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Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit!

“Bonswa, welcome and bon appetit,” bid the servers of the annual French club diner on Jan. 28th, as guests filed into the sold out diner to snatch themselves a seat. The diner served four courses reflecting a traditional French meal. The twentieth annual dinner was a packed house, breaking a record of attendance even selling […]

Student Housing; Breaking it Down

Student Housing; Breaking it Down

There comes a point in every college student’s life where they must move out of the dorms or their parents house and find their own place. Now, most people would prefer to live near their college campus. However, this is not the easiest of things to do here in Ashland. There is a lack of […]

Students Seek Fair Housing Policies

Students Seek Fair Housing Policies

After 3 years of work, the Associate Students of Southern Oregon University hope to finally make progress towards protecting students under Ashland’s fair housing ordinance, working with the Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission to present evidence of wrongful biases against students to the Ashland City Council. Students run into Craigslist ads with the words […]

SOU Kidnapping Ruled as Hoax

SOU Kidnapping Ruled as Hoax

At approximately 3:12 pm Southern Oregon University alert service sent out voice calls and emails to all students and faculty in regards to an alleged kidnapping that took place outside of The Hawk. Within an hour, Ashland police told The Siskiyou that the alleged kidnapping was a hoax and shortly after, SOU alert confirmed this information. […]

SOU’s Unique World of Bees

SOU’s Unique World of Bees

One in every three bites of food you eat is directly or indirectly a result of a pollinator like a honey bee. 40% of bee colonies were lost in 2014 and the causes are multiple and complex. Southern Oregon University is taking great steps to save bees and other pollinators that our eco system relies […]

Meet the New Face of the Queer Resource Center

Meet the New Face of the Queer Resource Center

Southern Oregon University has a new Queer Resource Center (QRC) coordinator. Thomas Arce, M.Ed, whose pronouns are he/him/his and they/them/theirs has been in his position for roughly a month now.  Thomas is from Gary, Indiana and attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate studies in political science and has a Master’s of Education from […]

Can SOU Bowling Make a Comeback?

Can SOU Bowling Make a Comeback?

There is still a bowling club here at Southern Oregon University, however it is not affiliated with the school…yet. Reece Paquin, a junior here at SOU is trying to make that possible. Head of the bowling club, he hopes to get enough members involved so that it can be recognized as an official sporting club […]

SOU Snapchat: More or Less Moralless

SOU Snapchat: More or Less Moralless

*Pictures taken from the Snapchat story have been edited  When a campus filter was made available to Snapchaters on and around Southern Oregon University last fall, it proved that the school is no exception in America’s growing obsession with ephemeral data, or “disappearing pictures,” a fairly new development in social media. It’s not uncommon to […]

“Elephants”, An Original Poem

“Elephants”, An Original Poem

This is a transcript of a poem performed at the MLK Celebration in Ashland written by Southern Oregon University student Ahsante Sankofa Foree. ELEPHANTS We declare it time to address the elephants in the room We come from a house this house where we fail to unpack the pack of pachyderms packed wall to wall […]

Martin Luther King’s Legacy, “Get Uncomfortable”

Martin Luther King’s Legacy, “Get Uncomfortable”

  “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” These words, the beginning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s immortal I have a dream speech, rang out Monday as protesters marched and proceeded to occupy downtown […]

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