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New versus old: Student housing market in Eugene divided

Qingtian Shen returned home at midnight Sunday. He threw a Nike duffel bag in his nearly empty bedroom before jumping in the shower. A University of Oregon junior majoring in business, Shen is always on the road whenever the opportunity comes up. He spent last weekend working at a golf tournament …

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What will come and go with cafes on campus

Cafes on campus are in the middle of a transition period. Improving efficiency, quanitity, source of food and the way you pay are amoung a few changes to expect. Look out for Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a new way to reload your campus cash.

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Concerns moving forward with new UO housing

While the university is working of a new residence hall, many are worried about parking losses and child daycare centers being torn down.

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Rent around the University of Oregon campus is on the rise

Rent rates in Eugene are increasing, even though the amount of rentable apartments is too. Is the price of your rent skyrocketing?

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Property owners cope with loss of money and property manager’s disappearance

With Terry Shockley missing with upwards of $4 million, renters will be forced to pay out of pocket to make ends meet.

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UO restrained the meningococcemia bacteria, is it enough?

With three cases of bacteria meningococcemia confirmed within a month, the university has been on high alert with a possible outbreak. But the tension has died out in less than a week after the third case was confirmed, according to student Jake Wilmink, the roommate of the second student diagnosed with the infectious …

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UO's proposals for new facilities not without opposition

The University of Oregon is planning to build a new residence hall and softball stadium in the next few years to cope with a bump in student enrollment. The 1,500-seat Jane Sanders Softball Stadium will be at Howe Field, between Eugene Pioneer Cemetery and Hayward Field. A $10 million gift from …

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City of Eugene to address noise complaints through UO Restorative Justice program

If you live in a house or apartment in West University and you’ve received multiple noise complaints, you and your roommates might just find yourselves in front of the University of Oregon’s Restorative Justice panel.  During a Eugene City Council work session on November 19, Presiding Judge Wayne Allen proposed …

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UO among schools with highest level of drug and alcohol violations, survey says

The University of Oregon ranks 24th of 7,000 U.S. schools with the most on-campus drug busts and 49th for most alcohol violations, according to a 2013 analysis by Rehab.com. The report was analyzed with the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education for all …

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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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The upgrade in Earl Hall improves student’s privacy, gender equality

Earl Hall has been in operation since 1955 and recently got a $6 million makeover to improve students’ living experience. Because of the disturbing amount of noise from the construction of Straub Hall, Earl Hall was closed down for one academic year. Spotting the opportunity, University of Oregon housing chose to bring the …

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Gender Equity Hall aims to provide a safe, gender-neutral space for residents

Carson Hall may be best known around campus for its late-night pizza, immortal “Animal House” cameo and inexplicable odors. Yet recently it’s been known as one of the safest spots on campus for the University of Oregon’s LGBTQ community. Though the UO QTs group and its gigantic rainbow posters play a …

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Back to the Books: Welcome to the best years of your life

I’ve been to a sorority house on three occasions, and each was accompanied by copious amounts of pie and a serenade by On the Rocks. I’ve never lived in the residence halls. And I’ve certainly never experienced what it’s like to share a house with five other guys. Sure, we …

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From Springfield to New York City, you were jealous of these TV living spaces

Admit it: When you watched the opening of that “Simpsons” episode where Bart played out the introduction of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” using Homer as the giant boulder, you wished your house were as privy to such shenanigans. Over the years, several fictional domiciles have captured our hearts. Here’s …

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Don’t forget these household items when you move in

There are plenty of things every household needs: toilet paper, plates, utensils, etc. But there are a few items that you don’t think about purchasing until you really need them. It’s easy to forget that you’ll need ketchup the first time you move into a new place and fully stock …

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Netflix or not, make sure these movies make it into your collection

When it comes to streaming movies, there’s no shortage of options. Everything from the Xbox 360 perched under your boyfriend’s 32-inch HDTV to the iPad you got for Christmas last year is capable of running streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu. But even the almighty Netflix …

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Use of Monsanto’s Roundup at UO’s Spencer View comes to a halt

Roundup had regularly been used as a weed killer at the Spencer View apartment complex, managed by the University of Oregon, until residents spoke up.

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Common household fixes you can take care of yourself

When you’ve been a renter for eight years, you pick up a thing or two when it comes to fixing common household issues. There are plenty of instances in which it’s best to call your landlord and request a work order (you’re not going to be doing any plumbing work …

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Don’t DIY: Call a pro for these household problems

As good as it feels to successfully remove broken bulbs from lamps and fix dents with plungers, there are a few common household issues that a professional should take care of. Rental insurance will also come in handy so you don’t get stuck footing the entire bill if the job …

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The cost of renter’s insurance is worth the price

@@ written by Sami Edge @@ Renter’s insurance is a no-brainer investment for students living in rental homes or apartments. For an average cost of less than one dollar per day, renter’s insurance protects the personal property of a renter, as well as offering liability coverage in case of injury lawsuit. …

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Where to shop now that you’re on your own

Well, you’re finally out of the dorms and on your own. You have to cook for yourself now. But where on Earth do you buy the ingredients?

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Where to shop now that you're on your own

Well, you’re finally out of the dorms and on your own. You have to cook for yourself now. But where on Earth do you buy the ingredients?

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How to stay friends with your roommates

Coexisting as friends and roommates is possible with a few guidelines.

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Restaurants that deliver

Don’t feel like cooking? Need food fast? Don’t sweat it. These restaurants around Eugene will deliver food to your door.

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The best and worst of living Greek

While each house is unique in its charms and harms, here’s a breakdown of some pros and cons of living in a house under letters.

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Picking a companion: A student's multiple pet options

There are several things to consider before bringing a pet home when you’re a college student.

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Picking a companion: A student’s multiple pet options

There are several things to consider before bringing a pet home when you’re a college student.

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Sex in college: Confessions and tips on being discreet

Your fellow University students confess their steamiest stories and true sex-and-roommate run-ins. Plus: 7 tips on having discreet sex.

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How to throw a house party that doesn’t suck

University junior and local party sensei Jeff Fadness met with the Emerald to discuss some key points to throwing a house party that is safe, enjoyable and — most importantly — free of police interruption.

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How to throw a house party that doesn't suck

University junior and local party sensei Jeff Fadness met with the Emerald to discuss some key points to throwing a house party that is safe, enjoyable and — most importantly — free of police interruption.

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