Arts & Culture

Need to know

Print this out and keep it next to your computer, in your wallet or stuck in your planner. 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. …

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The basics

Incidental fees are prescribed under state law to pay for the “cultural and physical development” of students enrolled at an Oregon University System institution. Laws governing them also require a role for students in determining their cost, and at the University of Oregon, that takes the form of the student …

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How to

If The Duck Store seems like it is charging a wing and a leg for textbooks, there are other places to go that could help you save. Be sure when buying used books online or in store that the edition and volume match the required textbook for class; take your …

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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. All the more reason for students …

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Residence life 101

Leslie Montgomery 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 …

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Take it from me…

“Get here as early as possible when you’re coming here as a freshman; get here five days in advance, get to know everybody in your hall, introduce yourself, be open to putting yourself out there … Be sure you know these are the people you’ll be living with for the …

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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 …

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Music

Bach

For nearly four decades the Oregon Bach Festival has delighted audiences by producing musical performances celebrating the work of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. While the festival’s repertoire has boasted many internationally known artists such as Sylvia McNair, Ben Heppner and Bobby McFerrin, a primary focus of the event is …

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Featured Bach Festival events

Tap dance star, guru busts a move Tony Award-winning tap dancer Savion Glover is offering free dance lessons July 9 at the Hult Center’s The Studio. Prior to the lessons, Glover will host a youth-oriented demonstration and performance. The performance, which has a $5 admission fee, will begin at 11 a.

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Leaping to a new pad

For most, summer brings bike rides along the river, relaxed barbecues with friends and little to no worries. For others, the stresses of putting off finding a place to live finally catch up and summer means a frantic search for housing. Joining their search this year is Frog, the notorious …

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Home-cooked Italian

Whether a candle-lit dinner for two or a dinner party with friends, your wallet won’t object to this Italian style four-course feast. The following will generously serve four guests. Course one Stuffed Mushrooms 2 cups fresh spinach 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 20 medium mushroom caps Olive oil Preheat oven to 375 F.

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Back-Page Essay

I could tell you in great detail about the crystal-blue Mediterranean Sea that borders Alicante’s pristine beaches. I could also show you photos of my Spanish host family, and describe the trendy Alicante nightlife. However, I could never communicate the intangible feelings of cultural immersion and self-discovery during my time …

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Earth-friendly eats

Who would have guessed such a miniscule part of the fine-dining experience could cause such a stir? It wasn’t concocting the perfect blend of savory herbs to marinate the filet mignon steak, nor was it perfecting the house soup according to an ancient family recipe.

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Graduates on the go

With the economy in a slump, the job market follows into crisis mode, and students must maneuver their way through. Three University students are on their way to different career paths after the caps fly at graduation. Seniors, get ready for life-changing advice.

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Sleeping on the fly

At 3 a.m. I awoke to a strange man cuddling my feet. In my dreary state, I checked to make sure I was still hugging the oversized hiking backpack that held my only possessions for the next four months, then glanced around the large, empty waiting area at the Milan Malpensa Airport.

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A balancing act

Two plates sit in front of you. One is filled with pesto pasta, a grilled-cheese sandwich, a pair of egg rolls, a slice of pepperoni pizza and, to wash it all down, a 44-ounce cup of Mountain Dew. The second plate has a few carrot sticks, super-fiber grain, brussels sprouts and a pile of black beans sitting next to a cup of tea.

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Survival Guide

Loose sand shifted in the wind under the exhausted feet of National Outdoor Leadership School hikers throughout southeastern Utah. The crew had been hiking eight to nine miles every day for the past month. Ted Maas, a University geology major, felt shooting pains in his hamstrings.

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Dear Professor

Over the course of our University careers, we become acclimated to our educational surroundings. As students, we just want to achieve what we came here for. Time goes on and we get used to the idiosyncrasies of those around us, including our professors. In the interest of the betterment of our institution, here is a list of the top five things professors should know, but don’t.

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