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SOU Loses $1.9 Million in Email Fraud, FBI Investigation Launched

SOU Loses $1.9 Million in Email Fraud, FBI Investigation Launched

On Wednesday a group of Southern Oregon University student leaders sat in a room as President Linda Schott informed them that the school fell victim to email fraud in late April when a $1.9 million payment to Anderson Construction was transferred to a bank account which the company has no control over. After it was discovered within […]

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

Southern Oregon University students took the fight over a possible 12 percent tuition increase to the state capitol in Salem. SOU joined Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon, and Oregon Tech to lobby against a tuition increase that could pressure many students to drop out or take out further loans. Students joined fellow TRU (technical and regional universities) […]

Letter from the Editor: A Millennial’s Dilemma

Letter from the Editor: A Millennial’s Dilemma

I awoke suddenly last night from a terrorizing nightmare. I was about to graduate college in three weeks, I had no guarantee of a full time job and enough student debt to put a down payment on a San Francisco apartment. As I was in line for Chipotle feeling sorry for myself I requested extra […]

EMCon Opens Doors for Students

EMCon Opens Doors for Students

The Emerging Media and Digital arts department hosted its fourth annual Emerging Media Convention known as EMCon, in collaboration with SOAR at Southern Oregon University Friday, May 19. The event was open to all SOU students interested in sharing their artwork with the community, fellow students, and potential employers. Students whose EMCon applications were accepted […]

ICC Projected to Exhaust Funds

ICC Projected to Exhaust Funds

This year the Inter Club Council at Southern Oregon University is projected to spend the entire $90,000 allocated for various clubs on campus. “Last year they ended the year with $10,000 in excess, this year they’re not going to do that,” said Larry Locke, advisor for ICC. “Anyone that works in the university that I’ve […]

Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

A recommendation by the board of trustees to increase tuition by 12 percent was approved on Thursday by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, raising costs for Southern Oregon University students starting the 2017-2018 school year. “It’s either cuts or this,” said President Linda Schott who initially made the recommendation to increase costs equivalent to an extra 18 dollars per […]

Fringe Brings the Art to You

Fringe Brings the Art to You

Pop-up theater performances, acrobatics, live inclusive music shows, and art installations were scattered across the Southern Oregon University campus last week during the annual Oregon Fringe Festival. “If you haven’t experienced Ashland in general… Fringe is that really Ashland-y thing,” said Epiffany Gombart, an SOU student and Fringe participant. “Its an explosion of art and […]

Kila and Nihipali Taken off Ballot

Kila and Nihipali Taken off Ballot

“There’s a storm outside, and there’s a storm inside,” said Darius Kila during a recess of what would become a three and a half hour long deliberation by the Judicial Branch ultimately deciding that it was unconstitutional to allow Kila and his running mate Shanztyn Nihipali to be on the ballot for ASSOU President and […]

Survivors Take Back the Night

Survivors Take Back the Night

Sexual Assault Awareness Month was brought to a close at Southern Oregon University with a march from campus to downtown Ashland on April 28 advocating for a deeper discussion regarding sexual assault and harassment, put together by Riah Safady SOU Women’s Resource Coordinator. The entire day of April 28 was accompanied with a plethora of […]

Public Profile: ASSOU Presidential Candidates

Public Profile: ASSOU Presidential Candidates

Daryl Maplethorpe & Leo McCaffrey Daryl Maplethorpe is running for Student Body President has been serving ASSOU for two year now as Director of Public Relations and Media Outreach, having previously served as Arts and Performance Senator. Leo McCaffrey is running as Vice President. In the past he has served as the ASSOU minute taker, […]