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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 […]

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 […]