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Pirzad: Stress and anxiety are not here to stay

We’re all busy and we all like talking about it – it’s often how we connect with one another, but at what point does stressing ourselves out and over-thinking every little situation becomes unhealthy? Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses, so it’s time to both recognize this and beat it.

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UO will rename buildings named after racists: Black students say that’s not enough

University of Oregon’s first building was named after a white supremacist. That’s about to change, but is it enough?

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Here’s a heat map of campus crime in the last year.

Last week, the University of Oregon Police Department sent out two campus crime alerts: One for aggravated assault, one for armed robbery. These crime alerts and advisory warnings students receive from the UOPD only show a glimpse of criminal activity on campus each week. The Emerald gathered data on all …

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Redeeming his name: Darren Carrington’s road back to the football field

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington burst into national stardom after Oregon’s 59-20 win over the Florida State Seminoles in the 2015 Rose Bowl, when he caught seven of Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota’s passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Carrington figured to play a key role in the Ducks’ …

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Cultural Crossroads: Meghan Siġvanna Topkok is unearthing her roots

Meghan Siġvanna Topkok grew up with half an identity. On her mother’s side, Meghan is a white Oregonian. But on her father’s side, Meghan is Native Alaskan. Although John Topkok spent some of his youth in Ambler, Alaska, and his mother was Iñupiat (ee-NYOOP-ee-at), he was raised at a time when Native …

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Dillon Brooks and Canada basketball ready to take next step

Canada has had a good year. Andrew Wiggins claimed Rookie of the Year in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors made the NBA playoffs. Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista immortalized himself with an unforgettable bat flip against the Rangers in game five of the ALDS. For the first time, …

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Is Weezer Cool Again?

Was Weezer ever cool? Is it their inherent uncoolness that makes them cool? We investigated what Weezer means to the current generation of students at University of Oregon, and studied the nature of uncool-as-cool through the eyes of music critics from Grantland, The Oregonian and The Village Voice. What we found? Everyone has a Weezer story. …

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As season nears end, maturing defensive linemen prepare to fill vacancies

A few days before Oregon faced rival Stanford on the road, senior defensive end DeForest Buckner evaluated the progress of the freshmen and sophomores on the defensive line. “Some of the young guys are starting to grow up,” Buckner said. “We’re definitely excited to see who stands out in this …

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Eugene weird meets Comic-Con cosplay this weekend

EuCon will bring genre actors from shows like The Walking Dead and Supernatural to Eugene, but the highlight will be the nerd-dom it brings out in the local community.

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Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne grew from childhood experiences to become conference standout

In high school, Jillian Alleyne collected apartment listings, rent guides and PennySaver coupons. Her mission was to help her single mother Pamela Williamson find a stable place to live, so she hunted for them during lunch breaks at school. She circled affordable apartments and even called some rental agents. After …