Stewart Park played host to over 1,600 people from around the state who came to participate in the first ever Umpqua Strong 9k+5k/Run-Walk on Oct. 1, 2016. The event was a fund-raiser coordinated by Randi Feland in order to raise funds for the Umpqua Strong Memorial Scholarships in the names of the Umpqua 9 and the survivors. The event ultimately raised $60,000.
Attending the recent Donald Trump rally in Eugene was an exhausting experience for many. People from every corner of the state – some spent many hours driving – came to witness a part of history. In unseasonably hot weather, around 4,000 people turned out to watch Donald Trump explain how to make America great again. His speech on how to to make America great again included attacks on both the media and his opponents.
Finally, there are consequences, real, deep-set consequences intrinsic to the universe Marvel has crafted over the last eight years. New purpose has been given to the characters who, previously allies, now find themselves opponents with differing ideals. Characters here are not faced with good and evil, but instead with opposing ideas of politics, friendship and morality.
I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I signed on to cover Startup Weekend at UCC. I knew it was an event hosted by Google to kickstart business ideas, and I knew it was a some sort of competition: best idea wins. But I knew little else, so the plan was to show up as a participant, join up with a group, and write.
UCC will offer students a chance to travel to Ashland to take part in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this upcoming summer term. The course, which can be taken as either ENG 105 (Intro to Drama) or ENG 201 (Shakespeare), will begin Aug. 31 and continue until Sept. 8. In that time span, students will get the opportunity to watch a total of five plays over a three day weekend.
Although virtual reality has been around since the 1950s, VR is just now getting a foothold. Facebook, which owns the rights to Oculus Rift, is trying to push virtual reality into the mainstream. Sony is also currently processing pre-orders on a VR system that will be ready to ship by October. Microsoft also just opened their VR HoloLens software to U.S. and Canada developers who join their Windows Insider program and agree to provide development feedback.
UCC’s winter term play had a successful run from Feb. 25 to March 6. Directed by Adjunct Theatre Faculty Christina Allaback, the play adapted the classic Greek play by Aristophanes that dates back to 411 B.C. Allaback chose this work as she, “felt the UCC student community really needed [the comedy].”
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, which readers have enjoyed since first published in 1813. The book has been adapted many times in both written and film forms.
Artists Kathleen Caprario and Marissa Solini are featured artists in the exhibit “Patterns of Change” in the Art Gallery, Feb. 17 to March 10. The art department provided the following information about the exhibit. Caprario’s mixed-media works look to exterior spaces, echoing patterns of seasons, human interaction with nature and movement through space. Caprario refers to these pieces as “wallpaper,” stating that “one’s surrounding landscape, much like wallpaper in one’s home, is an important but often overlooked environmental influence.” These images are also part map, conveying the experience of walking in a dense forest through layers of stenciled leaves and stems. Meanwhile, Solini’s oil paintings