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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 […]

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

        The Stevenson Union courtyard was a peaceful place to be Thursday afternoon.  With blue skies overhead and warm temperatures, there was little that could scar such a gorgeous day – except perhaps for the rancid smell and ugly sight of dozens of opened bags of garbage. “We’re trying to see how […]

Science lecture tackles waterless future

Science lecture tackles waterless future

More than 100 people gathered at SOU last week to hear a local aqua ecologist lecture on the future of the world’s water. “Future wars will be fought over water,” said Dr. Eric Dinger while speaking at last Friday’s weekly science seminar on campus. The lecture, titled “International Ecology: Mexican Stromatolites and Pakistan Water Politics”, […]

Lecture focuses on animal language

Lecture focuses on animal language

Over 100 people from the campus and community gathered in the Meese Auditorium to hear Southern Oregon University psychology professor Dr. Mark Krause’s lecture on human and animal communication. Krause talked about whether animals have language the way we understand it, and how we can bridge the gap between them and us. A large part […]

Controversial ban targets children

Controversial ban targets children

Portland congressman Mitch Greenlick’s proposal of a controversial bill that would penalize bicycle passengers under 6 made headlines this week. The bill would make it illegal to carry a child under the age of 6 either a bike or a bike trailer. Greenlick was inspired to draft the bill after reading an Oregon Health & […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

See our photo gallery below for images from Monday’s MLK Day celebration at the Ashland Armory. Photos by Lenny Holland/The Siskiyou.

The fight for free transit

The fight for free transit

It has been over five years since students at Southern Oregon University have been able to enjoy free rates for Rogue Valley Transportation District bus services, but a university committee is working to re-establish negotiations with the transportation service provider, and make alternative options more available for students. Negotiations involving SOU and RVTD have been […]

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

One Southern Oregon University video production team is tasting victory after winning a year supply of yogurt in a commercial creating contest. SOU senior Jotham Porzio, 22, and his crew won a year supply of yogurt after winning a commercial contest for Yogurt Hut. Porzio is choosing to split his 368 yogurts amongst his friends […]

La Niña brings snow

La Niña brings snow

La Nina is in full swing in southern Oregon, already bringing a series of early winter storms and plenty of snow pack.  The counterpart of El Nino, a La Nina weather phenomenon means a cooler ocean surface temperature, which causes a cold, wet, winter and the chance of more storms than usual. The early winter […]