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Tuition Raised 6.8 Percent

By the time they complete their education the average college student will be around $24,000 in debt, reports the Huffington Post, and judging from unemployment statistics they will have little chance of paying it off in the near future. Despite these staggering statistics, colleges all across the country are seeing their enrollment numbers skyrocket, and […]

SOU Students Build Community Garden

SOU Students Build Community Garden

Over the summer a group of Southern Oregon University students and community members came together to organize a community garden on the outskirts of Ashland in an effort to help homeless and low-income residents and, in the words of one organizer, “engender a sense of community.” “It was an idea that came from a few […]

A Fresh Start

With students returning to Southern Oregon University for the beginning of yet another year, student government is once again roaring into action, fresh from summer training and ready to start anew. “There’s a lot of issues on campus that have never been dealt with before,” said Hassan Harris, Associated Students of Southern Oregon University president. […]

Two New Exhibits in Schneider Museum

Two new exhibitions opened in the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University last Thursday, “Felt to Steel” by local artist Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller, and “Mi Linda Soledad,” a retrospective by Colorado artist Emilio Lobato. The reception was attended by well over a hundred SOU students and community members, and featured the smooth tones of […]

Embezzlement allegations made over leadership program

Embezzlement Allegations Made Over Leadership ProgramFormer ASSOU President Stephen Land has accused current President Hassan Harris and Vice-President Amanda Stucke of embezzling $2,231 from the budget of the Raider Leadership Academy.

Arts and research event celebrates fourth year

The fourth annual Southern Oregon Arts and Research event took place last week, showcasing student work across all majors. Last Thursday, the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room housed the poster presentations, where students displayed posters showing research they conducted. Jeffrey Whitaker, a senior psychology student, displayed a poster on research he performed with fello student […]

Students can prepare for campus-wide smoking ban

Aimed at bringing Southern Oregon University a breath of fresh air, a campus-wide tobacco ban is set to take effect in Fall 2012. Initiated by SOU President Mary Cullinan, the Tobacco-free Campus Project Task Force, a part of the Healthy Campus Initiative, will put forth the specifics of making the tobacco-free transition before the end […]

Student Film Festival is a hit

Tuesday, May 17th marked the date of SOAR’s 6th-Annual Student Film Festival, presenting a multitude of student-made films that covered a variety of genres and topics. The film festival had a huge turnout, culminating in audience voting and awards, with the films being divided into several genres. Trailers and Comedy, the first category shown, featured […]

Chili Hoopla: “something EPIC”

The first annual Chili Hoopla was held on Saturday, May 21, luring over 300 students down to the Southern Oregon University Raider Stadium with a six-band lineup and lots of delicious chili. The Events Planning Involvement Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University and the Black Student Union hosted the event. “We wanted […]

Testing the value of newspapers

In a partnership with USA Today, Southern Oregon University began a newspaper readership pilot program May 9. Through this four-week program, copies of The New York Times, USA Today and the Medford Mail Tribune will be made available at various locations across campus. A similar program was to be implemented two years ago, but funding […]