Wknd Calendar: Black Friday shopping in Portland, community dinner and ugly sweater runs

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10:18 pm.

Black Friday is large part of our capitalist culture, and like it or not, Thanksgiving could soon become “Grey Thursday.” But that capitalist culture comes with some positives, like the long-standing tradition between the music industry and Black Friday: Record Store Day specials. On Record Store Day, some bands release new and limited albums, and […]

6 outfit ideas you should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

By on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 1:12 am.

No matter where you are going for Thanksgiving or whom you are spending it with, these fashion boards created specifically for Ducks will help you find an appropriate outfit. Thankful yet? 1. Women’s Fancy Thanksgiving This outfit features a cranberry color dress to keep you seasonally stunning and layers a fur coat to give the […]

Review: Pokémon remakes Ruby and Sapphire, and it’s delightful

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10:34 am.

Stop what you’re doing and go buy Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire right now. Think you’re just going to eat turkey and lay around with the family this Thanksgiving? Well, guess what? You can’t. You’re too busy playing Pokémon to stuff your face. Your family will obviously understand. Released just last Friday, Pokémon Omega […]

Skip’s Records & CD World is worth the drive

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 12:32 pm.

Skip’s Records & CD World has been Eugene’s largest independent record store since opening in 1989. But even hardcore music geeks in Eugene may be unaware of it, especially if they’re anywhere near the University of Oregon campus.  Located more than three miles west of the Duck Store, Skip’s sits comfortably at the intersection of […]

UO to drop Blackboard in favor of Canvas

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 4:23 pm.

The University of Oregon is switching its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas after unanimously positive reviews were received from nearly 2000 students, 24 faculty, 38 GTFs and library and IT staff through different tests and surveys over the past months, according to blogs.oregon.edu. Approximately 1400 schools and organizations are using Blackboard worldwide, whereas […]

Think Eugene needs a gay bar? You might be in luck.

By on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10:38 pm.

When John O’Malley first moved to Eugene from New York City, he was shocked. It wasn’t the city’s people, its politics or its dampness. It was its nightlife: Eugene didn’t have a gay bar. Then O’Malley thought: forget a gay bar. Eugene didn’t even have a place where LGBTQ-identifed people could meet. At least one that […]

Beyond the Cheesy Griller: New dorm food options to try

By on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10:44 pm.

Barnhart Brunch. Cheesy Grillers. Carson Late Night. Any University of Oregon student living on campus is all too familiar with this holy trinity of dorm food indulgence. Practically every weekend starts with a made-to-order calzone and ends with an all you can eat breakfast binge, plus a massive grilled cheese somewhere in between. This freshman year […]

Five classic games that celebrate a 10-year anniversary this month

By on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 6:20 pm.

November of 2004. For most people, it’s not a particularly exciting month. The Incredibles was bolstering Pixar’s legacy in movie theaters across the nation. “Drop It Like Its Hot” was a fresh track from Snoop. Most people reading this were likely in grade school. But for gaming enthusiasts, it was something altogether different. While every […]

Dance in Dialogue delivers a mesmerizing take on modern dance

By on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11:50 am.

This Friday and Saturday night (Nov. 21-22), dancers from the University of Oregon and other local companies will perform the final installment of the Dance in Dialogue series, or “D.i.D.” This four-part performance series began in January and culminates this weekend as dancers present works by a wide variety of talented choreographers in an intimate, […]

Review: Justin Timberlake swooned Portland with the 20/20 Experience Thursday night

By on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 12:15 pm.

Almost 20,000 Portlanders gathered at the Moda Center for Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Thursday night, including someone who was not as excited as she should have been: me. I was a little underprepared and hadn’t heard any of his new stuff. Nor did I have very high expectations from him musically. My love for JT […]

Bromfield: Why Eminem’s homophobia and misogyny is so dangerous

By on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 5:10 pm.

Eminem is spent. The classic three-album run he scored at the turn of the millennium (The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, and The Eminem Show) was enough to secure his stature as a legend, showcasing a formidable technical and lyrical talent that was unafraid to shock and potentially alienate his fan base. But unfortunately, his shock […]

Review: One Direction’s new album FOUR — their bubble-gum pop sound is growing up

By on Friday, Nov. 21 at 3:39 pm.

On Nov. 17, British boy band One Direction released their fourth album in three years: FOUR. These international superstars continue to be successful in the music industry and in stealing our hearts. Though most of their fan base consists primarily of teenage girls, for years, Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam and Louis have made it nearly […]

Party playlist profile: DJ Good Vibes brings his skills to his own parties

By on Friday, Nov. 21 at 1:25 am.

Chase Chandler is a man you’d expect would know how to put together a good party playlist — in part because that’s his job. As DJ Good Vibes, he’s a regular at campus events and house parties in both Eugene and his hometown of Santa Barbara, California. Studying crowd reactions to his music has given him a […]

David Sedaris pays a visit to Eugene’s Hult Center

By on Friday, Nov. 21 at 12:31 pm.

Eugene’s Hult Center was fortunate enough to host American satirical author and humorist David Sedaris on Thursday, Nov. 20. Sedaris has published a number of best-selling works, from short story collections to articles for The New Yorker and is an active contributor for NPR’s This American Life. Having sold millions of copies of his books and toured internationally over the […]

Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show “Pride and Prejudice”

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11:54 am.

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, from design to creation to […]

Wknd Calendar: You can find psychedelic Christmas music, shooting turkeys and food donations this weekend

By on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10:12 pm.

At the Hult Center this weekend, check out gingerbread men flying and flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires and much more. Cirque Dreams: Holidaze is a unique merge of Christmas theme characters with Cirque du Soleil acrobatic spectacles. Director Neil Goldberg, along with the show’s songwriters, created an original score for the performance […]