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Next in Que: Love

Next in Que: Love

A whole seven days has come and gone since you presented (or were presented) those roses, chocolates, and other Valentine’s Day affections–personally, I’m the kind of guy who breaks out the glue and water colors to craft a papier-mâché BB-8. So, did you win your heart’s interest or awkwardly scamper away into the night knowing […]

Collegiate Catholicism

Collegiate Catholicism

If you’re unfamiliar with the purpose of Lent, here are some basics. Lent is meant to be a time of fasting and introspection. While the fasting usually only occurs on Fridays when participants are forbidden to eat meat, the time for self-analysis is continuous throughout the 40-day stretch. According to the Bible the season represents […]

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 […]

Pass the Cushman: The Scoop on Dog Poop

Pass the Cushman: The Scoop on Dog Poop

*Connor Cushman is a humorist for The Siskiyou. His views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Siskiyou or Southern Oregon University. As the son of Mastiff owners I know a thing or two about not picking up dog poop, surprisingly you can pass that stuff off as human poop and people aren’t as […]

Pass the Cushman: 5 Ways to Survive Deer

Pass the Cushman: 5 Ways to Survive Deer

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. If you’ve been in Ashland for more than ten minutes you know there’s a scourge of deer infesting this […]

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 […]

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 […]