Coffee on campus and around Eugene

By on Monday, Sep. 22 at 1:05 am.

College students are essentially machines for turning coffee into homework and term papers. Luckily, there are as many different places to buy coffee in Eugene as there are different flavors for your latte. Here are the best options near campus, besides Starbucks. All drink prices are for the 16 ounce size. On-campus coffee shops: Lillis Cafe (1st […]

Get lost in Eugene’s downtown ‘Barmuda Triangle’

By on Monday, Sep. 22 at 12:53 am.

For seasoned Eugenians, the downtown bar scene is synonymous with its namesake: The Barmuda Triangle. It’s a relatively small area that’s easy to get lost in and you’ll likely lose part of your evening as well. The guide below should help you navigate the infamous area without trepidation. Jameson’s Bar The groovy ’70s flow that […]

You’ll be sick of these songs by the end of fall term

By on Monday, Sep. 22 at 12:55 am.

Pop music thrives in the summer. Better weather and more free time means more parties, and more parties means more bangers. But once the leaves begin to fall and the grindstone starts turning once again, only the songs of the summer will remain, incongruously bouncing around our heads and thwarting our attempts to shake our […]

Bromfield: SHXCXCHCXSH revives witch-house aesthetics for actual house music

By on Friday, Sep. 19 at 1:47 pm.

SHXCXCHCXSH didn’t exactly make it easy for themselves — just look at their name. Yet this isn’t the first time we’ve seen unpronounceable names in electronic music. The witch house movement of the early ’10s was full of vowelless or symbol-filed monikers, from (///▲▲▲\\\) to †‡†.  Those acts adopted a similarly dark image to SHXCXCHCXSH, and […]

June: Consuming the Great Wolf Lodge

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 3:00 pm.

The Great Wolf Lodge is a prime symbol of conspicuous conservation and Disneyfication, hidden under the slick guise of America’s favorite family water park. But the slides are awesome. The Great Wolf Lodge is located in Grand Mound, Washington, a 3000-population Census Designated Place near Centralia. To get there, you take an unmarked exit off of I-5 and […]

Berg: These are the best and worst films of summer 2014

By on Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 2:32 pm.

The summer of 2014 has been an interesting time to be a fan of blockbuster cinema. With most of the year’s biggest films either pushed into November (Interstellar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) or delayed into 2015 (Fast & Furious 7, Jurassic World) it has been an uncharacteristically tepid season. But in a year without an Avengers-sized super […]

Q&A: Atmosphere’s Slug on the “North of Hell Tour” and their music

By on Friday, Sep. 5 at 6:41 pm.

Since forming a quarter of a century ago, Atmosphere has remained one of underground hip hop’s most revered and restless creative juggernauts. They’re a band marked by continual growth, from their hard-hitting ’90s work to the more introspective songs they’re known for today. Though they hail from Minneapolis, they’re regulars in the Northwest, and they’ll […]

Eyebrow threading is a good alternative to plucking and waxing

By on Friday, Aug. 22 at 1:01 pm.

Pluck here. Wax there. Eyebrow grooming can be annoying. Perhaps getting your eyebrows done by thread might be a better substitute. Threading is an ancient hair removal method that originated in Persia but is also used in other Middle Eastern countries. According to Silk & Stone, a spa in SE Portland, this technique involves 100 […]

Review: Rebelution, Iration, The Green and Stick Figure share island vibrations at the Cuthbert

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 12:21 pm.

Sunday night, reggae bands Stick Figure, The Green, Iration and Rebelution played at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre, sharing some kickback island vibrations with Eugenians. Stick Figure was the opening act for the reggae night. Stick Figure filled the atmosphere with fun, summer loving beats as people started spilling into the amphitheater. Keyboard Player Kevin Bong’s long, […]

Recap: Portland’s own MusicFestNW offers an intimate festival experience

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9:08 am.

This past weekend, Portland’s own MusicFestNW took place in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, featuring two days of music, art and food. The most important thing to understand about MusicFestNW is that it is very different from other big name music festivals today. Unlike Sasquatch! Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands, MusicFestNW manages to be […]

Fetishization of women of color impacts media and society

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:10 pm.

There’s a thin line between having a preference and fetishizing in the dating world — women of color know this all too well. Fetishization is the process where certain physical traits of women of color become objectified and hyper-sexualized to fit the dominant stereotypes. Some stereotypes include being submissive, sexually inhibited and sexually available. Women […]

Q&A: Anthony Hickerson becomes a staple around campus with his freestyling poetry

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:33 pm.

Standing across the street from Georgia State University, Anthony Hickerson was hungry. His poems weren’t selling and he needed an uplifting sign. Then, an elderly woman approached him and the two engaged in conversation. She noticed his poems and referenced a scene from the 1995 film Before Sunrise. In the scene, a homeless poet tells […]

Rebelution to rasta-fy the Cuthbert on August 17

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:37 pm.

Rebelution proves that, contrary to what your mom thinks, your college cover band can become commercially successful. The five-piece reggae rock band recently released its fourth studio album Count me in, which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart and took the top spot on the Reggae Album chart. Rebelution is currently on the […]

Photos: Eugene celebrates 8th annual Whiteaker Block Party

By on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 7:54 pm.

The sun was shining bright all day long as residents of Eugene came out to play at the 8th annual Whiteaker Block Party in Eugene, Oregon. The entire event was organized and held by volunteers and residents of the neighborhood. There were four stages filled with promising bands from the Willamette Valley music scene, food carts, booths […]