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LaDuke Calls for Action at Standing Rock

LaDuke Calls for Action at Standing Rock

Over 450 people gathered on the evening of Nov. 16 to hear a speech by Ashland-raised activist and former Vice Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke. The fundraiser event raised $8,200 for LaDuke’s organization, Honor the Earth, which is playing a key role in the resistance against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing […]

SOU Men’s Cross Country Captures National Title

SOU Men’s Cross Country Captures National Title

For the first time during cross country head coach Grier Gatlin’s tenure at SOU, the Raider Men’s cross country team are the NAIA National Champions. Gatlin, who had previously coached at SOU from 1999-2005, again took over the helm of the cross country program in 2011. Leading the way at the North Farm Cross Country […]

Tyler Takeshita Takes Over As Student Body President

Tyler Takeshita Takes Over As Student Body President

Following Colin Davis’s removal from office former Vice President Tyler Takeshita has taken over as Associate Students of Southern Oregon University President. “We’re in a really unique position, kind of like a starting over opportunity,” said Takeshita expressing his intentions to use Davis’ impeachment as a growing opportunity to for the ASSOU government. “The grounds that Colin and I […]

Mentalist Shows Us What Mind Reading Is All About

Mentalist Shows Us What Mind Reading Is All About

What is it like to have a mind reader inside the mind? This question was answered when Chris Carter, a critically acclaimed mind reader, came to Southern Oregon University on Nov. 11. The performance welcomed a crowd of nearly 100 people from Southern Oregon University as well as the Ashland community. “What I do is […]

Students Stand in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Students Stand in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Drums and song filled the Stevenson Union courtyard Wednesday Nov. 9 as students and community members took a stand of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The event, organized by the Native American Programs on campus, brought out a crowd of nearly 100 people. It included traditional native songs, prayer, and two short speeches […]

Davis Ballin’ His Way Out of Office

Davis Ballin’ His Way Out of Office

Southern Oregon University’s Student Body President, Colin Davis, was impeached on Tuesday, Nov. 1 following a dismissal hearing at which student government’s Legislative Branch ruled he had broken four bylaws during the planning process of the Back 2 Class Bash. Moving forward with the line of succession, Tyler Takeshita, Davis’ Vice President assumed office as the […]

Gallery Devoted to Faculty Art Work

Gallery Devoted to Faculty Art Work

The artistic practices of Southern Oregon University’s employees aren’t limited to the Oregon Center for the Arts. Over the weekend, The Center for Visual Arts opened an exhibition showcasing art from SOU staff, faculty, and administration. Appropriately titled, “I Show Work at Work” the show “seeks to provide an opportunity for non-student employees across SOU […]

Octoberfeast: A Time For Food Appreciation

Octoberfeast: A Time For Food Appreciation

Southern Oregon University students and community members of the greater Ashland area came together Friday Oct. 21, at the SOU Farm to celebrate the first ever Octoberfeast, an event created in the hopes of raising awareness and appreciation for food and its origins. With the sound of live music playing in the background there stood […]

SOU Sets Standard for Sexual Assault Response

SOU Sets Standard for Sexual Assault Response

Southern Oregon University is setting a national example for support and intervention through campus programs that address the individual needs of sexual assault survivors.   On Oct. 11 Senator Ron Wyden sat at a round table with students, staff, and faculty to discuss SOU’s supportive and preventative sexual assault resources, as well as Title IX […]

Discussion Continues Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

Discussion Continues Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

Over 300 people filled the Rogue River Room in the Stevenson Union Friday Oct. 14  to voice their opinions on the proposed expansion to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The expansion was proposed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden in order to better preserve the biodiversity and ecosystems in the area. “This region has one […]

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