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CVA Showcases Student Artwork at Opening Reception

CVA Showcases Student Artwork at Opening Reception

The Center for the Visual Arts Gallery at Southern Oregon University opened its latest gallery Friday, April 7, featuring artwork from SOU students, alumni, and community members. “Personally I wanted to be able to share something that I’ve only shared with my friends and family,” said featured artist Piper George whose work consisted of paintings […]

Criminology Students Get Hands On Experience at Lock-in

Criminology Students Get Hands On Experience at Lock-in

“Now officers, come up here and grab a pair of handcuffs,” said Officer Bon Stewart to a class of 18 students. Stewart along with Officer Aaron Roscas, who both teach defense tactics out of the Ashland Police Department, were about to begin an hour long defense training session with the students. As police officers their […]

Concerned Theater Students React to Cascade Living Conditions

Concerned Theater Students React to Cascade Living Conditions

Cascade Hall, the abandoned dormitories of Southern Oregon University, is where you can find theater students holding their regular classes. For the past year the theater and athletic department have been relocated to the empty dorm building of Cascade while the gym and theater building are under construction. Previously Cascade has been used to house science […]

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Leaves SOU

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Leaves SOU

To the dismay of some students, a valued member of the Southern Oregon University medical staff left the university last term. Elisabeth Curry, former Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) left the university for other employment options, leaving the Student Health and Wellness Center without a staff member to fill her exact position. A PMHNP […]

Wyden Speaks on DAPL and Climate Change at Annual Meeting

Wyden Speaks on DAPL and Climate Change at Annual Meeting

Senator Ron Wyden responded to questions concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline and climate change from a crowd that packed the Ashland High School gymnasium on at his annual town hall meeting on Feb. 23rd. Audience members were particularly concerned with the conflict surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Wyden was asked directly by an Ashland High School student “Will you commit […]

Standing With Standing Rock

Standing With Standing Rock

Following President Trump’s executive order to advance the Keystone XL Dakota Access Pipeline members of the Ashland community came together last Sunday evening at an event they called Stand with Standing Rock: Decolonizing the Commons. According to one of the event facilitators, Carely Corrado, “the point of this gathering is to really bring people together […]

Reviving the Music Scene: Juniper Berries Release Debut Album

Reviving the Music Scene: Juniper Berries Release Debut Album

If the ghost of Elliot Smith joined forces with The Pixies the result would be the experimental pop sound of The Juniper Berries. Their debut album, Don’t Breath In Through Your Mouth not only demonstrates the band’s obvious musical prowess but also their dynamic as a group. The band started as the brainchild of Joshua […]

Remembering Coach Howard

Remembering Coach Howard

Friends and family of the late Coach Howard gathered at Raider Stadium last Monday to celebrate the life of a man who preached love and respect to those around him, leaving a lasting impact on the Southern Oregon University Football program.   “We had a lot of guys that didn’t come from a good family. […]

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Last Friday morning, Jan. 27, two groups assembled in front of Planned Parenthood, a pro-life group protesting the clinic and others supporting it, were broken up by Ashland Police. The pro-life individuals had gathered there because, according to one man, Jeff Warner, “abortion is murder.” Those protesting held signs echoing that sentiment. Their assembly was […]

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Student Public Research Group (OSPIRG) is back in full swing with new and existing missions including the existing “Save the Bees” campaign and their upcoming project called “Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics.” OSPIRG is a student run nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to put on events to bring awareness […]