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Java Jam shows off local talent

Java Jam is an open-mic event held every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the Elmo’s section of Southern Oregon University’s Stevenson Union. The Jam showcases local SOU talent, featuring slam poetry, improv acting, short scenes, and, of course, music. Last Tuesday night was the album release show of Boots and the Cobblers. Opening for […]

Find your adventure

The world seemed so much bigger when I was a small child. Everything was new and exciting, and a task as small as riding my bicycle to the mailbox was a journey of grand proportion. The United States is increasingly becoming a nation of tedium. Go to class or work, come home, watch some television […]

Music news: 4/4-4/10

Music news: 4/4-4/10

John Mellencamp to work with Stephen King on musical That’s right, campers, Mr. Small-Town himself will be working with prolific creator of the macabre on “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” which has been in the works for over a decade and will open at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta on April 4 next year and […]

Zombies strike Siskiyou

Zombies strike Siskiyou

It was a normal, sunny Friday afternoon in the sleepy town of Ashland,  when the zombies attacked. The hoard struck during the commute home for the unsuspecting residents of the quiet southern Oregon town. Pale-faced with dark, sunken eyes and mouths dripping blood, the living dead staggered and loped their way down Siskiyou Boulevard, arms […]

The top 10 epic songs to be epic to

The top 10 epic songs to be epic to

I spend a lot of my time choreographing intense combat sequences in my head.  It’s just something to keep my overactive imagination busy while people are trying to hold my attention with conversation or whatever.  Ever since I was introduced to Batman, my mind has been cluttered with the most elaborate ways to disarm and […]

This week in music: higher education from the music geek

This week in music: higher education from the music geek

All right stop, collaborate and listen, the Geek is back with a brand new invention.  Something grabs ahold of me tightly, flow like a harpoon daily and nightly. Will it ever stop?  Yo, I hope so…  just wanted to say I’m back with some nerdy music news. And at Number One, “Somethin’ Creepy” This week […]

Reviewing animated shorts of the Ashland Independent Film Festival

It has been a week full of film watching for Ashland as the Tenth Annual Ashland Film Festival kicked off this last Thursday. There have been many great pictures to be seen, yet so little time – and for us students, so little money. That is why opting to see a selection of shorts is […]

Poetry Festival coming to campus

A poetry festival featuring former Oregon Poet Laureate Lawson Fusao Inada and other musicians, authors, and poets will be held at Southern Oregon University next Friday and Saturday, April 15-16. “It’s a collaborative project,” said Inada. “It’s a showcase for SOU, for all the creative departments.” Although Inada is the headliner of the show, the […]

New shows in Marion Ady Building

Three new gallery shows opened in the Marion Ady Art Building this week, each featuring art by a Southern Oregon University student. These three installments each present unique themes, media, and imagery, and are currently up for viewing. Jennifer Birdsall presents her “Seemed So Small In My Hands” in the front of the building, a […]

Author performs in Meese Room

Famed lyricist, author, and photographer Eric Alan made an appearance in the Meese Room of Southern Oregon University’s library Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m., presenting an array of his thematic songs as well as signing copies of his publications. Eric Alan was signing copies of four different books he has authored: “Grace and Tranquility,” […]