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Happiness and Health: Transitioning To In-Person Learning

After over a year and a half of online learning, SOU students and staff are transitioning to in-person classes on October 11, 2021.  While this may bring a sense of excitement to most students, you may feel worried about this…

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Spotlight on the SHWC

Photo courtesy of Student Health and Wellness Center May is considered Mental Health Awareness Month, and as it draws to a close, it provides a chance for self-reflection. As students begin to finals in the coming weeks it’s hard not…

The Student Sustainability Center and Social Justice and Equity Center Present Earth Month at SOU

Photo courtesy of Student Sustainability Center April 22nd marks the 51st Earth Day, and goodness do we have a lot in store for you next week during Earth Month at SOU! Our Place, Before and After: An Earth Day Story CircleWednesday…

The ‘Not-So-Hot’ History of Valentine’s Day and How to Combat ‘Not-So-Hot’ Love

Photo courtesy of Javier Leddy Photography Much like love itself, Valentine’s day’s origin remains a mystery full of lust, conflict, and ancient history. While Christian entities believe that Valentine’s day commemorates the death of Saint Valentine, many believe that this…

Cultivate Your Spiritual Self during a Pandemic: Say “Goodbye” to TikTok and “Hello” to Cultural Relativism

Photo by Anuhea Nihipali At first glance, the cultivation of the spiritual self using TikTok seems like astute and positive platform engagement during isolation, but there may be a misinformed, white-washed underbelly to these well-intended pursuits. One’s early 20s should…

Rent Equipment for Your Next Adventure from SOU’s Outdoor Program

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Program On January 15th, the Outdoor Program officially started renting out equipment to students for outdoor recreation purposes. The Siskiyou had an opportunity to speak with Ben Allen, the Gear Manager for the program. What gear…

Is Fan Fiction Lowering Our Standards for Romance?

Photo ©Depositphotos Trigger Warning: This article discusses sensitive topics such as emotional and physical abuse, incest, and stalking As a child, I was obsessed with Marvel Comics and Star Wars. When I received my first iPod Touch, I joined every…

The Shutdown from a Hospitality Worker’s Perspective

Photo by Claire Grant Ashland is a hospitality town. With the Oregon Shakespeare festival bringing thousands of tourists in and out of this small town every year, we have developed an astounding infrastructure to support the tourism that keeps Ashland’s…

Here’s How to Have Fun and Stay Safe During This Spooky Season

Photo by Autumn Micketti We may have to cancel our big Halloween bashes, but that does not mean Halloween is canceled. There will still be spooky movies, tasty treats, and costumes galore. And with tips and tricks from the Center…

TikTok and Censoring: Should They Be Doing More?

Photo ©TikTok Trigger warning: self-harming, eating disorders, personal hygiene and slut-shaming. I have spent more hours of COVID-19 quarantine than I’d like to admit on the social media app TikTok.  Similar to Vine, TikTok users post videos that range from…