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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.Read More →

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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.Read More →

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].”Read More →

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“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.Read More →

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This year will see the release of six superhero films. In a genre that has become stagnant in its complacency, fatigue has set in. “Deadpool,” 20th Century Fox’s re-do/apology for the Deadpool character shown in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” however, brings back the energy.Read More →

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 →