UCC student Cody Phillips’s car was stolen from the UCC campus Friday, April 26. Phillips left his blue Honda in the UCC parking lot, west of the Whipple center, just before 11 a.m. After he and fellow student Zach Schissler put their backpacks with laptops inside. He returned shortly at around noon to discover his 1994 Civic Hatchback and his valuables inside were nowhere to be found. After searching the surrounding parking lot, Phillips contacted the police and UCC security to report the missing car. UCC security was unable to find any evidence from campus security surveillance tapes of how the car was stolen. TheRead More →

Umpqua Community College and Umpqua Valley Arts Association have partnered with the Ford Family Foundation and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art to present the Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition “What Needs To Be Said.” The exhibition features a presentation at both UCC and UVAA, and the work can be viewed at both venues until May 8, 2019. An artist panel was held March 15 at Centerstage Theatre in the Whipple Arts Building as part of the opening reception. During this time, Susan Rochester, Fine Arts department chair, asked the three artists in attendance, Karl Burkheimer, Samantha Wall, and Blair Saxon-Hill, various questions about their workRead More →

As the list of front runners in the coming 2020 U.S. presidential election continues to assemble, the number of female candidates has surpassed the previous election by double. In the 2016 elections, only 12% of running candidates were female. In the current election race, 33% of 18 candidates are female, according to The Washington Post. The U.S. isn’t the only country experiencing a rise of female politicians. In the current 116th Congress, 131 women currently serve in both the House and the Senate, compared to last year’s total of 115, according to Congressional Research Service reports. These numbers contradict polls which have shown some AmericansRead More →

Former UCC graduate Summer Fry has created a safe space, an artistic community, an empowering support network, and a place for women to be accepted and encouraged by other women through the art of dance. Fry is the founder of a movement studio located in downtown Roseburg. “We unite around the desire to provide safe spaces for women to use their voice, honor their bodies, and discover what empowerment means to each person. We believe that in these spaces women can heal through elevated confidence and together we become a more resilient community,” Nicole Rodriguez, a member of the Diva Dancers, explains. “Our dance familyRead More →

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 →

Tens of thousands of Douglas County residents were left without power, downed trees crushed cars and houses, and grocery stores were left bare after the four-day snowstorm that blanketed Douglas County this February. “I have lived in Melrose for 22 years, and this is by far the most snow we have ever had, but the devastation to the trees is unbelievable. It has changed the topography of our road. Hundreds of trees are down,” said Tracy Cuilty, a teacher at Oakland High School. On Feb. 24, 12 inches of snow fell in Roseburg, 14” in Cottage Grove, 24” in Willamette Pass, 18” in Creswell, andRead More →

The fate of the Ford Family Enrichment Center is up for question Children and copious tears are not normally on the agenda for a UCC board meeting, but there were a lot of both at the last meeting when the closure of the Ford Family Enrichment Center was discussed. With only three minutes each to voice their individual opinions, UCC students, parents, and community members, voices shaking with tears, spoke against the closing of the daycare. One pregnant woman speaking against the closure started with a calm voice, but soon lost her composure, tears rolling down her face as she hugged her baby bump. InRead More →

Most people who have experienced love in a romantic way know that love is blind. It sees no colors, religion, gender and sometimes focuses only on the good in people. Focusing only on seeing the good can lead to trouble, however. “Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year,” says the Love is Respect organization. Abuse is also very high in college students as well. Half of college students said they had experienced abuse in a relationship, says the Love is Respect organization. The long term effects of abuse is a whole other story inRead More →

“Everything happens for a reason,” writer and director Martin Follose told the cast of “Fading Gray” in their below stage dressing room as they donned their costumes and make-up in preparation for opening night. This wasn’t the first time this play had been performed. Six years ago, “Fading Gray” premiered for the first time at Riddle High School where Follose worked as a drama teacher. Then two years later, he sent his revised play to the UACT board only to be rejected. “At first I was angry, but after working with this cast, I realized that this play was meant to wait for them. HadRead More →

For someone who is stalked, the fear doesn’t end at the front door. It often continues in nightmares; for example, a married woman having a peaceful night’s rest is woken up, not by her husband, but by the dark eyes of a stalker, and the once empty home is now invaded with no signs of help.  Another  woman goes to a convention, hoping for a good time. The last thing she expects is a stalker, but that is exactly what she gets. A man follows her all night, watching her like a statue. He even asks to drive her home. She declines. Once she isRead More →

Best, biggest, burrito … all good descriptive words beginning with B, but college students especially must consider the biggest b word of them all: budget. An emerging trend among college students is finding food that’s fast, healthful, not highly-processed, and more environmentally friendly. Students are straying away from alcohol and fast food franchises towards local, healthier options (Meadows, 2003). Burritos can be an effective way to feed the savage college student, and below is a list of the best (and local) spots in town for the next time students are looking for a burrito pick-me-up. Tino’s Tacos – Roseburg (Great family meals for the price)Read More →

The Oregon Department of State Lands recently hosted public hearings across Oregon to help Vicki Walker, director of DSL, decide whether or not to grant Jordan Cove LNG, the Canadian natural gas company, one of the many permits required for an underground natural gas pipeline. In Canyonville’s meeting at Seven Feathers Casino, on Jan. 9, over 300 concerned people packed the room. DSL listened to passionate community input regarding Jordan Cove’s application for the Removal-Fill permit needed for the company’s proposed pipeline. Subsequently, the permit was denied on Jan. 23. According to an article from the News Review, Circuit court judge Kathleen Johnson reversed theRead More →