Ursula Evans: People ran out of water due to well pumps being electric, meaning toilets wouldn’t flush and water was unavailable for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. We had to fill our bathtub as soon as the electricity went out because our well is on a pump. Zoey Ralston: My friends – like many others– lost all of their venison and, therefore, their main meat supply for the year when their freezers lost electricity for so many days. A lot of people rely on venizon for their family’s meat for the year. Taytam Trauthwein: Due to road blockages, people were unable to get immediate emergency care.Read More →

When Douglas County’s power outage due to the February 24 and 27 snowfall left Pacific Power and Douglas Electric customers without power, food storage systems especially suffered. Customers were without power from three days to three weeks depending on the area, with 10 percent of Douglas Electric customers still without electricity as of March 13. During the power outage, grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and delis were all substantially affected, including at UCC. “During the power outage, a lot of food, especially dairy foods, were tossed in the dumpster. It really hurt our college’s cafeteria,” Steve Fair-Harrison, UCC’s cafeteria manager, said. Stefan Mattoon, who worksRead More →

Wayne Crooch Hall 11 Mon. 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tues. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wed. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fri. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wayne Crooch Hall 12 Mon. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wed. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jackson Hall 15 Tues. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Thur. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Read More →

The ASUCC Leadership Board is comprised of five elected officers, 10 appointed senators and representatives from campus clubs and student organizations. They keep students informed about administrative and legislative policies that directly affect students, foster communities through campus activities and provides opportunities for student leadership skill development. Student leaders participate in college teams, committees and task forces to provide students the opportunity to help shape policy, formulate plans and projects and participate in campus decision making. Students can learn more about what happens that these meetings by attending the weekly ASUCC board meeting on Fridays at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bistro. TheRead More →

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Dear Graduates: As we close out this year and we see our graduates move on to the future, it is important to remind ourselves of the power we have in each of us. Some might say we find ourselves in concerning times. This author would say that we find ourselves in times of certain uncertainty. However, we have the power to change our future, our country and our world. Our graduates go forward into this world, and they are armed! –armed with knowledge, with a voice, with a degree and with the opportunity to declare, resoundingly, that Silence is the Enemy. Often we have beenRead More →

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Guest editor: Charles Crosier As summer approaches we all are going to have at least a little more free time compared to fall, winter and spring. Now, we might want to get something done but let’s be honest with ourselves; we’re going to find ourselves in front of the TV at some point and it can be difficult to decide on something to watch. Here are some suggestions from those on campus to binge watch your hot summer days and nights away! Freddy Gompf is going to be watching “An Idiot Abroad” on Netflix this summer to help pass the time. Sam Murray will be catchingRead More →

Note: The circle indicates graduating with highest honors. The diamond indicates graduating with honors. Associate of Arts-Oregon Transfer Darlene E. Alexander Amanda Carlene Allen Lindsay Nicole Allen♦ Shaleen Nicole Allen Rebecca L. Attaway♦ Sarah Kinsley Ballas♦ Mikko J. Balmes Jody L. Barnett Kyler L. Barraza Lydia Parker Bastian♦ Ramon Salvador Bautista Tasia Nicole Bilbrew Logan A. Boggs Ziru Bolen• Korrellon David Douglas Boylan Rachael Anne Bradley Judson Daniel Briggs Casey Renee Bright Debbie Kathleen Brown Lia M. Brumlow Melinda Melody Calvin ♦ Cynthia Lyn Campbell Nicole L. Carlson Tyler E. Carmen Ricardo B. Cervantes Cheyenne A. Chambers Aisha I. Chaudhry ♦ Kylie Hokulani Chong ♦ Launa RochellRead More →

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Kaya Maliglig As the term comes to an end, I am prepared to graduate and ready to leave UCC. But before I do, I would like to say thank you to all those who supported and helped me during my time here these last two years. Thank you to The Mainstream who gave me a home away from home and a family apart from my immediate family. The time I’ve spent here has been extremely valuable to me, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of a group of talented and ambitious students. Last spring when Melinda asked me if IRead More →

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A group of students in Dustin Cosby’s Small Group Discussion class are putting together a banquet in efforts to show appreciation to our staff and faculty of UCC. These students go by the name of “Group A.” This group is also composed of ASUCC students and Veteran’s Club members. The students, for their class project, decided to give back to our UCC staff and faculty by providing them with a banquet that will be served by UCC students.  The group has petitioned $7,000 from ASUCC in order to pay for this event. We would like to invite you (student body) to be part of thisRead More →

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The contributions of women historically, politically, societally and culturally are honored around the world on March 8. From March 1 through March 31, the celebration of women continues with remembering the past and looking at the present and future women who stand for a purpose greater than themselves. The celebration began in the early 1900s when the first International Women’s Day was held on March 8. During the late 1970s, the school district of Sonoma, California introduced a celebration highlighting women and their achievements. President Jimmy Carter would eventually make the week of March 8 National Women’s Week in the following decade; however, the celebrationRead More →

Associated Students of UCC (ASUCC) is a student leadership body made up of five elected students and as many as five senators. Currently, there four student officers and two senators in office for the 2016/17 school year. The current president of ASUCC is Alexandra (Ali) Lape. Lape has a busy life. She is a student, midwife, volunteer firefighter and mother. Lape serves on many campus committees as a voice for students, and is dual-enrolled at OSU. ASUCC vice president is Kristapher Yates. In 2014/15, Yates served as ASUCC president. He is also a dual-enrolled student at OIT, working towards a degree in Operations Management withRead More →

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Students at UCC voted for two ASUCC officers and 26 constitutional amendments that will go into effect in 2016/2017. All amendments passed with 78 percent or greater majority vote. A breakdown of the proposed changes to the constitution can be found here: http://newsite.mainstreamonline.org/asucc-proposes-constitutional-amendments/ The following officers were elected for the 2016/2017 school year. President: Alexandra Lape Public Relations Officer: Patrick Schneider Vice President: No candidate filed Business Manager: No candidate filed Activities Officer: No candidate filedRead More →