Ashland’s New Japanese Garden In Lithia Park

Lithia Park houses Ashland’s Japanese garden, which had its grand opening just a couple of weeks ago on October 22nd, 2022. The garden designer is  Toru Tanaka, a Japanese man who specializes in designing Japanese gardens, as he has created other…

Photo by Sierra Garrett

Happiness and Health: Transitioning To In-Person Learning

After over a year and a half of online learning, SOU students and staff are transitioning to in-person classes on October 11, 2021.  While this may bring a sense of excitement to most students, you may feel worried about this…

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Spotlight on the SHWC

Photo courtesy of Student Health and Wellness Center May is considered Mental Health Awareness Month, and as it draws to a close, it provides a chance for self-reflection. As students begin to finals in the coming weeks it’s hard not…

The Student Sustainability Center and Social Justice and Equity Center Present Earth Month at SOU

Photo courtesy of Student Sustainability Center April 22nd marks the 51st Earth Day, and goodness do we have a lot in store for you next week during Earth Month at SOU! Our Place, Before and After: An Earth Day Story CircleWednesday…

The ‘Not-So-Hot’ History of Valentine’s Day and How to Combat ‘Not-So-Hot’ Love

Photo courtesy of Javier Leddy Photography Much like love itself, Valentine’s day’s origin remains a mystery full of lust, conflict, and ancient history. While Christian entities believe that Valentine’s day commemorates the death of Saint Valentine, many believe that this…

Cultivate Your Spiritual Self during a Pandemic: Say “Goodbye” to TikTok and “Hello” to Cultural Relativism

Photo by Anuhea Nihipali At first glance, the cultivation of the spiritual self using TikTok seems like astute and positive platform engagement during isolation, but there may be a misinformed, white-washed underbelly to these well-intended pursuits. One’s early 20s should…