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Students volunteer around Ashland as part of MLK Day of Service

Pulling blackberries from the hillsides of Lithia Park didn’t seem the most interesting way to spend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but it was certainly one of the more productive. About 22 Southern Oregon University students volunteered at local organizations in the Ashland community on Monday as part of the SOU Civic Engagement Program’s […]

Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Courage, adventurous spirits, and lots of jet fuel were some of the ingredients that made dinner possible Monday night in Susan Koralek’s dining room. The only things missing were red beans and rice, but for international Southern Oregon University students Becky Li and Laura Sosa Ramirez, from China and Columbia respectively, a trip to the […]

Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

The popular Siskiyou FilmFest has been featuring environmental films in the Southern Oregon area for 11 years.

MLK Day Events

With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast approaching, the Ashland community is once again gearing up for another weekend of events and celebrations honoring and inspired by the achievements of one of the great leaders of the civil rights movement. There are many events happening in the community during the coming week, and we […]

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown to visit SOU tomorrow

Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State, will be hosting an informal discussion on civic engagement and student participation in elections tomorrow, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., in Elmo’s cafeteria of the Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University. Brown and her office are responsible for a variety of administrative duties, including auditing the use […]

Occupy the Courtyard: Rally held at the Stevenson Union

Students and community activists occupied the Stevenson Union courtyard on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as part of the months-old Occupy Wall Street movement, a massive protest against corporate greed which has left encampments of protesters in cities across the nation, from New York City to Los Angeles. The protesters formed a semicircle around an open microphone […]

Man murdered on bike path in Hunter Park Saturday evening

Man murdered on bike path in Hunter Park Saturday evening

A 23-year-old man was found murdered on the bike path in Hunter Park on Saturday, making this the first murder in Ashland in more than seven years. The Ashland Police Department said that David Michael Grubbs was found dead on the Bear Creek Greenway between Walker Avenue and Normal Avenue on Nov. 19 around 5:30 […]

Larry’s takes the cake: creative confectioner crafts crazy cupcakes

With the establishment of Larry’s Cakes, a revolutionary phenomenon has taken the local cupcake industry by storm: using the humble cupcake as a unique and creative art form, a showcase of the creator’s talent and ingenuity. Larry’s Cakes, located at 66 N. Pioneer St. in the heart of Ashland, offers over 50 flavors of cupcakes, […]

Caldera Brewing Company constructing new brewery

The Caldera Tap House has been a popular music venue and social hub for Southern Oregon University students for years, producing widely-distributed award-winning beers and specializing in locally made products. As a result of their success, the company has decided to take the next big step, vamping up production through the construction of a new […]

“I Heart Ashland” day of service draws thousands

“I Heart Ashland” day of service draws thousands

People in red shirts with white hearts filled the streets and parks of Ashland on Saturday during the “I Heart Ashland” event, a day of community service organized by local Christian churches. After months of coordination and planning, the “I Heart Ashland” movement kicked off at Ashland GracePoint Nazerene church with internationally recognized evangelical speaker […]