“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…

The US 2022 Midterm Election Results: What You Need to Know and its Implications for 2024

November 8th, 2022 was the day the US held its midterm elections. These elections would help enact new laws and determine who controls the house of representatives and the US senate. All of this comes after this past summer when…

Biden’s Loan Forgiveness Form Has Opened. What Should You Know Now?

As of Monday, October 17th, Biden’s student loan forgiveness form finally opened up. According to the Biden administration, borrowers could see their lowered or eliminated balances within six weeks of applying. $20,000 in forgiveness will be offered to students that…

Softball Postseason Ends and Insights with Senior Erika Marquez

Southern Oregon University Recently, the Raider softball team entered postseason play but fell short of reaching the National Championship bracket play. Ranked 8th in the country, the Raiders lost to 10th-ranked Grand View (Iowa) in the regional bracket. The Raiders…