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Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

The year 2016 has seen a lot of action. Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination, thousands of leaked emails at the Democratic National Convention, and the murder of Cincinnati’s infamous silverback gorilla, Harambe. What a time to be alive. If you’re returning to campus this fall you know that SOU was not immune to the […]

SOU Ranked Top LGBTQ School Fourth Year in a Row

SOU Ranked Top LGBTQ School Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row Southern Oregon University was named one of 2016’s most LGBTQ friendly colleges on Campus Pride’s top 30 schools nationwide. Not only did SOU make the list, they earned 5 out of 5 stars on Campus Pride’s grading system.     “When we think of four years now we’ve been on […]

Davis’ Concert Plans Come to Fruition

Davis’ Concert Plans Come to Fruition

Come this fall Ashland will be getting a new taste of music contrary to the usual indie scene associated with the city. On October first Southern Oregon University will be hosting a rap concert featuring artists Travis Porter, JR Castro, and Paul Wall to be held at the SOU practice field. Following a tumultuous election Colin Davis […]

New President in No Rush For Big Changes

New President in No Rush For Big Changes

August first marked the beginning of a new era for Southern Oregon University with the welcoming of its new president, Linda Schott. For now Schott is ignoring the initial push for progress that may come with any new presidency, taking time to learn the ropes of the institution before opting for change. “There are things that […]

Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

For the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU), protecting students against potential discrimination from landlords has been a project in the making for nearly three years. On Tuesday an ordinance that would add age and domestic partnership as a protected class under Ashland’s existing Fair Housing Ordinance was approved by city council for a […]

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

The Search Continues… The first of three finalists for Dr. Saigo’s replacement visited SOU last week, to meet with students, faculty and staff. When appealing the campus community on why he is the best candidate for SOU’s new president, Dr. Michael V. Tidwell, laid out his ambitious plans for diversifying SOU’s revenue sources, increasing the […]

Davis Secures Presidency Under Probationary Measures

Davis Secures Presidency Under Probationary  Measures

An additional grievance filed by Emily Pfeiffer and Ricardo Lujan-Valerio against the Election Committee’s ruling on Monday night which eliminated 41 votes for Colin Davis and Tyler Takeshita, was invalidated by the Associate Students of Southern Oregon University Judicial Branch on Thursday. An in depth discussion on the proper interpretation of the student government’s bylaws […]

Raiders Experience Prosperity at Track Nationals

Raiders Experience Prosperity at Track Nationals

GULF SHORES, ALA.–It was a bountiful weekend for the Southern Oregon Track & Field program at the NAIA Outdoor Nationals, which saw nine Raiders take home All-Americans across six events and two Raiders being crowned national champions. The success began with sophomore Jessa Perkinson’s victory in the 10000m race on Thursday, which she won handedly […]

Track and Field Championship Day One: Perkinson Captures 10000m Crown

Track and Field Championship Day One: Perkinson Captures 10000m Crown

Today was the first day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Joe Dotson, decathlon, was the first Raider to compete — after five events he sits in tenth place with 3218 points, and only 79 points back of 8th place (the cut-off for “All-American” status). Competing second for the […]

The Bees Are Here To Stay

The Bees Are Here To Stay

A swarm of honeybees that have inhabited a Silver Maple Tree outside Churchill Hall won’t be leaving anytime soon, nor will the warning signs surrounding the tree be removed. A beehive that is nested fifteen feet up in the maple, according to Southern Oregon University Landscape officials, was noticed a couple weeks ago but has […]

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