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Foster: Nepal is happening

Social media is a great tool for keeping others informed about our own lives and also the world. This tool should be used to help inform and connect us with current news to create conversation and proper actions.

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Schucht: The line between news and celebrity gossip

Robert Downey Jr.’s controversial interview with British paid-per-view station Channel 4 News raises a lot of questions. Is it wrong to ask celebrities of their personal lives, is that to be expected?

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Ferguson: Bruce Jenner is a visible trans hero

In a two-hour interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner revealed he identifies as a woman. After coming forward publicly, Jenner has become a hero for the trans community and received an overwhelming amount of support from everyone.

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Green: Meghan Siġvanna Topkok reconnects with her roots through UO theater production

Meghan Siġvanna Topkok, environmental law student, finds a way to connect with her roots by participating in a UO theater production of SILA.

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Owens: Men have a critical role in preventing sexual violence

This column is one part of a series of articles on sexual assault awareness at the University of Oregon. Read Emerald editor Sami Edge’s letter to find out why we’ve dedicated today’s edition of Emerald Monday to the topic. One out of every five college-aged women in America will be a …

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Ferguson: A thank you note to every drag queen

What drag queens taught me about loving life and myself.

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Schucht: Why it’s time to kill off the penny

Money was invented to make the exchange of goods and services easier. When it fails to do so, is it still money? When it comes to the penny, the fact that I can find it lying on the street with people mistaking it for trash shows that it’s worthless. The …

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Owens: Don’t let leaked media suck you in

It is often hard to wait for the new season of our favorite shows to come out or for our favorite artists to release their next album. In this “now generation,” the Internet puts almost everything we need right at our fingertips, including material that the producers don’t want us …

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Foster: A curious case of boredom abroad

When you are abroad there is no need for a busy schedule and pressure to see it all. A little ounce of free time is actually when your mind can get some work done. Taking the time to be unoccupied allows your mind to search for what you really want to do and making your time abroad memorable.

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Green: Groceries by day, funk by night

There are a lot of things we don’t know — or bother to find out — about the people we bump into every day. They become background characters in our lives, undeveloped extras. But imagine the things you’d discover if you sat them down for a conversation. Maybe your mechanic is …

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Owens: How far will presidential hopefuls go to put each other down?

With the announcement of four candidates for the 2016 presidential election, campaign season has officially begun. The elections take place in November 2016, so now we can expect to see hundreds of television advertisements, billboards and bumper stickers. This early on in the campaign process most presidential candidates, and their committees, are …

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Foster: Education is a two-way street

In college the amounts of papers written seem endless, but the feedback given from professors and GTFs is often slim and unhelpful. There is a duty between the student and professor in handling that rough draft by spending time and offering critique to ensure the full potential of the paper and actual learning.

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Schucht: The death of video game consoles

The idea of a game console is starting to become more technologically changed. Enter in the Valves Steam box that changes the notion to have a game consule and just needing an internet connection and tv to play video games.

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Ferguson: The art of the lip sync

A video of Oscar award-winning actress Anne Hathaway swinging on a wrecking ball already has over 13 million views on YouTube. How did this happen, you might ask. Hathaway found herself on that wrecking ball as she competed in a fight to the death. Hathaway was involved in a lip …

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Owens: Revenge porn can destroy people’s lives

When trusted explicit pictures from an ex-relationship are public, they are considered revenge porn. Campaigns like End Revenge Porn have come about to find those in favor of criminalizing revenge porn in the United States.

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Schucht: Top 5 Characters for Super Smash Bros. DLC

Nintendo’s biggest hit Super Smash Bros. franchise is adding characters into the game to become downloadable content. Here are 5 possible characters that would be make as great DLC.

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Ferguson: What One Direction and sports teams have in common

One Direction fans and the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team fans all had a reason to cry. The odd comparison leads to what society deems as appropriate to cry over.

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Foster: Predictable action movies

The orange flames seem so realistic that one can almost feel the heat. The amount of blown up cars and buildings truly scares you. The noise sends your mind into a panic as your eyes dart around searching for one thing to focus on. Except, the scenes change incredibly fast …

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Owens: Indiana law causes national outcry

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act was put into place on March 26 after the bill was signed. After the feedback from the bill conitued to be negative, on April 2 the bill included better language on the protection of sexual orientation. Since then Indiana is trying to gain back a better image.

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Foster: The welfare of rodeo animals

The twisting, bucking and running will make hearts race. The shouts, chute clanging and ropes whistling through the air bring people to their feet. The smell of dirt, the singing of the national anthem and the smile on a cowboy’s face after he completes an eight second bull ride are …

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Ferguson: Time to take a SlutWalk

Amber Rose announced her plans to host her own SlutWalk recently, but she’s certainly not the first to do so.

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Owens: No place like home

Where should you live next year? Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you decide.

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Ferguson: Perfect365, the greatest invention of all time

Perfect365 is a photo app that allows users to retouch selfies and add digital makeup.

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Foster: The empty meaning of “Hi, how are you?”

“Hello” is a simple word that can lead to interesting conversations, new friends or heated debates. It can also serve no higher purpose than to just put a smile on an individual’s face. It is a universal greeting that generally means the same thing around the globe. Americans in particular …

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Green: The deserted island conundrum

It’s the age-old question: You’re stranded on a deserted island, so what (or whom) do you take with you?

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Sandy: Stuff to check off your bucket list before graduating

Spring term is here and graduation is not far behind. Here are the things you should do before you leave Eugene for good.

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Foster: Let’s talk about the dress

What would happen if we used social media as a platform for matters more important than #TheDress?

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Ferguson: The problem with Fashion Police

The fate of Fashion Police is in limbo with the hope of getting away with the “jokes” produced or cancelling due to the lack of credible hosts.

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Green: Safety first, protect your head

Safety is a top priority. Prepare for the unexpected by wearing a helmet when riding a bike.

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Owens: Getting through group projects

There is nothing that makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck like a professor delivering the news that we will have a group project due at the end of the term. No matter your grade or major you will have to go through the experience of …

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