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Hit by the graduation express

I had a dream last night. One like I haven’t had in a long time. It was midnight and for some reason I was walking down a railroad track in the middle of nowhere. Like a kid, I was balancing on the 3-inch rail walking as far as I could before I fell off. The […]

Find your adventure

The world seemed so much bigger when I was a small child. Everything was new and exciting, and a task as small as riding my bicycle to the mailbox was a journey of grand proportion. The United States is increasingly becoming a nation of tedium. Go to class or work, come home, watch some television […]

Trails are calling after the onset of spring

Spring is rearing its pretty head, and its time to get outside free of wool hats and long sleeves. Dust off the hiking boots and go for a stroll. Lithia Park and the network of trails that stem off it is one of Oregon’s finest hiking destinations. A pleasant winding trail at the top of […]

Notice of eviction

President Cullinan and other Southern Oregon University administrators are getting the boot from Churchill. In fact, everyone in the building is! After I heard this rumor I asked myself, did they forget to pay the rent or were they just partying too much? Did they disrespect the landlord? What is actually going on? And more […]

Ten-year $100 billion cut may hit Pell Grant Program

Ten-year $100 billion cut may hit Pell Grant Program

The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on wide-reaching budget cuts that could affect the academic livelihood, and survival of many college students. President Barack Obama’s 2012 federal budget takes aim at Pell grants and loans for graduate students. The cuts proposed would decrease the available funds from the Federal Pell Grant program by $100 […]

To think of being human

The theme for Southern Oregon University this year is On Being Human. As opposed, one may wonder, to WHAT? Animals? Oh yes, lets all conveniently forget that humans are part of the animal kingdom and use that particular dichotomy! Or, more honestly, we could just say any other species of animal.  So humans are humans, […]

Overhearing a conversation can take you back

It’s truly interesting what I overhear when I am walking between classes at Southern Oregon University. Love lives falling apart, teachers not being fair or unclear about what they want. Sometimes just daily life. Once I overheard three women discussing the difference between a long board and a short board. I could only deduce that […]

The splash was bigger than expected

    Four weeks ago, in my column titled, “Tunisian unrest could begin to ripple throughout region,” about the mass protests in Tunisia, I called for similar peaceful protests to spread all throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Unfortunately, it seems that the international community has not taken heed to the words of this […]

Outdoor Program is a cache for adventurous students

Southern Oregon University’s Outdoor Program offers terrific services for students. From kayak rolling clinics to snowshoe rentals, the Outdoor Program has something to offer avid outdoor persons or the inexperienced beginner. Over the years, the outdoor program has grown from a small entity to a full service gear rental shop accompanied by a trip service […]

Ten-year, $100 billion budget cuts may hit Federal Pell Grant program and student loans

Ten-year, $100 billion budget cuts may hit Federal Pell Grant program and student loans

The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on wide-reaching budget cuts that could affect the academic livelihood, and survival of many college students. President Barack Obama’s 2012 federal budget takes aim at Pell grants and loans for graduate students. The cuts proposed would decrease the available funds from the Federal Pell Grant program by $100 […]