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Video: Day Trip! – Forests of the McKenzie

Hike through a unique old growth forest, mountain bike along the McKenzie River, and relax in a natural hot spring! If you’d like to know more about the places featured in the video, visit the website of Travel Lane County: Eugene, Cascades, & Coast at www.eugenecascadescoast.org

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Video: Day Trip! – Willamette Valley

Get out and explore the Willamette Valley in these parks near Eugene! If you’d like to know more about the places featured in the video, visit the website of Travel Lane County: Eugene, Cascades, & Coast at EugeneCascadesCoast.org, or visit their locations in Eugene and Springfield.

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Double Takes: Despite its Golden Globes, ‘The Revenant’ is a polarizing film

In our Double Takes series The Emerald provides two reporter’s contrasting opinions about Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Golden Globe-winning The Revenant, his first film since winning the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2014 for Birdman. Craig Wright was not impressed by the camerawork, while Meerah Powell says it is an immersive film. The film …

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“Companion” app: A safer way to walk home, and other resources

As students, crime and the overall safety on campus is a concern we’ve all faced. It’s hard not to when you wake up after a night out to an email alerting everyone of a crime report from a place you had been the night before. Because of this, it’s normal …

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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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Wind advisory issued for early weekend

Eugene residents should expect a wet and windy weekend after the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory. Combined with weekend rain and showers, the report predicts winds of 15 to 30 mph, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. The advisory is set to end on Saturday at 10 …

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Film: Who is John Harrison in upcoming 'Star Trek Into Darkness'?

A diehard Trekkie like myself was critical of J.J. Abram’s 2009 “Star Trek” reboot. Sure, most incongruities could be glossed over with a simple “But it’s a parallel universe!” — but sometimes, that just didn’t jive. I mean, Uhura and Spock in a romantic relationship? I don’t care what planet …

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Food: Best food blogs

If you find yourself meandering the internet looking for some delicious goods, you might not be heading to the right places. Food news and blogs are a major subset of the internet. If you find yourself hungry, but too lazy to get up and actually cook something, check out these …

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Food: Some food-scented perfumes that exist

Ever wish you could smell like you’ve spent your morning rolling around in the pantry? Now, you can! Perfume has busted its way into the food industry (or vise versa?), allowing customers to smell like their favorite food. Let’s take a look at some of the weirder ones. The Stir …

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Food: A quick guide to sushi sashimi

I consider myself an amateur sushi connoisseur. I’ve been eating sushi my whole life and can order most of the dishes using their Japanese names. Ebi, please (shrimp). Maguro, if you would (tuna). While I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart dedicated to nigiri sushi (raw fish served …

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Food: Leftover cranberry sauce and what to do with it

So, Thanksgiving is over, and you’ve got more leftovers than you know what to do with. But fret not — your cranberry sauce need not go to waste. This particular condiment does not taste as good on reheated turkey as it does on a fresh bird, but it can be …

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Food: Helping out the family cook

Ah, Thanksgiving. Time to go home and join the family after a few months of not seeing them. Time to have a lot of food in the fridge, in the pantry and on the table. Time to laze about. Well, not exactly. This Thanksgiving, why not give a hand to …

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Bouchat: Ways to avoid classic Thanksgiving mistakes

When the big day is here, don’t let it be ruined by burnt-black turkeys and grease fires. Learn the common mistakes in preparing a Thanksgiving meal, plus how to avoid them, and hopefully your food spectacular will go off without too enormous of a hitch.

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Food: Which food might be gone soon?

Issues like climate change, poaching and deforestation affect more than just our environment and weather — our food is also at risk. According to Salon, coffee beans are at risk of disappearing completely due to climate change. Lands where coffee is mainly grown, such as Ethiopia and Southern Sudan, are …

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Bouchat: Grilled cheese and soup combos to get through flu season

Welcome to flu season, and the season of warm and easy-to-digest meals to aid the immune system. One of the best is also one of the classics — grilled cheese paired with soup. The combination can sooth a sore throat, settle a stomach and provide some much-needed carbohydrates to a …

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Food: Why I'm excited about the return of 'Top Chef'

“Top Chef,” my favorite cooking competition reality show, premiered this past Wednesday on Bravo, beginning its 10th season with a new and exciting way to weed out the weaker chefs. Judges Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson and (my personal favorite) Wolfgang Puck took the 21 contestants and determined during …

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Food: The most expensive foods in the world

Ever feel like just sitting down and enjoying a dish that’s the financial equivalent of a luxury car? Take a look at this list of some of the world’s most expensive edible concoctions and decide for yourself whether or not such a temporary delicacy is worth the phenomenal cost. The …

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Food: Leftover Halloween candy and what to do with it

With Halloween now over, an abundance of candy is something that you might find yourself dealing with. Personally, I always manage to purchase too much candy for this strange holiday, and short of eating it all in one sad go, I find myself creating ways to use the candy for …

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Global Scholars Hall gives students a better food experience

The newest dormitory on campus, the Global Scholars Hall, opened at the beginning of this term. The building houses living quarters for 450 students, as well as classrooms, presentation rooms and a large and colorful variety of food options. Tucked behind the law school, the bottom floor of the Global …

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Food: Five of the best meals to make with crackers

Looking for a quick snack that’s easy to prepare and cheap? Crackers are usually hidden somewhere in the back of the pantry, and are often an under-appreciated food, never claiming the right as a star to their own dish. With a little dressing-up, the cracker can make a meal all …

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Food: How to cook up some spooky party treats

It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to get creative with food. The best Halloween parties provide bowls of mystery foods that feel like spooky things to freak out their guests. Here’s a quick guide to help you set up a simple, freaky smorgasbord of body parts and gross things made …

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Bouchat: Foods to help you feel better

Everyone knows that a bowl of chicken noodle soup helps during a cold or flu, but did you know that, according to Woman’s Day Magazine, a baked potato can help ease a hangover headache? There are plenty of easy foods that can help soothe common ailments. Try some of these …

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An introduction to Kombucha tea

Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that some claim has holistic health benefits. The tea, made from colonies of fermented bacteria and yeast, is definitely an acquired taste. While no official research has been reported, many drinkers believe the beverage can help stimulate the immune system, prevent cancer and …

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Fall comfort foods to make autumn days a little warmer

Fall is when the warmth of summer quickly slips away and our bodies begin to encourage us to tack on fat to keep us warm. Thanksgiving is still about a month away, but there are plenty of other delicious fall morsels to keep us occupied. Treats like pumpkin pie and …

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Over the Weekend: Fight the sickness

Over the weekend, I became ill. How could I not? In every single one of my classrooms, there are sneezing fits, coughing and hacking, or some form of blowing of the nose. Then those people go and touch doorknobs, desks, railing – you name it. It’s all one big nasty cycle of mucus and I am at the short end of the stick.

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