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Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Courage, adventurous spirits, and lots of jet fuel were some of the ingredients that made dinner possible Monday night in Susan Koralek’s dining room. The only things missing were red beans and rice, but for international Southern Oregon University students Becky Li and Laura Sosa Ramirez, from China and Columbia respectively, a trip to the […]

From dream to reality: Dr. King’s legacy lives on

From dream to reality: Dr. King’s legacy lives on

There are many things that could be said of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. We could discuss his famous “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., arguably one of our nation’s most influential speeches, for days on end. We could discuss the effects of his encouragement […]

Spirit Rock lets SOU students show their pride

Spirit Rock lets SOU students show their pride

Are your opinions too hefty for the standard soapbox? If you would like to advertise for your campus club, show off your school spirit and artistic abilities, or voice those all-important student opinions, the new Spirit Rock located in the courtyard of the Stevenson Union of Southern Oregon University is just the place to do […]

Man murdered on bike path in Hunter Park Saturday evening

Man murdered on bike path in Hunter Park Saturday evening

A 23-year-old man was found murdered on the bike path in Hunter Park on Saturday, making this the first murder in Ashland in more than seven years. The Ashland Police Department said that David Michael Grubbs was found dead on the Bear Creek Greenway between Walker Avenue and Normal Avenue on Nov. 19 around 5:30 […]

“I Heart Ashland” day of service draws thousands

“I Heart Ashland” day of service draws thousands

People in red shirts with white hearts filled the streets and parks of Ashland on Saturday during the “I Heart Ashland” event, a day of community service organized by local Christian churches. After months of coordination and planning, the “I Heart Ashland” movement kicked off at Ashland GracePoint Nazerene church with internationally recognized evangelical speaker […]

Jackson County Fuel Committee: Helping low-income families fend off the winter cold

Jackson County Fuel Committee: Helping low-income families fend off the winter cold

Many in Southern Oregon are familiar with the challenges that the winter months bring, and one of the most important aspects of the winter is something that most people take for granted: heat. The Jackson County Fuel Committee has been working non-stop since 1977 to ensure that low-income people have the basic necessities of heat […]

Local businesses adapt to changing economy

Local businesses adapt to changing economy

Ashland’s annual Festival of Light is approaching, and along with serving as the kick off for the holiday season, it also signifies the end of the profitable tourist season and the beginning of the more difficult months for many local businesses, both old and new. Ashland is not immune to the economic hardship that the […]

Fire and brimstone: Traveling preachers cause a stir in the Stevenson Union courtyard

Fire and brimstone: Traveling preachers cause a stir in the Stevenson Union courtyard

Southern Oregon University received a heavy dose of religious fervor on Thursday, Nov. 10, when a group of preachers set up shop in the “free speech zone” in the courtyard of the Stevenson Union and began denouncing homosexuality, drug use, pornography, and other activities they believed to be sinful. Laura O’Bryon, SOU dean of students, […]

Veterans reception honors armed forces

Veterans reception honors armed forces

  Rep. Peter Buckley and retired Col. David Dotterrer inspired, thanked and called on veterans and students to create the future they wish to have during the Veterans Day Reception on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University. “There are three kinds of people in the […]

Flowers for Edrik Gomez

Flowers for Edrik Gomez

Intelligent. Quirky. Compassionate. These were only a few words that can be used to describe the “funny brother.” A passion for politics, good humor and Latin American history. These were only a few topics the “eternal optimist” was interested in. Anyone who fights for the poor, anybody who fights for social injustice, against tyranny, oppression, […]