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Review: Spoon crafts a polished live show; Future Islands just makes things weird

Following the massive rain storm of earlier in the day, a crowd flooded into the Crystal Ballroom on what turned out to be a warm and dry winter night to see Spoon in a sold-out show. The 94/7 FM December to Remember show also featured openers Future Islands and A …

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Review: The War on Drugs offer an ear-splitting performance

The War on Drugs kickstarted 94.7 FM’s 10th annual December to Remember concert series in calm fashion on Wednesday night. Taking the stage with no walkout music, the show began much like how a great professor begins class: without notice, and with the expectation that once it begins, everyone will …


Clusters of Excellence initiative criticized by instructors

In order to raise the University of Oregon’s profile among other research universities, provost Scott Coltrane announced last month 34 new tenure track positions, mainly in the sciences. While these projects are undoubtedly rewarding and beneficial for UO’s image, some are questioning whether this is the best use of the expected cost of …