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Jacob Scheppler

Jacob Scheppler

The luminescent cavern of Nevada’s Basin and Range National Monument viewed from the precipice. A vivid and vibrant creek that is part of the vast Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Northern California. The snow dusted and silent mountains of our very own Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. These breathtaking images and

There are few things more cohesive and unifying than a music festival sans consumerism and commercialism. People become companions in the immeasurable shared experience. In French, Mélomane means “for the love of music” or “music lover,” and it became the name of a Medford based festival that aimed to foster

Sages and philosophers come in many forms. From children spouting pithy yet insightful proclamations, as if they had just figured out some hidden perennial truth, to a venerable elder who can change your life over the course of an ad-lib monologue. However, as ancient as humankind is the process of

As someone who spent his childhood in suburban Texas, having the opportunity to living in the Rogue Valley is a blessing. There is a sublime duality between city life and rural life, at times they even seem to coexist as a singular entity. Still, walking through palisades of concrete and

Humans, however removed from the natural world we may find ourselves, seem to always uncover an intrinsic attraction to the forests we used to roam through. Whether an urbanite is filing their taxes or a rural farmer is busy laboring away, mortals become so preoccupied in mundane monetary endeavors that

The term “softball” may have some unfortunate connotations to your average layman, as the sport is anything but fluffy and delicate. Southern Oregon University’s current roster is proving this supposition to be correct with their vigor and stamina, propelling them to second place in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC). Head

Cinema is a cultural phenomenon which at one point oozed of profundity and grace, or at least one would like to think so. In this hedonistic age of red carpet Hollywood and ephemeral viral videos, this accessibility to visual stimuli has crippled the popularity of profound and forward-thinking art, in

The Pear Blossom Run was founded in 1977 by Jerry and Zellah Swartsley, a duo as formidable as well they are generous. The event was an extension to the Pear Blossom Parade, which predates the run by about twenty years. This year’s run will take place on Saturday, April 8,

The year is 1402, and a hellish drone slowly grows in volume, reflecting of the anxiety of King Henry IV as he ascends to his cursed throne to deliver a chilling opening monologue. His character is immediately recognizable, cold, noble, and vainglorious. Enter a war torn and patrimonial England, separated

  Despite the embellished stereotype of metalheads as anti-social basement dwellers, there is a softer side. It is the eccentricity of the movement that draws people in and eventually makes a home for them. A prime example is Chrysalis, who will return to Southern Oregon for shows at The Haul