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Pass the Cushman: Ep. 1

Pass the Cushman: Ep. 1

What follows is a column and video production by student writer/satirist Connor Cushman. The views do not represent the editorial opinions or content of the Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University. We present it to you as humor and satire.  

Pass the Cushman: New Terms Resolutions

Pass the Cushman: New Terms Resolutions

What follows is a column by student writer/satirist Connor Cushman. The views do not represent the editorial opinions or content of the Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University. We present it to you as humor and satire. School Starting up is the worst thing in your life right now, I’m gonna make that statement for everyone. […]

Next in Que: Master of None

Next in Que: Master of None

“Long term relationships are tough. You can’t just expect a big, roaring fire right away, right? You know, you can’t put the big logs in first. You start with the small stuff. Kindling, all right? You add that, then you put in the big logs and then you have a roaring fire. And that’s a […]

Writing is Hard: How to Get Started

Confession time: I have started this column over more times than I’m proud to admit. I have tossed this idea back and forth so many times that I’m surprised it’s not too bruised to even take shape anymore. This column has helped me become who I am today: a master of procrastination. This is a […]

We are Human: The Whole Truth

This is the part of a weekly column by Ashley Johnson surrounding the struggles she has faced in her own life and the concept of being human. Warning: some entries, including this one,  will contain strong content regarding abuse, addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.  *** My first thought when I saw that my column was […]

Base Camp: Why Hike?

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best local hiking and outdoor adventure spots.  Over the last term or so, I have highlighted some hikes in the area that I have enjoyed, as well as offering some general hiking and outdoor tips and skills that I have picked up over […]

We are Human: Sinking

This is the part of a weekly column by Ashley Johnson surrounding the struggles she has faced in her own life and the concept of being human. Warning: some entries, including this one,  will contain strong content regarding abuse, addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.  *** We all made it through another week. Success! I literally […]

Base Camp: Sky High Lakes

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best local hiking and outdoor adventure spots.  The Sky High Lakes in the Marble Mountain Wilderness is a beautiful, remarkably untouched corner of the area that every avid hiker and backpacker should check out at some point. When I decided to spend a […]

We are Human: Quicksand

This is the part of a weekly column by Ashley Johnson surrounding the struggles she has faced in her own life and the concept of being human. Warning: some entries will contain strong content regarding abuse, addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.  ***  In light of Cinco de Mayo just passing, and many circumstances going on […]

Base Camp: Equipment Check

This is the next installment of Reid Barbier’s weekly column on hiking and outdoor adventures in Southern Oregon.  You inch your way along the edge of the ice flow, deadly-blue abyss to your right and cliff face of white to your left. Suddenly, the ice cracks, cascades away beneath you, pulling you down with it. […]

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