Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Where We’re at Now

After Russian military buildups near the Ukrainian border in 2021, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, 2022. Ukrainians are currently four days into the latest attack in an ongoing eight year conflict that began February 2014…

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill: What Does it Mean?

Florida lawmakers have been pushing House Bill 1557, dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which just passed the House Judiciary Committee along party lines. The bill would ban discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. The ‘Don’t Say…

Understanding the Budgeting Process of SOU with 2020-2021 Insights

Image credit Southern Oregon University An interview with Greg Perkinson gives insight into the inner workings of SOU’s budgeting process. Without a budget, most schools, businesses, and/or organizations would crumble, and college budgets are essentially the backbone of every university.…

Black History Month: A History of Southern Oregon and Interview with BSU

Image Credit Southern Oregon University’s Black Student Union’s Facebook February is a month that has a lot going on, but it is nationally known as Black History Month, a celebration to honor Black history and achievement. While it is more…

Special Interview with Head Athletic Director Matt Sayre About the Addition of Four New Sports

Southern Oregon University Athletics, image credit Bob Palermini, www.palermini.com Recently, The Siskiyou sat down with Matt Sayre, Southern Oregon University’s Head Athletic Director, to discuss the decision of the four new sports that will be added to SOU’s athletic program. The…

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…