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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 […]

Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

For the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU), protecting students against potential discrimination from landlords has been a project in the making for nearly three years. On Tuesday an ordinance that would add age and domestic partnership as a protected class under Ashland’s existing Fair Housing Ordinance was approved by city council for a […]

Advice From Graduating Seniors

Advice From Graduating Seniors

So you are a freshman – Gabe Lenetsky  Young, rambunctious and free. You are a bottle of mixed emotions. The next four or more years of your life will have several ups and downs, but don’t worry, as long as you don’t get into meth you will be fine. You are going to meet a […]

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

The Search Continues… The first of three finalists for Dr. Saigo’s replacement visited SOU last week, to meet with students, faculty and staff. When appealing the campus community on why he is the best candidate for SOU’s new president, Dr. Michael V. Tidwell, laid out his ambitious plans for diversifying SOU’s revenue sources, increasing the […]

Raiders Experience Prosperity at Track Nationals

Raiders Experience Prosperity at Track Nationals

GULF SHORES, ALA.–It was a bountiful weekend for the Southern Oregon Track & Field program at the NAIA Outdoor Nationals, which saw nine Raiders take home All-Americans across six events and two Raiders being crowned national champions. The success began with sophomore Jessa Perkinson’s victory in the 10000m race on Thursday, which she won handedly […]

Track and Field Championship Day One: Perkinson Captures 10000m Crown

Track and Field Championship Day One: Perkinson Captures 10000m Crown

Today was the first day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Joe Dotson, decathlon, was the first Raider to compete — after five events he sits in tenth place with 3218 points, and only 79 points back of 8th place (the cut-off for “All-American” status). Competing second for the […]

The Bees Are Here To Stay

The Bees Are Here To Stay

A swarm of honeybees that have inhabited a Silver Maple Tree outside Churchill Hall won’t be leaving anytime soon, nor will the warning signs surrounding the tree be removed. A beehive that is nested fifteen feet up in the maple, according to Southern Oregon University Landscape officials, was noticed a couple weeks ago but has […]

16 Raiders Set to Compete at Track Nationals

16 Raiders Set to Compete at Track Nationals

GULF SHORES, ALA.–This weekend, Southern Oregon Track &Field will send 16 Raiders to compete at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships across 11 events. Here’s who’s going. *Top eight finishers in each event earn “All-American” status* MEN –Tylor King / Shot Put: CCC champion in the shot put … Entered as #10 seed (54-2 ½’ feet) […]

ASSOU Candidate Learns Perils of Social Media During Election

ASSOU Candidate Learns Perils of Social Media During Election

“I would like to know why you should be able to take office despite your homophobic and transphobic comments on Facebook,” Oneta Cantlon asked Chase Gildea, at last week’s open forum for candidates of next year’s Associated Students of Southern Oregon University positions. After Cantlon asked their question the crowd quickly reacted and began calling […]

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

Trump, Clinton, and Sanders are not the only presidential candidates students should be concerned with this week. Elections for student government kick off next week and with a whopping 3 candidates running for Associated Students of Southern Oregon University president, the race is sure to be heated. “My advice to the winner is to utilize […]

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