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…

Celebrate this Black History Month by Engaging in Activist Work (as a White Ally)

Photo courtesy of Kristen Uroda for NPR First celebrated in 1970, Feb. 1 ushered in 2021’s Black History Month. This year’s theme is ‘Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” While the month focuses on acknowledging black people’s central role in shaping…

COVID-19’s Spread at SOU and Debunking Vaccine Myths

Photo by pexels.com Since April 16th, 2020, SOU students and faculty have recorded a total of 108 confirmed cases of COVID-19, thirty nine of which have occurred since the start of 2021. From the start of the pandemic Jackson County…

Ashland’s Resident Band, Slow Corpse, Release Their Second Album, “Bite Your Tongue”

Photo ©Slow Corpse If anyone embodies the energy and soul given off by indie-rock band Slow Corpse, it would be a woodworking handyman and pot loving guitar shredder. The group was created in the finest basements of Ashland, Oregon by…

Saying Goodbye to an Ashland Favorite: Ashland Street Cinema

Photo by Emily Perry Ashland’s beloved local theatre, Ashland Street Cinema, has closed its doors for good. This comes after the theater’s owners decided not to renew the lease for the building. Students and faculty alike are heartbroken to see…