Author Archives: Emerald Submissions

Mailbag: Study abroad may be easier to afford than you think

By on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 12:59 pm.

The opportunity to study abroad is a truly extraordinary opportunity. My recent yearlong study abroad at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England became the most transforming experience in my life. Not only was I enriched by the significant amount of independent research I conducted for my courses at UEA, but I also […]


Mailbag: ASUO senators apologize for premature closing of discussion

By on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 11:46 pm.

To the concerned students at the University of Oregon: We take complete responsibility for what happened at ASUO Senate on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Please accept this letter as our formal apology for voting to close discussion before all students had the chance to speak on the Mallard Madness proposal. We recognize now that our decision prevented several students […]


Why Stanford will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4:23 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season we will feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on how Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Miles Bennett-Smith, the sports reporter at Stanford’s Stanford Daily.** History is rarely kind to the underdog. In colonization, in investment banking, in politics and in sports, the favorites […]


Mailbag: Proposed Social Host Ordinance would create a safer Eugene

By on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 9:19 pm.

College is a unique time when students move from home and experience lots of change in a short amount of time. We’re exposed to new experiences, ideas, responsibilities and opportunities that help and hinder our social, emotional and cognitive development. In our country, underage drinking and binge drinking are often brushed off as “part of […]


University physics professor Greg Bothun on the issues behind natural gas

By on Monday, Nov. 5 at 10:50 am.

In 2008, unscientific analysis of the shale gas deposits contained in the Marcellus Shale Basin claimed that there was enough natural gas to power America for at least 100 years. Almost overnight, new markets were created, investments in wind energy declined and the shale-gas boom began. Several prime-time TV ads now tell us that natural gas is America’s […]