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Oregon Allows Same-Sex Marriage–“It was just kind of like a big sigh of relief.”

The ban on same-sex marriage in Oregon was struck down on Monday, May 19 and ruled as unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane. The decision and announcement were made at noon. “I was very happy,” said Sam Burress, staff member at the SOU Queer Resource Center. “It’s definitely something I’m for and that I […]

65 students going to Salem higher education rally, late sign up still possible

On April 25 the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University is going to Salem along with the Oregon Student Association to lobby for more funding from the state to support public universities and community colleges around Oregon. There are currently 65 students from SOU who’ve said they’ll attend the rally, in addition to over 700 students […]

SOU students to lobby for higher education funding in Salem on April 25

On April 25 college students from around Oregon will converge on Salem to lobby for more higher education funding from the Oregon state government in an event called the Oregon Student Rally for Higher Education. Students from Southern Oregon University, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland State University, and several other community colleges around Oregon […]

Lecture this Wednesday to discuss former Oregon Governor Tom McCall

This Wednesday, author and journalist Brent Walth will give a lecture at Southern Oregon University about the legacy of the former Oregon Governor Tom McCall, as part of a series of McCall Centennial events sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society. March 22, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of McCall, “regarded by many […]

Jade Wilcoxson: Rogue Valley local heads to the world stage

Jade Wilcoxson: Rogue Valley local heads to the world stage

  Active sports such as bicycle racing can be a dangerous game, often sending participants to the hospital for stitches and casts and then physical therapy for months of recovery, but how often does the opposite happen? Ask local physical therapist turned professional bicycle racer Jade Wilcoxson, who will be competing against some of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

OUS institutes new firearms policy

Students, employees and anyone who has business at SOU are now prohibited from carrying firearms on campus after the State Board of Higher Education unanimously approved a new guns policy Mar. 2. Some people are exempt from this new policy, including law-enforcement members and people that are a part of the Reserve Officer Training Corps […]

ASSOU and OSA to lobby Oregon legislators against high textbook prices, tuition increases

Personal stories from college students about the effects of high textbook prices and annual tuition increases send a clear message to Oregon, according to representatives of Associated Students of Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Student Association. “The situation today isn’t the same situation faced by other generations,” says Jazmin Roque, an OSA representative who […]

Students lobby in Salem

On April 25, over 60 Southern Oregon University students drove to Salem to gather with approximately 400 other students from across the state to show their support for several education bills being considered by the Oregon legislature. “For the most part the representatives were really receptive,” said Edward Oneil Latimore, Associated Students of Southern Oregon […]

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