Ashland Earns Eighth MovieMaker Honor

Photo courtesy of the Digital Cinema Program Ashland does it again: MovieMaker magazine added Southern Oregon University’s hometown to its 2021 list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker. This designation marks the eighth consecutive year that the national magazine…

COVID-19’s Spread at SOU and Debunking Vaccine Myths

Photo by pexels.com Since April 16th, 2020, SOU students and faculty have recorded a total of 108 confirmed cases of COVID-19, thirty nine of which have occurred since the start of 2021. From the start of the pandemic Jackson County…

African American Shakespeare: Past, Present, Future

The history of Shakespeare and race is a complicated one. Often, Shakespeare’s immense portfolio has a hidden or even obvious stigma against BIPOC performers. Shakespeare has long been viewed as part of the white “cultural identity”, which somehow limits it…

Saying Goodbye to an Ashland Favorite: Ashland Street Cinema

Photo by Emily Perry Ashland’s beloved local theatre, Ashland Street Cinema, has closed its doors for good. This comes after the theater’s owners decided not to renew the lease for the building. Students and faculty alike are heartbroken to see…

Measure 109, What Does it Mean?

Photo from Wikimedia This election season Measure 109 passed by a comfortable 55.74% majority, translating to a roughly 250,000 vote difference. Measure 109, or the Psilocybin Mushroom Services Program Initiative, allows specially trained and chosen physicians to prescribe psilocybin to…

Student Fees and Tuition: What You Need to Know

Photo from Pixabay When the COVID-19 pandemic moved all university classes online last March, SOU students were concerned about whether or not tuition and student fees would change. Without access to campus buildings and services, the question of whether or…