The coming of fall brings the thought of holiday seasons, favorite sports teams playing once again, or just nice, cool weather. Mid-October is considered the height of the fall foliage season, and deciduous species like ashes, aspens, elms, maples, sweetgums, dogwoods, cottonwoods, birches, ginkgoes and more are changing color nowContinue Reading

New UCC president plans to make connections with college using listening skills and teamwork If you can’t find UCC’s new president Rachel Pokrandt, try checking the bike rack or the choir rooms or one of UCC’s walking paths. Hoping to listen and build connections with staff and faculty, Pokrandt offeredContinue Reading

Students who say hard work pays off are the finalists for the Jacoby Award UCC awards student Kacy Buxton with The Jacoby Award, UCC’s highest award. This award is given at commencement each year to reward a student’s academic achievement and service to the college and the community. The winningContinue Reading

UCC performing arts programs looking to innovate community relations in responds to concerns over program enrollment and funding Performing arts leaders at UCC are assessing innovative ways to sustain the theatre and music programs and increase enrollment. Earlier this year, UCC and the local arts community felt panic at theContinue Reading

UCC Centerstage presents new musical as the first in-person show in the COVID-19 pandemic UCC Centerstage, the college’s performing arts company, turned a popular Star Trek episode into an original musical with their recent performance of “Arena Gorn Superstar.” This is their first in-person production since the pandemic lockdown beganContinue Reading

The Mainstream staff reflect on the Wildfire Recovery Series From the Editor’s desk Neals Hill, Frog, Green Ridge, Indian Creek, P-515, Lionshead, Beachie Creek, White River, Laurel, Holiday Farm, Brattain. Two Four Two, Echo Mountain Comples, Slater, Chehalem Mountai— Bald Peak, Riverside, Thielsen, Almeda Drive, South Obenchain, Archie Creek, LeslieContinue Reading

COVID-19 pandemic gave students unforgettable trauma At times during the pandemic, school seemed little more than the sun rising and falling on a world plagued with individuals overwhelmed with grief, hopelessness and disease. Tormented individuals felt the lack of clear, consistent guidance – with no escape from the constant updatesContinue Reading

Graduation ceremony information for graduating students UCC’s  57th graduation ceremony on Friday, June 11 will again be a bit untraditional; the graduation ceremony will take place in students’ cars.  The carmencement, a drive-thru graduation, starts at 6 p.m.; however, students need to arrive at 5 p.m. to line up.  LastContinue Reading