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Trinidad: Make Eugene queer again

Alcohol flowing, music blaring, lights flashing and bodies grinding; it’s the typical night out at the local bars. Just like everyone else, I only have one mission: leaving my worries about classes behind, even if it’s just for a night. On a dimly lit dance floor packed wall-to-wall with sweaty …

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Hanson: Undergraduates should consider a research position this summer

For many undergraduates, the start of spring term marks the beginning of a lengthy search for summer jobs and internships. It is easy to see why. The pressures of rising tuition and increasing demand among employers for skilled job applicants make summer work necessary for most students. As the upcoming …

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What to expect from ASUO 2018-2019

Ducks Together won the 2018 ASUO elections by a landslide last week. Students have learned about each campaign’s ambitions and goals throughout the election process, but now that we know who will be taking over, what should we expect? Ducks Together’s slate focused its campaign on “taking back student power” …

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Lovely: Professionalism in social media is the new trend

Social media is here to stay. That is something that professionals around the world can agree on. And as it has been integrated into our daily lives, it is going to be integrated into our professional lives as well. College students’ ability to understand what it means to use social …

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Spaeth: Nike needs to step it up and promote women and minorities

In recent months, Nike has been criticized for not hiring and promoting enough women. There have also been reports of “inappropriate workplace behavior.” The company wants to “include different perspectives” but it will not be able to do this unless it has a better representation of women and minorities — …

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Guest: Hold the university accountable, vote yes on the climate plan advisory measure

This piece reflects the views of Dylan Plummer and Matt Stephens, and not those of Emerald Media Group. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style. Send your columns or submissions about our content or campus issues to [email protected] In 2010, the University of Oregon worked with students from …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: White and ethnic latinx identity

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast from the Daily Emerald. On this episode of Horchata Squad 2.0, hosts Veronica Feranandez-Alvarado, Marian Fragoso and guest Carina discuss the complexities of understanding what makes up white identity in comparison to an ethnic latinx identity. The episode features some self-love momentos, …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: Marginalized student groups should be concerned about inexperienced candidates

The way that students of color vote is vastly important for this ASUO election. The harassment that UO students of color face has recently become more public, whether because of the nazis on campus, anti-immigration graffiti or racist costumes from faculty. Both slates have stated that the safety of marginalized …

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Editorial: Your vote matters this ASUO election

The following is the opinion of the Emerald’s editorial board and not Emerald Media Group as a whole. The ASUO election is an opportunity for UO students to directly participate in their school’s democracy, but election turnouts the past couple of years have been horrendous. A total of 2,799 students …

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Yanez: United UO is the slate to watch

It’s that time of year again at the University of Oregon. The Candidate Town Hall Debate for this year’s ASUO election featured two slates: United UO and Ducks Together. Polls open on Duckweb on Monday, April 9 at 9 a.m. and results will be published on Thursday, April 12 at …

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Yanez: Getting better grades through micromanagement

Spring term is upon us at the University of Oregon! For many students, spring can be distracting. The weather is warming up and some are starting to burn out. Luckily, there’s a way to keep ourselves focused and maintain, if not improve, our grades. Before getting too far ahead of …

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Guest: The normalization of school shootings

This piece reflects the views of Patience Greene, and not those of Emerald Media Group. The piece is part of a series of op-eds from Peter Laufer’s Reporting I class at the SOJC. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style. Send your columns or submissions about …

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Trinidad: A dream deferred: The assassination of MLK’s Legacy

Fifty years ago on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Since then, he has become canonized in American culture and portrayed as a universally loved Christian preacher — a passive, nonviolent martyr with a dream of racial unity whose life was cut short by a hate-filled, …

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Guest: Do our politicians care for our lives?

This piece reflects the views of Kezia Setyawan, and not those of Emerald Media Group. The piece is part of a series of op-eds from Peter Laufer’s Reporting I class at the SOJC. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style. Send your columns or submissions about …

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Guest: The Parkland shooting made it clear: the youth will be the leaders of change

This piece reflects the views of Miguel Perez, and not those of Emerald Media Group. The piece is part of a series of op-eds from Peter Laufer’s Reporting I class at the SOJC. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style. Send your columns or submissions about …

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Guest: What the nation can learn from Oregon’s gun reform history

This piece reflects the views of Carly Armendariz, Clare Malone and Jordan Vargas, and not those of Emerald Media Group. The piece is part of a series of op-eds from Peter Laufer’s Reporting I class at the SOJC. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style. Send …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: Puta positivity party

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast for the Daily Emerald. In this episode of Horchata Squad, host Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado meets with guests Maria and Jamani while host Marian is traveling. Their conversation focuses on puta positivity and explores how, as femmes of color, they relate to sexual education …

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Griggs: We can’t continue to victim blame students

The February shooting in Parkland, Florida has caused more of a student-run revolution for gun control than any other school shooting in recent memory, and the movement has received quite a bit of national attention. The students from Parkland were on the cover of Time magazine last week, and there …

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Lovely: How to rejuvenate after a long term

After a grueling winter term, any college student could agree we need some relaxation time. We need to kick our heels up, put cucumbers over our eyes and put our troubles behind us. But with only a weeklong break between terms, we need relaxation that is going to de-stress us, …

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Spaeth: Coping with grief as a college student

The deaths of multiple University of Oregon students and a professor have brought grief upon the university community and beyond. Coping as a college student poses unique challenges, as the college environment is not the most conducive to grieving. After a tragic event like this occurs, students are forced back …

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Yanez: Eugene must help students feel safer

What the heck is going on in Eugene? Recently, there has been a string of armed robberies near campus, more harassment and more sexual assault reported within UOPD beats. Despite the numerous resources campus provides, students have come to terms with a very uncomfortable truth: It is no longer safe …

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Guest: UO profiting off prison labor is a human rights issue

This piece reflects the views of the UO Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), and not those of Emerald Media Group. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style. Send your columns or submissions about our content or campus issues to [email protected] In collaboration with other students working …

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Trinidad: Racism isn’t only for white supremacists

I’m skeptical of white liberals, and it goes back to the moment I knew Donald Trump would win the presidency. It was election night, and the polls just started to close on the East Coast. “Madame President” was on the tips of our tongues, and we had bottles of champagne …

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Marks: Emotional support animals are treatment, not toys

Across the United States, emotional support animals (ESAs) have become a trend. Recently, a story came out about a woman who tried to bring her “emotional support peacock” on a flight with her, resulting in airlines making stricter rules for allowing animals on flights. While it’s good that ESAs are …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: Femmes of color in activism

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast for the Daily Emerald. On this episode, hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso talk with their guest, Samara, about what being an activist and a femme of color is like. Be sure to listen for the usual momentos, shout-outs and an in-depth …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: White feminism: The danger of Becky’s tears

Horchata Squad 2.0 is an official Daily Emerald opinion section podcast. Join hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso with guest Jasmine Jackson as they discuss their experiences with white feminism. This podcast contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences. Music in this episode is “Llamame” by Emmanuel …

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Yanez: 2018 Tuition hike burdens students

According to UO’s Division of Student Life, between 70 and 80 percent of college students work while in school. If you’re like me, you’re one of those students, and you aren’t necessarily working for fun. We know that the rising cost of tuition is one of many reasons why students …

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Lovely: Why college students should buy girl scout cookies

The Girl Scouts have been known for over a century, but they are probably most famous for their cookies. While the excitement only lasts for the few weeks that the cookies sell, there are plenty of reasons why college students should buy Girl Scout Cookies, other than their obvious deliciousness. …

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Trinidad: Is Eugene ready to host the world?

Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown USA and United States Track and Field, is one of track and field’s most influential figures and has been on a crusade to make track and field not only a household sport in Eugene, but across the country. But his shocking success to bring the …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: The politics of dating as femmes of color

Welcome to Horchata Squad 2.0, an official Emerald opinion section podcast with hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso. Featured in this episode are the eight commandments of Horchata Squad, some new momentos to brighten up the booth, a new round of shoutouts and a guest speaker, Vanessa. The trio’s conversation …

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