Editor’s Picks

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 10:50 pm.

When Pharaoh Brown called his mother on graduation day, he sounded calm. Jeannetta Smith assumed her son was pulling another prank, but this one angered her. “This is not how you play,” Smith said. Brown wasn’t joking. His friend, Fred Zuber, had drowned hours earlier. He sounded calm because he was in shock. Brown, Zuber and three […]


Craft Brewers reach out to communities with ‘Tap Takeovers’

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 11:14 am.

Invasions can come in many forms, and are typically met by the general public with protest and resistance. But apparently, that generalization doesn’t apply to beer. In the bar and restaurant scene, there’s one type of objection that’s being met with open arms: It’s the phenomenon known as a “tap takeover.” A tap takeover is an […]


Is it time for Oregon to legalize marijuana?

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 2:04 pm.

Let’s be blunt – Oregon might just be the next state where you can toke without fear of getting busted. In 2012, Washington and Colorado legalized cannabis while our own legalization effort, Measure 80, failed with 46.75 percent of Oregon voters saying yes and 53.25 percent claiming nay — a measly 6.5 percent point difference. […]


Bazzaz: Use your electronic courage for good, not for evil

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 5:33 pm.

The first time I witnessed a cyber-brawl was in eighth grade, during MySpace’s demise. A girl at my school posted a “bulletin” (which were essentially discussion boards) saying that true love isn’t found in junior high. Upon viewing it, I realized online discussions were held to completely different standards. I refreshed the page until I […]


Summer sports law program looks to grow into national recognition

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 10:50 am.

This summer the University of Oregon Law School will start a new five week seminar focusing on sports, while reeling in some big names from the industry help grow the stature of the UO Law School. Rob Illig, an associate professor at the law school, is spearheading the program called the Oregon Sports Law Summer […]


Eugene Police Department lacks resources

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 3:38 pm.

In Eugene, there are about 300 calls dispatched daily by Eugene’s approximate 157,986 residents. The total number of sworn in officers to respond to work patrol, investigate, enforce traffic and perform administrative work is 190. “Oregon officers per 1,000 population are lower than national average. Lane County Corrections and district attorney staffing is abnormally low […]


Vinyl profile: The Campbell Club’s collection is dazzlingly diverse and open to all residents

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 12:16 pm.

The Campbell Club is well-known for its live shows. Yet to its residents and anyone who’s been lucky enough to spend some time in its pool room, it’s also a haven for recorded music. The co-op has an ample vinyl collection that spans a diverse array of genres, artists and time periods. Classical music written […]


ASUO candidates Beatriz Gutierrez, Taylor Allison and Thomas Tullis on running for president

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 1:58 pm.

Beatriz Gutierrez Why are you running? “I’m doing it for my community, because there’s definitely a need to change the ASUO to be more accessible and real and really care about students and their needs.” What is something in the current administration that you would like to change? “One thing that we’re already working on […]


Greek Image gives Fraternity and Sorority Life a makeover

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 12:39 pm.

Seven days out of the week you can find Kellie Hayes at 605 E 13th Ave. Amidst the crazy foot traffic of UO sits Greek Image, a store Hayes opened dedicated to Greek life apparel. Everyday she opens her doors, rearranging the Lilly Pullitzer planners, colorful spirit jerseys and paddles — all while juggling two businesses. […]


Engaged couple Liz Fetherston and Kehl Van Winkle dominate National Debate competition

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 1:36 pm.

Ordinarily, most couples would tend to avoid arguing with each other — but not University of Oregon debate partners, Liz Fetherston and Kehl Van Winkle. Debate is what brought them together. The pair placed 6th out of 55 teams at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence competition at Northern Arizona University last month. Additionally, Fetherston […]


Introducing Eugene’s tiniest restaurant: Chachi’s Burritos

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 9:07 pm.

Chachi’s Burritos is not your ordinary food cart. That’s because it’s technically not a food cart. According to Lane County code, the tiny hut attached to Taylor’s is actually a restaurant. Formerly a rarely-visited kebab and coffee joint, the hut on 13th and Kincaid Street is now occupied by Agate Alley Bistro and Agate Alley […]


Breath of fresh air and excitement accompanies hiring of Kelly Graves as Oregon women’s basketball coach

By on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 4:19 pm.

New Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves has already made his first mistake with the program. Once Graves was officially named the seventh head coach in Oregon history he tweeted that he would respond to every text message he received. Outpouring of support is incredible & overwhelming. I thank you & promise 2connect w/each […]