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Music News (4/18-4/24)

Music News (4/18-4/24)

Rage Against the Machine to tour again In an interview from last year, RATM’s frontman Zack de la Rocha indicated the band would tour the “northern hemisphere,” and work on releasing a new album this summer. The band is playing a show on July 30, in Los Angeles, with Rise Against and Muse.     […]

CD Review: Boots and the Cobblers’ “Boot Camp”

CD Review: Boots and the Cobblers’ “Boot Camp”

Last week I talked about the Java Jam and the bands that played there, but this week I will be reviewing the debut album of Boots and the Cobblers, who played the event.  I even managed to talk with the band to gain some insight into their creative process. First off, Boots and the Cobblers […]

“Architecture of the Past” opens at Liquid Assets

A new photography exhibit by Southern Oregon University student Richard W. Balzer is now on display at Liquid Assets. “Architecture of the Past” features 10 striking black and white images of scenes from Portland, San Francisco and Chicago. Some of the buildings have since been torn down, but their character has been preserved in these […]

Battle of the hip-hop nation is a success

The Battle of the Hip-Hop Nation 2011, was held at Southern Oregon University’s Britt Ballroom on Saturday, and proved to be off the charts. Put together by Southern Oregon’s Latino Student Union and the Black Student Union, it was a place for all to be. The event was open to all ages, and was a […]

Rock junkies

The rock climbing gym operated by the Southern Oregon University Outdoor Program is truly a hallmark of student involvement. Constructed in an old racket ball court, the rock gym offers climbing for all levels, from the beginner to the advanced climber. Rock climbing at the gym can be done two ways; on a rope, called […]

Music News (4/11-4/17)

Music News (4/11-4/17)

Thanks to the amount of outstanding work from my excellent writers last week, and limited space to work with, my Music News column from last week was bumped. But, it can always be found online at siskiyou.sou.edu, whether I print it or not (as can a couple more articles that I didn’t have room for […]

SU Gallery showing Jalbert exhibit

SU Gallery showing Jalbert exhibit

“Notations From Nature,” a show displaying the photographic art of Josh Jalbert, is now on display in the SU Gallery, upstairs in the Stevenson Union. Jalbert, a former professor of photography at Southern Oregon University, uses a unique process in forming his art: Instead of using film in his camera, he uses paper. “I wanted […]

Upcoming “Mortal Kombat” brings gaming back to its roots

Upcoming “Mortal Kombat” brings gaming back to its roots

Remember “Mortal Kombat,” the 2-D, 1990’s arcade fighting game? Well it’s back, and better than ever, with a 2011 reboot with all the bells and whistles of a modern seventh-generation console game. Retaining the first game’s premise of a mythical martial arts tournament between warriors of various nationalities and races, this new incarnation takes a […]

“Hannah” is high-quality entertainment

“Hannah” is high-quality entertainment

Finally, after a bit of a wait, we get to see an action film with a strong female lead who is not dressed up in a small piece of latex or as some sort of femme fatale. Nor does she have the personality of a tough and seasoned prostitute totally lacking in refinement and book […]

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 […]