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Music: A haunting Halloween playlist

Halloween is officially here and you can’t truly enjoy the holiday without immersing yourself completely in the haunted spirit. From costume parties to a casual, laid back celebration, this playlist should help you feel immersed in the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve.

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Sex: From Ninja Turtles to sexy Big Birds—a reflection on Halloweens past

It’s Halloween, and I want to go trick-or-treating. I remember the days when Halloween used to signify heaping pumpkin-shaped bags of candy and dressing up as a Ninja Turtle. It meant going door-to-door with my siblings, excitedly seeking the best of goodies, before returning home and trading our favorite pieces …

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Food: Five of the best meals to make with crackers

Looking for a quick snack that’s easy to prepare and cheap? Crackers are usually hidden somewhere in the back of the pantry, and are often an under-appreciated food, never claiming the right as a star to their own dish. With a little dressing-up, the cracker can make a meal all …

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Food: How to cook up some spooky party treats

It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to get creative with food. The best Halloween parties provide bowls of mystery foods that feel like spooky things to freak out their guests. Here’s a quick guide to help you set up a simple, freaky smorgasbord of body parts and gross things made …

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Technology: Horror games for Halloween

A movie or a book can be scary, sure, but video games have the unique power to really get inside your head. Somehow the combination of player agency and immersion give way to some of the most terrifying experiences one can have. Here’s a list of games that will be …

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ASF: Best albums of October

October was a busy, eventful month in the world of music. Between constant releases and a convergence of great shows in Eugene, October was a great month for music. Here are the picks for best albums of October. You can listen to all the tracks on the Spotify widget below …

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Mimic a Fashion Icon: Louise Brooks

Bobs, cloche hats, blazers and tailored shirts. These are some signature features of 1920s actress and flapper Louise Brooks’ style. As the weather gets colder, take some tips from Brooks’ wardrobe. Here are some items to mimic her look: 1. A clutch. It can be beaded, stitched, or plain. For …

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Tech: News week of Oct. 22-26

Big news from Apple this week: the iPad mini was announced. The new tablet PC is smaller, faster and features a longer battery life than the iPad 3. Revealed alongside the new hardware was an update for existing iOS devices and the iPad 4, the next iteration of the classic …

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Nguyen: Remembering that Greek Life is one community

#fightformatt. This hashtag blew up my Twitter feed all day a few days ago from our neighbors at Oregon State University. Curious, I clicked on the link to check out the conversation. Oregon State University’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta began Fight for Matt after one of their brothers was …

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Film: Argo wows with strong performances and art design

“Argo” is an excellent film, a suspense thriller done right. For many, Ben Affleck at the helm was a turn off. They see him as somebody that has burned them in “Gigli.” And while it is right to hate that film, (many of whom say that it is one of …

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Music: Gary Clark Jr. releases debut LP, "Blak and Blu"

If you haven’t been properly introduced to Gary Clark Jr., I’d recommend you put in that effort. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, the increasingly popular and relevant blues guitarist has just released his debut big label album, “Blak and Blu.” Clark takes listeners through blues rock, soul and a …

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Health: Michael Phelps named fittest man ever by Men's Health

It really shouldn’t be any surprise that the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, at 22 total medals, can also claim the title of “fittest man ever.” Retired United States swimmer Michael Phelps, who won four gold and two sliver medals this past summer at the London Olympic Games, was recently …

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Technology: UO now part of the eduroam network service

The University of Oregon announced that the campus network is now part of eduroam, a secure network access service. Eduroam allows students, teachers or other users with login credentials at an eduroam member school to access the wireless network of any member school. This means that visitors from other universities can …

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Food: Domino's hands out free pan pizza on campus

If you were lucky enough to be hanging out in front of Lillis Business Complex or near the EMU on Tuesday you might have gotten yourself a free slice of Domino’s new pan pizza. According to The Huffington Post, Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle announced that they would be giving away …

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Tour my closet: Matt Ellis

  Name: Matt Ellis Year: Junior Major: Biology and Art Hometown: Oregon City, Ore. “Most of my shoes are either dress shoes or Nikes, old Air Forces or Jordans…I like simple things, plain colors and interesting patterns versus graphic tees, and I really like making my own clothes, it is …

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Blrbs Week 5: Presidential debate, random drug testing and Duck football's defense

The final presidential debate is slotted to begin this evening, and all I can think of is what silly things Mitt Romney might say about the Middle East. What with Big Bird and “binders full of women,” combined with a lack of real clash between the major party candidates, I’m …

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Should I cut back on coffee?

Some of us won’t admit it, but we can be addicted to caffeine, whether we get it from sources like soda, energy drinks or coffee. We don’t care where we get it but we love it and don’t think we can function without it. Waking up for an 8 a.m. …

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Bouchat: Foods to help you feel better

Everyone knows that a bowl of chicken noodle soup helps during a cold or flu, but did you know that, according to Woman’s Day Magazine, a baked potato can help ease a hangover headache? There are plenty of easy foods that can help soothe common ailments. Try some of these …

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Fashion: Standout rain gear

Dressing for the season is commonplace. But when that season lasts for six-plus months and is noteworthy for chronic sogginess and darkness, it can leave little motivation for  an expressive wardrobe. While you can’t break through that gray slate of sky, here is a sampling of rain gear that will …

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Sustaining a brotherhood without a house

What’s a fraternity without a fraternity house, a place for the brotherhood to all live under one roof? With the expansion of the UO, Northwest Christian University and Fraternity and Sorority Life, land around campus is sparse. Because of this, not all FSL chapters are housed, eliminating a large aspect …

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Food: A guide to sample living

Do you ever wish you could just go somewhere, eat, leave, and not have to pay? Well, when you know what stores offer free samples on their products, it’s not so hard. Here’s a simple rundown of grocery stores that let customers try before they buy. Costco, of course, is …

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Relationships: A new website analyzes his texts for you

I have many memories of hours spent deciphering crush’s texts. Mostly, these were passed on a girlfriend’s bed during sleepovers in middle school while scenes of dreamy Zac Efron played in the background. I would stress over these texts, smile over these texts, do little happy dances over these texts …

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Tour my closet: Annie Rafferty

  Name: Annie [email protected]@https://www.facebook.com/annie.rafferty1?ref=ts&[email protected]@ Year: Junior Major: Public Relations Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.   “As far as local style, a lot of people in Eugene have underlying style that you don’t really catch because people are bundled up in yoga pants and Northfaces mostly … but there are a bunch …

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Fashion: Material innovations making big impacts

Fishbowl platforms, bottle opener buckles, calculator watches — all are examples of fashion merged with technology. But this year, a couple of creations demonstrated that useful fashion can go beyond the kitschy. This past spring, two Cornell students from Africa engineered a stylish malaria suit that acts as a day …

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Bouchat: What to drink when you've given up soda

As someone with an arguably unhealthy addiction to diet soda, I’ve made it my mission this year to find better beverages to take the place of the can of Diet Dr. Pepper that can normally be found in my hand. It’s not easy — I drank soda as much for …

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Fashion: Top five under $50, women's edition

1. Quilted Teal Bag:  From ModCloth, with a faux leather and gold chain strap. Perfect size to take out for day or night. This is the kind of bag you want to have when you don’t feel like dressing outrageous, but want a piece that makes you stand out, subtly …

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Music: Q&A with Figure

  Josh Gard, more popularly known as Figure, sat down with the Emerald after his set with Big Gigantic in Eugene. The 26-year-old from Evansville, Indiana had never performed in Eugene and was excited to sit down afterwards to talk about his music, the state of electronic music and just …

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Blog: The Head and the Heart brings passion to Eugene

Eugene got an epic, heartwarming gift Wednesday night. Those in attendance for “The Head and the Heart” at the McDonald Theatre were undoubtedly moved by the night’s performances. Eugene played host to three Seattle groups, with “Curtains For You” and Bryan John Appleby opening up for headliners “The Head and …

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Piaskowski: Mediocre DJs taking advantage of electronica explosion

With all the commotion of this past weekend’s Dayglow event at the Cuthbert Amphitheater and the impending onslaught of shows this fall, it’s hard not to recognize Eugene’s ascent into a full-scale market for electronic music. Every season brings a new and more internationally recognized artist to Eugene’s historic music …

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Nguyen: Bid day is a rewarding end to a tiring process

If you recently saw 1,000 women screaming through campus with uniformed costume-like shirts and large signs, it wasn’t a parade. It was bid day. Once a year, every national Panhellenic Council (PHC) sorority on campus offers a bid to a potential new member at the exact same time. This year, …

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