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Students Seek Fair Housing Policies

Students Seek Fair Housing Policies

After 3 years of work, the Associate Students of Southern Oregon University hope to finally make progress towards protecting students under Ashland’s fair housing ordinance, working with the Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission to present evidence of wrongful biases against students to the Ashland City Council. Students run into Craigslist ads with the words […]

Search for Ultra Marathon Runner Ends Amid Tragedy-Update

Search for Ultra Marathon Runner Ends Amid Tragedy-Update

  Updated 3:52:  The Jackson County Sheriff’s department reports the body of a man which fits that of 46 year old Todd Ragsdale has been found. A news conference is underway to reveal more detail but at this point the search has ended with the news that more than a hundred volunteer searchers, mostly runners, […]

Lithia Park Roosters Vanish

Lithia Park Roosters Vanish

Ducks, deer, and turkeys are typical sightings at Lithia park, but on January 3rd two roosters, one red and one white, were apparently abandoned at Ender’s shelter. “They seemed pretty scared, disorientated, and confused,” said Precious Yamaguchi, who runs a Twitter handle which features the various animal sightings at Lithia and is a frequent parkgoer. […]

SOU’s Unique World of Bees

SOU’s Unique World of Bees

One in every three bites of food you eat is directly or indirectly a result of a pollinator like a honey bee. 40% of bee colonies were lost in 2014 and the causes are multiple and complex. Southern Oregon University is taking great steps to save bees and other pollinators that our eco system relies […]

The End is Near

The End is Near

  Commuters between Ashland and Medford who have been annoyed by construction and slow traffic passing through talent will be happy to hear that the end is near. The construction on the Fern Valley Interchange, Highway I-5 exit 24 to Phoenix, is on track to be finished the summer of 2016, this according to the […]

Pass the Cushman: Berning Man

Pass the Cushman: Berning Man

Connor Cushman is a student opinion writer for The Siskiyou. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of The Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University. Chances are if you have a social media account you’re sifting through a landfill’s worth of politically charged articles shared by your racist grandparents, all in the effort to reach the […]

Meet the New Face of the Queer Resource Center

Meet the New Face of the Queer Resource Center

Southern Oregon University has a new Queer Resource Center (QRC) coordinator. Thomas Arce, M.Ed, whose pronouns are he/him/his and they/them/theirs has been in his position for roughly a month now.  Thomas is from Gary, Indiana and attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate studies in political science and has a Master’s of Education from […]

Can SOU Bowling Make a Comeback?

Can SOU Bowling Make a Comeback?

There is still a bowling club here at Southern Oregon University, however it is not affiliated with the school…yet. Reece Paquin, a junior here at SOU is trying to make that possible. Head of the bowling club, he hopes to get enough members involved so that it can be recognized as an official sporting club […]

“Elephants”, An Original Poem

“Elephants”, An Original Poem

This is a transcript of a poem performed at the MLK Celebration in Ashland written by Southern Oregon University student Ahsante Sankofa Foree. ELEPHANTS We declare it time to address the elephants in the room We come from a house this house where we fail to unpack the pack of pachyderms packed wall to wall […]

Martin Luther King’s Legacy, “Get Uncomfortable”

Martin Luther King’s Legacy, “Get Uncomfortable”

  “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” These words, the beginning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s immortal I have a dream speech, rang out Monday as protesters marched and proceeded to occupy downtown […]