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New Report Exposes Hazardous Toys

New Report Exposes Hazardous Toys

Just in the time for the holiday season, the Southern Oregon University’s OSPIRG (Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group) released the 32nd annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, to share the number of hazardous toys still being sold in the U.S. market. This year’s report focused on four toys […]

SOU Cross Country Competes at Nationals

SOU Cross Country Competes at Nationals

Vancouver, WA–The Southern Oregon Men’s Cross Country Team placed fourth and Women 15th overall at the NAIA National Cross Country meet in Vancouver, Washington. Leading the men at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Cross Country Course was junior Noah Oberriter who ran 25:06 in the 8k and placed 11th overall. “Sometimes in a race, […]

OSPIRG Protests the LNG Pipeline

OSPIRG Protests the LNG Pipeline

Last week, Southern Oregon University’s chapter of the Oregon Students Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), had their Week of Action for their lead campaign: Defend Our Rivers. The group had intended to march their life size recreation of the pipeline Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas pipeline [LNG Pipeline] throughout campus to “Let people know that there […]

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 […]

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