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How to Overcome the Week 3 Blues

How to Overcome the Week 3 Blues

So, we’re three weeks into the fall term. The excitement of school starting has vanished, professors are starting to assign projects and copious amounts of homework, and midterms are two weeks away. Have you ever seen that meme of a dog drinking coffee in the middle of a burning house saying, “This is fine”? Yeah, […]

We Need to Talk about Gun Control

We Need to Talk about Gun Control

What follows is a op-ed column by student writer Alexia Porter that breaks down news, provides informative resources, and shares her views on what’s going on in the United States. The views do not represent the editorial opinions or content of the Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University.  As most everyone knows by now, a 64 […]

Pass the Cushman: Berning Man

Pass the Cushman: Berning Man

Connor Cushman is a student opinion writer for The Siskiyou. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of The Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University. Chances are if you have a social media account you’re sifting through a landfill’s worth of politically charged articles shared by your racist grandparents, all in the effort to reach the […]

Senators Wyden and Merkley on Student Debt

Senators Wyden and Merkley on Student Debt

The Siskiyou was asked to publish this letter from the offices of Senator Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. While we might normally refuse, we felt the issue of student debt is so pressing we would allow this platform. We would also allow a differing view should it be presented. The senators wanted a direct avenue […]

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 […]

Op-ed: students, faculty, staff and administration represent SOU at Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

By Winston Friedman, Ecology Center of the Siskiyous co-director On the last day of January and the first of February students, faculty, staff, administrators, industry and community members from every corner of Oregon including seven representatives from SOU met at Portland State University for the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2013. Over 350 leaders in […]

Resolve this New Year to get serious about cervical cancer prevention

By Deborah Dotters, MD and Cynthia Pappas Cervical cancer takes a terrible toll; nearly a dozen women die from cervical cancer every day in the United States alone. The tragedy is especially cruel because these deaths are for the most part preventable. With regular checkups and prompt action when signs of cervical cancer are found, […]

Lumberjack International: Jumping off Cliffs, Crashing into Trees, and Other Ways to Impress 12-Year-Olds

Whilst voyaging the Caribbean this past summer, I learned a few things.  First of all, it is still not alright to drink unfiltered water in third-world countries.  One might think that contracting the same parasite in two different locations on different trips is absurd, but I like to think that I was just getting in […]

Editorial: ASSOU Vice President Comment on LegCon 2012 in Washington, D.C.

ASSOU Vice President Amanda Stucke and ASSOU President Hassan Harris, along with 9 SOU students, attended the annual USSA Grassroots Legislative Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. Every year, the students of the organization put on a rally, and this year, it was in front of the Sallie Mae building. We were rallying there […]

Ten-year $100 billion cut may hit Pell Grant Program

Ten-year $100 billion cut may hit Pell Grant Program

The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on wide-reaching budget cuts that could affect the academic livelihood, and survival of many college students. President Barack Obama’s 2012 federal budget takes aim at Pell grants and loans for graduate students. The cuts proposed would decrease the available funds from the Federal Pell Grant program by $100 […]