Genes may be to blame for coffee addictions

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 3:32 pm.

Recent medical studies conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts lends support to the theory that our genes may be to blame for some of the most outrageous coffee addictions. Scientists can confirm identifying six new and exciting gene variations linked directly to the correlation between […]

Foxes, pimps and cat suits, oh my! Second-Hand Zombies: The Salvaged Costume Show

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 2:13 pm.

Wednesday night, a fox, a Cleopatra, a sailor and many more creative costumes hit the runway in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom at the very first Second-Hand Zombies: The Salvaged Costume Show. This fashion show featured creative thrift store costumes from Kitsch-22, Custom Cranium and Buffalo Exchange. The event was orchestrated by two campus publications, Her Campus Oregon and Envision. […]

Berg: Fox Sports’ ‘Super Mariota’ tribute is a great gesture, but something’s off

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:32 pm.

It sounded like an obvious nickname. Kids love video games and one of the most prominent Oregon quarterbacks in recent history just so happens to have “Mario” in his name. Thus, it’s only logical — even though No. 8 isn’t known for his jumping prowess — that the Ducks’ quarterback has earned the moniker Marcus “Super” […]

How study abroad experiences influence style

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10:10 pm.

Studying abroad. Ask any college graduate, professor or student who has just gotten back from overseas — spending part of your education somewhere besides Eugene is a must. Going abroad offers a multitude of incredible benefits, but more than getting credits or learning a language, studying abroad seems to serve as an opportunity to immerse […]

Pillow Talk: To spank or not to spank?

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9:12 pm.

Dear Katherine, How long should you wait before you spank your girlfriend during sex? Sincerely, Anxious Dear Anxious, I wish relationships were that predictable and straightforward. If they were, I could answer your question with a mere few words — something like “after two months, get the whip out.” But alas, it doesn’t work that way. And […]

McWilliams: Is Halloween really what you think it is?

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9:23 pm.

Imagine someone from a different culture, arrives in the United States and asks you to explain Halloween. They want to know what it’s about, where it’s from, why we carve into giant orange squashes and how we’re able to make bunny costumes look suggestive. “How does this all add up?” they might ask. Most of us […]

Video Gameday — League of Legends fights to become a recognized sport

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:49 pm.

Every Duck can remember where they were in January 2012 when the University of Oregon football team charged onto the field in Pasadena, California and performed for the national spotlight in the annual Rose Bowl. More than 90,000 fans stood and roared, and millions more watched on TV. For many, it seemed like the highest […]

The Best Of Me: If you’ve seen one Nicholas Sparks movie, you’ve seen them all

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 2:21 pm.

Tearjerker: the single word to describe the ninth and latest novel-to-silver-screen adaptation from the cupid of our generation, Nicholas Sparks. The author released The Best Of Me on October 17, with a plot line reminiscent of The Notebook: passionate with young love torn apart, then rekindled by none other than fate itself. After living separate […]

Review: The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror celebrates its 25th year

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 1:24 pm.

The 25th installment of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (XXV) brought a sense of familiarity and silliness with what has undoubtedly become a beloved Halloween tradition from the oldest running animated series. We begin the episode with an alternate universe where Bart Simpson actually enjoys school and even ends up class valedictorian. Trick is, he’s going to […]

Theater department will need $300,000 for new stage fly

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 12:07 pm.

Since the 1970′s, Robinson Theater’s stage fly has pulled curtains, moved scenery and helped actors fly. Now over forty years old, the stage fly will need to be replaced before it becomes dangerous. Robinson Theater is one of two theaters the University of Oregon operates for performances. With recent renovations to Villard Hall, the department of […]

UO chemistry professor awarded $100,000 to develop the next generation of condoms

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 2:19 pm.

Over the past 50 years, condoms have hardly changed in structure and material. Testing the safety of condoms is just as old-fashioned, according to Richard Chartoff, a research professor at the University of Oregon. “They fill condoms with water and look for leakage,” he says. “They also have air inflation tests. They’re really just looking for […]

UO Campus Oktoberfest: a new experience from the team behind Block Party

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 2:29 am.

UPDATE: The bands are no longer performing at Oktoberfest.  The event now begins at 6 p.m.  The lineup now consists of, in order, with times: Chris Long (6-7 p.m.), Kittytrap (7:10-8:10 p.m.), Ricardo Acosta (8:20-9:20 p.m.), Good Vibes (9:30-10:40 p.m.), Sokko & Lyons (10:50 p.m.-12 a.m.)  The afterparty is still occurring. Last year’s Campus Block […]

Review: Aliens and heartbreak influence Foxygen’s new album “…And Star Power”

By on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8:50 pm.

Somewhere in an alternate universe where the ’60s never ended and the “coconut wind” gently breezes by, Foxygen is contemplating the complexities of love and heartbreak with a space age sound fit for a ride in a UFO cruising at the speed of light. The result of this trip is …And Star Power, the latest […]

Team chemistry and training helps Oregon color guard perform before 60,000 fans

By on Monday, Oct. 20 at 4:59 pm.

The first time Marissa Chizum held a flag was just hours before her first performance on the football field with the University of Oregon’s color guard. Like many of the members of UO’s 25-person team, Chizum had zero experience before she joined. “It was a lot of patience and repetition before the actual pregame,” Chizum […]

13 Halloween TV and movie specials to get excited about

By on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4:06 pm.

Fall is in full swing, and the best part of the Halloween season is coming up. That’s right, I’m talking about ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween. The TV/movie event that lasts for thirteen nights – yes, you read that right – starts on Oct. 19 and lasts until Oct. 31. During this time, your favorite spooky classics will be on […]

‘Tis the season for hay rides, pumpkin patches and haunted houses

By on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8:44 pm.

Mid-October is the unofficial start of the holiday season. In 15 days, pumpkins will have been transformed to jack-o-lanterns and children will be out trick-or-treating. This is the time when the preparation for Halloween begins: Costumes are being made or bought, pumpkins are being carved and horror movie nights are scheduled. But, no Halloween festivities […]