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Music in the Digital Age

Brief History of Electronic Music The digital age has transformed many industries, an interesting example of which is the music industry. These days, electronic music, especially Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is arguably the most popular genre, both among the masses … Continue reading

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Casey Smith, Reporter at VIBE Magazine

Casey Smith is a reporter for VIBE magazine, who covers electronic music shows. He receives press passes to the shows, meets the artists, and interviews them. His articles can be found here.   1. How did you get started covering … Continue reading

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Midterm Part IV – Oscar Buzz at UO Science Complex

Most students, whether studying or passing through the Lokey Science Complex at the University of Oregon, simply don’t care about the Oscars. Many students had never seen the Oscars, some had watched them one or two times in the past, and … Continue reading

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Juggernaut Music Companies Jump on EDM

With the recent explosion of the mainstream popularity of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), the biggest record labels in the business have begun to take notice. Ben Sisario, an arts reporter for the New York Times who focuses on covering contemporary … Continue reading

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The Secret Society of the Science Complex

Monday, January 28 – On the surface level, the Lokey Science Complex is ornate, expansive, and accesible to all. Its cornerstone, Willamette Hall, is an open expanse that stretches four stories high, and is riddled with bubbly oddities and spidery … Continue reading

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EDM Reaches the Masses – Interview With DJ of the Underground Era

Ben Sisario from the New York Times interviewed D.J. and producer Richie Hawtin, about EDM reaching the mainstream, its current hold on today’s digitalized generation of youth, and the progression from the subtle, underground electronic music of twenty years ago … Continue reading

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Science Campus at the University of Oregon

The Lokey Science Complex is the heart of the science campus at the University of Oregon. It includes many buildings, including a library, classrooms, offices, and an underground network of laboratories. Willamette Hall is its cornerstone building. The science complex … Continue reading

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Introduction to EDM

The Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene, some would say, is a way of life. Time Out Chicago referred to EDM as becoming “the driving beat behind pop music and product sales, the soundtrack of choice for a new generation.” With the coming … Continue reading

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Chip Kelly Drama Hardly Bothers Students

Chip Kelly has decided to remain as head coach of the Oregon Ducks, declining a coaching offer from the NFL. While more sports-inclined students may be moved by the decision, those with less-related majors were for the most part, indifferent. … Continue reading

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Introducing Lucas Stewart

Lucas is not in any way an aspiring reporter. Reporting makes him feel awkward and obtrusive. This being so, perhaps the practice will challenge him to go outside his comfort zone- where life begins. Lucas is a Journalism major with … Continue reading

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