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Oberon’s Turns into a Battlefield

Oberon’s Turns into a Battlefield

L.A. based band The Battlefield took the corner stage in Oberon’s tavern on Wednesday night and adapted to the small bar zaniness that the venue has become known for.  “We love funky little bars,” said Jenny Weaver, in a pre-concert phone conversation.  At the helm of vocals for the group, Jenny also plays tambourine and multiple […]

“This is the life”–Sustainable All Summer

Three volunteers sat behind fold out tables, topped with rows of vegetable starts and greens. A butterfly drifted among the fresh produce, as SOU Center for Sustainability volunteer Kelly Fujita showed a group of students the bell peppers and strawberries. For some students, no matter their field of study, this is the life. “I grew […]

Drone of the Future

    At the age of twenty eight, Dusty Newkirk is self employed and is an example of what the future of business may look like,“We are in a golden age right now where innovation and technology are advancing at a mind blistering speed.” The entrepreneur, husband, and father decided to venture off on his own […]

Ashland’s Own to Race for America

Ashland’s Own to Race for America

“The ups will excite you, but coming back from the downs is what inspires others.” The motorcycle riding Southern Oregon alumnus left his mark in Ashland when in 2010 he lead the cross country team to their first national championship in program history. Now 26, his running has manifested him into a ferocious global runner taking on […]

The Quest for Back-to-Back Championships is Underway

The Quest for Back-to-Back Championships is Underway

The Southern Oregon University football team took an important step to defending their NAIA title in Friday’s annual ‘Red and White’ spring game.  Raider Stadium boasted a respectable turnout for a spring game, with parents of players, students, and Ashland community members in attendance. A major priority this offseason will be to successfully transition to […]

SOU’s Second Annual EMCon

Students have been preparing for months, crafting video games in SOU’s computer labs, imaginative new art pieces in their own studios or focusing on entirely original presentations, all for one event. EMCon. The Emerging Media Convention (EMCon) will stretch over two days, starting on Friday May 1 at 10 AM, and ending on Saturday the […]

When Giants Fall

When Giants Fall

Jessica Ring is a senior at Southern Oregon University and will be graduating this spring. By that time, she will have completed her degree in Human Communication with certificates in Conflict Resolution and Management of Human Resources. Recently, she was presented with an opportunity to assist in the making of a film being produced locally called […]

Final Second Victory Keeps Raider Men Alive in Missouri

Final Second Victory Keeps Raider Men Alive in Missouri

The Southern Oregon men’s basketball team slowed down one of the hottest teams in the nation and last season’s NAIA runner-up Midland University, winning 73-71 to advance to the round of 16 teams of the NAIA tournament in Point Lookout, Missouri.  With the upset victory, the Raiders move onto the Sweet 16 for the third […]

Alternative Options to be Implemented Nationally from Local Success

Alternative Options to be Implemented Nationally from Local Success

A nationwide taste test which began in Southern Oregon will soon be dictating what’s in your Starbucks cup. Coconut milk has been in the Pacific Northwest Region for months as a test product. Starbucks in the Rogue Valley were some of the first few locations to receive coconut milk in their stores during the second round […]

Controversy of the “Cat Call” Explored on Campus

  If you missed the buzz on a Youtube video about so called “cat calling” then you’ve probably also missed the national debate about whether the practice of yelling at women as they pass on the sidewalk is flattery or harassment. Based on the amount of heat and light on the subject from national news […]