Category: FYI

Preparing for the 2017 Summer Eclipse

By Delaney Rea | Photo by Michael Davies This summer, a total solar eclipse will cross the country, enveloping it for mere seconds in utter darkness. For the first time in U.S. history, the eclipse will be visible exclusively in America. The eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. For a few moments, parts of the nation will be completely enclosed in darkness as the sun becomes completely blocked out by the moon. All of North America will experience a partial eclipse, but only some states will get to witness the total eclipse – and Oregon will be one...

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The Buzz About Bees

Written by Skyla Patton | Photo by Trevor Meyer It’s a scary thought to think of a world without things that we love – especially food! Picturing life without honey, avocados, wine, pears… the horror! Unfortunately, this is a future we’re facing at the alarming rate bees are dying at. Studies have shown that over 44% of the bee population has died since 2015, and is continuing at a rapid speed. If the thought of existing without some of your favorite foods is too much to sit by and watch, you can help! Here’s five ways to help out our...

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Best Dressed: Look the Part for Your Next Job

By Nicole Scopelliti  It’s May, so the pressure is on. Your roommate just snagged an internship for the summer, and your family members are wondering why you haven’t done the same. If you’re a senior, you’re just beginning to plunge into the bleakness of the post-grad job hunt. With so many other students searching for jobs and internships, it is imperative that you stand out amongst other competing applicants. A crisp, clean interview outfit can do just that. Boost your confidence and refine your style by investing in clothing that is sure to land you your dream career. Before...

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go (With Your Student ID)!

Words by Delaney Rea | Photo by Trevor Meyer With your UO student ID card, there comes access to some extra perks. You might have heard about these, including free access to many UO events and free fare on Lane County’s transit system, but have you really explored the options the card gives you? You can go as far as 53 miles away from Eugene with the card. So whether you want to see more of the city or get the hell out of it, you can access all of Lane Transit District’s routes with your student ID card....

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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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