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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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Back to the Books: Q&A with “Understanding Disney” professor Daniel Steinhart

**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.** Journalism 412: Understanding Disney What goes on: Analyze the scope of the massive Walt Disney empire, which covers properties from ESPN to Lucasfilm, a TV and radio station …

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Campus decision makers: Connecting the dots from UO administration to ASUO

**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.** Much like our nation’s federal government, you can separate the levels of power at the University of Oregon into three branches: administration, faculty and students. Administration: Board of …

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Back to the Books: How to get involved with Oregon club 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.** Since March 2014, the club sports office at the University of Oregon has resided in the frigid hallways of McArthur Court. While the printer spits papers onto the cold …

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Dalton: What I wish I knew as a freshman

**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.** Freshmen year inevitably includes an abundance of firsts. It’s your first night in the dorms, your first college class and your first time doing laundry. But what truly …

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Back to the Books: Where each Oregon sport ranks nationally

**Editor’s note: This story will appear in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, available Monday in locations throughout Eugene.** Even the most casual observer of college sports knows that the Oregon football program is thriving. Oregon football has played in 10 straight bowl games, including a record four consecutive BCS bowls …

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Back to the Books: New to Eugene? Here are the best places to catch a flick

**Editor’s note: This story will appear in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, available Monday in locations throughout Eugene.** When you’re in a new city, the first thing you’ve got to do is locate the essentials. Where are you going to grab a morning latte? What’s the first stop …

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Black Lives Matter, Spanglish and Meditation – Interesting courses to look out for this year

This year, you can enroll in some standard courses like Political Science 101: “Modern World Governments,” or Music 125: “Understanding Music” or even History 101: “Western Civilization.” Or you can go bananas with your financial aid and reach for more obscure choices such as Poli-Sci 346: “Terrorism and Weapons Proliferation,” …

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Law School Edition: Brothers in Law

Identical twins, actually. Ben and David Eder are two of the four recipients set to receive the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The award recognizes great achievements in a law career within 10 years of graduation. The award ceremony will take place at the alumni reunion dinner on Sept. 25 …

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Multimedia: Morning/afternoon grad recap

The Emerald followed University of Oregon Class of 2015 Duck Walk to Matthew Knight Arena for Spring Commencement and throughout the day.   Graduates shared their favorite memories from their time at the University of Oregon and what they will be taking into their adult life. Follow Stacy Yurishcheva on …

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Photos: Thirteen graduation caps on 13th avenue

At 8:15 a.m. today, University of Oregon graduates and their loved ones gathered at the intersection of 13th Avenue and University Street to participate in the annual “Duck Walk Parade” to Matthew Knight Arena for the university-wide graduation ceremony. We sent Emerald photographers Jamie Perry and Meerah Powell to the …

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Graduation 2015: Ducks and well-wishers reflect on Sunday’s festivities (Storify)

Twitter and Instagram were abuzz with all sorts of good feelings on Sunday for the University of Oregon’s class of 2015.

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UO Outdoor Pursuits Program is perfect for budding adventurers

Oregonians are all about getting back to nature. It’s no surprise why– we are home to some of the most lush forests and gorgeous scenery in the entire country. Although it sounds like great fun to jump in your car with some friends and head out into the deep of …

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Grad Guide 2015: Bars to take Mom and Dad that are just off campus

There’s no denying the charm in lounging on the patio at Taylor’s, sharing a pitcher of beer and an order of mozzarella sticks as the spring sun punishes freshmen who came to Oregon believing the lie that it rains nine months out of the year. But bars on 13th Avenue …

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Grad guide 2015: A senior’s farewell to Oregon

I began college like most other students. Intimidated, not super excited about living in Bean and with absolutely no idea what I was going to do with my life. Enter in Math 111. My first college course. It was in Deady, in a chair nailed to the floor with a …

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Grad Guide 2015: Notable alumni

Ty Burrell A native Oregonian and known to many as Phil Dunphy on ABC’s Modern Family. Post-grad life for UO alum Burrell primarily consisted of acting success. After dabbling in theater (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) as well as film and TV, Burrell landed his role on the Emmy winning series Modern Family where his …

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Grad Guide 2015: The great gift

Most of us start college with no idea what we’d like to spend our time doing once we get out. Many of us leave under the same train of thought. You can take as many Scandinavian film and juggling classes as you want, but they all end up falling in …

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Grad Guide 2015: This is everything you will miss about college life

After four years of the quarter system, life can seem a little drab. Graduating is the perfect way to spice up your schedule and put a little oomph in your routine. But eventually you’ll come to miss all the good times little ol’ Eugene had to offer. Sitting on the porch at Taylor’s, …

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Grad Guide 2015: This is everything you won’t miss about college life

Graduation is a time of reflection. It’s when you take one last longing look at the University of Oregon campus and remember all of the good times. But you know what? It wasn’t all late-night Taco Bell runs and all-nighters fueled by Dutch Freezes and Red Bull. This is the …

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Grad Guide 2015: Places to take your last bite in Eugene

There are only a few short weeks left in the beautiful land of Eugene. We’re all thinking about what we’re going to miss most. Our beautiful campus, the incredible hiking views, how close the bars are to campus, the food… especially the food. Eugene has some amazing restaurants. It’s home …

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Grad Guide 2015: So you’re graduating, now here’s what to do with your life

Let’s get existential (and probably a bit too literal with some clichés). You’re graduating, but there is no moment of clarity. You may know what you’re doing next year or you may not. One thing’s for sure: Some seem to be always right, landing the perfect job. The stars are …

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What to tell all those relatives who ask what your plans are after graduation

For all you upcoming graduates who aren’t prepared for the amount of times your mom’s friends from high school and annoying uncles are going to ask you what your post-grad plans are–the Emerald staff has put together a list of possible answers that are sure to prevent you from ever …

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Grad Guide 2015: What you can’t do now that you’re graduating

Congratulations to each and every one of the graduating class of 2015. Graduating from college is an extraordinary accomplishment. Now, you must enter the, “real world,” whatever that means. And it is my job to help with that transition from college student to responsible real world adult. No one else …

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Grad Guide 2015: Graduation schedule

The University Graduation Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 15 at 9 a.m. in Matthew Knight Arena. The following list is the schedule of school, college and department ceremonies. Sunday, June 14 CMAE: 9 a.m., EMU Ballroom General Sciences: 12 p.m., Willamette Hall Atrium Conflict Resolution: 1 p.m., Knight Law Center Commons PPPM: 1 p.m., Hendricks …

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Hidden gems of Europe — 8 cities you must see while abroad

While studying abroad, here are 8 hidden cities worth catching a train to check out.

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Free (or almost free) ways to move your workout outside

The sun is out, and for some people, summer bodies are on the mind. But don’t get stuck in the gym for countless hours while the gorgeous weather is upon us. Here are just a few free or almost free ways to get your workout in, while enjoying the sunny outdoors.

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What is 25 Ducks?

Out of 24,181 students at the University of Oregon, 25 outstanding Ducks have been selected. Each finalist, and ultimate winner, is nominated and chosen based on their involvement in campus and the surrounding community, the diversity of that involvement and overcoming testing situations. These nominations are public and open to …

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25 Ducks: Caitlin Corona

Age: 21 Hometown: Sacramento, California and Hanford, California Year: Senior Major: Psychology Dream job: Academic research Why are you attending UO? My father and grandmother both attended the University of Oregon, so I’m a third generation Duck. It’s very much a part of my family’s identity. How/why do you want …

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