The Umpqua RiverHawks volleyball team fell short in a tough loss to Lane Community College on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Eugene. Despite winning the first set, Umpqua ultimately lost to Lane in four sets (3-1). Set scores were 25-15, 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 in Lane’s favor. With Umpqua fighting for position in the South Region, Saturday’s game marked Umpqua’s third straight loss, bringing their regional record to 2 wins and 4 losses and their league record to 10 wins and 13 losses. Umpqua’s record is now 5-5 in their last 10 games. Coming off of their 2017-2018 season, which saw the RiverHawks finish with aRead More →

If an athlete only has time to perfect their game, then why did Taylor Stricklin prove that wrong? In spite of Stricklin’s six-hour basketball practices, hours of homework, weekly traveling for games, she was able to fit in community service. Over 80 hours to be exact. As a resulting, this sophomore received a scholarship sponsored by Pepsi. Pepsi collaborated with the athletic department to put on a community service competition. Stricklin, a North West Regional all-star, did not hesitate to the challenge. Craig Jackson, the athletic director, organized for the athletes to get involved. Jackson used an app called Helper Helper. The app posts communityRead More →

A room full of roughly 20 girls ready to pin each other down is a unique experience, but women from around the country gather daily at UCC with that single purpose: to wrestle. The wrestling room on campus is home to both the women’s and men’s practices. Asia DeWeese, the coach of UCC’s new women’s wrestling team, calls out a drill and they all get to work after a resounding group clap. Last year, the team was a third of the size it is now. The team this year has had a growth spurt with a corresponding growth in spirits. “Going from a room withRead More →

Just one day after the third anniversary of the UCC mass shooting, the state on Oct. 2 held an all-day Trauma Informed Care Training and Community Forum in the Lang Center on campus. Host Mandy Davis, the director for Trauma Informed Oregon, engaged 130 people in a conversation about recognizing the widespread impact of trauma on Oregonians and how to better care for those who have experienced trauma. Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is a statewide collaborative working to prevent or reduce the impact of traumatic experiences on children, adults, and families. TIO also advocates for informed policies and practices, providing training on the profound effectsRead More →

People nationwide are preparing for October’s month of domestic violence awareness. Students and staff gathered Friday, Oct. 5 to discuss potential ways to prevent domestic violence. Students also created an art project with red flag banners that were displayed in the Campus Center. The red flag banners on the front had red flag warnings in dating behavior like; disrespecting, controlling and guilt tripping. On the back, they showed a healthy relationship by using words like; loyalty, respect and freedom. At a second meeting on Oct. 9, students and staff wrote positive journal entries about personal boundaries and expectations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OnRead More →

The reputedly most unpopular Supreme Court nominee in 31 years was just confirmed to the court that decides important cases such as Roe v. Wade, marriage rights, and citizenship rights. If you’re among most people who don’t know who Brett Kavanaugh is or the fight over his nomination, read the next three paragraphs. Or if you’re like me and follow the news almost religiously, skip to the conclusion for my opinion and let’s see if we disagree or not. After a nearly three month contentious and partisan nomination process, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed on Oct. 6 as the newest associate justice of the United StatesRead More →

My name is Madisyn Ashcraft, and I’m a huge movie buff and a horror geek. I’ve been watching movies ever since I was a kid but started to really acknowledge and appreciate films about three years ago. As for Horror, I watched my first R rated film at the age of five and ever since I’ve been hooked. Here at my column Horror Galore and Much More I will discuss my opinions about my favorite genre as well as exploring other genres. I will also investigate the opinions of others. There will be horror and much more. Halloween isn’t just a holiday for me, it’sRead More →

“How many days can I miss if I’m sick?” “Should I get to know my professors?” “How can I make college easier?” New students wonder about these questions and more, but no worries. Returning UCC students have some helpful advice. Cheaper alternative for books Alex Acevedo, a sophomore at Umpqua Community College says, “There’s a site that offers students free books. It’s called Openstax.” Openstax.org is a nonprofit and offers plenty of books free of cost from their partnerships with philanthropic foundations as well as educational resource companies. College doesn’t totally mean freedom Sam Canete is a sophomore in college, but a new addition toRead More →

What defines a perfect study environment? A quiet and cool silent isolation box, or sitting amongst a sea of white noise and chaos? Whatever the preferred style of studying is, campus has the place for it. Students seem to enjoy the study environments built into UCC’s newest building. “I like to study right outside the TAP building on the patio! It is usually pretty secluded and has a really nice view of the fountain” first year UCC student, Sierra Krussow, Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer said. If a loud, bustling style sounds more appealing, the Laverne Murphy Student Center has plenty of open seating. LocatedRead More →

Birds are chirping from a large pine tree as the sun steams the air outside Anne’s window. She listens to students chatting during a volleyball game on the lawn in a kind of joyous symphony. But this isn’t a happy spring day for Anne. Negative thoughts in her head rise and fall like a tidal wave. She can’t escape an ever-present darkness that seeps into her mind, never giving her a moment of rest. Close to 60 percent of college students, Anne suffers from debilitating anxiety and depression. “It all became too much,” she says. “I had to take the rest of the term off,Read More →

Can student housing become a possibility for UCC within the next few years? Many students certainly hope so. Due to Douglas County’s problems with low wages, high prices for housing and a shortage of rental homes, students struggle finding a suitable place to live. “Our low-income residents have a 1 percent rental vacancy rate. Really it is closer to zero, as we have long wait lists for our properties,” Nick Noyes, Communications Specialist for NeighborWorks Umpqua said. UCC administrators recently reviewed the possibility of purchasing the old DHS building on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg to be turned into an off-campus form of student housing; however,Read More →

Three years after the Oct. 1, 2015 UCC shooting when eight students and one instructor were killed, students and staff, families of those who died and friends collected on campus to honor those who lost their lives Fall term of 2015. “I can remember it like it was yesterday,” said a guest at the memorial who wished to remain anonymous. “It is a day that will live with me for the rest of my life.” The guest was still in high school during 2015, and the shooting delayed her UCC enrollment. “I thought it was safer to work full time and save up for aRead More →

L.M. Montgomery’s character Anne Shirley once mused, “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” Until I came here, I felt my life was nothing but mistakes, carrying over day after day. Leaving here, I now know I was wrong. As I reflect on the journey I have taken here at UCC and with The Mainstream, I am reminded that each day is a new experience, sometimes with mistakes. However, with mistakes come learning and understanding. Montgomery’s character Anne understood this as she took her next steps not long after uttering those words. Her teacher inspiredRead More →