DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER: What’s In A Name?
Last week, Southern Oregon University announced that the new athletic pavilion will be named after the DeBoer family—as in, the family that founded and owns Lithia Motors. In 1946, in the years before car culture really expanded throughout the United States, Walt DeBoer founded the company. They only sold 14
PUBLIC PROFILE: Hannah Bakken, SOU’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery Director
Southern Oregon University’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery student Gallery Director Hannah Bakken has a massive job. Rotating five or six exhibits in SOU’s gallery spaces every couple weeks, Bakken sorts through hundreds of pieces of art each month. For the Messenger’s Spring Arts Issue, we sat down with
She Shoots! She Scores! She’s Undefeated! SOU Raiders Women’s Basketball is Turning Heads
As the only undefeated team in their division in the nation, the Lady Raiders sit at 15-0 overall and 8-0 in the Cascade Conference as of the second week of January and halfway through this season. Let’s just say they are roaring along with no sign of slowing. Could this
PUBLIC PROFILE: Nancy Shea: Director, SOU Center for Sustainability
RVM: What is the main goal of the Center for Sustainability? NS: Initially, the idea was to get a farm going, and then we’ll think about what kind of educational efforts we’ll do around the farm. I think the idea was really to inspire students to think about eating sustainably,
Brand New and Ready to GOOOAAAL: SOU Welcomes Men’s Soccer to Their Athletics Program
In spite of gaining fans and players for decades in America, soccer is still, somehow, not “America’s pastime.” But that may be changing. National monthly polling by Luker On Trends has tracked the surging popularity of soccer; according to their data, pro soccer has become the second favorite sport of
You Can Keep the Pudding: SOU Athletics Adds Women’s Wrestling to Their Repertoire
When many people think of wrestling, images of red-faced ranting, flying chairs and other lowest-common-denominator theatrics come to mind, like a Trump press conference with spandex. Yet the “strictly for entertainment” televised junk food bears no relation to the sport with a history stretching back to Homer’s The Iliad. Wrestling’s
Homeless is the New Starving
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.