MICHELLE WILLIAMS The Mainstream While the weather may still be deciding its perfect temperature, the flu has hit the streets in hopes of finding new friends. In addition to the basic cold symptoms, the flu symptoms include fever, body aches, nausea, headache and chills, according to the Mayo Clinic. With symptoms like these, it can be helpful to have a few preventative tips. The flu shot is one way to reduce suffering. According to the CDC, the “vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about 2 weeks after vaccination.” For most, these protect against infection. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Drinking a cup of hot coffee in the morning has become a sacred, everyday ritual for college students everywhere. Many can barely make it through the day without downing a form of caffeine in one way or another. Caffeine is a common type of energy for college students, and is usually delivered to bodies in the form of coffee, tea, soda or energy drinks. What many students don’t know is that caffeine considered a stimulant drug. “Caffeine is a stimulant which when consumed in excess can make us feel jittery, can increase heart rate, and can actually lead to insomnia,” Sarah Martinelli, lecturer for Arizona
Do yourself a favor and throw away your microwave ramen, unless you are looking for sodium, saturated fat, and very little nutritional value. Ramen, like other college diet staples, may be inexpensive, but your health deserves more. Eating healthy on a student budget may seem difficult, but it’s not impossible. Is spending a few extra minutes packing food or just re-evaluating campus menu options too much work? Not really, affordable healthy eating choices are important and accessible, even for students on a budget. The UCC cafeteria staff says, “Healthy eating is an important start to the day, and for thinking.” An affordable
After a term ends, it’s easy to lose your mental focus and to maintain a sharp brain. Life can get busy and finding time to take care of yourself can be really difficult, especially in an increasingly rushed society. However, if you don’t take care of yourself, it won’t be long before exhaustion kicks in, your brain suffers from mental fog, and you become burnt out. Here are some tips to keep you on your A-game throughout summer and the remainder of your college experience. Meditation Perhaps one of the best things you can do for your body and mind is to meditate. A Forbes
Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino, who both suffered sexual assault at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, helped spearhead federal investigation into campus crime when they filed a federal complaint against UNC for mishandling sexual assault. Working from their experiences, the two have created a book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. Clark and Pino were also featured in the highly recommended The Hunting Ground documentary which also analyzes sexual assault on college campuses. As one Good Reads reviewer says, “With documentaries such as ‘The Hunting Ground’ and books such as ‘We Believe You,’ we are finally
APRIL 11—The Pacific Fisheries Management Council decided to officially close both commercial and sport fishing for Chinook and Coho salmon along approximately 200 miles of the southern Oregon and northern California coasts for the remainder of 2017. According to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council ‘s website: “Fisheries from the Florence South Jetty to Horse Mountain, California vwill be closed for the entire season to reduce impacts on Klamath River fall Chinook.” This closure primarily affects coastal waters from Florence to Horse Mountain, not inland rivers in Oregon. “Inland, spring-run Chinook fishing will still be allowed through Aug. 14 on the Klamath River and through Aug.
Thoughts and comments typed onto pink, squared sheets of paper sit pinned alongside their companion drawings on three walls in the Whipple Fine Arts building. These pink sheets of paper share an anonymous Tumblr artist’s and her followers’ struggles, feelings and even secrets as they search together for comfort through art. Throughout this spring term, from April 3 to May 1, The Art Gallery at UCC is displaying art work from Ambivalently Yours, the anonymous Tumblr artist, that is eponymously titled, “Ambivalently Yours: as seen on Tumblr.” The show will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as
Healthy food choices available at UCC Cafeteria doing made-to-order Because college students juggle school work, jobs, relationships and many life stressors, often healthy eating is not a priority. So how can a starving college student make time to eat healthy and keep their growling stomachs from embarrassing them in class? With a few life hacks, including a little planning and preparation, eating healthy can be fun and manageable. As an added benefit, February is National Heart Health month. Learning to make heart healthy food choices today can lead to a healthier and longer life. Fortunately, UCC offers many healthy eating choices. “Often what’s cheap isn’t
Exercise has an endless list of benefits, including clearer skin and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. There are hundreds of different ways to be more active. It is important to find the right one for you and your lifestyle. Finding an exercise that you can stick with and you like is most important. “When people are similar to the activities they pursue,” says James Gavin, a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, “they tend to be happier, express more satisfaction and stay with it longer.” When finding the right exercise routine take into consideration, your schedule, fitness goals, and training benefits. Even just taking a
Every year worldwide 14 million people learn they have cancer, and 8 million people die from the disease. Over 100 types of cancer exist and any part of the body can be affected.The Union for International Cancer Control is trying to bring awareness to this epidemic with National Cancer Prevention month this February and World Cancer Day, Feb. 4. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably to destroy body tissue.“Cancer cells differ from normal cells in many ways that allow them to grow out of control and become invasive. Cancer cells are also often able to evade the immune system, a network
The untold story of emergency responder stress The emotional toll suffered by people in medical professions is seldom told. Those out on the front lines and in the emergency room attempting to save family and friends are only human. TV shows like “House M.D.” and “Grey’s Anatomy” portray medically trained professionals as heroes who can bring back people from the dead and perform miraculous procedures any day. Yes, sometimes people are inexplicably saved, but realistically that is not always the case. Because workers in medical fields can accumulate a great amount of stress after every single incident they respond to, UCC paramedic students are required
Umpqua Community College is working on building a new wellness department on campus to focus on students’ mental health and accessibilities needs. A wellness center is now located in the Educational Skills Building across from the Swanson Amphitheater. The center provides many recourses to help students through difficult times such as specialty short term counseling services, special academic advising, weekly wellness workshops, support groups and the resiliency room (located in ESB 9). A group from Dustin Cosby’s Small Group discussion class is hosting a Resiliency Week in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 to March 3 to help
Zip. Zip. Clank. Swivel, swivel. Silence. You may have needed a feminine hygiene product while on campus and found yourself in a UCC restroom having to unzip your wallet for change, clank a quarter into the machine, swivel the knob to the right only to be followed by silence and a feeling of despair. This is a common problem. Only three out of 13 women’s restrooms on UCC’s campus are stocked with both tampons and pads. Mainstream staff members walked restroom to restroom conducting a study to see which women’s restrooms carry feminine hygiene products. They found that four buildings have broken feminine hygiene dispensers.