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Got milk?

Anthropology student works to bring lactation rooms to campus Student and mother Tori Geter is working to provide breast-feeding mothers at the university with a private, comfortable and safe space to breast feed or pump while on campus. Signs stating “the inclusive we” decorate the Southern Oregon University campus, and students are encouraged to express […]

Panel examines current state of economy

Attendants for the “Economic Choices for the Future” lecture on May 3 were confronted with a looming question— “How do you feel about the U.S. economy over the next 12 to 24 months?” The crowd responded via electronic polling with overwhelming feelings of “Cautious optimism but some lingering concern”. Three Southern Oregon University professors interested […]

ECOS awarded university“Green-Tag” refund

After two weeks of deliberation, the Student Fee Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University has granted $23,000 to the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous toward the construction of a recycling center on campus. “It’s an accomplishment,” said Misty Munoz, a member of ECOS. “It’s adding to all the work that has gone […]

Series of tornadoes set new records

The recent outbreak of tornadoes across the southern United States has devastated hundreds of homes, and lead to a death toll of over 300 people. The National Weather Service revealed numbers identified an estimated 305 tornadoes in recent weeks, and an estimated 327 deaths so far. If estimates are correct, this is the largest case […]

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

If you’ve ever been to a performance in SOU’s Music Building, you’ve probably seen Beatriz Abella. She’s a stage manager with the music department, a title she says is mostly just a fancy term for stagehand. You can usually see her punching tickets at the door, setting up the stands onstage between acts, controlling the […]

New “Raider Way” sign cost $2,800 out of student fees

A new $2,800 sign on campus was bought using money from student fees. The sign originated from last spring’s Campus Creed Committee, a group that worked to pump up campus morale. “The group that created the creed also had another idea of creating more campus unity and spirit,” said Stevenson Union Associate Director Ryan Green. […]

Osama bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden dead

President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In an address to the nation Sunday night, President Obama announced that U.S. forces launched an attack on a compound in Pakistan that was the known location of bin Laden. The al Qaeda leader was killed and the U.S. took custody […]

The three-legged stool of global warming

Biology professor explains why global warming skeptics should be listened to More than 100 students and community members gathered in the Meese Auditorium of the Southern Oregon University Art Building on April 21 to hear Dr. John Roden give a lecture on arguments against climate change. “Whenever science is influenced by politics, industry, advocacy groups, […]

Talks on religion

A Mormon, a Presbyterian, and a Hindu walk into a library… The first World Religions Forum at Southern Oregon University kicked off with a combination of speakers that kept students rapt Thursday in Hannon Library. Guest speakers represented Presbyterianism, Mormonism, and Hinduism. SOU’s theme for 2010-2011 entitled “On Being Human,” observes some of the universal […]

Powwow draws a crowd

Powwow draws a crowd

Southern Oregon University’s Native American Student Union held their 19th Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend in the McNeal Pavilion. The Grand Entry of dancers was held Saturday at 1 p.m., with many different tribes represented in the friendly competition. Program Coordinator of SOU’s Native American Studies program, David West, gave the opening prayer. In […]