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Stricter child pornography law in the works

Stricter child pornography law in the works

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger plans to make a push for a state law that would make the viewing of child pornography illegal. The Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled that looking at child pornography, as long as it wasn’t purposefully downloaded, printed, or paid for was legal under Oregon statutes. Kroger plans to propose a […]

The fight for free transit

The fight for free transit

It has been over five years since students at Southern Oregon University have been able to enjoy free rates for Rogue Valley Transportation District bus services, but a university committee is working to re-establish negotiations with the transportation service provider, and make alternative options more available for students. Negotiations involving SOU and RVTD have been […]

SOU embraces Google

SOU embraces Google

Over the course of winter vacation, Southern Oregon University’s information technology crew introduced Google Apps for Education as the new campus emailing and communication system. Both staff and students seem to view this major technological change as a positive and progressive step in the right direction. The changes began Dec.13 when students were able to […]

ASSOU looks for finance director

ASSOU looks for finance director

The seat for the Student Fee Committee’s Director of Administration and Finance has long gone cold since former Director Jordan Marshall resigned Nov. 16. Marshall cited accusations against President Stephen Land and the events leading up to the cease and desist order issued two weeks prior by Associated Students of Southern Oregon Universitylawyers as reasons […]

La Niña brings snow

La Niña brings snow

La Nina is in full swing in southern Oregon, already bringing a series of early winter storms and plenty of snow pack.  The counterpart of El Nino, a La Nina weather phenomenon means a cooler ocean surface temperature, which causes a cold, wet, winter and the chance of more storms than usual. The early winter […]

African president refuses to step down

African president refuses to step down

Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is refusing to leave office as president, even after Alassane Ouattara was officially recognized as the winner of last November’s election. Groups of supporters of both men have grown violent in some cases, provoking fear of an impending civil war, The Guardian reported. More than 200 people have been killed […]

Schaaf temporarily back in studio

    Students petitioning for Eliza Schaaf’s reinstatement into a ceramics class experienced a slight victory today. Administrators allowed Schaaf to work in the ceramics studio for the remainder of the day to complete her final project, a hand with the world in its palm. Schaaf had been auditing a ceramics class for six weeks […]

Student protest interrupted by campus public safety

Student protest interrupted by campus public safety

Students protesting the withdrawal of Eliza Schaaf were interrupted by Southern Oregon University campus public safety officials today. Alissa Arp, dean of the college of arts and sciences, withdrew Schaaf, a student with Down syndrome, from her ceramics class Nov. 9. Schaaf was withdrawn because the accommodations she required disrupted and interfered with the teaching […]

Students pull together for classmate

Students pull together for classmate

Southern Oregon University students are signing petitions in support of a student with Down syndrome forced to withdraw from a ceramics class Nov. 9.   Eliza Schaaf enrolled at SOU as a non-admitted student in early August. “All of her friends talked about college and she wanted to go to college,” explained Deb Evans, Schaaf’s […]

Riot Grrrls join together

Riot Grrrls join together

A new club for Riot Grrrls has formed in Ashland by Southern Oregon University students.  The club, based on an underground feminist movement of the 90’s, will hold its second meeting this Friday at the Women’s Resource Center in the Stevenson Union basement. The film “Don’t Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl,” a documentary […]