I graduated from high school 2 years ago, I graduate from community college on June 14. Those 2 years flew by like a shooting star. It might sound cliché, but just like a shooting star my life at UCC was short, but it made an impact. I made memories, friends, mentors and family. I am sure this is the same for some of the graduating class of 2019, and maybe some beg to differ. As I send off the class of 2019 I would just like to say I hope your time here has the same impact on you. I started my career in theRead More →

Remembering George A. Romero May, what a wonderful month! We get to celebrate Mothers Day, Memorial Day, spring flowers. May is also for the zombie lovers. Yes, zombie appreciation month is in May, far from October and Halloween. Who knew we’d be celebrating freakish corpses during this sunny month? Zombie appreciation month was established in 2010 because most zombie films were made in the month of May, such as “Night of The Living Dead” directed by George A. Romero. This month just everyone can reflect on the great George Romero and how far the evolution of zombies has come. Supporters of the campaign are wearingRead More →

Going to the movies is sometimes a treat, for some of us it is a once a month treat; while some of us go all the time. However, often it does not give other moviegoers an excuse to do the following movie fouls. Peeing in a cup. Avengers: Endgame just came out. I know there are some die hard fans that don’t want to leave to go to the bathroom, but please for the love of God just go use the bathroom. If you’re a die hard fan, you’ll probably go see it again anyways. Bringing children to horror movies. If it’s PG 13 IRead More →

The Explore UCC event took place on April 25. This event allowed different departments to share what they offer. Seniors from high schools or possible students from the community had a look behind the curtain to discover what they would like to do when they attend UCC. Whether or not it was more successful than last year is hard to say, but with 100 people attending sure is better than 0. The event had thirty departments participate including the automotive department, History, TOP and human resources just to name a few. Explore UCC will come back for 2020. Jessica Richardson, recruitment coordinator said “Yes, Absolutely.”Read More →

Emily Warren

Emily Warren Chosen for Commencement Speaker There is every reason in the world to celebrate success, but every good success story always has a falling action, something that requires the protagonist to rise above the rest. This success story is about Emily Warren, a 20-year-old UCC student chosen to be the student commencement speaker at graduation this spring and winner of the All-Oregon Academic Team 2019. Emily Warren, the winner of the All-Oregon Academic Team 2019 award, knows both the depths of life’s struggles and the height of achievement. She also knows that these journeys are better with company. “One thing I work hard toRead More →

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 →