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Dalton: Facebook guide for parents

Facebook was originally created for college students, but parents have invaded. Most millennials have migrated to Twitter or Instagram; Facebook is for business purposes only. But for the generation born thirty years prior to us, Facebook is poppin’ off. The excess of middle-aged adults may be the real reason our …

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Dal Pino: An open letter to President Schill

Today’s college students live in a world that’s challenging the legal status quo. As president of the University of Oregon, Michael Schill should prepare them for it. This year, the U.S. Supreme Court held that same-sex marriages are a civil right, the State of Oregon took its first step towards …

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Campuzano: New Horizons and the Pluto mission made me feel like a kid again. Thanks, NASA

When I was in elementary school, I’d ignore practical lessons and imagine what it was like to explore outer space. That definitely happened again this week.

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Dalton: Imagine all the people, listening to decent music

When I turn on the radio, it triggers an immediate gag reflex. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Our generation’s mainstream music scene is pathetic. In part, we could blame the changes in the way music is produced. But by and large we are the ones responsible for Meghan Trainor’s …

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Dal Pino: National politicians can look to Oregon for answers

Alis volat propriis, “She Flies With Her Own Wings,” is a unique motto for a unique state. A mesh of small-town Americana and cutting-edge cultural experimentation, it’s fair to say no one’s ever expected the ordinary from Oregon. After three years here, even I — an admittedly over-forgiving fan of …

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Dalton: My thoughts on the legalization of marijuana

On July 1st, Mary Jane became an official Oregonian. After years of hiding away in Altoid tins, only making an appearance at the Oregon Country Fair, she is finally legal. Before, only those with particular medical conditions were legally permitted to smoke weed. Laws have changed, but not without some …

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Berg: Oregon’s view on fireworks isn’t just boring, it’s unjustified.

On Saturday night, I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July back in my home town of St. Helens, Oregon, as I’ve done every year for the past twenty years. I’ll gather with friends and family down at the Columbia River and look longingly across the water to a sea of mortars, …

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Dal Pino: DeFazio’s Pacific Blunder

Congressman Peter DeFazio is missing the big picture in the Pacific. For most Americans, the United States’ brutal struggle with Japan in WWII has become an afterthought after decades of blossoming trade, diplomatic cooperation and military aid. Now, sharing the world stage as equals, they’ll be playing each other for …

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Lassuy: The culture shock of coming home

New people, new place, new language, new culture — study abroad is full of “new.” Before studying abroad, you’re warned a lot about “culture shock,” what it will be like trying to quickly adjust to living in a new country. What you hear a lot less about is the other …

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Dal Pino: Why the UO needs to think differently about online education

The internet is the future of education – why is the University of Oregon treating it like an afterthought? This summer, the University of Oregon will complete its initial rollout of the Canvas course website in preparation for the permanent removal of Blackboard, whose shutdown has been tentatively scheduled for …

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Green: Summer’s back, with a vengeance

Running a lemonade stand with my buds, playing soccer in the warm air, running around the backyard in oversized army surplus gear, imagining danger all around me — my favorite memories always happened during summer. I looked forward to that three month stretch of freedom from the first day of …

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Owens: On being the last to turn 21

I’ve always enjoyed having a June birthday. It’s right before school gets out for the summer, so in grade school, I was able to invite my whole class to celebrate. And it was nowhere near Christmas, so I didn’t have to worry about my parents combining birthday and holiday gifts. …

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Schucht: Life at Bean

“Wait, you live there?” “Yeah, what’s wrong with it?” “Nothing man, except if totally sucks.” “Well, I like it. I mean, it is my home.” This is the jest of what happens whenever the whereabouts of my current residence pops up in a conversation. Bean East is one of several …

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Ferguson: What my first year of college has taught me

June 12 and summer vacation starts. Transitioning to the next grade level means a time for reflection on the first year of college.

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Foster: Going Home to Mom and Dad

After leaving your parents for a large span of time, they are seen in a different light and and changed just like you. Coming home after your first year away remember to see them for all they are and more.

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Grad guide 2015: A senior’s farewell to Oregon

I began college like most other students. Intimidated, not super excited about living in Bean and with absolutely no idea what I was going to do with my life. Enter in Math 111. My first college course. It was in Deady, in a chair nailed to the floor with a …

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Owens: Don’t let your parents add unnecessary stress

Heading into finals week and the end of the term look for ways to limit your stress. Look to your parents for support and positivity versus adding to unnecessary stress.

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Schucht: Gouge the eyes and aim for the crotch

Jeet Kune Do knocks out Judo and Taekwondo by being used only for strictly for self-defense and a unique main tactic.

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Foster: We all have rogue pigs

Life is always unpredictable and instead of focusing on making everything perfect, enjoy what challenges life brings you.

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Green: Bros Before Hoes

The idea behind the iconic phrase “bros before hoes.” When you remove the gender bias, the phrase is still a legendary and important line to live by.

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Ferguson: My pitch as to why I should be the next Bachelorette

A couple of weeks ago, the eleventh season of The Bachelorette aired on ABC. Now, I had only been introduced to this pop culture phenomenon when I watched my first season of The Bachelor a couple of months ago. I wrote all about that experience in a previous article. Feel …

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Ferguson: Taylor Swift is running the world and I’m okay with that

Taylor Swift is currently unstoppable. From starting out with country background and evolving to now pop music, Taylor is running the world and no one is stopping her.

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Foster: 7 Ways to be the Ultimate Obnoxious Biker

Prepare to forget what it is like to be a pedestrian or a driver because now you are the ultimate obnoxious biker. Here is a list of a few ways to ensure you are obnoxious.

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Owens: Cellphones are ruining concert culture

From the wise words of Beyonce, “Put that damn camera down!” As artists begin their summer concert series and music festival season comes in full swing, we are bound to see countless fuzzy pictures and shaky videos from concertgoers. As an avid concertgoer myself, I have taken my fair share …

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Schucht: UO Humans Vs. Zombies Vs. Me

Every fall and spring term, several students can be seen wandering around campus waving Nerf Blasters at others wearing headbands. This is the campus wide game of tag known as UO Humans Vs. Zombies. Human players try to survive the week without being tagged and turned into a member of …

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Foster: No Mother’s Day Instagram

I felt frazzled. I anxiously scrolled through my phone, trying to find the perfect image to Instagram. I spent 20 minutes downloading photos of my mom and me from my laptop and Facebook, but something did not feel right. Was it the filter? Do we look happy enough in this …

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Owens: America, home of the beautiful

When figuring out summer travel plans, instead of going abroad you can travel within your own backyard. The endless places to explore in the U.S. will make a fun adventure and save you a few pennies.

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Schucht: Recipe guide to Carson Dining

Have you ever been to Carson Dining and thought about making your own food? Well for ideas, look no further.

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How to go home to the California drought

As the last weeks of the term slowly begin to creep into sight and that itch for summer vacation starts to become unbearable, there is only one thing clouding my already stressed-out mind. I get to go home. I get to go home to California. The only problem is that …

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Foster: Dot Dot Dot

With hungry eyes, I scrutinized my phone screen and waited. My blue, oval text message stared at me, taunting and teasing my brain. With an exasperated sigh, I threw my phone on the couch and started pacing around the room. I haphazardly dusted off my dresser and hung up my …

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