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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. […]

Osama bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden dead

President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In an address to the nation Sunday night, President Obama announced that U.S. forces launched an attack on a compound in Pakistan that was the known location of bin Laden. The al Qaeda leader was killed and the U.S. took custody […]

The three-legged stool of global warming

Biology professor explains why global warming skeptics should be listened to More than 100 students and community members gathered in the Meese Auditorium of the Southern Oregon University Art Building on April 21 to hear Dr. John Roden give a lecture on arguments against climate change. “Whenever science is influenced by politics, industry, advocacy groups, […]

Talks on religion

A Mormon, a Presbyterian, and a Hindu walk into a library… The first World Religions Forum at Southern Oregon University kicked off with a combination of speakers that kept students rapt Thursday in Hannon Library. Guest speakers represented Presbyterianism, Mormonism, and Hinduism. SOU’s theme for 2010-2011 entitled “On Being Human,” observes some of the universal […]

Powwow draws a crowd

Powwow draws a crowd

Southern Oregon University’s Native American Student Union held their 19th Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend in the McNeal Pavilion. The Grand Entry of dancers was held Saturday at 1 p.m., with many different tribes represented in the friendly competition. Program Coordinator of SOU’s Native American Studies program, David West, gave the opening prayer. In […]

March makes a difference

A march on city hall by community members and Southern Oregon University students on April 5 may have helped lead the City of Ashland to reject the proposed homeless exclusionary zone in downtown Ashland. The council decided to create an ad-hoc Homelessness Steering Committee to come up with solutions to Ashland’s alleged homeless problem. “There […]

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Twenty students gathered Saturday to pull up their sleeves and volunteer as part of the annual spring “Hunger Clean Up.” Hosted locally by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, the event is a nationwide effort to address the problems of hunger and homelessness. “Our volunteers have been fundraising for the last month, and all […]

Tuition equity bill gains momentum

On March 29, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 742 by a vote of 18-11, a crucial step in an attempt to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates if they met certain selection criteria. The Oregon House of Representatives still must pass the bill, but the Senate’s approval has already angered many of […]

Students plan protest against new ordinances

Nate Coddington contributed to this story. A march on city hall is planned for Tuesday, April 5, by Phronesis, a student-led community group, in protest of proposed city ordinances that would allegedly discriminate against Ashland’s homeless. Emery Way, a member of Phronesis and an Associated Students of Southern Oregon University At-Large Senator, has been a […]

Business students score high

Business students score high

Students in Southern Oregon University business program recently ranked high in the Masters in Business Administration field test. SOU students scored in the top 25 percentile in scores for the test, given at 130 universities across the country. Of the 16 MBA students from SOU who took the test, three scored in the 95 percentile […]