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Vinyl Cleaning Up Image

Vinyl Cleaning Up Image

Vinyl has been under scrutiny by the city of Ashland through some ongoing complaints that range from excessive noise, fighting, and generally disorderly conduct.  The Council has not taken away their liquor license, but advised the Ashland Police Department to keep a close eye on the bar. According to the Council’s report, “The primary complaints involving […]

Teacher by Day, Rock Star by Night

Teacher by Day, Rock Star by Night

Last Friday and Saturday night, Southern Oregon University’s own creative writing teacher, Craig Wright, performed with his band, “The 541 Turnaround,” at the Milagros Fresh Mexican restaurant to celebrate Mardi Gras, and they kicked ass. Craig Wright led on vocals and traded in his short stories for a six string, fender electric guitar. He and his band played […]

Remembering Alex Howell

Remembering Alex Howell

On the 50-yard line of Raider Stadium, candles illuminated the faces of students, faculty, and community members who gathered Saturday evening to remember Alex Howell who died January 30th while swimming off the Oregon coast. Howell, who was preparing to leave for Army officer training, was remembered by his fellow ROTC cadets as a fun, […]

Next in Que: American Horror Story Coven

Next in Que: American Horror Story Coven

American Horror story has forced its way into households and become fairly popular, considering it’s not very good.  With many references to pop culture and strong teen roles, the series has found its niche in viewers, predominantly young women. Now AHS does check off some important criteria when examining its popularity in the country. With […]

Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit!

“Bonswa, welcome and bon appetit,” bid the servers of the annual French club diner on Jan. 28th, as guests filed into the sold out diner to snatch themselves a seat. The diner served four courses reflecting a traditional French meal. The twentieth annual dinner was a packed house, breaking a record of attendance even selling […]

“Cross Street with Caution, Vehicles May Not Stop”

“Cross Street with Caution, Vehicles May Not Stop”

Eight years after a Southern Oregon University student was struck and killed crossing Siskiyou Boulevard, an Ashland police officer says the crossing has had no further incidents reported. Gladys Jimenez, a 22-year-old SOU student, was hit in 2008 at the Garfield Street crosswalk and died just a week later. According to the Mail Tribune, “Jimenez […]

Ashland Police to be Outfitted with Body Cameras

Ashland Police to be Outfitted with Body Cameras

Police accountability has been a hot button issue nationally, with protests in response to civil unrest in cities like Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, Md. In an effort to increase community trust and police accountability, on Feb 5, as part of a county wide initiative, Ashland Police will be the first department in Jackson County to […]

False Kidnapping Scams Rise in Rogue Valley

False Kidnapping Scams Rise in Rogue Valley

There has been a recent influx in the area of scammers making phone calls and threatening they have kidnapped loved ones. “We’ve gotten about a dozen reports of these fake kidnapping calls in the last couple of weeks,” said Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police. “It’s the latest twist on an old problem.” Joan […]

SOU Kidnapping Ruled as Hoax

SOU Kidnapping Ruled as Hoax

At approximately 3:12 pm Southern Oregon University alert service sent out voice calls and emails to all students and faculty in regards to an alleged kidnapping that took place outside of The Hawk. Within an hour, Ashland police told The Siskiyou that the alleged kidnapping was a hoax and shortly after, SOU alert confirmed this information. […]

Campus A Cappella Aims for the Big Stage

Campus A Cappella Aims for the Big Stage

A cappella voices could be heard carrying through the campus of Southern Oregon University on Wednesday evening as the group, Dulcet, practiced in between live performances.  After reciting a three song set list for an audience in Hannon Library, the SOU students dressed in bowties and button ups moved to the basement of Stevenson Union to kick […]