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Jordan Marie McCaw

Jordan Marie McCaw

Since graduating from Eastern Nazarene College in the Boston area with a B.A. in Journalism and Writing, Jordan Martinez has been writing and copy editing for a few different publications, including the Rogue Valley Messenger. She loved living on the other side of the country for three brief years, but Southern Oregon is truly where she belongs. She also writes for BayArea.com, Showcase Magazine, and is the Copy Editor for Southern Oregon Magazine and Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine. When she isn't writing articles, she's either working on her next book, reading, drawing, watching “There Will Be Blood,” or pulling shots at GoodBean in Jacksonville. You can check out her artwork at hitrecord.org, where she's been featured and loves using the site as a creative outlet: https://www.hitrecord.org/users/J.M.%20Black/records

Southern Oregon has long been a flyover market for rising market bands. But after gassing up here enough times, they occasionally scratch their head and say, “why not?” Portland indie-rock royalty, The Helio Sequence (comprised of singer Brandon Summers and ex-Modest Mouse drummer Benjamin Weikel) have used Ashland as a

The past couple years for Southern Oregon University’s athletics have been exciting. With their football team at the top of the nation in their league, a women’s basketball team making the championship game last year, and the softball team making national playoffs. It is no surprise the athletic department is

  Although each distinct, a trio of artists currently showing at Rogue Gallery & Art Center manage to triangulate notions about the cool and tense relationship between industry and humanity; or, perhaps, more accurately, about how technology is erasing something vibrant in the living. The exhibit that began August 5

This coming fall, Rogue Community College isn’t only looking forward to the start of the academic year. Beginning with men and women’s cross country and soccer teams, the school added an athletic department last year. Now in its sophomore year, the athletic department and teams are moving past that first

Having a career that consists of acting as iconic television characters enjoyed by millions makes it hard for actors to stay away from the spotlight—or, really, more accurate, from the spotlight wanting to find them; curious fans wants to know every little detail and dirty secret. But comedy duo Nick

  Whether signed onto a label or pursuing music independently, the life of a touring musician requires an incredible amount of hard work—not to mention talent. But solo artist Whetherman almost makes the independent musician’s life look easy. “I think the largest struggle I have been dealing with is time

Oregon Shakespeare Festival is filled to the brim with talent both in the spotlight and behind the scene. Among that strong list, Artistic Associate Dawn Monique Williams has been awarded the Princess Grace Award. The Princess Grace Foundation’s goal is to financially support promising artists in film, dance, and theatre.

With the surrounding mountains, trees, and foliage in Southern Oregon, it’s easy to imagine the serene scene accompanied by banjos, acoustic guitars, and harmonicas. But genres with a little more beat to their steps also find their way into the area, like Columbus, Ohio-based pop rock up-and-comers Digisaurus, who will

A show that began 68 years ago on makeshift walls in the gym of Grants Pass High School is now a flourishing event displayed by Rogue Community College’s FireHouse Gallery. Through August 25, over 100 artists from around the Rogue Valley will have their artwork shown at the 68th Annual

For students who are looking to round out their electives this fall, look no further than the Outdoor Leadership Program’s Surfboard Making class, taught by custom surfboard master Chris Herbst. Through vibrant colors, customization, and the love of the Pacific Northwest, Herbst provides a product that’s an experience. “I don’t