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Varsity Theatre to host Student Film Festival

Varsity Theatre to host Student Film Festival

Southern Oregon University’s Student Film Festival opens next Thursday at the Varsity Theatre in down town Ashland, and there have been changes since last year. Rather than a class, Film Club will be putting on the annual event for the first time. Preparations started in January, and since then, the club has organized event details, […]

‘A Man of no Importance’ Cast inspired by community and experience

‘A Man of no Importance’ Cast inspired by community and experience

Having been rehearsing since Apr. 2, the Oregon Center for the Arts (OCA) at SOU closed their performance of A Man of No Importance on May 20 after a two week run. A Man of No Importance, based off of the 1994 film of the same name, was written by Terrence McNally with music by […]

4 Stars for the “Enjoyable” Fantasy

4 Stars for the “Enjoyable” Fantasy

The Smoke Thieves was a cleverly plotted and constructed fantasy filled with intrigue and many active storylines. From its vast array of POVs to its wide range of participating characters, it is not a story to to read passively. Instead, it insists that you engage and follow along. As the story builds and beguiles, each characters’ purpose […]

Top Recommendation for new Romance

Top Recommendation for new Romance

Filled with a delicious combination of witty charm and ambivalence, Arrogant Devil thrilled from the first page. With a delicacy only skilled writers have, Grey balanced their every exchange with perfect amounts of unwanted lust and volatility. Using the dynamic of a broody cowboy placed opposite a (seemingly) spoiled city girl only heightened this effect and brought […]

4.5 for Whelan’s Debut Novel

4.5 for Whelan’s Debut Novel

My Oxford Year is as tender and heartbreaking as it is charmingly witty. Whelan’s debut novel draws on the subtleties of relationships: both romantic and otherwise, and it expounds their effects in great detail. Told with boldly captivating characters and the beauty of England, I fell in love with both the beauty of this country as […]

Welcome to the Student Rec Center

Welcome to the Student Rec Center

 At the start of week four of Spring Term, Southern Oregon University (SOU) opened their new Student Recreation Center (SRC) in Raider Village. The building includes a gym, basketball court with a volleyball net, and a rock climbing wall. Early registration  started April 18th, giving the students the chance to avoid waiting in lines […]

22nd Annual Lūʻau Celebrates Culture through Dance

22nd Annual Lūʻau Celebrates Culture through Dance

“This celebration of our culture is a good way to bring us back to our ancestry and who we are as people” explained Jherica Raposa, a member of the Ho’opa’a Hawai’i Club and dancer in the 22nd annual Lūʻau & Hōʻike. With a sold out show, a celebration of Hawaiian culture rang throughout the Music […]

6 Stars for the Christina Lauren’s newest novel

6 Stars for the Christina Lauren’s newest novel

Love and Other Words, which was officially released yesterday, was a beautiful and emotional journey of exploration, first love, and the crucial moments that can long effect you into adulthood.  After finishing it last week, it took me a few days to find words to express the praise I have for this story. Each alternating timeline of […]

Susan Conrad returns to Inspire with Adventure

Susan Conrad returns to Inspire with Adventure

On May 5, 2010, Southern Oregon University (SOU) graduate Susan Conrad set out on a courageous solo-kayak journey from Washington to Alaska which would eventually lead to her successful memoir, Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage. With help from the Women’s Resource Center (WRC), the Outdoor Program (OP), and the Outdoor Adventure Leadership […]

Powerful Exhibit Shows that Clothing ≠ Consent

Powerful Exhibit Shows that Clothing ≠ Consent

“A place to dispel the myth that clothing gives any type of consent,” described Katie McGrath, the senior who curated the exhibit “What I was Wearing” which displayed in the SU Gallery last week. A walk through the space revealed different forms of attire hanging on the walls: business casual, club dresses, sweatpants a T-shirt, […]

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