The first vines in the form of rootstocks for Charlie’s Place vineyard were planted on May 15, 2018. The vineyard has been given its name in memory of the renowned viticulturist Charlie Williams. Dorothy Williams, the widow of Charlie Williams, UCC President Deborah Thatcher and UCC Interim Director of Viniology Andy Swan, addressed dozens of listeners on the almost three acres of vineyard space that has been allocated to serve as a lab for vinology students at UCC. The upper enclosure of Charlie’s Vineyard will be planted with white vionnet, the lower enclosure will be an equal mix of tempranillo and syrah and the existingRead More →

The Pell Grant now funds summer term starting this summer for students who have taken at least six credits this spring term. Summer payments will no longer deduct from previous or future term’s Pell Grant funds like they did in the past. This change is retroactive, meaning funds students spent for last year’s summer term were returned. “This past winter term we identified all students who had attended (the previous) summer term and adjusted their spring term Pell Grant,” said Michelle Bergmann, UCC’s financial aid director. “Each student was notified by email of their increased eligibility.  This was done well before registration of spring termRead More →

  It is the time of the year when teams are sadly separated by individuals moving on. But in that time of sadness, we are introduced to new teammates. New relationships between players and coaches will continue to develop as the new year begins. Here is a list of the new recruits for the 2018-19 academic year. The men’s track and field team as well as cross country program has recruited Derek O’Connor of Camas Valley High School and Nakai Sinohui of South Umpqua High School. The volleyball team has added Amiyah Shakoor of Clackamas, McKenna Wilson of Coquille, Bailey Crawford-Carroll of Seton Catholic, MorgynRead More →

In this edition of (Para)Legally Laughable first year paralegal student Charles Crosier laughs at, and answers, a question. This is an opinion piece and does not reflect the views of The Mainstream. An opinion written recently by Han A. Von Spakovsky, first appearing on Fox News’ website and later on The Heritage Foundation website, asks a very interesting question with its title: “Is Robert Mueller Going to Investigate George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson, Too?” To start on an even level Spakovsky’s article has to be boiled down to its point. He argues that the president has prosecutorial authority which he says, “… holdsRead More →

UCC’s annual end of year ASUCC sponsored event for students will be held Friday, May 18. The theme, “Creatively Celebrating YoU,” emphasizes celebrating cultural differences. Student clubs, campus programs and the community are invited to set up booths that showcase their culture, heritage and purpose. Tables with samples of food from different countries, including Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, American, Indonesian and Egyptian will offer attendees the opportunity to taste something new. Shaved ice will also be available. Popular activities of black-light dodgeball and face painting are returning for more fun this year. New booths and activities are scheduled to participate: • Umpqua Singers from 1 toRead More →

Far Cry 5, the latest installment from Ubisoft, is an action-packed first person shooter (FPS), setting in the mountains of (fictional) Hope County, Montana. Your character, a Junior Deputy Sheriff, is pitted against a “religious” group led by Joseph Seed, who in reality, are a dangerously armed cult that happens to believe in a god of some sort. Throughout the game, players will fight the cult with the help of several different resistance groups (formed by people who understand the fact that cults are bad). My favorite aspect of the game is the ability to choose who you fight, how you fight and when youRead More →

After finishing the regular season with a 49-33 record and entering the playoffs seeded third in the Western Conference, the highest conference finish since 2000, the Portland Trail Blazers suffered a disappointing four game series sweep at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans. The swift defeat has left fans with many questions and the team entering the offseason in a tailspin. While some are calling for a total team overhaul, Blazer’s General Manager Neil Olshey knows this team is a work in progress. “Nobody thinks this roster is a finished product … it’s a work in progress,” Olshey told reporters at his post-game pressRead More →

National Parks Week in April isn’t the only time to go out and explore new places or even visit that old favorite spot in nature. Throughout the year, Oregon`s national parks offer fun activities and opportunities that are often over looked. “I got to go to Crater Lake for National Park week; it was free entry and was a beautiful hike. I think everyone should get out and enjoy our National Parks whenever they get the chance,” Madalyn Pickett, a UCC dual enrollment student, said. Crater Lake is one favorite spot all year with more to do than meets the eye. Facts about Crater Lake:Read More →

Hundreds of plant species were on display for the 2018 Glide Wildflower Show April 28 and 29. The show is consistently held on the last full weekend in April. The Glide Wildflower Show show relies upon an outpouring of community volunteers each year to serve the travelers and local residents, numbering in the hundreds per year, who come to witness native plants of southwest Oregon. “They don’t just take a pretty little flower, and put it in a pretty little vase and say, ‘This is what the flower would look like.’ You get to see the entirety of the plant,” said former volunteer Paul Antos.“ItRead More →

At the culmination of every academic year, the Associated Students of Umpqua Community College (ASUCC) conducts an election of and by students that will decide the leaders of the ASUCC for the upcoming year. These leadership positions include President, Vice President, Business Manager, Activities Officer, and Public Relations Officer. In last year’s election, I was entrusted with the honor of filling the role of Public Relations Officer for AY 2017-18. It has been my personal honor and privilege to represent and defend the voice and will of the Student Body, and I am grateful for the lessons this office has taught me: I have learnedRead More →