With finals and the holidays right around the corner, there is an overwhelming amount of work to be done. But how can one person deal with all of this without going crazy? There are a few simple ways to get through both finals and the holidays with ease. First, finals. The stress of finals can get to anyone. However, it can be easier with some simple tips. Obviously if you want to pass, you need to study, but you also cannot overload yourself. Self-care, meaning getting enough sleep, eating healthily and taking regular breaks can keep you from overwhelming yourself while studying. To help UCCRead More →

The Blue Zones Project is a “health and well-being initiative” that is trying to make communities all around the country a healthier place to live, work, learn and play. “Our main goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice. We don’t want to force anyone,” said John Dimof, the Organizational Lead for Umpqua Blue Zones. The Blue Zones Project started with Dan Buettner, a New York Times bestselling author. He wrote an article in the New York Times about the research he conducted from places around the world where people are living much longer than anyone in the United States and decided toRead More →

   The debate on online versus printed books is an ongoing and controversial issue. E-books tend to be easier to handle, more portable and right at the tips of your fingers. However, evidence shows that printed books have many more unknown benefits.    In 2014, writer and Scripps graduate Rachel Grate wrote about the benefits of reading physical books: “A 2014 study found that readers of a short mystery story on a Kindle were significantly worse at remembering the order of events than those who read the same story in paperback.”    While e-books do help students by allowing them to read faster, people doRead 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 →