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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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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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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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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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‘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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Review: Documentary ‘Acts and Intermissions’ explores life of anarchist Emma Goldman

The documentary “Acts and Intermissions” by filmmaker Abigail Child isn’t really a documentary. It’s more of a biographical poem about a woman whose biographers have called “The Most Dangerous Woman in America.” The film is an erratic montage through the life of anarchist Emma Goldman. On March 14, the Jordan …

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Eugene play ‘We Are Neighbors’ sparks dialogue about immigration at UO performance

The play “We Are Neighbors” tells the captivating stories of real immigrants living in Lane County and their experiences with belonging, loss and new beginnings. It’s a half-hour one-act play in which a continuously revolving cast of local amateur and professional actors read from a script. On March 6, the …

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Video: Jewish student organizations come together to celebrate Purim

On February 28th, Jewish students came together to celebrate Purim. Local organizations Chabad, Hillel and Akiva hosted an event at Slightly Roasters Coffee to honor one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar. Produced by: Lilly Lion

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Author Jonathan Franzen visits campus, talks fiction writing and bird watching as part of the Collins Distinguished Speakers’ Series

Jonathan Franzen, acclaimed author of novels such as “The Corrections” and “Freedom,” visited the University of Oregon Thursday night as part of the Collins Distinguished Speakers’ Series. After a brief introduction from UO professor David Li, Franzen read from one of his essays, gave some thoughts on novel writing and …

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Manzil Midrash dinner and discussion brings Muslim and Jewish students together

Both the Torah and the Quran mandate followers to welcome weary travelers into one’s home. This mandate is less culturally applicable today, but at a recent Manzil Midrash event, Muslim and Jewish students practiced the spirit of welcoming the stranger over a traditional Mediterranean meal. Oregon Hillel and the Muslim …

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Eugene-native Mat Kearney talks the Ducks, his new album and his hometown

As a young kid, Eugene native Mat Kearney would ditch his seat in McArthur Court just as the final buzzer was about to sound. With the ball in the air on the last shot, the musician-to-be found himself sneaking past the University of Oregon security guards and preparing to charge …

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Brian Reed discusses novel storytelling at Hult Center talk about ‘S-town’ podcast

Senior producer of “This American Life” Brian Reed wanted to create a new genre of storytelling long before he first received an email from John B. McLemore. McLemore would later become the focus of Reed’s podcast, which is now an international phenomenon. He and “Serial” producer Julie Snyder achieved that …

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Podcast: Electronic musician KRANE on his first headlining tour and the release his debut album, “Fallout”

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network,  Associate Arts and Culture Editor Zach Price sits down with Oakland-based electronic music producer Zach Krane to discuss Krane’s transition from a nine-to-five job to a full-time DJ, releasing his debut album and his first headlining tour. Krane’s team gave the Emerald …

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The Baroque Tapestry exhibit at the Schnitzer Museum comes to a close

For the last four months, gasps could be heard in the second floor of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Those gasps ceased when the 17th century tapestry series “The Life of Christ” left the University of Oregon on Jan. 21. The art exhibition “The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of …

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Review: Hippo Campus returns to Portland

The Crystal Ballroom filled with chants Saturday night as the soaring indie-group Hippo Campus brought warm vibes to the drizzly Portland night. Saint Paul, MN-based Hippo Campus comprises Jake Luppen (vocals), Nathan Stocker (guitar), Zach Sutton (bass) and Whistler Allen (drums). Each member goes by the stage names Turntan, Stitches, …

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Euzine Comics & Zine Fest features a variety of independent artists

A large amount of foot traffic came through the Broadway Commerce Center in downtown Eugene for the second annual Euzine Comics & Zine Fest last Saturday. The event featured independent artists tabling a variety of work, which included everything from handmade comics to short-run booklets of poetry and prose. The …

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Review: Hyperplum creates accessible art for the masses

The nine artists that makeup Hyperplum gathered Friday Nov. 10 to display their work in their debut house show “This Is Us” at the Powerhouse garage on 19th Avenue and Oak Street. The nine pieces that were shown in the garage didn’t shy from bold statements on topics such as …

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Movember open mic event sparks dialogue about destructive masculinity

Performers bravely discussed the wretched consequences of destructive masculinity in U.S. culture at the event Speak Easy: A Spoken Word Open Mic in Support of Men’s Health on Nov. 9 in the Common Grounds Cafe in Hamilton Hall. For nearly two hours, students — the majority of whom had never …

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Emerald Recommends: Halloween Songs

“Halloween V mix” — RL Grime While children will be parading in the streets on Oct. 31 in celebration of the largest candy giveaway of the year, EDM fans will be celebrating for a different reason: Los Angeles-based DJ and producer RL Grime will release his sixth annual Halloween mix. The …

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Review: Iron & Wine gives unique intimate experience to sold-out McDonald Theatre

As rain poured on the streets of downtown Eugene, the crowd inside the sold-out McDonald Theatre remained dry, eagerly awaiting Iron & Wine’s calming acoustic sound beneath a dreamy sky of decorative clouds. Sam Beam, better known by his stage name, Iron & Wine, played with a unique supporting band …

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The Department of Comparative Literature begins another promising year of Nomad

The Comparative Literature department hosted its first Nomad meeting of the academic year Tuesday evening. Students and professors gathered for their common love of writing to hear what’s in store for the upcoming year of research, writing and revision. Since 2007, the Nomad program has been pairing undergraduate students with …

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Review: ‘DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition’ forces reflection on the cultural impact of modern development

The exhibit “DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition” on display at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History is powerful. Powerful enough to move former President Barack Obama to sign the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People on Dec. 10, 2010. One hundred forty-four U.N. delegates …

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What killed campus concerts?

One day after performing for over 20,000 at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington, Bob Dylan announced a surprise performance at the 976 capacity EMU Ballroom on the University of Oregon’s campus for an intimate 16-song concert. The June 14, 1999 show sold out before anyone could print posters to …

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Review: James Mercer’s stage presence brings McDonald Theatre to life at The Shins’ concert

Thousands of University of Oregon students and employees dreaded attending classes Monday for the first day of fall term. But for the fortuitous group of ticket holders set to see Portland-based group The Shins, the first day of the 2017-18 school year came with a silver lining. That evening, as …

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Blazing Paddles unites local table tennis enthusiasts

The air is filled with sounds of basketball shoes screeching across hardwood floors and table tennis balls clacking against paddles. “Make sure you get this down: ‘Movement is life,’” said Herb Chereck. For Chereck, a retired registrar at the University of Oregon, movement became a big part of his life …

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Review: Barre3 studio offers ballet, yoga and pilates fusion

Located in Oakway Center’s newest shopping and dining structure, Eugene’s second Barre3 studio opened its doors June 23. Its windows greet customers with the slogan “Ballet barre meets yoga and Pilates.” Barre workouts have a reputation for being difficult because they’re aimed at toning and lengthening muscles that most people …

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