Finding time to get scholarships, volunteering, or working can be hard during the school year, but winter break is right around the corner. Taking advantage of the break is a way to get important things done that might seem impossible during school.   Work on scholarships Some scholarships require a lot of time. Time to volunteer or to write an essay. Doing this during school hours can be hard, and almost any advisor will tell students to do this during the break. Grades are so much more important than applying for scholarships. Especially those that require a ton of time. OSAC requires looking through 60Read More →

The 2018 year has been a roller-coaster, having its fair share of good and bad moments. Movies were the same; however, how many of those movies left viewers full of thrills? I will discuss my opinion in 3 categories: good movies, OK movies and terrible movies. A golden star next to the title indicates the winner that was either the best, OK or the Worst of that category. I like to think that I’m a positive person, so I will start with the best first. Best of 2018 “Halloween” Trailer for Halloween “Halloween” was one of my favorites this year since I am such aRead More →

Headline: Student participation in college planning less than needed, something UCC‘s College Council hopes to change Few students know what UCC’s College Council is, let alone how to access it.  But they should because the council helps the study body know about coming issues, such as possible tuition and fee raises. For students to understand College Council they must know its main purpose for existing. College Council is  “a primary recommending body reporting to the president regarding governance, policy, and inter campus relations. A key role for the council is to determine the best manner of communication for policy changes,” according to Vincent Yip, a CollegeRead More →

As winter approaches, university transfer application due dates draw nearer. Submitting applications as early as possible is helpful in the admissions process, especially if the school has rolling admissions (processing applications in the order they arrive). Getting familiar with websites such as Common Application and Coalition will help make the process go more smoothly. Common Application and Coalition are one-stop shops for applying to college. Both sites help coordinate applicants, applications, all universities the applicant wants to apply to, and recommendations. These websites are designed so that information only has to be filled in once for all chosen schools. It allows applicants to view dueRead More →

A legend and hero, Stan Lee inspired millions of people around the world through the superheroes he helped to create, and through his numerous stories of inspiration and heroism. Born in 1922 as Stanley Martin Lieber, Lee began his comic book career early on in his life by becoming an assistant for his uncle for Timely Comics in 1939, according to TIME. At Timely, Lee’s duties involved bringing lunch for his co-workers, along with filling the inkwells. Timely Comics would eventually evolve into the the titan Marvel Comics later in the 1960s. Always dreaming of becoming a writer, Lee got his first taste when heRead More →

One cannot simply hear a Queen song and get it out of their heads. However, the iconic rock band was not always unforgettable. As their new biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody shows, they started out a little rough around the edges. “What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?” the manager of Queen, John Reid (played in the movie by Aiden Gillen) asked when he met the band at the beginning of their career. Queen’s front man answered, “We’re four misfits who don’t belong together; we’re playing for the other misfits. They’re the outcasts, right at the back of the room.Read More →

The women’s basketball team put a thumping on Shasta en route to their first win of the season in their home opener last Tuesday, with a final score of 84-48 in favor of the RiverHawks. The RiverHawk’s offense was fueled by sophomore guard Taylor Stricklin, who led all scorers with 24 points including shooting four of eight from beyond the 3-point line. Freshman forward Sienna Riggle notched 12 rebounds leading all other players and ultimately helping Umpqua dominate the glass by a margin of 50 rebounds to Shasta’s 24. Head Coach Dave Stricklin explained after the game how much of a relief it was toRead More →

This is first in a series about the college career cycle for a UCC student. For the 2018-19 academic year, the UCC Foundation awarded $473,710 in scholarship funds, part of which were raised at the annual Legacy Ball fundraiser. “It’s very rewarding to see students reach their educational goals,” Honey McNamara said. McNamara is UCC’s scholarship and donor relations coordinator. McNamara described what inspires her in her job. “The stories of our veteran students, homeless students, and students who have suffered great loss in their lifetimes are the most inspirational to me,” McNamara said. McNamara, is at the helm of UCC’s Office of Advancement asRead More →

Midterms mean study time and quizzes, but for the physics 104 general science course midterm was time for teamwork. Mick Davis, physics professor, assigned a midterm group project to build a functioning hydraulic arm out of cardboard and hot glue that could curl weight. To build the arms, the class used instructions from the textbook that Davis has been writing himself. Davis’s book has recently been featured in the first issue of the International Journal of Open Educational Resources.The textbook teaches physics principles through the functions of the human body relating to force, balance, torque, levers, and mechanics. The arm had to meet the sameRead More →

What can students do to help them get through the holiday season? From worrying about how to afford gifts for your family and friend, to struggling to prepare a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast, the holidays can be very stressful to many students who are also dealing with school. Planning your shopping ahead and finding the best deals can go a long way to keeping your wallet fatter. Rebecca Mutschler, a general studies student working to obtain her Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, suggests prioritizing your time and commitments. While she thinks plenty of time should be spent relaxing with your family, you should takeRead More →

Umpqua’s baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins will be hosting four separate RBI baseball camps at the end of December, two for hitting camps, one for catching camp and one for pitching camp, with fees for each camp costing $100. RBI Camps will be held at legion field batting cages, and parking for the camp is in front of the stadium. According to the Umpqua Athletics page, these camps are designed to give attendees a chance to show their skills on the baseball diamond. “The UCC Baseball Prospect Camp gives attendees the opportunity to showcase their baseball skills in front of the UCC coaching staff as wellRead More →

Umpqua Community College’s volleyball team played their final home game of the season in a match against the Lane Titans on sophomore day Saturday, Nov. 3. Despite holding a late lead, Umpqua was unable to finish off the Titans who ultimately won by a final score 3-2. Final set scores were 22-25, 29-27, 25-22, 18-25, 10-15 in Lane’s favor. Lane pulled out a victory in the first set and proceeded to start the next two sets with a lead. Despite falling behind early on in the second and third sets, Umpqua regained the lead behind the effort of team captain Emma Lind who led theRead More →

Despite the colder weather, traveling has managed to remain a favorite tradition during the Autumn and Winter months. With chilling weather conditions there comes a certain level of danger. When traveling during this season, expect the unexpected. According to data conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety and the Auto Insurance Center, wintry weather conditions have killed over 4,000 Americans in car accidents. Mudslides, flooding, falling trees and power lines, black ice, and blizzard conditions can be some of the types of severe weather encountered as the weather becomes freezing. Don’t be one of those caught off guard. Here are some tips on how toRead More →