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 →

Glade, Air Wick, Spot Shot, Spic and Span Multi-Surface and Floor Cleaner, Ajax, Dynamo and Fab Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergents are common household products that have been listed on the “Cleaners Hall of Shame” by The Environmental Working Group. In a study conducted in 2012, these products were found to be the most harmful household products. These are not the only problematic cleaning products. Many cleaning supplies can cause some terrible symptoms over time such as coughing, sneezing, skin rashes and even headaches. Many cleaning supplies have a warning on the bottle of what can happen if the use of these products are prolonged. ARead More →

Spring break offers a buffet of poor choices. Drinking, drugs, and unprotected sex present persistent temptations. “Someone is killed every 31 minutes in a drunk driving accident during normal times; during spring break, those numbers increase by as much as 23 percent,” Wagner Reese, an Indianapolis Attorney, said. Staying safe during spring break can not only protect oneself but also friends and strangers, especially where alcohol is involved. “If drinking alcohol is part of your break, remember that it can impair your judgment and actions,” the Center for Disease Control said. “Don’t drink and drive. There are plenty of non-alcoholic alternatives.” Knowing what to doRead More →

  Horror Freak News, Cheatsheet and IMDB have started analyzing what is new is the horror movie realm. The top 10 list below include my favorite films with my synopses from their picks. Death House – February 23, 2018 Trailer for Death House Synopsis: A prison is a place that holds bad people. And sometimes the worst of the worst. What would happen if the prison went under a power breakdown and every single door was unlocked letting out the evilest criminals with no way out?  How is help supposed to find you in a secret prison? It’s essentially a Death House.        Read More →

Every 98 seconds, just 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. That’s about 321,500 victims who are raped and sexually assaulted every year, according to RAINN, one of America’s best known anti-sexual violence organizations. In the past, couples often grew up in communities together, getting to know each other in long love letters. Nowadays, people are rolling the dice on Tinder, Match.com or maybe Plenty of Fish. Although those dates can turn into something special that’s not always the case. Safety while dating online is crucial, especially since these sites allow users to play the field broadly, and getting to know the people behind theRead More →

A pickle in the tree, shoes put outside bedroom doors, or maybe a baby Jesus in a cake — all of these are traditions shared by different families. Holiday traditions can be as weird as a pickle in a tree or just as simple as a gift exchange, but no matter what the tradition is, it is still special because it is shared with families. Crockett a Umpqua Community College student, says she has three Christmases: one at her mothers, one at her stepfather’s and, a week later, one with her grandparents. She said her weirdest family tradition is that her whole family gets matchingRead More →

Veterans Day can be more stressful for Veterans than what meets the eye. Many Veterans have no home to go to. Some of their meals come mainly from a soup kitchen, even on holidays. One of the problems for veterans is the difficulty of reintegrating into society. “You lose a part of yourself when you go over there (a combat zone),” said Robert Mountainspring- Wood, a veteran and ASUCC’s public relations officer. Although, Mountainspring-Wood served in the Army, he clarifies that he never deployed. However, he understands those who did. “Even if you don’t deploy, the training process itself is rigorous to say the least,Read More →