Throughout my childhood my mother engrained in mind the importance of being a strong woman and using my power as a woman to raise the voices of other marginalized communities. I chased this very idea during my last four years of college and during that pursuit I came across Women in Business…

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Visualize two different lives. One where you are furrowing your brows and gritting your teeth over the onslaught of problems you face, or a more pleasant one. A life where you have less stress and you can more easily confront your problems.

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Performative allyship is the practice of talking a big talk about being an ally, but not backing it up; in other words, allyship that exists as an occasional public “performance” instead of a continuous, well-informed labor. Beyond being ineffective, performative allyship often contributes t…

“Hey, did you hear what Kanye said?” This is a phrase I’ve become all too familiar with over the last week. My friends and family alike chimed in to express their distaste with rapper Kanye West’s behavior. On Oct. 11th, Kanye visited president Trump in the White House for lunch with NFL leg…

“I just don’t get how you can support ideas like this,” a University of Oregon undergraduate said at a politically conservative event — and then marched off in her brand new Nike tennis shoes. The irony of the situation wasn’t lost on me.

We live in a country with problems. School shootings, global warming, political polarization and human rights violations are only a handful of the issues that we face. The news is littered with stories of violence and tragedy every day. As they say, if it bleeds it leads. With all of this tr…

I’ve gotten used to smelling Juul smoke in my 9 a.m. lecture. It’s rare if I don’t see puffs of smoke periodically floating overhead in class. This is a clear sign that the Juul has become ubiquitous among students.

We live in a country with problems. School shootings, global warming, political polarization and human rights violations are only a handful of the issues that we face. The news is littered with stories of violence and tragedy every day. As they say, if it bleeds it leads. With all of this tr…

I’ve gotten used to smelling Juul smoke in my 9 a.m. lecture. It’s rare if I don’t see puffs of smoke periodically floating overhead in class. This is a clear sign that the Juul has become ubiquitous among students.

Of the new measures Oregon has up for vote, Measure 106 involves a topic that is likely the most emotional and controversial: abortion. Measure 106 would prevent the use of government money, more specifically Medicaid and the Oregon Health Plan, from being used to pay for abortions.

The night of Oct. 6, I found myself in front of the television for four consecutive hours watching men and women beating each other to a pulp. This was UFC 229: McGregor v. Khabib, its violent glory withheld from network television in lieu of pay-per-view. Maybe I had forgotten that UFC stan…

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s the golden rule, and from my experience, the Oregonian way. Or at least, it’s supposed to be. A new measure up for vote, Measure 105, is threatening to take away Oregon’s status as a sanctuary state. This new measure will put that gol…

“Don’t slouch,” parents may say. “Stand erect,” the wise uncles will urge. “Push your shoulders back,” others will demand. Yet in spite of these warnings, people continue to ruin their backs. They will slouch, they will toddle with their heads down and they will curl over to read their text …

I sat in the lobby of the counseling center at the end of spring term with an uneasy feeling in my stomach. The past year, I was the happiest I had been in a long time, but there was still a heavy weight pressing on my heart. I didn’t know what it was that was so unsettling to me in that mom…

It’s a dangerous job to try and remove sixty-five year old landmines from unstable soil, but that is the task at hand for South and North Korean soldiers. North Korea’s ever charismatic leader Kim Jong-Un has begun lowering his defenses for the first time. This came in the form of landmines …

Band kids are often the most overlooked part of any sporting event, but they’re still always there, supporting the teams and giving the fans and players that much needed boost to morale. But what happens when those same people that they support game in and game out not only don’t support the…

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Serena Williams was dethroned in the 2018 Women’s US Open final by twenty-year-old Naomi Osaka. Apart from this being an important victory for Osaka, it has also set an important precedent for women’s tennis. Serena was the recipient of a violation for coaching, then subsequently a violation…

It was a term I first heard while cashiering during the summer after my senior year of high school— U.C. Eugene. A current University of Oregon student came through my line, and I asked him if he liked it there because I was planning on attending in the fall. His response, “Yeah, I love it!”…

On September 14th, Netflix aired the fifth season of their ever depressing animated original, Bojack Horseman. Since season one, Will Arnett has been loaning his voice to the titular character, guiding the show through its many ups and downs. Bojack Horseman is a show that takes on difficult…

On Sept. 22, I woke up and found a familiar sight on my Facebook feed. As I fought back the surreal feeling of déjà vu, I read through countless #whyididntreport stories, mostly from fellow women. For the second or third time this year, I joined the latest hashtag and went on to describe the…

Americans reacted with both praise and condemnation when football quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner in 2016. Some critics labelled the footballer as “unpatriotic.” But there is nothing unpatriotic about Kaepernick.

The last ten months has seen the Hip Hop community coping with the loss of three major artists. Rappers Lil Peep and XXXTentacion passed away earlier this year, but most recently, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his California home. The death was ruled an apparent overdose whi…

Recently, the Emerald ran a piece titled “Health doesn’t come in supersized portions” which offered a critique on the “Health At Every Size” (HAES) campaign. While I don’t subscribe to the HAES campaign—because I don’t believe it is radical enough—the arguments leveled against it were not un…

Throw away that spinach, tuck your running shoes back into the closet and cancel your gym membership because, according to the approach of the fat acceptance movement known as “Health At Every Size,” you’re only wasting your time. HAES calls for a “weight neutral” outlook toward healthcare. …

Greek Life is almost ubiquitous with college life, and is often held up as an institution that instills senses of community, character, friendship, leadership and charity among its members.

Dr. Karen Freberg is an internationally recognized social media expert. She is a published author and has worked for well-known companies such as Cinnabon, the Kentucky Derby Festival, Adidas and others. She came to the University of Oregon on May 23 as a guest speaker for the Game Changer S…

Before coming to college, many students stayed active through athletic programs or PE classes at school. Once students come to college, many subconsciously distance themselves from their previously active lifestyles. It’s tough to push yourself to go to the Student Rec Center when you’d rath…

Last month, I attended a University of Oregon seminar centered around activism in sports, which was part of President Michael Schill’s Freedom of Expression initiative to explore the limits of freedom of expression on college campuses.

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, …

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