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Activists Come Together to Stop Global Warming

Problem-solving requires action, and students and environmental activists came together on Thursday, January 23 to prove just that. A conference put together by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) at SOU brought together members of the community and State Representative Peter Buckley to raise awareness and help take action against global warming. In […]

30-foot OSPIRG turtle visits SOU

30-foot OSPIRG turtle visits SOU

Southern Oregon University students were treated to a rare sighting of a 30-foot long species of turtle in the courtyard of the Stevenson Union on Tuesday. The only catch: it was inflatable. The SOU chapter of the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group was out in force Tuesday, campaigning against the use of plastic bags […]

OSPIRG’s 5 Tips to Save Energy – Week 2

1. Sign up for an energy walk through with an energy service corps volunteer! 2. Report any leaks, drips, or maintenance issues to your facility manager. 3. Purchase ENERGY STAR appliances (fridges, microwaves, computers). 4. Use a laptop rather than a PC, it uses much less energy. 5. Tell others how they can reduce their […]

OSPIRG’s 5 Tips to Save Energy

1. Plug your computer system into a power strip and turn off the strip when you leave the room or go to sleep. 2. For that study lamp, use compact flourescent light bulbs. 3. Wash only full loads of laundry (but don’t over stuff the washer or dryer either.) 4. Set your computer to go […]

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 26 through Oct. 3

Textbook Prices Just Aren’t Right As most people are well aware, the prices of college textbooks are increasing at a staggering rate. Most students pay anywhere from $300 to $900 per term for their textbooks. That’s just not right! Something must be done to change this! The good news is that there are various affordable […]

Earth Day gets a visit from Mother Nature

Despite rainy weather causing last week’s Earth Day celebration to move indoors to the Rogue River Room, the festivities went on as planned. The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous celebrated early on Wednesday, April 20, inviting clubs and organizations from throughout the community to share how they can better the globe. Participants provided many environmentally […]

OSPIRG video raises high-speed awareness

OSPIRG video raises high-speed awareness

OSPIRG recently posted a video on funnyordie.com titled “Mad Men on Trains,” hoping to raise awareness for the need in the U.S. for a high-speed rail system. The video gets a recognition boost from Vincent Kartheiser and Rich Sommer, actors from the AMC series “Mad Men.” The actors play Pete and Harry (the characters they […]

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Twenty students gathered Saturday to pull up their sleeves and volunteer as part of the annual spring “Hunger Clean Up.” Hosted locally by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, the event is a nationwide effort to address the problems of hunger and homelessness. “Our volunteers have been fundraising for the last month, and all […]