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Poetry Slam Club Debuts

Poetry Slam Club Debuts

The Southern Oregon University Poetry Slam club hosted its first performance on Oct. 19, which showcased their writers. Both returning and new members went up to the mic to perform their poems through a three-round competition, in preparation for The Collegiate Unions Poetry Slam Invitational during spring term.  There were three rounds in total. Four […]

Board of Trustees takes advice from Bald Futurist

Board of Trustees takes advice from Bald Futurist

On Sept. 29, the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees hosted a presentation by the “Bald Futurist” Steve Brown. As a futurist, Brown considers what forces will impact how the world will look in years to come. He worked for Intel for 28 years shaping how they strategize and think about the future. The Trustees […]

OSPIRG Protests the LNG Pipeline

OSPIRG Protests the LNG Pipeline

Last week, Southern Oregon University’s chapter of the Oregon Students Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), had their Week of Action for their lead campaign: Defend Our Rivers. The group had intended to march their life size recreation of the pipeline Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas pipeline [LNG Pipeline] throughout campus to “Let people know that there […]

Inter Library Loan Charges End

Inter Library Loan Charges End

“I never used it [Inter Library Loan] because I didn’t feel like paying two dollars,” said Christopher Black, a junior Political Science major at Southern Oregon University (SOU). Last month on Sept. 25, the SOU Hannon Library reduced the cost of Inter Library Loan (ILL) articles for students from $2 to free for the first […]

English Department Welcomes New Professor

English Department Welcomes New Professor

Since being hired at the end of Spring 2017, Merrilyne Lundahl has taken on teaching a young adult literature class at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while also becoming a part of the Oregon Writing Project here in Jackson County. Dr. Lundahl, originally from Utah, began her studies at Utah State where she majored […]

Puck’s Closes, Case Expands

Puck’s Closes, Case Expands

After more than 40 years of business, Puck’s Doughnuts has closed their doors for good. The now vacant space just off of Lithia Way will become a second location for Case Coffee Roasters. A typed notification from former Puck’s owners, Be Khamphanh and Chandra Hay, hangs on the door informing customers of their “family decision…to […]

We Need to Talk about Gun Control

We Need to Talk about Gun Control

What follows is a op-ed column by student writer Alexia Porter that breaks down news, provides informative resources, and shares her views on what’s going on in the United States. The views do not represent the editorial opinions or content of the Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University.  As most everyone knows by now, a 64 […]

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 […]

RCC Campus closed this morning due to Bomb Threat

RCC Campus closed this morning due to Bomb Threat

Image taken from RCC website Yesterday evening, the Medford Police Department made a post to their Facebook page regarding a bomb threat made at the Rogue Community College. At 4 p.m. RCC officials discovered the threat, written on a whiteboard, indicated an attack was to occur this morning. “The grounds were swept and no suspicious devices […]

New Advising Model to begin October 13

New Advising Model to begin October 13

Outside Churchill Hall where the Provost and her team work. Oct. 13th is the final day for Southern Oregon University’s current department of academic advising. The team of four advisers were notified they were being laid off July 12 as the school transitioned to a new advising model. Currently a centralized model with different advisers […]