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The Non-Democrat/Republican Parties on the Ballot

U.S. political parties outside of Democrat and Republican are marginal with regard to news coverage and representation in national politics; however, some politicians from these parties do hold seats in congress and have major voices in local or regional decisions. The Emerald has compiled a set of descriptions for non-major …

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Oregon Axe brings axe throwing to Springfield for axe-citing new fun

The first thing that greets you when you walk into Oregon Axe is the sharp smell of freshly cut lumber and the startling thud of their customers hucking axes at slabs of wood painted like dart boards. When Oregon Axe first opened earlier this year, part of the difficulty in …

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ASUO and You: The EMU Board

The Erb Memorial Union is a campus mainstay, but have you ever thought about how much it costs to pay for all the lighting and heating? Why does the first floor look so different from the ground floor? And who decides which student groups get a space in the EMU? …

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A student’s guide to voting

Only 10 years ago, voters between the ages of 18 and 24 played a significant role in electing Barack Obama. The turnout for youth voters in the 2008 elections was the highest since the government started keeping track in 1972. But the 2014 midterm elections saw the lowest number of …

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Buehler and Brown battle for governor

With only two weeks to go before the 2018 midterm elections, ballots are filling mailboxes across the state. The two major-party candidates are incumbent Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, and Rep. Knute Buehler. Brown is slightly ahead of her opponent in polls, but the two candidates have similar views on …

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Video: Caught up! News, Episode 3

Amira Borders provides you with all the news of the week in order to get you Caught up!

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Schill receives 76k bonus, commits to fund first-generation student scholarship

After the Board of Trustees awarded University of Oregon President Michael Schill a one-time performance bonus at last month’s board meeting, Schill announced that he intended to donate the $76,000 to create a new scholarship for first-generation students. As part of the president’s contract extension and pay raise, the Board …

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Breaking: Students for choice host rally against Brett Kavanaugh

The University of Oregon’s Students for Choice group is hosting a rally on campus against recent Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh. The rally is taking place in the EMU amphitheater and will conclude at 6 p.m. In the event description, the group stated their purpose for holding the rally: “We …

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Leader of Conservative group Turning Point USA visits UO

Charlie Kirk, founder and face of Turning Point USA, a conservative activist group, drew supporters and dissenters to the EMU lawn yesterday when he visited the University of Oregon, challenging students to debate him in front of his camera crew. While some from the UO College Republicans and the UO …

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University Health Center appoints new executive director

After 18 years at Washington University in St. Louis, Debra Beck will be joining the University Health Center here at the University of Oregon as its newest executive director. “I really wasn’t looking to leave,” Beck said of Washington University and her decision to apply to the UO opening. “It …

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Nearly 30 overdoses, 0 deaths: Local response to opioid crisis

In a three-day period between Friday, Sept. 21 and Monday Sept. 24, there were 23 opiate-related overdoses reported in the Eugene-Springfield area. According to The Register Guard, 16 of the victims were treated with Narcan, a brand of the drug Nalaxone,  which is commonly used to reverse the effects of …

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Sen. Wyden, Rep. DeFazio register students to vote on campus

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio  encouraged students to register to vote while on the University of Oregon campus Tuesday morning. The last day to register to vote in Oregon before the midterm election in November is Tuesday. “You always hear from politicians, ‘this is the most important …

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Video: Caught up! News, Episode 2

  Need a quick wrap of the latest campus news? We got you covered with the second episode of Caught up! News.

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Breaking: Taylor’s to impose $20 cover charge for non-students on Fridays and Saturdays

Beginning this Friday, Taylor’s Bar and Grill will enforce a $20 cover charge for non-students on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. until close, according to Ramzy Hattar, the bar’s owner. Non-students who are visiting the bar with a current student will be charged $5 to enter. Hattar implemented other …

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Last Day to Register to Vote Oct. 16

The last day to register to vote in Oregon’s general election is Tuesday, Oct. 16. Vote OR Vote is tabling on the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street to help students register or update their addresses. Students can also register online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website. If …

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Campus community celebrates Coming Out Day

A pair of rainbow balloon arches welcomed students to the EMU lawn last Tuesday for the Coming Out Day Festival, a celebration of the LGBTQ community on campus and in Eugene. The festival, which was organized by the LGBTQA3 Center, along with the Women’s Center and Multicultural Center, featured a …

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How local police test for non-alcohol DUIIs

One evening in late September, a man driving near Junction City, Oregon, was pulled over by a state trooper for committing a traffic violation and shortly thereafter was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was then taken about 15 miles south to the Lane County …

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Staying clean: UO student draws strength from Collegiate Recovery Center

Derek Myers was just a rebellious kid when he started sniffing glue. He was just a self-proclaimed invincible middle schooler when he began excusing himself from class to get high off rubber cement in the bathroom. He was fresh out of high school when he joined the Navy and learned …

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Potential redesign of 13th Avenue in the works

Thirteenth avenue between classes is as congested for pedestrians as I-5 is for cars after a Ducks home game. Pedestrians have to weave through bicycles, random facility vehicles and delivery trucks humming down the street in order to survive. Personal vehicles are not allowed from Kincaid Street to University Street, …

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ASUO and You: The Chief of Staff

 Having a chief of staff on your executive cabinet is a longstanding ASUO tradition, but you won’t learn much about the position from reading the ASUO Green Tape Notebook. But what does the ASUO chief of staff actually do on a day-to-day basis? And why do most ASUO presidents …

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UO welcomes new students at the first annual Black student convocation

Around 50 University of Oregon students, alumni and faculty gathered in the Woodruff Gym in Gerlinger Hall on Friday for the first annual Black student convocation, organized by the Black Student Task Force and the Black Male Alliance. The event provided Black students with the opportunity to network, listen to …

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UO law school alum pass bar at high rates

Last July, 87 out of 118 graduates of the University of Oregon School of Law took the bar exam, the test that allows individuals to practice law in a given jurisdiction. The results, which were released late September, revealed that 83 percent of UO Law alum who took the Oregon …

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Podcast: ASUO and You: The Student Senate

The ASUO Student Senate is the largest branch of the University of Oregon’s student government and consists of 23 senators who manage approximately $16 million dollars in annual student fees. But how senators manage all of that money? Where does that money go? And what do senators even do on …

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Danny Glover to visit campus for community discussion

Long before actor Danny Glover was starring in blockbuster movies like “Sorry To Bother You,” he was a student activist at San Francisco State University where the first ever college Black Studies department in the United States was formed. On Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Straub 156, he …

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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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White Bird flies two blocks in medical and dental expansion

On Sept. 24, the White Bird Clinic, a local non-profit providing affordable health services and crisis prevention, announced that it would be expanding its medical and dental services in response to a growing community need. According to Benjamin Brubaker, White Bird’s Volunteer Coordinator, the non-profit has purchased a new building …

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UO law professors sign letter in NY Times calling for Senate to not confirm Kavanaugh

Nineteen University of Oregon law school professors joined more than 2,400 law professors from across the country in signing a letter published in the New York Times calling on the United States Senate to not confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The letter, which was presented to the Senate …

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Video: Caught up! News Episode 1

Want a quick wrap up of the campus news and sports of the week? Look no further, we provide all the info you’re looking for and more to get you caught up!

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University of Oregon sees 8 percent student growth, largest Pathway Oregon class

The University of Oregon class of 2022 is eight percentage points larger than last year’s incoming class, with 4,203 students as of Sept. 24, according to Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Dr. Roger Thompson. “To have our entering class eight percent larger than last year is good. …

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Video: A tour of the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown Portland

An exclusive look into the Hawthorne Bridge located in downtown Portland. The Hawthorne Bridge was built in 1910 and still has many of its original parts! Check out the video above to learn more.

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