Alicia Graves

Alicia Graves has 18 articles published.

Spring Fling

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    BBQ from Spring Fling 2016 is returning.

The Spring Fling event happening on June 9, 2017, presented annually by ASUCC  on the Umpqua Community College campus commons, celebrates the end of the school year and is free and open to UCC students, staff, faculty and their families. This year’s free activities will include the following: Be-dazzled Face Painting by Ruth Ann Rountree…

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Soldiers to Scholars: the quiet strength

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    Illustration by Christina Morrow

They give their lives, limbs and peace of mind so that we can taste a measure of freedom. They spend time away from their families, and if overseas, see horrific things while in combat. The scars veterans have, whether seen or hidden, may be borne in silence. Some soldiers return to school. There they face…

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Cheating Students experience cheating accusations

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series about academic cheating. What do the New England Patriots, former president Bill Clinton and students have in common? All three have been accused of cheating at one time or another. Whether unfair or dishonest methods are used to win a football game, to advance a political…

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Faculty attend historical women’s march

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    The Mainstream
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    The Mainstream
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    Portland hosted approximately 100,000 participants on Jan. 21. Provided by Susan Rochester
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    Provided by Susan Rochester
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    A supporter held a sign of thanks. Provided by Susan Rochester
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    The Mainstream

Progress is not always an easy road to travel. Many roadblocks stand in the way, hampering some voices. In a show of solidarity on Jan. 21, 2016, five million worldwide marched regarding many of the issues facing America. The Women’s March on Washington extended throughout the world with every age, gender and race represented. What…

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Community gathers to remember Oct. 1

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    Students and staff chose rock mementos from a basket provided at the Compass. The rocks were engraved with encouraging words such as “hope” and “courage.”

Within these pages, The Mainstream staff presents a chronological history of the events in the area commemorating the first year after the Oct.1 tragedy. The community of Umpqua Community College and Roseburg was rocked to its core on Oct.1, 2015. Our small, peaceful campus was shattered by senseless violence. Nine lives were cut short and…

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Supporters run to raise scholarship funds in the name of the 9

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    Participants gathered at the starting point in Stewart Park.
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    Basketball coach Daniel Leeworthy paused in the race’s moment of silence.
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    At kilometer 6, a banner and flowers honored Sarena Moore; each victim had his or her own banner.
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    Participants made their way to the finish line.
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    The race followed the river as the map shows.
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    The Umpqua Strong 9k+5k/Run-Walk followed the South Umpqua River.
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    Ryan, 4, and Brayden, 7, hold handmade signs. A group made their way through the finish line.
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    Members of the men’s basketball team participated in the 9k run on Oct. 1, 2016.

Stewart Park played host to over 1,600 people from around the state who came to participate in the first ever Umpqua Strong 9k+5k/Run-Walk on Oct. 1, 2016.  The event was a fund-raiser coordinated by Randi Feland in order to raise funds for the Umpqua Strong Memorial Scholarships in the names of the Umpqua 9 and…

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Media Circus: The News-Review photographer details his Oct. 1 campus coverage

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    A heartbroken community sought comfort during a candlelight vigil Oct. 1 at Stewart Park. Photo provided by Michael Sullivan The News-Review

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about how UCC’s school shooting was covered in local media. This piece focuses on photography and photojournalist Michael Sullivan of The News-Review.

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