Category: FYI

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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Finding Comfort in Clean Eating

Words and Photo by Sierra Pedro As winter continues, bundling up with a hot mocha, eating macaroni and cheese for every meal, and parking yourself in front of the TV for the entirety of February might sound tempting, especially during stressful midterms. But with most of us searching for healthy alternatives at the start of the new year, indulging in all the comfort foods may leave us at an inner battle with ourselves. Luckily for us, most Eugene restaurants offer a multitude of healthy, comfort food options. For vegan, non-GMO options, I recommend trying Laughing Planet Cafe, Cornbread Cafe,...

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An Inside Look at KLCC Brewfest 2017

Written by Nicole Scopelliti | Photo by Trevor Meyer “People ages 21 to 70, all mixed together, all doing the same thing, all enjoying themselves. There’s not a feeling of ‘this is an event for young people’ or ‘this is an event for old people’. It blends together so beautifully and naturally, and it’s rare to be at an event like that these days.” Imagine a showcase of 87 beers and the unprecedented, experimental breweries behind them. Such an event is not too good to be true. The 2017 KLCC Brewfest will be celebrating its 16th year this February...

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Top 10 Best Study Spots on Campus

Words and Photo by Michael Davies Knight library: Arguably the most common place to study on campus, The Knight library offers four quiet floors offering computers to students, a TLC skycenter, and study rooms. They also have printers and copy machines. Lillis: The ideal place to study for a business major. The building in the day is filled with natural light, and there is a deck on the third floor. The more stairs you climb, the better chance you find an open table! Business law library: The ideal study spot for law students or anyone who prefers to study...

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Stay Healthy, Stay Sane, Stay Woke

Written by Delaney Rea | Photo by Lauren Bruce When the ice-cold hand of winter hits, there’s one thing you can count on: flu season will do everything in its power to make life a major drag. If you’re like me, the thought of dealing with a cold while trying to keep up with all of life’s responsibilities is a grim idea. Though the onslaught of seasonal sniffles and winter moody blues seems inevitable, they are still problems you can prevent if you know what you’re doing. With that in mind, follow these tips for staying healthy during the...

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