Ahhh, finally it’s almost time for spring break. Finals will be over soon and, it will be time to sit down, kick your feet up and take a breather. Spring break is great for cleaning, university orientations, and tours, but everyone needs an actual break. So, spend a day or two relaxing, catching up on entertainment that will be coming out soon.  Marvel Movies: “Avengers: Endgame” will be coming out in April, so why not catch up on the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes everyone’s favorite Marvel heroes like Thor, Spiderman and Iron Man. Catching up could take up to tow days to finishRead More →

UCC approved not a $3 tuition increase as previously forecast for next year but a $4 per credit tuition increase with a $3 per credit instructional fee increase. Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year will be $97 per credit. Tuition has been on the rise since 2009 when it was $38 per credit. Online course and student resources fees were proposed to go up $6 in total additionally, but those fees were not passed. The instructional fee increase is intended to cover cost of labs and lecture/labs. Out of state tuition rates will be $112 while international students will pay $209. Students who have livedRead More →

Will tuition increase next year? Possibly, but the decision won’t be known until the next board meeting. At the last UCC board meeting a possible $3 tuition increase was discussed. The final decision will likely be decided at the next board meeting March 13 at 4:30 pm.in the Health, Nursing and Science Center (HNSC) room 100. The board meeting is a public meeting, and anyone is welcome. If anyone would like to approach the board, they can sign up on a sheet of paper before the meeting. At the next board meeting, tuition will be listed as an action item, meaning a decision will beRead More →

Most people who have experienced love in a romantic way know that love is blind. It sees no colors, religion, gender and sometimes focuses only on the good in people. Focusing only on seeing the good can lead to trouble, however. “Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year,” says the Love is Respect organization. Abuse is also very high in college students as well. Half of college students said they had experienced abuse in a relationship, says the Love is Respect organization. The long term effects of abuse is a whole other story inRead More →

Student press freedom day is today, January 30. The first amendment gives us the right of freedom of speech.  Press freedom day is to remind us that students often times get censored by administrators who are more worried about their image than by what is important. These administrators do not want students to write about topics that their peers and community should know about.   Student press freedom day is trying to put a stop to that.  The Oregon Student Free Expression law protects student journalists from this type of administrative censorship, allowing them to write what is important to them and what they thinkRead More →

For someone who is stalked, the fear doesn’t end at the front door. It often continues in nightmares; for example, a married woman having a peaceful night’s rest is woken up, not by her husband, but by the dark eyes of a stalker, and the once empty home is now invaded with no signs of help.  Another  woman goes to a convention, hoping for a good time. The last thing she expects is a stalker, but that is exactly what she gets. A man follows her all night, watching her like a statue. He even asks to drive her home. She declines. Once she isRead More →

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 →

‘Tis is the season when community members work to give to family, friends, and neighbors. Volunteer at a Nursing Home Sitting around elders might not sound as fun as going to the movies or hanging with friends, but most of the time the elders in nursing homes can be lonely or maybe their family doesn’t come by often. Most times they would enjoy the company. Donate Donate money to local charities like Kidds Kids, a charity that helps children with disadvantages have a day of fun. Help end homelessness at The National Alliance to End Homelessness. To help Veterans, a great charity is the WoundedRead More →

The Horror Galore & Much More column reviews movies of multiple genres including horror films.  1.“Halloween” 2018 “Halloween” was great! This movie has done right by the franchise. I loved this movie for a couple of reasons. The way that the movie began, its credits almost the same as the 1978 film, made me smile as I reminisced to when I watched the film for the first time. I knew this movie wasn’t trying to be better than the original. This version felt like a strong tribute to the original directed by John Carpenter. I also liked the Easter eggs in the movie such asRead 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 →

               Horror games are something I have a strong connection to. I love horror movies and I also love to play horror games. Have you every sat and watched a movie and wished that you could make some of the decisions for them? In some horror games what you do or how you react can change the whole aspect of the game giving players a good ending or bad.               The list that I have created below was strictly my opinion and my ranking for the games were not what had been seenRead More →