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SOU President Supports DACA Students

SOU President Supports DACA Students

From the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) specifying recent changes to the Obama-era DACA Policy   In the wake of President Trump’s decision to move towards ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott promised to protect current DACA students at SOU in any lawful way possible. […]

Alternative Options to be Implemented Nationally from Local Success

Alternative Options to be Implemented Nationally from Local Success

A nationwide taste test which began in Southern Oregon will soon be dictating what’s in your Starbucks cup. Coconut milk has been in the Pacific Northwest Region for months as a test product. Starbucks in the Rogue Valley were some of the first few locations to receive coconut milk in their stores during the second round […]

Passing of senate bill gives a more equal opportunity for LGBTQ

This week, in Washington D.C, the senate passed a bill, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), that makes a federal law that does not allow discrimination based on sexual orientation within the workplace.   The bill ENDA prohibits employers from firing, refusing to hire, or discriminating against employees or potential employees, on the basis of their […]

Let’s talk about sex

  “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”  – Frank Zappa, American musician How many sex partners do you think your friends have had? Four? Five? You’re probably wrong. Matt Vogel, Southern Oregon University’s health promotion specialist, says he has asked that question of […]

Live coverage of Jackson County elections

Terrie Martin’s journalism class has been working hard over the last several weeks to make information about local elections available to Southern Oregon University students. Since the beginning of the term they have interviewed campus organizers, done in-depth paper trails on local politicians, and profiled the candidates campaigning for Jackson County commissioner. Up until now […]

Check your voting status

Your vote may not count in this upcoming election. Due to Oregon’s policies on voter registration, more and more voters are being automatically unregistered without their knowledge. Oregon invalidates ballots from voters who have had changes to their address, name or signature since they last voted and un-registers voters who have neglected to vote in the previous two […]

OSA encourages students to register, vote

As a student in the Oregon University System, you will be affected by changes taking place in the future of higher education. That’s why members of the Oregon Student Association say it’s important for students to vote. “Schools need to come up with a plan to increase access to student registration,” says Sarah Westover of the Oregon Student […]

SOU student honored by Alaska State Legislature for Carnegie Hall performances

In late January, Beatriz Abella, a 22-year-old SOU student, was both publicly commended by the Mayor of Juneau, Alaska, and formally cited by the Alaska State Legislature for her remarkable achievements as a vocalist, including her award-winning vocal performances at Carnegie Hall. Abella came to SOU in 2008 to study nursing, but when she purchased […]

Riki Ott, Occupy organizer, to host two workshops over the weekend

In name of the 99 percent, the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread like wildfire since its inception, burning its message through hundreds of communities in the United States. Ashland is no exception. Occupy Ashland has grown exponentially since it began four months ago, increasing its presence in the community and attracting the attention of […]

National protest against textbook prices comes to SOU

The Textbook Rebellion has arrived at Southern Oregon University, making its campus debut Tuesday during a petition drive in the courtyard of the Stevenson Union. In attendance were two symbols of the campaign; the “Mr. $200 Dollar Textbook” mascot, who represents what students are trying to beat in the rebellion, and the heroic “Textbook Rebel,” […]

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