Owen Cherry/ The MainstreamTapʰòytʰaʼ Hall stands as a positive symbol despite the human and financial toll the shooting took. First in a 6 Part SeriesFinancial aftermath of Oct. 1 UCC shooting For Umpqua Community College, the immediate sense of loss after its school shooting on Oct. 1, 2015 claimed nine lives and injured eight others was palpable on the small campus. The scope of the financial loss that would total in the millions would only be realized in the months to follow the tragic event. By two days after the incident, UCC Board Chairperson Vanessa Becker had filed a Declaration of Emergency. This declaration allowedRead More →

Photo provided by Wikimedia CommonsStudents waited near Lee Hall for the convocation service after the 2007 shooting when President George W. Bush spoke. Sixth in a 6 Part SeriesVirginia Tech transforms shooting building into Center for Peace Studies Some stories are harder to tell than others. Virginia Tech is one of those. Virginia Tech has a wealth of information due to their experience in an infamous school shooting but few people who will tell it. We sent out emails to various employees of the school and people who had written books on the school shooting. Either the employees ignored our emails, or the authors toldRead More →

Photo provided by Wikimedia CommonsMarjory Stoneman Douglas High School is a Broward County crime scene today. Fifth in a 6 Part SeriesDemolition of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School delayed by ongoing Broward County death-penalty trial Could your school district survive a $10.4 million catastrophe? What would you do when potentially 800 people’s lives were put in immediate risk at your school? How would you as an administrator, staff member, student, parent or community member survive? Broward County, Florida school superintendent Robert Runcie had to face these questions. On Feb. 14, 2018, the anniversary of Northern Illinois University’s school shooting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School inRead More →

Photo provided by Steven NoltNew Hope Amish School was completed six months after the shooting occurred. Fourth in a 6 Part SeriesWest Nickel Mines Amish School: unique story of forgiveness and healing West Nickel Mines Amish School: unique story of forgiveness and healing When a shooting in a one-room Amish school house in Pennsylvania on Oct. 6, 2006 killed five girls and injured five more, the town of West Nickel Mines reacted to the tragedy with a forgiveness, humility and unity rarely seen, especially in the aftermath of a school shooting. The rebuilt school, called New Hope, is a symbol of the values shared byRead More →

Photo provided by C.ShepardHOPE Columbine Memorial Library, which stands near the west entrance of Columbine high school, was dedicated to the victims of the 1999 shooting. Third in a 6 Part SeriesColumbine High School remodels again, 21 years later After 14 students and one teacher were killed in Columbine High School’s library and at its west entrance on April 20, 1999, the staff, school board and community decided to repair and remodel. That decision brought tragedy both to the school and to the community involved. The decision seemed moral and responsible at the time, but the consequences have led to constant monitoring of the schoolRead More →

Photo provided by Northern Illinois UniversityFay-Cooper Cole Hall continues to be a center of learning after the renovations transformed part of the building into an anthropology museum. Second in a 6 Part Series Northern Illinois University continues to move “forward together forward” after remodel On February 14, 2008, Valentine’s Day, a shooter entered room 101 in Fay-Cooper Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire. On that day, five NIU students lost their lives, and 21 others were injured. As horrific as that day was, the toll had just begun. Within an hour of the shooting, the Vice President for Student Affairs completed theRead More →

Intro in a 6 Part Series Editors note School shootings have become a morbid routine. Families receive condolences for lost loved ones, media writes stories on the who, what, and where, and eventually interest declines and the attention of the public moves on. Nevertheless, the people and places affected by these tragedies remain altered forever, and the cost for the communities affected is staggering. Schools utilize different strategies for dealing with the sites involved with these shootings, none of which offers an easy path forward. The aftermath involves years of work to restore, alter, or remove the buildings affected. The significance of these sites addsRead More →

Photo from Pixabay The new Inclusion, Diversity , Equity, and Leadership Committee The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council formally known as D.E.I. has been dissolved after a decision made by Deborah Thatcher, UCC president. According to Thatcher, the 2019 evaluation of governance concluded that the D.E.I. council needed to be more than an advisory group. That is what led to replacing it with a new action based committee of the president’s office called the Inclusion Diversity Equity and Leadership Committee, also known as I.D.E.A.L.      In the beginning of January, an e-mail was sent out to staff and ASUCC members inviting them to apply toRead More →

Kacy Buxton/The MainstreamImg tagThe Athletic Complex and Tom Keel Fitness Center after the February 2019 snowstorm “Snowpocalypse.” Better safe than sorry: Preparing for winter weather “Careful planning is a must,” said Tim Fjeld Seven Feather’s Safety Manager, while discussing tips for keeping safe and prepared for winter weather.  Planning is important, but if the required action is not taken then the plan was all for nothing. To be safe and prepared for any winter emergency, you need to take an active part in checking weather and road conditions.  “I encourage our folks to look out the window and assess their location, assess their destination andRead More →

Katelyn Buxton/ The MainstreamUmpqua Transit makes one of their many stops at UCC. Regular transit fares cost just $2 for one way. Umpqua Transit: $50/term passes get students to class cost-effectively Transportation is just one of the many struggles students face when attending college. Few students live close enough to walk or bike to school, so without access to a car, many turn to the bus system to get to classes. In Roseburg and its outlying areas, this means taking Umpqua Transit. At $2 a ride or $5 for a day pass, some already consider it an inexpensive option. However, UCC students can also benefitRead More →

Leeanne Phillips/ The MainstreamRoseburg’s Ulta Beauty will have their grand opening on February 7. Since 2009, they have raised $27.5 million to donate towards Breast Cancer awarness Ulta Beauty is coming to Roseburg Have an obsession with all things beauty? Ulta Beauty, a makeup chain that sells approximately 500 brands of makeup with more than 25,000 products for all different skin types has been busy stocking shelves for their upcoming opening at the Roseburg Marketplace Feb. 7. Since beginning in the 1990s, Ulta Beauty has grown to the largest U.S. beauty retailer for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. UltaRead More →

Kamilah Mirza/The MainstreamVyla Grindberg has been preparing ASUCC’s food boxes for the campus pantry ASUCC student leadership projects reaching students in need The ASUCC Student Leadership Team is managing several projects to help students in need of resources. Vyla Grindberg, business manager for ASUCC, has been preparing food boxes as a part of the campus’s food pantry called Project C.A.N.S. Fall term, ASUCC filled 69 food box orders and gave 179 gas voucher cards to students. “This is part of my responsibilities as business manager, but I’ve always wanted to help serve others in the public whether it’s in the community or on campus,” GrindbergRead More →

Owen Cherry / The MainstreamHoney McNamara stands beside a UCC Foundation Scholarships sign at the Student Resource Fair. Scholarships provide students with alternatives to student loans for financing tuition Attending college is expensive. Often students take out loans to cover tuition, but scholarships offer many students with a better way to pay for college. “42 percent of those who attend college, representing 30 percent of all adults, have incurred at least some debt from their education,” said a Report on the Economic Well-Being of U. S. Households 2017-2018 published by the Federal Reserve. “Adults under the age of 30 who attended college are more likelyRead More →