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Back to the Books: Tips for transfer students on how to triumph over their first year at UO

As a new year starts, many wide- eyed new students will be experiencing the campus in a rush of new classes, new rules, and plenty of ins and outs to adjust to. While the traditional freshman student will feel this more than most, there’s a group of students who will …

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Back to the Books: Dorm Breakdown

With a wealth of dorm experiences — both good, bad and everywhere in between — Emerald staffers are here to pass on some wisdom. Check out the Emerald’s dorm by dorm breakdown of the university’s residence halls below. Global Scholars Hall College dorms are usually pretty barren. Not GSH. It …

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Oregon Supreme Court lowers bar passage standard

The Oregon Supreme Court recently lowered the required score to pass the state’s bar exam  — the test required for all law graduates to pass in order to become practicing attorneys. Documents show that in March the deans of Oregon’s three law schools sent a letter to the Board of …

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Video: Day Trip! – Mount Hood

In the Oregon summer, the mountains of the Cascades await. Forests, alpine meadows, lakes, and waterfalls abound.

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Video: Day Trip! – Portland Nature Break

Need a rest from the concrete jungle? If you’re in Portland, head to Washington park. Here you’ll find trails, botanical gardens, and the Oregon Zoo.

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Video: Day Trip! – Willamette Forests

Head to the rugged foothills of the Cascades. The national forests surrounding the upper reaches of the Willamette River feature hot springs, waterfalls, and lakeside alpine meadows.

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Grad Guide 2016: Eugene breweries you can’t miss

With the Pacific Northwest being full of breweries and gastropubs, there is always an interesting craft beer to try. Here’s a list of the best microbrews that are currently on tap here in Eugene. Ninkasi Brewing Company – Take a tour of the brewery and see the work that goes …

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Video: Day Trip! – Waters of the McKenzie

Get in touch with the waters of the McKenzie River. See waterfalls, the bottom of an exceptionally clear lake, and some of the river’s inhabitants. While relatively pristine, this river (like many places in Oregon) is threatened from development along sensitive habitat, being trashed by visitors, and from infrastructure projects …

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Here’s a big schedule of all UO department commencement ceremonies

The University Graduation Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 13 at 9 a.m. in Matthew Knight Arena. Doors will open for guest seating at 7:30. The following list is the schedule of school, college and department ceremonies.

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Video: Day Trip! – Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park has been declared one of the seven wonders of Oregon. But beauty comes at a price, overcrowding and damage from visitors mar this volcanic monolith. In this video, see two of the main trails and learn how you can minimize your impact as a visitor in …

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Video: Day Trip! – Lava Lands

See some of the most recent lava flows in the state, take a walk around a crater rim, and go underground into a lava tube – all just south of Bend, Oregon. See too, how settlement of the west impacted the fire ecology of ponderosa forests.

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Video: Spring 2016 Street Faire

Head down to the ASUO Street Faire for plenty of good food, handicrafts, art, and fun.

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Video: Day Trip! – Locally Grown

Eugene is a great place to be for local foods. In this episode, get in touch with farmers, winemakers, and brewers.

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Video: Day Trip! – Newport

On this trip, we’re headed to the coastal town of Newport. Cruise the ocean and see our grey whales, climb a lighthouse, and see what lives in our tidepools.

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Video: Day Trip! – High Desert

Explore Central Oregon’s High Desert with the Emerald. Canyons hundreds of feet deep, thunder eggs, and a desert waterfall await. Follow Connor Henzel on Twitter @ConnHenz.

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Tips for how to successfully camp in the rain

Calling Oregon’s weather bipolar would be an understatement. Often in the course of one day, the Pacific Northwest brings almost every type of climate imaginable. Grabbing both a raincoat and sunglasses on the way out of the house is not unheard of. In fact, it is advised. We Oregonians rest …

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Video: Day Trip! – Summit Snows

A 286 ft waterfall high in the Cascades, a forested glacial lake, and winter sports with a view are in store this ‘Day Trip!’ All a little over an hour southeast of Eugene on HWY 58. Visit EugeneCascadesCoast.com to learn more about the places featured here.

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Video: Day Trip! – Rugged Coast

Visit the scenic sea-side cliffs of the Oregon Coast. Storm watch at Cape Perpetua, spend some time at the Heceta Head Lighthouse, and see sea lions in one of the largest sea caves on the continent.

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Video: Day Trip! – Oregon Dunes

Travel to the Coast in Florence, and see the spectacular Oregon Dunes. In this video we hike to a waterfall, trek to the Ocean on horseback, and explore an open dune field on foot. If you’d like to know more about the places featured in this video, visit Travel Lane …

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Video: Day Trip! – Forests of the McKenzie

Hike through a unique old growth forest, mountain bike along the McKenzie River, and relax in a natural hot spring! If you’d like to know more about the places featured in the video, visit the website of Travel Lane County: Eugene, Cascades, & Coast at www.eugenecascadescoast.org

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Video: Day Trip! – Willamette Valley

Get out and explore the Willamette Valley in these parks near Eugene! If you’d like to know more about the places featured in the video, visit the website of Travel Lane County: Eugene, Cascades, & Coast at EugeneCascadesCoast.org, or visit their locations in Eugene and Springfield.

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Video: (How to) get abroad as a college student

Want to travel the world? Don’t have the money to study abroad or stay at 5 star hotels? Find out about work exchange. Working for your food and for your stay saves you a LOT of money and allows you to go abroad for long periods of time without draining …

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Q&A with comic studies professor Michael Allan

  COLT 370: Comparative Literature – “Comics, Colonialism, and Images of Empire” What goes on: Analyze cultural representations through the graphical narratives of Tintin, Babar, Frank Miller’s “300,” Joe Sacco’s “Palestine” and Ari Folman’s “Waltz with Bashir.” When it’s offered: winter 2016. Credits: 4. Hours in class per week: 2 hours, …

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Back to the Books: Free student resources

The average University of Oregon student graduates with almost $25,000 in debt, so it’s never too early to start saving (or, at the very least, avoiding overdraft fees on your bank statement). We don’t have the secret to financial wellbeing, but you won’t have to venture far beyond 13th Avenue …

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Back to the Books: What game day means to Oregon football fans

To every individual associated with the University of Oregon, whether they are an incoming freshman or an 80-year-old diehard fan, football game days in Eugene are something special for all. Combine the rich history of Oregon football with the atmosphere and exquisite scenery surrounding Autzen Stadium and campus, and you’ll …

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Back to the Books: Guide to campus buildings and locations

Lokey Science Complex Spread out over 10 buildings, The Lokey Science Complex is a major research hub at the university. Labs that use sensitive equipment, like nanotechnology and MRI machines, are located under a courtyard to minimize vibrations. Miller Theater Complex Home to the Robinson and Hope Theaters, the Miller …

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Back to the Books: Guide to the residence hall food options

When it comes to eating on campus, the number of dining options can be daunting. Whether you’re a freshman navigating college for the first time, or a senior who’s had Jimmy John’s for lunch a few too many times, dining in the campus residence halls is an appetizing and often convenient option. Use …

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Back to the Books: Guide to coffee shops around campus

The late EMU’s basement café, The Buzz, a venue for stand-up comedy, slam poetry and open-mic nights, closed its doors near the end of the winter 2015 term after 15 years in business. It has since been supplanted by corporate coffee overlord Starbucks, which opened on Monday, Sept. 21 in …

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Back to the Books: A three-step guide to fall intramural sports

**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.** Maybe you played sports in high school, but now that you’re attending a Division I university, you’re afraid that organized sports are going to be a thing of …

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