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Students Celebrate the Life of Former Art Student

Students Celebrate the Life of Former Art Student

“She was this ball of energy and light, a totally unique person,” said Miles Inada, co-chair of the Creative Arts department, of Chaya Stillwater-Lanz, a Bachelor of Fine Arts student who would have been in her final year at Southern Oregon University. On Sept. 30 Stillwater was tragically killed in Texas as a result of […]

SOU Shows Off Pride at Annual Parade

SOU Shows Off Pride at Annual Parade

Southern Oregon University showed its support for the LGBTQ+ community Saturday Oct. 8 as they walked in Ashland’s Pride parade put on by the Lotus Rising Project. The parade itself was accompanied with a wide array of posters, signs, and rainbow colors as community leaders, business groups, and SOU students and staff took over Siskiyou […]

The Clothesline Project: Survivors of Domestic Violence Tell Their Stories

The Clothesline Project: Survivors of Domestic Violence Tell Their Stories

    This October the Women’s Resource Center and the non-profit organization Community Works are hanging handmade t-shirts in Stevenson Union as part of The Clothesline Project. The project, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, aims to bring attention to issues of violence and abuse. “The Clothesline Project is a visual representation of survivor […]

Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

The year 2016 has seen a lot of action. Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination, thousands of leaked emails at the Democratic National Convention, and the murder of Cincinnati’s infamous silverback gorilla, Harambe. What a time to be alive. If you’re returning to campus this fall you know that SOU was not immune to the […]

Men’s Soccer Staying Afloat in Program’s Second Season

Men’s Soccer Staying Afloat in Program’s Second Season

The Southern Oregon University Raiders experienced their second defeat of the season against #11 ranked Corban on Friday. The Warriors took the lead with a shot that went from left to right and managed to sneak past the goalkeeper. Less than a minute later SOU’s Mitchell Pinney zipped through Corban’s defense to score a 17 […]

Pass the Cushman: New Terms Resolutions

Pass the Cushman: New Terms Resolutions

What follows is a column by student writer/satirist Connor Cushman. The views do not represent the editorial opinions or content of the Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University. We present it to you as humor and satire. School Starting up is the worst thing in your life right now, I’m gonna make that statement for everyone. […]

How To Survive Your Freshman Year of College

How To Survive Your Freshman Year of College

One year ago, I was getting ready to leave my hometown to start my first year of college. Long story short, I was absolutely terrified. I was nervous that I was going to make no friends, fail all my classes, and gain fifteen pounds and lose my healthy eating habits to the college cafeteria menu. […]

SOU Ranked Top LGBTQ School Fourth Year in a Row

SOU Ranked Top LGBTQ School Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row Southern Oregon University was named one of 2016’s most LGBTQ friendly colleges on Campus Pride’s top 30 schools nationwide. Not only did SOU make the list, they earned 5 out of 5 stars on Campus Pride’s grading system.     “When we think of four years now we’ve been on […]

Davis’ Concert Plans Come to Fruition

Davis’ Concert Plans Come to Fruition

Come this fall Ashland will be getting a new taste of music contrary to the usual indie scene associated with the city. On October first Southern Oregon University will be hosting a rap concert featuring artists Travis Porter, JR Castro, and Paul Wall to be held at the SOU practice field. Following a tumultuous election Colin Davis […]

New President in No Rush For Big Changes

New President in No Rush For Big Changes

August first marked the beginning of a new era for Southern Oregon University with the welcoming of its new president, Linda Schott. For now Schott is ignoring the initial push for progress that may come with any new presidency, taking time to learn the ropes of the institution before opting for change. “There are things that […]