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We are Human

This is the first piece in a weekly column by Ashley Johnson surrounding the struggles she has faced in her own life and the concept of being human. Warning: some entries will contain strong content regarding abuse, addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.  *** We are all human! There is certainly no way around that fact.  […]

Base Camp: Cooking on the Trail

This is part of Reid Barbier’s weekly “Base Camp” column on the best hiking and outdoor adventure spots in Southern Oregon.  One of the greatest experiences in all of hiking is when you cook your first meal out on the trail. You’ve been hiking all day, you’re tired and hungry, and the night is rapidly […]

Base Camp

Base Camp

This is the first installment of Reid Barbier’s weekly column on the best hiking and outdoor adventure spots in Southern Oregon.    Base camp. What an exhilarating phrase that is, bringing to mind the breathtaking potential of hiking and climbing and all the joys and fears associated with anything worthwhile. You’re standing at the base […]

How To: Beat That Cold!

Yes, the harsh winter is upon us, and with it comes the dreaded plague to which we’re all susceptible: the common cold. This sickness makes your head hurt, your nose run, your limbs heavy…the list goes on! But this doesn’t mean you have to look as bad as you feel! Fear not darlings, I have […]

“The Siskiyou” Adds Reader-Submitted Short Stories Column

The Siskiyou is happy to announce that we are starting a new column solely featuring content published by our student readers. If you’ve written a short story and would like to share it with the community, this is a great opportunity to do so. To submit a story, send an email to siskiyouedit@gmail.com and include your […]

Review: “Catching Fire” a Slow Burner

I wanted to say that if you haven’t seen The Hunger Games you don’t have to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Especially given that the plot of this sequel is almost exactly the same as the first. Jennifer Lawrence loves some guy but has to pretend to love some other guy because President Snow […]

Review: “Our Town” is Simple, Classic, Good

You can’t put on a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town without acknowledging – or at least knowing – that it’s a theatrical classic. Director Paul Barnes certainly must be well acquainted with that fact. His production of Our Town is a pure embrace of the qualities which make this play one of the most […]

Review: “Killing Kennedy” is Powerful History

Based on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s best seller comes this powerful thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time’s Snow White). The film follows John F. Kennedy rising to become the U.S. president, and Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine who increasingly grows disillusioned with America.  Eventually their paths will collide […]

Review: “Thor 2” is Really Really Cool

With even more hilarious quips and eerie villains, Thor: The Dark World is a terrific follow up to the original film. There’s still enough action to intensify, enough mythology to entertain, enough romance to intrigue, and enough of the hammer-toting god turned superhero to remind us why he’s our favorite Avenger. When a race of […]

Review: “Captain Phillips” Blows Competition Out of the Water

Without a doubt this is the best movie that I have seen this year. Captain Phillips will take you through a roller coaster of emotions throughout the entire movie. Captain Phillips (directed by Paul Greengrass) focuses on merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks), who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the […]