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Religious Exemption on Chopping Block?

In 2012, over 900 Oregonians came down with whooping cough. The highest in half a century. Late in 2014, about 30 children in Jackson county had chicken pox. This year, a Lane county man was diagnosed with measles, the 12th measles case in Oregon in just the past two years. Oregon does not require immunizations […]

Saudi Student Responds to ISIS

Faisal Alotaibi is a Southern Oregon University student with a story. Born in Saudi Arabia with an Egyptian mother, the 31 year old has already earned an Information Technology Degree from Riyadh College in Saudi Arabia, made friends in Sweden, Canada, and South Africa, and cultivated a tolerance and curiosity for other cultures. He has […]

Hurry Up and Do Good!

Attention civic movers and shakers! Registration for this year’s Alternative Spring Break trip to San Francisco, CA is currently open. Spend your spring break learning a thing or two from this city. Starting March 21 through March 28 participants will engage in service projects with partnering organizations dedicated to the themes of food, farming, and […]

SOU Students Ready for a Pit Stop

SOU Students Ready for a Pit Stop

Pita Pit has been operating for a little over a week near SOU’s campus, and owner Trevor Kendrick is already reaping the benefits of being open until 3am on the weekends.  According to Kendrick, Saturday was the busier of the two nights, and received more business between the hours of midnight to 3am than the […]

How Mayor Stromberg’s Dream Hits Where You Live

How Mayor Stromberg’s Dream Hits Where You Live

    Ashland mayor John Stromberg has a dream that housing in the city of Ashland will allow people who work and study here to also live here. He references the fact that housing prices are not designed for the people who work in businesses in Ashland, but wealthy visitors and part time residents,” it […]

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

“F**king stoned out of my head on heroin, and those first couple days were miserable man. I saw god, I swear, just lying there shaking. Torture.” SOU student Kyle, who’s last name we’re redacting, said when reflecting on how his life changed. He was one of the 21% of college age people that used illicit […]

It’s All About That Tea….

It’s All About That Tea….

  Dragon Gong Fu Tea House is one of those places where if you don’t know about it, you would never stumble upon it. Sitting in Ashland’s “underground marketplace” the tea house opens its doors weekday mornings and weekend nights. When a guest walks into the tea house they’re welcomed and seated at the sole […]

Ski Swap Weekend!

Ski Swap  Weekend!

  Ski and Snowboard lovers have the opportunity to sell or buy items at the Southern Oregon University Ski Swap just around the corner. The 40th annual ski swap is happening December 6th and 7th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Rogue River Room. If you would like to donate snow gear the […]

More Diversity- Promises New Sheriff

  Now that the election is past and Ashland’s Deputy Police Chief Corey Falls is the new Jackson County Sheriff elect beating out long time incumbent Mike Winters, the question is—what will Falls do with his new position? The new Sheriff sat down with The Siskiyou to answer some of our questions. One of the […]

Meet Your President

Meet Your President

    Have you had the opportunity to meet SOU’s new president? If not, here’s your chance. Dr. Roy Saigo was approved as the interim president of SOU in June at a meeting of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. The vacancy was created when Dr. Mary Cullinan announced she accepted the job as president at […]

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