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Grad Guide 2016: Tips for cap decorating

With graduation right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear. For those that are creative and want to personalize their graduation garb, decorating your cap is the perfect way to go. So without further ado, here are some ideas to help you stand …

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Pirzad: If campus buildings were people

The buildings on campus are often known by the stereotypes they are associated with, as if they were people. So, here is my take on what life would be like for three individuals named Lillis, McKenzie and Lawrence.

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Bonnie: Social media and food

I have a morning routine that, like many other people, involves going on Facebook. Not to look at status updates. Not to look at what is going on in the world. But to look at food videos. These food videos are posted on a page called Tasty, which is produced …

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Grad Guide 2016: Places to visit before moving away

Before leaving Eugene for good, there are many nearby destinations that everyone should hit. Below is a list of places visited in our “Day Trip!” series, organized by region, and then by video. Check out the video series here.

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Moss: U.S. workers in the meat industry suffer awful working conditions

“We value our team members and treat them with respect,” according to an e-mailed statement from Tyson. I doubt executives at Tyson can say they respect workers rights with a straight face. The disgusting realities of the meat industry usually come as no surprise; however, what may be shocking now …

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Weekly Pond(er) Week 9: New campus buildings, norovirus, a Shasta-sized incident

It’s true when people say we only have two seasons: rain and construction. Let’s finish the year strong and not catch norovirus. And way to go, Shasta squad 2k16.

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Cowan: President Obama’s last hilarious hurrah

President Barack Obama has held many titles over his eight-year tenure: Christian, Muslim, peacekeeper, communist, ‘Obummer’ and Nobel-prize winner just to name a few. As his presidency comes to its waning months and Americans are left to look back on his historic office, one of Obama’s more treasured titles would …

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Moss: Media neutrality can go too far

Neutrality at all times is damaging because it starts to affect real policies for real problems.

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Robles: Alternative forms of communication

In a recent Lemelson-MIT Program, two sophomore undergraduate students – Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor – won in the “Use It” undergraduate category with a pair of high-tech gloves called SignAloud. The gloves were created with the intention of improving communication barriers between the deaf and hearing community. The gloves …

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Weekly Pond(er) Week 8: Graduation, Obama & Commencement Speeches, U.S. transgender bathroom policy, Steph Curry

Que the Vitamin C theme, graduation is upon us! Too bad Obama won’t be speaking at UO’s ceremonies, but he did grace other universities’ festivities. The U.S. government passed a policy for public school bathrooms this week. And Steph Curry, though.

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Moss: Do people really understand transgender bathroom rights?

“We must fight to keep our state straight,” said North Carolina Senator Buck Newton. The context of the speech was North Carolina’s refusal to allow transgender people the right to use the bathroom of their choice. From the perspective of the North Carolina Republican, I guess the harder we fight, …

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Cowan: Hillary Clinton and the flip-flop

As Hillary Clinton comes closer to the Democratic nomination, still contested by a persistent Sen. Bernie Sanders, the heat has turned up. The last debate between Sanders and Clinton was atypical for the duo, as their usually cordial air became more akin to a Republican debate, filled with negative attacks …

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Pirzad: Gym Rats, Weekend Warriors and Spin Heads

A healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be treated as this far-fetched goal that is deemed unattainable because of the stress that college brings. Students should make eating right and working out regularly a priority because of the diverse benefits they come with.

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Moss: University students standing up against climate change and poor leadership

“Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal.” – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change The individuals who argue that climate change isn’t happening from human involvement are like the individuals who argued that the world is flat, the facts don’t match their opinions and everyone will laugh at …

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Podcast: Trump’s Eugene visit

Emerald political columnists Zach Moss and Alec Cowan share their thoughts on Donald J. Drumpf’s recent rally in Eugene.

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Weekly Pond(er) Week 7: Mount St. Helens, Olympics in Brazil, Verizon Wireless protests, Track and Field

Earthquakes are increasingly occurring under the WA volcano, Rio de Janeiro is chaos, workers protest Verizon company, Oregon Twilight Meet was a (track and) field day!

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Cowan: Candidate boycotts reveal problems with debates

36 days. There were 36 days between the previous two democratic debates, and for reference, there were only six days between the two debates before April 14th’s showdown. The last Republican debate was on March 10. These dramatic spans of silent time come amidst a growing tension between candidates, but …

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Bergstrom: International media coverage

The media are responsible for informing the public, they are storytellers and communicators of information. Without the media, we would be left only with the “he said, she said” word of mouth information. It’s important to receive information that is not only domestic, but foreign as well. When I realized …

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Weekly Pond(er) Week 6: Met Gala, Drake releases Views, new deans at the UO, presidential visits

Terveisiä Suomi! I’ve taken a break from the P-N-Dub and am currently sitting on the balcony of a fifth-floor (IKEA-drenched) apartment in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It’s truly a beautiful place that seems to only experience wintertime and uses pastels for building colors. It’s also the host of the …

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Pasman: Can float tanks be the answer to information overload?

Last Thursday afternoon I trapped myself into a futuristic-looking pod and submerged my whole body into an epsom salt-water concoction. Why, you may ask? I was getting to try out sensory deprivation, the act of blocking out all external stimuli, by laying down for an hour and a half in …

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Moss: Deaths from drones that we don’t know about

The U.S. launches drone strikes in countries its not at war with, which has resulted in the deaths of many innocent civilians.

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Robles: What it means to be a dancer

Being a dancer brings about an array of social stigmas. You have to be a certain type, you have to have a certain look and you have to be capable of certain things. Many worry, when watching dancers with years of experience, that they don’t belong in the world of …

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Bonnie: Women’s sports coverage has got some issues

Women’s sports have never been as popular as men’s. It’s a sad fact that will may always be true. From high school to the professional level, women’s sports are often considered inferior to their male counterpart. So, it’s no surprise that media coverage of women’s sports is lacking both in …

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Weekly Pond(er) Week 5: EU Refugee Crisis, Beyoncé makes Lemonade, RIP Prince

The EU Refugee Crisis has yet to improve; Bey was handed lemons, so she clearly had to make Lemonade, her latest surprise album; Prince’s passing leaves the world stunned

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Robles: Assaults against women come in many forms

Lucy and her friend Carol are walking back to Lucy’s apartment after work. She has invited Carol to dinner and a movie. Lucy left with the knowledge that she would have to pass a rather active bar along the way, where she can usually count on being catcalled by various …

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Pasman: UO Neuroscience making big strides

It wasn’t long ago that it would have been considered impossible to see how our brains think, but UO neuroscientists are working on making this a reality.

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Moss: Why we should stop torturing

Torture is proven not to work, and yet most Americans say it is justifiable.

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Bergstrom: Authentic food vs Americanized food

Is the food you are eating actually what you think it is?

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Moss: Mississippi governor supports discrimination

History is repeating itself and discrimination is legal again.

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