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OSPIRG works to combat unhealthy food subsidies

“It makes no sense that a box of Twinkies is less expensive than a bag of carrots.” This statement, found on the website of the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, summarizes the main argument against government subsidies to agribusiness firms, and is at the heart of OSPIRG’s recent “Stop Subsidizing Obesity” campaign. “The issue is that the government has been subsidizing big agribusiness firms,” said […]

Recycling center open for business

More than 60 Southern Oregon University students and community members gathered on Oct. 21 for the ribbon cutting ceremony of SOU’s new recycling center, the cornerstone of a revamped campus recycling program. David West, the program coordinator for the Native American Studies program on campus, blessed the center through a traditional Native American song and […]

Forensics lab to provide hands-on experience solving CSI-style crimes

High school and community college students from all around Oregon will flock to the Chemistry Department’s seventh annual Forensic Workshop, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Southern Oregon University’s Science Building. For one Saturday every year, participants get hands-on experience solving a CSI-style crime. However, it’s less about the criminology aspect of […]

Ally Week kicks off with a documentary and a drag

Ally Week kicks off with a documentary and a drag

Ally Week kicked off last week at Southern Oregon University with a drag show put on by the Queer Resource Center. In addition, the SOU resource centers hosted a documentary in the hopes of bringing together a diverse group of students under a united theme of respect. Ally Week is a student-led national movement intended […]

ECOS starts new recycling program

Seventy percent of all waste on the Southern Oregon University campus is recyclable, and thanks to the efforts of one SOU student, it won’t be going to waste for much longer. Misty Munoz, an SOU alumnus, raised $58,000 to overhaul SOU’s recycling program during the summer as part of her capstone project. According to Munoz, […]

Success at Southen program holds graduation

Southern Oregon University’s Success at Southern program held their annual graduation celebration for those in the program who are about to conclude their time at the university last week. Success at Southern is a TRIO Student Support Services Program that gives students who are low income, first generation college students, or those that have a […]

Students celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo was celebrated last Thursday at Southern Oregon University with live music by Broncos De Neji and a taco sale. The festivities also included a performance by The Ballet Folklorico Estampa Mexicana. The event was sponsored by the Latino Student Union.    

Students vie for $29,000 “Green-Tag” refund

The Student Fee Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University is still hearing requests for the $29,000 refund the university recently received from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a non-profit organization that sells carbon offsets to the university. Since 2007, the university has purchased Renewable Energy Credits and carbon offsets from the BEF. Using […]

Students lobby in Salem

On April 25, over 60 Southern Oregon University students drove to Salem to gather with approximately 400 other students from across the state to show their support for several education bills being considered by the Oregon legislature. “For the most part the representatives were really receptive,” said Edward Oneil Latimore, Associated Students of Southern Oregon […]

Take back the night

Every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey. The Women’s Resource Center has worked to raise awareness of this issue throughout the month. Their efforts will culminate with the Clothesline Project and Take Back The Night event this week. The Clothesline […]