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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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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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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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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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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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Hitting Food Cravings Where It Hurts

Everyone experiences food cravings, yet they can be different for each person. Some might crave food such as french fries or bacon while, for others, cravings lead them to Prince Pucklers. The common underlying trend with these cravings is that they tend to be high in fats, cholesterol and sugars. …

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

                            follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics follow Madi Mather on Instagram: @mmatherphotography

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Emerald Recommends: traditions and tips for the ASUO Spring Street Faire

The sun is out and 13th Avenue’s bike racks have been cordoned off to make room for vendors. The air will soon smell of Hawaiian food and elephant ears, and 13th Avenue will be bustling. The second ASUO Street Faire of the year starts in a few days. Emerald writers …

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Review: Dip It provides students with customizable frozen treats

The Spring term sun is here, which means lounging on one of the many campus lawns is suddenly the fashionable thing to do. And what better way to enjoy the springtime heat than with a refreshing ice cream treat. While Prince Pucklers is the established location when it comes to …

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UO student Becca Marshall receives grant for research on Oregon’s commercial mushroom industry

Love them or hate them, on a burger or in a salad, mushrooms are one of the most sustainable foods people can eat. With Oregon’s wet, temperate climate, which is ideal for mushrooms, the state plays a key role in the industry. But according to University of Oregon senior environmental …

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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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Emerald Blind Taste Test: Halloween Candy

Halloween is today, so Emerald staffers decided to compare and contrast similar Halloween candies. See which staffers guessed right, and hear their thoughts on the best candies. Happy Halloween from the Emerald! Video produced by Lilly Lion.  

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Conversation starters: UO food studies program’s first graduates

Last year’s divisive political season left many Americans feeling like it is hopeless to discuss the local implications of national issues with people who have different opinions than them. Even on a largely progressive college campus like the University of Oregon’s, these topics can be difficult to discuss candidly. But …

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Beloved Eugene restaurant Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen and BBQ to close in near future

Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen and BBQ, a popular and beloved restaurant in the Whiteaker neighborhood, announced today that it will be closing after 15 years in business. The restaurant, at 400 Blair Blvd., made the announcement via Facebook. In the post, current restaurant owner Deb Lee thanked the community and the …

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Through adversity and with plenty of ingenuity, Bon Mi on E 13th Avenue opens

When Yoon Bigot opened her first Bon Mi Vietnamese French Cuisine restaurant in downtown Eugene five years ago, she knew she wanted to open another location closer to the University of Oregon campus one day. On Aug. 18, 2017 that day came, and Bigot’s second Bon Mi restaurant opened on …

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Late-night eats on 13th Ave: Caspian Mediterranean Cafe brings variety to the campus community

Caspian Mediterranean Cafe owner Elhaam Yazdi didn’t predict the success of her restaurant’s now famous American double cheeseburger. It’s become a popular item, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when students are looking for food after bars close. Yazdi decided to expand the establishment’s hours on weekend nights shortly after …

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UO grad Ryan Murff finds success in the Bay Area restaurant business with Cafe Eugene

ALBANY, Calif. — Clam chowder is often grouped with New England-area food staples. But to Ryan Murff, owner and bar manager of Cafe Eugene in Albany, California, a warm bowl of chowder encapsulates Pacific Northwest cuisine. “Clam Chowder was such a large part of my childhood,” Murff said. Growing up in …

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The Washburne Cafe represents a mix of the historic and modern Springfield community

Driving down Springfield’s Main Street, visitors pass historic buildings that were once the heart of the town. Although the city spread out, the street maintains a nostalgic feel. Among its modern restaurants, fabric stores and coffee shops sits the Washburne Cafe. The Washburne’s yellow brickwork stands out among the rest …

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Emerald Blind Taste Test: Campus Area Ice Cream

It’s the hottest time of the year, so the Emerald staff decided to blind taste test cold ice cream on a warm day. Six people tasted six ice creams readily available in the UO campus area: Talenti, Tilamook, Umpqua, Prince Puckler’s, Red Wagon and Safeway Signature Select. Find out where …

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The Old Pad serves new memories to customers in South Eugene

To the community at the University of Oregon, Steve Prefontaine will always be a great runner. But only a few remember him as a bartender. During his time at UO, Prefontaine spent many nights behind the bar of The Paddock, a South Eugene bar and grill that thrived as a …

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Things to do in Eugene for the Fourth of July: Art and the Vineyard, Firecracker Bullride and Butte to Butte race

If you’re in Eugene for the Fourth of July, you might be wracking your brain on how to spend the holiday. Here are a few Eugene events you can attend to celebrate Independence Day. 34th Annual Art and the Vineyard & Freedom Festival Fireworks at Alton Baker Park (200 Day …

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Review: ‘The Reducetarian Solution’ gives readers a diet with less meat

Author Brian Kateman has a new diet that aims to improve people’s health and cut resource consumption. “The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet” is his first book since co-founding the non-profit Reducetarian Foundation …

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Things to do this week: Spring Dance Loft, Beer Dinner at Falling Sky, Honk! Fest Eugene

Wednesday, June 7-June 17: Bowls Around Town at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), free with sign-up Past and Presents, The Museum Store, is hosting an inclusive and interactive project called Bowls Around Town. Stop by the museum to pick up a bowl kit containing …

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Things to do this week: Jean-Luc Ponty, Travis Scott, 2nd Annual Invitational Brew Fest

Thursday, June 1: Jean-Luc Ponty at The Shedd Institute (E Broadway & High St.), 7:30 p.m., $39-$45 Jean-Luc Ponty’s prolific 60-year career has made him a pioneer in the world of jazz fusion. With his virtuosic grasp of the elusive jazz violin, Ponty has catapulted himself among names like Frank Zappa, …

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22 Below brings rolled ice cream to Eugene

Unlike many other University of Oregon students, Kady Chen, 19, won’t be searching for a job after graduation; she is already the co-owner of a local business with her fiancè, Yao Zhang, 21. She will leave UO with a diploma, a job, a fiancè and an infant daughter at home. …

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Cold drinks (alcoholic or non) for hot days

With summer just around the corner, the weather is starting to heat up. This means making the switch from hot to cold drinks, and for those over 21, celebrating the sunshine with alcoholic beverages. This list has cold drink recipes that will keep you cool in the hot days on …

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Best ways to spend less than $10 at the spring ASUO Street Faire

It’s that time of year again when walking down 13th Avenue means wafting smells of curly fries, cotton candy and sizzling hot dogs overwhelm your sense of smell on the way to class. With week 6 comes the spring ASUO Street Faire, drawing in students with delicious food, a majority …

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Things to do this week: May 4-10: Matt De la Pena, Twilight track meet, food festival, HOPS at Falling Sky, herbalism project

Thursday, May 4: “From Struggling Reader to Best-Selling Author” at 156 Straub Hall (UO campus), 5:30 p.m., free and open to the public Young-adult fiction author Matt De la Pena will be speaking about creative writing and literature as part of a day-long event for the department of education studies. …

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