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 paintingsRead More →

Students in the newly re-formed Debate Club conduct a debate every Friday at 12 to 1 p.m. in Riverview room 101. This term, the club is debating campus issues. The last time the club was in session it focused on “human rights issues.” Students can debate in the club or come and listen without actually joining the club so that they can voice their opinions about issues that they feel need to be discussed. Because the Debate Club is just re-starting, they are actively looking for more members. They have started to nominate and elect officers. Although someone has been nominated for each available clubRead More →

Violence is most corrupt when it attacks humanity in its institutions of hope and peace. Whether the victims are writing students in an Oregon community college or poetry students in a school called Bacha Khan in Pakistan, communities grieve in ways that can connect us. The Mainstream reached out to Bacha Khan University after it suffered a school shooting on Jan. 20, 2016, 111 days after UCC’s attack. Bacha Khan’s attack left 21 dead, including students, teachers and staff. The university, located at Charsadda in northwestern Pakistan, was named after Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, a friend of Ghandi and a peace activist who trained thousandsRead More →

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UCC is currently observing Black History Month with events, educational opportunities and workshops students can be a part of to observe an important part of American history.   The celebration to honor the contributions of blacks’ in American history began in January with a tribute to Martin Luther King Day titled “Week of Martin” hosted by the Students of Color Alliance or SOCA. The celebrations began with a two day reading of Martin Luther King’s “A Letter from Birmingham Jail.” It is a letter that King wrote while imprisoned for nonviolent demonstrations against segregation. Other events included a showing of the movie Selma. Selma isRead More →

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Valentine’s Day, a day entirely devoted t0 love is celebrated each year in many countries around the world. People show their love by showering their significant others, family members and friends with cards, flowers, candy, stuffed animals, jewelry and sometimes other expensive and outrageous items.Read More →

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  A galaxy far, far away began nearly 39 years ago, when creator George Lucas gave the world Star Wars. Spawned by watching old serials such as “Flash Gordon,” Lucas’s invention was released to the public in May of 1977. In the years since, the property has expanded into seven movies, three cartoons, and an innumerable amount of books, video games, and merchandise. Even without these, Star Wars has taken on a life of its own.Read More →

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Spectre is the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, the longest running series of film, spanning the past 53 years. Bond has shifted from the iconic likes of Sean Connery, to the not-so-glorious days of Pierce Brosnan. Daniel Craig’s turn as James Bond is just as spectacular as his three previous entries. If Craig is to be believed that this will be his last time portraying the timeless spy, then Spectre is a solid sendoff.Read More →

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The opening shot of “It Follows” creates a palpable sense of horror, even before the first line of dialogue is spoken. An unnamed girl scurries across her street. Silence ensues except for the girl’s own heavy breathing. The camera then follows the girl in a tracking shot that lasts until she escapes in her father’s car. It’s a cinematic shot, done masterfully by director David Robert Mitchell and cinematographer Mike Gioulakis, who together set the stage for a movie that uses many camera tricks to further the film’s suspense.Read More →

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“Things Observed” is the theme of this years’ art department faculty exhibit now in the Whipple Fine Art Gallery. Faculty members Renee Couture, Ted Isto, Greg Rice and Susan Rochester are displaying their respective talents in a presentation of photography, pottery, clay works and modern art. “The faculty in our department all have active art professions. This exhibit helps students get a feel of where the faculty is coming from before and while they take art classes from us,” said Rochester, associate professor of art and department chair.Read More →

Several staff who work in Snyder Hall have recently  experienced adverse health effects with at least two incident reports recently  filed related to severe respiratory distress attributed to the office building. In the last couple months, concerns of air pollution in  Snyder Hall led Jess Miller, director of Maintenance and Grounds, to hire a  certified industrial hygienist to inspect the Snyder office building. Brad Johnson from PCA Health; Safety Consultants of Lake  Oswego evaluated the building on Oct. 23. Results showed poor indoor air  quality, as well as microbial and ventilation issues, among other problems. This is not the first year that Snyder staff haveRead More →