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Photos: 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival day three wraps up the holiday weekend

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Photos: 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival day two brings the heat

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Highlights from Sasquatch! Day Two: Lizzo, Girlpool and Japandroids play through the heat

Here are the Emerald’s highlights from day two of Sasquatch! Music Festival 2018. Photos by Sarah Northrop and Dana Sparks below. Lizzo is back at Sasquatch! after three years, but on the main stage this time —something she didn’t know until today. “I didn’t even know I was a main …

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Photos: 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival day one unites fans of all genres

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Podcaster Dylan Marron talks being empathetic but not supportive at UO lecture

Well-known podcaster Dylan Marron visited the University of Oregon on Thursday to showcase how he deals with people who presumably “hate” him. Marron is was nominated for an IFP Gotham Award & Drama Desk and is famous for the hit show “Welcome to Night Vale,” created by Joseph Fink and …

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Review: Illenium wows Cuthbert, drops new track ahead of festival appearance in Las Vegas

The University of Oregon campus was surprisingly quiet for a beautiful Friday night on May 18. That is until the sun started to set behind the valley’s rolling hills and sounds of future bass began erupting from Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater.  On Friday, Denver-based producer and DJ Illenium brought his world-renowned …

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Students help prepare UO for commencement on University Day

University Day is the longest standing tradition at the University of Oregon. On May 17, over 700 students, faculty and community members participated by offering an hour or more of their time to help beautify the UO campus in preparation for commencement ceremonies that will take place June 18. This …

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Preview: Willamette Valley Music Festival brings together local talent with big name headliners

The annual Willamette Valley Music Festival will return to the heart of the University of Oregon campus this Saturday to celebrate Eugene’s music and art scene. The festival will feature a wide variety of music throughout the day with a lineup that includes a slew of local talent in addition …

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Review: Visiting filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s newest film ‘The Rider’ is a compelling force of nature

The land near the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation is grandiose and majestic, but it’s also cruel. Violent storms kick up dust around cowboy Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau), who gazes out at the scenery as he struggles to come to terms with a life-changing injury that may end his rodeo …

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Photos: ASUO’s 2018 Spring Street Faire kicks off on 13th Avenue with rain and shine

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Science Pick of the Week: Visiting geologist discusses the inner workings of Mt. St. Helens ahead of talk at MNCH

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano drew headlines following its recent eruption on Friday. But the Pacific Northwest is a hotbed for geologic activity, too. The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, the John Day Fossil Beds of Eastern Oregon and the Columbia Gorge are emblematic of the region’s tumultuous geologic history. Mount St. …

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Cinco de Mayo event discusses misrepresentations of Mexican culture in U.S.

This Saturday, people across the United States will be tempted to don sombreros and drink excessive quantities of tequila in celebration of a significant date in Mexican history, Cinco de Mayo. But on Wednesday, May 2, over 80 University of Oregon students and community members gathered at the Museum of …

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Filmmaker Chloé Zhao visits UO to teach directing and discuss her new film ‘The Rider,’ realist cinema, and more

For the next two weeks, award-winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao will be here in Eugene guest-teaching a cinema studies course on directing. Zhao recently won the inaugural Bonnie Award, which honors a mid-career woman director, at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. A glowing introduction from filmmaker Ava Duvernay preceded Zhao’s …

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Photos: Wild Child goes beyond ‘Expectations’ with colorful performance at W.O.W. Hall

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Climate Change Symposium seeks to promote collaboration across disciplines

Eugene is at the center of a legal battle that has been called “the biggest court case on the planet,” said University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center director, Mary Wood, at seventh annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium on April 25. The lawsuit, brought by 21 young …

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Recap: The 13th annual DisOrient Film Festival celebrates independent Asian American artists

Last weekend, the Eugene community gathered together for the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, a five day film festival packed with 12 feature-length films and 16 short films created by Asian American filmmakers. According to a study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, 5.7% of …

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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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