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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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Cultural Crossroads: Meghan Siġvanna Topkok is unearthing her roots

Meghan Siġvanna Topkok grew up with half an identity. On her mother’s side, Meghan is a white Oregonian. But on her father’s side, Meghan is Native Alaskan. Although John Topkok spent some of his youth in Ambler, Alaska, and his mother was Iñupiat (ee-NYOOP-ee-at), he was raised at a time when Native …

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Dillon Brooks and Canada basketball ready to take next step

Canada has had a good year. Andrew Wiggins claimed Rookie of the Year in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors made the NBA playoffs. Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista immortalized himself with an unforgettable bat flip against the Rangers in game five of the ALDS. For the first time, …

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Is Weezer Cool Again?

Was Weezer ever cool? Is it their inherent uncoolness that makes them cool? We investigated what Weezer means to the current generation of students at University of Oregon, and studied the nature of uncool-as-cool through the eyes of music critics from Grantland, The Oregonian and The Village Voice. What we found? Everyone has a Weezer story. …

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As season nears end, maturing defensive linemen prepare to fill vacancies

A few days before Oregon faced rival Stanford on the road, senior defensive end DeForest Buckner evaluated the progress of the freshmen and sophomores on the defensive line. “Some of the young guys are starting to grow up,” Buckner said. “We’re definitely excited to see who stands out in this …

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Eugene weird meets Comic-Con cosplay this weekend

EuCon will bring genre actors from shows like The Walking Dead and Supernatural to Eugene, but the highlight will be the nerd-dom it brings out in the local community.

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Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne grew from childhood experiences to become conference standout

In high school, Jillian Alleyne collected apartment listings, rent guides and PennySaver coupons. Her mission was to help her single mother Pamela Williamson find a stable place to live, so she hunted for them during lunch breaks at school. She circled affordable apartments and even called some rental agents. After …

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Science for the rest of us: UO fights for science literacy

A quarter of Americans don’t know that the Earth orbits around the sun. University of Oregon is working to change that.

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Tyree Robinson: The rock of the secondary

The 2015 football season has been a roller coaster for the Oregon secondary. Through eight games, the Ducks have started seven unique combinations of defensive backs. Injuries to cornerback Chris Seisay and safety Reggie Daniels, plus shaky play from cornerback Arrion Springs early in the season, forced Oregon to scrounge …

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Oregon’s yellow brick pathway: PathwayOregon is paying for more low-income students than ever

Since 2008, PathwayOregon has paid for hundreds of low-income students to go to school. It’s about to start paying for many more.

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Halloween Horror: Why do we love scary movies and haunted mazes?

Terrifying experiences might be a shot of pre-civilization invigoration in our safe lives.

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Running Thin: Evan Pardi’s fight with eating and control

Senior Evan Pardi has managed to land a podium spot in every race in the Pacific Northwest. Along the way, he’s had to endure not just the grueling training of an elite triathlete, but also an internal struggle that has given him the mental toughness he needs to compete at the highest level.

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Cassettes are selling again, but is this a revival or a hipster “flash in the pan”?

Not long after the resurgence of vinyl, cassette tapes might become the next format revival. At University of Oregon, some are sentimental, some are sure, and some are skeptical.

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International students are paying even more as UO’s healthcare goes up

International students pay more than three times what in-state students pay for tuition. With this year’s increase in health insurance fees, on top of the price of tuition, these individuals from abroad are struggling financially to complete their studies in the U.S.

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Craig Hickman, Kid Pix creator and UO professor, changed your childhood and your college

UO digital arts professor and Kid Pix creator Craig Hickman discusses his background in computer programming, his new book “Oxide,” and how he accidentally drew the reputation of being Satan’s love child.

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More than the kid with the highlight film: Fotu Leiato aims to make a name for himself at Oregon

It was along the coast of Puget Sound, three summers ago, when Fotu Leiato learned how hard the path to playing college football would be for him. Knee-deep in gardens, hands aching from moving furniture all day, Leiato was doing everything he could to make some extra cash. To generate as …

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UOPD is paying $755,000 to an officer and former student. Why?

Last month, a jury awarded James Cleavenger $755,000 in damages in a lawsuit he brought against the University of Oregon Police Department. The jury found that the UOPD retaliated against Cleavenger for whistleblowing, wrongfully terminating him and attempting to destroy any further carrier opportunities he could have in law enforcement.

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Separate paths lead brothers Taj and Ty Griffin to Oregon football

Three years before they reunited on the Oregon football team, Ty Griffin quarterbacked one of the most prolific high school teams in Georgia, and handed the ball off to his little brother Taj, the starting running back. Just like the Ducks, McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, ran the …

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Jeff Lockie runs show ‘pretty well’ in Oregon’s 61-28 win over Georgia State

Jeff Lockie stood on the sidelines when Oregon scored its first points Saturday. A dropped pass from a Georgia State wide receiver fell right into the hands of Tyree Robinson during the game’s first drive, and the defensive back returned it 41 yards for a score. Lockie’s role on that play was similar …

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Ugo Amadi, Arrion Springs form bond, look to shape new identity in Oregon secondary

A case of mistaken identity eventually led Ugo Amadi to the University of Oregon. Late in December 2014, Amadi, four-star recruit in the 2015 class according to Rivals, decommitted from Louisiana State, less than three weeks after decommitting from Ole Miss. The next day, Oregon secondary coach John Neal received a …

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Moving Center: Matt Hegarty transitions into being a Duck

  Just north of South Bend, Indiana lives one of the most historic football programs in America. Up the road from this middle-sized town of 100,000, rests a Catholic institution that dominates nearby skylines with its Golden Dome and Basilica. Dating back to their first football season in 1887, the …

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Devon Allen grows from life experiences outside of sports during rehab

Magnetized on the top right-hand corner of a white General Electric refrigerator is an 8×11 sheet of laminated paper. Look a little closer and you’ll see the title: DEVON’S GOALS. Take an even closer look and you’ll find three self-explanatory categories spread across the paper from left to right: short …

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UO classified workers may strike for better contracts by summer’s end

Out of around 1,500 classified workers at the University of Oregon, 511 make less than $15 an hour. Shawna Schultz is one of these workers. Schultz works at the kitchen in Carson Hall. Every week she scrambles to get enough hours to support herself and her son. Her son has …

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Only 21 percent of enrolled UO students will get football tickets from the lottery each game

The state of University of Oregon student tickets for the 2015-2016 football season is no longer in flux. The ASUO Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee’s (ACFC) long-awaited agreement with athletic department over student ticket allotment will be finalized within the next week, ASUO Finance Director Shawn Stevenson said. The end …

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Working in Tandem

After University of Oregon graduate David Minor, 27, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on the corner of East 13th Avenue and Willamette Street in 2008, a bike was chained to a post at the intersection in his memory. The “Ghost Bike” is a somber reminder of David’s …

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PK Park Prodigy: Ian Happ continues trend of successful Chicago Cubs first-round picks

It’s the final game of the series on July 17, and the Hillsboro Hops have reached the seventh inning without allowing a single batter from the Eugene Emeralds to reach base. Ian Happ, 20, steps up to the plate the same way he has for every at-bat in the last …

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A drag then, legal now

Editor’s note: We’ve transcribed the original archive stories that cover Annette Buchanan’s case as it happened. You can find all of the pertinent articles from the ’60s here. It’s finally legal to smoke and tell in the state of Oregon. When the clock struck midnight on July 1, any fear of …

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A Viking’s Laboratory

This past Saturday, Eugene’s only braggot brewery celebrated its second anniversary. Despite being located in the remote sprawl of west Eugene, any attendee of Viking Braggot’s special event wouldn’t realize its secluded locale, given its bustling attendance; the taproom offered air-conditioned refuge from the punishing midday sun for its bacon-braggot-sipping patrons. …

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The Emerald Guide to Summer 2015

JUNE Calling all craft cider connoisseurs — the last week of June belongs to you. June 18 to the 28 marks the fourth annual Oregon Cider Week organized by the Northwest Cider Association. Here are some of the best cider-related events, including tap takeovers, tastings and cider dinners happening this week …

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