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Wednesday’s study abroad fair at the EMU gives students a chance to explore

On Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the EMU Main Ballroom, Global Education Oregon (GEO) will host the annual fall study abroad fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature representatives from all 200 programs featured in GEO’s arsenal. According to Sam Bethel, Campus and Partner Relations Coordinator for Global …

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UO Stand-Up society moves open-mic nights to Falling Sky

There’s a lot of pressure for students to go out on weekends and make the most of their educational experience outside of the classroom. Not every career can be learned in a classroom and college offers a lot of easy opportunities to participate in a variety of clubs. Sometimes this …

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Things to do this week Nov. 10-16: Cheese tasting, EUCON, Change Food Festival Viewing, Saturday Market

Friday, Nov. 11: Noble Cheeses of France at Provisions Market Hall (296 E. Fifth Ave.), 5:30 p.m., tickets $30 Provisions Market Hall is hosting a talk, tasting and discussion class with cheese-monger Sam Rollins for those interested in the process of making artisan cheese. With a focus on French cheeses, …

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Be Well Wednesdays allow students to destress after midterms

Midterms are finally drawing to a close, but that doesn’t always mean that the pressure is off. Stress from school, social lives and work can continue to weigh on students throughout the year, but long-term stress can have lasting negative effects on both mental and physical health. While there are …

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Zeds Dead gives lackluster performance at McDonald Theater

Just picture this: two hundred coked-up, Molly-d out ravers waiting for forty minutes between sets. That’s what happened on Saturday night at the McDonald Theater after the second act, Big Wild, finished his set. It took Zeds Dead forty minutes to appear on stage. To make matters worse, Zeds Dead’s …

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Things to do this week Nov. 3-9: Career Fair, Play in the Rain Day, A$AP Ferg

Thursday, Nov. 3: CHERUB at the McDonald Theater (1010 Willamette St), 8 p.m., tickets $23-$25 Known for its popular single “Doses and Mimosas,” CHERUB — including Nashville natives Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber – plays with a sound that is distinctly indie-electro, with plenty of synths, harmonies and repeated drum …

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Q&A: Shook Twins start 2016 tour after release of new single ‘Call Me Out’

Saturday, Nov. 5: Shook Twins at Hi-Fi Music Hall (44 East 7th Ave.), doors: 7 p.m., show: 8 p.m., advance tickets: $16, day of show tickets: $20 The folk-pop band Shook Twins is aptly named, getting its title from two members who are identical twin sisters: Laurie and Katelyn Shook. …

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UO Insight Seminars connect university with community via liberal arts

While the University of Oregon has many enriching programs for its students, it also strives to maintain a connection with community around campus. One of these such programs is the UO Insight Seminars which focus on engaging the Eugene and Springfield community with the liberal arts. Hosted by the UO …

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Chance the Rapper brings love, life, and the pursuit of happiness to Portland

Chance the Rapper is this generation’s superstar. There’s no doubt that the 23-year-old rapper from Chicago is hugely popular. He’s been on Ellen, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show and The Tonight Show. He’s been featured on over a dozen different artists’ songs, including those by Kanye West, Busta Rhymes and …

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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s 2 p.m. Talks provide a personalized tour

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.) sits on the fringe of campus. This University of Oregon treasure was officially created in 1935 and is a repository for fossils and artifacts from all around Oregon. The museum’s affiliation with the university can be traced back to …

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Get groovy on Halloween at the Campbell Club

There is a red house on 1670 Alder St. with green lining and a big porch. There’s usually a sign up advertising various concerts, benefits and open mic nights and at least one character sitting outside. Some nights you can hear music spilling out the cracks of the house and …

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‘Animal House of Blues’ director reflects on the production of ‘Animal House’ ahead of Halloween party

For some, the typical image of college consists of students mingling on the quad and mountains of homework to be completed. For others, the idea of college immediately triggers John “Bluto” Blutarsky and Eric “Otter” Stratton rallying the men of Delta Tau Chi chanting “Toga!” at the top of their …

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Things to do this week Oct. 27-Nov. 2: ‘Rocky Horror,’ ‘Here, There, and Everywhere,’ Shakespeare

Thursday Oct. 27: “Motoring Out of Time: Histories of Technology and Development in Tanzania” at Knight Library Browsing Room (1501 Kincaid St.), 12-1:15 p.m., free Led by Dr. Joshua Grace, a renowned historian, this lecture will focus on cultures of technology, mobility and development in Tanzania from the 1870s to …

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Comedy-folk-punk duo ShiSho: Teenagers with a decade of music experience

When Tommy Stinson played on The Replacements’ 1980 album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash, at the age of 13, he was considered freakishly young to be in a band signed to a record label. Now, as 50-year-old Stinson prepares for a Friday “Cowboys in the Campfire” tour performance at …

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Things to do this week Oct. 20-26: Medieval Sensorium, club hockey, Bad Religion and giant pumpkin carving

Friday, Oct. 21: The Hidden Histories Of Art: Sights and Sounds of a Medieval Sensorium at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Ln.), 12 p.m., free Music and art have a strange power to inspire and create emotional responses in people, and since medieval times, the two have paired …

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David McCosh’s vivid lithography appears at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

It is easy to overlook the tiny Morris Graves Gallery, hidden in the halls of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Because many larger exhibits occupy the long halls in the museum, one could easily walk right through the Graves Gallery, unaware of its existence. But the gallery houses a new …

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Willamalane offers unique fitness and arts classes to busy students

There aren’t many places that offer classes about the art of henna, tai chi and woodworking all under the same roof, but Lane County has a nationally renowned community department that does. The Willamalane Park and Recreation District recently won the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for best parks and recreation department, …

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Preview: Anthropologist Jason Younker discusses upcoming panel

On Friday, Oct. 14, the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History will host a panel discussion titled Fall Archaeology Talks: In Search of the First Americans. Jason Younker, UO’s assistant vice president, advisor to the president on sovereignty and government to government relations and member of the Coquille Indian …

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Preview: Renowned religious scholar Reza Aslan to lecture on campus Oct. 18

Reza Aslan, a world-renowned author, commentator, professor, producer and expert of religion will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 18, about religion, identity and the future of America. The talk will be held in Straub 156 at 7:30 p.m. and is facilitated by the Oregon Humanities Center. Aslan’s insight on the divides …

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Ruby: Don’t Be A Dick – A Guide to Concert Etiquette

Live concerts are supposed to be one of the most special experiences any music enthusiast can have. You get to see your favorite artist mere feet in front of you and listen to their music with dozens (and perhaps even hundreds or thousands) of other people who want to enjoy …

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The Head and the Heart brings a new vibe and unique passion to McDonald Theater

A Sunday evening in Eugene in usually characterized by cramming for quizzes, rushing through homework, or simply recovering from a big gameday weekend. But for concert-goers at McDonald Theater last night, an emotional weekend came to a close with a dynamic performance by The Head and the Heart. The Head …

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Ten seconds with Springsteen: Inside the ‘Born To Run’ meet and greet at Powell’s

I’m prone to injuring myself in stupid ways. In eighth grade I tried to make a half court shot in basketball without warming up in 54 degree weather and, unsurprisingly, threw my back out and lost a bet. During a high school tennis match, I once hit myself in the …

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Things to do this week: Jordan Schnitzer reception, rodeo at Matt Knight, Archives Fest at Knight Library

Friday, Sept. 30 — Fall Opening Reception at Jordan Schnitzer (1430 Johnson Ln.) 6-8 p.m. Free. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will be kicking off the new school year with a yearly reception, inviting the public to view the most recent exhibits. This year’s featured exhibits include “Scrimmage: Football in …

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Review: A night with Animal Collective at McDonald Theatre

For most people, Monday evening primarily gravitated around a very specific debate between two people, both of whom are competing for the same job. The conversation included whether one believes that climate change was a hoax concocted by the Chinese, how to alleviate the relationship between the black community and …

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Review: Fruit Bats’ blissful show at HiFi Music Hall

The Portland-based indie-rock band Fruit Bats certainly deserves your attention, even if the name doesn’t always ring a bell. Even the HiFi doorman cordially greeted me: “’Sup, man? You here to see Fruit Flies?” In terms of masterful, textured arrangements and poetic, elegant lyrics, Fruit Bats are arguably the closest …

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Review: What So Not, Tkay Maidza and Graves impress at WOW Hall

Australian electronic music producer What So Not performed at WOW Hall on Wednesday night, bringing Eugene electronic music fans one of the best shows since Mad Decent Block Party. The man behind What So Not, Emoh Instead, brought amazing energy to the hall which was filled with passionate fans. The show …

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Preview: Fruit Bats coming to HiFi Music Hall this Friday

In the last three albums from Fruit Bats, an indie-folk band previously based in Chicago, then Seattle and now Portland, singer-songwriter Eric D. Johnson knits restless tales about feelings of inadequacy and homesickness, processing moods of malaise and solitude. As such: Fruit Bats’ Tripper is an excellent record to drink …

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Things to do this week: Stone Soup Book Signing, UO Flock Party, Ducks vs. Buffaloes

Featured: Fruit Bats coming to HiFi Music Hall this Friday “Fruit Bats has always been one of those bands [that has] never been the biggest band in the world, but we tend to get a lot of props from other big, notable bands,” Eric D. Johnson, Fruit Bats’ singer-songwriter, told …

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Things to do this week: Carl Verheyen at WOW Hall, Beer 101, Get The Led Out at McDonald Theatre

Featured: Monday, Sept. 12 — Carl Verheyen Band at WOW Hall (291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401) The Carl Verheyen Band will be making their third appearance at WOW Hall this week as part of their The Grand Design Tour 2016. The tour will continue all along the west …

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Photos from Project Pabst 2016: Ice Cube, Tame Impala, stripper astronauts

Musicfest Northwest presents Project Pabst offered an interesting and eclectic lineup this year: Ice Cube, Duran Duran, irreverent rock group Ween, psych-electronic titans Tame Impala, Brooklyn slacker rock Parquet Courts, Portland’s own Unknown Mortal Orchestra and plenty of others. The annual music festival, which took place in Portland this past …

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