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FCC approves large scale media merger

FCC approves large scale media merger

The largest television network and one of the largest cable distributors announced a merge last week, solidifying a grim future for opponents of media consolidation. The United States government and the Federal Communications Commission approved the NBC Universal-Comcast merge last Tuesday, and it be official by the end of the month, the New York Times […]

Gas prices creep higher

Gas prices creep higher

The national average for gas prices is creeping higher, with a solid 20 cent increase since late November, the New York Times reported. A research professor at the University of Southern California, Dr. Doug Wyatt, predicts prices to hit $4.00 by the spring.  Wyatt says that a worldwide shortage of oil mixed with market competition […]

Stricter child pornography law in the works

Stricter child pornography law in the works

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger plans to make a push for a state law that would make the viewing of child pornography illegal. The Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled that looking at child pornography, as long as it wasn’t purposefully downloaded, printed, or paid for was legal under Oregon statutes. Kroger plans to propose a […]

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

One Southern Oregon University video production team is tasting victory after winning a year supply of yogurt in a commercial creating contest. SOU senior Jotham Porzio, 22, and his crew won a year supply of yogurt after winning a commercial contest for Yogurt Hut. Porzio is choosing to split his 368 yogurts amongst his friends […]

La Niña brings snow

La Niña brings snow

La Nina is in full swing in southern Oregon, already bringing a series of early winter storms and plenty of snow pack.  The counterpart of El Nino, a La Nina weather phenomenon means a cooler ocean surface temperature, which causes a cold, wet, winter and the chance of more storms than usual. The early winter […]

African president refuses to step down

African president refuses to step down

Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is refusing to leave office as president, even after Alassane Ouattara was officially recognized as the winner of last November’s election. Groups of supporters of both men have grown violent in some cases, provoking fear of an impending civil war, The Guardian reported. More than 200 people have been killed […]

Riot Grrrls join together

Riot Grrrls join together

A new club for Riot Grrrls has formed in Ashland by Southern Oregon University students.  The club, based on an underground feminist movement of the 90’s, will hold its second meeting this Friday at the Women’s Resource Center in the Stevenson Union basement. The film “Don’t Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl,” a documentary […]

Former president details “Decision Points”

Former president details “Decision Points”

Former President George W. Bush’s new book Decision Points was released Tuesday, chronicling the parts of his presidency that gained the most attention. Bush, who has been relatively out of the spotlight the last two years, has planned a U.S. tour to promote the book, including several television appearances. “This will come as quite a […]

Rubes cartoonist shares inspirations and struggles

Rubes cartoonist shares inspirations and struggles

Rubes comic creator Leigh Rubin shared the history and inspiration for his cartoon Wednesday night at SOU. Rubin told stories of raising his three sons and how everyday events with your children can inspire artistic creativity. “We all see the same things,” said Rubin, “It’s just how we translate and twist them.” Rubin has produced […]

Congressman speaks to student veterans

Congressman speaks to student veterans

Congressman Greg Walden visited SOU for Veteran’s Day last week, speaking to a crowd with many student veterans. Walden congratulated SOU for their work with the Reserve Officer Training Corps program, which is a school military program designed for future army officers.  The program existed in the past but was cut and started again last […]

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