An Interview with Holly Gabriel and Larry Shrewsbury on Open Educational Resources at SOU

The Siskiyou recently had the opportunity to speak with Open Educational Resources advocates Holly Gabriel and Professor Larry Shrewsbury about what this program has to offer at SOU. Both faculty members at the university, The Siskiyou asked what OER means…

A Breakdown of the Roe VS Wade Controversy

Image Credit NPR Roe v. Wade History, Recent Supreme Court Decisions, and “If Overturned” Oregon Specific Scenario.  Last week, it came to the attention of the United States citizens, through a leaked first draft, that the US Supreme Court is…

Pacific Pride Fire Recap: The Events, Aftermath, and Arrest of an Arson Attack in Medford

Image Credit Steven McMahan On the night of Tuesday, April 12th at roughly 9:30 PM, a fire broke out at Pacific Pride in downtown Medford, Oregon. Pacific Pride is a gas station located at 936 S. Central Avenue in Medford.…

Ashland Memes: An Examination and Debunk of Their Vaccine Claims

An Instagram page called Ashland Memes Official, dedicated to posting and sharing memes about Ashland, had quite the controversial post on Saturday, February 5th. The page posted on its Instagram story where it stood in solidarity with people who went…

Why Oregon College Students Should Care About House Bill 2590

Photo Credit Oregon House of Representatives Towards the end of the 2021 session for Oregon lawmakers, one of the bills passed was bill 2590, otherwise known as the Student Voice Bill. This bill seeks to help underrepresented students graduate and…

Interview with OSPIRG’s chapter chair David Teague

Image Credit OSPIRG Facebook Page The Siskiyou recently interviewed David Teague, the chapter chair of OSPIRG. OSPIRG, or the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, is a student-run non-profit and activist group on campus that pushes for policy change across…

Halloween 2021 Events, Parties, and Haunted Houses

Image Credit: lajajakids.com With Halloween just under a week away with the return of in-person events, The Siskiyou would like to highlight some Halloween events you can go to this week!  SOU Events Halloween Climbing Night: October 29th from 8:00…

Sustainability Month: How SOU is Encouraging Alternative Ways of Transportation

Image Credit: Dakota Runyon-Trapp As part of sustainability month, SOU had hosted a Bike and Bus event on October 20th. SOU hosted the event alongside Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to promote increased use of biking, busing, and carpooling as…

Unsettling Reports On Race-Based Incarceration Rates

The most recent surge in the Black Lives Matter movement has opened up the eyes of Americans everywhere regarding the inequities and injustice that Black Americans face on a daily basis. Now, recent findings are backing up these observations with…

A Sit Down with Antoinette Abbamonte, Star of Ashland Independent Film Festival’s “Since August”

Photo courtesy of Antoinette Abbamonte The 20th Ashland Independent Film Festival kicked off earlier this month, with one movie shining bright among the others. “Since August” is a film about grief, life, forgiveness, and the strength of the human spirit…