About The Siskiyou

The 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.

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Meet the Staff:


Autumn Micketti (she/her/hers): Hiya! My name is Autumn Micketti and I am one of the editors of The Siskiyou. I began writing for The Siskiyou in 2018 before studying abroad at the University of Brighton in Brighton, England for the 2018-2019 school year. When I returned to SOU I was hired as one of the editors of The Siskiyou. During the fall of 2020, I became the Community Manager for the Communications Department at SOU. I am a senior working on my BA in Communication with a focus on social media and public engagement and a minor in English. I plan to work as a music journalist either at a publication like Rolling Stone or with NPR after I graduate. Outside of The Siskiyou, I love to bake sourdough bread, spend time outdoors, and spend way too much money on records. 
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Emmy Rawley (she/her/hers): Hi! I am Emiliana (Emmy) Rawley and I am an editor of The Siskiyou. I was a staff writer for The Siskiyou in the winter and spring of 2019, and have been an editor since the fall of 2019. I am a senior at SOU with a Psychology major and Criminology and Criminal Justice minor. I love writing and editing; I would write about anything as a staff writer, and as an editor I love to see the writers’ creativity and growth. After I graduate, I hope to get a job that I can use my writing and editing skills in, and I am interested in attending law school. Outside of school, I love to spend time with my cats, play Animal Crossing, and spend time in nature.
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Social Media Manager:

Ashrita Singh (she/her/hers): Hello my name is Ashrita Singh! I’m an Emerging Media & Digital Arts major. I love to do art whether it be traditional or digital in my spare time. I’m currently working on a children’s illustration book and want to pursue being a concept artist and working as a social media coordinator! I joined The Siskiyou because of the work that the team puts into the stories that they publish. They do their best to keep up to date with everything especially during the pandemic without letting it hinder their work.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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