Tensions ran high at the Lane County Commisioner candidate forum hosted at UO

By on Thursday, Apr. 24 at 4:59 pm.

Incumbents and challengers for the three commissioner positions in Lane County met for a forum in the Prince Lucian Campbell auditorium. The ten candidates traded subtle insults while the almost 70 audience members interrupted with clapping, booing, and laughing. The most contentious moment of the evening came when candidate Sid Leiken said the state isn’t […]

Sidelines Bar and Grill adds diversity and sports atmosphere to downtown Eugene

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:47 pm.

For a town whose image is inescapably linked to the prominence of its collegiate sports teams, downtown Eugene does not cultivate an atmosphere indebted to athletics. But now, right smack in the midst of establishments like The Barn Light, Voodoo Donuts, Shoryuken League and The First National Taphouse comes Sidelines Grill and Sports Bar. Surrounded […]

‘Spring Awakening’ gets down to the nitty gritty of adolescent sexuality

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:27 pm.

The real world is scary. With all the exposure to sex, violence and emotional trauma we’ve experienced by the time we get into college, it can be easy to forget that all those things were once new to us and more than a little intimidating. This transitional phase of confusion and curiosity is the focus […]

Wknd Calendar: Check out what’s going on in Eugene and Portland April 24-27

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:25 pm.

Cinema Pacific Film Festival will be in Eugene this weekend. Here are some of the highlights from the festival. April 24 Villa: Check out this free live staged reading of the Chilean play about a former villa turned into torture barracks by the military. Director Guillermo Calderón will be present and Portland actors Rebecca Lingafelter, Cristina Miles and Dana […]

Mac DeMarco’s ‘Salad Days’ refines his sound but leaves room to grow

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 9:04 pm.

Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has the sort of larger-than-life personality one might not usually associate with an indie rock artist. He chain-smokes, cross-dresses, cracks dick jokes and allegedly sticks his fingers up various orifices at concerts. His first album, 2012′s Rock n’ Roll Night Club, was an irony-drenched, post-Blue Velvet tribute to “rock n’ roll” that […]

Think consent is sexy? Head to the EMU Ampitheater and make the pledge to commit to practicing safe, consensual sex

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 8:51 pm.

Consent is sexy. That is one of the lessons that organizers hope students take away from the events going on during UO’s Sexual Violence Prevention Week, which began April 18 and lasts until April 25. The week lands during the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and allows students to come together […]

Cultural Blends raises awareness of cultural issues with west coast fashion

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 9:10 pm.

Racism and inequality were evident in Troy Douglass’ childhood. Growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood in Lake Oswego, Ore., Douglass felt he stood out like a sore thumb because of his Filipino-American heritage. “I was very aware of racism and classism taking place, and it has always interested me,” Douglass said. His interest in […]

The Cuthbert Amphitheater begins its concert season this spring

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 10:43 am.

When you think of spring in Eugene, you might think of heat, outdoor beer pong and sunny expeditions to the river. Yet for thousands of music fans, spring also means concerts at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene’s biggest outdoor venue. With a capacity of 5,000, the Cuthbert attracts all manner of major acts — Die Antwoord, […]

Students of the Indian Subcontinent celebrate spring with Utsav Festival

By on Saturday, Apr. 19 at 1:30 pm.

We all have our rituals to welcome the arrival of spring. Besides buying new outfits, there are a number of customs that make the springtime festive. In particular, Easter is coming up this Sunday. However, if you are feeling inclined to celebrate in a somewhat louder and more colorful fashion, the UO Students of the […]

A calendar of events for Sexual Assault Week

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 5:03 pm.

Throughout the country, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At the University of Oregon, we recognize the week of April 18-25 as Sexual Assault Prevention week. Free events will be offered to students throughout the week — here’s a complete list. April 21-23, The Consent Pledge and Healthy Relationship Photo Project: The event […]

Reunited ’90s duo Mobb Deep graces WOW Hall April 19

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 1:50 pm.

It’s been 20 years since the ’90s peak of East Coast hip-hop, and nobody is celebrating like Mobb Deep. Following a 20th anniversary tour, a new album and a reissue of their legendary 1995 debut The Infamous, the Queensbridge duo behind such classics as “Shook Ones Pt. II” and “Hit It From the Back” are currently […]

Ever wish clothing only cost a dollar? Tomorrow’s your chance at Buffalo Exchange’s annual Dollar Day Sale

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 12:14 pm.

This year, Earth Day is on Tuesday, April 22, and if you are looking for a way to celebrate and also do a bit of cheap shopping, attending Buffalo Exchange’s annual Earth Day, Dollar Day Sale is for you. The sale is Saturday, April 19. Buffalo Exchange stores across the country are marking down select […]

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 […]

This is what happens when you listen to Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ while stoned

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 11:20 pm.

Getting stoned and listening to Pink Floyd’s 1973 opus Dark Side of the Moon is one of those classic rock clichés that is completely acceptable. It’s basically a musical rite of passage. In high school, my friends and I did the ritual a handful of times and with each listen came a stronger appreciation and […]

Berg: Altered states transform ordinary games into memorable highs

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 6:41 pm.

Gaming and marijuana have been partners in crime ever since an N64 with Goldeneye graced a college dorm room. There’s just something about an the altered state that can transform the stupid into the hysterical, the mundane into the tranquil, the heady and unintelligible into the deep and soul-affirming. But not every game is the […]