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We are Human

This is the first piece in a weekly column by Ashley Johnson surrounding the struggles she has faced in her own life and the concept of being human. Warning: some entries will contain strong content regarding abuse, addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.  *** We are all human! There is certainly no way around that fact.  […]

Base Camp: Cooking on the Trail

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best hiking and outdoor adventure spots in Southern Oregon.  One of the greatest experiences in all of hiking is when you cook your first meal out on the trail. You’ve been hiking all day, you’re tired and hungry, and the night is rapidly […]

Base Camp

Base Camp

This is the first installment of Reid Barbier’s weekly column on the best hiking and outdoor adventure spots in Southern Oregon.    Base camp. What an exhilarating phrase that is, bringing to mind the breathtaking potential of hiking and climbing and all the joys and fears associated with anything worthwhile. You’re standing at the base […]

How To: Stay Safe Around Campus

How To: Stay Safe Around Campus

Ashland, Ore. – Unfortunately, there have been reports of assault and harassment happening on both the Ashland and Medford campuses over the past few weeks. These events have left some of us a bit shaken up. While it is a bit scary to be alone on campus, there are ways to help prevent an unpleasant […]

How To: Combat Dry Winter Skin

Winter wreaks havoc on our bodies, and it seems to show up first in our skin. As we know, the skin is the body’s largest organ and taking care of it is crucial. As always, make sure to stay properly hydrated. Water is the surest way to accomplish this, but tea, particularly green, is also […]

How To: Make it Through Midterms

Whether the first few weeks of the term have seemed entirely short or entirely too long, midterms are once again upon us. Although it’s easy to fall into unhealthy habits while trying to get homework done, make it to class on time, take care of our homes, and now study enough to pass midterms, it’s […]

How To: Apologize

While at first glance this may seem like an article on something we all learned as children, I’d like to stress the importance of properly apologizing to someone you’ve wronged. We all have at least one person we still feel funny around (or don’t even associate with anymore) because of a hurt that’s occurred in […]

How To: Stay Warm and Look Cute

For all of its beauty, Ashland is a very cold place to live. The occasional snowfall and blanket of frost may look great in a photograph home, but it makes it difficult to stay warm! You may find that once you finally find a warm, reliable coat and dry, cozy boots, they make you look […]

How To: Beat That Cold!

Yes, the harsh winter is upon us, and with it comes the dreaded plague to which we’re all susceptible: the common cold. This sickness makes your head hurt, your nose run, your limbs heavy…the list goes on! But this doesn’t mean you have to look as bad as you feel! Fear not darlings, I have […]

Review: “Lone Survivor” a True Story of Courage

This is the best movie that I have seen in a very long time. Lone Survivor will remind you what Navy Seals truly do in order to protect our country. Lone Survivor (directed by Peter Berg) is based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings”. In it, four members of SEAL Team […]