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Dance Team Returns to SOU

Dance Team Returns to SOU

Earlier this year the Southern Oregon University Athletic Department announced the return of a team to campus: the Raiderettes, the school’s dance team. Led by Sarah Fultz, a prior cheerleader for the NFL Houston Texans and dancer for the NBA San Antonio Spurs. “I wanted to bring the excitement you see at a Division I […]

Ty Burrell Reacts to Student Shrine in his Honor

Ty Burrell Reacts to Student Shrine in his Honor

“Ty Burrell is life,” said Carols-Zenen Trujillo, a theater student at Southern Oregon University. “He’s a Saint. A martyr.” Trujillo’s intense admiration for Burrell is not unique to him. Theater students all over campus praise the Southern Oregon University alumn for his successful acting career. His inspiration to the students has not only raised a […]

ICC Projected to Exhaust Funds

ICC Projected to Exhaust Funds

This year the Inter Club Council at Southern Oregon University is projected to spend the entire $90,000 allocated for various clubs on campus. “Last year they ended the year with $10,000 in excess, this year they’re not going to do that,” said Larry Locke, advisor for ICC. “Anyone that works in the university that I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

Criminology Students Get Hands On Experience at Lock-in

Criminology Students Get Hands On Experience at Lock-in

“Now officers, come up here and grab a pair of handcuffs,” said Officer Bon Stewart to a class of 18 students. Stewart along with Officer Aaron Roscas, who both teach defense tactics out of the Ashland Police Department, were about to begin an hour long defense training session with the students. As police officers their […]

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Student Public Research Group (OSPIRG) is back in full swing with new and existing missions including the existing “Save the Bees” campaign and their upcoming project called “Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics.” OSPIRG is a student run nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to put on events to bring awareness […]

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 […]

The Clothesline Project: Survivors of Domestic Violence Tell Their Stories

The Clothesline Project: Survivors of Domestic Violence Tell Their Stories

    This October the Women’s Resource Center and the non-profit organization Community Works are hanging handmade t-shirts in Stevenson Union as part of The Clothesline Project. The project, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, aims to bring attention to issues of violence and abuse. “The Clothesline Project is a visual representation of survivor […]

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 […]

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