Arts & Culture

Winter around the world

While Christmas might be the most celebrated winter holiday in the U.S., it isn’t the only winter celebration. Here’s a sampling of other holidays and traditions from overseas. AustraliaDown under, Christmas comes around during the summer. Kids finish school in mid-December, and people celebrate by having backyard gatherings and picnics …

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Arts & Culture

A splendid spectacle

Courtesy of the Springfield Christmas Parade While working on this year’s Springfield Christmas Parade, Marilee Woodrow can’t help but become nostalgic about the first time she participated in the parade with her late husband, John. She remembers watching the crowds of people gathered on either side of the floats after …

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Arts & Culture

Celebrating the miracle of light

The miracle of the burning oil led to the celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of light, and while this holiday season is Dec. 11 through the 19, students at Hillel are already looking forward to celebrating together before they return home. For the past three years, the Oregon Hillel …

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Music

Electric tundra

Miles Patterson (drums), Casey Izdepski (keys), Nic Gusset (guitar) and Mark Leahey (guitar) of On The Tundra, hang out in the WOW Hall?s Green Room after performing. Leahey, originally from Detroit, says the group?s lineup hasn?t always been consistent. Patterson, for example, had just three rehearsals before last Saturday night?s …

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Music

Rockin’ out: Concert series mixes music, art

Jack Hunter From a “Prehistoric Beastz and Beatz” themed dance party at The District to a glassblowing workshop for women at Studio West, the Grrrlz Rock festival offers something for everyone. Whether it’s music, dance, theater, visual arts or comedy, Grrrlz Rock is sure to bring the arts community together …

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Music

Musical prodigy directs Mark Twain adaptation

Whether he is performing, directing or listening to music, freshman Nathan Alef’s innate musical abilities have established him as nothing less than a musical genius. Alef’s childhood was full of music. At just 18 months he started playing the piano; at 3 years old he began to refine his skills …

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Music

Showcasing the sounds of harmony

Rena Lev-Bass What do tobacco cans, goat skin and computers all have in common? Well, apparently they’re all musical instruments. “What is the definition of musical instrument? It’s something that makes sound. I’d just like people to be struck by the diversity,” said University ethnomusicology instructor Mark Levy.The Museum of …

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Music

Just strum away

Jack Hunter Guitar players can leave their egos at home this weekend and step aside for the underdog of musical instruments at the third annual Uketoberfest. With a weekend dedicated entirely to the ukulele, performances will range from traditional to contemporary. The uke-intensive festival began as a small-scale project. “When …

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Music

Passion Pit cancels concert

Electro-pop group Passion Pit canceled its free show, scheduled for tonight at the EMU Ballroom at 9 p.m. Lead singer Michael Angelakos is said to be seriously sick with a cold, leaving his voice “completely out of commission,” according to the University Cultural Forum’s Web site. Rescheduling of the event …

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Film & TV

Filming the perfect story

Courtesy Eugene Film Festival Fancy high-tech video equipment, an endless budget and Hollywood’s biggest names may produce the most widely recognized films in the world, however, the nuts and bolts of successful screen writing and film may simply come with the presentation of a captivating and interactive story. Eugene’s upcoming …

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Music

Bob Dylan revisited at Mac Court

Rena Lev-Bass The Bob Dylan Show is sure to stir up nostalgic fire tonight when the legend himself steps on stage at McArthur Court at 7:30 p.m. The concert comes in anticipation of the Dylan’s new album, set to be released on Tuesday. “Christmas in the Heart” will be Dylan’s …

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Music

Just keep marching

Jack Hunter The rows of fold-out tables and a sea of green and yellow uniforms create an illusion of tightly packed sardines, the smell of deli sandwiches permeates from the cement walls of the Moshofsky Sports Center, and the energy of game day buzzes among the musicians who help define …

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Music

Girl Talk’s eclectic style debuts in Eugene

Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” playing over the top of Three 6 Mafia’s “I’d Rather.” Nirvana playing simultaneously with Salt N Pepa. A mashup of songs from as long ago as the 1960s with some just released to the radio. This is what you can expect when turntablist Girl Talk comes to the McDonald Theatre on Sept. 16.

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Music

Play, pause, then repeat – with decades in between

The English Beat
When we think of sentimental, money-spinning rock reunion tours, we usually envision graying, heroin-addled classic rock dinosaurs. But increasingly, the glint of lucre to be had through touring is luring 1970s punk greats and their confederates out of oblivion. Heavyweights such as Sex Pistols, Subhumans, the Specials, Public Image Ltd., Discharge and X-Ray Spex have all come out of retirement this decade, sometimes repeatedly.

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Music

Girl Talk dazzles crowd with high-energy display

Only Gregg Gillis could have the entire audience in a packed McDonald Theatre jumping wildly to his mashed-up music wearing nothing but a plain white T-shirt and blue sweatpants.What he lacked in glitzy ensemble, Gillis made up for in crowd entertainment. For an audience that chanted his stage name, Girl …

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Music

Mashup master to mix at McDonald

 Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” playing over the top of Three 6 Mafia’s “I’d Rather.” Nirvana playing simultaneously with Salt N Pepa. A mashup of songs from as long ago as the 1960s with some just released to the radio. This is what you can expect when turntablist Girl Talk comes to the McDonald Theatre on Sept. 16.

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Film & TVNews

Enjoy the film (and beer, and wine and food …)

Media Credit As the sun sets on the Fifth Street Public Market, movie-goers settle into cushy couches lining the front row of theater one, their beers and popcorn in tow. It’s two-for-one Tuesday and movie tickets are only $2, drawing a slew of couples. “This is better than my living …

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Arts & Culture

Letter from the editor

Hello, and thanks for opening the first pages of the summer 2009 edition of Emerald Magazine, a publication of the Oregon Daily Emerald, the independent student newspaper at the University. We wanted to give you, incoming freshmen and parents, a resource to better acquaint you with this campus and the city.

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Arts & Culture

Arts & entertainment

VENUES: McDonald Theatre 1010 Willamette St. (541) 345-4442 www.mcdonaldtheatre.com With a stage that has served acts such as Elvis Costello, Floater and Modest Mouse, this historic performance venue is a staple in the Eugene music scene. It was built in 1928 and is operated by the family of Ken Kesey – best known for his novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” – who grew up in Springfield.

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Arts & Culture

Finding a job

Students looking to make a few extra dollars can often find employment nearby, even in this economy. Hundreds of students are employed in mostly part-time campus jobs in the Knight Library, the EMU and in most schools and departments. John Kostick, the EMU’s accountant and payroll coordinator, estimates between 350 and 400 students are employed in the EMU and by EMU-funded programs during an average academic year.

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Things you need to know

Hours Hours Hours Never enough in a day… Erb Memorial Union Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Student Recreation Center Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday Noon to 11 p.m. Go …

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Residence life 101

So, you’ve finally hauled all your belongings up the zig-zagging flights of stairs (or, if you’re lucky, up an elevator) to your new, glaringly bare dorm room. You’ve spent months anticipating, planning and packing for your looming freshman year in a residence hall – now what? Stacks of college guide books and campus tours provide general tips and suggestions about what to expect, but they can only go so far.

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It’s your playground

Few places offer the rich variety of outdoor activities that Eugene does. Whether you’re a biker, a climber or even a kayaker, there’s something here for you. If you want to go play a round of Disc golf, there’s a place. Sand volleyball? There are courts all around the area.

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Back-Page Essay

“You’re doing what? You joined a frat?” So went the response from many of my friends back home when I told them I was becoming a member of the Greek system. “Not quite,” came my inevitable reply. “I’m starting a fraternity.” Starting Sigma Pi at the end of my freshman year was not a decision I made lightly, but in the end it was the single best decision I made in my four years here at the University.

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Parental supervision (not) required

The boxes are in, the bags are unpacked and the kids are all settled in. But before mom and dad head off on the road, why not enjoy a parents’ night out? From wine tasting and boutique shopping, to simply taking the time to smell the roses, there’s more to Eugene than just Starbucks and hippie shops.

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Arts & Culture

EM staff gems

Women’s Volleyball Team – Since 1968, the Oregon volleyball team has been spiking, setting and blocking on the floor of McArthur Court. Under the direction of head coach Jim Moore, the Ducks are making a name for themselves in the ultra-competitive Pacific-10 Conference.

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‘Take it from me…’

Jacob West, Junior, Journalism: magazine “Keep your door open in the dorms and go around and visit everyone to make as many new friends as you can.” Michael Weidrick, Junior, Environmental studies “Don’t turn in laptops, if you checked them out, late, because they’re $20 an hour.

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Campus directory

• Access/ABILITY Student Union (Differently abled student org) [email protected] Web site: uoregon.edu/~aability • African Student Association Office: EMU Ste 202 [email protected] Web site: uoregon.edu/~asa/ • Allen Hall Advertising Web site: allenhalladvertising.com • Alternative Dispute Resolution Advocates Office: Knight Law Center (541) 346-3852 • American Advertising Federation Ad Club [email protected] • …

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Arts & CultureCrime

Curbing crime

FBI statistics released June 1 concluded that even as it declined overall in other parts of the country, including Oregon’s four largest cities, crime rose in Eugene last year. Incidents increased in every category, including violent crimes, forcible rape, aggravated assault and property crimes.

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Arts & Culture

Go, fight, win

The Sunday before each game students can go to goducks.com to reserve tickets. Students must first sign up for an account, and can request a ticket during their respective distribution time, which is organized by class. Freshmen claim tickets from 10 a.m. to noon, sophomores from noon to 2 p.m., …

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