Photo provided by PixabayRegular exercise can strengthen the immune system, leading to an increased resistance to illness during flu season. Natural ways to have a healthy immune system Improving the immune system will help keep one healthy and be beneficial overall. As many students know, getting sick can be a major problem because it clashes with their ability to do well in school. There are many natural ways to improve your immune system.  Getting enough exercise, eating healthier foods, and getting adequate sleep will greatly help the health of the immune system, which helps to fend off illnesses.  Yet there are more ways to helpRead More →

Photo Provided by PixabayA video gaming competition where competitive esport teams vie for the win. Esports and video games grow in popularity Humble beginnings for games blossomed into a lucrative industry that tethers students to their seats.  Esports have begun to seep into schooling, with many colleges offering scholarships and opportunities for students to play video games competitively for them. UCC has even shown interest in implementing esports in to their program. The UCC Athletics Department is busy with the introduction of a new baseball team this year, but still plan to grow their sports program in the years to come. “The UCC esports teamRead More →

Kacy Buxton/The MainstreamProfessor Marie Gambill in her office at Wayne Crooch Hall on UCC’s campus. Getting prepared for exams: how to be ready for midterms or finals Exams are a challenge and every student knows this, but not everyone knows how powerful good studying habits can be.  Many students often fall into the trap of cramming before an exam.  On the other hand, having quality preparation can lead to excelling on an exam. Most students find preparing for an exam, to be a daunting task, but with practice students can find a way that works for them can help make exams a less stressful experience.Read More →

Silas Scott / The MainstreamAnn Abel’s work study office is located in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center. Work study helps students gain relevant work experience while earning income Often students work to help cover the costs of tuition and living while attending college. One great option for student employment is federal work-study, which allows students to be employed and usually within their field of study.  “Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid work program that provides students the opportunity to work a part-time job on or off campus and earn a paycheck to decrease student loan debt. In order to be eligible, students mustRead More →

Photo provided by Tiffany ColemanClass of 2019 UCC graduates gather for a group photo on the lawn in front of Swanson Ampitheatre. The path to graduation and transferring to a four-year university College students come across many questions over the course of their education, and one of them is how to graduate. After spending countless hours on the homework, classes, and the other work necessary to get them through their degree, this last challenge can be overlooked. In its simplest form, the path to graduation is the completion of all the credits for a student’s degree program. For an Associate’s of Arts Oregon Transfer degree,Read More →

Kamilah Mirza/ The MainstreamThe Riverhawk greets visitors to the Flegel Center’s open house. The Flegel Center is located in the heart of downtown Roseburg, on SE Oakbriar Street. Living in the Flegel Center After much anticipation, student athletes moved into the historical Flegel Center building last November. Original move in dates were set in October of 2019, however lead dust testing and construction postponed the move in date by several weeks. Student athletes stayed with host families until the center was ready in November of 2019. The cost of renovation was approximately $350,000.  “When we moved in, I was very pleased with the situation weRead More →

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 →

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 →