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Tips on keeping your bike safe and secure on campus

One of the most attractive qualities of Eugene is that it has an awesome bike culture. This year, our city was number nine on Bicycling Magazine’s top 50 bike friendly cities. Unfortunately, in 2006, Eugene also made Kryptonite Lock’s annual top 10 Worst Cities for Bicycle Theft List. That being …

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How to shop for food like your mom

Learn how to grocery shop like your mom. Tips to preparing meals, grocery shopping, and using coupons.

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What to play when beer pong just won't cut it

Now that you have your table, you might as well learn some more games to play on it. One of my favorites is four corners. Different people will play with slightly different rules, but here’s the gist: Four players, two per team. Teammates stand diagonal from each other. Each player …

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Top 5 coffee shops, water fountains and restrooms on campus

Need to go number two while you are on campus,ut you’re too far from home to make it? Not to worry, we have compiled a list of the best bathrooms on campus to do that kind of business. Not only bathrooms, but also what buildings on campus provide the best …

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DIY: Make your own beer pong table

There’s no reason to have a boring beer pong table when you can make it interesting instead. So, go to your local hardware store and buy the cheapest plywood they have. There’s no reason to spend a lot, especially if you’re going to paint it. Before going, figure out how …

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Don't miss the high-flying winter sports at Matthew Knight Arena

Matthew Knight Arena was built for winter term. The colossus of indoor sports at Oregon houses both the men’s and women’s basketball squads as well as the acrobatics and tumbling program. In its second season of use, the state-of-the-art arena saw its patrons achieve variable success. In Dana Altman’s second …

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10 dorm life essentials you probably forgot

Packing for dorm life is one of the hardest parts of moving away from home. Even with the lists and the planning, there will still be some essentials that somehow slid under the radar. Hangers. Somehow your clothes multiply and your hanger supply dwindles during the moving process, so bring …

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Find snacks within walking distance of campus

Union Market Groceries: Snacks, mostly. Some ramen and other quick meals. Sushi available during the school year. People who work there: College students. Home supplies: Very limited. Some basic personal care items and test-taking/class materials. Alcohol: None. Address: Lower Level of the EMU (1228 University of Oregon) 7-11 Groceries: Standard …

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Mix up your dorm food rotation to avoid overdoing certain meals

Your first year of college is a year of transitions, and one of the most crucial transitions that a freshman must be prepared for is the move to dorm food. You’ve been complaining about the same old dinners your family made you in high school, and now you finally have …

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Global Scholars Hall, open this fall, could put other housing complexes to shame

Well, this certainly isn’t Bean. The Global Scholars Hall, which opens for business fall 2012, is the latest and greatest residence hall at the University, wiping the floor with the previous crown jewel, the Living Learning Center. Walking into the Global Scholars Hall, located next to the Natural History Museum …

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Tips for buying schoolbooks

After tuition, rent and food, textbooks are arguably the next biggest financial offset any college student faces during their collegiate tenure.

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Living west of campus: nine things you'll need to survive (campus story)

One of the most popular places to live after freshman year is a little bit west of campus, in the East 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street area. Here are a few tips to survive your year(s) in the West University neighborhood. Earplugs. If you are a light sleeper at all, invest …

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First-week activities to get students ready for fall term

As the school year begins in Eugene, University students hit the streets and the books for new possibilities and opportunities. As you return, here are 10 things you should do during your first week in Eugene. 1. Take advantage of the Student Recreation Center on campus. Being a busy college …

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Find your place to enjoy a brew in Eugene's downtown

If the raucous, party-like atmosphere is a bit too much to handle on a Friday evening, a jaunt to downtownEugenewill provide casual yet enticing venues sure to provide ample entertainment.

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How to look cool at a random party

Nobody likes a random. So, if you’re planning on showing up to a party where you don’t know anyone, you better plan on being awesome. The first step to successfully infiltrating a random party is to not act random. Don’t stand around awkwardly and under no circumstances should you ask …

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So you want to get to the front row at Autzen?: here's what you need to know

The front row of Autzen Stadium’s student section is hallowed ground in the world of student fans.  It’s the territory of some of the most dedicated (read: craziest) fans in the country. And because Autzen’s student section is all first-come first-serve, those students must earn their place at the front …

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Campus Happy Hour Guide

Taylor’s Bar and Grill A sports bar atmosphere catered towards all things Ducks, check out their Game Day menu and other daily specials. You might have to ask about their happy hour, but will find $1.25 off of beer/liquor and $2.50 off of pitchers. Monday-Saturday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. …

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Freshman guide to the Autzen student section

So you’re going to Autzen Stadium for the first time? Congratulations! Here are a few things to remember in order to make the most of your time in college football heaven.

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What to do when you get asked to a sorority/fraternity function

— Make SURE you go to the pregame and drink with the entire group. Drinking and taking shots breaks the ice most of the time. — Share your alcohol. — Don’t be shy, and introduce yourself to everyone. Just because you are not in the sorority/fraternity does not mean you can’t …

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A newcomer's guide to all-age concert venues in Eugene

Here are a couple of Eugene’s most popular venues, and what they are most commonly known for. McDonald Theatre The McDonald offers audiences a theatrical environment with a wide variety of bands and a floor holding up to 700 people. With it’s “sky bar” balcony for ages 21 and up, the …

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President Richard Lariviere talks pay raises, New Partnership, fedora

University President Richard Lariviere sat down with the Emerald on Sept. 13 and talked about everything from the New Partnership Plan, justifying pay raises to Officers of Administration, all the way down to why he wears his signature fedora. This Q+A was edited for brevity.

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Malee: New sports rules for a new school year

College football season is wonderful, but a few (very minor) things need to be changed.

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Bars in Eugene offer different experiences

Finding the right atmosphere for a bar is crucial to being able to enjoy yourself when you go out. Consider what you’re looking for and then choose your bar accordingly.

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Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy speaks about University, City of Eugene relationship (with audio)

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy sat down with the Emerald to talk about the relationship between the Eugene community and University students and the future of the city.

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Top 10 things to accomplish to consider yourself a true Eugenean

There’s plenty of interesting things to do in Eugene, but until you do these, you’re not really a resident of the Emerald City.

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Bains: ASUO's effectiveness should not be overlooked

If you care at all about student tickets for home football games, your on-campus clubs or having the ability to ride the bus for free, it literally pays off to pay attention to student government.

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Athlete of the Week: Alaina Bergsma

The Emerald spoke with Oregon’s junior outside hitter last week about Penn State, injury problems and beauty pageants.

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Lieberman: Traditions lay foundation for Oregon athletics

The essence of being a Duck is rooted in customs of both the past and present.

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Athlete of the Week: Julie Armstrong

The Emerald spoke to Oregon’s junior forward last week about soccer and life outside the game.

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Cheap eats around Eugene on a student's budget

The Pacific Northwest is famously known for its diverse, eclectic and inexpensive food options. From food carts to bakeries to vegetarian establishments, Eugene is no exception. If you’re looking for a place to get some tasty grub on a budget, here are a few places that might tickle your fancy.

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