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Locals come together to ‘Pray for Snow’

It seems as if every mountain but Mt. Ashland has been graced with snow this winter, making it difficult for folks looking to ski, board and sled this season. The particularly dry winter and lack of snow has left locals with little to do other than stand by and hope for better conditions. Those at […]

Seasonal Depression’s Cure All.

What to Do About the Winter Blues? Here in southern Oregon, the seasons shift dramatically without a transition between the blaring sun and the biting wind. As the clouds, wind and rain blow, and the sun begins to disappear for many people, the winter blues set in. The “winter blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) […]

Health Resource: Do You Know Your Status?

sexual health is of the utmost importance especially for young adults.   We all want to feel we can make healthy educated decisions.Here to help on the journey for a complete holistic wellbeing is Planned Parenthood, the Student Health Offices and ,with much anticipation, the Cascade AIDS Project.   The Cascade AIDS Project began in […]

Students Observe Transgender Day of Remembrance

Students dressed in black gathered in the Stevenson Union Courtyard on Wednesday afternoon to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance and commemorate those who have lost their lives within the last year as a result of discriminatory violence. The Queer Resource Center organized the event for SOU this year, beginning around 12:30 p.m. by reading […]

Femest kick off this week!

This Monday at Southern Oregon University, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) will be putting on an all day event celebrating and tackling issues on all things woman and feminist. The event will be called “Femfest,” and is set to discuss issues from feminist philosophy and poetry readings to eco feminism. In a school wide email, […]

The Hawk skyrockets in providing students with a better quality meal

This year at Southern Oregon University the dining facilities have changed greatly.   For first year students who did not know that the old dining facility was located in the Cascade residence hall, which had a similar set up to The Hawk, the new placement  has definitely served as an easily assessable food source for […]

New Zealand Trip For The Adventurous Students

Southern Oregon University is hosting a trip to New Zealand for Outdoor Adventure Leadership students to study abroad.   This program lasts for two months and is considered by many the trip of a lifetime. Students arrive on the North Island, and journey down the length of New Zealand, this being guided by locals.   […]

Ashland city council position 4 candidates reflect on campaign run

With the election results just hours away from being disclosed, Ashland City Council Position 4 candidates Bruce Harrell and Dennis Slattery took some time away from their busy campaigns to attend the city council meeting scheduled for tonight at the Civic Center Council Chambers. Both Slattery and Harrell have been hard at work these past […]

Measure 74 and regulated marijuana

Measure 74 and regulated marijuana

Through November 2nd Oregonians will vote on measure 74 which looks to change the laws of medical marijuana in Oregon State. Measure 74, if passed, will establish an Oregon Health Authority regulated supply system as an additional component to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. This act will create licensed dispensaries and license producers. Under the […]

Ballot measure seeks to extend Josephine County tax

Josephine County Measure 17.35 is a proposed continuation of the existing $1.79 tax for every $1,000 a property is appraised. If passed, this tax would support continue funding around the clock Police and Fire response. This includes neighborhood patrols, detectives, criminal investigation, traffic enforcement, fire protection, fire prevention, rescue, drug enforcement, gang prevention, dispatch, Citizens […]