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Annual Relay for Life spreads awareness

More than 700 people take part in annual cancer fundraiser The white paper bags glowed softly from within, creating little points of light in the darkness as the last bagpipe notes of “Amazing Grace” faded into the wind. Rustling softly in the evening breeze, the bags were arranged in a circle around the track field […]

Testing the value of newspapers

In a partnership with USA Today, Southern Oregon University began a newspaper readership pilot program May 9. Through this four-week program, copies of The New York Times, USA Today and the Medford Mail Tribune will be made available at various locations across campus. A similar program was to be implemented two years ago, but funding […]

Hundreds expected at this weekend’s Apple Jam

Hundreds expected at this weekend’s Apple Jam

SOU students produce 3rd annual music festival—No apples, but plenty of jam Hundreds of young music lovers are flocking to Williams this weekend, in celebration of the 3rd annual Apple Jam music festival. Apple Jam is organized by Ashland band Karrgo Bossajova, and features a handful of bands from up and down the West Coast. […]

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

If you’ve ever been to a performance in SOU’s Music Building, you’ve probably seen Beatriz Abella. She’s a stage manager with the music department, a title she says is mostly just a fancy term for stagehand. You can usually see her punching tickets at the door, setting up the stands onstage between acts, controlling the […]

ASSOU Voter’s Guide

ASSOU Voter’s Guide

Editors note: All proposals were submitted by the candidates. The Siskiyou does not endorse any candidate running for any posistion. For more info on the upcoming elections visit www.assou.net/voters-guide.html Executive Candidates President/Vice President: Hassan Harris/Amanda Stucke We will strive to be an accurate representation of the student voice at SOU, and work to maintain its […]

Osama bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden dead

President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In an address to the nation Sunday night, President Obama announced that U.S. forces launched an attack on a compound in Pakistan that was the known location of bin Laden. The al Qaeda leader was killed and the U.S. took custody […]

Earth Day gets a visit from Mother Nature

Despite rainy weather causing last week’s Earth Day celebration to move indoors to the Rogue River Room, the festivities went on as planned. The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous celebrated early on Wednesday, April 20, inviting clubs and organizations from throughout the community to share how they can better the globe. Participants provided many environmentally […]

Study Jam offers weekly support

 More students will now be able to take advantage of group study time this term as the weekly Study Jam program is moving to the library. The program, which is organized by Academic Support Programs on campus and developed out of the Learning Commons, is now well into its second year serving students. The idea […]

Powwow draws a crowd

Powwow draws a crowd

Southern Oregon University’s Native American Student Union held their 19th Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend in the McNeal Pavilion. The Grand Entry of dancers was held Saturday at 1 p.m., with many different tribes represented in the friendly competition. Program Coordinator of SOU’s Native American Studies program, David West, gave the opening prayer. In […]

Fukushima native struggles to stay in contact with family

The news of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the consequent tsunami devastating the northeast coast of Japan had many in disbelief, but for Southern Oregon University student Nozomi Shirato, the news from her hometown of Iwaki, Fukushima was heart-wrenching. “I couldn’t reach anybody in Fukushima,” Shirato, 24, said. “I stayed up late to try to […]