The infamous dancing clown Pennywise in the remake of “IT” is back yet again to feast upon the young in Stephen King’s novel, written by Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman and directed by Argentine screenwriter Andrés Muschietti. Muschietti’s directing is similar to his 2013 horror production, “Mama.” “IT” and “Mama” are his only two feature length horror films and, in both, he uses low lighting whenever the villain is in the shot to give off a shadow around the menacing character with only a faint light in the center of the face, projecting a frightening appearance. Muschietti also uses a great deal ofRead More →

Many people were drafted in the time of the Vietnam War, however, not as many were lucky enough to survive long enough to tell their story. Although they cannot share their experiences themselves, they have the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Traveling Wall to remind people of the hardships and struggles they experienced daily. The Vietnam Wall made its first appearance in Lincoln City, Oregon 5 years ago. Since then it has traveled throughout the western half of the state. Although the Vietnam Wall has not traveled to the eastern half of the state, the Veterans traveling with it would like to eventually get it there. TheyRead More →

Wayne Crooch Hall 11 Mon. 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tues. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wed. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fri. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wayne Crooch Hall 12 Mon. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wed. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jackson Hall 15 Tues. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Thur. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Read More →

The ASUCC Leadership Board is comprised of five elected officers, 10 appointed senators and representatives from campus clubs and student organizations. They keep students informed about administrative and legislative policies that directly affect students, foster communities through campus activities and provides opportunities for student leadership skill development. Student leaders participate in college teams, committees and task forces to provide students the opportunity to help shape policy, formulate plans and projects and participate in campus decision making. Students can learn more about what happens that these meetings by attending the weekly ASUCC board meeting on Fridays at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bistro. TheRead More →

Democracy has been the stable foundation of this country for hundreds of years, and the party system has been the driving force behind that. We, as the people, select a party to back and then vote for politicians from that party for office. However, it seems that people are abandoning this system and deciding to cast their vote based on what individual politicians they agree with. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center, as of 2014, 39 percent of registered voters identify as independent voters. Although this may seem incredibly odd because we’ve been using the party system for so long, there’s aRead More →

“Fraud is a huge opportunity for us, it is a massive, growing business for us,” Richard Smith, former CEO of Equifax, said in August. While Smith’s statement may have stirred little attention at the time, when Senator Elizabeth Warren read the quote back to him, it must have been a regrettable choice of words. More than 145 million Americans have been affected by the breach of the credit bureau Equifax. While massive hacks make headlines, they usually only pertain to credit card fraud, which is incomparably easier to remedy than stolen social security numbers (SSNs), tax returns addresses, and driver’s licenses that have been compromised.Read More →

Spells, runes, champions… and cupcakes? Umpqua Community College’s University of League Of Legends club held a bake sale in the middle of campus on Oct. 17. They offered different “nerd based foods” and pastries such as cinnamon rolls, cupcakes with countdown dice, and chocolate chip cookies. University of League Of Legends is the official campus club for the popular online game, League of Legends. The bake sale was designed to raise money for the ULOL club’s goal to raise funds for the PAX video game conference. While most gaming competitions take place online, UCC’s University of League Of Legends Club will try to compete inRead More →

Imagine coming home from a long work day, taking off your shoes, grabbing a bottle of wine, and splashing some water inside because that wine bottle now contains your very own succulent! Umpqua Community College’s Alpha Sigma Upsilon honor society, a chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, are taking an innovative approach on how to repurpose old wine bottles. They are selling recycled wine bottles as unique, upcycled plant containers varying in price, shape and size. Alpha Sigma Upsilon honor society is hosting the wine jar planter fundraiser on campus from now up to “at least until January,” stated President of AlphaRead More →

Since the winter term of 2017, Umpqua Community College has been working hard on upgrading and improving the slow internet speeds and connectivity issues on campus. Some students are already seeing improvements in the network, while others are not. Jakob Bergman, an engineer major, said the network has been “a little better.” Tanner McCue, another engineer major, thought the network’s speed has had little to no difference, saying it has been “marginally different, but still overall bad.” Those who have not seen a change with the internet may need to give it some time. UCC is still working on adding a couple of more improvementsRead More →

Umpqua Community College has set new protocol for students creating new social media pages using the UCC name. The protocol was sent out in the Oct. 6 Umpqua Updates sent to faculty and staff According to the protocol, students creating a Facebook page or other social media pages with UCC’s name must meet with UCC’s Communication and Marketing Department. Students must also share the page with UCC’s Communication and Marketing staff and a designated member of that staff must be made a page administrator. The college website at in the A-Z index has a “social media at UCC” link that takes you to aRead More →

The two grants which had helped UCC provide a recovery advising specialist and a badge-wearing deputy, among other things, unexpectedly ended, leaving the college scrambling for new options. These federal U.S. Department of Education SERV grants would have continued, but as Susan Taylor, executive director for the UCC Foundation, pointed out, the rules were difficult to understand, sometimes obtuse and difficult to follow correctly. Taylor recalled that it was “frustrating” to not understand some of the vague wording presented by the government. While the two grants were lost, a new grant has helped to offset the losses. Taylor helped bring a new grant that mitigatedRead More →

It’s October. That also means that it is Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime”. It is important to highlight the resources available to students in our community. While the former counseling services on campus are not currently being funded, the college has arranged for a life coach position, a victim services coordinator and a victim mental health therapist. Some of these positions are grant funded. The life coach position offers short-term personal and crisis counseling, healthRead More →

To say that Jessica Richardson in the new provost office has been a life-long fan of Umpqua Community College is to make a literal statement. “UCC has been a part of my life (since) around 8 years old,” Richardson says, “I took a sheep shearing class that had a field trip to Oregon State University.” Richardson, a native of Myrtle Creek, does not mind her daily commute to work at all. “I love the small towns; it’s like a step back in time,” she says, referring to the rural area she calls home. As a runner, she says she can travel into Myrtle Creek’s downtownRead More →