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Octoberfeast: A Time For Food Appreciation

Octoberfeast: A Time For Food Appreciation

Southern Oregon University students and community members of the greater Ashland area came together Friday Oct. 21, at the SOU Farm to celebrate the first ever Octoberfeast, an event created in the hopes of raising awareness and appreciation for food and its origins. With the sound of live music playing in the background there stood […]

SOU Sets Standard for Sexual Assault Response

SOU Sets Standard for Sexual Assault Response

Southern Oregon University is setting a national example for support and intervention through campus programs that address the individual needs of sexual assault survivors.   On Oct. 11 Senator Ron Wyden sat at a round table with students, staff, and faculty to discuss SOU’s supportive and preventative sexual assault resources, as well as Title IX […]

Discussion Continues Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

Discussion Continues Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

Over 300 people filled the Rogue River Room in the Stevenson Union Friday Oct. 14  to voice their opinions on the proposed expansion to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The expansion was proposed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden in order to better preserve the biodiversity and ecosystems in the area. “This region has one […]

ASSOU Members Say Concert Planning Lacked Transparency

ASSOU Members Say Concert Planning Lacked Transparency

Student Body President Colin Davis faced scrutiny from members of the Associate Students of Southern Oregon University on Tuesday, Oct. 4 as representatives were debriefed on the details surrounding the Back 2 Class Bash held on Oct. 1. Throughout the meeting concerns of the large amount of money that was spent in addition to the […]

Review: Frank Warren Tells Your Secrets

Review: Frank Warren Tells Your Secrets

Everyone carries around secrets, it’s inevitable. On September 29 Frank Warren presented Postsecret LIVE! on the Southern Oregon University Campus, a presentation focused on the power of secrets.     In 2004 Warren started the PostSecret project. He encourages people to take a postcard and write down a secret they hadn’t told anyone about, and send it […]

McNair Accepting Applications For 2017 Cohort

McNair Accepting Applications For 2017 Cohort

Applications are now being accepted for Southern Oregon University students who wish to participate in the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. This program provides a vital opportunity for students interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree. Named for astronaut Ronald E. McNair, who tragically lost his life in the 1986 explosion of NASA’s Challenger shuttle, the McNair […]

Students Celebrate the Life of Former Art Student

Students Celebrate the Life of Former Art Student

“She was this ball of energy and light, a totally unique person,” said Miles Inada, co-chair of the Creative Arts department, of Chaya Stillwater-Lanz, a Bachelor of Fine Arts student who would have been in her final year at Southern Oregon University. On Sept. 30 Stillwater was tragically killed in Texas as a result of […]

SOU Shows Off Pride at Annual Parade

SOU Shows Off Pride at Annual Parade

Southern Oregon University showed its support for the LGBTQ+ community Saturday Oct. 8 as they walked in Ashland’s Pride parade put on by the Lotus Rising Project. The parade itself was accompanied with a wide array of posters, signs, and rainbow colors as community leaders, business groups, and SOU students and staff took over Siskiyou […]

The Clothesline Project: Survivors of Domestic Violence Tell Their Stories

The Clothesline Project: Survivors of Domestic Violence Tell Their Stories

    This October the Women’s Resource Center and the non-profit organization Community Works are hanging handmade t-shirts in Stevenson Union as part of The Clothesline Project. The project, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, aims to bring attention to issues of violence and abuse. “The Clothesline Project is a visual representation of survivor […]

Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

The year 2016 has seen a lot of action. Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination, thousands of leaked emails at the Democratic National Convention, and the murder of Cincinnati’s infamous silverback gorilla, Harambe. What a time to be alive. If you’re returning to campus this fall you know that SOU was not immune to the […]