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Never saying no: The Macks discuss opportunity, inspiration and location

The Macks have made a point of never saying never. Anything is on the table for the Portland, Oregon-based rock band composed of frontman Sam Fulwiler, guitarist Ben Windheim, drummer Joe Windheim and bassist Bailey Sauls. The Macks’ latest EP, “Happy Camper,” combines blues riffs and grunge style, creating a …

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Blazing Paddles unites local table tennis enthusiasts

The air is filled with sounds of basketball shoes screeching across hardwood floors and table tennis balls clacking against paddles. “Make sure you get this down: ‘Movement is life,’” said Herb Chereck. For Chereck, a retired registrar at the University of Oregon, movement became a big part of his life …

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After being diagnosed with ALS at 21, UO student Osiel Mendoza fights back

Osiel Mendoza had big plans coming into his senior year at the University of Oregon last fall. Being diagnosed with ALS, and learning that his life expectancy is now approximately two to five years, wasn’t part of them. A sports-minded business major, the 22-year-old from Martinez, California, has spent three …

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Meet the UO student entrepreneurs behind Dripped clothing and AP Designs

The University of Oregon is filled with creatively motivated students. But with all the stress and craziness that college often brings, nobody can possibly have the time to start up their own business, right? Uriah Dubey, a junior at the UO is one of the small handful of student entrepreneurs …

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Dalton: Lanny Mitchell brings Broadway to kids in Eugene

Lanny Mitchell was born a performer. But even he probably didn’t expect to tour Broadway and dance with legends like Michael Jackson and Bob Fosse. Mitchell grew up in Pasadena, California, and had a reputation for singing at the top of his lungs in the early hours of the morning. “I’m a …

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Small Victories, Big Man: Robert James-Alexander Hamilton and One Bad Dawg

A girl steps up to the hotdog stand on the northeast corner of Kincaid Street and 13th Avenue, and asks if she can pay with a debit card. Robert James-Alexander Hamilton pulls out a hotdog and with a big smile explains that he doesn’t take cards, but she can just …

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Andrew Heben offers homes for homeless in Opportunity Village

As an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati, Andrew Heben developed his thesis project with an unusual field study: live in a homeless tent-city for a month. With a degree in urban planning underway, Heben set off to Ann Arbor, Michigan to live in a community called Camp Take Notice. …

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Daggers and foam: Nerdiness at its furthest — and finest

Admit it. You’re reading this article because you saw the picture of live-action role player dressed up in homemade medieval garb, armed with a foam sword, shields, spear, armor and helmet. The Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a nerdy sport — plain and simple. Anyone who competes in it and …

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Designer spotlight: Austin Gebhard from Check

Check it, the Check clothing line that is. Advertising major Austin Gebhard created Check four years ago, and now his clothing is sold in stores in Portland and online. “I have always been really into action sports and I have always had an obsession with vintage apparel so there’s a …

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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show "Pride and Prejudice"

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show “Pride and Prejudice”

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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Sounds of Sama: King Sama drops his newest EP, ‘Oregon’

King Sama dropped his most recent EP, Oregon, on Oct. 31, 2014. The EP must have been released on Halloween because it is full of treats. Oregon, the EP, features a consistent flow of Neo-Soul rap and melodic tunes that mix with King Sama’s lyrics that describe his experiences in …

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Schooled in Style: Professor Michael Allan discusses his style in this Q&A

Most professors maintain a pretty conservative sense of style when they’re at work, but every now and then we get professors with superb taste. We might even find ourselves thinking, “Wow, that’s a really nice shirt,” while spacing off in the middle of lectures. This closet profile honors one of those classy professors: Michael Allan of …

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