Author Archives: Emily Schiola

Emily is in her final year at the U of O studying Journalism and Spanish. She was the former ASUO Reporter for the Emerald, but now focuses on Print News. She can be reached at or follow her on Twitter at @ESchiola

Chanting, hooded men march on campus late Wednesday to publicize fraternity event

By on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 4:53 pm.

The street by the amphitheater came alive Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. when a line of approximately 12 men walked by wearing white masks and black hoods, marching and chanting. Their reason? To welcome Alpha Phi Alpha to the University of Oregon. “They are coming up soon, and we are introducing new members,” said Greylin […]

How parties will be regulated under the new Social Host Ordinance

By on Friday, Feb. 1 at 10:41 am.

Dealing with neighbors can occasionally be awkward or even difficult. For people who have never had the experience of living in close proximity to complete strangers, it can be a shock when they are forced to interact with them. Unfortunately, this new dynamic can cause tension, especially on the weekends. Every Friday and Saturday, the streets […]

The rare malfunction at the UO campus that left thousands of students without power

By on Monday, Jan. 7 at 11:05 pm.

University of Oregon freshman, Kayla Schipper, woke up this morning in Adams Hall in the Walton Complex with electricity. But at 10 a.m., 100 yards away between the UO Health Center and Dyment Residence Hall, a power transmission feeder overheated, causing several loud popping sounds and smoke. Multiple emergency response vehicles arrived on the scene minutes after, including four […] Higher education becomes a priority with creation of state committee

By on Friday, Dec. 28 at 2:10 pm.

This is a first in state history. The Oregon Legislature has created a standing committee on higher education. To compare, California has had a standing committee on higher education since 1991 and Washington since at least the mid-90s. It’s part of an emerging focus on renovating and trying to improve the state university system. The […]

Gov. John Kitzhaber proposes to completely rework funding to Oregon’s higher education

By on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 4:00 pm.

The news was unexpected. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed on Friday a radical reworking of higher education funding in Oregon. According to his 2013-15 state budget plan (PDF), administration of Oregon’s funding for universities and community colleges would be consolidated into a single agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education. The Oregon Health and Science University would also […]

Kitzhaber proposes new Department of Post-Secondary Education

By on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:45 pm.

Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed Friday to consolidate funding for Oregon’s universities and community colleges into one agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education, according to Oregonlive. Under this plan, Kitzhaber will select all board members and executives involved in education in Oregon. This new agency will also give out money based on how many students […]

Take Back the Tap encourages University to follow EMU in going bottled water free

By on Monday, Nov. 26 at 4:52 pm.

Since August of 2011, something has been missing from the EMU: bottled water. While people can still purchase Smart Water in the Union Market and Aquafina from the vending machines, the rest of the building is strictly bottled water free. And while there have been a few complaints, usually from people who don’t attend the University, […]

UO Score helps students save money on energy bills in cold Oregon winters

By on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 5:04 pm.

Almost all the leaves have fallen off the trees and the days of rain have begun, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Along with the freezing temperatures of November and December come higher energy bills. Consistently using heaters to combat the colder weather can begin to cost students a lot of money. […]

Eugene’s proposed Social Host Ordinance for new party rules may have overlooked issues

By on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 9:08 pm.

There has been a lot of talk about the proposed Social Host Ordinance and how it will affect the city of Eugene, especially students. The ordinance deals with “unruly gatherings,” which are defined as “a party or gathering of five or more persons where alcohol is served or consumed” that also causes something such as […]

How a Mitt Romney presidency would affect your sex life

By on Monday, Oct. 29 at 1:55 pm.

Sarah Moseley winds her way through the exam rooms and administrative offices of Planned Parenthood’s brand new $8.5 million health center on Franklin Boulevard. She makes a stop in the large, welcoming waiting room, noting that since the facility opened in early September they have seen more men than they ever have before. “We don’t […]

The fall and rise of West University apartments

By on Monday, Oct. 22 at 8:43 am.

Every day it seems that a different apartment complex is going up in West University. The progress and change is evident. Old, worn-down houses are being demolished and in their place modern behemoths are rising. Although this movement seems new, property management companies and private owners have been renovating and building for years. According to […]