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 […]

Harvey: The full potential of hemp has yet to be unleashed

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 2:02 pm.

It’s not uncommon to find products at your local market made with hemp. Yes, hemp cereal and hemp lotion are actually made with cannabis. But don’t get too excited because this type of cannabis won’t get you high. Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same species, cannabis sativa. Marijuana is the variety of […]

More than smoke: Edibles offer a different marijuana experience

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 2:03 pm.

Countless medical marijuana prescribers have sought benefits through edible marijuana. Whether or not they’ve bought the baked goods through dispensaries themselves or simply bought the quantities necessary to make a homemade batch of marijuana-infused butter or oil, the effects of edibles are ideal for some. What seems to be most attractive about the marijuana edible […]

Bazzaz: Use your electronic courage for good, not for evil

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 5:33 pm.

The first time I witnessed a cyber-brawl was in eighth grade, during MySpace’s demise. A girl at my school posted a “bulletin” (which were essentially discussion boards) saying that true love isn’t found in junior high. Upon viewing it, I realized online discussions were held to completely different standards. I refreshed the page until I […]

UO School of Music and Dance hosts charity concert for Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 3:19 pm.

It’s acknowledged that music offers benefits for both listeners and performers, but senior Alexandra Larsen is taking those benefits to another level. On Friday night, the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance will host a charity concert to raise funds for Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital in Portland. When the music major began planning out […]

Greek Games hope to bring Fraternity and Sorority Life community together

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 6:08 pm.

Fresh off the plane from San Diego, Cameron Parker took in an abundance of information during his weekend at a leadership conference with his fellow Fraternity and Sorority Life board members. A junior in Alpha Epsilon Pi and the vice president of community programming for Interfraternity Council, the weekend left Parker with a new outlook […]

Cinematheque Cinema Scholars Club holds weekly free film screenings

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 10:30 pm.

Thursday night, the Cinematheque Cinema Scholars Club screened The Five Obstructions, an experimental Dutch film as part of a weekly film event collaboration between the Departments of Cinema Studies and Romance Languages. In a time when a movie ticket is upwards of $11 and even a Netflix subscription costs $8 a month, free film screenings […]

Vinyl profile: The Campbell Club’s collection is dazzlingly diverse and open to all residents

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 12:16 pm.

The Campbell Club is well-known for its live shows. Yet to its residents and anyone who’s been lucky enough to spend some time in its pool room, it’s also a haven for recorded music. The co-op has an ample vinyl collection that spans a diverse array of genres, artists and time periods. Classical music written […]

Recap: MTV Movie Awards appeals to younger fans

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 1:53 pm.

Perhaps growing older means you stop understanding things like the MTV Movie Awards. The 22nd MTV Movie Awards featured Conan O’Brien in a space suit and a strange apocalypse theme. The opening video probably offended somebody, showing meteors smashing into large cities. In his opening monologue, O’Brien called them the “Satanic Cult” awards. O’Brien, who is […]

Vietnamese Student Association celebrates 2014 culture night

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 8:45 pm.

Ask co-director Nhi Dao what she thinks the Vietnamese Student Association contributes to the University of Oregon, and she’ll have a very personal answer. “There are times I feel I need a home, a place to be myself, and the VSA provides an environment where members can embrace their roots and develop their own cultural […]

Oregon Hillel offers Passover Seders to Jewish and non-Jewish students

By on Sunday, Apr. 13 at 8:27 pm.

“Why is tonight different from all other nights?” If you were raised Jewish, you know the answer to this line, which is recited by the youngest person at the table during holiday meals. If you’re not, April 14 is different because sundown marks the beginning of Passover this year. Oregon Hillel and the UO Jewish […]