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Hundreds expected at this weekend’s Apple Jam

Hundreds expected at this weekend’s Apple Jam

SOU students produce 3rd annual music festival—No apples, but plenty of jam Hundreds of young music lovers are flocking to Williams this weekend, in celebration of the 3rd annual Apple Jam music festival. Apple Jam is organized by Ashland band Karrgo Bossajova, and features a handful of bands from up and down the West Coast. […]

Students celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo was celebrated last Thursday at Southern Oregon University with live music by Broncos De Neji and a taco sale. The festivities also included a performance by The Ballet Folklorico Estampa Mexicana. The event was sponsored by the Latino Student Union.    

Why drinking after college will make you no more or less of an alcoholic … hopefully

If you drink like I do, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Enjoy it while you can, because after college, it’s called alcoholism.” Well, I have a few words for whoever coined this cute — and completely inaccurate— phrase. Being in college and drinking are synonymous for many, myself included. Since I came to this school, I […]

Earth Day celebration focuses on honeybees

This Wednesday the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous will host their annual Earth Day celebration on campus. The theme of this year’s celebration is “On Bee-ing Human” a play on the university’s campus theme “On Being Human” and an exploration into the importance of bees in our world and the decline in the insect’s population. […]

Study Jam offers weekly support

 More students will now be able to take advantage of group study time this term as the weekly Study Jam program is moving to the library. The program, which is organized by Academic Support Programs on campus and developed out of the Learning Commons, is now well into its second year serving students. The idea […]

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Twenty students gathered Saturday to pull up their sleeves and volunteer as part of the annual spring “Hunger Clean Up.” Hosted locally by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, the event is a nationwide effort to address the problems of hunger and homelessness. “Our volunteers have been fundraising for the last month, and all […]

State unemployment rate going down

State unemployment rate going down

Roughly 6,300 news jobs were gained in Oregon during January, reducing the state’s unemployment rate from 10.6 percent to 10.4 percent. This is the lowest unemployment rate the state has seen in 24 months, according to the Oregon Employment Department’s monthly report, released last week. The 6,300 jobs are a seasonally adjusted rate, meaning that […]

Mount Ashland Association pushes for more control

Mount Ashland Association pushes for more control

An Ashland city council study session last Tuesday discussed the possibility of transferring the ski area permit from the city to the Mount Ashland Association, the non-profit that operates the ski area. Mount Ashland officials believe that if the Mount Ashland Association has direct control over the ski area permit, potential donors might be more […]

Business students score high

Business students score high

Students in Southern Oregon University business program recently ranked high in the Masters in Business Administration field test. SOU students scored in the top 25 percentile in scores for the test, given at 130 universities across the country. Of the 16 MBA students from SOU who took the test, three scored in the 95 percentile […]

Group proposes controversial specialty license plate

Group proposes controversial specialty license plate

MISSISSIPPI–A controversial plan for a new specialty license plate in Mississippi is drawing concerns from the African-American population, among others.  The plate, proposed by The Sons of Confederate Veterans pays tribute to Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a General in the confederate army during the American Civil War.  Opposition to the plate is stemmed from […]

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