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Trinidad: Breaking up the boys club

Greek Life is almost ubiquitous with college life, and is often held up as an institution that instills senses of community, character, friendship, leadership and charity among its members. But this is a romanticized version of Greek Life that hides what it truly is: an antiquated relic that perpetuates privilege …

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Marks: Farewell, University of Oregon

Dear University of Oregon, From the time I first started taking classes here as a senior in high school to my college graduation three years later, my life has changed dramatically. I dropped out of another school, transferred here, founded and let fade away an a cappella group, joined a …

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Lovely: How social media can build our professional lives

Dr. Karen Freberg is an internationally recognized social media expert. She is a published author and has worked for well-known companies such as Cinnabon, the Kentucky Derby Festival, Adidas and others. She came to the University of Oregon on May 23 as a guest speaker for the Game Changer Series …

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SHAC: Emergency Contraception should be more accessible on campus

This piece reflects the views of the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), 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] Sexual health is a core aspect of overall …

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Spaeth: Playing an intramural sport can be the perfect exercise

Before coming to college, many students stayed active through athletic programs or PE classes at school. Once students come to college, many subconsciously distance themselves from their previously active lifestyles. It’s tough to push yourself to go to the Student Rec Center when you’d rather be in bed watching Netflix. …

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Manggala: Is Kanye cancelled?

It’s a strange time to be a Kanye West fan right now. The hip-hop pantheon is in the middle of releasing new projects under his label G.O.O.D. Music, including his own studio album, ye, which released last Friday. In the past, this has only been good news. But recently, Kanye …

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Trinidad: Let student athletes speak

Last month, I attended a University of Oregon seminar centered around activism in sports, which was part of President Michael Schill’s Freedom of Expression initiative to explore the limits of freedom of expression on college campuses. The event claims that “sport has activism in its very DNA” because sport provides …

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Yanez: ASUO’s bias against conservative student organizations

Every Wednesday, student organizations line up to make financial requests to the ASUO Senate. Specifically, they request funds from the budget surplus to pay for an event or keynote speaker they want to invite. University of Oregon College Republicans Media/PR/Webmaster McKenna Sjoden says, “The most frustrating organization on this campus …

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Guest: BDS resolution debate proved that students can have difficult conversations

This piece reflects the views of Elysa Gurman, 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] Last Wednesday night, I was shaking. I was nervous to speak in …

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Guest: BDS juxtaposes ASUO’s values

This piece reflects the views of Jonathan Rifkind, 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] When I was 14 years old, I traveled to Israel for …

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Hanson: Don’t let spoilers spoil your movie experience

The internet is a minefield of spoilers. Few people understand this fact better than some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most dedicated fans. Prior to the release of “Avengers: Infinity War,” some fans chose to abstain from the internet entirely. A price worth paying — some of them may argue …

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Yanez: Conservative students face marginalization on campus

On a campus as liberal as the University of Oregon, it can be tough to be in a political minority. But are students with conservative views actually marginalized on campus? Some students don’t seem to think so. However, there is more than enough evidence showing that they are. Do conservative …

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Spaeth: Phi Kappa Psi’s incident is not representative of the Greek life community

In early May, the University of Oregon Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was temporarily suspended after a document surfaced containing the name of the fraternity, its members and questions containing anti-gay slurs, rape jokes, references to illegal drug use and derogatory language directed at women. While their actions are condemnable, Phi …

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Trinidad: An open letter to journalism students

Dear journalism students, Whether you are approaching graduation or you still have time left in Allen Hall, we have all dedicated our academic journey to a single, common goal: a commitment to truth. And this commitment to truth is something we need now more than ever. In a world that …

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Spaeth: The Starbucks scandal is breaking the silence about racial discrimination

In early April, two Black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks, allegedly on suspicion that they were trespassing, when they were actually just waiting on a friend. The arrests led to the takeover of a Starbucks store in Philadelphia and outrage. Since the incident and the protests, Starbucks has …

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Marks: The false narrative of the conservative minority

The narrative of the minority conservative has plagued the news lately. A recent article published by The Hill claims that reality TV star Roseanne Barr is bringing conservative women “out of the closet,” a phrase reserved for queer or trans people. Conservatives are considered “minorities” on many U.S. college campuses. …

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Yanez: Don’t Move to Oregon for Politics

Over the past few years, I’ve heard several students talk highly about their decision to come to the University of Oregon. Many take advantage of the lower cost of living while others receive scholarships and come for a change of scenery. Sadly, I’ve also heard of students who just couldn’t …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: The straining relationship between minorities and journalists

It is no secret that there are DACA students currently attending the University of Oregon, and that’s the story to write about. This past year, DACA has been at risk of termination by the Trump administration and has regularly been in the news. So to be in close proximity to …

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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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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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