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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 […]

Reviving the Music Scene: Juniper Berries Release Debut Album

Reviving the Music Scene: Juniper Berries Release Debut Album

If the ghost of Elliot Smith joined forces with The Pixies the result would be the experimental pop sound of The Juniper Berries. Their debut album, Don’t Breath In Through Your Mouth not only demonstrates the band’s obvious musical prowess but also their dynamic as a group. The band started as the brainchild of Joshua […]

Remembering Coach Howard

Remembering Coach Howard

Friends and family of the late Coach Howard gathered at Raider Stadium last Monday to celebrate the life of a man who preached love and respect to those around him, leaving a lasting impact on the Southern Oregon University Football program.   “We had a lot of guys that didn’t come from a good family. […]

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Last Friday morning, Jan. 27, two groups assembled in front of Planned Parenthood, a pro-life group protesting the clinic and others supporting it, were broken up by Ashland Police. The pro-life individuals had gathered there because, according to one man, Jeff Warner, “abortion is murder.” Those protesting held signs echoing that sentiment. Their assembly was […]

SOU Senior Competing For Spot on National Women’s Football Team

SOU Senior Competing For Spot on National Women’s Football Team

As Southern Oregon University students settle into their winter term routine, senior Devon Walker is gearing up to try out for the National Women’s Tackle Football Team in Florida this week. Having just started playing competitive tackle football last year, this former SOU soccer player now has a chance to join an elite team. In […]

Ashland Women’s March Hosts Over 15,000 People

Ashland Women’s March Hosts Over 15,000 People

On Saturday Ashland, Ore. became one of 673 different places across the globe that held a Women’s March. This “Sister March” created in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington had around 15,000 people in attendance according to a statistic posted by FiveThirtyEight. This puts Ashland within the top-thirty of the largest marches in the country. According […]

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday the Ashland community gathered to acknowledge the importance of Martin Luther King Jr., otherwise known as “MLK Day.” The event began at the Historic Ashland Armory at noon, followed by a march to Lithia Park. Since this event has been consistently popular for 27 years, getting into the Armory is known to be […]

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 […]