Author: Emerald Essentials

Daily Emerald’s Top 10 Stories of the Week: Jan. 7-13

Emerald Essentials compiled a top 10 list of stories from Daily Emerald last week. Check them out below, and don’t forget to listen in on Daily Emerald’s podcasts. The resilient cheerleader: From the Final Four to chemotherapy  Photos: Daily Emerald’s 50 Best from 2017 A year in live music: Eugene’s concert scene booms Louis The Child has arrived: The Chicago duo are now one electronic music’s biggest rising stars Construction Disruption: A breakdown of the bigger construction projects on campus Family business: Keith Smith’s family and Seattle roots propelled him to a basketball life Ever wonder where food on...

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Pie Recipes From Home

Words by Kelsey Tidball and Sierra Pedro Nothing feels more homey or nostalgic than homemade pie. But we all know we don’t have time to slave away in the kitchen all day. Luckily, there are ways to get that same homemade pie payoff without all the labor. Here are two of our favorite easy “homemade” pie recipes perfect for a winter weekend night. Easy Apple Crumble What you’ll need: For the crumb topping… ½ cup flour ½ cup old-fashioned oats ½ cup brown sugar ½ tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon 1 dash of salt ⅓ cup unsalted...

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The College Student’s Guide to Leaving Your House Safely Over Break

By Kelsey Tidball Winter break is quickly approaching, and most of us are starting to think about being away from The Eug for a month or more. That seems like a long time, I know. Especially when half of your life and half of your belongings are now here, stored in your house or apartment. It can be tough to leave your second life behind for that long, but it can be easier when you know your home and your things will be kept safe during the break. Here are our top tips for leaving your house safely and...

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Feel Good House Plants

Words by Skyla Patton Stress levels are high, the weather is dreary and everyone is sneezing. You guessed it, it’s cold and flu season. A university is the perfect breeding ground for illnesses, especially when there’s no way to avoid lectures full of sniffling and coughing students when it’s dead week. While your cough drops and Emergen-C are locked and loaded, there’s are little-known saviors who can help ward off not only a case of the sads but also the worst of colds: house plants. Eugene has a plethora of nurseries waiting to fulfill your foliage dreams and desires...

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All I Want for Christmas is to Pass My Finals

Words by Skyla Patton Across campus students are buckling their seatbelts, sharpening their pencils and preparing for the most dreaded week of the term: finals. Posters shouting encouraging words are plastered on the walls, student volunteers are shoving stress balls and snacks into your hands and you can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. Whether you’re someone who’s been preparing for weeks or someone who has yet to buy their books, these five tips will help guide you through your tests and send you off on a sleigh ride into the holiday break. Take Care of Yourself First and...

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