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Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The time comes when silence is betrayal.” The time to break the silence has come again for the survivors of sexual abuse with the #MeToo movement. What began as a simple hash tag trending on Twitter and Facebook in October 2017 has grown with millions of men and women proclaiming their independence from sexual violence. I am a #MeToo. It seemed simple enough to say those words when I first posted it on my Facebook page. I have been a victim and a survivor of sexual harassment and violence from my childhood on. Many of my experiences were tuckedRead More →

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Agatha Christie, the queen of suspense, is arguably one of the best female authors in the past century. Known for her slight-of-hand murder mysteries where the killer is often introduced within the first chapter, her books have sold millions of copies, inspired board games like Clue and have been the basis for television episodes including “Family Guy’s” “And Then There Were Fewer” and the BBC’s “Miss Marple” series. “Murder on the Orient Express” is one of Christie’s best-known stories. The book is inspired by the real life murder case of the Lindbergh baby in 1932. When Bruno Hauptman was convicted of kidnapping and murder andRead More →

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   Editor’s Note: The Mainstream discussed new social media protocol at Umpqua Community College in Issue 44 Vol. 1. At the time of print for that issue, we were unable to provide clarification due to unforeseen circumstances. This issue we talked with Tiffany Coleman, UCC’s Director of Marketing and Communication about the new protocol and what it entails. UCC has a Board policy that was adopted in 2011 “for creating and maintaining a professional image for Umpqua Community College to the public.” Policy 200 includes how media contact coordination should take place, press releases and advertisements as well as messages going out to the public,Read More →

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   The Umpqua Community College Foundation’s 2nd annual Legacy Ball will be held at Seven Feathers Casino Resort on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. “Unmask the Power of Education” is this year’s theme, featuring a masquerade ball and an after party.    The Legacy Ball began in 2016 as the Foundation’s signature event, according to an email interview with Ellen Brown, Foundation Director of Operations. “Using the word ‘Legacy’ helps us remind donors to consider leaving a legacy by creating an endowment or remembering UCC Foundation in their estate planning,” Brown said. The Legacy Ball is one of the Foundation’s fundraising events.  Read More →

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NAME THE TURKEY The “Name the Turkey” contest which started on Nov. 1 runs through Nov. 9 in the Student Center. The top five names will be up for a vote soon, and the winning turkey name will be announced the week of Nov.  13. FOOD DRIVE ASUCC will collect food for Thanksgiving baskets and the ASUCC pantry Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sherm’s. POSE FOR PIE SCAVENGER HUNT Students can pick up a paper from the ASUCC office in the Student Center by 8 a.m. on Nov. 20 with instructions on 10 campus places they must find and snap aRead More →

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Umpqua Community College has set new protocol for students creating new social media pages using the UCC name. The protocol was sent out in the Oct. 6 Umpqua Updates sent to faculty and staff According to the protocol, students creating a Facebook page or other social media pages with UCC’s name must meet with UCC’s Communication and Marketing Department. Students must also share the page with UCC’s Communication and Marketing staff and a designated member of that staff must be made a page administrator. The college website at umpqua.edu in the A-Z index has a “social media at UCC” link that takes you to aRead More →

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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 Crazy Hair by Tonya Page Two Bounce Houses- appropriate for all ages. Photobooth Drone and Rocket Competition hosted by the Engineering Club (12 to 2 p.m. by the Tower Bldg) BBQ Hamburgers and Hotdogs from the UCC Veterans’ Club Grill Dutch Bros. Coffee Stand (non-coffee drinks, however were provided lastRead More →

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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 complications that most students would never think of. With this in mind, we are proud to present our new feature “Soldiers to Scholars.” Soldiers are often hailed as the heroes in a battle situation. But when the battle is done, the war is over, and it’s time to come home,Read More →

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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 means or to get better grades in a class, the accusation of cheating  does  not  affect  just the accused. And the ramifications can be far reaching. Loss of employment, opportunities in academic programs, integrity and reputation are only a few of the potential impacts accusations can have. Unfortunately, the actRead More →

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On an average, students pay approximately $200-$300 per term in fees, not counting tuition and books. Some of these fees are specific to the field of study, while others are added on for online classes. As budgets are in the planning stage for next year, an increase in tuition and student fees is almost a guarantee. The amount of the increase often determined by the increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Most students already pay a substantial amount of their income for their schooling, even if they are fortunate enough to have financial aid. Therefore the idea of fees increasing can bring about concern,Read More →