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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 […]


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 […]

Students plan protest against new ordinances

Nate Coddington contributed to this story. A march on city hall is planned for Tuesday, April 5, by Phronesis, a student-led community group, in protest of proposed city ordinances that would allegedly discriminate against Ashland’s homeless. Emery Way, a member of Phronesis and an Associated Students of Southern Oregon University At-Large Senator, has been a […]

Handling homelessness

Handling homelessness

Ashland may be a step closer toward a solution that could solve the city’s homelessness problem, after a town hall meeting was held at Southern Oregon University, Thursday. The meeting gave community members a chance to voice their concerns and offer ideas about how to solve the issue with local homeless man Aaron Fletcher, Ashland […]

Student protest interrupted by campus public safety

Student protest interrupted by campus public safety

Students protesting the withdrawal of Eliza Schaaf were interrupted by Southern Oregon University campus public safety officials today. Alissa Arp, dean of the college of arts and sciences, withdrew Schaaf, a student with Down syndrome, from her ceramics class Nov. 9. Schaaf was withdrawn because the accommodations she required disrupted and interfered with the teaching […]