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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 […]

That’s a Wrap for AIFF

That’s a Wrap for AIFF

Ashland wrapped up it’s 16th annual nationally ranked, independent film festival. The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) ran from Thursday, April 6 through Monday, April 10 at a variety of venues throughout the city. This ever expanding film festival which was ranked in the top 25 “coolest film festivals in the world” by Movie Maker Magazine […]

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. […]

CVA Showcases Student Artwork at Opening Reception

CVA Showcases Student Artwork at Opening Reception

The Center for the Visual Arts Gallery at Southern Oregon University opened its latest gallery Friday, April 7, featuring artwork from SOU students, alumni, and community members. “Personally I wanted to be able to share something that I’ve only shared with my friends and family,” said featured artist Piper George whose work consisted of paintings […]

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 […]

Concerned Theater Students React to Cascade Living Conditions

Concerned Theater Students React to Cascade Living Conditions

Cascade Hall, the abandoned dormitories of Southern Oregon University, is where you can find theater students holding their regular classes. For the past year the theater and athletic department have been relocated to the empty dorm building of Cascade while the gym and theater building are under construction. Previously Cascade has been used to house science […]

Wyden Speaks on DAPL and Climate Change at Annual Meeting

Wyden Speaks on DAPL and Climate Change at Annual Meeting

Senator Ron Wyden responded to questions concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline and climate change from a crowd that packed the Ashland High School gymnasium on at his annual town hall meeting on Feb. 23rd. Audience members were particularly concerned with the conflict surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Wyden was asked directly by an Ashland High School student “Will you commit […]

Standing With Standing Rock

Standing With Standing Rock

Following President Trump’s executive order to advance the Keystone XL Dakota Access Pipeline members of the Ashland community came together last Sunday evening at an event they called Stand with Standing Rock: Decolonizing the Commons. According to one of the event facilitators, Carely Corrado, “the point of this gathering is to really bring people together […]