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Long: Lessons I taught my dad

I liked watching sports as a kid. Scratch that. I was obsessed with watching sports as a kid. My dad was worried for me. Not because I was some obese couch potato or airhead gamer, but because if I was talking, it was about sports.

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Opinion

Brown: Super Bowl (party) predictions you can bet on

Every year, the Super Bowl is full of predictions: how many points will be scored, who will win, which star quarterback will be named the game’s MVP, blah, blah, blah. How boring! Sure, the game is supposed to be the best game of the year, but it inevitably is a bit anticlimactic. Far more interesting predictions, at least for my money, are Super Bowl party predictions.

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Opinion

Top 10 reasons we're glad the NBA is back

Despite all the excitement seeing plenty of family, eating good food and unwrapping gifts invariably brings, tomorrow isn’t just about enjoying that one Christmas-y holiday. It also marks the beginning of the 2011-12 NBA season. Here are the Top 10 reasons to put aside that extra helping of turkey, crank up the volume on the TV and get lost in the start of another thrilling season of pro hoops. The NBA is back!

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Brown: Take drunken Facebook posts with a grain of salt

A couple weeks ago, the Emerald published an article describing a new study that suggested pictures and statuses posted on social network sites mentioning alcohol or being drunk are strong indicators that the person in those posts is at a clinical risk for a drinking problem. My immediate reaction to the article was, “Well, duh.”

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Opinion

Editorial: Change is in the air for student tickets

No more of this year’s level of missing tickets. In the face of a series of news releases with uncomfortable information regarding the University’s athletic department this week and the general concern that we’re paying too much for not enough tickets, the student government announced last week it was recommending no growth for the athletics budget.

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Opinion

Top 10 ways to stay awake while camping out for GameDay

Here are ten ways to avoid falling asleep on the Memorial Quad this Saturday, watching for which head Lee Corso will put on.

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Opinion

This week in Thumbs: 'Arrested Development,' debit card use

Arrested Development is back, Volleyball’s unexpected success, Bank of America is going to start charging for debit card use, Student ticketing woes

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Opinion

Brown: Why fall term just generally kicks ass

Yeah yeah, summer vacation just ended and the majority of students are probably reluctant to return to the grind of full-time school. But really, there’s no better quarter of the year than autumn.

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Opinion

Brown: Leave the Ugly American behavior at home when abroad

I’ve spent the last several weeks traveling around the Mediterranean on a program called Semester at Sea, and for some reason I expected everyone on the ship would be liberal-minded and spontaneous and totally respectful of other cultures, much like my friends back home. But alas, I was wrong.

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Opinion

Bains: Students deserve the best deal

Don’t damage important student programs like the Pell Grants and federally subsidized loans while considering upper tax brackets too costly to mess with. It’s not fair on the country’s student population.

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Opinion

Top 10: Reasons for football to just get here already

January 10, 2011 left a bad taste in many Duck fans’ mouths and the news of NCAA investigations have been troubling to say the least. Luckily, though, we’re now just one month away from watching LaMike tear it up against LSU in Dallas. However, it still couldn’t come soon enough.

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Harris: Writing for opinion has been a blessing

Column writing for this paper was a goal since my senior year of high school, and I’m honored to have spent so much of my time doing something I love so much.

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Poinsette: Union dispute lacks context

Many liberal and independent news organizations rallied behind unions and published numerous pro-union stories without addressing their history of racism or challenging their claim as defenders of the working class.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: University of Oregon should help pay for Pioneer Cemetery maintenance

Thank you for your well-written article concerning the state of the Pioneer Cemetery (“Memorial Day celebration brings attention to Eugene Pioneer Cemetery,” ODE May 31). I very much enjoyed reading about the history of one of Eugene’s — and indeed one of our nation’s — most historic cemeteries. Lacking in …

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Opinion

Top 10 songs you don’t want as your ringtone

One of the great blessings of possessing a smart phone is that you have the ability to turn any song you have on your iTunes into the jingle that goes off as your ringtone, notification alert, or alarm. One wrong choice can turn this blessing into a curse.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: University should put a cap on bottled water

In order to stay green and stand up for students, the University should make the move to discontinue bottled water on our campus.

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Opinion

Letter: Students should have wider gun liberties

But why are students forced to rely on the protection of police and DPS? If the SWAT team was required to resolve a situation, it could take upwards of 40 minutes for them to arrive and assess the situation.

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Opinion

Thumbs: Last of Madoff’s treasures, martial law in China

Last of Madoff’s treasures, community out in force to save school sports, commissioner’s budget savings plan, martial law in China.

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Opinion

Tellam: Technology and nuclear weapons pose greatest danger to U.S.

Technological advances are changing the way we live everyday. Human progress is not surprising, but the rapid rate with which it is occurring in today’s world is startling.

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Letters: On Memorial Day, remember the veterans who fought for our nation

However distant, let us never forget those lives that have sacrificed and paid the ultimate price for a greater cause.

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Terhune: In search of the real Northwest

Bulgarian, Thai, Peruvian and Israeli music and folklore were on display for wide-eyed passersby. As I watched, I couldn’t help marveling at the fact that all of the people I saw were from the Northwest.

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Opinion

Holman: University Arabic has come far but still has a way to go

Arabic has gone from a University self-study program in the fall of 2001 with two students to a requirement-satisfying language program with dozens if not hundreds of students. There are still a number of misconceptions, however, that hinder its growth.

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Opinion

Harris: Step back and cut Fraternity and Sorority Life a break

When I arrived at the University my freshman year, I was a bright-eyed kid who didn’t have a clue about college life or where I could make friends. The fact that I was off-campus and away from my dorm-dwelling peers didn’t help one bit.

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Bouchat: Gender shouldn’t determine a child’s view of the world

What’s in a gender? A question that arises more and more in an evolving open-minded community is how much influence the area between a person’s legs has on the way he or she is perceived by the world.

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Malee: Oregon baseball’s Civil War series could prove impactful in the long-term

This week’s matchup gives the Ducks a chance to build their confidence heading into the offseason.

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Opinion

Tellam: Obama’s Middle East address, foreign policy comes up short

President Obama’s address on Friday to the State Department and the nation was a clear opportunity to finally lay out a strong national policy with regards to the democratic movements blooming in the so called Arab Spring. But of course, this didn’t happen.

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Opinion

Thumbs: State workers rally in Salem, End of a wrestling era

State workers rally in Salem; diplomats rescued in Yemen; defeated school tax distracts from problem, and the end of an era.

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Opinion

Terhune: UO first-generation students left in the dark

At IntroDUCKtion, I remember my Student Orientation staff member telling me how overwhelming the first few weeks of freshman year can feel. There’s so much to see and do that you just can’t process it all.

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Opinion

O’Brien: Course evaluations useless unless students take them seriously

It is getting close to that time of year again. While students are itching for summer break, we all realize that there are plenty of tasks ahead before we can finally enjoy perpetual freedom, or at least a few months of it. On top of the studying, projects, week nine …

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: ASUO doesn’t reflect accepting nature of campus

In this term alone, I have seen so much close-mindedness from the ASUO at large that I do not know how they justify it. I have seen agendas pushed with no regard to student objections, an election won despite numerous grievances filed against the winning party (that were not addressed …

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