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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 […]

Tyler Takeshita Takes Over As Student Body President

Tyler Takeshita Takes Over As Student Body President

Following Colin Davis’s removal from office former Vice President Tyler Takeshita has taken over as Associate Students of Southern Oregon University President. “We’re in a really unique position, kind of like a starting over opportunity,” said Takeshita expressing his intentions to use Davis’ impeachment as a growing opportunity to for the ASSOU government. “The grounds that Colin and I […]

Students Stand in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Students Stand in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Drums and song filled the Stevenson Union courtyard Wednesday Nov. 9 as students and community members took a stand of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The event, organized by the Native American Programs on campus, brought out a crowd of nearly 100 people. It included traditional native songs, prayer, and two short speeches […]

Davis Ballin’ His Way Out of Office

Davis Ballin’ His Way Out of Office

Southern Oregon University’s Student Body President, Colin Davis, was impeached on Tuesday, Nov. 1 following a dismissal hearing at which student government’s Legislative Branch ruled he had broken four bylaws during the planning process of the Back 2 Class Bash. Moving forward with the line of succession, Tyler Takeshita, Davis’ Vice President assumed office as the […]

ASSOU Members Say Concert Planning Lacked Transparency

ASSOU Members Say Concert Planning Lacked Transparency

Student Body President Colin Davis faced scrutiny from members of the Associate Students of Southern Oregon University on Tuesday, Oct. 4 as representatives were debriefed on the details surrounding the Back 2 Class Bash held on Oct. 1. Throughout the meeting concerns of the large amount of money that was spent in addition to the […]

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 […]

ASSOU Candidate Learns Perils of Social Media During Election

ASSOU Candidate Learns Perils of Social Media During Election

“I would like to know why you should be able to take office despite your homophobic and transphobic comments on Facebook,” Oneta Cantlon asked Chase Gildea, at last week’s open forum for candidates of next year’s Associated Students of Southern Oregon University positions. After Cantlon asked their question the crowd quickly reacted and began calling […]

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

Trump, Clinton, and Sanders are not the only presidential candidates students should be concerned with this week. Elections for student government kick off next week and with a whopping 3 candidates running for Associated Students of Southern Oregon University president, the race is sure to be heated. “My advice to the winner is to utilize […]

Medford’s Weekend Bern

Medford’s Weekend Bern

Medford held a Bernie Sanders rally Saturday, January 23rd at the Vogel Plaza. With nearly 100 attendees, Wes Brain, one of the organizers of the rally  called it a “terrific turnout.” People of all ages showed up holding ‘anti-TPP’ and ‘Single-Payer’ signs high throughout the event. Though there were the occasional passersby who jeered at the crowd, the overall […]

Academic prioritization worries some, assures others

The academic prioritization process, which helps determine the fate of academic programs at Southern Oregon University, has been on the minds of faculty and staff members ever since the final reports were released in May. The academic prioritization report ranked 165 academic programs into quintiles of 33 programs each. Eighteen programs were less than two […]