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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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25 Ducks: Beth Maiman

Age: 21 Hometown: Agoura Hills, California Year: Senior Major: Journalism Dream Job: Producing or writing stories that are of human interest that also involve sports. Why did you choose U of O? Growing up I always went to games with my dad and sometimes I would go to an event with …

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25 Ducks: Brittany Lang

Age: 22 Hometown: Tempe, Arizona Year: Senior Major: Product Design Dream Job: An outdoor professor who teaches social justice through design thinking. Why did you choose U of O? I’m in love with the place, the people, and the culture. I feel like it’s the best environment for me to be. How/Why do you …

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25 Ducks: Kelsey West

Age: 22 Hometown: Portland, Oregon Year: Senior Major: Sociology, Minor in Planning, Public Policy & Management Why did you choose U of O? I fell in love with the Clark Honors College. It was a more affordable option of a small liberal arts college, with all the opportunities of a …

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25 Ducks: Hana Kamata

Age: 19 Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida Year: Sophomore Major: Human physiology Dream job: Right now I’m going back and forth between being a pediatric occupational therapist or a teacher. Why are you attending UO? My dad used to work here, and when he did work here I used to come here …

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25 Ducks: Gordon Levitt

Age: 25 Hometown: Mosier, Oregon Year: Third Year Dual Degree Student in the Law School Major: Environmental Law Dream Job: Governor of Oregon that IS THE ULTIMATE AMBITION Why are you attending UO? “I’m at the UO because the environmental program is really strong. Ultimately, I would like to address …

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25 Ducks: Charles D. Ekblad

Why are you attending University of Oregon? University of Oregon is the number one school for sustainable design in architecture. How/why do you want to change the world? I would like to change the world by positively affecting people through my leadership and experience. Throughout my life, I have been …

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25 Ducks: Jessica Bateman

Age: 21 Hometown: Redmond, Washington Year: Senior Major: Political Science Dream Job: My dream job is to be Secretary of State. Why are you attending UO? It’s pretty close to home and when I came, I came for chemistry and we have a pretty good chemistry department here. Then, I …

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25 Ducks: Kevin Loder

Age: 26 Hometown: Salem, Oregon Major: PR Year: Senior Dream Job: I see myself working in higher ed… whether that be on a campus or an international office I want to be supporting student success through communication and development of resources for students. Why did you choose U of O? For the PR major …

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25 Ducks: Sarah Thomas

Age: 25 Hometown: Cupertino, California Year: Junior Major: Biological anthropology Dream Job: I want to be an elementary school teacher. Why are you attending UO? I love the atmosphere. It’s a beautiful campus, and it’s so fun and I love the area. I love Eugene. How/why do you want to …

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25 Ducks: Emma Carscallen

Age: 21 Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon Year: Senior Major: International Studies, Linguistics, Spanish Dream Job: “I don’t really have a dream job. I suppose any position where I can help different cultures and communities connect.” Why are you attending UO? “I’m from Oregon. So I grew up here and when it came …

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25 Ducks: Jasmine Beeson

Age: 19 Hometown: Troutdale, Oregon Year: Junior Major: Political science Dream job: Family law attorney Why did you choose U of O? I chose the UO because I loved the environment. The environment and culture were ones of diversity and inclusion, which are two principles that are really important to …

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25 Ducks: Tyde Kaneshiro

Age: 21 Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii Year: Senior Major: Human Physiology Dream Job: Professional Photographer with National Geographic Why are you attending UO? “It’s a happy medium between meeting new people and a close community.” How/why do you want to change the world? “I think one thing with the world in how …

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25 Ducks: Allie Sasek

Age: 22 Hometown: Limerick, Pennsylvania Year: Senior Major: Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (minors: WGS, PPPM) Dream job: Working at a global think tank, maybe international law eventually. Why did you choose U of O? I fell in love with the campus when I first visited: it was a …

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25 Ducks: Dalton L. Fusco

Age: 21 Major: Environmental Studies Year: Junior Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona Dream Job? Anything where I could have a tangible effect on those who are most impacted by climate change. Why are you attending UO? I decided to attend the UO because I wanted to experience something completely different than what I …

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25 Ducks: Sandra Benny

Age: 22 Hometown: Singapore Year: Senior Major: Family and Human Services Dream Job: Ambassador to the United States Why are you attending UO? I have always wanted to study in the US — since I was young. The University of Oregon offered me everything I could have ever asked for …

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25 Ducks: Max Forer

Age: 26 Major: N/A — student at UO School of Law Year: Third year Hometown: Santa Monica, California Dream Job: Through conferences and internships, I’ve been able to learn about my “dream jobs” and I realized, a dream job is still a job. There are pros and cons to every position. Therefore, …

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25 Ducks: Hugo D. Nicolas

Age: 22 Major: Political science Year: Sophomore Where’s your hometown? I was born in Mexico Veracruz but I have lived in Salem OR since I was 11. Dream Job? My dream job will be to travel all over the world and be able to learn different cultures. Why are you …

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25 Ducks: Sophie Hoover

Age: 21 Hometown: Sacramento, California. Year: Senior Major: International studies Dream Job: I would like to be an immigration attorney and provide low cost services for folks who are trying  to apply for a ciley status or who are refugee status and are trying to bring more family members over …

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25 Ducks: Amber Erkan

Age: 20 Hometown: Rochester, New York Year: Junior Major: Psychology and International Studies focusing on the Middle East and Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Dream job: If I could dress up as the Lorax and teach children how important it is to respect the environment and each other, I would. …

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25 Ducks: Kelly Weiss

Age: 21 Hometown: Redmond, WA Year: Senior Major: Business Administration Dream job: I love talking to people…and I’m actually working for Frito Lay when i graduate and I’m doing sales so i want to do something in sales or recruiting. I really want to work for LinkedIn, but I would …

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25 Ducks: Iago Bojczuk

Age: 21 Hometown: Atibaia, Brazil Year: First year Major: Journalism Dream Job: My dream job is to work for an international agency such as Al Jazeera or BBC where I can work as a journalist on an international level. Why are you attending UO? I came to Portland in 2011 …

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AdventureArts & Culture

Oregon students create site to connect adventurers

A new website created by adventure seeking UO students will help make your adventure time even more enjoyable.

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Nominate an inspiring University of Oregon student to be one of this year’s 25 Ducks

What do Vic Atiyeh, Neil Goldschmidt, Robert Holmes, Paul Patterson, Julius Meier, Tom McCall and John Kitzhaber have in common? They all attended the University of Oregon long before they took a seat behind the governor’s desk in Salem. Phil Knight was a sports reporter for the Oregon Daily Emerald, then …

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Spring Break GuideVideo Games

Video games to binge-play over Spring Break

After the heat of finals, spring break presents the perfect opportunity to unwind with video games. Not leaving the house for 9 days is very reasonable.

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Music to binge listen to during Spring Break

Enjoy your spring break with these song suggestions for the ultimate playlist.

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Spring break and binge watching Netflix go together like sun and sunglasses

Spring break is the best time to binge watch on Netflix. Here are twelve shows to spark your interest over the 7 day break.

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A Duck Abroad: Arsénio Rodney Gonçalves Lampião’s journey from Africa to Eugene

Arsénio Rodney Gonçalves Lampião has come a long way from his home country of Mozambique to study law here at UO.

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Step up your cocktail game this spring break

Make your spring break at home exciting with these flavorful cocktail recipes.

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No job after graduation? Check out these alternative post-grad plans

Spring graduation is six months away. If your holiday break, first day of class or conversation with your grandma is filled with the question: “Do you know what you’re going to do after graduation?” Consult this list. As appetizing as an unpaid internship or moving in with your mom and dad sounds, …

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