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Daily Emerald’s Top 10 Stories of the Week: Jan. 7-13

Emerald Essentials compiled a top 10 list of stories from Daily Emerald last week. Check them out below, and don’t forget to listen in on Daily Emerald’s podcasts. The resilient cheerleader: From the Final Four to chemotherapy  Photos: Daily Emerald’s 50 Best from 2017 A year in live music: Eugene’s concert scene booms Louis The Child has arrived: The Chicago duo are now one electronic music’s biggest rising stars Construction Disruption: A breakdown of the bigger construction projects on campus Family business: Keith Smith’s family and Seattle roots propelled him to a basketball life Ever wonder where food on...

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All I Want for Christmas is to Pass My Finals

Words by Skyla Patton Across campus students are buckling their seatbelts, sharpening their pencils and preparing for the most dreaded week of the term: finals. Posters shouting encouraging words are plastered on the walls, student volunteers are shoving stress balls and snacks into your hands and you can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. Whether you’re someone who’s been preparing for weeks or someone who has yet to buy their books, these five tips will help guide you through your tests and send you off on a sleigh ride into the holiday break. Take Care of Yourself First and...

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Quiz: Which Holiday Character Are You?

by Skyla Patton Have you always had a deep connection with Rudolph, like he really gets you? Or maybe you fancied yourself to be more of the Grinch type—who knows? Take this quiz to find out which holiday character totally agrees with you! Remember to write down your answers for the end. ‘Tis the season—you’ve found yourself under the mistletoe. What’s next? Pucker up and go get a kiss from someone pretty! Um, yuck, no. Romance is for losers. Only if it’s past the third date—you’re old fashioned. Give your significant other the best smooch they’ve ever had. You...

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Pumpkin Decorating 101

By Skyla Patton The month of Halloween is upon us. Apparently some people call it October? The smell of nutmeg is in the air, Halloween costumes are trending on Pinterest and it’s the time to shine for everyone’s favorite scary-faced squash – the Jack O’Lantern. According to History.com, pumpkin carving originated in Ireland, and they used the plethora of turnips that grew there to ward off angry spirits. Pick up the biggest (or smallest  —  size is not everything!) pumpkin you can find at one of Eugene’s local farms and take it home to slice and dice. Check out...

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Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life

By Anna Glavash Now is the time to consume as many pumpkin spiced things as possible — and we don’t just mean lattes. Here’s a few other things to try that include actual pumpkin. Trader Joe’s sells Organic Canned Pumpkin for only $1.99, which happens to be sourced from a family farm here in the Willamette Valley. Another $1.99 gets you Pumpkin Pie Spice, aka Fall in a Bottle, and you’re set to go. Here’s three dorm-friendly recipes and three fit for a real kitchen. Pumpkin Dorm Recipes Pumpkin Spice Pudding Bubble tea, anyone? This recipe from Bob’s Red...

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