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Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

For the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU), protecting students against potential discrimination from landlords has been a project in the making for nearly three years. On Tuesday an ordinance that would add age and domestic partnership as a protected class under Ashland’s existing Fair Housing Ordinance was approved by city council for a […]

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

The Search Continues… The first of three finalists for Dr. Saigo’s replacement visited SOU last week, to meet with students, faculty and staff. When appealing the campus community on why he is the best candidate for SOU’s new president, Dr. Michael V. Tidwell, laid out his ambitious plans for diversifying SOU’s revenue sources, increasing the […]

ASSOU Candidate Learns Perils of Social Media During Election

ASSOU Candidate Learns Perils of Social Media During Election

“I would like to know why you should be able to take office despite your homophobic and transphobic comments on Facebook,” Oneta Cantlon asked Chase Gildea, at last week’s open forum for candidates of next year’s Associated Students of Southern Oregon University positions. After Cantlon asked their question the crowd quickly reacted and began calling […]

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

Trump, Clinton, and Sanders are not the only presidential candidates students should be concerned with this week. Elections for student government kick off next week and with a whopping 3 candidates running for Associated Students of Southern Oregon University president, the race is sure to be heated. “My advice to the winner is to utilize […]

Should Women Register for the Draft?

Should Women Register for the Draft?

Next week the House of Representatives in Washington DC will vote on legislation allowing women to sign up for the draft. Last month, lawmakers passed a vote adding legislation that would allow women to be added to the Selective Service . This in the wake of women serving in all military jobs under this year’s National […]

RVTD Faces Another Service Cut

RVTD Faces Another Service Cut

  In Ashland $26 dollars can get you a cheap dinner and a movie. After May 17th that same amount could ensure residents extended access to the Rogue Valley’s Transit system. If passed Measure 151-41 that will appear on next week’s ballot will secure additional funding towards Rogue Valley Transportation District in the form of […]

Fire and Water 4/20 Celebration Gives Band 1st Gig

Fire and Water 4/20 Celebration Gives Band 1st Gig

SOU student Michael Leslie’s dream since junior year of high school is finally coming to fruition. For the fifth time in as many years of business, the Fire & Water smoke and glass supply shop in Ashland, Oregon hosted a 4/20 Celebration this past Wednesday. The annual observance of cannabis consumption at Fire & Water […]

Mad Dash to the End: Finding a President

Mad Dash to the End: Finding a President

Southern Oregon University President Roy Saigo can often be seen walking around campus, always eager to speak with his students whether it be about the last Raiders game or the weather. This approachability has made him a very popular figure among students. His interim status of two years which began in 2014 is however coming […]

Cattle Mutilation: The Musical

Cattle Mutilation: The Musical

“COWS IN PERIL! BIGFOOT BLAMED! THE TRUTH WILL SHOCK YOU!” This ain’t no Muppet Show. The Ashland theatrical group Puppeteers for Fears newest play, Cattle Mutilation: The Musical, is a hilarious adult horror comedy puppet show that is a must see. It features 10 original songs from playwright Josh Gross, founding member of Puppeteers for Fears, that will leave audiences […]

The Vision: Ending Gun Violence

The Vision: Ending Gun Violence

    In the past year the U.S. was hit with a streak of 372 mass shootings, killing a total of 475 people and wounding another 1,870. The seemingly endless tragedies have instilled a sense of helplessness into those who have failed to see action taken by US delegates. For Scott McCaw, a graduating senior […]