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Proposed Bill Threatens to Overturn Untested Legislation

Proposed Bill Threatens to Overturn Untested Legislation

Last Tuesday, Senator Olivia Bozarth bought bill SBW 2-18 to the senate floor. The bill, which was seconded by Senator Jennifer Pang, would overturn a legislative policy passed last year allowing the student body to determine Speaker of the Senate position in a general election rather than selected by and from the sitting senators elected […]

Spotlight: The Wood Brothers go on tour

Spotlight: The Wood Brothers go on tour

The Wood Brothers have been playing together since 2004, creating folk music that makes you feel as if you’re sitting around a campfire deep in the mountains. I discovered them a few years ago when I fell in love with their song Luckiest Man, from their album Ways Not to Lose. The lead singer, Oliver […]

‘Hello Stranger:’ A Boldly Beautiful Romance

‘Hello Stranger:’ A Boldly Beautiful Romance

Historical Romance is often a genre I forget that I absolutely adore until I’ve jumped back in, and Hello Stranger was just the one to remind me. Both smartly written and tightly structured, it had the perfect blend of charmingly witty characters to keep it interesting and light while maintaining a forward-moving plot of steamy romance and cloak-and-dagger intrigue. […]

Co-Ed Baseball Team Gets Ready for their Season

Co-Ed Baseball Team Gets Ready for their Season

Last weekend, the SOU Club Baseball team organized a scrimmage to kick-off the spring season. Three years ago when the club started, it was built on a platform of competition.  While that is still true, the captains, Eileen O’Keefe and Kellan, Larson decided to begin this season with a different approach. “From a captain’s point of […]

Southern Oregon Tenants’ Union Pickets Against Rent Increase

Southern Oregon Tenants’ Union Pickets Against Rent Increase

Southern Oregon Tenants’ Union (SOTU) held a picket in solidarity with tenants and community members at the Mariposa townhomes in Medford, Wednesday at 4:30 PM. The complex was bought in September of 2017 by Ronald DeLuca, who then notified the renters of a rent increase upwards of 45%, effective as of March 1, 2018. Many […]

Students Abroad: An Inside Look at Educate Chombo

Students Abroad: An Inside Look at Educate Chombo

Going to Malawi at 21 years old seemed like a distant dream. Never did I think I would have the financial means to make it happen, or the time. I made countless excuses when Dr. Megan Farnsworth, the professor who is ahead of the Educate Chombo Committee, first presented me with the idea that I […]

“Midnight Valentine”: Beautiful Read with a Cliff Hanger Ending

“Midnight Valentine”:  Beautiful Read with a Cliff Hanger Ending

Uniquely powerful and oddly fantastical, Midnight Valentine by J.T. Geissinger told an unusual love story with heavy undercurrents of heartbreak and second chances. In working with two characters with an abundance of loss– a widowed heroine and a hero who lost himself after a horrific accident– there was a risk of having so much sorrow that hope could […]

Review: ‘She Kills Monsters’ Tackles Grief and Storytelling

Review: ‘She Kills Monsters’ Tackles Grief and Storytelling

Having closed Sunday Night, Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters sold out for the entirety of its two week run time. This play took the audience into a fantasy world, run by the rules of Dungeons and Dragons with all of the fun and emotion that comes with popular game. It was also the first production held […]

“Unearthed”: A Page-Turning Thrill Ride

“Unearthed”: A Page-Turning Thrill Ride

Filled with heart-pounding action & adventure and two engaging characters, Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner felt like a wonderful sci-fi version of a mash-up of Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider and Drake’s Uncharted video games in written form. If you’re not a gamer and don’t understand the reference, think of it as a race to save humanity paired with […]

Ho’opa’a Hawai’i Club Hosts Polynesian Education Conference

Ho’opa’a Hawai’i Club Hosts Polynesian Education Conference

The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Ho’opa’a Hawai’i Club coordinated the Polynesian Education Conference in Stevenson Union on Friday, February 3— the only conference of its kind at a higher education institution to be completely student lead and run according  to keynote speaker, Makerusa “Mak” Porotesano. These events are something Porotesano would like to see more […]