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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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Photos from Day 1 of Sasquatch!: LCD Soundsystem, Big Freedia, Foxygen (updated)

Big Freedia, Sleigh Bells, Thee Oh Sees, The Strumbellas, Corey Harper, Mondo Cozmo and others brought in day 1 of Sasquatch! Music Festival, underway today through Sunday, May 29. This is the day during which Frank Ocean, who was the first performance announced for this year, would have played, but …

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Music under the sun: Tours and shows this summer worth a road trip

Have you noticed recently that the sun isn’t going down until 9:30 p.m.? That, and the sudden, optimistic perspective you have on life can only mean one thing: it’s almost summer. Summer is a time of leisure for students; the distinct, happy vibe that blankets our community provides many opportunities …

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Podcast: Music festival survival guide

Days ahead of Sasquatch! Music Festival this weekend, let us remind you that the trials of attending a music festival are catastrophically underestimated. In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone, digital managing editor Meerah Powell and managing editor of Ethos Hannah Steinkopf-Frank discuss the best …

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Nike SB community wear test brings demo shoes to Washington-Jefferson skatepark

The sun was shining and the Washington-Jefferson Skatepark was packed at 4 p.m. on Friday during the Nike SB community wear test. Nike SB, along with Tactics Skateshop had two booths set up and were renting out the new FC Classic and Koston Hypervulc models for skaters to test out. …

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Climbing community: The Rec Center’s rock wall provides more than just exercise for students

Tiana SantaBarbara, a sophomore at the University of Oregon, stared at students scampering up the rainbow-colored plastic rock wall located in the heart of the Student Recreation Center. “I feel like this would be a great place to bring a date,” she said. “If it got really awkward, you’d always …

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Coalessence Dance group offers a transcendent experience for participants

As people trickled onto the dance floor at WOW Hall, they were welcomed by a couple sweatily practicing “touch improv.” The couple looked like two playful puppies nudging and touching each other, but they were two full-grown adults rolling on the ground. Beside them, a large, burly man with long, …

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Things to do this week: April 20-26: Let’s Talk Food, Duck baseball, Record Store Day, Ira Glass, Quack Chats

Thursday, April 20: Let’s Talk Food: Conversations with Oregon food writers at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., $5-10 If you’re a foodie who holds a genuine interest for where your food is sourced, join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History this …

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A spin on spring cleaning: lighthearted tips to wash away winter term

One of the most exciting things about welcoming Spring term is being able to wave goodbye to the seemingly never-ending winter quarter. Gone are the days of dwelling in the constant grey-ness of the skies and the feeling of being stuck. For most University of Oregon students, winter term is …

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Things to do this week: March 16-22: Fish Tales, Zero Waste Crafting, Beard and Mustache Competition, Reggae Night, Healing Gardens

Thursday, March 16: Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., free for UO students with I.D. and museum members The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is sponsoring a conversation on Oregon seafood as …

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Building Legacies: Who is Chuck Lillis?

The Emerald is continuing its weekly series on names of buildings this week with Lillis Hall. Last week, we looked into the history of Gerlinger Hall’s namesake, Irene Gerlinger. That story is available here. Lillis Hall has is one of most recognizable buildings on University of Oregon’s campus. Photos of …

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Building Legacies: Gerlinger Hall’s namesake

On Sept. 8, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees unanimously voted to dename of Dunn Hall after a list of demands by the Black Student Task Force prompted UO President Michael Schill to recommend the renaming of both Dunn and Deady halls. The controversy surrounding the name of Dunn …

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Building Legacies: Who was Thomas Condon?

On Sept. 8, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees unanimously voted to take away the name of Dunn Hall after a list of demands by the Black Student Task Force prompted UO President Michael Schill to recommend the renaming of both Dunn and Deady halls. The controversy surrounding the name …

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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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Things to do this week: Oct 6-13

In Eugene: Friday, Oct. 7: Forest Veil at Sam Bond’s Garage (407 Blair Blvd.) $5 door, show 9:30 p.m., 21+ Portland based singer-songwriter Forest Veil celebrates the Oct. 14 release of her new album, Zoolights, at Eugene’s Sam Bond’s Garage. Known in her last two self-released albums as Moniker, Forest …

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Check out some of Eugene’s best study locations

As college students, we all develop our own niche study habits. Whether we are cramming for finals or just having another coffee date with our textbooks, a suitable location can be imperative to our studies, and with the Knight Library’s newly shortened hours, scoping out an alternate study spot is …

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Video: Day Trip! – Mount Hood

In the Oregon summer, the mountains of the Cascades await. Forests, alpine meadows, lakes, and waterfalls abound.

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Video: Day Trip! – Portland Nature Break

Need a rest from the concrete jungle? If you’re in Portland, head to Washington park. Here you’ll find trails, botanical gardens, and the Oregon Zoo.

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12 games coming out this fall to look forward to: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mafia III, CoD Infinite Warfare.

Titanfall 2 Back at the dawn of the new console generation, Respawn Entertainment (a studio born from ex-Infinity Ward developers, the team responsible for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) wowed the world with Titanfall. A new shooter for a new generation, Titanfall’s parkour theatrics and unique asymmetrical take on …

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10 Student Groups You Didn’t Know Existed

As a student, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of people on a large campus. It can also be hard to find a place where you fit in. Maybe you can’t afford Greek Life or don’t want to join one of the conventional groups or programs you’ve seen around. Here …

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Emerald Recommends: the best Bob’s Burgers episodes

In honor of the 100th episode of Bob’s Burgers being aired tonight, the Emerald recommends the finest episodes from the Belchers’ six seasons. “Hamburger Dinner Theater” (season one, episode five)  The fifth-ever episode of Bob’s pulls no punches as it reaches absurd levels of gruesome black comedy. Linda recruits everyone …

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Preview: UO students share dance, art, slam poetry, music during INFLUX

For the third year in a row, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Student Member Advocacy Council (JSMAC) presents INFLUX: A Night of Performance Art. The two-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Submission is free, so come and support your local talent. INFLUX is an …

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Get to know some college town sounds at the Willamette Valley Music Festival

The Willamette Valley Music Festival only happens once every year—and you should take advantage of it since it’s all free. Here’s the low-down on some of the bands you’ll regret not going to see. Evergreen by Meerah Powell, @meerahpowell Makayla Meador, the electronic producer Evergreen, didn’t always know she was …

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Video: Day Trip! – Newport

On this trip, we’re headed to the coastal town of Newport. Cruise the ocean and see our grey whales, climb a lighthouse, and see what lives in our tidepools.

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Weekend Calendar: Oregon football returns with spring game

Here’s what’s happening in Eugene this weekend: Oregon spring football game: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 30 at Autzen Stadium. Bring non-perishable or canned foods for admission. This Saturday, students have a chance to preview the upcoming football season’s lineup with the spring game at 11 a.m. Anyone can show up …

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Emerald recommends the best and worst songs for karaoke

Bartenders have heard it all, and they’re getting tired of it. You don’t have Freddie Mercury’s pipes. You don’t have Adele’s gospel charm. No more “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Please, enough “Rolling in the Deep.” This week, the Emerald recommends the best and worst songs that you can sing at a karaoke …

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Emerald Recommends the songs that feel like spring

The start of spring is pivotal: it marks the slow departure of the lousy weather and seasonal affective disorder. It’s the beginning of a new chapter in the year, as predicted by the weather-overlord groundhogs in early February. You can now wake up to the morning sun, fall asleep without …

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WOW Hall offers volunteer opportunities for U of O students and community members

As a college student, checking out your town’s music scene is a necessity, but regularly shelling out the cash for concert tickets to see your favorite bands can be near impossible. Luckily, WOW Hall, a music venue on 8th Avenue and Lincoln Street, offers an alternative option — volunteering in …

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Emerald Recommends the best stand-up comedy to get you through finals

Finals week doesn’t need to be such a self-serious affair. You don’t have to let your group project kill the mood. Don’t let bombing your international communication exam get you down. It’s okay. Take a deep breath. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Besides, don’t you realize …

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Video: Day Trip! – Summit Snows

A 286 ft waterfall high in the Cascades, a forested glacial lake, and winter sports with a view are in store this ‘Day Trip!’ All a little over an hour southeast of Eugene on HWY 58. Visit EugeneCascadesCoast.com to learn more about the places featured here.

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