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As a college student, people advise me pretty regularly, “You should work in something you care about.” “Make sure your work is important to you.” “Be sure that you’re excited to go to your job.”

The syllabus was a piece of art.

Every student knows the maddening feeling of striking out on finding a decent study spot. Campus may feel big during those first few weeks of freshman year, but when it comes down to it, we’re a big flock swimming in a small pond.

April 26, 2015, felt like winter, but the calendar assured me it was spring. Two colleagues and I had entered a competition called the Adrenaline Film Project, in which you produce a short film over the course of a weekend and have it screened and judged the following Monday. It was 2:30 a.m.

It was the last mat left at Target, forlorn-looking beneath the stock photo of a woman in smiling, acute downward dog. The label was so torn and the rubber so grubby I considered walking out without paying—but, begrudgingly, I forked over $21.99, shuffling off with my practical purchase.

A world away from the noisy, bustling food court of the Erb Memorial Union, the Taylor Lounge sits neatly tucked between a staircase to the EMU Ballroom and glass doors leading to the Mills International Center.

My first ever letterpressed sentence was a quote from Stanley Lombardo’s translation of The Odyssey. “Speak, memory, of the cunn ng hero. The wanbererer . . .” I stared at the thick handmade paper indented forever by the lead type I had set, and I thought “crap.”

Each fall it's not uncommon to find myself hurrying among swarms of students toting book-filled backpacks and scurrying to early-morning classes at the University of Oregon.


What can tunes and the tasty treats tell us about making good experiences better?

Thousands of Velella velella, jellyfish relatives, washed ashore on Oregon beaches in April, and now are littering beaches in New Zealand.

Alumnus Edgardo Simone is a successful composer and orchestrator of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Spider-Man and Men in Black franchises