About The Siskiyou

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:


Rebekah Hopp (She/her):  My name is Rebekah Hopp! I’m a Creative Writing major. After I graduate I’m hoping to get an MFA and become a creative writing professor. Along with my love of reading and writing, I love art journaling and I am building a collection of writing tools such as fountain pens and typewriters. 
Check out my work here!

Allan Jones (he/him): Hello, I am Allan P. Jones II. I am a Theatre Major and Senior at SOU. I am hoping to build a career in the entertainment industry and work alongside many wonderful artists to create amazing work people will enjoy!

Check out my work here!

Social Media Manager:

Kate Swartz (she/they): My name is Kate Swartz, and I’m an English major with a creative writing minor. I plan to be a high school English teacher after college and hopefully a professional author. I love to read, write, and go on adventures with my friends!
Check out my work here!


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