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Grilled Cheese Class of 2016

  By Erin Weaver We’re a little early for National Grilled Cheese Month (which is in April for those of you who don’t have your calendars marked accordingly, you heathens), but if there’s anything we crave during Oregon’s rainy, freezing winters, it’s some good ol’ fashioned carbs and cheese. The grilled cheese is arguably one of America’s finest and most beloved staples, and though the average college student can throw one together for less than three dollars, there are several establishments around Eugene that have taken the sandwich to elevated, sexier heights. To help soften the bite of Eugene’s...

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How to not get murdered on Cragislist

By Gretchen Henderson Craigslist brings the good and bad. You have seen the Lifetime movie Craigslist Killer, but then you’ve also heard how your friend found that sweet deal on a house for next year. Trust your instincts. If the seller or buyer makes you feel uncomfortable at all, trust your gut or take precautionary actions. You might miss out on a discounted dresser, but you may have saved yourself from fraud or something far worse. Don’t go alone. If you have an uneasy feeling, bring a friend or two (or even three). Make it a sorority event. Kidding...

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The Eugene International Soup Crawl

By Camille Lieurance   When the world couldn’t feel chillier, both mentally and physically, soup is always the answer. Soup is not only good for the cold, it’s also good for the soul.  In fact, soup has been described before as a liquid antidepressant. Not only does soup help you feel better in those ways, but it’s also loaded with nutrients, and with responsibilities around every corner, taking care of yourself is more important than ever. With all the obligations of our busy lives, making healthy choices should always be of the utmost importance.   Marché | French onion...

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Neighborhoods in Eugene

DOWNTOWN | By Erin Weaver   Intro: Just a hop, skip and a jump from campus (or a roughly 20 minute walk, depending on where you start trekking), downtown Eugene is home to some of the city’s most popular locales and colorful characters — and most expensive apartments. The area draws a diverse range of businesses ranging from cafés to dance halls to galleries, and it’s all grouped around the central hub of the LTD station, meaning that residents can enjoy the luxury of mobility in their very own “backyard.” Also crucial to keep in mind is the noise...

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Norbound grubhound

By Alyssa Holtrust The hardest thing about planning a road trip is deciding where to eat, especially when the starting point is Eugene and the destination is Seattle. Leave the granola bars, trail mix and peanut butter pretzels at home. You won’t be needing any snacks for this trip. Start off by eating at Brail’s Restaurant in Eugene. Wesley Wachob, a junior at University of Oregon and the epitome of #exploregon, recommends having breakfast at Brail’s and ordering Joy’s Special. Wesley explains, “Joy is actually the owner of the restaurant and the Joy’s Special is a mix of ham,...

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