Opinion

Living and Fighting, indeed: Atlanta Activists Show Eugene How it’s Done

Not so long ago Eugene, Oregon was the hotbed of the green anarchy movement: a reputation that resulted in feds kicking doors down in the Whiteaker and the Chicago Tribune declaring this small university town the “cradle to [the] latest generation of anarchist protestors,” at the dawn of the 21st century. But let’s face it,…

The Power of Positive Thinking… and how it’s killing us all

We’ve all heard of COPs— no, not the ones we are trying to get off campus, but the annual intergovernmental meetings held to discuss what exactly we are going to do about capitalism killing our planet. Every year it seems like climate change is at the top of the list for the United Nations and…

Make Your Liberation Fat

Standards based on whiteness, thinness, perfectly groomed hair, and not looking “homeless,” are all just ways we establish hierarchy and harm people who do not fit or can not fit manufactured ideals of attractiveness and grooming. For women, these beauty standards are a function of misogyny to keep you small, docile, and wrapped up in others’ expectations of who you should be. For POC, it’s a function of racism that wastes your time trying to conform to an unattainable white standard. The same is true for transphobia and other forms of oppression, which build on one another. As a generation we rightfully recognize that it’s fucked to define your self worth by a beauty standard.

Spike Lee’s “NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½” Review

By David Patrick Schranck, Jr.- Between late August and mid-September of this year, HBO released Spike Lee’s four-part documentary series, NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½, that connects the 20th anniversary of 9/11, inarguably one of the most pivotal events of the 21st century so far, with the current COVID-19 pandemic and New York City’s role as an…

Vaccine Privilege in the United States

By: Rosie– We all know that one of the most controversial topics on everyone’s minds right now is vaccines. At the University of Oregon, we have begun in person classes again at full capacity, and many people are under the impression that the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all on campus students. However, the…

Drop Out, Stay Educated

Al Lehto (they/them/theirs) I live near the university. The day I write this, all I can hear outside my windows are students returning to campus. This year, I will not be one of them.I’m taking a break from college for many reasons; A traumatic 2020 dorm experience, fear of in-person classes when the pandemic still…

write.as/black-sparrow/

Social media once had promise. Technology is supposed to open doors, to level the playing field. Yet, its potential has been nabbed up from our average hands, and funneled through the sticky web of corporations and governments. Once again, you can pick your favorite color. You can pledge your allegiance to Apple or Google. Or…

Why you should take psychedelics with your political opponents…(maybe)

Like many stoners, when preparing for my psychedelic experiences I’ve always tried to surround myself with pleasurable and positive sensory items. I always assumed that the way to avoid a “bad trip” was to only trip with familiar people and to avoid potentially triggering content, however after a very eventful LSD experience, my perspective has…

The Guaranteed Crisis of UO’s Board of Trustees

One year ago, a member of the UO’s Board of Trustees assaulted a student who was protesting an in-person board meeting one week into the pandemic closing campus. Students were dressed in biohazard gear in front of the main entrance to the Ford Alumni center and were hoping the weight of the crisis would change…

2020.9.24

It must be understood that though we are one country, our experience is anything but unified. We sit in cities and complain about the injustice while we hide behind our screens and seclude to our urban hideouts, seeking out those that feel the same.  You must drive out to the desert and the plains, to…