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Ensuring the quality of Eugene’s house show scene

On any given weekend night, hoards of University of Oregon students party in living rooms, basements and kitchens. But instead of trap music blaring through Bluetooth speakers, sweaty 20-somethings play indie rock to a rowdy crowd of their peers. In the morning, residents move couches back into place and clean …

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A Broken Bridge: How the travel ban is affecting international students

The Chilling Effect It’s been five years since Pooria Manoochehri immigrated to the U.S. — and five years since he’s seen his parents. Like most university students, Manoochehri would like to head home for a few weeks during winter break, but that option isn’t available to him. He said that …

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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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A guide to Eugene’s popular music venues

With the school year now in full swing, many students are trying to find ways to let loose during nights of leisure. Among the many events people can attend to enjoy Eugene’s nightlife, catching live music is one of the most sought after. That’s why the Emerald put together this …

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Ducks travel to Cal looking to rebound

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert’s first career road start did not end the way he wanted. Forced into overtime against Cal in 2016, Herbert was looking to win the game on a pass to wide receiver Jalen Brown, but was intercepted by Jordan Kunaszyk to end the game. The true freshman …

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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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A brief history of Oregon uniforms

Imagine walking through the streets of Eugene without seeing a Ducks jersey. Impossible. Children, teenagers, college students and professionals alike take pride in representing their home team. Some locals even have jerseys older than the athletes playing these days. It’s a piece of clothing that isn’t only worn but also …

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A northern star: How playing for Canada connected Hannah Taylor to Oregon soccer

Hannah Taylor remembers the moment perfectly. While sitting in the back of her mother’s car at a soccer tournament in Boise, Idaho, she decided to check her email. The Canadian Under-17 Women’s National Team had invited her for a chance to play in a four-nations tournament in China. Her dream …

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Get to know the ASUO president: Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón

On the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street last spring, Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón and a team of Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) hopefuls campaigned in lavender T-shirts with the words “Ducks Together” printed in yellow block letters, surrounded by the same phrase in various languages in …

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Does it matter if your professor is a Democrat?

In a lecture full of university students, political science professor and department head Craig Parsons occasionally needs to talk about Fascism, and even explain the ways Hitler inspired a country during World War II. In order to do so, he acts as if he sympathizes with fascism during a class …

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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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Goodbye, Hayward

Hidden among the debris of the famous grandstands, which on six separate occasions bore witness to the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, lies a nearly century-old legacy that came to embody the tradition of running at the University of Oregon and the surrounding community of Eugene. Hayward Field lent …

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Looking back, moving forward: the biggest news stories of 2017-18

This year was full of change for the University of Oregon. It’s impossible to sum up a whole year, but here’s a look back on some of the biggest stories that impacted the campus community. Tuition increased and differential tuition was introduced in Lundquist College of Business This year, the …

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Mentally Tough: A group of Oregon athletes is trying to normalize mental health conversations in athletics through their campaign, “Duck The Stigma.”

Apple. Elbow. Carpet. Bubble. Room. Saddle. Jenna Lilley will never forget those words. After being hit in the face by a rise-ball pitch while at bat, Lilley found herself in a training room at Jane Sanders Stadium going through a concussion protocol test. Her face was beginning to swell and …

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Campus ride services have expanded, but is it enough?

When University of Oregon junior Adrian Sampedro Cruz started his shift for Safe Ride one evening last fall, he thought it would be another typical Thursday night. Seven nights a week, Safe Ride employees drive UO students, faculty and staff across campus and throughout the greater Eugene area to help …

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UO’s science literacy program cultivates scientific curiosity

It was time to sign up for next term’s classes again, and University of Oregon junior Julia Trujillo knew she needed to fulfill general education science requirements for her bachelor of science degree. Trujillo, a pre-journalism major, was dreading this, having felt disconnected from topics taught in her science classes. …

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How a community keeps the art of the opera alive in Eugene

University of Oregon junior Morgan Paige spends hours every week perfecting her craft. Along with the coaching she receives from Karen Esquivel, a university voice coach and director of the UO Opera Ensemble, the music performance major works to improve her vocal technique the way a pitcher practices a curveball. …

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An expensive future: loan debt continues to grow for students

University of Oregon alumna Madison Simmons doesn’t look at her debt total when she makes her monthly student loan payment. She says the number is depressing. “I’m just factoring these loans in as a fixed expense for my foreseeable future,” Simmons said. The words “I’m going to graduate with no …

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In Tracktown USA, the race is just the icing on the cake

University of Oregon sports business instructor Josh Gordon hasn’t missed a single day of running in six years. That’s 2,216 consecutive days. Rain, shine, sleet or snow — Gordon averages 11.1 miles per day, and doesn’t let up. “I don’t even know how to drive around Eugene half the time, …

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Are UO’s efforts to prevent sexual assault helping those who need it most?

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).   Nationally there has been an increase in coverage of sexual assault with the #MeToo movement and multiple public allegations of sexual misconduct against influential people such as Harvey Weinstein, former Alabama …

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Ducks Together triumphs as an all-queer, student-of-color-led ASUO presidential slate

Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacon, the ASUO president-elect, thought that winning the 2018 election with her all-queer, all-student-of-color presidential slate was going to be an “uphill battle.” Her campaign manager made sure of that. “I intentionally wanted to low-ball it,” said Tan Perkins, who managed Gallegos’ slate, Ducks Together. “I told our …

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“Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race and identity

“Your hair is your glory,” Kristen Clayton’s mom told her over and over. She would hover above her daughter’s head and work her hands through the thick, waist-length curls. For Clayton, these moments were a sacred, ritualistic practice. In Melbourne, Florida, where Clayton grew up, she was the only African …

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Eugene local Lauren Burke’s Oregon career began with a childhood connection

Howe Field was built in 1936. It was a small stadium, only fitting 1,400 fans in its bleachers. It was outdated and run-down, but to Lauren Burke it embodied Oregon softball. And playing in that stadium, playing for that Oregon team, was her dream. “This was really the only Oregon …

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Continuing co-op culture: Inside Eugene’s historic student housing co-ops

Sun leaks in to the Janet Smith House’s living room, lighting dust particles and debris from maintenance work happening in the kitchen next door. A small white projector screen sits blank on a metal stand and there are pillows, instruments and other knick knacks scattered around the room. Just outside, …

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At the heart of a student conduct controversy, the UO Student Collective pushed back

During fall term, a student demonstration sparked a debate that would challenge the student conduct code, the power of administrators, and institutionalized racism on campus. The issue even gained national media attention when the New York Times published an op-ed from President Michael Schill criticizing the protest. After the University …

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A culture of protest at UO: then and now

On Jan. 20, 1973, a group of protesters marched from the EMU to Alton Baker Park in opposition to the Vietnam War. When the march began, there were less than a dozen people, but by the time it was over, almost 500 had joined. Marching in silence out of respect …

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Voices from behind bars: Inside the prison where UO’s furniture is made

Most students have no idea that much of the furniture at the University of Oregon is designed and built by prisoners. For years, UO has purchased furniture from Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), a semi-independent state agency that is self-funded. Last year, UO partnered with OCE to create new dorm furniture. …

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An agent of change: Grad student Ali Lau fights for equity and inclusion for underrepresented students in the College of Design

The Emerald asked the University of Oregon community to nominate outstanding women to celebrate as part of Women’s History Month. Our newsroom chose one woman to honor from a pool of nominees who are making a significant impact at UO with their integrity, courage, innovation, creativity, spirit, smarts, leadership, hard …

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“Triple-double queen” Sabrina Ionescu thrives on competition, looks to tackle Final Four expectations

At Sabrina Ionescu’s first basketball tryout in her hometown of Walnut Creek, California, she was just a middle school student trying to find a place to compete. She didn’t own basketball shoes, but that didn’t stop her from outperforming everyone else in the gym. Ionescu ran past the other players …

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A riverfront conundrum: UO submits land use permit to city, sparking controversy over possible artificial turf fields

Situated on the south bank of the Willamette River, the University of Oregon riverfront fields are — to put it politely — rugged. Often overlooked, these fields are only noticed during the walk to Autzen that guides Duck fans through the patchy riverfront grass. But the fields are a burden …

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