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The cost of coursework: textbook prices rise as Ducks arrive

When University of Oregon sophomore Sara Bass reached for the textbook Essential Clinical Anatomy at the UO Duck Store on the first Monday of classes, the $89.69 price tag didn’t faze her. She knew her books would be expensive, but she viewed them as “a necessary evil.” Bass is not …

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Next level in the game

Imagine an arena of cheering fans bathed in fluorescent light, all focused on a group of headphone-clad competitors in the center of the room. Instead of dashing across a field, dribbling a ball or crashing into one another at full force, these student-athletes sit at desks, swipe mice across tabletops …

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From dorm food to quality cuisine

Remember John Belushi’s infamous stroll through the EMU’s buffet line in 1978’s Animal House? He overstuffs his tray with burgers, desserts, sandwiches and fruit in a scene that now serves as a time capsule for both how the old Fishbowl looked and what the University of Oregon’s residence hall foods …

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Crafting Fashion

  From elegant sweaters to stunning jewelry, the Craft Center at the University of Oregon offers a multitude of creative avenues for those interested in creating their own wares. The Craft Center opened its doors on Sept. 26 for fall term. The center is located in a new location on …

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From medical condition to social justice movement

  When Sophia Vicencio first moved to University of Oregon from Iowa, the last thing she expected was that her day-to-day activities would become more difficult. For many other students, traveling up and down hills isn’t much of a consideration. But for Vicencio, that’s a different story.    “I use …

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Tuition is going up and is likely to continue going up for the next several years.

    Students will continue to feel the strain of rising tuition at UO this year, but for some, confusion surrounds how their money is being spent. This year, UO’s budget increased $17.5 million, primarily from increased tuition costs. The budget increase is required because of the recent unionization and …

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New administrators look to improve UO this fall

Newly arrived University of Oregon students step into fall quarter at a time when school is evolving. Ombuds, architecture and journalism are among the departments at UO that have a new dean at the helm. Some of these new deans determine the trajectory of their department. Some improve student life. Some …

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UO’s Imagination Research Lab is Defining Friendship

Whenever an imaginary friend appears in pop culture, Dr. Marjorie Taylor is called up to provide expert testimony. Last summer, after the release of Pixar’s Inside Out, Slate magazine interviewed Taylor, a University of Oregon professor emerita of psychology and director of the UO-based Imagination Research Lab, to evaluate Bing …

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Marijuana continues to grow a year after legalization

The recreational marijuana industry is “doing phenomenal” in Eugene, Oregon. That’s what Courtney Delaplain, the manager of a local dispensary named Casper’s, said of Eugene’s newest industry. A recent report published by the Department of Revenue shows that Oregon state-licensed dispensaries sold $42.2 million worth of recreational marijuana in June …

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4 UO Law grads who have changed Oregon

On Monday, 104 new students started classes at the University of Oregon’s law school. They’ll be following in the footsteps of these defining UO law school alumni. Ellen Rosenblum made history when she became Oregon’s first woman Attorney General in 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1971 and her …

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Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan came to Oregon in 1921. By 1922, the KKK had a foothold in the state and held its first parade through the streets of Eugene and burned a cross atop Skinner Butte. Today, the KKK doesn’t march or burn crosses in public. Yet black people like …

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Shaky Ground: UO’s plan for the Big One

Walls crumble, glass shatters and the ground ripples as the subduction zone off the coast of Oregon releases hundreds of years of tension, setting off a chain of catastrophes known as the Cascadia Event: a high-magnitude earthquake causing an estimated 30-foot tsunami along the coast, widespread flooding, power outages, broken …

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Free speech in safe spaces: UO faculty want to amend the Bias Education and Response Team

In May 1999, a University of Oregon student said to his class that Hispanic people have a poor work ethic. In the arguments that ensued, one student said to an Asian classmate over email that if she didn’t shut up, “you will see what racism truly is.” After the university …

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Black Lives Matter has changed UO, but supporters are tired of watching deaths

If you walk past Hamilton Hall, you’ll see photos of deceased black men and women staked into the lawn during a march on the University of Oregon campus on Friday, July 8. Some of the faces, such as Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, were immediately recognizable. …

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Why food trucks are vessels for cross-cultural invention

Food trucks have come a long way in the mind of the foodie. Once, they were seen as ‘roach coaches’ that lurked in back alleys and sold questionable tacos. Today, they have a strong foothold in Willamette Valley culture. “It’s been a lot of work to convince people that food …

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Top five stories from the 2015-2016 school year

The 2015-2016 school year was full of protests, rallies and new faces in administration and other departments. Here are five of the stories that had some of the biggest impacts on the University of Oregon: UCC shooting and recovery Fall term began with a national tragedy. On the morning of …

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Here’s every Oregon outdoor activity within 2 hours you should cross off your bucket list

Anyone who spends time in Oregon is gifted with immense geographic diversity unseen in many parts of the country. Within a two-hour drive of Eugene, you can stroll along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, taste the locally grown Pinot Noir that rivals the vintages of France, row across a …

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More than a weekend: Shasta represents larger problems within UO fraternities

One provocative purple cooler, 30 yards of trash and over 72,000 Facebook shares later, the University of Oregon is under scrutiny for the behavior of some of its students at Shasta Lake. Photos, posted by Facebook user Jennifer Vick Cox, got Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity suspended by its national headquarters. …

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UC Eugene — why Californian students keep coming and what it means for the UO

The number of Californians who attend the University of Oregon has more than doubled in the last nine years. To put that into perspective, you only need to look as far as the UO’s nicknames: University of California—Eugene or Cal State Oregon. At the beginning of this year, there were …

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Welcome to the Club: Eugene Country Club hosts the NCAA Golf Championships

Over 100 years ago, some prominent figures in the developing city of Eugene set out with a plan. These businessmen and university professors recognized a blooming interest in golf in the U.S., especially along the West Coast. In 1899, these entrepreneurs purchased the land that would become the South Willamette Golf …

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Oregon golf’s Aaron Wise takes aim at NCAA Championships before turning professional

The world’s No. 6-ranked amateur golfer didn’t realize how much he liked competitive golf until he left it. Aaron Wise, a sophomore Oregon men’s golfer, has been swinging a golf club since he was just a year old, when he would use his neck for support as he swung. The …

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EC Comics rises from the grave: Aliens, Monsters and Madmen at the JSMA

After more than 62 years in the grave, a long dead comic publication comes back to life in a new exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The sensational, politically radical and often gruesome works of Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, will be celebrated in Aliens, …

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Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump rallies energize and polarize Lane County

Troy Shinn, Tran Nguyen, Max Thornberry, Noah McGraw and Raquel Ortega also contributed to this report. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders certainly have a few well-documented differences — including the reactions each of them provoked upon arrival in Lane County. Thousands of Oregon residents flocked …

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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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The next chapter: an update on sexual assault prevention at the UO

Sexual assault awareness month is over, but the campus-wide efforts to address sexual assault aren’t. Here’s a look at what’s been done in the last year. Administration By Max Thornberry The University of Oregon administration’s efforts to mitigate sexual assault are multifaceted, but one crucial aspect in the past year …

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‘Bechdel Test Burlesque’ brings together nerd culture, feminism and dance

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said that the online campaign known as Gamergate was collectively behind some reports of harassment against women in video game culture. The instances are from a select few people, not necessarily the ethos of the movement as a whole. JoJo Stilletto’s first …

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The ‘eat, eat, eat’ plan, how some of Oregon’s converted defensive lineman are bulking up

Brady Hoke’s new 4-3 defense made a number of Oregon defenders feel like freshmen; everything was new and foreign again. There was a lot to learn too, considering several defenders this spring gave different analogies to illustrate how fat their new playbook is — most notably from defensive lineman Jalen …

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Football’s concussion problem, and how Oregon’s handling it

The University of Oregon Public Relations Student Society of America’s chapter meeting in early April certainly had a unique appeal. Oregon football head coach Mark Helfrich was there to talk about media relations, but when he began taking questions, the conversation shifted to perhaps the biggest issue facing the sport: …

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Tsunami Books owner Scott Landfield runs donation-free campaign for Eugene mayor

Tsunami Books owner Scott Landfield is running for mayor of Eugene. So far, he has spent just $3.47.

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The presidential climb: the state of ASUO elections so far

Two weeks of ground campaigning, four grievances and 6,269 votes later, One Oregon executive candidates Zach Rentschler, Tori Ganahl and Adam Sharf are going head to head with I’m with UO candidates Quinn Haaga, Natalie Fisher and Zach Lusby in a runoff election. I’m with UO came out of the …

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