Pirronne Yousefzadeh and the Importance of Community and Inclusion in OSF’s “It’s Christmas, Carol”

Brent Hinkley, John Tufts, Safiya Fredericks, Mark Bedard. Image Credit Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Before winter break, I had the absolute pleasure of seeing one of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s newest shows (and first holiday-themed show), “It’s Christmas, Carol!”.…

“Seize the Moment” — an Interview with Men’s Soccer Head Coach Davie Carmichael

Photo Credit Bob Palermini, www.palermini.com Advice for coaches and athletes, Davie finding his way to coaching, his personal career, building a culture, and moving towards next season.  David Carmichael grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. His career first started when he played…

The Taste of Home: Welcoming Osteria La Briccola to Ashland

On the second floor of a creek-front building in Ashland’s Downtown Plaza lies Osteria La Briccola, a warm and welcoming authentic Italian restaurant that opened in early June 2021. The moment I walked into the modest but intimate space, I…

Interviews with Volleyball Raiders Jones and Sheldon

Southern Oregon University Athletics. Photo Credit Al Case, https://traveljapanblog.com/ashland/tag/volleyball/ Honoring the end of the Raider volleyball season, The Siskiyou sat down with two volleyball players for an interview about the season and looking forward to the 2022 season. Both interviews gave…

Aurelian Blue and Ashland’s DIY Music Scene

Image Credit Aurelian Blue Instagram Live music is back in Ashland! Actually, it has been for a little over 2 weeks.  Just after 7:30 pm Friday, October 22nd Aurelian Blue, an up and coming Ashland band, opened their home on…

Creating a Culture — Exclusive Interview with Head Coach Grier Gatlin

Southern Oregon University Athletics. Photo Credit Southern Oregon University Grier Gatlin, SOU’s head coach for track and field and cross country, has a legacy in the making. Gatlin was a former student-athlete here at SOU. He was originally recruited as…

The Boarding School Healing Project

The Boarding School Healing Project, also known as The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) is a national coalition of organizations working with Native communities. It seeks to document and raise awareness of the abuse Native communities have…