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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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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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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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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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