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Remembering George A. Romero May, what a wonderful month! We get to celebrate Mothers Day, Memorial Day, spring flowers. May is also for the zombie lovers. Yes, zombie appreciation month is in May, far from October and Halloween. Who knew we’d be celebrating freakish corpses during this sunny month? Zombie appreciation month was established in 2010 because most zombie films were made in the month of May, such as “Night of The Living Dead” directed by George A. Romero. This month just everyone can reflect on the great George Romero and how far the evolution of zombies has come. Supporters of the campaign are wearingRead More →

Douglas County Bees bring glass beehive to this year’s Wildflower Show Over 600 species of flowers, shrubs, grasses, ferns, lichens and mosses… all in one room? Yes. The Glide Wildflower show, April 27 and 28, at the Glide Community Center displayed rare and unusual flowers, noxious weeds, medicinal plants, natural dyes and photographs of rare and endangered plants in one of the nation’s premiere native plant events. The wildflowers and native flora of the northwest are gathered annually by dozens of collection teams who traveled from southwest Oregon to the Cascade Mountains to the Oregon Coast. Inside, the plants were displayed in various pots, containersRead More →

“It’s Not You It’s Me” features work by UCC students Angle Mae Bioy, Jayden Dukes, Colleen Jackson, Lillian Meier, and Serena Swanson. The work looks to express and explore the variety of ways that they view themselves internally as well as how they feel about the way the world views them. There is also a portion of work that goes beyond this idea and is more of an embodiment of themselves. The artists describe their work. The work can be seen at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association starting May 17. The opening reception will be from five until seven in the evening. The show willRead More →

2019 Pet Sematary should have been left dead Thirty years after Louis Creed did whatever it took to save his family from the grips of death the classic tale of the “Pet Sematary” is back, but with some new twists. In 1989 Stephen King brought one of his most famous stories to life: “Pet Sematary”. This is the story of a family who moves to a new home only to find tragedy due to the supernatural powers of the pet cemetery near their new home. Now, in 2019, a reboot of the classic has been released, and much like those resurrected in the movie thisRead More →

Ahhh, finally it’s almost time for spring break. Finals will be over soon and, it will be time to sit down, kick your feet up and take a breather. Spring break is great for cleaning, university orientations, and tours, but everyone needs an actual break. So, spend a day or two relaxing, catching up on entertainment that will be coming out soon.  Marvel Movies: “Avengers: Endgame” will be coming out in April, so why not catch up on the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes everyone’s favorite Marvel heroes like Thor, Spiderman and Iron Man. Catching up could take up to tow days to finishRead More →

Last year, a British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, and Women’s Media Center’s study revealed that 65 percent of girls do not think there are enough strong characters in movies. The study also found that 85 percent of girls age 10 to 19 want to see more female superheroes. If 85 percent of girls want to see more female superheroes, then why have only five full length-female superhero movies ever been made? Children all across the world look up to superheros. Superheroes help the underdog, provide a moral compass, and save the day. The BBC study also showed that watching superheroes in movies make girls feelRead 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 →

Looking for a good Valentines date idea? Horror movies may just be your best choice. Why? According to an article published by Megan Logan, psychologist Javid Sadr. has theorized that there is an actual science behind why horror movies are best for a movie date. In Logan’s interview with Sadr, he explained how horror movies produce a measurable “arousal” response to horror movies. One major purpose of horror movies is to produce a response of fear, and Sadr says, “Any time you’re feeling any kind of emotion strongly … there will always be some measurable bodily response.” Sadr theorizes that the emotional response common toRead More →

From Sidney Poitier to Jordan Peele Black Americans’ representation and impact on film has been growing with no signs of slowing down. Because of this American audiences can take a moment to admire some of the irreplaceable people and contributions of the Black community on modern cinema. Since the 2000’s very few actors and actresses have been as highly revered as Viola Davis. She quickly cemented herself as one of best actors of modern film by bringing to life characters in “The Help”, “Fences”, and “Widows”. Davis has received three nominations from the Academy in the last six years. One best actress nomination and twoRead 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 →

The 2018 year has been a roller-coaster, having its fair share of good and bad moments. Movies were the same; however, how many of those movies left viewers full of thrills? I will discuss my opinion in 3 categories: good movies, OK movies and terrible movies. A golden star next to the title indicates the winner that was either the best, OK or the Worst of that category. I like to think that I’m a positive person, so I will start with the best first. Best of 2018 “Halloween” Trailer for Halloween “Halloween” was one of my favorites this year since I am such aRead More →

One cannot simply hear a Queen song and get it out of their heads. However, the iconic rock band was not always unforgettable. As their new biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody shows, they started out a little rough around the edges. “What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?” the manager of Queen, John Reid (played in the movie by Aiden Gillen) asked when he met the band at the beginning of their career. Queen’s front man answered, “We’re four misfits who don’t belong together; we’re playing for the other misfits. They’re the outcasts, right at the back of the room.Read More →