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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 […]

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 […]

Spring Breakers take Bunny Burn

Spring Breakers take Bunny Burn

Spring Break: time-honored college tradition that gives students a week-long break from academia allowing them to travel, to relax and to simply take time away from school. This year, four Southern Oregon University (SOU) students and one SOU graduate traveled to the secluded foothills of Northern California near Willows to attend a gathering known as […]

Co-Ed Baseball Team Gets Ready for their Season

Co-Ed Baseball Team Gets Ready for their Season

Last weekend, the SOU Club Baseball team organized a scrimmage to kick-off the spring season. Three years ago when the club started, it was built on a platform of competition.  While that is still true, the captains, Eileen O’Keefe and Kellan, Larson decided to begin this season with a different approach. “From a captain’s point of […]

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. […]

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