Category: Features

Ask a “Cannisseur”

Written by Skyla Patton | Photo by Trevor Meyer There are a lot of holidays college students look forward to: at Christmas, you see your family after a long fall term. Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your loved ones. On top of that, there are birthdays galore! But there’s one informal holiday that lights up the competition — 4/20! In honor of the greenest of holidays, we asked UO students a few 4/20 related questions. These included their favorite munchies and music, their favorite trending strain and what their plans are for the occasion. Here’s what they...

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That One Time I Met Snoop

Written by Delaney Rea | Photo by Lindsey Smith They say you should never meet your heroes. Luckily, that’s not really what happened here. On a sunny Saturday in April, Snoop Dogg brought his Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat Tour to Eugene. In an inspired piece of cross-promotion with Snoop’s concert, local weed dispensary Jamaica Joel’s hosted a meet and greet with the rapper. He was joined by fellow hip-hop artist B-Real of the 90s rap super-group Cypress Hill. Both rappers would perform together that evening at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, in what was sure to be a must-attend event for...

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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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