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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 […]

Mad Dash to the End: Finding a President

Mad Dash to the End: Finding a President

Southern Oregon University President Roy Saigo can often be seen walking around campus, always eager to speak with his students whether it be about the last Raiders game or the weather. This approachability has made him a very popular figure among students. His interim status of two years which began in 2014 is however coming […]

Greek Life Says Brotherhood; Students Say Exclusion

Greek Life Says Brotherhood; Students Say Exclusion

All across the country fraternities are being disbanded or suspended for violent incidences or other criminal activities, proving it harder to stay in good standing at their host universities nonetheless form new chapters elsewhere. A group of Southern Oregon University students attempting to form a Kappa Sigma chapter on campus felt pressure from concerned students […]

Students Appreciate Campus Cuts

Students Appreciate Campus Cuts

With age, comes a new appreciation for some of the things we may have dreaded as children.  This can include naps, documentaries or the freedom of creating our own style.  Since there are multiple options of where to go for a haircut in Ashland and the choice doesn’t belong to your mother dragging you behind, […]

SOU Women Make Track and Field History

SOU Women Make Track and Field History

Track and Field history was made last weekend at the NAIA Indoor Championships, as the Southern Oregon Women’s distance medley relay (DMR) team placed 5th in the final, with a time of 12:03.3. This was the best relay finish for a national meet women’s team in school history. The DMR consists of 4 legs: 400 meters, […]

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 […]

The Vision: Ending Gun Violence

The Vision: Ending Gun Violence

    In the past year the U.S. was hit with a streak of 372 mass shootings, killing a total of 475 people and wounding another 1,870. The seemingly endless tragedies have instilled a sense of helplessness into those who have failed to see action taken by US delegates. For Scott McCaw, a graduating senior […]

Students Need Not Apply: ASSOU Launches Fair Housing Campaign

Students Need Not Apply: ASSOU Launches Fair Housing Campaign

Have you ever been denied the opportunity to apply for housing based off of your status as a student? Well the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University has launched the Fair Housing Campaign to let you know that you are not alone. The Fair Housing Campaign is an ongoing project by ASSOU to confront student […]

SOU Burns Natural

SOU Burns Natural

This is a rewritten version of this article. The Siskiyou apologizes for all fact errors previously written in this article.  After 15 months of deliberation, the Finance Committee of Southern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees voted Thursday to move forward with a plan for natural gas boilers to replace the aging boilers that they have […]

My Big Fat Greek Article

My Big Fat Greek Article

Silver screen cinema in the 21st century has romanticized fraternities with images of Zac Efron drinking out of kegs on lawns, the promises of lifelong brotherhood and big old houses sardining copious young men together under one roof. Since its conception in 1926, Southern Oregon University or what it was also known as Southern Oregon […]

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