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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,” […]

Let the Rebellion Begin

Almost 70 percent of students reported not purchasing one or more assigned textbooks because they couldn’t afford it, according to a new survey released by the Student Public Interest Research Group. College Board, a service that helps to prepare students for college through tutoring and college application advice, reports the average student will spend approximately […]

Series of tornadoes set new records

The recent outbreak of tornadoes across the southern United States has devastated hundreds of homes, and lead to a death toll of over 300 people. The National Weather Service revealed numbers identified an estimated 305 tornadoes in recent weeks, and an estimated 327 deaths so far. If estimates are correct, this is the largest case […]

Group proposes controversial specialty license plate

Group proposes controversial specialty license plate

MISSISSIPPI–A controversial plan for a new specialty license plate in Mississippi is drawing concerns from the African-American population, among others.  The plate, proposed by The Sons of Confederate Veterans pays tribute to Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a General in the confederate army during the American Civil War.  Opposition to the plate is stemmed from […]

FCC approves large scale media merger

FCC approves large scale media merger

The largest television network and one of the largest cable distributors announced a merge last week, solidifying a grim future for opponents of media consolidation. The United States government and the Federal Communications Commission approved the NBC Universal-Comcast merge last Tuesday, and it be official by the end of the month, the New York Times […]

Gas prices creep higher

Gas prices creep higher

The national average for gas prices is creeping higher, with a solid 20 cent increase since late November, the New York Times reported. A research professor at the University of Southern California, Dr. Doug Wyatt, predicts prices to hit $4.00 by the spring.  Wyatt says that a worldwide shortage of oil mixed with market competition […]

Former president details “Decision Points”

Former president details “Decision Points”

Former President George W. Bush’s new book Decision Points was released Tuesday, chronicling the parts of his presidency that gained the most attention. Bush, who has been relatively out of the spotlight the last two years, has planned a U.S. tour to promote the book, including several television appearances. “This will come as quite a […]

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