Author: Sierra Pedro

Shoe-A-Holic | 2017 Best Shoe Store

Words by Nicole Scopelliti and Anya Caro | Photo by Lauren Bruce For 25 years, Shoe-A-Holic has been providing stylish, quality kicks for affordable prices. Priyamon Makydatui, the store’s owner, previously operated out of the quirky local shop Lazar’s Bazar. Before long, the growing establishment outgrew its space for shoes and moved downtown. Between word of mouth and the consequent dedicated student following, Shoe-A-Holic became a go-to shop for everything shoe related. It’s apparent that the shop can fill the needs of a diverse crowd, as you’ll often find a mix of local families and UO students browsing the...

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Cannabliss & Co. | 2017 Best Dispensary

Words by Delaney Rea | Photos by Trevor Meyer The year is 2017, and you can shop for weed online. Rejoice: it’s finally here. An Oregon pipe dream has been realized, and recreational marijuana is legal. As a registered voter in Oregon during the autumn of 2014, you may have played a part in making it a reality. So if you’re a supporter of (highly-regulated) legal weed, your first question might be: what’s the absolute best dispensary Eugene has to offer? You don’t need an eagle’s eye to notice that dispensaries have been popping up all over Lane County...

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Off the Waffle’s Hangover Breakfast

Words by Nicole Scopelliti | Photos by Sierra Pedro It’s Saturday night. Before you know it, you’ve had one too many beers. The aftermath of this unforgettable night out will surely rear its head the following morning. When that stubborn headache and growling stomach arrive, head over to Off the Waffle to get just what the doctor ordered: a cup of coffee and a plate of waffles to get you back on your feet. A trip to Off the Waffle is what the restaurant’s co-owner, Omer Orian, refers to as a “magical waffle experience.” The restaurant’s atmosphere is vibrant,...

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Oregon’s Hot Spots – A Guide to the Most Convenient, Cozy Escapes

By Nicole Scopelliti | Photo: Benji Rothenberg Welcome to the land of the hot springs, where the water is piping hot and worries melt away. A weekend trip to one of Oregon’s beautiful hot springs is a prime way to unwind from a hectic week of exams. Grab your swimwear (or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, choose to go sans bathing suit) and a towel, and prepare to embark on an inexpensive day trip. Cougar Hot Springs Arguably one of the most sought-after hot springs by University of Oregon students, Cougar Hot Springs offers a convenient, relaxing escape for...

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Top 10 College Life Hacks

By Lauren Bruce and Michael Davies Put your phone in a glass or ceramic cup to amplify sound – Some of us are heavy sleepers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help when you’re running on little sleep and don’t want to get up anyway. One quick idea is to put your phone in a cup or mug, with the speaker facing the bottom of the cup. This will amplify the sound and (hopefully) wake you up. Want to take it a step further? Place your phone in the cup across the room, so you’ll be forced to get up to turn it...

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