Category: Features

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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Housing Fair Raffle Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF TODAY’S HOUSING FAIR RAFFLE! Prizes are available for pick up in the Emerald office in room 302 of the EMU between 9-5, M-F! Bring your student ID! Xbox One: Madeleine Monkewicz Beats: Anthony Rushton Bluetooth Speaker: Daniel Thorpe Apple Watch: David Choe Amazon Echo: Markayla Conn 48″ TV: Charlie Barrett Kate Spade Laptop case: Samantha Toda Amazon Fire Stick: Rheo Rocco, Laurel Bruggeman, Danny Rojas Amazon Dot: Bob Canfield, Mira Cohen iPad Mini: Diego Fernandez KitchenAid Mixer: Matilda Thomas Knife Set: Rachel Ramierez, Kirk Temple, Payton Bruni...

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Top 10 Rom-Coms to Watch This Valentine’s Day

By Lauren Bruce My Big Fat Greek Wedding My Big Fat Greek Wedding is comedic and sweet way to spend your Valentine’s Day. Main character, Toula, is unmarried and working in her parent’s greek restaurant at 30 years old – a worrisome position from the perspective of her family who wanted her to have been married with kids to a nice Greek boy by her age. Toula falls in love with a travel agent who’s definitely not Greek, sparking an uproar from her traditional Greek family. Available with Amazon Instant Video. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns Struggling single mom,...

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