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There’s an Uber problem in Eugene

The City of Eugene has been tussling with Uber for some time. The city wants Uber to fall under the same classification as taxis. The company? Not so much.

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Best Picture nominations: 5 films snubbed by the Oscars

The Oscars are the Super bowl for movie lovers but sometimes your favorite movies get snubbed from nominations. The best thing to do is binge watch them all and produce your own award show.

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Your guide to flying solo on Valentine's Day

So, you’re single and Valentine’s Day is in two days. Don’t act like you forgot. Don’t act like you aren’t just a little excited for the ultimate excuse to consume a whole box of chocolates and have a bottle of wine to yourself. You can binge on corny rom-coms in …

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Will expansion of Fraternity and Sorority Life halt?

The news spread quickly: “Greek Life is under attack.” That’s how senior Andrew Lubash, ASUO senator, Delta Tau Delta member described the reaction in FSL when the community’s growth was threatened in November 2014. That is when a task force of anti-sexual assault advocates at the University  of Oregon released “20 Students Per Week,” a recommendation to the university …

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Leveling the playing field: UO’s efforts to improve campus accessibility have room for improvement

A typical day for Sofia Webster involves lots of travel. The University of Oregon senior is the president of the AccessABILITY Student Union, a member of the multicultural center and lives off campus. However, Lyme disease has left her with extreme foot pain and fatigue. Consequently, she can’t be on …

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Adventures in your backyard: Places to wander this weekend

Portland It’s likely you know someone from Portland, so why not take advantage of them and crash on their couch? If you don’t know anyone, stay at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center. A room for four costs $100, and it is conveniently located downtown. The Columbia River Gorge …

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No job after graduation? Check out these alternative post-grad plans

Spring graduation is six months away. If your holiday break, first day of class or conversation with your grandma is filled with the question: “Do you know what you’re going to do after graduation?” Consult this list. As appetizing as an unpaid internship or moving in with your mom and dad sounds, …

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Ducks football fans say the journey matters more than the destination

On Tuesday afternoon, just before 2 p.m., Danielle Gann and her 5-year-old son Rylan stood on the side of the road, a few dozen feet away from the blue-tiled Eugene Airport sign. “You see that wing peeking out over that building, Rylan?” said Danielle, as she pointed off into the distance. …

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University of Oregon looks to bring in $2 billion with capital campaign

This year, the University of Oregon is embarking on the most ambitious public fundraising campaign the state has ever seen. In October, the UO announced a $2 billion campaign — its third public fundraising campaign since 1992. The other two campaigns pale in comparison— the 1992-1998 goal was set at $150 million, …

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Oregon will participate in several studies that address sexual assault

The University of Oregon will participate in five surveys that study on-campus sexual assault over a period of five years.

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Leaks, ongoing construction drive four tenants from 13th & Olive apartments

“Downtown living just got better!” 13th & Olive’s slogan declares. That is what Mack Hunter, Josh Trott, Ben Gordon and Daniel Alonso expected when the Olive building opened in late September. For $659 a month each, they were expecting to settle in an apartment that included a free parking garage, …

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Will your GTF strike on finals week? Here’s what you need to know

This week will decide whether or not the first graduate student strike in the history of Oregon will take place at the University of Oregon. It will also decide whether Graduate Teaching Fellows grade your essays, tests and final projects during finals week, or whether they’ll be picketing instead. But …

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Gameday: Thomas Tyner’s a ‘Magnet’ for attention – but works behind the scenes

In his sophomore season, Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has made a habit of declining interviews. Over the course of the year, he’s made it known to the media that he’s not interested in talking. For this story, Tyner was unavailable for comment. Tyner, a former five-star recruit out of …

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Ear Buds: How adults with ADHD found relief through podcasting

When Tom Lundberg met Courtney Jellar, he was outfitted as a body double for the recently deceased Muammar Gaddafi (now out of work). She was a mermaid in an emerald green dress with sequins from the waist down. “He was acting like he was putting on some swagger,” Jellar remembers …

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Pending analysis will determine how UO moves forward against sexual assault

In December of 2012, Carol Stabile remembers warning colleagues that if the University of Oregon didn’t address its handling of sexual assault, the situation would erupt. Two years later, UO is in the national spotlight for its handling of alleged sexual assault. Last May, three members of the UO men’s basketball team left the UO in the wake …

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Here’s your break down of the 2014 ballot measures

Measure 86 Oregon Fund for Post Secondary Education If it passes: An amendment to the state constitution would be created to institute a state fund to provide financial aid for students at universities and trade schools. The amendment would allow the state legislature to issue bonds, use general fund dollars and …

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Marcus Mariota doesn’t let the moment get too big for him at Levi’s Stadium

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was dishing out the standard postgame comments in regard to Marcus Mariota. After watching his team cruise to a 59-41 victory over Cal, Helfrich called his quarterback a “stud” and continued to ramble on about how unique Mariota is to the rest of the college …

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Not just ropes, whips and chains: A look into the world of kink and fetish in Eugene

Just looking at it, you wouldn’t suspect the house to be anything but normal. It’s large and white; it’s a home dedicated to “clean and sober living,” and it’s located in a rural area of Eugene. Yet there’s a room in the basement of the house where activities take place …

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One bad bitch: Rhea Della Vera and the Lipstick Divas take on Eugene’s drag scene

Once a month at Luckey’s bar, a 22-year-old drag queen performs at GLAM Night. She stands at about six feet, seven inches tall in her black stiletto ankle boots and handmade skin-tight black leotard, which is studded with iridescent rhinestones. Long curls fall from her blonde wig down to her …

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The presidential shuffle

It’s never been a better time to be president of the University of Oregon. That’s what Connie Ballmer thinks. Ballmer is the head of the Presidential Search Committee, which is tasked with replacing former President Michael Gottfredson, who resigned suddenly in early August. “The university is really on track to …

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The unexpected leader: Beatriz Gutierrez looks to family, community for guidance

Framed by shoulder length black hair, Beatriz Gutierrez’s large brown eyes are balanced on her heart-shaped face with a wide smile that’s easily provoked by everything from Mexican candy to the TV show Bones. She speaks softly and slowly – her laugh loud and carefree. On a given jaunt through campus, she’ll likely pass …

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Real Oregonians go camping, so here’s a list of the best places to pitch a tent in the Beaver State

It’s finally that time of the year. You know, when the sun is out for more than two or three days at a time and it’s not exceedingly cold at night. Sure, it’s not going to be consistently warm until mid-July and there’s always a chance of rain — you’re …

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University of Oregon Forensics team harnesses community spirit to push for inclusion in collegiate debate

In the dim aura of hazy bar lights, amid piles of french fries and freshly drained pint glasses, members of the University of Oregon Forensics team huddle around a tea-light table candle squabbling loudly about the proper response to a question they’ve just been asked. Suggestions are shouted around mouthfuls of half-eaten …

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Questions surround ASUO elections following squabble between Bowman and Tullis and the resignation of Elections Board

The fate of this year’s ASUO elections is unclear following a series of events involving an illicitly recorded conversation, the University of Oregon administration stepping in and the breakfast time arrest of a presidential candidate. The season has reached a boiling point and shows no signs of cooling down. It …

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Jennifer Summers works to prevent alcohol abuse

Jennifer Summers sits at a large desk in a small office. A large stack of files and papers sits next to her computer — studies on college drinking, notes on programs she wants to implement, data that she’s analyzing for the best methods of substance abuse prevention. Summers, three years …

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Rising cost of higher education is due to lack of state support

Beatriz Gutierrez is no stranger to the golden man. Gutierrez is a testament to the success of Oregon’s education system. A junior at the University of Oregon, Gutierrez is the first in her family to attend a university — made possible by her attainment of a Pathway Oregon scholarship. As …

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Spending per student at the University of Oregon is among the lowest in the American Association of Universities

The University of Washington, University of California-Berkley and University of Michigan — all three of these institutions are considered among the top public research schools in the country. Along with the University of Oregon, they belong to an elite group: the American Association of Universities. But an inaugural report benchmarking …

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Required reporting: Many UO employees may not be prepared to be reporters for sexual assault

Paulina* is a survivor of sexual assault. She’s also an employee at the University of Oregon. If a fellow student reached out to Paulina for support relating to a sex crime, Paulina would be expected to report it to her supervisors. It’s an obligation that comes with working for the …

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The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in perspective

Tucked behind Lawrence and Allen halls stands the oldest building on the University of Oregon campus — Deady Hall. Its largest classroom holds 90 students and the building’s most elaborate piece of technology is a DVD player. The building’s VCR comes in at a close second. More than a stone’s …

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The conflict in Egypt through the eyes of UO journalism graduate Mat Wolf

Crack! In the days leading up to the Fourth of July and for weeks after, the neighborhoods closest to the University of Oregon are rife with the sounds of tiny explosions. The acrid odor of burnt flash powder hangs in the air and the corpses of charred fireworks are scattered …

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