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Long-lost battlefield found by SOU anthropology professor

Long-lost battlefield found by SOU anthropology professor

The discovery of two leaden musket balls in a wilderness region southwest of Roseburg has filled in key gaps in the annals of the Oregon’s history about a pre-Civil War battle that has until now been shrouded in mystery. Mark Tveskov, a Southern Oregon University anthropology professor and member of the Society for American Archaeology, is convinced that […]

“Rock the Vote” educates students

“Rock the Vote” educates students

With less than a week until Election Day, organizations on the Southern Oregon University campus are working to encourage students to educate themselves and submit their ballots. As a part of the “Vote OR Vote” campaign hosted by Associated Students of Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, a voter education event called “Rock […]

QRC’s “Thursday’s a Drag” a hit

QRC’s “Thursday’s a Drag” a hit

Southern Oregon University’s Queer Resource Center’s second annual “Thursday’s a Drag” gave attendees an inspiring experience last week, with slam poetry, live acoustics, skits and dances, and an appearance by the “Diamond Divas” featuring SOU students promoting an anti-bullying campaign. Co-hosting the show was Anders Templeton, facilitator of “Trans Talk,” a campus support group for Transgender students. Templeton performed […]

Eat your heart out: Greenleaf Restaurant

Eat your heart out: Greenleaf Restaurant

I’ll admit it: for living in Ashland for over a year now, I’ve done a horrible job at going out to experience local cuisine. I tend to eat out only if it’s cheap or a special occasion, but Ashland offers too many options for me to really stick to that rule. That being said, my good friend Kenzie […]

“Biome” Erickson an unconventional candidate for Ashland mayor

“Biome” Erickson an unconventional candidate for Ashland mayor

One of the three candidates for Ashland mayor may seem unconventional, a fact he openly acknowledges and supports. Michael Erickson, listed as “Biome” on the ballot, is pursuing a vision of government led by citizens rather than politicians. Erickson is originally from New Jersey and has lived in Ashland for over six years. According to his website […]

Stromberg encourages students to participate in local government

Stromberg encourages students to participate in local government

For the past four years John Stromberg has served as mayor for the city of Ashland and is currently running for re-election. If re-elected, Stromberg hopes to build a relationship between local government and Associated Students of Southern Oregon University. He encouraged students interested in openings on local commissions to search for job postings on the city’s website […]

DeBoer pledges to work with students, focus on public transportation if elected mayor

DeBoer pledges to work with students, focus on public transportation if elected mayor

Alan DeBoer has been a part of the Ashland community his entire life, and is now hoping to continue his commitment to the city by serving as mayor. DeBoer is no stranger to this is a position, having served as mayor from 2001 to 2004. During his pervious time as mayor DeBoer made a point of […]

Local candidates for mayor, county commissioner visit SOU

Local candidates for mayor, county commissioner visit SOU

  Candidates for the positions of Ashland mayor and Jackson County commissioner spoke at Southern Oregon University on Monday to educate students about local voting issues. In addition to the candidates State Representative Peter Buckley spoke to students and music was performed by The Human Revolution. The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University created the event to help […]

Ariana Jacob brings a unique style of art to SOU

Ariana Jacob brings a unique style of art to SOU

Ariana Jacob, a participant in a new exhibition for the Schneider Museum of Art called Portland2012, is not your typical artist. In late 2011 Jacob began touring the nation asking one simple question: “How expert do we need to be to figure out what is good for our country?” Jacob referred to her project as a […]

Meet Sarah Westover: OSA campus organizer

Meet Sarah Westover: OSA campus organizer

Sarah Westover works 13-hour days, but you won’t hear her complain. She loves her work as Southern Oregon University’s “campus organizer.” Westover moved into the position two weeks prior to fall term, 2012. She had been the campus organizer for Portland Community College’s Cascade campus, working with students to organize large-scale voter registration campaigns. When she saw the […]