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Hawaii Club Honors ‘Aloha Spirit’ in 20th Luau

Hawaii Club Honors ‘Aloha Spirit’ in 20th Luau

  As much as things change, the more they stay the same. The Southern Oregon University Ho’opa’a Hawaii Club hosted the 20th Annual Luau at Ashland High School. The theme this year was E Ola Mau Ke Aloha or “Long Live the Aloha Spirit.”  According to Aloha International, the Aloha Spirit refers to the mindset […]

Concrete Breaking Alarm Clock

Concrete Breaking Alarm Clock

Large bulldozers, dump trucks, and excavators settle on the remains of Southern Oregon University’s late McNeal Pavilion, which is being reduced to rubble as the year has gone on. The demolition of McNeal Pavilion and the construction of the new Student Recreation Center and McNeal Pavilion, is scheduled to be completed and ready for the […]

Fire and Water 4/20 Celebration Gives Band 1st Gig

Fire and Water 4/20 Celebration Gives Band 1st Gig

SOU student Michael Leslie’s dream since junior year of high school is finally coming to fruition. For the fifth time in as many years of business, the Fire & Water smoke and glass supply shop in Ashland, Oregon hosted a 4/20 Celebration this past Wednesday. The annual observance of cannabis consumption at Fire & Water […]

Letter to the Editor: Keep Frats Away

Letter to the Editor: Keep Frats Away

The ongoing debate involving bringing Greek Life back to SOU has sparked lots of discussion from different points of view.  This is an opinion piece from a concerned SOU student.  Dear Editor: I’m writing to express my concerns regarding The Siskiyou’s recent article: My Big Fat Greek Article. Some of the views expressed neglect the exclusionary nature of […]

Bike Theft Season

Bike Theft Season

As SOU begins the Spring Term, Ashland is experiencing some warmer weather. Unfortunately, along with the temperature increase Campus Public Safety (CPS) is noticing an increase in bike thefts as well. According to Director of Campus Public Safety, Fred Creek, there have been two bikes stolen from student apartments and family housing within the past […]

A Letter from a Former Siskiyou Writer

A Letter from a Former Siskiyou Writer

To help us in our effort to #SaveTheSiskiyou please donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/vcxzcz8k After it was revealed last week that The Siskiyou would no longer be supported by the SOU communication department, we reached out to some former writers to share how they felt on the issue and what this paper means to them.   When I […]

April Fool’s Stabbing No Joke

April Fool’s Stabbing No Joke

  A 21st Birthday party took a turn for the worst Thursday night at 318 Palm Ave., after a fight broke out in front of the apartment complex and two men were stabbed. Ashland Police later arrested four men, Brett Hollins, Tyler Pascals, Philip Boches, and Anthony Mooney who were charged with assault and riot. […]

Pulled Pork Fundraiser Helps Howell Memorial Scholarship

Pulled Pork Fundraiser Helps Howell Memorial Scholarship

  Friends of the late Southern Oregon student, Alex Howell, are continuing their campaign to establish a scholarship in his name. On Sunday, Sammich adjusted their hours to hold a fundraiser which donated all of its proceeds to the GoFundMe account set up to achieve their goal. If the account can reach $25,000 then the […]

Alex Howell Memorial Scholarship

Alex Howell Memorial Scholarship

Friends of the late Southern Oregon student Alex Howell are fundraising to create a scholarship which will etch his name in commemoration at the school where he was so influential. Originally attracted to SOU as a wrestler, Howell became an integral part of the campus with involvement in the ROTC program.  Alex’s friends say he […]

Greensprings Bathrooms: The Truth Behind the Scum

Greensprings Bathrooms: The Truth Behind the Scum

I’ve been working custodial for the housing department at Southern Oregon University (SOU) for about a year now. I’ve heard many rumors surrounding the Greensprings bathrooms, from “there’s mold in there,” to “they haven’t been cleaned in years.” Damyan Mendoza, a freshmen living in Greensprings even went as far to say that “The bathrooms look […]

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