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No Man’s Land Film Festival Successful despite Technical Issues

No Man’s Land Film Festival Successful despite Technical Issues

Despite this technical interruption, event coordinators and attendees stayed positive and lively throughout the event, laughing and conversing with each other. After 25 minutes, the problem was resolved by loading the films onto another computer. The patient crowd broke into applause as the event resumed. Kira Welch, organizer of the No Man’s Land Film Festival […]

National Monument at risk for Reduction

National Monument at risk for Reduction

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and up to nine other national monuments may soon be reduced in size. This information comes via a leaked memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to President Trump. The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expanded this past January by 48,00 acres as one of President Obama’s last acts in office. In April, President Trump […]

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

  Ashland’s Air Quality Index (AQI) rose into the Red, Unhealthy Level and Purple, Very Unhealthy Level this week. A Red Level means “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” A Purple AQI is considered a health alert and reads, “Everyone may experience more serious health effects.” The […]

How To: Sasquatch 2K16

How To: Sasquatch 2K16

Last weekend I attended the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. Annual attendance hits about 25,000, with the bulk of those camping out for 4 days and nights, it is one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the United States. Five of my best guy friends and I camped together and then […]

Game Changer; Banff Film Festival Takes to Ashland

Game Changer; Banff Film Festival Takes to Ashland

  36 countries, 285 communities and Ashland is on the list. Southern Oregon University’s Outdoor Program (OP) hosted the Banff Film Festival for a sixth time, and drew sold out crowds as lines were out the door on Wednesday night. “Film is a really great way to connect people and just inspire them to get […]

Why One Man’s Fight for Disc Golf is a Movement

“There are no disc golf courses in Jackson County” States disc golf enthusiast and SOU student Charles Mathias. A crime against the humanity of Southern Oregon if you ask him, but Charles is looking to change things for the enrollment of SOU and the community of Ashland by installing an on campus disc golf course. […]

New Zealand Trip For The Adventurous Students

Southern Oregon University is hosting a trip to New Zealand for Outdoor Adventure Leadership students to study abroad.   This program lasts for two months and is considered by many the trip of a lifetime. Students arrive on the North Island, and journey down the length of New Zealand, this being guided by locals.   […]

Banff and Radical Reels Tours Come To SOU

This Saturday and Sunday the Outdoor Program and Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association are teaming up to host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour and Radical Reels tour. These nights include high adrenaline films of the hottest sport action. These tours have been in as many as 50 locations across US and Canada showing sports such […]

38th annual Ski Swap happening now

The 38th annual Ski Swap is happening this weekend at Southern Oregon University in the Stevenson Union, open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to sell old skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, and equipment and get new gear or make […]

Warning: Stoke levels dangerously low!

Warning: Stoke levels dangerously low!

What has happened to the stoke levels at this school? In this community? In this generation? It seems that lately it has become chic to act cool and calm at all times, no achievement is worthy of a hoot or a holler. What is it about society that says it is wrong to get excited […]

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