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Black History Month All Year

Black History Month All Year

  “Southern Oregon University (SOU) is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.” This is SOU’s mission statement, so Black History Month  holds a greater value here at SOU, a campus that thrives to be inclusive.  For one particular group on campus, the Black Student Union, Black History […]

“Cross Street with Caution, Vehicles May Not Stop”

“Cross Street with Caution, Vehicles May Not Stop”

Eight years after a Southern Oregon University student was struck and killed crossing Siskiyou Boulevard, an Ashland police officer says the crossing has had no further incidents reported. Gladys Jimenez, a 22-year-old SOU student, was hit in 2008 at the Garfield Street crosswalk and died just a week later. According to the Mail Tribune, “Jimenez […]

Ashland Police to be Outfitted with Body Cameras

Ashland Police to be Outfitted with Body Cameras

Police accountability has been a hot button issue nationally, with protests in response to civil unrest in cities like Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, Md. In an effort to increase community trust and police accountability, on Feb 5, as part of a county wide initiative, Ashland Police will be the first department in Jackson County to […]

False Kidnapping Scams Rise in Rogue Valley

False Kidnapping Scams Rise in Rogue Valley

There has been a recent influx in the area of scammers making phone calls and threatening they have kidnapped loved ones. “We’ve gotten about a dozen reports of these fake kidnapping calls in the last couple of weeks,” said Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police. “It’s the latest twist on an old problem.” Joan […]

TAP-ing into the Community

TAP-ing into the Community

TAP Coffee, located at 567 Fair Oaks Avenue, officially opened its doors on Monday, January 11th, and is a shared space for the workers of TAP – The Artisan Project as well as those who have come to the for the coffee and ambience. The Artisan Project is a local business aimed at helping local artisans, […]

“Elephants”, An Original Poem

“Elephants”, An Original Poem

This is a transcript of a poem performed at the MLK Celebration in Ashland written by Southern Oregon University student Ahsante Sankofa Foree. ELEPHANTS We declare it time to address the elephants in the room We come from a house this house where we fail to unpack the pack of pachyderms packed wall to wall […]

Martin Luther King’s Legacy, “Get Uncomfortable”

Martin Luther King’s Legacy, “Get Uncomfortable”

  “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” These words, the beginning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s immortal I have a dream speech, rang out Monday as protesters marched and proceeded to occupy downtown […]

FDA Ban Stops Blood Drives on Campus, “We Would Like to See Change”

FDA Ban Stops Blood Drives on Campus, “We Would Like to See Change”

  It is not too late to save a life. It is not too late to give blood. But you can’t do it on Southern Oregon University’s campus.  One pint of blood can save up to three lives, according to statistics on the Red Cross website. With the decrease in donations during the winter months, […]

McNeal Pavilion Behind Schedule

McNeal Pavilion Behind Schedule

The construction and demolition of Southern Oregon University’s McNeal Pavilion has had some setbacks in the past few months due to budget issues. Now the next steps can be taken; demolition of houses on Stadium Street for the new student fitness center began January 7th and will finish up this week. The demolition of McNeal […]

Snowmageddon Fuels Mt. A.

Snowmageddon Fuels Mt. A.

“I’m stoked on Mt. Ashland finally being open and staying open this season” says SOU student Christianne Steele, excited to be back on the slopes. She is one of many who have been able to return to Mt. Ashland after two years of minimal snowfall. “We have moved past the last two bad years of […]

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