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“The Siskiyou” Adds Reader-Submitted Short Stories Column

The Siskiyou is happy to announce that we are starting a new column solely featuring content published by our student readers. If you’ve written a short story and would like to share it with the community, this is a great opportunity to do so. To submit a story, send an email to siskiyouedit@gmail.com and include your […]

Review: “Catching Fire” a Slow Burner

I wanted to say that if you haven’t seen The Hunger Games you don’t have to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Especially given that the plot of this sequel is almost exactly the same as the first. Jennifer Lawrence loves some guy but has to pretend to love some other guy because President Snow […]

Review: “Our Town” is Simple, Classic, Good

You can’t put on a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town without acknowledging – or at least knowing – that it’s a theatrical classic. Director Paul Barnes certainly must be well acquainted with that fact. His production of Our Town is a pure embrace of the qualities which make this play one of the most […]

Review: “Killing Kennedy” is Powerful History

Based on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s best seller comes this powerful thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time’s Snow White). The film follows John F. Kennedy rising to become the U.S. president, and Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine who increasingly grows disillusioned with America.  Eventually their paths will collide […]

Review: “Thor 2” is Really Really Cool

With even more hilarious quips and eerie villains, Thor: The Dark World is a terrific follow up to the original film. There’s still enough action to intensify, enough mythology to entertain, enough romance to intrigue, and enough of the hammer-toting god turned superhero to remind us why he’s our favorite Avenger. When a race of […]

Review: “Captain Phillips” Blows Competition Out of the Water

Without a doubt this is the best movie that I have seen this year. Captain Phillips will take you through a roller coaster of emotions throughout the entire movie. Captain Phillips (directed by Paul Greengrass) focuses on merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks), who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the […]

Review: “Carrie” Can’t Compete Against Similar Films

    Carrie is the story of a young girl with powers, her religious mother, and every single high school movie about teenage girls since the 90’s. Though the movie tries to answer the big questions like “Why are periods so nasty?” and “Why do teenage girls like sex so much?”, it’s distracted not only […]

Review: “Company Man” Single is as Enjoyable As it is Complex

                      This week The Siskiyou had the pleasure of hearing folk singer Kris Gruen’s new single entitled Company Man. This song fits well with the Ashland music scene. The music blends a hint of bluegrass, a hint of punk, a bit of country and a […]

Review: Reign’s Fiction Less Interesting Than It’s History

It can’t claim to be accurate. Reign is about as much – or probably less – a responsible recounting of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life as The Tudors was of Henry VIII’s. While the pilot episode opens with some promise, giving us a fairly gruesome indication of the danger Mary’s highly politicized life is in, […]

Education Outside of Tradition

I sit in the back of classes, hiding. I feel like a two-headed frog, except no one else knows I am a two-headed frog. The other students appear at ease surrounded by their contemporaries, pursuing knowledge, learning skills, sharing their ideas and Selves. They do not have to consider the nature of their presence in […]