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Student performs at Carnegie Hall

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

If you’ve ever been to a performance in SOU’s Music Building, you’ve probably seen Beatriz Abella. She’s a stage manager with the music department, a title she says is mostly just a fancy term for stagehand. You can usually see her punching tickets at the door, setting up the stands onstage between acts, controlling the […]

ASSOU Voter’s Guide

ASSOU Voter’s Guide

Editors note: All proposals were submitted by the candidates. The Siskiyou does not endorse any candidate running for any posistion. For more info on the upcoming elections visit www.assou.net/voters-guide.html Executive Candidates President/Vice President: Hassan Harris/Amanda Stucke We will strive to be an accurate representation of the student voice at SOU, and work to maintain its […]

Osama bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden dead

President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In an address to the nation Sunday night, President Obama announced that U.S. forces launched an attack on a compound in Pakistan that was the known location of bin Laden. The al Qaeda leader was killed and the U.S. took custody […]

Earth Day gets a visit from Mother Nature

Despite rainy weather causing last week’s Earth Day celebration to move indoors to the Rogue River Room, the festivities went on as planned. The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous celebrated early on Wednesday, April 20, inviting clubs and organizations from throughout the community to share how they can better the globe. Participants provided many environmentally […]

Study Jam offers weekly support

 More students will now be able to take advantage of group study time this term as the weekly Study Jam program is moving to the library. The program, which is organized by Academic Support Programs on campus and developed out of the Learning Commons, is now well into its second year serving students. The idea […]

Powwow draws a crowd

Powwow draws a crowd

Southern Oregon University’s Native American Student Union held their 19th Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend in the McNeal Pavilion. The Grand Entry of dancers was held Saturday at 1 p.m., with many different tribes represented in the friendly competition. Program Coordinator of SOU’s Native American Studies program, David West, gave the opening prayer. In […]

Fukushima native struggles to stay in contact with family

The news of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the consequent tsunami devastating the northeast coast of Japan had many in disbelief, but for Southern Oregon University student Nozomi Shirato, the news from her hometown of Iwaki, Fukushima was heart-wrenching. “I couldn’t reach anybody in Fukushima,” Shirato, 24, said. “I stayed up late to try to […]

Ten-year $100 billion cut may hit Pell Grant Program

Ten-year $100 billion cut may hit Pell Grant Program

The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on wide-reaching budget cuts that could affect the academic livelihood, and survival of many college students. President Barack Obama’s 2012 federal budget takes aim at Pell grants and loans for graduate students. The cuts proposed would decrease the available funds from the Federal Pell Grant program by $100 […]

U.S. has rich history with oil

U.S. has rich history with oil

Local geologist Len Eisenberg lectured about the oil industry last week at SOU. Photo courtesy of prisonplanet.com Local Ashland geologist, Len Eisenberg, presented a lecture last week on the role oil and natural gas plays in modern society and possible alternatives to its use. Eisenberg began with a description of how oil and natural gas […]

Silent film highlights problems of factory farming

Silent film highlights problems of factory farming

The film “Our Daily Bread” takes a look at factory farming. Photo courtesy nytimes.com A silent film about factory farming in Germany was shown last week, continuing a weekly film series organized by the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous. “Our Daily Bread” is a film about what goes into the harvesting of the majority of […]