A Sit Down with Antoinette Abbamonte, Star of Ashland Independent Film Festival’s “Since August”

Photo courtesy of Antoinette Abbamonte The 20th Ashland Independent Film Festival kicked off earlier this month, with one movie shining bright among the others. “Since August” is a film about grief, life, forgiveness, and the strength of the human spirit…

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…

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…

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…

Saying Goodbye to an Ashland Favorite: Ashland Street Cinema

Photo by Emily Perry Ashland’s beloved local theatre, Ashland Street Cinema, has closed its doors for good. This comes after the theater’s owners decided not to renew the lease for the building. Students and faculty alike are heartbroken to see…

Measure 109, What Does it Mean?

Photo from Wikimedia This election season Measure 109 passed by a comfortable 55.74% majority, translating to a roughly 250,000 vote difference. Measure 109, or the Psilocybin Mushroom Services Program Initiative, allows specially trained and chosen physicians to prescribe psilocybin to…

The Shutdown from a Hospitality Worker’s Perspective

Photo by Claire Grant Ashland is a hospitality town. With the Oregon Shakespeare festival bringing thousands of tourists in and out of this small town every year, we have developed an astounding infrastructure to support the tourism that keeps Ashland’s…