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ASSOU budget process continues on

ASSOU budget process continues on

*Nils Holst also contributed to this article. The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University are in the thick of the budgeting process this week, struggling over their own budget, among others. The Student Fee Committee and Educational Activities Advisory Committee are still hearing budget proposals, the most controversial being their own. The most recent presentation […]

Group proposes controversial specialty license plate

Group proposes controversial specialty license plate

MISSISSIPPI–A controversial plan for a new specialty license plate in Mississippi is drawing concerns from the African-American population, among others.  The plate, proposed by The Sons of Confederate Veterans pays tribute to Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a General in the confederate army during the American Civil War.  Opposition to the plate is stemmed from […]

Silent film highlights problems of factory farming

Silent film highlights problems of factory farming

The film “Our Daily Bread” takes a look at factory farming. Photo courtesy nytimes.com A silent film about factory farming in Germany was shown last week, continuing a weekly film series organized by the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous. “Our Daily Bread” is a film about what goes into the harvesting of the majority of […]

Raider linebacker faces indecent exposure charge

Raider linebacker faces indecent exposure charge

After he was allegedly nude and masturbating while confronting two shoppers in the Rogue Valley Mall parking lot Mon., Jan. 31, a 19-year-old Southern Oregon University student was arrested the following day, on a charge of indecent exposure, police said. Lance Alan Tausaga, Ashland, was arrested by Medford police at the Daniel Meyer Fitness Center […]

Facebook friends don’t necessarily indicate popularity

Facebook friends don’t necessarily indicate popularity

Over 80 students and community members gathered Thursday to hear Dr. Daniel DeNeui lecture about how the rise of social networking and other technology has affected the way we communicate. “We’ve added in the last 20 years at least six ubiquitous forms of communication,” said DeNeui before the lecture, “Almost half of all Americans 12 […]

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

        The Stevenson Union courtyard was a peaceful place to be Thursday afternoon.  With blue skies overhead and warm temperatures, there was little that could scar such a gorgeous day – except perhaps for the rancid smell and ugly sight of dozens of opened bags of garbage. “We’re trying to see how […]

Students target ASSOU

Students target ASSOU

A group of disgruntled Southern Oregon University students notified the Associated Students of Southern Oregon last week of their intent to petition to have the organization dismissed completely. The notification from the “Leninists for Crypto-Fascist Democracy” was given to ASSOU before Tuesday night’s Senate meeting. The anonymous declaration seeks to obtain signatures from 10 percent […]

Artists prepare for Vagina Monologues

Artists prepare for Vagina Monologues

    The Women’s Resource Center is holding a three-part silent art and donation auction fundraiser as a part of Southern Oregon University’s tenth annual production of The Vagina Monologues. Each of the shows later this week will feature a variety of items to bid on during intermission. Performances will be this Thursday, Friday, and […]

Science lecture tackles waterless future

Science lecture tackles waterless future

More than 100 people gathered at SOU last week to hear a local aqua ecologist lecture on the future of the world’s water. “Future wars will be fought over water,” said Dr. Eric Dinger while speaking at last Friday’s weekly science seminar on campus. The lecture, titled “International Ecology: Mexican Stromatolites and Pakistan Water Politics”, […]

Administration says no to SOU brew

Administration says no to SOU brew

A brew customized for Southern Oregon University set for release last month won’t be available to the public after all. Southern Oregon Brewing Company began to brand a special brew just for SOU called Raider Red in early December, but plans have changed according to SOU public affairs officer Jim Beaver. “The President said it […]