“Future-Proofing Rogue Valley”: Inside the Almeda Task Force

Image taken from Jackson County’s video on September 8th, 2020 The Almeda Drive Fire of 2020, between Talent and Phoenix, left Ashland’s community and broader Jackson County reeling. More than two thousand, eight hundred structures were destroyed. The true financial…

“Bold, Innovative, and Outrageous Creativity”: SOU’s Oregon Fringe Festival

Last week, Southern Oregon University hosted the eleventh annual Oregon Fringe Festival. The purpose of the event was to give emerging artists —particularly Southern Oregon students— a chance to make their voices heard and interact with more established, professional artists.…

“Blood Will Have Blood”: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Macbeth

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Macbeth is in the theaters at Ashland’s own Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Southern Oregon University students are offered a generous ticket discount, two for thirty dollars. The play, the shortest of William Shakespeare’s tragedies and first shown…