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Meet Sarah Westover: OSA campus organizer

Meet Sarah Westover: OSA campus organizer

Sarah Westover works 13-hour days, but you won’t hear her complain. She loves her work as Southern Oregon University’s “campus organizer.” Westover moved into the position two weeks prior to fall term, 2012. She had been the campus organizer for Portland Community College’s Cascade campus, working with students to organize large-scale voter registration campaigns. When she saw the […]

Check your voting status

Your vote may not count in this upcoming election. Due to Oregon’s policies on voter registration, more and more voters are being automatically unregistered without their knowledge. Oregon invalidates ballots from voters who have had changes to their address, name or signature since they last voted and un-registers voters who have neglected to vote in the previous two […]

How to register to vote

Not registered to vote yet? Time is running out. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Tuesday, Oct.16. If you are at least 17 years old and a U.S. citizen, stop by the Stevenson Union courtyard between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Volunteers with the Student Vote Coalition will […]

OSA encourages students to register, vote

As a student in the Oregon University System, you will be affected by changes taking place in the future of higher education. That’s why members of the Oregon Student Association say it’s important for students to vote. “Schools need to come up with a plan to increase access to student registration,” says Sarah Westover of the Oregon Student […]

Vice presidential debate showing today in Hannon Library

The Digital Media Gallery in Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library will be broadcasting the vice-presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Vice-President Joe Biden and the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will debate U.S. foreign and domestic policy at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Political analysts are predicting tonight to be […]

ASSOU and OSPIRG spread the word about voting

ASSOU and OSPIRG spread the word about voting

As the 2012 presidential election approaches, so does the deadline for voter registration. With this in mind, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University have come together with Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group for the “Vote OR Vote” campaign, encouraging students to seek out information about the elections and register to vote. “Vote OR […]

Editorial: ASSOU Vice President Comment on LegCon 2012 in Washington, D.C.

ASSOU Vice President Amanda Stucke and ASSOU President Hassan Harris, along with 9 SOU students, attended the annual USSA Grassroots Legislative Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. Every year, the students of the organization put on a rally, and this year, it was in front of the Sallie Mae building. We were rallying there […]

New ASSOU officers hope for smooth year

New ASSOU officers hope for smooth year

The newly elected officers of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University were officially sworn in May 10, bringing an end to a very turbulent year for student government. “I came in here years ago to help students,” said Katherine Gohring, newly elected Computer Science and Mathematics Senator. “And I believe we can still do […]

Election Sweeps Southern Oregon

Ashland Public Library ballot drop-off was a flurry of activity as people scrambled to submit their ballots on Tuesday for the local and state elections. Heather Spencer, local police officer on the 4 p.m. shift, took ballots from people as they walked, biked, or drove by to vote. “Every five minutes there’s a steady stream […]

SOU students speak up

Southern Oregon University students are concerned with the future of their education, and it is affecting how they vote this election season. The race for Governor between John Kitzhaber and John Dudley is contentious, with both candidates running on platforms that involve education as one of their main focuses. Kitzhaber, who has previously served as […]

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