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How To Survive Your Freshman Year of College

How To Survive Your Freshman Year of College

One year ago, I was getting ready to leave my hometown to start my first year of college. Long story short, I was absolutely terrified. I was nervous that I was going to make no friends, fail all my classes, and gain fifteen pounds and lose my healthy eating habits to the college cafeteria menu. […]

SOU Ranked Top LGBTQ School Fourth Year in a Row

SOU Ranked Top LGBTQ School Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row Southern Oregon University was named one of 2016’s most LGBTQ friendly colleges on Campus Pride’s top 30 schools nationwide. Not only did SOU make the list, they earned 5 out of 5 stars on Campus Pride’s grading system.     “When we think of four years now we’ve been on […]

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) […]

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