Celebrate this Black History Month by Engaging in Activist Work (as a White Ally)

Photo courtesy of Kristen Uroda for NPR First celebrated in 1970, Feb. 1 ushered in 2021’s Black History Month. This year’s theme is ‘Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” While the month focuses on acknowledging black people’s central role in shaping…

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…

Explore Interpersonal Growth in the New Psychology Course, Group Exploration

Photo courtesy of Steve Miller Come explore interpersonal growth with your undergraduate peers in Group Exploration (PSY 319 6986). This is a 1 credit pass/no pass experiential course. PSY 319 provides an opportunity to engage in self-exploration in a supportive…

Ashland’s Resident Band, Slow Corpse, Release Their Second Album, “Bite Your Tongue”

Photo ©Slow Corpse If anyone embodies the energy and soul given off by indie-rock band Slow Corpse, it would be a woodworking handyman and pot loving guitar shredder. The group was created in the finest basements of Ashland, Oregon by…