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An unlikely love story: the couple that got engaged at the Duck game

This past Saturday, Oct. 13, graduate student Matthew Van Hook was brought onto the field during the Duck football game against University of Washington to be honored for his service in the United States Army. However, Van Hook took the opportunity to honor his relationship with Makenzie Kruger by making …

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Review: ‘Fear’ gives readers an inside scoop into the White House

Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” depicts what life is like inside Trump’s White House. One of the many people Woodward interviewed was former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who gave insight on what working for the president was really like. Trump was a guy who “never went to class. Never got …

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Video: How are you gearing up for Halloween?

Arts and Culture reporter Jack Forrest takes to the streets to find out how students are gearing up for Halloween!

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Asking for a Friend: How do I make sex last longer?

Asking for a Friend is a weekly Sex and Relationships column hosted by Arts and Culture writer Dana Sparks and fueled by your curiosities. Click here to anonymously submit questions regarding sex, relationships and sex education.   Question: “My boyfriend is really quick when it comes to performing sexually. I …

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Review: Kurt Vile takes his time on ‘Bottle It In’

On “Bassackwards,” a ten-minute single from “Bottle It In,” the twangy indie rocker Kurt Vile recalls spending time as a guest on a friend’s radio show. “There wasn’t no format because well, we like it like that,” he sings. “He was out of his mind and I was way out …

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Video: ASUO Street Faire & EUGFun! Campus Block Party

If you didn’t make it out to the ASUO Street Faire or Campus Block Party, there’s no need to worry! Check out the Emerald’s coverage of the events.

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Ensuring the quality of Eugene’s house show scene

On any given weekend night, hoards of University of Oregon students party in living rooms, basements and kitchens. But instead of trap music blaring through Bluetooth speakers, sweaty 20-somethings play indie rock to a rowdy crowd of their peers. In the morning, residents move couches back into place and clean …

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Review: Kai-Fu Lee’s ‘AI Superpowers’ unpacks artificial intelligence

When a band of prominent business people are endorsing a book that dissects artificial intelligence, there is no doubt that it is a must-read. The director of AI research at Facebook, the CEOs of Microsoft, Salesforce and O’Reilly media, and the former CEO of Apple have all publicly affirmed Kai-Fu …

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Review: Ella Mai’s self-titled debut album doesn’t live up to the hype of her singles

The rhythm and blues genre has had a void of artists keeping a consistent sound — meaning plenty of R&B artists have a pop rollout to compensate for the genre not working commercially. But Ella Mai’s self-titled album, released last Friday, gives R&B fans who wish to have that sound …

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New coffee on the block: Riff Cold Brewed

The Riff Cold Brewed Tap Shack opened at four in the morning on Sept. 22, just in time for the College Gameday rush. Opening early was a way to get business before more popular coffee shops like Starbucks would suck in all of Riff’s potential customers. This little coffee shack, …

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Asking for a friend: Virgin Mary

Asking for a Friend is a weekly Sex and Relationships column hosted by Arts and Culture writer Dana Sparks and fueled by your curiosities. Click here to anonymously submit questions regarding sex, relationships and sex education.   Question: “How do I navigate dating in college as a virgin? Seems like …

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Pumpkin spicy: the 7 strangest pumpkin spice fall products

The Eugene sunshine has officially gone missing, syllabus week is over and pumpkin flavors have hit the shelves. The color orange has taken over and pumpkin spice can be smelled from a mile away. Every year companies get more creative with what products they decide to turn pumpkin-flavored — this …

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Follow your bliss: The journey of a Eugene potter

On her first night as a pizza delivery driver in 1989, 18-year-old Amy Palatnick got mugged at knifepoint. A week later she was in a car accident. Piece by piece, the overachieving pre-med student began to crumble to bits. In an effort to regain control of her life, she took …

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Photos: Inside the crowd at the Deadbeats Tour Eugene

                                  Follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics

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Review: Deadbeats tour brings headbanging electronic bass to Cuthbert

On most fall Saturdays in Eugene, Alton Baker Park is filled with masses of Ducks football fans flocking to Autzen Stadium. Many fans attend just to see Heisman hopeful quarterback Justin Herbert. But with Herbert’s Ducks resting on Saturday, Oct. 6, the park was void of football fanatics — the …

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First openly transgender man in UO Greek Life transitions Delta Upsilon style

The fall 2018 rush season is almost over, and like many fraternity members, sophomore Oliver Cochener is looking forward to more free time. Even though the process can be stressful, he remembers fondly the time he spent rushing in fall 2017 and views it as a major hurdle he overcame. …

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‘Summoning The Muse’ gives various takes on witchcraft just in time for Halloween

The first week of October has come and gone. Preparation for Halloween festivities is upon us, and art gallery director Aunia Kahn is approaching this year with a twist. “Summoning the Muse: A Witchy Exhibit,” is an art exhibit showcasing all aspects of things that would define the classic witch. …

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Review: Terry Bozzio displays a mastery of percussion at WOW Hall

Some might see Terry Bozzio’s enormous drum kit and assume he is compensating for something. The musician’s 38-drum setup, known simply as “The Big Kit,” took up the entire stage at WOW Hall on Thursday night during a solo show — but nothing was excessive or even gimmicky. Throughout his …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends: Songs for fall

As the leaves change into the warm colors of red, orange and yellow, the air now bringing with it a cold pinch, one thing is clear: Fall has arrived, and with it, another episode of Emerald Recommends from the Emerald Podcast Network. In the first episode of Emerald Recommends of …

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Asking for a friend: Can I date my GE?

Asking for a Friend is a weekly Sex and Relationship column hosted by Arts and Culture writer Dana Sparks and fueled by your curiosities. Click here to anonymously submit questions regarding sex, relationships and sex education.   Question: “I’m in a course with a GE I’ve had before. We’ve chatted …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Regenerative Medicine and the Knight Campus

Many animals possess the ability to regenerate entire limbs, but our human bodies have limited regenerative properties. We can heal our broken bones, and we could regenerate the tip of our finger if cut off, but what if we could go beyond? What if we could regenerate our fingers, our …

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UO students talk fall fashion

The changing seasons on campus is clear — the leaves are falling, the skies are darkening and in the words of High School Musical’s Sharpay Evans, “It’s out with the old and in with the new.” University of Oregon students are no strangers to fall; the ducks know exactly how …

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Review: Lucie Greene’s ‘Silicon States’ falls flat in its attempt to explain the problems with big tech

Within the first chapter of “Silicon States,” author Lucie Greene sets herself up as a journalist who is in the business of predicting the future, and, in particular, the way that tech is going to inevitably destroy the lives of the future generations. “Silicon States” is a non-fiction book that …

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Review: Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner reflects on growing up in Eugene at intimate WOW Hall show

At 16 years old, Michelle Zauner wore bootcut jeans and Forever 21 t-shirts while she played simple sets at WOW Hall with only an acoustic guitar. A decade later, she joked with the crowd at another WOW Hall performance. During a homecoming show on Friday night, Zauner, who now plays …

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Taylor’s: Is this the end?

In the nearly 100 years since Taylor’s Bar and Grill opened its doors, it has been known for rambunctious energy. One owner drove a motorcycle through the bar. Another fought off a man who bit his thumb. But recently, Taylor’s has come under fire for allegations of more serious offenses …

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Ducks After Dark: A different kind of party

On Thursday nights in the Erb Memorial Union, the Redwood Auditorium smells like fresh popcorn and is filled with over a hundred University of Oregon students. Attendees dance to music and socialize while they wait in line for Ducks After Dark to begin. The weekly event is open to all …

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Photos: Japanese Breakfast makes an indie rock homecoming to Eugene

                                  Follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics

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Not like the movies: Your summer romance and how to handle it this fall term

The chemistry that brews between lovers during the summer has been the fodder for an endless number of novels, songs and cinema. The magic of getting lost in another person and breathing new passion into a slow summer has roots in real life, but also in expectations that bud from …

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