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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 […]

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.