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Showing High School students a greater future.

A mentoring opportunity arises for SOU students from a new program called MOSAIC. The new program, which was a collaboration between the Multicultural Resource Center and the Queer Resource Center, hopes for mentors to become  great role models and  positive influences for young students who identify with the LGBTQ community or as a person of […]

Summer activities in Southern Oregon

The Southern Oregon valley is a large community full of activities and pleasurable sights to satisfy anyone’s personal taste. As summer approaches and things start to wind down the lure to go out and do more becomes stronger.  To aid you in your journey, here is a list of some of most popular places in Southern […]

Let’s talk about sex

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homeschool kids bring robot gladiators to town

Although increasingly immersive virtual entertainment is capturing the minds of many young children these days, the scientific world seems to be rising to the occasion, fighting back to reclaim the imaginations of a generation of kids raised on video games. With this in mind, Think Tank Kids, a program dedicated to inspiring exploration and innovation […]

Chinese New Year Celebration in Jacksonville on Saturday to usher in the Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year Celebration in Jacksonville on Saturday to usher in the Year of the Dragon

The Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association will be ushering in the Year of the Dragon by hosting an all-day New Year’s festival Saturday, Feb. 4, in downtown Jacksonville. The celebration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the Dragon Flight 5K Fun Run, and the main parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., on the corner of Oregon […]

Raider linebacker faces indecent exposure charge

Raider linebacker faces indecent exposure charge

After he was allegedly nude and masturbating while confronting two shoppers in the Rogue Valley Mall parking lot Mon., Jan. 31, a 19-year-old Southern Oregon University student was arrested the following day, on a charge of indecent exposure, police said. Lance Alan Tausaga, Ashland, was arrested by Medford police at the Daniel Meyer Fitness Center […]

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 […]

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