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Letter: Puddles, what’s with the Wildcat colors?

Arriving at Autzen Stadium early last Friday to make sure I got a good seat, I was stunned to see our beloved mascot wearing Arizona’s colors. Granted, it was a red-and-white Santa outfit, but still, of all the games to wear those colors, why choose one where you’re going to …

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Letter: Puddles, what's with the Wildcat colors?

Arriving at Autzen Stadium early last Friday to make sure I got a good seat, I was stunned to see our beloved mascot wearing Arizona’s colors. Granted, it was a red-and-white Santa outfit, but still, of all the games to wear those colors, why choose one where you’re going to …

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Letter: Change student ticket distribution with help of most serious ticket-seekers

When the University of Oregon’s ticket distribution system changed for students following my freshman year in 2007, I was excited for the change. In theory it made sense: Don’t let students skip class and provide an online system that will send a ticket directly to their student I.D. card. But …

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Letter: Booing injured players is uncouth

As a lifelong Duck fan, the booing by the Autzen Stadium crowd during Arizona injuries really bummed me out. The Wildcats were not faking injuries. Booing an injured player is a callous display of bad sportsmanship that reflects very poorly on the University. Fans should defer their booing until they …

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Letter: Tanning not a valid way to end seasonal depression

Relocating from Tucson to Eugene nearly four years ago, I have yet to become accustomed to the sun not making a daily appearance. When I saw your column pertaining to ten different ways of battling seasonal depression, I definitely got excited. The suggestions started off funny, (Super Mario Bros. was …

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Letter: Proponents of airport searches beware: surrendering rights has no end in sight

The opinion blurb from Tuesday, “CNN claims backlash to airport body scans,” could only have been written to incite fury. To summarize that piece with a quote from it: “Flying is not a right guaranteed in the Constitution.” If you don’t like it, don’t fly! This interpretation of the role …

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Letter: Last chance to ask University to allow input on riverfront development plan

Last Chance To Save Our Riverfront! For over 20 years, students, faculty and community members have been pushing against University administration’s plans to turn University-owned open riverfront space into a private office complex. But we are now running out of time. Construction could begin before the end of the year …

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Letter: West 11th Avenue needs EmX extension; current buses don't solve congestion

As a member of LiveMove, the student-run transportation group on campus, I must disagree with many of the statements put forth in Monday’s editorial on the West Eugene EmX Extension. If the current buses that run down West 11th Avenue were the solution to the problem, then we would not …

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Letter: West 11th Avenue needs EmX extension; current buses don’t solve congestion

As a member of LiveMove, the student-run transportation group on campus, I must disagree with many of the statements put forth in Monday’s editorial on the West Eugene EmX Extension. If the current buses that run down West 11th Avenue were the solution to the problem, then we would not …

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Letter: Marijuana needs to be reclassified as a drug

I strongly agree with the Daily Emerald’s Editorial, “Measures Are A Step Backward For Oregon” (Nov. 4, 2010); sick citizens should have better availability of the God-given plant (see the first page of the Bible) cannabis (marijuana). One thing that may help is for the federal government to change cannabis’ …

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Commentary: Breast cancer a year-round disease

Teeona Wilson is a senior studying public relations and advertising at the University. Last month was October and you know what that meant: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We happily donated money to foundations, attended various fundraisers and wore “Save the Boobies” wristbands. But as November rolls in, the ribbons go …

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Letter: Emerald should synthesize election content for students

During election season, college-aged voters such as myself find that the ads on TV start sounding like the same messages with a different name at the end of the advertisement. As the local University newspaper, I think it would be interesting to read an article that shows the different candidates …

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Letter: Police transparency at fault for misleading story

In response to your ODE article published Monday, titled “Increased EPD forces successfully slow parties,” the reporter failed to interview a single student for your article. I doubt that you would be able to find anyone under the age of 30 in the West University neighborhood who doesn’t know at …

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Letter: Senators fail to represent students

Last night our ASUO senators failed us. An elected official’s duty is to represent and listen to their constituents. I went to the Senate meeting last night along with more than 13 students, one staff member and the dean of students, who came to speak about the proposed smoking ban. …

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Letter: Going smoke-free keeps campus clean

As members of the Student Health Advisory Committee, we are writing to express our support for the smoke-free campus initiative. Over the past five years, the student-led Clean Air Project has promoted a smoke-free campus with awareness campaigns and cigarette butt pick-up events. SHAC has also been a champion of …

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O'Brien: On a mission to help the community

The cafeteria is more or less the heart of the complex. Walking in, the feeling of hope radiates everywhere, from the 60-gallon soup pot to the 120 pounds of sizzling ground beef to the dozen or so spotless cafeteria tables decorated with mugs and napkins to the residents cooking, cleaning …

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Costigan: Expatriates enjoy reality of Argentine life

Editor’s note: From August to December, Costigan is living in Argentina studying, writing columns, appearing on a radio show, traveling and playing in a band. The clock reads 3:30 a.m. Reggae music blares in the midst of a 200-person crowd. A monitor shows retro flashbacks of ’90s music videos. The …

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O’Brien: On a mission to help the community

The cafeteria is more or less the heart of the complex. Walking in, the feeling of hope radiates everywhere, from the 60-gallon soup pot to the 120 pounds of sizzling ground beef to the dozen or so spotless cafeteria tables decorated with mugs and napkins to the residents cooking, cleaning …

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Letter: Smoke-free campus plan a waste of money

I would like to say I believe ASUO President Amelie Rousseau’s push for a smoke-free campus is a way to gain personal political clout and put her on a political map somewhere as she gets closer to graduating and the ¨real world.¨ I believe her efforts are more directed toward …

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Letter: Measure 74 keeps Oregon at the forefront for medical marijuana

Student turnout in this election is vital to the success of progressive ballot measures and democratic candidates. The Yes for 74 Campaign urges all students to return their ballots as soon as possible — and to vote yes on Measure 74. Oregon’s Measure 74 will create the nation’s safest, most …

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Letter: Domestic violence more prevalent than people perceive

As a college student, when I hear the term domestic violence, I often find myself thinking about it as a horrible problem that only happens between married couples with kids. It took me a while to realize that domestic violence, or relationship violence, happens (and is all too prevalent) on …

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Gundersen: EPD should question its overreacting toward college parties

The Eugene police were out to send a message on Sept. 24. They sent it, just like they do every year the first weekend before classes begin, typically nicknamed, “MIP weekend.” This year, they decided to send the message out in a more dramatic fashion, using tear gas and rubber …

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Letter: Rousseau off base with convocation claims

Every year at Convocation, the ASUO President speaks to the freshman class about what it means to be an Oregon Duck and encourages those thousands of new students to make the most of the opportunities this university provides. At least, that was how it was supposed to go last Sunday, …

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Poinsette: Oversight necessary to stop police killings

In the fall of 2005, Fouad Kaady was driving through Estacada, when he accidentally ignited a fire by lighting a cigarette near a gas can beside him. In the process of ripping off his burning clothes while driving, he hit several other vehicles. He torched the upper half of his …

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Editorial: Summer Senate deserves payment for work

This June, the ASUO Senate conducted a special meeting to vote about whether or not it would allocate $600 of last year’s surplus to give 11 summer senators stipends for the month of June. The conflict of interest was obvious — a room full of senators deciding if they were …

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Madden transcends video games

On August 10, at 12:01 a.m., the Walmart in Salem was more apt for a birthday party than the release of a video game. The “Maddenoliday” had arrived. The employees were even passing out Madden 11 cupcakes. It’s as if Madden has become a member of the family. You save …

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Mosque controversy is prejudice

The line between racism and patriotism blurs every day. Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval of the building of the Cordoba Center, a community center and mosque, two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City, many family members of victims, citizens and even politicians are waging a high-profile battle to …

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Freshman learning curve steep

Two months ago, I sat on a cold linoleum floor, eating my turkey sandwich and licking my orange-juice-covered fingers. I saw every student in my graduating class during lunch. They skipped down the hallway, laughed in the courtyard, and played card games in the music portable. To say the least, …

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Greyhound travelers: Keep your ticket close

A Delaware student purchased a Greyhound 30-day student bus pass. While traveling from San Francisco to Eugene, another passenger stole the ticket from his backpack. Greyhound will not do anything to help. Beware students: If you are traveling for the summer on Greyhound’s advertised special student pass, lost and stolen …

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Franklin Boulevard expansion violates neighborhoods

There is a hearing before the Eugene City Council about the Walnut Station (a risky and secretive public-private redevelopment scheme involving the City of Eugene and the University) on June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall. You should consider taking the time to attend the …

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