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Haylie Ellison

Haylie Ellison has 21 articles published.

How to maintain mental clarity through the stresses of everyday life

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    llustration by Christina Morrow

After a term ends, it’s easy to lose your mental focus and to maintain a sharp brain. Life can get busy and finding time to take care of yourself can be really difficult, especially in an increasingly rushed society. However, if you don’t take care of yourself, it won’t be long before exhaustion kicks in,…

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Craft Time! with Haylie and Kaya part 2

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    Haylie Ellison / The Mainstream

It’s that time of the year. Graduation is soon approaching as college students get ready to move on to bigger opportunities. Apart from reminiscing about earlier college memories, perhaps the most fun aspect of preparing for graduation is decorating the graduation caps. Decorating graduation caps are your way to personalize them to your style. They…

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Sue Shaffer: A visionary leader for UCC, the community

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    Linework by Haylie Ellison Color by Christina Morrow

Former UCC Board of Trustees director Sue Shaffer passed away on April 12 at the age of 94. She was the first woman to chair the board and received a position on the Spirit of Umpqua “Hall of Fame” in Jacoby Auditorium in 1999. During UCC’s 53-year history, only 23 names have been listed in…

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Recycling Tips

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    Illustration by Peter Bordenave

Recycling options on campus, in the community It’s easy to shove unwanted items in our backpacks or in a trashcan without regard to their recyclability, but not all materials should be treated the same. Some materials, such as certain plastics and glass, don’t easily decompose. Luckily, the campus and the community offer many recycling options.…

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Turning adversity into strength Jennifer’s Story

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    Nursing student Jennifer Hagerty inspires other students to conquer challenges. Haylie Ellison / Mainstream

All Jennifer Hagerty ever wanted was to help others succeed in life. After years of neglect and abuse from her parents, Hagerty wanted to treat others differently than how she was treated. As a result, nursing became her lifelong passion. “My dad left when I was four and never came back. My mom faced addiction…

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Gender-neutral bathrooms, safe spaces: the fight for transgender rights

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    Teddy Harris eventually found the courage to come out as transgender or trans-masculine. Haylie Ellison/ The Mainstream

After a life shrouded in uncertainty, a time of feeling out of place, Teddy Harris found his true identity as a trans-masculine male. For years, Harris lived a life of constant battles among peers, friends, and even family members over his true gender identity. On the outside, he looked like a girl growing up; however,…

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Gratitude event brings positivity to UCC campus

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    The gratitude event throughout February invokes positivity to the UCC community. Photo provided by Haylie Ellison

The 30 days of gratitude event through the month of February on the UCC campus highlights the importance of remaining positive through life trials and tribulations. Its focus is to provide students with the motivation to remain physically and mentally healthy through mindfulness practices. The event, held by the Student Life & Campus Engagement office, is…

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Phi Theta Kappa competes

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    Hanya Vargas, Jantyne Bunce, Tanya Williams, Brittany Eggers, Logan Neptune, Tyler Gustafson, KC Perley

UCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society is looking forward to see if they will win one of the highly anticipated Hallmark awards coming in April. Chapters that win must exemplify excellence in leadership, service, fellowship and community involvement. UCC’s chapter is known as the Alpha Sigma Upsilon chapter. Several criteria needed to be accomplished before…

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Incomplete mosaic still stands as symbol of strength in honor of UCC Nine

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    Haylie Ellison / The Mainstream

A colorful mosaic tribute, displayed on a wall behind the fine arts building, stands as a symbolic memorial to the eight students and one teacher who lost their lives on Oct. 1, 2015. Eight blue and one red-colored dragonfly embody the spirit of those individuals. “We started it in November of 2015,” Susan Rochester, head…

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Overcoming financial aid barriers

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    Jennifer Smith aiding students with Financial Aid Haylie Ellison / The Mainstream

Other options still available Danielle Risley, 19, had vividly seen the type of person she wanted to be after finishing a UCC degree. It had been her passion since a young age to become a psychologist or missionary and travel the world while helping those in need. This term would’ve furthered her education toward those…

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