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Camp Kesem helps children cope when their parents have cancer

With 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States, there are more than 3 million children affected by a parent’s cancer diagnosis. Camp Kesem recognizes these children and helps them cope with their situation. The camp provides week-long support that assists them academically, socially and emotionally. “People don’t understand …

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Arts & CultureFood

Review: Xoco creates some of Eugene’s most authentic and worthwhile Mexican food

Xoco is a food cart you can’t miss. The cart is bright orange with blue, yellow and green accents. With Uly’s only open late at night on the weekends, Xoco is a great fix for when you’re craving Mexican food when the sun’s out. The prices are reasonable and the …

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Opinion

McWilliams: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Remember taking the awkward sex education courses in elementary and middle school? In my experience, the two-day class in elementary school was one in which boys and girls were separated into two different rooms by gender, and each class was taught by a few teachers of that same gender. First, …

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Arts & CultureFashion

Emily Chounlamany’s job at Nordstrom and how it altered her view on fashion

Name: Emily Chounlamany Year: Sophomore From: Seattle, Washington I would describe my style as: Sophisticated and simple with bold accents. The predominant color in my wardrobe is grey. Favorite trends: One of my favorite trends would be the bohemian look. I like it but it’s not really my style. Instead …

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Arts & CultureFood

Review: Papa’s Soul Food serves up righteous soul food to Eugene

Upon arriving at Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen and BBQ ten minutes before the doors open, several people were already eagerly waiting in line. Papa’s Soul Food (400 Blair Blvd.) is in the Historic Whiteaker Neighborhood. Their slogan is “Taste So Good It’ll Make You Wanna Slap Yo’ Mama” is high praise. …

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Arts & CultureNewsNightlife

New Eugene venue Old Nick’s is three music buffs’ labor of love

It’s been Harpo’s Blue Note, the Butte Tavern, Rascal’s and a warehouse for Gibson Steel. But thanks to the efforts of a team of three musicians and music promoters from around Eugene, the lonely, old warehouse that sits at 211 Washington will return to its rock club roots as Old …

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CrimeNews

Stolen street signs don’t pose a problem when addresses are painted on the curb

You can’t steal a sidewalk. At least that’s what the City of Eugene is hedging its bets on in the West University neighborhood. Students returning to the area after a summer away may have noticed that although certain intersections — hint, hint: 420 — may still be without signs, you’ll …

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Club SportsSports

Undefeated season is the goal as Oregon men’s club soccer begins new year

As with everything that happens in Eugene, rain began to fall during one of the Oregon men’s club soccer double day practices the week before school began. “It’s really no big deal at all,” assistant coach Luke Connolly said as water dripped from his soaked jacket. “Rain is no problem …

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Arts & CultureFoodNightlife

Welcome to Eugene’s micro-brew heaven

Whether you enjoy a crisp pilsner or sipping slow on an imperial IPA, the Emerald City’s wide variety of breweries leave no hop, yeast, malt or wacky natural ingredient combination untested. Here are some local favorites that keep pushing the limits of what it means to be a microbrewery. So grab …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Q&A: Horde and the Harem bring Seattle’s music scene to Sam Bond’s

Horde and the Harem, a Seattle band led by Ryan Barber, is making their way to Sam Bond’s Garage this Thursday, September 18. In honor of their return, Barber chatted with the Emerald to tell us more about how the band became what it is today. Q: Tell me a …

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Music

Q&A: Atmosphere’s Slug on the “North of Hell Tour” and their music

Since forming a quarter of a century ago, Atmosphere has remained one of underground hip hop’s most revered and restless creative juggernauts. They’re a band marked by continual growth, from their hard-hitting ’90s work to the more introspective songs they’re known for today. Though they hail from Minneapolis, they’re regulars …

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Where not to eat: A map of Eugene’s restaurant inspection scores

Reading the map: Red markers indicate restaurants that received a score of 70 or below. Yellow markers indicate a score between 71-89 and green markers represent score of 90 or better. Click the markers for the restaurant’s name, address and recent inspection score. How clean and sanitary is your favorite restaurant? Eugene …

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Arts & CultureCover Story

Real Oregonians go camping, so here’s a list of the best places to pitch a tent in the Beaver State

It’s finally that time of the year. You know, when the sun is out for more than two or three days at a time and it’s not exceedingly cold at night. Sure, it’s not going to be consistently warm until mid-July and there’s always a chance of rain — you’re …

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CityNewsPolitics

Oregon’s gay marriage ban struck down; same-sex couples already marrying in Lane County

Oregon’s gay marriage ban was struck down today by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane, as spectators and same-sex couples on the courthouse steps cried tears of joy. McShane found the ban unconstitutional because it violated the rights offered under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was made public …

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BaseballPhotoSports

Photos: Oregon Baseball — USC Trojans edge Ducks 3-2 in first conference game of the season

The Ducks play their first conference game of the season against the University of Southern California Trojans at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, March 14, 2014. Coming off a 20-4 win against the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Ducks are looking to keep up the momentum and win the …

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MultimediaPhoto

Photos: T-Pain heats up a sellout crowd at Studio 44

Rapper T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14 as part of his “I Am T-Pain Tour.” Fans who had secured $100 meet-and-greet tickets for the evening were treated to VIP introductions for the artist, who signed memorabilia before his performance. The sellout crowd packed the 1,000-person …

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MultimediaVideo

Architecture students present their final projects after 10 weeks of work

Architecture students are spending the final days of dead week presenting their term projects in Lawrence Hall. Throughout winter term, these students worked on projects for a variety of locations. Landscape architecture students came up with ideas for redesigning the southeast entrance to campus near Global Scholars Hall.

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Arts & CultureEvents

Roller derby, ‘Buffy’ parody, Bicycle Film Festival and more coming up this weekend

In Eugene This Saturday night, WOW Hall will host four artists who will be performing in this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which takes place June 19-22 in South Park, Colo.  Sonic Bloom caters to lovers of electronic music and the Colorado mountains. Artists lined up to perform are on the …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Kappa Alpha Theta house finds relief as construction noise dwindles

In the fall of 2013, women in Kappa Alpha Theta moved into the house on 15th Avenue and Kincaid Street. While the excitement to live with sisters built, so did the foundation for the K14 apartment complex next door. For some sisters, the noise that came along with that construction was bothersome considering their windows …

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Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ohio State Buckeyes shut out Ducks 5-0 in second game of tripleheader

After handling the Ohio State Buckeyes 8-2 on Friday, March 7, the Oregon Ducks play the Ohio State Buckeyes again in the second game of the series on Saturday, March 8 at PK Park. On Friday, Tommy Thorpe (2-1) struck out a career-high 10 batters while limiting the Buckeyes to …

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Photos: Oregon Men’s Basketball — Ducks finish regular season with electrifying 64-57 win over Arizona Wildcats

The Oregon men’s basketball team (21-8, 9-8 in Pac-12) hosts the Arizona Wildcats (28-2, 15-2 in Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8. The Ducks are looking for revenge as they enter into their final regular season home game with a six-game winning streak. Last month, Oregon led a …

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Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks shut down the Ohio State Buckeyes 8-2

After picking up two wins earlier in the week against Seattle, the Ducks open up a three game home series against the Ohio State Buckeyes Friday, March 7 at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. While the Buckeyes are coming off a loss to East Carolina, the Ducks are coming off …

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Club Sports

Riding with diabetes doesn’t slow Oregon cyclist Michael Shelver

In middle school Michael Shelver went through a rebellious phase. He stopped caring about his body and started having fun. For Shelver rebellion had a cost, as his fun landed him in the hospital. As a person living with type 1 diabetes, Shelver’s rebellion led to hypoglycemic seizures — which is …

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Arts & Culture

Wknd Calendar: March 7, 2014

On Friday, the electronic band EOTO will play at the McDonald Theatre. EOTO is composed of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, two members of the 1990s progressive bluegrass/psychedelic rock group the String Cheese Incident. In 2006, Travis and Hann jumped on the electronic bandwagon without abandoning their musical roots. For …

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Video: The Barn Light brings a little bit of Americana to downtown Eugene

Situated only one mile from campus, downtown is alien to many University of Oregon students. The city center is home to many unique restaurants and a bustling nightlife. Across the street from Ken Kesey square is the Barn Light. This coffee shop and bar is a great hangout for homework …

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Photos: Aer rocks the boat at WOW Hall with guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund

Aer performs its Word of Mouth Tour at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund on Sunday, March 2, 2014. The band is known for its eclectic mix of rap, reggae, pop and indie rock aesthetics to create its own brand of music. David von Mering …

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Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks fall to the Cal State Fullerton Titans 5-4

After dropping the first two games of the series, the No. 9 Oregon Ducks are looking to avoid getting shut out of the series against the No. 5 Cal State Fullerton Titans on Sunday, Mar. 2 at noon at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. The Ducks fell just short of …

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Photos: Oregon women’s basketball — Ducks defeat Arizona Wildcats 90-78 in final home game

The Oregon women’s basketball team (14-14, 5-12 Pac-12) hosts the University of Arizona Wildcats (5-24, 1-17 Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena on March 2. After an exciting home win against No. 20 Arizona State University, the Ducks are looking to keep the momentum up for the rest of the regular …

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Whoville deadline extended, camp to be closed on April 1

For five moths, the unauthorized homeless campsite, Whoville has survived everything from snow, record low temperatures and an eviction notice from the City Council. Though its latest victory came in the form of an eviction extension through April 1 — with the construction of a third legal homeless campsite in …

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Lane County on winter weather watch

A Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Portland around 5 a.m. this morning warns that Eugene is expected to receive between 4 and 8 inches of snowfall before before 4 a.m. Friday morning. The warning predicts that snowfall, though light in parts of Eugene this morning, is …

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