The UCC main campus received more snow since its construction in 1964 on February 24. The massive influx of snow caused widespread blackouts throughout Douglas County and a massive amount of fallen trees in the area, including an oak which penetrated the bookstore roof. The bookstore was the only campus building damaged due to tree fall. Originally built in 1970, the bookstore was closed for over a week, even after the rest of the campus reopened. Eight holes could be seen after the branches were removed, and debris such as fungus and mistletoe from the tree was found in the rafters. The holes led toRead More →

Whether it’s love, hate, or sadness, Valentine’s Day is sure to rile strong emotions in individuals annually. Couples might spend a day finding out exactly why they love each other over a nice dinner, while single men and women might find solace in a carton of Ben and Jerrys. Couples that have been married for years could hate feeling obliged to buy something for their significant other every Valentines, while other people might yearn for a loving letter or card each Feb. 14. On the popular subreddit, AskReddit, users were asked the question “How do you ACTUALLY feel about Valentines day?” The most popular postRead More →

For the first time since the early ‘90s, ucc’s track program is up and running again. Alan King, the new cross country and track coach and his team of 24 track members, are expressed how excited they are to spearhead the new program. The track athletes, 15 of who are natives of Douglas County while the rest come from out of state, must use Sutherlin High School’s track as UCC’s is unavailable. UCC’s rubberized track, originally constructed in the 1970s, is unusable as it deteriorated due to no maintenance. A deal has been set between UCC and Sutherlin High School for UCC track athletes toRead More →

Due to disagreements between the Democrat and Republican parties, the United States of America is currently experiencing the longest government shutdown in the country’s history. Currently, this is the second government shutdown under President Trump. The first happened in January 2018 and lasted for 3 days. At the end of 2018, the current shutdown began. When Trump sought $5.7 billion for his proposed wall, at that point the Democrats objected to the effectiveness and cost of the wall. As a proposed spending bill that would have helped pay for the wall failed to pass, the government shutdown started in December since the Democrats could blockRead More →

A legend and hero, Stan Lee inspired millions of people around the world through the superheroes he helped to create, and through his numerous stories of inspiration and heroism. Born in 1922 as Stanley Martin Lieber, Lee began his comic book career early on in his life by becoming an assistant for his uncle for Timely Comics in 1939, according to TIME. At Timely, Lee’s duties involved bringing lunch for his co-workers, along with filling the inkwells. Timely Comics would eventually evolve into the the titan Marvel Comics later in the 1960s. Always dreaming of becoming a writer, Lee got his first taste when heRead More →

What can students do to help them get through the holiday season? From worrying about how to afford gifts for your family and friend, to struggling to prepare a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast, the holidays can be very stressful to many students who are also dealing with school. Planning your shopping ahead and finding the best deals can go a long way to keeping your wallet fatter. Rebecca Mutschler, a general studies student working to obtain her Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, suggests prioritizing your time and commitments. While she thinks plenty of time should be spent relaxing with your family, you should takeRead More →

Since its inception in 1991, the card game “Magic: The Gathering” has generated a huge buzz that influences many other games and has amassed over 12 million players worldwide, including a group at UCC. UCC’s MTG players congregate in the student center to play daily. They came from high schools in Sutherlin, Roseburg and Myrtle Creek which also had niche groups who regularly played the game. One student even started playing back in middle school. One of the appeals of the game is that there’s always something to learn. “I enjoy the tactics and the strategy; it’s a tactical game,” said Scarlet who plays atRead More →

Can student housing become a possibility for UCC within the next few years? Many students certainly hope so. Due to Douglas County’s problems with low wages, high prices for housing and a shortage of rental homes, students struggle finding a suitable place to live. “Our low-income residents have a 1 percent rental vacancy rate. Really it is closer to zero, as we have long wait lists for our properties,” Nick Noyes, Communications Specialist for NeighborWorks Umpqua said. UCC administrators recently reviewed the possibility of purchasing the old DHS building on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg to be turned into an off-campus form of student housing; however,Read More →