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Criminology Students Get Hands On Experience at Lock-in

Criminology Students Get Hands On Experience at Lock-in

“Now officers, come up here and grab a pair of handcuffs,” said Officer Bon Stewart to a class of 18 students. Stewart along with Officer Aaron Roscas, who both teach defense tactics out of the Ashland Police Department, were about to begin an hour long defense training session with the students. As police officers their […]

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Leaves SOU

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Leaves SOU

To the dismay of some students, a valued member of the Southern Oregon University medical staff left the university last term. Elisabeth Curry, former Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) left the university for other employment options, leaving the Student Health and Wellness Center without a staff member to fill her exact position. A PMHNP […]

Wyden Speaks on DAPL and Climate Change at Annual Meeting

Wyden Speaks on DAPL and Climate Change at Annual Meeting

Senator Ron Wyden responded to questions concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline and climate change from a crowd that packed the Ashland High School gymnasium on at his annual town hall meeting on Feb. 23rd. Audience members were particularly concerned with the conflict surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Wyden was asked directly by an Ashland High School student “Will you commit […]

Standing With Standing Rock

Standing With Standing Rock

Following President Trump’s executive order to advance the Keystone XL Dakota Access Pipeline members of the Ashland community came together last Sunday evening at an event they called Stand with Standing Rock: Decolonizing the Commons. According to one of the event facilitators, Carely Corrado, “the point of this gathering is to really bring people together […]

Remembering Coach Howard

Remembering Coach Howard

Friends and family of the late Coach Howard gathered at Raider Stadium last Monday to celebrate the life of a man who preached love and respect to those around him, leaving a lasting impact on the Southern Oregon University Football program.   “We had a lot of guys that didn’t come from a good family. […]

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Last Friday morning, Jan. 27, two groups assembled in front of Planned Parenthood, a pro-life group protesting the clinic and others supporting it, were broken up by Ashland Police. The pro-life individuals had gathered there because, according to one man, Jeff Warner, “abortion is murder.” Those protesting held signs echoing that sentiment. Their assembly was […]

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Student Public Research Group (OSPIRG) is back in full swing with new and existing missions including the existing “Save the Bees” campaign and their upcoming project called “Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics.” OSPIRG is a student run nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to put on events to bring awareness […]

Ashland Women’s March Hosts Over 15,000 People

Ashland Women’s March Hosts Over 15,000 People

On Saturday Ashland, Ore. became one of 673 different places across the globe that held a Women’s March. This “Sister March” created in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington had around 15,000 people in attendance according to a statistic posted by FiveThirtyEight. This puts Ashland within the top-thirty of the largest marches in the country. According […]

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday the Ashland community gathered to acknowledge the importance of Martin Luther King Jr., otherwise known as “MLK Day.” The event began at the Historic Ashland Armory at noon, followed by a march to Lithia Park. Since this event has been consistently popular for 27 years, getting into the Armory is known to be […]

Creators Showing Off Work at Mini Maker Faire

Creators Showing Off Work at Mini Maker Faire

The first annual Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire drew the attention of the community as Science Works encouraged attendees of all ages to learn, grow and have fun at the first annual Maker Faire on Saturday, Nov. 19. The event contained a wide range of activities and learning opportunities from a car take-apart to a […]

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