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Thornton: Missouri protests show that even in small numbers, colossal change is possible

Going from Lick-Wilmerding High School to the University of Oregon, I have been very blessed to say the least. Having attended predominately white institutions for the entirety of my educational career, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend schools where racism is not openly blatant and is typically frowned upon. Others …

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Foster: The art of confrontation

Confronting a friend about flaking or hurtful comments is never easy. We would rather avoid conflict, but the hardest choices in life are usually the right decisions.

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Football victory, winter registration, Aziz Ansari and presidential candidate debates!

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Pirzad: We can all learn from “Gilmore Girls”

The early-2000s hit is making a comeback into our lives with its recent Netflix debut, which is all the more reason why more people should watch the TV series “Gilmore Girls.”

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Thornton: It’s time to put an end to “I’m smart, but I don’t try.”

Within our generation, we all have that one phrase or saying that drives us absolutely insane. For some, it’s “I apologize for making you feel that way” or for others, it may be “everything happens for a reason.” But for me, the one I can’t stand is, “I’m smart, but …

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Foster: Deconstructing Revlon’s self-love test

Revlon released a video about a self-love ritual that can help strengthen relationships. The idea is cute, but lacks credibility and truth.

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Bonnie: Halloween then and now

Whenever I was asked as a kid what my favorite holiday is I would say Christmas and Halloween. I loved both holidays equally. Halloween was such a fun holiday for me as a child. My grandma would make my sister and I creative costumes, for example, I was a cow …

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Taylor: Dealing with a bad test score

What you thought was going to be smooth sailing is now over as we head into fall midterms of 2015. The two week span of incisive snacking, cramming and wasting your social life away to the late hours of the night in the library. Midterms can be scary for anyone. …

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Pirzad: Here’s a tip, stop tipping in restaurants.

Tipping has been engrained into the U.S. culture for decades now. With a number of restaurants around the country implementing a no-tipping policy, change is beginning to enter many of our eateries, but not in coin form.

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Foster: Instagram bedroom vs. real life

What we see and what is actually there are two different categories on Instagram. Take the generic college bedroom. Bright lights, fluffy comforters and pastel colors are adorable, but are they making us all seem like the same people?

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Thornton: Pieces from the past

On a rare hot and sunny summer day in San Francisco, I walked in the Deboce Park Café to meet up with my middle school physical education teacher. We shook hands and began to chop it up. Aside from catching up on each other’s lives, we laughed about old times …

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Bonnie: Leaving the old Disney princesses behind

In terms of feminism, a lot of Disney princesses, well, suck. Yes, Disney’s more recent movies feature strong, smart and talented princesses. And yes, not every Disney princess is a bad role model for young girls, but many of them are. Disney princesses constantly have to be saved by their …

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Taylor: The revival of Selena Gomez

Growing up in the public eye, Selena Gomez has had much of her life publicized. Everything from her relationship with Justin Bieber to her 2013 diagnosis with lupus, an autoimmune disease, has been plastered all over the Internet. In an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Gomez said that this …

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Foster: Thoughts we all share in the grocery store

It’s that time of the week. You need food and the daunting task of grocery shopping approaches. Here are a few thoughts that we all share.

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Thornton: A critical look at Michael Jordan

On a typical foggy morning in south San Francisco, I’m standing in line to buy myself and my high school girlfriend the new Jordan Bred 11 sneakers. I had just won the raffle that would allow me to purchase a pair and I couldn’t be more excited. Aside from having …

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Bonnie: A step by step guide to Tinder

You’ve been thinking about it. You’ve been having trouble meeting people, and online dating makes it easier. You know that it is vain to judge someone only off of looks, but at this point, you don’t care. So I have for all of you a step by step guide on …

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Foster: What seniors can learn from freshmen

I nervously shuffled my feet, awkwardly clasped and unclasped my hands. I gave a soft laugh that quickly turned into a grimace; I think I mentally gagged. I had just met a friend of a friend (you know how that goes) and the conversation started normally and politely. Hi, hey, …

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Thornton: Leveling the playing field

Let’s rewind the clock to senior year at Lick-Wilmerding High School. I’m sitting with a good buddy of mine during a free period and we’re stressing over college applications. Abruptly, he tells me, “If I were black, getting into college would be way easier.” Although I chose to not say …

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Bonnie: Putting on the poundage

One morning, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I stepped on my mom’s tauntingly shiny scale and looked down at the number: 130. My mouth dropped open in disbelief. A year before I had fluctuated between 110-115 pounds. I stepped off the scale and weighed myself again. That …

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Foster: Taking the bars in doses

The term bar is a vague word. It can refer to metal poles, granola bars, musical measurements and is also used as a preposition meaning “except for.” It is an expression that has multiple purposes in the English language. But one bar stands out among the rest: the nightlife bar. …

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Thornton: The positive effects of modern hip-hop

Regardless of your race, social class, gender or place of birth, modern day hip-hop brings everyone together.

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Taylor: Approaching the unapproachable

Sadly, there is a disease like many out there that goes incurable, a disease that turns people away, a disease that because of your appearance makes you an outcast at school and a disease that comes on without the carrier’s notice. This disease is called “The Resting Bitch Face” and …

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Oregon’s quarterback quandary shows how difficult it can be to replace a superstar

Trailing 14-7 in the second quarter at Colorado last Saturday, Bralon Addison took a reverse pitch from Royce Freeman and darted towards the opposite side of the field. But, rather than continuing his stride, the former high school quarterback settled in the pocket and launched a 39-yard strike to a streaking …

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Foster: The presidential race is no joke

With the 2016 election just over a year away, a variety of presidential hopefuls still flood both the Republican and Democratic race. The top candidates are gradually becoming more obvious. Of the Republicans, four frontrunners are vying for the head of state and government: Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump …

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Pirzad: The experiences of Mexican avocados

From field to tabletop, the experiences of Mexican avocados that travel to the the U.S. are examined.

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Owens: Collecting through the college years

I have never found myself relating so much to a reality television show until I started emptying out my storage unit before moving in for my senior year. As the moving truck started piling higher and higher, I came to the realization that I am a hoarder. Like many University …

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Bonnie: Experiencing a long distance relationship

Long distance relationships in college do not work out. Period. End of story. I wish someone told me that when I was a freshman. I wish someone was blunt with me. I once thought that my high school boyfriend was my soul-mate and that we were head over heels in …

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Kim: Vernon Adams Jr., Jeff Lockie have opportunity of a lifetime

Heading into fall camp, most of the conversation surrounding Oregon football will be about the competition between the late arrival of Vernon Adams Jr. and seasoned backup Jeff Lockie. For the field general that earns the job, a rare opportunity will await him — one that doesn’t come around very …

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