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The Voting Project: Sunday, Nov. 4

Editor’s Note: The Voting Project is a collection of interviews put together by D.L. Richardson’s JRN251 class. With elections fast approaching, the class went out and asked people two simple questions: who they were voting for and why. The answers may surprise you:   Angelica Polkowitz, 21, from the Higher Education Center campus, made up […]

The Voting Project: Saturday, Nov. 3

Editor’s Note: The Voting Project is a collection of interviews put together by D.L. Richardson’s JRN251 class. With elections fast approaching, the class went out and asked people two simple questions: who they were voting for and why. The answers may surprise you:   Evan Lasley, 20, has been an avidly involved member of the Rogue […]

The Voting Project: Friday, Nov. 2

Editor’s Note: The Voting Project is a collection of interviews put together by D.L. Richardson’s JRN251 class. With elections fast approaching, the class went out and asked people two simple questions: who they were voting for and why. The answers may surprise you:   “I am in no way voting for [Republican presidential candidate Mitt] […]

The Voting Project: Thursday, Nov. 1

Editor’s Note: The Voting Project is a collection of interviews put together by D.L. Richardson’s JRN251 class. With elections fast approaching, the class went out and asked people two simple questions: who they were voting for and why. The answers may surprise you:   Rebecca Primer is a 20-year old student at the Rogue Community […]

The Voting Project: Wednesday, Oct. 31

Editor’s Note: The Voting Project is a collection of interviews put together by D.L. Richardson’s JRN251 class. With elections fast approaching, the class went out and asked people two simple questions: who they were voting for and why. The answers may surprise you:   Terriel Thomas, a senior majoring in health, physical education and leadership, […]

The Voting Project: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Editor’s Note: The Voting Project is a collection of interviews put together by D.L. Richardson’s JRN251 class. With elections fast approaching, the class went out and asked people two simple questions: who they were voting for and why. The answers may surprise you:   Jason Hayes, a hospitality management major and sophomore at Southern Oregon […]

“Biome” Erickson an unconventional candidate for Ashland mayor

“Biome” Erickson an unconventional candidate for Ashland mayor

One of the three candidates for Ashland mayor may seem unconventional, a fact he openly acknowledges and supports. Michael Erickson, listed as “Biome” on the ballot, is pursuing a vision of government led by citizens rather than politicians. Erickson is originally from New Jersey and has lived in Ashland for over six years. According to his website […]

Stromberg encourages students to participate in local government

Stromberg encourages students to participate in local government

For the past four years John Stromberg has served as mayor for the city of Ashland and is currently running for re-election. If re-elected, Stromberg hopes to build a relationship between local government and Associated Students of Southern Oregon University. He encouraged students interested in openings on local commissions to search for job postings on the city’s website […]

DeBoer pledges to work with students, focus on public transportation if elected mayor

DeBoer pledges to work with students, focus on public transportation if elected mayor

Alan DeBoer has been a part of the Ashland community his entire life, and is now hoping to continue his commitment to the city by serving as mayor. DeBoer is no stranger to this is a position, having served as mayor from 2001 to 2004. During his pervious time as mayor DeBoer made a point of […]

Meet Sarah Westover: OSA campus organizer

Meet Sarah Westover: OSA campus organizer

Sarah Westover works 13-hour days, but you won’t hear her complain. She loves her work as Southern Oregon University’s “campus organizer.” Westover moved into the position two weeks prior to fall term, 2012. She had been the campus organizer for Portland Community College’s Cascade campus, working with students to organize large-scale voter registration campaigns. When she saw the […]

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