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Raiders Clip Owls’ Wings in Rout

Seeking to soar to a much a needed victory, the Oregon Tech Owls were instead sent crashing to earth by the Raiders in a stunning 85-54 bloodbath, one of the last games in the Division II Women’s Basketball season. From the opening bell the Owls struggled to gain any momentum, and were quickly overwhelmed by […]

SOU Celebrates 50 Years of the Wilderness Act

Kate McCredie wants you to know, and care about, the 1964 Wilderness Act, a law most people have probably never heard of. “The reason we can travel to these untouched places that we all love, to National Parks and wilderness areas, and throw ourselves into nature is because of the Wilderness Act,” McCredie enthuses, handing out […]

Base Camp: Why Hike?

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best local hiking and outdoor adventure spots.  Over the last term or so, I have highlighted some hikes in the area that I have enjoyed, as well as offering some general hiking and outdoor tips and skills that I have picked up over […]

Debate Heats up Student Elections

Thursday’s debate was the last chance for student candidates running for ASSOU President to prove their worth before the elections scheduled for next week, and fire up their supporters May 27 race. The result was a courteous yet sometimes contentious contrast between Andrew Ensslin, an experienced leader of the Student Senate, and Promise Grace, Director […]

Base Camp: Sky High Lakes

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best local hiking and outdoor adventure spots.  The Sky High Lakes in the Marble Mountain Wilderness is a beautiful, remarkably untouched corner of the area that every avid hiker and backpacker should check out at some point. When I decided to spend a […]

Base Camp: Equipment Check

This is the next installment of Reid Barbier’s weekly column on hiking and outdoor adventures in Southern Oregon.  You inch your way along the edge of the ice flow, deadly-blue abyss to your right and cliff face of white to your left. Suddenly, the ice cracks, cascades away beneath you, pulling you down with it. […]

“Breaking Dead” Student Film Festival Next Week

This year’s Student Film Festival is set to be the biggest in recent memory, and is sure to offer a great night of entertainment for all film lovers. The festival will be split into two days, with the first being on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theater and the second will be […]

Base Camp: Lost Creek Lake

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best hiking and outdoor adventure spots in Southern Oregon.  At some point this spring, with the sun high overhead and a warm breeze behind you, you might decide to hit the open road out of Ashland and look for a new hike to […]

Base Camp: Cooking on the Trail

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best hiking and outdoor adventure spots in Southern Oregon.  One of the greatest experiences in all of hiking is when you cook your first meal out on the trail. You’ve been hiking all day, you’re tired and hungry, and the night is rapidly […]

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