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Raider Athletes Honored

Raider Athletes Honored

Tuesday evening saw the third annual Black and Red All-Sports Awards in the Rogue River room.  Though classes were furloughed for the day, many formally dressed Southern Oregon athletes returned to campus to reflect on the past year’s athletic success.  Before the event, athletes were able to grange two sundae bars at their will.  The […]

Ashland Takes Back the Night

Ashland Takes Back the Night

Protesters marched with determination, chanting their cries for all to hear. There would be no ignoring them tonight, no ignoring the countless millions who have been assaulted, harassed and victimized. It was time to Take Back the Night. As an ongoing part of sexual assault awareness month, SOU’s Women’s Resource Center (WRC) sponsored the annual […]

We’re All Stars Now… At The Lunch Show!

We’re All Stars Now… At The Lunch Show!

As college students, a steady income is usually hard to come by and maintain. On top of which, students must also worry about paying college bills such as, housing, tuition, additional course fees, and textbooks. Even if a student has access to a decent kitchen with basic cooking utilities (stove, oven, microwave, and toaster), this […]

Early Allergy Season and High Pollen Count Sweeps Rogue Valey

  Itchy eyes? Runny nose? Scratchy throat? Join the club. According to the SOU Student Health and Wellness Center, you may have allergic rhinitis. Southern Oregonians have been experiencing an early and severe allergy season this year with symptoms consistent with allergic rhinitis effecting individuals with pollen sensitivities as early as January. A typical allergy […]

Love a Parade? Pear Blossom Blooms

The annual Pear Blossom Parade, Run and Festival in downtown Medford is set to take off this Saturday, April 11th. Each year, the Pear Blossom Festival is comprised of the parade, various races, and a street fair. “This festival is a great community event. It is 100% volunteer and couldn’t be pulled off without the […]

Can Students Be Denied Housing?

Have you ever scrolled through Craigslist looking for a place, and seen listing after listing saying NO STUDENTS? Kristi Wright and Megan Mercier have, and they want to do something about it. Wright spearheaded a campaign to add students as a protected class under Ashland’s fair housing ordinance. This would legally prevent realtors from discriminating […]

How New Pot Laws Affect You

Oregon’s prohibition of marijuana has ended. As of Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon became the third state to legalize Marijuana for recreational use. Measure 91 will go into effect on July 1, 2015, permitting Oregonians 21 and older to own up to 8 ounces and up to 4 plants. While many may be excited with measure […]

The Drought is Just Getting Started

Our California readers may be more used to drought conditions than Oregon natives, but everyone should start preparing for a very dry summer. According to the Oregon Water Resource Department, as of December 2014, 35 percent of the state, along with the majority of Jackson County, has been declared as being in an extreme drought. […]

Religious Exemption on Chopping Block?

In 2012, over 900 Oregonians came down with whooping cough. The highest in half a century. Late in 2014, about 30 children in Jackson county had chicken pox. This year, a Lane county man was diagnosed with measles, the 12th measles case in Oregon in just the past two years. Oregon does not require immunizations […]

Saudi Student Responds to ISIS

Faisal Alotaibi is a Southern Oregon University student with a story. Born in Saudi Arabia with an Egyptian mother, the 31 year old has already earned an Information Technology Degree from Riyadh College in Saudi Arabia, made friends in Sweden, Canada, and South Africa, and cultivated a tolerance and curiosity for other cultures. He has […]

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