Category: Play

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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Top 10 Winter Entertainment Essentials

By Delaney Scopelliti | Photo by Trevor Meyer For most of us, the academic year is a barrage of school pressures, social events and other responsibilities and distractions. When the holiday break finally comes, we all let out a collective sigh of relief, for our college nightmare lets up for a few weeks. At this point, you might realize you’ve been too busy to keep up on current entertainment options. This might overwhelm, or even scare you – but fear not, for I have compiled a list of the best offerings in the world of entertainment coming up during...

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Norbound grubhound

By Alyssa Holtrust The hardest thing about planning a road trip is deciding where to eat, especially when the starting point is Eugene and the destination is Seattle. Leave the granola bars, trail mix and peanut butter pretzels at home. You won’t be needing any snacks for this trip. Start off by eating at Brail’s Restaurant in Eugene. Wesley Wachob, a junior at University of Oregon and the epitome of #exploregon, recommends having breakfast at Brail’s and ordering Joy’s Special. Wesley explains, “Joy is actually the owner of the restaurant and the Joy’s Special is a mix of ham,...

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Party Sans Police

If you plan on hosting a BBQ or party in the spring (or any season for that matter), your first concern should probably be avoiding the $800 fine from your friends at the Eugene Police Department and the city of Eugene. Hopefully this isn’t coming as news to you, but hosting an “unruly” party is a criminal offense in Eugene. The definition of an unruly party or gathering is intentionally loose, the main concern being consumption of alcohol and excessive noise. In order to be deemed unruly, a party must first have alcohol consumption (check). Once alcohol’s presence has been confirmed, there is a laundry list of items that help you turn your fun in the sun barbecue into a crime scene. You must meet at least two of the following qualifications in addition to alcohol consumption: Illegal sale, service, possession or consumption of said alcohol (i.e. underage or public drinking/intoxication) Assault Menacing Harassment Intimidation Disorderly conduct Noise disturbance Criminal mischief Public urination/defecation Littering Illegal use of fireworks (fireworks may only be used between June 23rd and July 6th) Some of these items are somewhat up to interpretation, and the key to avoiding a whole legal ordeal is keeping up relations with your neighbors, because they are the ones who would call in a noise complaint. If a neighbor says they want your party shut down by 11 pm,...

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Valley of the Vineyards

  By Erin Weaver When asked about his drink of choice, Sir Patrick Stewart cited a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley — and if you’re going to trust anyone when it comes to drink recommendations, it might as well be Captain Picard. In order to take advantage of all the great vineyards that this valley of ours has to offer, we’ve assembled three tours with wineries in some semblance of order — be that to do with location or specialities — so you can go forth and get liquored up in style.   Junction City Circuit   BrIGADOON...

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