Category: Outdoors

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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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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From Snuggies to Ski Gear: Getting Outside this Winter

Story and Photo by Nicole Scopelliti   As we begin the cold, dark descent into winter, many of us will be tempted to grab a blanket and hibernate on the couch. Although this doesn’t sound so bad, being cooped up all winter isn’t healthy for you or your already-strained relationship with your roommates. Are you ready to break the monotony of the winter blues? Grab your warmest mittens and some powder skis, because we’re heading outside. Winter Wonderlands Mt. Bachelor Although the trek to this powder paradise is a tedious one, the beautiful Cascadian scenery makes it all worth...

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Giving Back during the Holiday Season

Written by Nicole Scopelliti | Photo by Trevor Meyer It’s easy to get caught up in incessant trips to the mall and never-ending shopping lists during the holiday season. The holidays have evolved into a time for buying dad another bag of socks that he is bound to lose, and for mom, another shower gel set that she will happily accept but never use. It’s time to switch up this holiday ritual. You can achieve this in a productive way l by giving back to your community in a multitude of ways. Volunteering is a perfect way to spread...

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Top 5 Holiday Light Events in Oregon

By Sierra Pedro Shore Acres State Park Cost: $5 parking fee Hours: 4:00-9:30pm Dates: 11/24 – 12/31 Location: Coos Bay The Grotto Cost: $11 Hours: 5:00-9:30pm Dates: 11/25 – 12/30 Location: Portland  Oregon Zoo Cost: $14.95 Hours: 5:00-9:00pm Dates: 11/25 – 1/1 Location: Portland Christmas in the Garden Cost: $8 Hours: 5:00-9:00pm Dates: 11/25 – 1/1 Location: Silverton Festival of Lights (Drive-Thru) Cost: $10 Hours: 5:30-9:00pm Dates: 11/20 – 1/1 Location:...

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