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Marijuana dispensery opens in Ashland

Members of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program now have a new resource in Ashland for medical marijuana. The Greenery, which opened April 20, is located at 1746 Ashland St. The non-profit business offers free membership, free classes, discounted therapeutic services and on-site medicine. The Greenery does not have doctors that can issue OMMP cards, but […]

Take back the night

Every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey. The Women’s Resource Center has worked to raise awareness of this issue throughout the month. Their efforts will culminate with the Clothesline Project and Take Back The Night event this week. The Clothesline […]

Ashland City Council approves utilities extension

The Ashland City Council approved a plan last Tuesday to extend water and sewer lines beyond the urban growth boundary to the site of a proposed rest area near Exit 19 and the Oak Knoll neighborhood. The plan includes a welcome center, as well as the rest area, to be built close to Exit 19 […]

SOAR deadline approaches

Students spend hours conducting research for their classes every term. They interview experts, check out books and then compose a research paper. For most students, all of the work is done to get a decent grade and then repeated with the next assignment. The Southern Oregon Arts and Research conference provides students with an opportunity […]

Earth Day gets a visit from Mother Nature

Despite rainy weather causing last week’s Earth Day celebration to move indoors to the Rogue River Room, the festivities went on as planned. The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous celebrated early on Wednesday, April 20, inviting clubs and organizations from throughout the community to share how they can better the globe. Participants provided many environmentally […]

The three-legged stool of global warming

Biology professor explains why global warming skeptics should be listened to More than 100 students and community members gathered in the Meese Auditorium of the Southern Oregon University Art Building on April 21 to hear Dr. John Roden give a lecture on arguments against climate change. “Whenever science is influenced by politics, industry, advocacy groups, […]

March makes a difference

A march on city hall by community members and Southern Oregon University students on April 5 may have helped lead the City of Ashland to reject the proposed homeless exclusionary zone in downtown Ashland. The council decided to create an ad-hoc Homelessness Steering Committee to come up with solutions to Ashland’s alleged homeless problem. “There […]

Film festival attendee causes commotion

When Suzanne Savoie’s face first appeared on the screen, several audience members booed and hissed. One person even called out “Snitch!” The second time she appeared in the documentary, being interviewed by the director, there was some grumbling and hissing, but more subdued than the first time. Savoie’s face was popping up in the documentary […]

Intramurals

Muggle Quidditch will start today and the league will end on May 28.   Intramural Softball registration is now closed. The season will begin on Wednesday and run until May 26.   Intramural tennis leagues for doubles, men’s and women’s begins today. The league will end on May 28.   SOU Ultimate Frisbee registration is […]