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Joy, Adversity, and Inspiration Jared Norman’s road to UCC nursing program Halfway through a year-long backpacking trek a few years ago, Jared Norman realized his calling.  He knew that becoming a pediatric oncology nurse would be his career path. To clarify, the practice of pediatric oncology deals with treating children with cancer.Read More →

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The first few days of a new term can even be trying for returning students. New students in particular can feel overwhelmed by all of the handouts, materials and information presented to them. Though we’re encouraged to ask any questions of the faculty, staff  and peers, it is useful to know the best places where we can get answers. What follows is a comprehensive listing of campus resources and their locations. Almost directly behind the Welcome Center (front of campus, with a water fountain) is the LaVerne Murphy Student Center which has a concentration of services to offer.Read More →

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The Random Acts of Kindness Campaign is spreading the gift of positivity through the UCC campus in light of the deadly shooting that tragically killed eight students and one teacher on Oct. 1 of last year. The UCC Remembrance Committee has created their own version of the national Random Acts of Kindness campaign through the month of October. The random acts of kindness movement was initially inspired by a social media movement to demonstrate a random act of kindness following the Sandy Hook shooting where 20 students and six adults were killed on Dec. 14, 2012. “The campaign gives each person affected by the Oct.Read More →


The Second Annual Trout 4 Treven fishing derby was held at Cooper Creek Reservoir on Sunday, Oct. 2. Even though the forecast had called for rain, weather conditions overall were near ideal for trout fishing. The derby was attended by about 100 people. Families and friends lined the banks around the dam and got their boats in the water in memory of Treven Anspach. Anspach is remembered dearly by his family, friends, and surrounding community. Jordan Humphreys, an organizer of the event and teacher at Oakland High School, had this to say about how the first derby was started: “Treven loved fishing. Some of hisRead More →

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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 countless others were victimized. Immediately, the world reached out to our community in ways many would never have imagined. The term “UCCStrong” became a rally cry heard around the globe. Strength and courage was found in ways we hadn’t considered before. In the months following, we began to heal, toRead More →