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Eli Stillman

Eli Stillman

Eli is a student at Southern Oregon University where he serves as Editor in Chief at the SOU paper The Siskiyou. His main interests include: sports, Cormac Mccarthy novels and conspiracy theories.

Where one might just see open space on a hill behind Southern Oregon University, Charles Mathias saw opportunity. Slowly but surely, that open space has developed dirt pathways and flatted tee pads to help it take form of a nine hole disc golf course. On Saturday, April 23, Mathias, a

By former Messenger intern and current SOU “senior” Eli Stillman Looking to get more from this whole “college experience” everyone keeps talking about? Well, fortunately, I’ve discovered that this town is pretty student-friendly, and there are some great ways to do more than just survive. No need to be an

Let’s face it, starting acroyoga classes and going on that hike would probably be good for your health, but so would a good old-fashioned summer romance.   Well hate to break it to you, but time is running out and you should get on it.  Fortunately,  the key to a

More than 250 disc golf courses have been built on college campuses across the country. The easy accessibility, free cost of play and simplicity of the game is giving hacky-sack a run for its money as the slacker activity of choice. But Southern Oregon University isn’t one of them. And

Unable to Find Rental Vacancies, SOU Students are Exiting Ashland En Masse The article “Seller’s Market,” in the 7/23 issue of The Rogue Valley Messenger looked into the staggering shortage of rental homes in Southern Oregon, where the vacancy rate is currently around 1.5 percent, the tightest market in decades.

Bike Share Program Launches in Rogue Valley The Rogue Valley just got five new bike racks. One in Ashland, two in Medford and two more in White City. All are typical looking bike racks armed with a fleet of yellow bicycles, all identical cruisers that appear similar to any other