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Oregon minimum wage increases may benefit thousands of UO students in short term, but long term still unclear

Oregon’s recent decision to raise the minimum wage may ease some of the financial burden for students — but it could also lead to some drastic changes for the University of Oregon and minimum wage jobs on campus. Oregon’s minimum wage will incrementally increase over the next six years. The …

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Here’s your guide to some select bike trails in Lane County

Spring term is known for being the fun term: a lot of seniors will soon be graduating, freshmen are finally feeling settled in, everyone has eyes set on the summer and even faculty are a little jazzed. Whether you want to be in nature, explore Eugene or hang out with …

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Sing to spring: Guide to karaoke nights in Eugene

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon once said people go to rock shows to watch other people believe in themselves. The same can be said of karaoke — except it’s usually free, and the singing is generally a whole lot worse. Invented in Japan in 1971, this ingenious little technology has allowed …

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Start off spring cleaning in your closet

The first weeks of spring are finally upon us, and it’s a popular time for change. With the sun finally forcing its way through the winter clouds and new life popping up in flower beds all over campus, it just feels right to refresh and renew after being holed up …

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Recipes for spring season fruits and veggies

‘Tis the season for spring fruits and veggies. Here’s how to make the best use of what’s in season.

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Q&As with the candidates for next year’s student body president

Starting April 4, you’ll have the chance to cast your vote for one of three students seeking the leadership of student government at the University of Oregon. If selected with more than 50 percent of the student body’s vote, by May 25 they’ll earn a $600 monthly stipend, act as the student body’s representative …

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The chief concern: McDermed’s departure continues a history of instability at UOPD

Chief Carolyn McDermed left quietly and with no warning. On Friday, Feb. 26, at 9:34 p.m. the staff at the University of Oregon Police Department found out its chief of nearly four years had retired via email. By Monday, she had been replaced. McDermed had a full schedule for the …

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Staring into madness: Dana Altman’s impact on Ducks basketball

After the Oregon men’s basketball team beat Washington at home on Feb. 28, a reporter asked head coach Dana Altman if he enjoyed his work. Oregon had just finished the season undefeated at home, was two games away from winning the program’s first Pac-12 Championship since 2002 and was on …

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UO tuition almost doubled in the last decade. What does that mean for the future?

Frustrations finally boiled over. Students holding signs saying, “When will the price be right?” and “Silenced again,” marched out of the Board of Trustees meeting March 4 in an act of defiance against University of Oregon administration. “We’re not willing to work with you if you’re not willing to work …

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Rewriting Wikipedia’s gender gap: UO feminists converge for edit-a-thon

Wikipedia has a gender problem. The site’s governing body, the Wikimedia Foundation, found in a 2011 study that only 9 percent of its editors and fewer than 13 percent of its writers are female. This means the majority of Wikipedia’s nearly 5 million articles  — relied upon by students, researchers …

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Guardians of the Graves: The people working between the graves in Eugene Pioneer Cemetery

For some students, it’s a popular place to run. Some simply ignore it. But the 16.5-acre Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, established in 1873, remains in large part a mystery to the students who walk through it. But to a small group of men and women with deep roots in the Eugene …

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Five places to submit your creative work on campus

The University of Oregon is rife with students sharing their work – whether they’re publishing original comics, highlighting the best of students’ creative writing, checking out campus’s most fashionable people or listening to narrated tales on KWVA. Here are places you can submit the latest creative project you’ve been working …

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Smells like Eugene spirit: A look into the cramped, loud, and free world of house shows

The music scene in Eugene, as in any decent-sized town, has a few basic strata. There are big venues like Matthew Knight Arena and the Cuthbert Amphitheater, and there are smaller ones like the W.O.W. Hall, where indie bands cut their teeth. There are the bars — maybe an all-ages venue …

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2017’s freshman class will be required to live in dorms. Here’s why students think that’s wrong.

Freshman Jacob Armas was valedictorian of his Medford, Oregon, high school and received a Pathway Oregon scholarship to cover his tuition at the University of Oregon. The only catch: the scholarship wouldn’t cover the cost of housing. So his choice to live on campus in a residence hall meant he …

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Recruit Pursuit: Oregon spent the sixth-most on football recruiting, and that’s probably going up

College football teams go to great lengths to draw elite high school athletes to their programs. On National Signing Day Feb. 3, the day that recruits sign binding agreements to play for a college, University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh raised the bar. Harbaugh turned the day into a …

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Rising cost, rising conflict: Students don’t feel heard as UO raises tuition

Carrying signs saying “I’m not a piggy bank” and “Are these numbers even real?”, about 50 students rallied in front of Johnson Hall on Feb. 3 to protest another proposed tuition hike — this one even higher than last year’s. This isn’t an unfamiliar scene at the University of Oregon: …

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The Queer Film Festival is pushing cultural and cinematic boundaries

The 1993 film Blue depicts director Derek Jarman’s eyesight deteriorating as he undergoes AIDS treatment in a hospital. The movie is a stark shade of blue for 79 minutes with Tilda Swinton narrating. And to Hallie Frost, it’s pure inspiration. “For me it exemplifies the use of film as an …

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An ally in Johnson Hall: Both administration and its critics trust Darci Heroy, UO’s new Title IX coordinator

University of Oregon administration and critics of its sexual assault policies have finally found something they agree on: Darci Heroy. As interim associate vice president and Title IX coordinator, Heroy will report directly to UO President Michael Schill, starting today, about sexual assault on campus. Heroy’s experience as a Title …

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The fate of the Campbell Club: How a handful of anti-capitalist students are trying to save their home

The Campbell Club’s dish drainer was “fucked.” “I cut through the pipe and gallons of stagnant sink waste started spraying out,” said Waldo Przekop, the job and maintenance coordinator at the University of Oregon’s oldest co-op. Drenched in foul-smelling fluid, Przekop ran to fellow co-opper Jimi Wood for help. “He …

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Doing it the right way: How Tyler Dorsey exemplifies humility in a game full of egos

Early in December 2015, the Oregon men’s basketball team traveled to Las Vegas to face a talented University of Nevada Las Vegas team at the MGM Grand Hotel. It was the first road game of the year.   Midway through the second half, the Ducks were fighting to get back …

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Hacking All Night: UO students compete to create a game in one weekend

Typically, the Lillis Business Complex is a dull place to spend a Friday night, but on Jan. 15, it was brimming with digital energy. Programmers, designers and artists flocked to the complex for QuackHack, a 40-hour “hackathon” in which teams took a simple game idea and turned it into a …

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Education in isolation: Black students feel alienated, but work together to demand change

Fahma Mohammed lived in Happy Valley, Oregon, where she was one of only 20 black students and five Muslim students at a high school of over 3,000. Her first term at the University of Oregon was a culture shock, but not for the reason one would expect. During her time …

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How UO graduates are taking part in ‘The Electric Car Revolution’

In 2013, actor Nathan Fillion, known for his roles on TV shows like Castle and Firefly, went on the late night talk show Conan to share his dismay with how the future has turned out. Despite technological achievements in cell phones, space travel and virtual reality, Fillion sighed, “My car …

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To critics, the Mariota Center is another reminder of UO’s wrong priorities

A previous version of this article stated the athletic department was only partially self-sustained. The athletic department doesn’t receive any direct institutional support. The article also stated Phil Knight had given $50 million to PathwayOregon. This was not correct. Student athletes have special tutors in the $41 million Jaqua Center. The …

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Hi-Fi Music Hall: Setting the tempo for Eugene venues

To long-time Eugene residents, 44 E. 7th Ave. might seem like an unlucky building. The location, which was a country-themed bar under the moniker “Rock’n Rodeo” from the early ‘90s to the mid ‘00s, has gone through a slew of music venue changes in a short amount of time. Though …

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The future of Oregon’s cannabis cuisine

For the uninitiated, eating a marijuana-infused edible may invoke an intense, overwhelming episode if overdone. For others like Rodger Voelker, who says he’s only touched marijuana “with gloves on,” edibles represent a more disconcerting experience that lasts longer than a few hours. “I can’t think of any commodity in the modern market …

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Art on the body: Technical skills and artistic talent meet in UO costume design

The house lights fall over the audience as the show is about to begin. The stage lights up and the crowd claps excitedly as the first actor walks out, dressed head-to-toe in grand Renaissance garb, transporting everyone back in time, and setting up the entire show for what’s to come. When …

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UO may rename buildings named after racists: Black students say that’s not enough

University of Oregon’s first building was named after a white supremacist. That’s about to change, but is it enough?

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Here’s a heat map of campus crime in the last year.

Last week, the University of Oregon Police Department sent out two campus crime alerts: One for aggravated assault, one for armed robbery. These crime alerts and advisory warnings students receive from the UOPD only show a glimpse of criminal activity on campus each week. The Emerald gathered data on all …

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Redeeming his name: Darren Carrington’s road back to the football field

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington burst into national stardom after Oregon’s 59-20 win over the Florida State Seminoles in the 2015 Rose Bowl, when he caught seven of Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota’s passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Carrington figured to play a key role in the Ducks’ …

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