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Tuition Increases to Take Effect Across Oregon

Tuition Increases to Take Effect Across Oregon

The once defiant students positioned in the front rows of the HECC meeting on May 11 appeared visibly deflated as another tuition increase greater than 5 percent was approved. Recently elected ASSOU president Daryl Maplethorpe was one of the students opposing the tuition hikes. “I felt like I had failed,” she admitted, eyes cast down […]

Children and Teens the New Face of Homelessness

Children and Teens the New Face of Homelessness

In the small town of Ashland, Oregon lies a great disparity between the wealthy and the homeless. Large mansions lurk behind the nearly hundred acre park where many homeless men and women illegally sleep throughout the year. Tourists visit Lithia park avoiding eye contact with the unkempt men and women sleeping off in the distance. […]

Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

A recommendation by the board of trustees to increase tuition by 12 percent was approved on Thursday by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, raising costs for Southern Oregon University students starting the 2017-2018 school year. “It’s either cuts or this,” said President Linda Schott who initially made the recommendation to increase costs equivalent to an extra 18 dollars per […]

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 […]

Remembering Coach Howard

Remembering Coach Howard

Friends and family of the late Coach Howard gathered at Raider Stadium last Monday to celebrate the life of a man who preached love and respect to those around him, leaving a lasting impact on the Southern Oregon University Football program.   “We had a lot of guys that didn’t come from a good family. […]

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Protests Ensue Outside of Planned Parenthood

Last Friday morning, Jan. 27, two groups assembled in front of Planned Parenthood, a pro-life group protesting the clinic and others supporting it, were broken up by Ashland Police. The pro-life individuals had gathered there because, according to one man, Jeff Warner, “abortion is murder.” Those protesting held signs echoing that sentiment. Their assembly was […]

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Student Public Research Group (OSPIRG) is back in full swing with new and existing missions including the existing “Save the Bees” campaign and their upcoming project called “Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics.” OSPIRG is a student run nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to put on events to bring awareness […]

SOU Senior Competing For Spot on National Women’s Football Team

SOU Senior Competing For Spot on National Women’s Football Team

As Southern Oregon University students settle into their winter term routine, senior Devon Walker is gearing up to try out for the National Women’s Tackle Football Team in Florida this week. Having just started playing competitive tackle football last year, this former SOU soccer player now has a chance to join an elite team. In […]

Ashland Women’s March Hosts Over 15,000 People

Ashland Women’s March Hosts Over 15,000 People

On Saturday Ashland, Ore. became one of 673 different places across the globe that held a Women’s March. This “Sister March” created in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington had around 15,000 people in attendance according to a statistic posted by FiveThirtyEight. This puts Ashland within the top-thirty of the largest marches in the country. According […]

SOU Men’s Cross Country Captures National Title

SOU Men’s Cross Country Captures National Title

For the first time during cross country head coach Grier Gatlin’s tenure at SOU, the Raider Men’s cross country team are the NAIA National Champions. Gatlin, who had previously coached at SOU from 1999-2005, again took over the helm of the cross country program in 2011. Leading the way at the North Farm Cross Country […]

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