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Q&A: UO Board of Trustees chair Chuck Lillis on the role of the board and future of the univeristy

Chuck Lillis is the chairman for the University of Oregon’s new Board of Trustees. Lillis grew up in Kansas City and has his bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from the University of Washington, and went on to receive his doctorate from the UO. He has spent years in business academia as the former dean …

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Q&A: Bryan Haunert explains the Student Recreation Center renovation

Associate director of facilities, operations and services at the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center Bryan Haunert,  recently took a tour of the Midwest along with a group of about eight members in hopes of one day building a top notch facility. In January of 2015, incoming freshmen, as well …

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Get lost in Eugene’s downtown ‘Barmuda Triangle’

For seasoned Eugenians, the downtown bar scene is synonymous with its namesake: The Barmuda Triangle. It’s a relatively small area that’s easy to get lost in and you’ll likely lose part of your evening as well. The guide below should help you navigate the infamous area without trepidation. Jameson’s Bar …

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You’ll be sick of these songs by the end of fall term

Pop music thrives in the summer. Better weather and more free time means more parties, and more parties means more bangers. But once the leaves begin to fall and the grindstone starts turning once again, only the songs of the summer will remain, incongruously bouncing around our heads and thwarting …

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Grad guide: Schedule of events

Monday, June 16 7:00am – Parking Shuttles Begin (Autzen Stadium) 7:30am – Matthew Knight Arena Opens for Seating (Matthew Knight Arena) 8:15am – Graduate Line Up for Duck Walk (13th Avenue side of Johnson Hall – Check-in tables in front of Johnson Hall) 9:00am – University Graduation Celebration begins with …

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Grad Guide: Job interview tips so you don’t have to move back in with your parents

So it’s finally over. After the days of taking out student loans, scrounging for scholarships and the long, boring hours at your work-study job, the real world is finally here. And that means it is time to get a real job. Whether you are interviewing for an ad agency or …

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Best of Campus: Best Duck Fan — Cody Karlin cooks up the best school spirit

Nobody questions Duck fans’ spirit. The University of Oregon has the coolest mascot, state-of-the-art athletics facilities and an entire student section that believes that on any given Saturday during Oregon’s fall, it will never rain. Senior Cody Karlin is more than just a fair-weather football fan. He attends games and …

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These winter beers will warm up any dreary day

When you’ve had enough of the winter weather keeping you cooped up inside all day, venture to The Bier Stein, 16 Tons or The Tap and Growler in Eugene, Ore., to try some of these tasty seasonal beers and ciders on tap. They’re sure to warm you up from the …

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Find your new favorite cocktails in Eugene

Looking to find a more sophisticated beverage when desiring an alcoholic drink? Perhaps your 21st birthday has finally happened and the world of possibilities for drinks to consume became so much more achievable. Do yourself a favor and put away the plastic bottles of cheap alcohol and invest in some …

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Upcoming concerts that are worth your buck

January and February are great months in Eugene for upcoming concerts. Whether you’re looking to see a reggae group originating from Hawaii or a blues and R&B band who started out small, I’ve got the low-down on venues, prices and some of my favorite songs (just in case you’ve never …

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From the Bier Stein to the Jackalope Lounge: This is Eugene’s ‘Golden Mile’

Everyone’s done the campus bar crawl. Start at Rennie’s, migrate to Taylor’s and get sick of it before heading to Webfoot. Head to Fathom’s afterward for a slice of pizza before closing out Max’s. But for those who truly want to experience the best of the Eugene bar scene, we’ve …

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How to keep your skin healthy this winter term

Every morning and evening we wash our faces, hoping to rid ourselves of any potentially harmful substances that have come in contact with the surface of our precious skin. We want to know that we’re cleansing our skin with the best possible ingredients, which is one of the main reasons …

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Salads that are appropriate for the winter season

Perhaps it is more difficult to include salad in your diet during these chilly winter months. However, a balanced diet should not be neglected even though the weather may influence otherwise. Various spins on a simple salad recipe can capture comforting tastes of the winter season to make the meal …

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You can be your own ‘Master Chef’ even on a budget

For those of you who consider yourselves amateur chefs, but often find yourself unable to afford the premium ingredients your favorite recipes call for, don’t fret. Guys, if you want to treat a special lady to a fancy dinner but are broke and don’t know how to cook, skip the …

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Andrew Van Asselt uses fashion to fight against human trafficking

A little girl’s rough hands slowly linked with his. He froze. Her touch startled him, woke him and opened his eyes. He stood there still, too scared to glance down at her. Bright red and green lights flash obnoxiously. The smell of old wet trash is in the air. His …

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Back to the Books: These are the shows you have to binge watch before the first day of school

Okay, so you’ve watched every episode of “Doctor Who,” “Gossip Girl” and “Sons of Anarchy” that Netflix has to offer. But there’s a whole world out there of old and off-beat television that you haven’t even touched. If you’re looking for a way to kill the last week before classes …

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Back to the Books: Like a good neighbor, don’t have 100-person ragers at your house on a Monday night

Duck fans are known for getting rowdy after a home game. Walk down any street in the West University Neighborhood after Oregon routs an opponent and it’s pretty obvious that people love football, sometimes loudly and obnoxiously. When you combine a Duck win with the last weekend of the summer, …

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Back to the Books: Welcome to the best years of your life

I’ve been to a sorority house on three occasions, and each was accompanied by copious amounts of pie and a serenade by On the Rocks. I’ve never lived in the residence halls. And I’ve certainly never experienced what it’s like to share a house with five other guys. Sure, we …

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DuckLife: The University of Oregon by the numbers

No matter what you major in, there’s just no escaping numbers. Journalism majors dread the two economics classes they’re required to take. Allied Arts and Architecture students will undoubtedly marvel at just how much the 16-ounce Chai in their building’s café just cost them. And math majors, well, the less …

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Introducing 25 Ducks who will change the world

Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight attended the University of Oregon before founding Nike and revolutionizing the athletic shoe trade. Ann Curry was a journalism major here before she went on to cover wars and work with journalists the likes of Brian Williams. And before Ty Burrell was part of an …

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25 Ducks: Garrett Dunlavey hopes to help save the environment

Garrett Dunlavey Year: Senior Major: Environmental Studies Garrett Dunlavey is the founder and president of the University of Oregon’s Net Impact program. He’s skilled at gathering people and making club projects shine. He’s also involved with the Climate Justice League and Earth Week. What got you involved with sustainable business …

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25 Ducks: Josef Khalifeh is pushing himself to heal the impoverished

Did you know that your veins move depending on the weather? In warmer temperatures, or after working out, veins rise to the surface of the skin to dispel body heat. In cold weather, they shrink closer to the bone to keep the body warm. This process, part of the body’s …

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25 Ducks: Brandi Freeman helps people overcome addiction

Brandi Freeman smiles brightly when she talks about being a Duck. “I always wanted to be a Duck, ever since I was really little,” she said. “I remember my parents liking the Ducks. I always wanted to be here.” Freeman, a 29-year-old senior psychology major, has only been at the …

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25 Ducks: ‘All Sizes Fit’ creator Vanessa Kristensen is improving smiles and self-confidence

For Vanessa Kristensen, nothing is more important than a smile. “Studies show that a healthy smile is the best way to increase self esteem,” Kristensen said. “Your mental health really dictates your physical health.” After an internship at the University of Oregon Health Center her sophomore year, Kristensen was inspired to …

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Don’t DIY: Call a pro for these household problems

As good as it feels to successfully remove broken bulbs from lamps and fix dents with plungers, there are a few common household issues that a professional should take care of. Rental insurance will also come in handy so you don’t get stuck footing the entire bill if the job …

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The cost of renter’s insurance is worth the price

@@ written by Sami Edge @@ Renter’s insurance is a no-brainer investment for students living in rental homes or apartments. For an average cost of less than one dollar per day, renter’s insurance protects the personal property of a renter, as well as offering liability coverage in case of injury lawsuit. …

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The people behind 13th Street restaurants

Alder Street Fish Co.: James Lemmon (manager)@@https://www.facebook.com/AlderStreetFishCo/[email protected]@ @@story written by Sami [email protected]@ James Lemmon feels at home on Alder Street. As Manager of Alder Street Fish Co., he’s on Alder practically every day, but his connection to the restaurant is deeper than the average employee-workplace relationship. As a close personal …

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Fashion: Hats a perfect winter accessory for everyone

There are few things worse than the aching sting of frozen ears. Not only will an adequate winter headgear ward off the damp chill, but it can also boost your wardrobe. Here are some hat varieties that will keep you both cozy and cute over the winter months: Beanies Beanies …

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Fashion: Socks are finally getting their day in the sun

Socks are quickly establishing themselves as a hot new fashion trend. No longer do they hide out of sight under the wearer’s shoe, instead socks are being flaunted boldly above boots, worn knee high with shorts and even slipped into a pair of high heels. Here are some sock brands …

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The psychology behind a fashion statement

@@I changed this headline from “professor vs student fashion” because that didn’t fit with this story at [email protected]@ Clothing does much more than just keep us warm. The attire that an individual chooses to wear not only serves a useful and socially conventional purpose, it also displays signals about the …

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