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 Your words may have been “offensive” or “outdated.”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…

For many, college can serve as a way to get out of their comfort zone and meet new people; however, it can be intimidating to walk up to a perfect stranger and introduce yourself, especially if the person is someone you hope to pursue romantically. That is where dating apps come in. With the…

Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, was a sea of green and gold as Oregon and Baylor fans flooded in. In a historic moment on April 5, 2019, the Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team took the court for its first Final Four appearance in program history. The Ducks battled all season long, and desp…

Editor's note: This article is part of “Breaking the Silence: Shining a Light on Oregon’s Suicide Crisis,” which is a statewide project that emphasizes suicide prevention and awareness in the week of April 7-14. Click here for a list of resources for anyone who may be in crisis.

We’ve all sat around a table at a restaurant, trying to decide how much of a tip to leave for the waiter or waitress. If it was a delicious meal with spectacular service, you’d think that would constitute for a generous tip, right? Maybe not.

In this age of “fake news,” trust in news media is at an all-time low. Increased use of social media and the internet in recent years have exacerbated this problem. There is a huge increase in misinformation on the internet, and it’s difficult to weed out what is true. Genuine news media pub…

Service animals draw a lot of attention while they’re out working in public. Their adorable vests and professional posture make them the cutest laborers in town. But what some people try to pull off as a “therapy animal” might surprise you, and it’s ruining the system for people who actually…

Every year over spring break, college students trade in their textbooks for a 6-pack of beer and set out for warmer and sunnier destinations. Spring break has become a sort of competition to see who can have the wildest, most party-filled week and live to tell the stories. But what appears t…

Every home game Matt Knight Arena is packed with fans. The energy is incredible as students, families and alum pour into the stadium. The school spirit and passion of the fans shake the stadium after every basket. This energy is what makes Oregon basketball so unique. Oregon basketball games…

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