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the emerald 2012-2013

things you don’t know

things you should know

things in this magazine

california in eugene p.16

Glossary: terms every UO student should know. p.34

study spots: for when Knight Library is full. p.42

fight the freshman 15. p.28

under 21? Here are places to go. p.38

Campus map: Know where you’re going. p.24

Phil Knight’s influence on campus. p.33

You Are A Duck Now (congrats).


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To do: Befriend the RA. Avoid a roommate that sucks. Be nice to the custodians. Grub. Repeat.

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Insider’s guide How to get fit, where to hike, how the ASUO spends your $550 in fees each year and where to eat at 2 a.m.

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Get up to speed with Oregon’s lightning-fast team. And remember, it never rains at Autzen.

Uncle Phil

Phil’s bills have financed the finest facilities on campus. If you run into him at a game, don’t forget to thank him.

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Californication

Top 5 guide

Welcome to the University of California, Eugene, where we sport tank tops and flat billed caps in the winter.

How to have fun without breaking the bank — or the law. Here’s the best of 13th Street and beyond.

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Editor-in-chief x325 Andy Rossback, 2012-13 Managing editor x324 McKenna Brown Design editor x326 Griffin Funk Special sections editor Rebecca Sedlak

Special sections reporters Angela Allison Diana Higgins Robbie Parness Lauren Prater Alisha Roemeling Opinion editor Franklin Bains

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Photo editors x327 Michael Ciaglo Alex McDougall Photographers Kathryn Boyd-Bastone Tess Freeman Sarah Lebeck Mason Trinca

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ADVERTISING Director x303 Brittney Reynolds Representatives Alyssa Adkisson Jamie Barclift Kawika Bernal Daniel Bonner Mary Duke Kat Koury Sydney Madge Conor Stott Sam Uyeki Creative services Michele Ross Tara Sloan

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Bad food. Small rooms. New peeps. So it begins.

Top Ramen is an essential food source for college students. It’s inexpensive and frees up cash for other essentials.

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Seriously, no one wants hang out with you in your crib if it smells like burrito leftovers or they can’t walk through the room without tripping over your laundry. Put together a chill song list or just something you really enjoy and let it play on low volume if you’re just relaxing in your room. A little background music during the day with the door open sets a nice vibe for the hall and draws people in to talk.

• socializing in the hall Keep your door open and make time to meet your neighbors! It may be nerve-wracking to meet so many new people in the first few weeks of college, but it pays off later. The folks you hang out with at the beginning may be distant acquaintances by the end of the term, while that kid you chatted up at Carson can become one of your closest friends.

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Your Resident Assistant or RA is another student who lives in the hall, and it is their job as a student employee of Housing to help you and your hallmates develop into a tight-knit community. The RA puts on programs and works to make everyone feel welcome and respected. Part of the RA job is to enforce Housing policies like quiet hours and document contract violations, but the RA is not out to catch you. They are a student like you and probably the RA job is helping them pay for college. Be nice to the custodial workers. Seriously. They take care of the bathrooms, wash the showers and make the hall a nice place to live. Do not call them the janitor or “cleaning person.” This is disrespectful. The custodians do an important job and they do it well.

Get out there and explore! Now is the time to start discovering campus, participate in student organizations and go to everything and anything that strikes your interest. Intramural sports — they are numerous, diverse and fun. Find one or two you like and try them out. It’s a great way to meet people, blow off steam and develop new hobbies. The Residence Hall Association or RHA is the student government for residents at the University. It represents residents, sponsors campus events and works with UO Housing to build community in the residence halls. If you are interested in getting involved on campus, helping out in the community or being hired as a Resident Assistant or Fig Assistant next year, you should

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You will probably never be around this many people your age again. Take advantage. Continued from 8

Seriously, no one wants hang out with you in your crib if it smells like burrito leftovers or they can’t walk through the room without tripping over your laundry. Put together a chill song list or just something you really enjoy and let it play on low volume if you’re just relaxing in your room. A little background music during the day with the door open sets a nice vibe for the hall and draws people in to talk.

• socializing in the hall Keep your door open and make time to meet your neighbors! It may be nerve-wracking to meet so many new people in the first few weeks of college, but it pays off later. The folks you hang out with at the beginning may be distant acquaintances by the end of the term, while that kid you chatted up at Carson can become one of your closest friends.

• say hi to your ra! Your Resident Assistant or RA is another student who lives in the hall, and it is their job as a student employee of Housing to help you and your hallmates develop into a tight-knit community. The RA puts on programs and works to make everyone feel welcome and respected. Part of the RA job is to enforce Housing policies like quiet hours and

document contract violations, but the RA is not out to catch you. They are a student like you and probably the RA job is helping them pay for college. Be nice to the custodial workers. Seriously. They take care of the bathrooms, wash the showers and make the hall a nice place to live. Do not call them the janitor or “cleaning person.” This is disrespectful. The custodians do an important job and they do it well.

• try out something new! Get out there and explore! Now is the time to start discovering campus, participate in student organizations and go to everything and anything that strikes your interest. Intramural sports — they are numerous, diverse and fun. Find one or two you like and try them out. It’s a great way to meet people, blow off steam and develop new hobbies. The Residence Hall Association or RHA is the student government for residents at the University. It represents residents, sponsors campus events and works with UO Housing to build community in the residence halls. If you are interested in getting involved on campus, helping out in the community or being hired as a Resident Assistant or Fig Assistant next year, you should check it out.

• campus dining

Don’t eat at the same place every day. Food in the residence halls will get monotonous sooner than you think, so make your diet as varied as possible. Check out the campus dining venues online on the UO Housing website. Here you can see open hours, menus and health information. Watch your points! Many people have difficulty getting used to using the point system at campus dining. Every time you buy something with points, you can ask how much the item cost and how many points you have left. Pay attention and you’ll understand the system in no time.

• studying for success Avoid studying in your room. Some students like to do their homework in the hall, but this leaves you vulnerable to all sorts of distractions. Enjoy social time and do some light homework in the halls, but for serious studying go somewhere else like one of the many libraries on campus. Find study buddies that live nearby. You and your hall-mates likely share some of the same classes. This is an opportunity to get to know each other and stay on top of the class. Get some academic advice from your RA or FA. They probably have a handle on their academics and can give you tips and advice for your classes, not to mention helping with registration. dpaulson@dailyemerald.com

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“If you think these Ducks are good, you should’ve seen…” Don’t listen to them. There’s never been a better time to be at Autzen Stadium. So, enjoy it, and don’t ever take it for granted. I remember my first game watching my Oregon Ducks. The team, led by Jeremiah Masoli and LeGarrette Blount, traveled up

to Idaho and got figuratively punched in the mouth by Boise State — before Blount did some literal punching of his own. After all the preseason hype and the “Sports Illustrated” covers, I was devastated. Your first game as a student is against the Continued 15

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Dear shiny, new Duck fan. • First of all, congratulations are in order. They aren’t just the Oregon Ducks anymore. They’re your Oregon Ducks, and your timing couldn’t be better. • Oh, I’m certain you’ll hear alumni or upperclassmen say it at some point during your collegiate career:

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Really loud.


There’s never been a better time to be at Autzen Stadium. So, enjoy it, and don’t ever take it for granted.

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Arkansas State Red Wolves. I don’t expect you to be similarly disappointed. But as I trade in my spot in the bleachers for a cushy press box seat next year, I would like to pass along some game day advice you probably won’t find in your student ticketing brochure. Three years of screaming myself hoarse in the student section has taught me a little about what the athletic department doesn’t care if you hear: how to never miss a game at Autzen.

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have Oregon stickers or say ‘Go Ducks,’” Houston said. She was surprised by the fact that only 18 percent of students are from California, joking that she often hears the University referred to as “University of California, Eugene.” Houston has worked in the Athletic Department since her freshman year. Her job entails doing public relations work for the football team, among other things. “It sucks getting attached to them as friends, and then they leave,” Houston said of the team members, while texting running back LaMichael James. “I don’t see them as celebrities, I see them as people.” Planning to go into professional sports public relations after graduation, Houston loves that Oregon sports are so highly regarded. But sports are not the only thing Oregon has to offer Southern California residents. Michael Steinkirchner of Huntington Beach, Calif., has never been to an Oregon sports game but appreciates Eugene all the same. For him, Eugene’s music scene was one of the big draws. A musician himself, the journalism junior plays instruments whenever he can, as well as being a cohost and DJ for the campus radio station, KWVA. “It kind of fit into the mental picture I always Continued 18

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“I came here because I wanted to get out of the busy city,” said Los Angeles-raised Sammy Mortimer, a junior studying early childhood education. “Now I want to stay here, and my whole family doesn’t get it.” Mortimer applied to 10 schools, only four of which were in her home state. She visited several but said Oregon had the best vibe, even though her visit here consisted of cold weather and pouring rain. She said the smiling, nice people were such a contrast to the impatient honking she encountered the minute she got back to LA. “I came here thinking I’d be one of the very few from California or Southern California,” Mortimer said. However, she remembers that at her IntroDUCKtion, half of the students in her group were from California. She gives some credit for this trend to the “hoorah attitude” that she shares with many other people about the Ducks sports teams. She said that she noticed as soon as the football team picked up, many people she knew from home were applying to Oregon. Bergen Houston, a junior majoring in business and minoring in communications, noticed this inclination also. The San Diego girl said that for her, sports were a big draw to Oregon, as well as the opportunity to try living somewhere new and different. “There are a lot of people in San Diego that

It’s not exactly a continental shift, but the migration from Southern California has shaped the University’s culture. Some refer to it as the “University of California, Eugene” — and we love it.

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If you have noticed a heck of a lot of Southern Californians around campus, you are not alone. In fact, according to the Office of the Registrar, more than 18 percent of the student population at the University of Oregon is Californian, and clearly a lot of those students are from what many so fondly refer to as “So Cal.” What is not so clear is why they leave their sunny hometowns to come to Eugene, Ore., for the next four years of their lives.


“I was told true Oregonians don’t use umbrellas.”

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had about college,” Steinkirchner said of the University. He said the people were awesome when he visited, and Track Town Pizza had him sold. One thing many out-of-state students notice about Oregon is the rain. However, the weather in Eugene doesn’t bother everyone. Steinkirchner said when it rains in Southern California, it is just an ugly “concrete jungle.” In Eugene he said the rain highlights the surrounding trees, mountains and other enjoyable scenery. Mortimer and Houston both wanted something completely different from their hometowns, and Eugene’s rainy weather provides that. Mortimer embraces it fully by not even owning an umbrella. “I was told true Oregonians don’t use umbrellas, and I was told not to use one or I would look like I was not from Oregon,” she said. While Mortimer is glad she became a Duck, one aspect of Oregon that proved disappointing was the beach. “I was so upset,” Mortimer said, who is used to the waves and sunshine of Southern

California and instead was greeted at the Oregon coast with flat water and freezing rain. Steinkirchner, however, found the silver lining to Oregon’s beaches by retracing the path of characters from a favorite childhood movie, “The Goonies,” which takes place in Astoria, Ore. The University’s academic programs were also a pull factor for some Californian students. Steinkirchner, who entered the School of Journalism and Communication, and Mortimer, who is in the College of Education, both were impressed by what Oregon could offer them in their chosen majors. After three years of Eugene living, Oregon has made quite an impression on the So Cal students. Houston has noticed the abundance of hippies in the area, while Steinkirchner likes the general laid-back attitude. Mortimer now considers herself an Oregonian from California, rather than a Californian living in Oregon. She said sometimes in L.A. she forgets there is sales tax, and when the clerk reminds her, she replies with, “Oh, I’m from Oregon.” •

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If you think these Ducks are good, you should’ve seen LaMichael James. Those were games worth sneaking into. TM Continued from 15

are held by season-ticket holders (who, I’ll add, pay far more for their seats than students). Add to that Oregon’s soaring enrollment and the football team’s sudden habit of playing in bowl games, and incoming students are going to have a harder time than ever of scoring a ticket. Patience and a strong Internet connection are required (I recommend venturing beyond the dorms to an on-campus computer lab). But what happens when that doesn’t work? Returned tickets are distributed the Thursday before the game, but those are even harder to get. They aren’t as wholesome or ethical, but other ways to get into the stadium exist. And at 10 a.m. on game day, when you’re trying to sell your soul for a seat, they’re worth considering. The first is ticket scalping. Oregon lacks antiscalping laws, and the shady guys outside Autzen always have tickets and always want to deal. Just be wary: Buy before kickoff, and you’re sure to get swindled, because that’s when demand is highest. Wait until the middle of the first quarter, though, and the scalpers start to sweat. Haggle with the right guy, and in you go. Make sure you see the tickets before you dole at the cash, though.

Counterfeit tickets are a legitimate danger. If that doesn’t work and you’re still on the outside looking in, last-resort measures can be considered. Let me be clear: Sneaking into Autzen is illegal. The stadium is University property, and without proper credentials, you’re trespassing. Punishments range from getting ejected and having your ticket account frozen to getting arrested. It’s not for the faint of heart. But Autzen isn’t Fort Knox. Especially on Saturdays, everyone working the game has his or her own priorities. Many won’t even question a quiet, unassuming (read: sober) student who walks and talks confidently. Striding through the front gate isn’t a possibility here, so you’re going to have to find other ways in, but speaking from experience, it’s absolutely doable (hey, even though I’m retiring from the game this year, I still have to let you figure some things out for yourself). Once you’re in the stadium, sneaking into the student section is nothing. Some students try to replicate the hand stamps security will give to those with student IDs, but I suggest walking down past security and doubling back to the section once you’re in the bleachers. In a crowd of green-and-yellow intoxicated 20-year-olds, you’ll blend right in.

Finally, it sounds obvious, but be polite. If you’re caught, you’re caught. Security deals with enough rowdy, rude students that kindness can go a long way. Just don’t tell them I sent you. Enjoy the game. Yell ‘O.’ And yes, I know what I said earlier, but if you think these Ducks are good, you should’ve seen LaMichael James. Those were games worth sneaking into. You didn’t hear it from me, Matt Walks mwalks@dailyemerald.com

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OUTDOOR PROGRAM Itching for adventure?

RESTAURANTS Hungry, meeting a friend, or want to catch the game in between classes? Visit one of the several food venues in the union including The Fishbowl Grill and The Buzz.

CLUB SPORTS Join a club team, including climbing, dance, disc golf, rugby, snowboarding, surfing, and many more. Don’t see what you want? Create your own!

The EMU hosts dozens of students orgs from LGBTQA and the Black Student Union to MEChA and the Coalition Against Environmental Racism. Come find your passion.

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The largest library on campus. An awesome place to study, until it’s inundated with students during Dead Week.

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The biggest lecture hall on campus. As a freshman, you will almost certainly have class here.

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Insider’s guide

After reading this guide, you will know: where to work out, who actually runs the University, what a Dough Co. is (and, ugh, blackboard and duckweb), where the hell the library is, how many people go to school here, WTF ASUO is & when finals are.

Here’s what you should know:

UO Alert! Be the first to know. The UO Alert! emergency text notification system will disseminate official information to participating students, faculty and staff upon official confirmation of emergencies or crisis situations. UO Alert! delivers messages to participating individual's text-message-enabled cell phones. Instructions to register for UO Alert! • • • •

Login to DuckWeb Select the "Personal Information" menu Select the "Update Emergency Alert Phone" link Enter your cell phone number, including area code, and then hit "Submit"

For more informaton on UO Alert! see: http://em.uoregon.edu/info/notification-uoalert/

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Scrolling through facebook can get old, fast.

You are bored. Read this immediately. There are tons of ways to be active, both on and off campus. The Student Recreation Center is a great place for virtually every activity. Located on East 15th Avenue and University Street on campus, the rec center has activities ranging from tennis and basketball to swimming, running and yoga. You can take classes or just go to work out.

From relaxing activities to competitive sports, there is something for everyone. The recreation center is open from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. The University also has several outdoor tennis courts, turf and grass fields that are all extremely accessible for most of the day. Intramural sports are a really popular activity to partake in, and the University offers almost every sport. Whether you’re part of an organization, want to play with friends or are flying solo, you can play at almost any skill level with other students. Many sports also have multiple seasons with varying degrees of intensity depending on your level of expertise. For more information on intramural sports go to perec.uoregon.edu. One of the most popular hiking locations to go off of campus is Spencer Butte. Located just a few miles south of the University, the butte is the highest point in Eugene and has

a beautiful view, even on the cloudy days. Hiking is an extremely popular activity in Eugene, and Spencer Butte offers something for everyone. There are several different trails and ways to reach the top, one taking only 20 to 30 minutes, and a longer trail, which can take two or three hours. The main butte trail is only about a mile long, and though it’s uphill most people find it fun and manageable. Hendricks Park is another great location for myriad activities. Located within a short walking distance of the University campus, Hendricks Park is a beautiful city park full of hiking and running trails. Many of the trails have beautiful overlooks, and the park is full of plants, trees and green grass. It’s a perfect place for picnics, Frisbee, running, walking, reading and general enjoyment for all. Whether you are trying to work out or explore Eugene, there are plenty of options for recreation close to campus. •

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Student power in this way was actually mandatory, even if they funded groups with approved by a federal Supreme Court case in certain viewpoints if they enlivened the cam2001 (Southworth v. Board of Regents), whichTS 6.4.12 pus academic debate. This was put in place said that student activities fees could be with the precept that these fees are distributed

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in a viewpoint-neutral way — in other words, if such a group comes for funding, the student government’s decision has to be based on the service the group provides for campus and not on the viewpoint itself. That’s where the government comes in. Just like many representative democracies, the ASUO is made up of three parts: The executive, the legislative and the judicial. And, just as in our country, the legislative branch does a big part of the work with the $13 million that gets handed out each year. Breaking that down, there are four committees that delve out money under Senate’s authority: Programs Finance, Department Finance, Athletics and Contracts Finance and the EMU Board. The PFC meets with the 100-plus student clubs on campus that have ASUO funding and have hearings with them to learn the causes of increases or decreases. The DFC, ACFC and EMU Board do

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members vote on incidental (or Student Activities) fee increases, the budget goes through three levels above the Senate and the fee gets set from that. In theory, that’s it. In practice, the ASUO is diametrically split on how much money to give to public advocacy and how much to give to on-campus events. And beyond these debates over allocations of funds, there is a perennial question of how much of a voice to give to the local and state discourse. This is ultimately what makes participation in student government here cool, but also time-consuming. It is what the students

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the same with ASUO-funded departments, contracts and EMU services until they have a budget. Each of those budgets has to get Senate approval to create a final budget. If Senate approves it, it goes to the Executive (the ASUO President). If the president signs off on it, it goes to the University president and from there to the Oregon University System. And from that, the OUS sets the tuition and fees for the University. And if they break their rules, there’s a judicial branch in place to hear appeals. In all, that’s the simple answer of how the ASUO works: Its (elected and appointed)

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Oregon’s football team has enjoyed the perks from Uncle Phil for quite some time. Knight contributed the largest portion of the $90 million spent on renovating Autzen Stadium in 2002.

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Knight contributed to the construction costs of the William W. Knight Law Center, which was named for his father, in 1999.

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In 1996, Knight dedicated $15 million to the creation of endowed professor chairs and he challenged the University to find a matching donor for each chair.

s an Oregon native and track athlete, Knight graduated with a degree in business administration in 1959 with a passion for sports and business, the latter of which he continued pursuing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After spending a year in active duty and seven years in the Army Reserve, Knight eventually founded a business called Blue Ribbon Sports with track-coach-turned-businesspartner Bill Bowerman; the company later became Nike. Needless to say, the U.S.-based footwear distributor grew rapidly to become the global marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and equipment that dominates the industry today.

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The Cas Center, the football offices named after the long-time football coach and athletic director, is set to be expanded to a whopping 232,000 square feet.

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Lingo 101

• EMU Short for the Erb Memorial Union, the EMU is the large, multilevel building located at the center of campus on East 13th Avenue and University Street. It has places to eat, study, meet for group projects and just relax. It is also the home of many of the clubs and offices on campus.

• The Fishbowl

This is the website that most professors use to post grades, assignment information, discussion boards and class schedules for students to see. You access it through the uoregon.edu website, and it lists all the classes that a student is enrolled in. Learn to love this site because you will probably spend a lot of time on it!

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This is the site where you can access your student records, degree audits, and where you will register for classes each term. Basically any information about your academic history at the University can be found on Duckweb.

• Pioneer Cemetery Yes, the University has a cemetery on campus and it’s a little creepy, but it has been here for almost 150 years so it’s not going anywhere. Do not go into it at night; it’s dangerous and asking for trouble.

• “The Schnitz” Short for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “the Schnitz” is located on campus near the Knight Library. Though most people think museums can be boring, this one actually has a lot of cool and interesting exhibits. Plus, professors will often give extra credit for visiting and entrance is free for students.

• Columbia 150, PLC 180, Lillis 182 These are the three biggest lecture halls on campus and odds are that, as an undergrad, you will have a general education class in one, if not all,

The Student Recreation Center is a great place to get exercise. Between cardio rooms, weight rooms, yoga and cycling classes and courts for all kinds of sports it is a perfect place to stay in shape and meet new people. The Rec will also begin an expansion process soon, which will make the building so cool it will be impossible to gain the Freshmen 15.

• The Emerald The Oregon Daily Emerald is the campus newspaper written for the students, by the students. You will often see people handing them out or picking one up outside a classroom. Make sure to read it because the articles always relate to you as a student. And, you know, we’re the Emerald.

• Puddles/The Duck The cuddliest mascot in the nation — and he doesn’t even wear pants! Though his official name is “The Duck” most people still call our mascot Puddles. He is seen at every football and basketball game, but don’t be surprised to see him on campus from time to time either. He likes to have fun and dance, so don’t be shy!

Get connected with UO’s friendly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community!

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The Arab Student Union is devoted to shaping an active, aware, culturally competent, and socially responsible university and community. Through social and cultural events, we aim to abolish stereotypes associated with Arabs, and develop a close-knit community to provide a safe and comfortable environment for Arabs, Arab-Americans, and anyone interested in being an ally. We are an activist oriented, social justice student organization, and are quick to offer our support of Arab’s rights here and abroad, as well as those of our fellow Americans and residents, documented and not. We have weekly meetings Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Multicultural Center (lower level of the EMU just below Panda express). Let’s make 2012-13 a great year together!

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This is the area of the EMU that is located next to the food and where many students go to meet

with friends or groups for projects. It is most famous for its French fries and being the location that the food fight in “Animal House” was filmed.

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As a new student on the University of Oregon campus, you will realize that there are a lot of things people will refer to that you may not know about yet. Whether it be people, locations or simply phrases, there is a lot to learn for new Ducks in Eugene. In order to minimize the awkwardness you may experience by not knowing what a common campus term is, here are a few of the most-used items you may not know.

of these. In bigger classes like this it is easy to get distracted or to fall asleep, but it may come back to haunt you if you do.

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Cheap eats 1 Maple Garden

Maple Garden is one of the many nook restaurants behind Starbucks. Students typically know it as the one Chinese restaurant that displays most of their menu solely in Chinese. Talk about authentic. Besides lunch specials under $7, prices range from $7 to $12 depending on the type of food. Like most Chinese restaurants, the meals come with soup and vegetarian options are available.

2 Burrito Boy

If students are near campus and hungry after a long night of “socializing,” chances are they end up at Burrito Boy. Located on Franklin Boulevard, Burrito Boy’s business thrives at night because they offer cheap Mexican food and are open 24 hours a day. Burrito Boy has staple entrees like $3 bean and cheese burritos and as well as the more popular $5.25 burritos of varying types and meats.

3 Caspian

Caspian Mediterranean Restaurant is open until 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Right next to The Duck Store is an entire world of authentic Greek cuisine, complete with burgers, burritos, salads, Shawarma and their ever-popular gyros and falafel. Breakfasts can be as cheap as $3, though hearty meals can be bought for less than $6.

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If you don’t know what Dough Co. is, you haven’t lived in for Eugene for very long. It makes calzones and giant cookies — two things that taste as good as they are bad for you. Choices range from potato and bacon to spicy taco to eggplant. Each is $6.75 and batches of four cookies are $4 (like I said, they are giant). Also, Dough Co. delivers until 3 a.m. for an extra $2.

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From bones (chicken wings) to boneless and from burgers to sliders, no traditional backyard food is exempt from the menu. Prices range depending on your order. Combos generally average $7.95 but you can get six pieces of chicken wings for $5.50 as well. Its location on Franklin Boulevard makes a quick trip up to Hendricks Park even more convenient.

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We are poor and hungry college students, and restaurant owners know it. Though many inexpensive dining options are scattered around the campus area, five in particular stand out for being diverse, original and most importantly, cheap.


Under 21? Not to worry. There are plenty of fun things to do in Eugene while you’re still too young to get into the bars. From campus hot spots to nearby hangouts, we’ve got your late nights covered.

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1 The Break

Common Grounds Common Grounds is the hub for most freshmen late at night. From its delicious munchies (grilled cheese sandwiches, artichoke dip and smoothies — just to name a few) to its fun programming such as open mic or karaoke nights, Common Grounds provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for just about anyone. It’s a great environment to meet new people as well. Its hours are also perfect for a late-night snack — it’s open until 2 a.m. every night.

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Dorm Basement

The basement of your dorm can be an awesome place to hang out. It may not be the nicest area, but it provides a great common space. Most basements have couches and a big TV so this is an ideal spot to watch basketball games or your favorite show with your friends. Try arranging a movie night with your hall so you can get to know everyone who lives with you.

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Yogurt Extreme

If you’re bored and craving something different, you might want to check out Yogurt Extreme. This yogurt shop is located on East 13th Avenue, just past The Duck Store. Take the stairs up to the second floor and prepare to be amazed by the number of yogurt flavors — 14! — and toppings — nearly 100! Yogurt Extreme is open until midnight Thursday to Saturday and is open until 11 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday.

5 Putters

If you want to relive your childhood, Putters is the place to be. This mini-golf, laser-tag purveyor is located on Highway 99 and is only a 10-minute drive from campus. Putters offers a massive multi-level LazerTrek area arena, mini-golf, arcade games and pretty decent pizza. Mini-golf is also a great date option, especially if you want to keep it low-key. This place also has great deals such as two-for-one laser tag or mini-golf on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

1 Cafe Roma

Cafe Roma, located on East 13th Avenue near The Duck Store, is a campus favorite. With plenty of tables and room to study, Roma is a great place for homework, a date or your morning cup of joe. Cafe Roma has a large selection of drinks as well as pastries and other baked goods. Make sure you try out Roma; it’s insanely better than the Starbucks next door.

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Wandering Goat

Wandering Goat coffee company is located at 268 Madison Street in the Whiteaker neighborhood. The cafe, which is located about three miles from the University, has some of the best coffee around. It’s open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From glutenfree bagels to delicious lattes, make sure to check out Wandering Goat.

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Vero Espresso House

Located just a couple of blocks east of the University on East 14th Avenue is one of the best coffee houses in Eugene. You won’t be able to miss it: the old yellow Victorian house is welcoming and distinctive. And not only does the cafe have delicious coffee drinks (as well as other kinds of drinks), but it has a menu full of delicious food as well. With plenty of room to sit inside or out, Vero is a great place to study, chitchat, read or just enjoy.

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Allann Brothers Beanery

Allann Brothers is another good place to get your coffee fix. Located on 5th Avenue near plenty of other restaurants, Allann Bros. has a wide variety of drinks, food and places to sit. Within walking distance of the University, Allann Brothers is in a wonderful location for a Saturday of adventure (or a Wednesday night study session).

5 Barry’s Espresso Bakery and Deli

Barry’s has more than just coffee. Although its coffee is delicious, it is better known for its amazing food. Barry’s is on the corner of East 12th Avenue and Alder Street, and it is a great place to go between classes. Whether you want lunch or a good place to catch up on your readings, Barry’s offers both wonderful food and an atmosphere for students.

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The Break is a large pool hall located in the first floor of the EMU near The Buzz Coffeehouse. The Break is open until 10 p.m. every night and has eight full-sized pool tables. It has a casual atmosphere and is fun place if you’re looking for something cheap and convenient to do on a lazy weekend night. After 7 p.m., it’s only $5.40 an hour per table. The Break also lets you rent board games, has a TV and provides a unique study space.

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Oh, college. A time of exploration, learning, parties — and coffee. Lots of coffee. Whether you need a place to chill, somewhere to study for a midterm, or fuel to pull an all-nighter, Eugene has many cafes waiting with full pots of house coffee and expert baristas.


Dates can be tough, especially planning where to go. If you are looking to take that special someone off campus, here are our top five date spots to provide fun and romantic evenings at least partly away from the norms of University life.

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Glenwood is right off campus on Alder Street and offers unique dishes with the “flavor of Eugene.” Casual or fancy, your date can be what you want it to be at this versatile location, which offers everything from brunch to salads, burgers, pasta and more. The restaurant is cute, delicious and not too expensive for a great experience.

2 Fifth Street Market This block of unique stores and other venues sits at Pearl Street and East 5th Avenue. In the evening the whole complex is decorated with twinkle lights for a touch of romance. Several international cafes share an eating space inside to provide a variety of styles of food, so you and your date can take a break from window shopping and have a great meal together even if you have different tastes.

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3 Bijou Cinemas

This quirky theater on East 13th Avenue and Ferry Street shows old, independent and short films at an affordable price. Reinvented from an old funeral home, the theater plays films you can’t see anywhere else in town in a building with real charm. So grab a box of popcorn and enjoy the show with your special someone.

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This quaint restaurant on the corner of East 13th Avenue and Pearl Street puts a classy spin on pizza. If you are sick of the campus pizzerias and are willing to walk an extra few blocks, take your date to La Perla Pizzeria Napoletana and enjoy a beautifully crafted Italian pizza cooked to impress.

Prince Puckler’s

When it comes to dessert dates, a great alternative to one of the many frozen yogurt locations near campus is Prince Puckler’s Gourmet Ice Cream on Agate Street and East 19th Avenue. Just a short walk from the dorms, this ice cream shop boasts many unique and tasty flavors, and the park next door is a great place to hang out and eat your ice cream on a nice day.

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Study spots 1 John E. Jaqua Law Library

Located on the second floor of the Knight Law School across from Hayward Field, the law library is a terrific place to find a quiet spot to focus. There are areas to study throughout the library on both the second and third floors for non-law students. The Wi-Fi connection is great, and there is never a shortage of outlets. For freshmen in the dorms, the law library is close and a perfect place to get work done.

2 EMU Skylight

By heading up the ramps at the north end of the EMU (closest to 13th Avenue) you come to a large area with windows that provides a nice view of the heart of campus. This is a great place to study if you don’t want a ton of distractions but can still get work done with limited noise. There are a lot of tables and a few armchairs across the top level, and it’s easy to relax and focus.

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As the main library on campus, the Knight Library is tailored to give the majority of students a place to study. The main floor is covered with computers students can use, and it is a bit easier to talk with people there. The second floor has a large quiet area with plenty of comfy chairs and private work stations. Also, the librarians and research assistants at the library are a fantastic resource to take advantage of.

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One of the newest and coolest buildings on campus has a few prime study spots as well. It can be hard to find a quiet spot at times, but the tables by the windows that overlook the main atrium are a popular study space for students. There are also a few study rooms near the main staircase.

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Senior Laura Hinman was elected ASUO president in April 2012 and took office in May 2012. Hinman is the leader of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon which allocates funds from your Student Incidental Fee. If you would like to see a change in the way your tuition dollars are being spent, talk to Hinman. She is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and an English and political science major. Having worked with the ASUO Programs Finance Committee in the past, she excited to represent the ASUO as president for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Paul Shang has been the assistant vice president and dean of students since April 2009. He is responsible for the development and learning of students outside the classroom. Dr. Shang supervises a variety of student support services. You may hear from him when it comes to the ASUO, off-campus housing and University neighborhoods, and on-campus activities such as the annual Homecoming Parade. Dr. Shang also regularly meets with the Dean’s Council, which works to identify at-risk students and give them needed support. He has a broad background working with students, especially students of color, and he has extensive experience with student conduct, as well as student satisfaction and retention.

Rob Mullens is the director of intercollegiate athletics. He has held this position since July 2010. He deals with all things relating to the University’s participation with the NCAA and the Pac-12. Mullens is enthusiastic about Oregon’s athletic program and has been known to write inspiring and exciting letters about the Ducks’ progress, especially football. Mullens oversees the 15-sport department and deals with an $80 million budget. He has been able to advance the athletic department with dedication and passion. With University of Oregon football’s newfound fame, he has seamlessly dealt with the praise and the criticism in a respectful manner. specialsections@ dailyemerald.com

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Robin Holmes is the vice president for Student Affairs. Dr. Holmes leads the University’s efforts to ensure academic success for every student on campus. She works closely with student groups to ensure safety and equality. You may receive emails from Dr. Holmes and Student Affairs from time to time addressing ASUO elections or football tickets, or even asking for student feedback in a University online survey. Holmes oversees University Housing, the Career Center, the Counseling and Testing Center, the Holden Leadership Center, the Dean of Students office, the Erb Memorial Union (EMU), the University Health Center and the Department of Physical Education and Recreation.

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the University’s 17th president, is a well-known figure in academia. Gottfredson, 61, previously served as vice chancellor, provost and professor for 12 years at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to his time at UC Irvine, he was vice president at the University of Arizona as well as a professor of management and policy, law, sociology and psychology. Gottfredson received his Ph.D. in criminology in 1976 at the State University of New York at Albany. He has written several books about crime theories and has advised state, county and federal government officials about criminal justice policy. The State Board of Higher Education selected Gottfredson on June 15 to replace interim University President Robert Berdahl. He will take office Aug. 1.

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Andy Rossback is the editor in chief of the Emerald. This is his second year at the University. He shares a hometown — Coos Bay — with Oregon track legend Steve Prefontaine.

Congratulations, you survived high school. The parental leash is unhooked. The popularity contest is over. The drama of your teenage years is nearly dead. Everything that seemed to be at the center of your universe for the last four years is evaporating. Scary, right? Welcome to college. More importantly, welcome to the University of Oregon. You’re probably asking yourself: Is this where I belong? (Without a doubt.) Will I fit in? (You bet.) Is it worth it? (Definitely.) You’re about to join the ranks of some of the most important change-makers in American — and world — history on one of the most accepting campuses in the country. We are a school that truly embodies the spirit of our state. Just like the pioneers who came west looking for the edge of the world, we find new ways to succeed and prosper. We aren’t afraid to be different. We embrace that. It sets us apart. Take our game-changing football team for example. Take Bill Bowerman, the track coach who molded athletes — and track shoes with his wife’s waffle iron, for example. How about Rodger Fidler? This visionary alum may have invented the iPad — way back in 1994. Then there is my personal hero. He probably walked faster than I run. “Pre wasn’t a runner. He was a rebel who just happened to run,” a

Nike commercial says of epic distance runner Steve Prefontaine. No matter your passion, Pre’s guts to move quicker and risk it all in pursuit of the best can serve as an inspiration. Channel the passion of your predecessors. Finally: Have fun. You’ll have your share of ups and downs in college but it will be, by far, the most important experience of your life. It’s also the most fun. Don’t forget it. At the Emerald, we’ll be here to give advice when you need a push. We look forward to sharing so many milestones with you. We’re rooting for you. You’re here to do amazing things. Grow. Dazzle us all … and then you can turn, show your cheeks, and laugh. It’s a great feeling. But if you don’t take advantage of all you have going then … I feel sorry for you. Tear up the track. Invent the next iPad. Find a new use for a kitchen appliance. It’s in your hands. Now, get out there and shake things up. arossback@dailyemerald.com

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