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 Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:15 pm.

Last year’s Campus Block Party was a resounding hit, an all-day showcase for Eugene music and art that a few too-rowdy revelers couldn’t upset. Now, the team that got that festival off the ground is back with a new event: the UO Campus Oktoberfest, an homage to the Bavarian fall festival featuring DJs, bands, comedy, German […]

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 […]

Scary fun with Second-Hand Zombies: The Salvaged Costume Show

By on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8:01 pm.

With Halloween right around the corner, everyone is trying to figure out their costumes. This year, if you’re on a budget, but still want to look great, snag some inspiration from the models at the Second-Hand Zombies: The Salvaged Costume Show this Wednesday (October 22) in the EMU ballroom. This event will be showcasing the […]

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts celebrates 100 years

By on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4:52 pm.

Hundred of staff, students and alumni were at Lawrence Hall on Friday to celebrate the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts’ centennial anniversary. This grand day could have only been celebrated one way: with lunch and cake. Wilson W. Smith III, an alum and a designer at Nike, described his emotions as “coming […]

Lane County Halloween Festival raises money for local charities

By on Friday, Oct. 17 at 4:59 pm.

For almost a year now, Johnny Maxx has been planning the first Lane County Halloween Festival, and in the final two weekends of October, his vision will become a reality. Inspired by work he did with disabled children in China, and in Eugene at the Adaptive Recreation Center, Maxx realized that, “I gotta do something for […]

Four unlikely Star Wars spinoffs

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 10:05 pm.

Like most people raised within the past forty years or so, I have developed an unhealthy, never-ending relationship with Star Wars. The bravery of Luke, the kind wisdom of old Ben Kenobi, the weeping broodiness of young Anakin – Star Wars provided me with the characters and stories that defined my childhood. It is a […]

Which of Your Favorite TV Characters Should You Be for Halloween?

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 11:27 pm.

This far into October, you’ve probably already read dozens of BuzzFeed articles, made Pinterest boards and Googled images for Halloween costume ideas, so be ready to add this list to your agenda. Here are some descriptions and photo examples to get your creative gears spinning. American Horror Story — Depending on which season’s your favorite, some […]

Easy on the belly, easier on the budget: Five meals under $15

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:23 am.

Thinking of meals to make while strapped for funds can be difficult for any college student. Today is the day we can collectively end the Top Ramen breakfasts and the instant oatmeal dinners – instead, here are some awesome meal ideas that all under $15: Pasta Primavera 8 ounces extra-firm tofu – $3 1 pound pasta (I used pipe […]

The generation that is less likely to be married

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 11:57 am.

Read up on Milennials and you’ll learn a few things: We’re lazy, over-confident and coddled, according to TIME. We’re going to have a hard time finding work out of college. We’re tech obsessed, TV obsessed. We are the first generation to have the majority of its members support same-sex marriage and the most racially diverse. […]