Topic: Oregon

Oregon minimum wage workers get 15-cent boost in 2015 to $9.25 per hour

By on Thursday, Sep. 18 at 5:48 pm.

The Oregon Board of Labor and Industry announced on Wednesday that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour starting on Jan. 1. That puts Oregon $2 above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 and 7 cents below Washington, the state with the highest minimum wage. The announcement comes at a time when […]


Gameday: Here’ s how Oregon and Wyoming Stackup

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:13 pm.

It seems like a tough act to follow, but ask anyone from players to coaches about the turnover from a top-ten matchup to a game against Wyoming and the same answer resonates. No disrespect toward Wyoming, but the national exposure following this game won’t quite be comparable. Nevertheless, Oregon will conclude its non-conference schedule Saturday […]


Gameday: Eugene natives don Oregon colors and inspire a community

By on Thursday, Sep. 11 at 12:30 pm.

As Taylor Alie took a knee to seal Sheldon High School’s 13-6 victory in the 2012 state championship game, one chapter of his life was ending while the next was just about to begin. Fast forward 21 months and Alie is currently in the middle of that next chapter, playing at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, while donning the green […]


Twitter takes on College GameDay

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 10:06 am.

ESPN’s College GameDay was in full effect this morning in Eugene, Oregon for the top 10 non-conference matchup between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State. From Lee Corso donning the customized Duck mascot head to Kirk Herbstreit picking the underdog Spartans, here are the highlights and reactions from the Twitter world. And yes, […]


GameDay Roundtable: Opinions and predictions leading up to Michigan State-Oregon

By on Wednesday, Sep. 3 at 11:23 pm.

With plenty more to discuss about the Michigan State-Oregon game this Saturday, staff reporter Ryan Kostecka, Associate Sports Editor Hayden Kim and Sports Editor Justin Wise answered a roundtable of questions, giving their thoughts and predictions leading up to the highest ranked non-conference matchup of the year.  Who or what will be the difference in whether Michigan […]


GameDay: A clash of opposites, Michigan State’s physicality meets Oregon’s speed

By on Friday, Sep. 5 at 9:46 am.

When No. 7 Michigan State lines up against No. 3 Oregon on Saturday, it’ll be a clash of opposites. Oregon’s cutting edge spread contrary to Michigan State’s traditional pro style offense. The Spartans’ 4-3 based quarters defense as opposed to the Ducks’ 3-4. It’ll feature speed against size, up-tempo versus clock management and a non-conference matchup […]


Q&A: Mark Dantonio and his brand of physicality clashes with Oregon’s cutting edge offense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 3 at 4:04 pm.

Since Mark Dantonio inherited the role as head coach of the Michigan State football team in 2007, the program has enjoyed its most successful era in the school’s history. Since 2007, Dantonio’s team has gone from a team that former Michigan running back Mike Hart called the Wolverines’ little brother to three seasons of 11 […]


Oregon soccer wins 1-0 thanks to late goal from Kristen Parr

By on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3:49 pm.

Oregon women’s soccer concluded their participation in the Nike Tournament Sunday afternoon as they faced off against Loyola Marymount at Papé Field. In a close contest through most of the game, it was a late goal from Oregon junior forward Kristen Parr that broke the tie and gave the Ducks a 1-0 victory over the […]


Oregon volleyball rallies from early deficit to beat Illinois State in five

By on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3:10 pm.

Oregon volleyball remains undefeated this season, winning the final game of the Oregon Invitational against Illinois State 3-2, within the friendly confines of Mathew Knight Arena on Saturday afternoon. In a series that came down to the wire, Oregon (3-0) was able to claim the victory in the fifth set despite stumbling early. Oregon found […]


Report: Oregon Five-Star commit Taj Griffin out for season

By on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4:19 pm.

Taj Griffin, the number one all-purpose running back and five-star Oregon commit, is out for the remainder of his senior season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL Monday, according to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The McEachern High School star hurt himself while trying to make a tackle on special teams Saturday during […]


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 […]


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 […]


Police reports shed light on why four Ethiopian athletes fled World Junior championships

By on Monday, Aug. 4 at 2:56 pm.

Ethiopian runner Dureti Edao approached her coaches on July 25, requesting access to her passport. Edao, who was competing at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene that week, signed a contract with Adidas earlier that day and needed a copy of her passport to finalize the agreement, according to a University of […]


Ashlee Moore heads into 800 meter heptathlon finale in seventh place

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 3:47 pm.

Ranking seventh in personal bests among the Group A competitors at 39.61 meters, Ashlee Moore was merely looking to stay relevant heading into the 800 meter heptathlon finale. Moore, who dropped to seventh overall, finished eighth in the heptathlon javelin throw with a 39.95 meter finish. Her personal best heading into the IAAF World Junior Championships was […]


Ashlee Moore jumps up the leaderboards after winning heptathlon long jump

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 1:12 pm.

Ashlee Moore didn’t finish out day one in strong fashion. Ranking 11th heading into the heptathlon long jump, Moore faced an uphill battle to get back into the mix. She conquered that challenge however, in her first event on day two. Moore not only won the heptathlon long jump against strong head winds, but she also recorded […]


Max’s Tavern named “best bar in the world” by Bar and Restaurant Magazine

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 7:24 pm.

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening admitted in 2012 that Springfield, Oregon is the “true home” of the Simpsons. This week, Max’s Tavern in Eugene has been named the “best bar in the world” by Bar and Restaurant Magazine, partially due to its correlation with Moe’s Tavern from The Simpsons. Max’s is located at 550 E. 13th in the Thompson-Roach Building, which […]