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…

Cultivate Your Spiritual Self during a Pandemic: Say “Goodbye” to TikTok and “Hello” to Cultural Relativism

Photo by Anuhea Nihipali At first glance, the cultivation of the spiritual self using TikTok seems like astute and positive platform engagement during isolation, but there may be a misinformed, white-washed underbelly to these well-intended pursuits. One’s early 20s should…

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…

Student Fees and Tuition: What You Need to Know

Photo from Pixabay When the COVID-19 pandemic moved all university classes online last March, SOU students were concerned about whether or not tuition and student fees would change. Without access to campus buildings and services, the question of whether or…

How to Navigate Thanksgiving After a Chaotic Year

Photo by VeselovaElena from Getty Images 2020 has been an eventful year for the entire world. With a pandemic that has upended lives, an election that showed the true colors of many people, and events that sparked social justice across…

How do You Celebrate Pride During a Pandemic? The Social Justice and Equity Center Found a Way

Photo by Emily Perry Pride is a time where those in the LGBTQ+ community can come together and celebrate their love and who they are. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing and with many events canceled, those who wanted…

Here’s How to Have Fun and Stay Safe During This Spooky Season

Photo by Autumn Micketti We may have to cancel our big Halloween bashes, but that does not mean Halloween is canceled. There will still be spooky movies, tasty treats, and costumes galore. And with tips and tricks from the Center…