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Embezzlement allegations made over leadership program

Embezzlement Allegations Made Over Leadership ProgramFormer ASSOU President Stephen Land has accused current President Hassan Harris and Vice-President Amanda Stucke of embezzling $2,231 from the budget of the Raider Leadership Academy.

Arts and research event celebrates fourth year

The fourth annual Southern Oregon Arts and Research event took place last week, showcasing student work across all majors. Last Thursday, the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room housed the poster presentations, where students displayed posters showing research they conducted. Jeffrey Whitaker, a senior psychology student, displayed a poster on research he performed with fello student […]

Students can prepare for campus-wide smoking ban

Aimed at bringing Southern Oregon University a breath of fresh air, a campus-wide tobacco ban is set to take effect in Fall 2012. Initiated by SOU President Mary Cullinan, the Tobacco-free Campus Project Task Force, a part of the Healthy Campus Initiative, will put forth the specifics of making the tobacco-free transition before the end […]

Student Film Festival is a hit

Tuesday, May 17th marked the date of SOAR’s 6th-Annual Student Film Festival, presenting a multitude of student-made films that covered a variety of genres and topics. The film festival had a huge turnout, culminating in audience voting and awards, with the films being divided into several genres. Trailers and Comedy, the first category shown, featured […]

Chili Hoopla: “something EPIC”

The first annual Chili Hoopla was held on Saturday, May 21, luring over 300 students down to the Southern Oregon University Raider Stadium with a six-band lineup and lots of delicious chili. The Events Planning Involvement Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University and the Black Student Union hosted the event. “We wanted […]

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 […]

Got milk?

Anthropology student works to bring lactation rooms to campus Student and mother Tori Geter is working to provide breast-feeding mothers at the university with a private, comfortable and safe space to breast feed or pump while on campus. Signs stating “the inclusive we” decorate the Southern Oregon University campus, and students are encouraged to express […]

ECOS awarded university“Green-Tag” refund

After two weeks of deliberation, the Student Fee Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University has granted $23,000 to the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous toward the construction of a recycling center on campus. “It’s an accomplishment,” said Misty Munoz, a member of ECOS. “It’s adding to all the work that has gone […]

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 […]

New “Raider Way” sign cost $2,800 out of student fees

A new $2,800 sign on campus was bought using money from student fees. The sign originated from last spring’s Campus Creed Committee, a group that worked to pump up campus morale. “The group that created the creed also had another idea of creating more campus unity and spirit,” said Stevenson Union Associate Director Ryan Green. […]