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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: New hosts, same drink

Welcome to Horchata Squad 2.0, an official Emerald opinion section podcast with hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso. The new additions to the show include some illuminating momentos from outside the booth and a shoutout to femmes of color within the University of Oregon community. The first topic this season is …

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Lovely: The state of immigration

On January 30, 2018, President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Immigration was something I was eager to hear about because of the controversy over Trump’s proposed solutions, especially involving immigration reform. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. The Diversity Visa Lottery system The …

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Spaeth: The Catalan Valentine’s Day, Sant Jordi

Every year as the winter holidays come to a close, the general public collectively cringes as Valentine’s Day approaches. The Hallmark holiday is criticized for being superficial and ‘extra.’ It has become not the holiday of love, but the day of forgotten gifts and forever alone memes.  Not exactly what …

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Yanez: An inside look at conservative feminism

What comes to mind when you think of feminism? One might think of the Women’s March or the #MeToo movement. Another might think of fighting against the gender wage gap or for paid parental leave. What comes to mind when you think about conservatism? While I’m sure there’s a lot …

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Griggs: What is self-care and how do you do it?

Indulging in “self-care” is a reasonable response to both the current political climate and the increased risk for mental health issues that many millennials face. Self-care isn’t just a millennial obsession, of course; in Audre Lorde’s 1988 book of essays, “A Burst of Light,” she writes that “caring for myself …

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Colussi: What is causing America’s gun problem?

On January 23, 2018 in Kentucky, America had its 11th school shooting of the year. Two 15-year-old students were killed and 18 more were injured. The day before that, a pickup truck pulled up to a school in New Orleans and fired into a crowd of students; thankfully only one …

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Charles: Jewish and Muslim community members work to bridge cultural gaps

Last Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Oregon Hillel Foundation and the Muslim Student Association held a joint dialogue panel about Judaism and Islam. The panel is called Manzil Midrash and has been a recurring event for the last couple of years. The topic on Tuesday was about important figures in history …

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Trinidad: Bring Uber back to Eugene

It is difficult to remember life before Uber. During my summer in D.C., it was a godsend. It saved me from constant subway delays and closures, public transit deserts, monsoon rains and late-night excursions. It became something I could not imagine living without. Then I returned to Eugene. Since 2015, …

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Spaeth: Nassar abused over 265 women. Why didn’t we catch him sooner?

The atrocity of sexual misconduct in national sports organizations goes beyond Larry Nassar, a recently convicted serial child molester who was part of the USA Gymnastics organization. Nassar and others involved are currently under fire, but we have only skimmed the surface of the rot that is defined as the …

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Vernon Adams Must Get Up to Speed If Oregon’s to Stay in Playoff Contention

When Vernon Adams arrived at Oregon last month, one of the biggest questions surrounding his move from FCS program Eastern Washington involved how quickly he could pick up the Ducks’ fast-paced scheme.
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