Pirronne Yousefzadeh and the Importance of Community and Inclusion in OSF’s “It’s Christmas, Carol”

Brent Hinkley, John Tufts, Safiya Fredericks, Mark Bedard. Image Credit Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Before winter break, I had the absolute pleasure of seeing one of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s newest shows (and first holiday-themed show), “It’s Christmas, Carol!”.…

The Taste of Home: Welcoming Osteria La Briccola to Ashland

On the second floor of a creek-front building in Ashland’s Downtown Plaza lies Osteria La Briccola, a warm and welcoming authentic Italian restaurant that opened in early June 2021. The moment I walked into the modest but intimate space, I…

Sustainability Month: How SOU is Encouraging Alternative Ways of Transportation

Image Credit: Dakota Runyon-Trapp As part of sustainability month, SOU had hosted a Bike and Bus event on October 20th. SOU hosted the event alongside Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to promote increased use of biking, busing, and carpooling as…

SOU students participate in Native American Tribes Celebration

SOU Celebrates Indigenous People’s Day!

October 11th marks Southern Oregon University and the City of Ashland’s 5th annually recognized Indigenous People’s Day celebration. SOU’s Native American Student Union (NASU) has a weekend full of activities planned to engage the community in observance of Native American…

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…