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Haylie Ellison has 16 articles published.

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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Geology Club hosts field trip

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    Christian Sifford, Club VP Provided by Karen Carroll

The Geology Club members went on a field trip on Nov. 11 to learn about the history behind prehistoric petroglyphs and ancient crystals. Club Members, along with three students from OSU, took a trip to Medicine Creek, west of Tokettee falls, to learn the story behind the ancient petroglyphs painted on the cave walls.

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Students share what they are thankful for

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    John Farrand Haylie Ellison / The Mainstream

Students at Umpqua Community College shared what they are most thankful for in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Chris Hudgeon said he was thankful for being provided many opportunities and being able to pick himself back up. “It’s really easy not to be thankful with the way people are go, go, go all the…

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Roseburg Fire Department donates Fire Truck to UCC

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The Roseburg Fire Department donated one of their own retired fire trucks to UCC in hopes to help expand the fire science and first responder programs. Currently approximately ten students are in the fire science program; however the new donation may increase enrollment in the classes. The new fire truck will provide fire science students…

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Resiliency Room provides safe space for students and faculty

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    Tony Dicenzo, Counselor and Mental Health Therapist, in the Resiliency Room, ESB #9.

Mental health issues have long been a concern of many. UCC students and faculty have faced these controversial issues first hand. That is why the new Resiliency Room in the ES Building, ESB 9, provides comfort for all facing the unfortunate effects of Oct. 1.

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