On the other end, imagine speaking to someone when they abruptly drop a slur into the conver…

One of the most difficult parts of struggling with mental illness is hearing the sentiment from others that you are actively choosing to be unhappy. Many are quick to assume that those with depression are merely choosing to be “lazy” when they are unable to maintain their home living spaces,…

I can’t count the number of times I’ve given something my best and not quite measured up, or made a small mistake that ended up having serious consequences. Since coming to college I’ve already dealt with failure on a number of occasions, inside and outside of the classroom. Failure and maki…

Whether or not you have actually watched a televised MMA fight, I feel confident that those who have even heard the colloquial term “cage fighting” perceive it to be a pretty bloody and violent sport. I completely understand why you wouldn’t necessarily want to watch two people reshaping eac…

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and with it comes dialogue spread throughout campus about preventing assault and being allies to those who have endured it. Posters sporting the teal blue of the sexual assault awareness ribbon can be found throughout campus, as well as buttons promot…

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