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RCC Campus closed this morning due to Bomb Threat

RCC Campus closed this morning due to Bomb Threat

Image taken from RCC website Yesterday evening, the Medford Police Department made a post to their Facebook page regarding a bomb threat made at the Rogue Community College. At 4 p.m. RCC officials discovered the threat, written on a whiteboard, indicated an attack was to occur this morning. “The grounds were swept and no suspicious devices […]

SOU President Supports DACA Students

SOU President Supports DACA Students

From the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) specifying recent changes to the Obama-era DACA Policy   In the wake of President Trump’s decision to move towards ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott promised to protect current DACA students at SOU in any lawful way possible. […]

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

  Ashland’s Air Quality Index (AQI) rose into the Red, Unhealthy Level and Purple, Very Unhealthy Level this week. A Red Level means “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” A Purple AQI is considered a health alert and reads, “Everyone may experience more serious health effects.” The […]

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

Southern Oregon University students took the fight over a possible 12 percent tuition increase to the state capitol in Salem. SOU joined Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon, and Oregon Tech to lobby against a tuition increase that could pressure many students to drop out or take out further loans. Students joined fellow TRU (technical and regional universities) […]

OSPIRG Calls for Action Against LNG Pipeline

OSPIRG Calls for Action Against LNG Pipeline

Students in support of a campaign to permanently stop construction of the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas Pipeline across Southern Oregon rallied in front of the Stevenson Union on Wednesday. Since the campaign was initiated last term by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) volunteers have been tasked with collecting petition signatures, calling […]

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

The Search Continues… The first of three finalists for Dr. Saigo’s replacement visited SOU last week, to meet with students, faculty and staff. When appealing the campus community on why he is the best candidate for SOU’s new president, Dr. Michael V. Tidwell, laid out his ambitious plans for diversifying SOU’s revenue sources, increasing the […]

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

  “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 […]

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