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International Poetry Night this Thursday

The Department of Language, Literature, and Philosophy at Southern Oregon University will be hosting their annual International Poetry Night on Thursday, Mar. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium in SOU’s Art Building. All are invited to attend. The event, entitled “Poetry of Protest,” is a celebration of poetry and literature from around the […]

City Council debates corporate personhood, campaign financing

In a split vote, the Ashland City Council rejected a proposal to draft a statement in support of abolishing corporate personhood during Tuesday’s council meeting, instead settling on a less strongly worded resolution in support of increased oversight of campaign financing by states. Supporters of the original proposal argued that Ashland should ally with several […]

ASSOU and OSA to lobby Oregon legislators against high textbook prices, tuition increases

Personal stories from college students about the effects of high textbook prices and annual tuition increases send a clear message to Oregon, according to representatives of Associated Students of Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Student Association. “The situation today isn’t the same situation faced by other generations,” says Jazmin Roque, an OSA representative who […]

Riki Ott, Occupy organizer, to host two workshops over the weekend

In name of the 99 percent, the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread like wildfire since its inception, burning its message through hundreds of communities in the United States. Ashland is no exception. Occupy Ashland has grown exponentially since it began four months ago, increasing its presence in the community and attracting the attention of […]

OSPIRG’s “March Forth” rally will have to raise its own money, Ashland city council says

The Ashland City Council rejected the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group’s request for a waiver on the special events fee for an upcoming march and rally during the city council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. OSPIRG has put together an event, scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Mar. 4, that will begin with […]

Chicken Pox Present at SOU: One Case Identified, Close Contacts Notified

A Message From SOU Medical Director Dr. Laura Robin: Dear Campus Community, The Student Health and Wellness Center would like our campus to know that chicken pox is circulating in the community and we have had a case here at SOU. Although known close contacts have already been identified and notified, the affected student was on campus over […]

Students volunteer around Ashland as part of MLK Day of Service

Pulling blackberries from the hillsides of Lithia Park didn’t seem the most interesting way to spend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but it was certainly one of the more productive. About 22 Southern Oregon University students volunteered at local organizations in the Ashland community on Monday as part of the SOU Civic Engagement Program’s […]

Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Courage, adventurous spirits, and lots of jet fuel were some of the ingredients that made dinner possible Monday night in Susan Koralek’s dining room. The only things missing were red beans and rice, but for international Southern Oregon University students Becky Li and Laura Sosa Ramirez, from China and Columbia respectively, a trip to the […]

Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

The popular Siskiyou FilmFest has been featuring environmental films in the Southern Oregon area for 11 years.

MLK Day Events

With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast approaching, the Ashland community is once again gearing up for another weekend of events and celebrations honoring and inspired by the achievements of one of the great leaders of the civil rights movement. There are many events happening in the community during the coming week, and we […]