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Running smart: Eugene marathoner doesn’t let multiple surgeries stop her

Shaluinn Fullove has been running competitively since she was five years old. After growing up in Los Angeles, she became an athlete at Stanford University, where she ran three cross country races during the 1996 NCAA Championships before graduating with an American studies degree in 2000 and landing a job …

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Review: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa bring 420 festivities to Matthew Knight Arena

Last weekend was a holiday for weed smokers (April 20), and what better way to celebrate than with hip-hop’s famous weed connoisseurs Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa? Embarking on a five-year tradition, Snoop Dogg brought his 420 Wellness Retreat Tour to Eugene at the Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday, April …

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Running smart: Eugene marathoner doesn’t let multiple surgeries stop her

Shaluinn Fullove has been running competitively since she was five years old. After growing up in Los Angeles, she became an athlete at Stanford University, where she ran three cross country races during the 1996 NCAA Championships before graduating with an American studies degree in 2000 and landing a job …

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Photos: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa celebrate the 4/20 weekend at Matthew Knight Arena

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Oregon students are taking a stand on gun violence with ‘Natural Shocks’ theater movement

The topics of gun control and domestic violence are coming together in the one-woman show “Natural Shocks,” on Saturday, April 21 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. A direct reference from William Shakespeare’s famous Hamlet, Act III scene, “To be or not to be…,” where he says,“The heart-ache and …

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Snoop Dogg’s 420 Wellness Retreat Tour celebrates music and wellness in Eugene on the most weed-friendly weekend of the year

With the legalization and increased general tolerance of marijuana, Stoner Christmas, otherwise known as April 20, has seen a boom in commercial potential. And Snoop Dogg — an icon of rap, movies, TV and weed — has been pioneering this development for five years now. For the last half-decade, on …

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The ‘Architecture of Internment’ exhibit is an eye-opening part of the 13th Annual DisOrient Asian-American Film Festival of Oregon

Until Sunday, April 22, a series of 13 haunting boards will sit on display in the lobby of Straub Hall. “The Architecture of Internment: the Build Up to Wartime Incarceration” exhibit details Oregon’s involvement in the Japanese internment camps from 1941 – 1942, following the attacks on Pearl Harbor. President …

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Opening of MoPOP exhibit ‘Marvel: Universe of Superheroes’ marks a new era for Marvel comics

Throughout the last decade, Marvel Studios has produced 18 feature-length films, six Netflix television series and three ABC television series. With characters such as Spider-Man, The Hulk and Black Panther as its guides, Marvel has revolutionized the media industry, according to University of Oregon professor of English and Comic Studies, …

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UO outdoor program offers students a springtime adventure every weekend

The Outdoor Program is hosting several spring student-led outings every weekend this term. These trips are aimed toward beginners as far as expertise in the outdoors goes, and are relatively cheap (the most expensive upcoming trip is $25). Spring season outings include water-based activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, floating and …

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Review: Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen performs an intimate acoustic set at WOW Hall

Joe Jack Talcum — a founding member of the cult punk rock outfit the Dead Milkmen — performed an acoustic solo set at the WOW Hall on Monday. The venue was less than halfway full, with only about fifty people in the audience, but Talcum gave a more than worthwhile …

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Former ‘National Geographic’ photo editor visits UO to inspire the next generation of environmental photojournalists

When former National Geographic executive photo and environment editor, Dennis Dimick, flies across the United States, he tries to get a window seat. He hopes for clear skies over areas facing unprecedented water, snowpack and land use challenges, such as the Southwest. Sometimes he gets a chance to take a …

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Fixing Wikipedia’s gender gap: Women editors are coming together to address Wikipedia’s gender trouble

Wikipedia is overly filled with male editors. According to a 2011 study, 90 percent of editors are male, while only nine percent are women. As one of the top sites visited worldwide according to Alexa’s top 500 sites on the web, most of the information consumed is penned by males. …

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Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ mixes family drama with high-concept horror

The biggest success of John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” comes from its willingness to live up to its title. The film, which tracks the Abbott family living on a farm in a post-apocalyptic landscape, opens with silence. A series of opening shots display the remnants of a small town. Empty …

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‘It’s like a puzzle’: Naked Giants’ bassist Gianni Aiello talks songwriting and new album ‘Sluff’

Science and music connect on an inherent level for Naked Giants’ bassist Gianni Aiello — maybe more so than they do for the average person. While studying biochemistry at the University of Washington, he found that some people have a natural skill for flipping molecules around visually in their brain, …

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Review: Alvvays brings its layered indie pop to the Hi-Fi Music Hall

The Canadian indie pop band Alvvays generated a lot of buzz last year with the release of its sophomore record “Antisocialites.” During a concert at the Hi-Fi Music Hall in Eugene this Sunday, a crowd of mostly hip twenty-somethings were able to see the band perform nearly every song from …

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UO physics professor and guitarist examines the close connection between science and music

University of Oregon physics professor Timothy Jenkins has been passionate about science and music since a young age. Growing up on a farm in Ridgefield, Washington, about 25 miles north of Portland, Jenkins enjoyed singing in his church choir. At the same time, he cultivated an interest in science from …

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“Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race and identity

“Your hair is your glory,” Kristen Clayton’s mom told her over and over. She would hover above her daughter’s head and work her hands through the thick, waist-length curls. For Clayton, these moments were a sacred, ritualistic practice. In Melbourne, Florida, where Clayton grew up, she was the only African …

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Review: Car Seat Headrest and fellow Seattle band Naked Giants bring ‘Twin Fantasy’ favorites to WOW Hall

The Seattle-based indie rock band Car Seat Headrest made a stop in Eugene Friday night for a sold-out show at WOW Hall. The tour was in support of the band’s most recent album, “Twin Fantasy (Face to Face).” Fellow Seattle band Naked Giants provided an opening set and also joined …

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Jeremy Wade talks river pollution, ‘River Monsters’ success ahead of his new show ‘Mighty Rivers’

Jeremy Wade, expert fisherman and biologist, has turned over nearly every stone when it comes to freshwater fishing. Known best for his legendary catches on the Animal Planet show, “River Monsters,” which concluded its ninth and final season last year, Wade has traversed the world’s rivers for nearly 35 years …

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Annual drag show benefit for HIV Alliance ‘Damsels, Divas and Dames’ hits the stage Saturday

“Damsels, Divas and Dames: 19 and Facing the Bronze Age,” or “Triple D” as show producer/director William Sullivan calls it, is the 19th annual Eugene drag show extravaganza promising two-and-a-half hours of singing and dancing. It’s all for a good cause too. The show’s net profit goes directly to a …

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Friday playlist: Best music released during winter term

Now that spring is upon us, summer is just around the corner, which means many artists will start releasing music in hopes of landing the coveted “song of summer.” But before we look forward to those upcoming releases, let’s first reflect on how winter term has come and gone and …

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Continuing co-op culture: Inside Eugene’s historic student housing co-ops

Sun leaks in to the Janet Smith House’s living room, lighting dust particles and debris from maintenance work happening in the kitchen next door. A small white projector screen sits blank on a metal stand and there are pillows, instruments and other knick knacks scattered around the room. Just outside, …

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John Krasinski talks about directing his new horror film, ‘A Quiet Place’

“A Quiet Place” looks like the creation of an experienced horror director. The film tracks a family in a post-apocalyptic New York, ravaged by an unexplained event. Monsters hunt human survivors through sound, turning any remaining human civilizations into widespread cat-and-mouse games. Silence is the only lasting defense for Lee …

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Seattle bands Car Seat Headrest and Naked Giants will join forces at WOW Hall on April 6

Fewer than two years after Seattle bands Car Seat Headrest and Naked Giants were in town, they return this week, beginning a tour in support of Car Seat Headrest’s redo of its early Bandcamp release, “Twin Fantasy.” Car Seat Headrest, which comprises Will Toledo, Ethan Ives, University of Oregon alum …

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Science Pick of the Week: Future Knight Campus Director Robert Guldberg talks Regenerative Medicine in upcoming lecture

Examples of regenerative medicine sound like science fiction: 3D tissue printing, regrowing tissue and stem cell therapy. But Dr. Robert Guldberg, incoming director of the Knight Campus and current executive director of the bioengineering institute at Georgia Tech, will tell you that many such techniques are not only real, but …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibit ‘Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty’ begs viewers to look closer at the natural world

The renowned, Eugene-based artist Keith Achepohl said that his works currently on display in the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art are “all about the life and death of plants.” The exhibit, “Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty,” will remain in the JSMA Barker Gallery until April 29. However, …

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Review: Wes Anderson’s stop-motion ‘Isle of Dogs’ is aesthetically stylish yet emotionally hollow

With his latest film “Isle of Dogs,” the famously meticulous Wes Anderson has presented himself with a challenge: Is it possible to make a derelict island full of rancid garbage and mangy mutts beautiful? Using muted tones, intricate sets, and a gorgeous mixture of hand-drawn and stop-motion animation, Anderson has …

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‘Hitler vs Picasso and The Others’ at the Broadway Metro theater reveals the Nazis’ use of art to propagandize

Art doesn’t always serve to expand one’s mind or represent complex ideas or culture. The context in which people present art influences how viewers perceive it. Picasso said painting “is an instrument of war, an offensive and defensive weapon against an enemy.” Sometimes art can be used maliciously, as the …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends: Songs for spring

Join Senior Arts and Culture Editor Sararosa Davies and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan as they discuss their picks for the songs for spring. These songs are meant to welcome the spring sun and move away from the cold and wet winter, as well as encapsulate all the fresh emotions as …

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