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Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

A recommendation by the board of trustees to increase tuition by 12 percent was approved on Thursday by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, raising costs for Southern Oregon University students starting the 2017-2018 school year. “It’s either cuts or this,” said President Linda Schott who initially made the recommendation to increase costs equivalent to an extra 18 dollars per […]

Fringe Brings the Art to You

Fringe Brings the Art to You

Pop-up theater performances, acrobatics, live inclusive music shows, and art installations were scattered across the Southern Oregon University campus last week during the annual Oregon Fringe Festival. “If you haven’t experienced Ashland in general… Fringe is that really Ashland-y thing,” said Epiffany Gombart, an SOU student and Fringe participant. “Its an explosion of art and […]

Kila and Nihipali Taken off Ballot

Kila and Nihipali Taken off Ballot

“There’s a storm outside, and there’s a storm inside,” said Darius Kila during a recess of what would become a three and a half hour long deliberation by the Judicial Branch ultimately deciding that it was unconstitutional to allow Kila and his running mate Shanztyn Nihipali to be on the ballot for ASSOU President and […]

Medford Marches for Climate Change

Medford Marches for Climate Change

“Don’t tell me it’ll be okay,” demanded Claire Pryor. “I can’t vote, I can’t run for office,” cried out the 17 year. “I have to sit and watch as time flies by.” The Ashland High School Senior gave a provoking speech addressing the public leaders who are making decisions for the planet’s future. Over 1200 people […]

Survivors Take Back the Night

Survivors Take Back the Night

Sexual Assault Awareness Month was brought to a close at Southern Oregon University with a march from campus to downtown Ashland on April 28 advocating for a deeper discussion regarding sexual assault and harassment, put together by Riah Safady SOU Women’s Resource Coordinator. The entire day of April 28 was accompanied with a plethora of […]

Public Profile: ASSOU Presidential Candidates

Public Profile: ASSOU Presidential Candidates

Daryl Maplethorpe & Leo McCaffrey Daryl Maplethorpe is running for Student Body President has been serving ASSOU for two year now as Director of Public Relations and Media Outreach, having previously served as Arts and Performance Senator. Leo McCaffrey is running as Vice President. In the past he has served as the ASSOU minute taker, […]

Bill Allowing Students to Elect Senate Speaker Almost Passes

Bill Allowing Students to Elect Senate Speaker Almost Passes

On Tuesday, April 18 the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University voted in a bill that would allow the students to directly elect the Speaker of the Senate rather than senators electing a speaker. The divisive bill which was passed with a 7-3-3 vote, was then retracted two days later when it was found that the […]

Facebook Live, Fake News, and How to Survive it All

Facebook Live, Fake News, and How to Survive it All

Facebook’s censorship policies surrounding fake news and most notably Facebook Live videos portraying violent or obscene activities, continue to be in the public spotlight as more and more users become at risk for accidentally witnessing abuse or even a murder on their timeline. On April 16 Steve Stephens shot 74 year-old Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland using […]

OSPIRG Calls for Action Against LNG Pipeline

OSPIRG Calls for Action Against LNG Pipeline

Students in support of a campaign to permanently stop construction of the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas Pipeline across Southern Oregon rallied in front of the Stevenson Union on Wednesday. Since the campaign was initiated last term by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) volunteers have been tasked with collecting petition signatures, calling […]

SOU Brings 360 VR Technology to the Classroom

SOU Brings 360 VR Technology to the Classroom

Last week Southern Oregon University made history with the start of Andrew Gay’s course that uses 360 degree virtual reality cameras. This state of the art technology has only just started to become accessible to amateur and even professional filmmakers in the industry. “There are very few universities that have begun doing this,” said Gay. […]