About The Siskiyou

Former Siskiyou co-editors, Emiliana Rawley left and Autumn Micketti right.
Photo courtesy of Denise Baratta for the Mail Tribune

Our Mission: To generate the highest quality newspaper in an unbiased manner to the students, staff, and faculty with newsworthy, entertaining, and stimulating content.

The Siskiyou is a weekly publication produced by students of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. The print edition of the Siskiyou began in November 1926, and over the years has established a reputation for accurate and unbiased reporting both on and off campus.

In January 2012, our editorial staff pioneered the transition to a completely online newspaper, allowing for more flexibility and in-depth reporting than our weekly print edition allowed. As the official student-run newspaper of SOU, the paper publishes stories throughout the academic school year, with the exception of winter, spring and summer breaks.

Community submissions, such as letters to the editor, columns, blogs and article comments are encouraged. Over the years, the editors and staff of the Siskiyou have won numerous awards. In 2009 and 2018, for example, the staff of the Siskiyou was awarded top honors in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Collegiate Newspaper Contest.

To support the student paper through monetary donations, visit this link and select “The Siskiyou” in the drop down menu.

Meet the Staff:


Claire Grant (she/her/hers): Hello! My name is Claire Grant, and I’m a senior at SOU finishing up my BA in English. I plan on going into publishing post graduation, with my goal being acquisition editing! I’m originally from Chico, California, and I’m loving living in gorgeous Southern Oregon. I enjoy doing local journalism and writing poetry, as well as reading corny romance novels in my free time.
Check out my work here!

Emily Perry (she/her/hers): I’m Emily Perry and I am an English and Digital Cinema major with an affinity for trivia of all sorts. As an English major I read and analyze different works of literature, and as a Digital Cinema major I watch and analyze different genres of film. After college, I plan to continue writing, whether it is in the film industry, in an aspect of publishing, or continue with journalism, specifically entertainment journalism. I am also the Co-Captain of The Next Best Thing Improv Troupe at SOU. In my free time I like to watch Star Trek reruns, buy books I don’t have time to read, bike, and sleep.
Check out my work here!

Social Media Manager:

Sydnie Novak (she/her/hers): My name is Sydnie Novak! I’m a biology major and chemistry minor. Post graduation, I plan on going to medical school to pursue my dream of becoming a pediatrician. Outside of my education, I love to ski, take my dog on walks, and adventure outside!  


Tally Broderick (she/her/hers): I’m Tally Broderick! I’m an EMDA major with hopefully a focus on film editing. After college, I plan to stay on the west coast and edit movie trailers. I also want to try to apply to intern at Laika Studios in Portland or Disney in Anaheim. But until then, for my freetime, I write for The Siskiyou with my favorite stories being about the Lice in the Library and my Animal Crossing review. Other than that, I spend my time listening to true crime podcasts, watching “The Golden Girls” and “Dark Crystal”, playing Animal Crossing and collecting sims games and Funko pop heroes.
Check out my work here!

Jesse Pickett (he/him/his): Hey there, I’m Jesse Pickett, your new best friend. I’m a freshman here at SOU, currently working my way to a Creative Writing BA with a little sprinkling of History on the side. Currently, I love to read, run and pet kitty cats. Once I’m let loose into the world, I plan to go into activism, travel and write my heart away. Thanks for reading. If you want to get in touch, write a message on an acorn and bury it deep.
Check out my work here!

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