Arts & CultureMusicNightlife

Review: English producer Mura Masa brings his album to life at WOW Hall

English electronic dance producer Alex Crossan, who creates music under the name Mura Masa, unraveled his catalogue of riveting ballads and club hits for a near sold out crowd Thursday night at WOW Hall. Mura Masa is currently in the thick of his North American tour in support of his …

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CityNewsTechnology

Uber will return to Eugene next Thursday

The rideshare service Uber announced today that it will return to Eugene on Sept. 6, 2018. According to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Oregon, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis will make the inaugural ride at the Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant and the service will be available to the …

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Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration will honor victims of World War II atomic bombing, call for nuclear disarmament

A commemoration for the victims of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will take place on the morning of Monday, Aug. 6 near Alton Baker Park’s duck pond. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with speakers, including Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, and end at 9:30 p.m. with …

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Arts & CultureOutdoorScene Guide

The Emerald Recommends: Summer in Eugene with and without a car

Eugene in the summertime: Students vacate campus, air conditioning is sacred and freedom reins for those remaining with few to no classes. Work and internships aside, the summer offers an invaluable opportunity to explore the local outdoors, try new things and have fun with friends. The one thing that changes …

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Eugene students demand gun legislation reform in yesterday’s March for Our Lives

When 15-year-old Jivan Jot Khalsa spoke in front of thousands of people during Eugene’s March for Our Lives on Saturday, she felt like she was going to cry. “I felt super emotional because when I got up there to speak, I saw all these people here looking at me, treating …

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UO Provost asks for feedback on tuition increase

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar sent out an email to the entire UO community asking for feedback on the proposed tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year. The proposed increase is $6 dollars per credit, or $240 per year, for in-state students and $18 per credit, or $810 per …

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Administrators aim to improve communication with students through office hours, but few students attend

Last Thursday, University of Oregon administrator Justine Carpenter sat in an empty boardroom waiting for students to arrive to her scheduled office hours. No students came.   The UO administration is now offering office hours in an effort to improve communication with students through discussions this term. Every Wednesday and …

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SportsWomen's Tennis

Oregon beats Portland 5-2 in season-opener

In the opening match of its 2018 season, the Oregon women’s tennis team flew past the Portland Pilots in Eugene, as Oregon beat the Pilots 5-2. Amid the first match nerves, the Ducks doubles pairs took care of business with two victories, sweeping the Pilots, and leaving the third doubles …

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A year in live music: Eugene’s concert scene booms

Picture this. Tyler, the Creator; Brockhampton; Foo Fighters; Elton John; The Shins. No, this isn’t the lineup for an quirky music festival in LA or Seattle. If you opened up the Emerald’s calendar in the last year, you might have found these in our in listings. Each of these artists …

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Arts & CultureMusicScene Guide

Beyond Mat Kearny: Musical references to Eugene show more than just Oregon pride

This lively, green city often lies near the back end of the public zeitgeist’s list of favorite American towns — Eugene is rarely discussed on a larger scale outside of University of Oregon relations. But though the town is generally absent from pop culture, the name “Eugene” (in reference to …

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Review: Tyler, The Creator brings the colorful world of ‘Flower Boy’ to Eugene

Los Angeles-based rapper Tyler, the Creator brought the brash sounds and beautiful colors of his “Flower Boy” tour, along with Odd Future tag-alongs Taco and Jasper, to McDonald Theatre on Saturday night. Tyler released his highly successful album “Flower Boy” in July and started the tour in promotion of the …

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Review: Iron & Wine gives unique intimate experience to sold-out McDonald Theatre

As rain poured on the streets of downtown Eugene, the crowd inside the sold-out McDonald Theatre remained dry, eagerly awaiting Iron & Wine’s calming acoustic sound beneath a dreamy sky of decorative clouds. Sam Beam, better known by his stage name, Iron & Wine, played with a unique supporting band …

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AcademicsAdministrationNews

UO struggles to maintain in-state enrollment

The number of college-ready Oregon high school graduates is shrinking, leaving UO searching for ways to maintain in-state enrollment numbers. According to Roger Thompson, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment, in order to maintain the number of in-state students, the school will need to increase the percentage of in-state …

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Podcast: Music to listen to in the car at 3 a.m.

It’s 3 a.m. You’re alone. You’re behind the wheel. The water droplets race over your windshield and distort the fluorescent street lights, blowing them up like fireworks. As your tires roll on the cold, wet Eugene asphalt, you start to reflect. You remember the great memories you shared with someone …

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‘What is Paganism?’: Pagan Pride Day gives visibility to religious beliefs in Eugene

The Pagan community in Eugene includes a particularly spiritual individual named “Elan” who said there are a lot of people who have a lot of strange ideas about what being a Pagan is. “There’s a lot of Pagans in Eugene. Whether you could call it a community or not, I …

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Arts & CultureOutdoor

Where to watch the solar eclipse in Eugene

One of the most anticipated events of the summer is just around the corner. On Monday, Aug. 21, the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States since 1979 will be visible to Eugene residents. The eclipse’s totality will be most visible north of Eugene in cities like Albany, …

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Sifting through Eugene’s thrift scene

Walking along 13th Avenue past campus toward Downtown Eugene, a bored student can encounter various locally owned shops including House of Records and Smith Family Bookstore. But tucked into storefronts across town are one of Eugene’s most valuable resources for the ‘broke’ college student looking to accessorize or even de-accessorize …

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Blazing Paddles unites local table tennis enthusiasts

The air is filled with sounds of basketball shoes screeching across hardwood floors and table tennis balls clacking against paddles. “Make sure you get this down: ‘Movement is life,’” said Herb Chereck. For Chereck, a retired registrar at the University of Oregon, movement became a big part of his life …

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Arts & CultureOutdoorPersonalities

Local hiker Dan Henry’s guide to the best trails near Eugene

If you’re craving an afternoon away from the stress of finals, it may be time to take a hike. According to a 2012 study by Plos.org, hiking can boost your creativity and ability to focus on a task. This is good news for students seeking a pre-finals outdoor adventure. For …

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Things to do this week: Feb. 16-22: ‘The Fruit Stand’ reading, Dimond Saints, Free Speech

Thursday, Feb. 16: Play Reading: “The Fruit Stand” by Sravya Tadepelli at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Ln.), 4 p.m., free Political science major and playwright Sravya Tadepelli wrote “The Fruit Stand” in response to the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, North Carolina. The play’s events are fictionalized …

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Welcome to the MultiVRse: Virtual reality gaming in Eugene

VR gaming is finally here with MultiVRse, Eugene’s first virtual reality arcade. A passion project of Andy McClure and Mike Gray that launched Halloween 2016, the duo has several computers and VR systems set up for people to try. Anyone, whether they be age six, 60, or wheel chair bound, …

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Arts & CultureOutdoor

Eugene’s Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics is this weekend

If you see a large group of people running into the Willamette River early Saturday morning, don’t be too alarmed. It’s just the annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge, as it is so accurately named, consists of participants running into the sub-40-degree water of the …

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Q&A: Shook Twins start 2016 tour after release of new single ‘Call Me Out’

Saturday, Nov. 5: Shook Twins at Hi-Fi Music Hall (44 East 7th Ave.), doors: 7 p.m., show: 8 p.m., advance tickets: $16, day of show tickets: $20 The folk-pop band Shook Twins is aptly named, getting its title from two members who are identical twin sisters: Laurie and Katelyn Shook. …

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VCR: Made In Summer

On a cool April night, the band members of VCR — Chase Clark, Emma Hurt and Tyler Howard — climb into Clark’s 1994 Buick Regal Sport. This ride has a purpose. The Eugene group has just finished recording its first album Season One! and wants to experience it on the …

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Video: Pancho + The Factory

  The Emerald sat down with Pancho + The Factory to talk about being divas and what it’s like being part of the Eugene music scene.

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Justin Bieber’s tour promoter paid UO $5,000 a day to rent the Matthew Knight Arena

Justin Bieber rented out the Matthew Knight Arena all of last week to rehearse for upcoming tour dates in Seattle and Portland. According to a statement released to the Register-Guard by the University of Oregon, Bieber’s tour promoter — AEG Live Productions — paid $5,000 per day, plus whatever reimbursement …

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Video: Check out Eugene’s psych-rock band Snow White

The Emerald sits down with local Eugene band, Snow White, to talk glitter and psych-rock.

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CityNewsPolitics

Have you registered to vote?

The League of Women Voters of Lane County reminds students that Oct. 13, is the last day to register to vote or update registration information before the Nov. 3 election. Students can register online or in person at the Lane County elections located at 275 W. 10th  from 9 a.m. till …

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Prescription drug abuse growing nationally and locally

The Lane County health department is hosting an event to counter prescription drug abuse, called a Prescription Drug Take Back event. It will take place Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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