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LaDuke Calls for Action at Standing Rock

LaDuke Calls for Action at Standing Rock

Over 450 people gathered on the evening of Nov. 16 to hear a speech by Ashland-raised activist and former Vice Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke. The fundraiser event raised $8,200 for LaDuke’s organization, Honor the Earth, which is playing a key role in the resistance against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing […]

Students Stand in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Students Stand in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Drums and song filled the Stevenson Union courtyard Wednesday Nov. 9 as students and community members took a stand of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The event, organized by the Native American Programs on campus, brought out a crowd of nearly 100 people. It included traditional native songs, prayer, and two short speeches […]

Octoberfeast: A Time For Food Appreciation

Octoberfeast: A Time For Food Appreciation

Southern Oregon University students and community members of the greater Ashland area came together Friday Oct. 21, at the SOU Farm to celebrate the first ever Octoberfeast, an event created in the hopes of raising awareness and appreciation for food and its origins. With the sound of live music playing in the background there stood […]

SOU Sets Standard for Sexual Assault Response

SOU Sets Standard for Sexual Assault Response

Southern Oregon University is setting a national example for support and intervention through campus programs that address the individual needs of sexual assault survivors.   On Oct. 11 Senator Ron Wyden sat at a round table with students, staff, and faculty to discuss SOU’s supportive and preventative sexual assault resources, as well as Title IX […]

Discussion Continues Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

Discussion Continues Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

Over 300 people filled the Rogue River Room in the Stevenson Union Friday Oct. 14  to voice their opinions on the proposed expansion to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The expansion was proposed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden in order to better preserve the biodiversity and ecosystems in the area. “This region has one […]

SOU Shows Off Pride at Annual Parade

SOU Shows Off Pride at Annual Parade

Southern Oregon University showed its support for the LGBTQ+ community Saturday Oct. 8 as they walked in Ashland’s Pride parade put on by the Lotus Rising Project. The parade itself was accompanied with a wide array of posters, signs, and rainbow colors as community leaders, business groups, and SOU students and staff took over Siskiyou […]

Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

Letter From the Editor: Comeback Year

The year 2016 has seen a lot of action. Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination, thousands of leaked emails at the Democratic National Convention, and the murder of Cincinnati’s infamous silverback gorilla, Harambe. What a time to be alive. If you’re returning to campus this fall you know that SOU was not immune to the […]

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 […]

Davis’ Concert Plans Come to Fruition

Davis’ Concert Plans Come to Fruition

Come this fall Ashland will be getting a new taste of music contrary to the usual indie scene associated with the city. On October first Southern Oregon University will be hosting a rap concert featuring artists Travis Porter, JR Castro, and Paul Wall to be held at the SOU practice field. Following a tumultuous election Colin Davis […]

New President in No Rush For Big Changes

New President in No Rush For Big Changes

August first marked the beginning of a new era for Southern Oregon University with the welcoming of its new president, Linda Schott. For now Schott is ignoring the initial push for progress that may come with any new presidency, taking time to learn the ropes of the institution before opting for change. “There are things that […]