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An unlikely love story: the couple that got engaged at the Duck game

This past Saturday, Oct. 13, graduate student Matthew Van Hook was brought onto the field during the Duck football game against University of Washington to be honored for his service in the United States Army. However, Van Hook took the opportunity to honor his relationship with Makenzie Kruger by making …

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Follow your bliss: The journey of a Eugene potter

On her first night as a pizza delivery driver in 1989, 18-year-old Amy Palatnick got mugged at knifepoint. A week later she was in a car accident. Piece by piece, the overachieving pre-med student began to crumble to bits. In an effort to regain control of her life, she took …

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First openly transgender man in UO Greek Life transitions Delta Upsilon style

The fall 2018 rush season is almost over, and like many fraternity members, sophomore Oliver Cochener is looking forward to more free time. Even though the process can be stressful, he remembers fondly the time he spent rushing in fall 2017 and views it as a major hurdle he overcame. …

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The evolution of Eugene’s anarchist movements

Rioters ran through the streets of downtown Eugene, blocking traffic and resisting arrest on June 18, 1999. The event had escalated from an international protest named “Carnival Against Capital” earlier that same day. People went to the nearest bank and started smashing windows according to John Zerzan, a prominent, Eugene-based …

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Triple Take: Father John Misty gets personal on ‘God’s Favorite Customer’

Last spring term, Father John Misty’s third album, “Pure Comedy,” took over the Emerald’s Arts and Culture desk. Three A&C writers broke down the album in a rare Triple Take review, each with their own opinions on the character the former Fleet Foxes drummer inhabits. A little over a year …

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Review: Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary reveals her life outside the Supreme Court

How does a U.S. Supreme Court justice become a pop culture icon in her 80s? She writes impressively lyrical, liberal-leaning dissenting opinions of the Court’s conservative decisions. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has her face printed on t-shirts, socks, coffee mugs and bumper stickers. Some people have even gotten tattoos of …

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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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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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‘It’s like a puzzle’: Naked Giants’ bassist Gianni Aiello talks songwriting and new album ‘Sluff’

Science and music connect on an inherent level for Naked Giants’ bassist Gianni Aiello — maybe more so than they do for the average person. While studying biochemistry at the University of Washington, he found that some people have a natural skill for flipping molecules around visually in their brain, …

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Celebrating Women: Here are three women making a significant impact in the UO community

Do you know a woman making a positive impact in the University of Oregon community? Chances are, you probably do — and chances are, she probably doesn’t get enough recognition. The Emerald asked the UO community to nominate outstanding women as part of Women’s History Month in March. Our newsroom …

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Eugene rapper Endr Won triumphs over hardships and inspires others through his music

Local rapper Endr Won, 32, answers to his stage name just as naturally as he does to his given name, Kenneth. His best friend James refers to him as both but leans towards Kenneth, while the recovering drug addicts he works with at his part-time job refer to him by …

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ screenwriter James Ivory returns to UO for screening and Q&A

Director, screenwriter and University of Oregon alum James Ivory visited campus Sunday evening to answer questions about “Call Me By Your Name.” Ivory produced the film and wrote the Academy Award-nominated script adapted from André Aciman novel of the same name. The event began with a screening of “Call Me …

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How Sarah Jester and Taia Lucas celebrate women, Oprah style

On Jan. 7, 2018, Oprah Winfrey stood among Hollywood’s elite at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards and delivered a speech that had her audience, both in attendance and watching at home, nodding and applauding in solidarity. She communicated hope, leadership and fearless pursuit toward a brighter tomorrow for women all …

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Look a little deeper: Who are Ducks calling family this holiday season?

Going home for the holidays encompasses a lot more than themed dishware and a meal around the table with relatives you barely know. In fact, the holiday season can give the term family a whole new meaning. With every passing year, the traditional nuclear family is becoming an ancient phenomenon, …

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Look a little deeper: University of Oregon students talk about fear

At some point in their life, people usually stop being scared of monsters under the bed and start to fear things like failure, sickness and isolation. College campuses are hotbeds for fear — students are working under pressure and are unsure of whether or not their effort will pay off …

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Building Legacies: Chapman Hall overhaul to be completed by December 2017

The Emerald is continuing its series on names of University of Oregon campus buildings this week with Chapman Hall. Check out the previous building stories on Friendly Hall, Collier House, Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Lillis Hall, Gerlinger Hall and Condon Hall. Traditionally the home of the Robert D. Clark Honors …

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Eugene’s Captain Crook Records remains at the “heart of DIY” music

Before Eugene’s Slade Nevin began his own record label, “Captain Crook” was just the name of his disabled cat. “Its neck was broken to the left, its tail was broken to the right, so it walked sideways,” Nevin said. Crook passed away but lives on: his name is memorialized through …

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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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Look a little deeper: students open up about what makes them feel alive

At the same time that self-reflection can be liberating and encouraging, it can also be ugly and overwhelming. Peeling back the layers of our lives isn’t always glamorous, but it is often constructive and necessary and can open up space for growth. In a spirit of self-reflection, the Emerald took …

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The Department of Comparative Literature begins another promising year of Nomad

The Comparative Literature department hosted its first Nomad meeting of the academic year Tuesday evening. Students and professors gathered for their common love of writing to hear what’s in store for the upcoming year of research, writing and revision. Since 2007, the Nomad program has been pairing undergraduate students with …

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The benefits of extra baggage, an interview with multi-instrumentalist EDM artist Gryffin

Electronic dance music (EDM) is as prominent in mainstream culture as any other genre of music. It influences the media, as well as other genres within the music industry, like hip-hop, country and rock. One particular musician influenced by EDM is Palo Alto native Dan Griffith, otherwise known as EDM …

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Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster and Paul Brenner talk ‘Content,’ touring and consumer culture

Sure, Daniel Armbruster of Rochester, New York’s Joywave graduated college. But according to him, the time he did was the “worst time possible in history” to do it. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a history degree in 2007, when the economy collapsed and the notion of a …

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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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Frankie Cosmos’s Greta Kline talks poetry, house shows and Project Pabst

Greta Kline, also known by her stage name Frankie Cosmos, started releasing music online at the age of 15. In an eerily similar way to Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo, Kline went from posting bedroom recordings on Bandcamp.com to touring with an acclaimed band signed to a major indie label. …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science, ep. 3: Prof. Nick Allen

In this third episode of Spotlight on Science, we speak with clinical psychology professor Nick Allen about the Center for Digital Mental Health at the University of Oregon; The Lewis Center for Neuroimaging; the connection between technology wearables and tracking mental health and his philosophy toward music genres. Spotlight on …

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From passion to excellence: Dale Tovar’s lifelong dedication to understanding music

How does a master of anything come to be? Is it through innate, profound talent? Or are countless hours of dedicated practice more crucial in becoming an expert in a specific field? 20-year-old Dale Tovar, who’s set to receive his master’s degree in music theory on June 17, has already …

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Local hiker Dan Henry’s guide to the best trails near Eugene

If you’re craving an afternoon away from the stress of finals, it may be time to take a hike. According to a 2012 study by Plos.org, hiking can boost your creativity and ability to focus on a task. This is good news for students seeking a pre-finals outdoor adventure. For …

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Kesey Square: How an author is transforming his city

Kesey On the corner of East Broadway and Willamette Street in downtown Eugene, four bronze sculptures portray acclaimed novelist Ken Kesey sitting on a bench reading to three children. Kesey, who grew up in Springfield and attended the University of Oregon, remains an iconic symbol of Eugene: His renowned literary …

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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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The captivating style of Rafael Newman

“I’m the R to the A-F-A-E-L, I thrift all my clothes but they fresh as hell!” Rafael Newman shouted from the stage at the Willamette Valley Music Festival. “Raf,” as his friends shortened it to, considers himself a b-boy. According to google, a b-boy is “a young man involved with …

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