Arts & CultureMusic

Review: Best albums released this summer (so far)

As the summer nears its end, the Emerald looks back at some of the best albums released during the time of the year when car windows stay rolled down and music means everything. Displayed chronologically, these are the albums the Emerald thinks are must-listens for the summer of 2018. Kanye’s …

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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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Music under the sun: Tours and shows this summer worth a road trip

Have you noticed recently that the sun isn’t going down until 9:30 p.m.? That, and the sudden, optimistic perspective you have on life can only mean one thing: it’s almost summer. Summer is a time of leisure for students; the distinct, happy vibe that blankets our community provides many opportunities …

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Arts & CultureVideo

Video: Day Trip! – Columbia River Gorge

Just outside of Portland lies a vast gorge carved by the Columbia River. In it you’ll find dozens of waterfalls, cliff side views, and trails to explore.

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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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UO’s Alternative Breaks program takes students around the world for a little social change

While most students head home for breaks to spend time with their families, a number of University of Oregon students choose to give up their breaks in order to experience something a little more unique. The Holden Center’s Alternative Breaks program gives students the chance to participate in local communities …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

‘Despicable Me 2’ review: This sequel is anything but

Somebody at Illumination Entertainment owes whoever created the minions big time. The yellow oddballs stole the show in the first “Despicable Me” and the sequel doesn’t just utilize them to the same degree as the original — a major part of the plot centers around them. “Despicable Me 2” picks …

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Kirk: Why downtime is costing me, literally

I’m not used to having so much free time, so here’s the problem that has become clear: I have a shopping addiction.

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10 things to do in Eugene during the summer

Every student should spend at least one summer in Eugene. Why? Well, the weather is beautiful, the rain is nonexistent, weekends are wide-open and campus is half-populated and laid-back. If you’ve already (no doubt) made plans for the summer, keep this in mind for next year. And for those of you who have chosen to stay in Eugene, be it to take some summer classes or just live out your apartment’s lease, you’ve chosen wisely. And this list is for you.

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Arts & CultureFood

Tips for the ideal summer barbecue

There is at least one activity that summer is synonymous with: barbecues. Yes, barbecue season is fast (and finally) approaching. So gather your favorite people together, grab some brews, and feast in the summer sun.

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Arts & CultureMusic

Summer music festivals and how to survive them

The warm weather and sunshine don’t just mark the beginning of the summer, it also marks the beginning of the music festival season. With Sasquatch! only a few short days away, there are some important things to consider before you head out of Eugene this summer to indulge yourself in music, friends and the counterculture.

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Arts & CultureMusic

Make the most of the warm weather with this sunny-day playlist

Music to go with the cool lawns, cold beers and good friends on these hot summer-like days.

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Summer travel tips and tricks to ensure a great experience

While traveling is a wonderful opportunity and experience, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to stay safe, move efficiently and most importantly make the most of your experience.

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