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Game Changer; Banff Film Festival Takes to Ashland

Game Changer; Banff Film Festival Takes to Ashland

  36 countries, 285 communities and Ashland is on the list. Southern Oregon University’s Outdoor Program (OP) hosted the Banff Film Festival for a sixth time, and drew sold out crowds as lines were out the door on Wednesday night. “Film is a really great way to connect people and just inspire them to get […]

SOU Community Speaks Out: FDA Ban Discriminatory

SOU Community Speaks Out: FDA Ban Discriminatory

Southern Oregon University students are speaking out against a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban that does not accept donated blood from men who have had sex with men and also women who have had sex with men with male partners in the last 12 months. For this reason Torii Uyehara, Associated Students of Southern […]

Kidnapping Scam

Kidnapping Scam

The reports of kidnapping scams in the rogue valley are “dwindling,” according to Ashland Police Deputy Chief Hensman, but “we still can’t let our guard down.” On the afternoon of Wednesday February 10th, the Ashland Police force was alerted to, ‘what they had to perceive as,’ an attempted robbery at the Key Bank on Main […]

The Magic at Stevenson Union

The Magic at Stevenson Union

The Southern Oregon University campus has a unique club for those who enjoy the gaming genre. This is the Magic Club who meet twice weekly in the Stevenson Union. This classic role playing game is a favorite among many even though the explosion of computer based games has challenged the primacy of such in person […]

Play Like a Girl

Play Like a Girl

Southern Oregon University’s women’s soccer and volleyball teams were honored in “Play Like a Girl” this past Saturday night during the halftime of the SOU women’s basketball game against Eastern Oregon at Ashland High School. During the halftime, both teams made their way to the center of the court where select few athletes of each […]

Lacrosse Starts Strong

Lacrosse Starts Strong

Southern Oregon University’s Men’s Lacrosse team opened up their 2016 season with a bang against Humboldt State University this past weekend. Right from the beginning, SOU took the lead. Freshman, Garrett Greenway scored with an EMO (extra man offense) play making it his first goal in college. Following in his footsteps was freshman, Scott Comer […]

Did You Check Your Privilege?

Did You Check Your Privilege?

  Posters asking anyone on the Southern Oregon University campus to check their privilege sparked controversy and dialogue. The Bias Response Committee campaign posters appeared all over campus with different boxes checked about what privilege you may have. As a result of the campaign SOU Cares noted an increase in students needing to talk, the […]

Art Without Boundaries

Art Without Boundaries

  SOU’s Center for the Visual Arts winter installation was boasting fresh new material from students last Thursday. The gallery included pen ink drawings, acrylic paintings, and a video installation by Kyle Simpson titled, Bible School. The piece consisted mainly of footage filmed on a VHS camcorder Simpson picked up at the local Goodwill for […]

Black History Month All Year

Black History Month All Year

  “Southern Oregon University (SOU) is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.” This is SOU’s mission statement, so Black History Month  holds a greater value here at SOU, a campus that thrives to be inclusive.  For one particular group on campus, the Black Student Union, Black History […]

Student Housing; Breaking it Down

Student Housing; Breaking it Down

There comes a point in every college student’s life where they must move out of the dorms or their parents house and find their own place. Now, most people would prefer to live near their college campus. However, this is not the easiest of things to do here in Ashland. There is a lack of […]