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The Siskiyou says goodbye to print edition

The Siskiyou says goodbye to print edition

 … in favor of new and improved online edition Breaking up is always hard to do and no one will be sadder than the staff at The Siskiyou when we have to wash our ink stained hands and say goodbye to one of the most prominent parts of our college experience in January. But never […]

Cupcake controversy at California college campus

Cupcake controversy at California college campus

Earlier this month, the College Republicans at the University of California, Berkeley, held a bake sale for what might be the nation’s most controversial cupcake. The campus organization made headlines when they held a bake sale where the price of baked goods would be based on a sliding scale, meaning the price a student would be […]

Lumberjack International

Ever since I discovered the joy of facial hair, my face has remained adorned with fuzz.  My beard and I have traveled the world together, conquering countries and wooing locals.  Not only have I cultivated my face hairs above the Arctic Circle, but I have also bronzed my whiskers near the equator.  From here on […]

A Need To Say Thanks

As we near graduation we begin to think about all the people that helped make that day possible. There are many people on my thank you list, but my wife gets most of the thanks. My wife even said that she likes to read my column. Hey, that’s great she likes to read what I […]

New eatery is living up to its name

When it comes to great burgers and atmosphere, there is no place better than Ashland’s newest restaurant, Hot Spot, located on Bridge Street, across from the Southern Oregon University campus, behind Mihama Teriyaki Grill. Born in Scotland, owner Sam Cox has lived in the states for 15 years, the last four of which were in […]

Responsibility of Choices Will Track You Down

Recently my wife and I…at my wife’s insistence…went to the animal shelter to buy some books, to help support the construction of a new building at the shelter. Ok, anything for the poor critters housed there, and plus I was going to get a bag of books for only $5 … what a deal. I […]

Your 84 million-acre back yard

The National Parks service is a massive organization; from coast to coast it provides a place for all people to escape from everyday life. The mission of the National Parks is as follows: “The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.” This resource […]

U.S. must make a choice about terrorism

What Happens Next? By now all of us know the facts: on the morning of Sunday, May 1, an elite group of Navy Seals was transported via helicopter to a private neighborhood compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The target was Osama Bin Laden, and the mission was a success. Bin Laden resisted, and was killed. Three […]

An example that you can count on

It’s been six years since we lost my father. I don’t mean we misplaced him, I mean he took that unavoidable trip to the hereafter. This being the case, the anniversary of his death caused me once again to reflect on his life, the part of it I was privy to share, and how he […]

180 Degrees South: An Adventure on Film

Epic journeys are few and far between in this modern world. Almost every frontier has been explored. Even much of the deepest areas of the ocean have been explored. In a time where boundaries are shrinking exponentially, and the horizons seem so much closer, a journey must sometimes simply be a retracing of steps long […]