The Pell Grant now funds summer term starting this summer for students who have taken at least six credits this spring term. Summer payments will no longer deduct from previous or future term’s Pell Grant funds like they did in the past. This change is retroactive, meaning funds students spent for last year’s summer term were returned. “This past winter term we identified all students who had attended (the previous) summer term and adjusted their spring term Pell Grant,” said Michelle Bergmann, UCC’s financial aid director. “Each student was notified by email of their increased eligibility.  This was done well before registration of spring termRead More →

Daisy Powell led the RiverHawks to second place in NWAC. Despite suffering a loss to Walla Walla in the 2018 NWAC Tournament Championship, UCC Center Daisy Powell set an NWAC scoring record, notching a total of 146 points in four games. Powell entered the contest just four points shy of passing the previous record of 123 points set by Mar’Shay Moore in 2015, but still felt plenty of pressure prior to the game. “I was pretty nervous, but my team just reminded me to stay positive,” Powell said. Powell is no stranger to setting records this tournament, already having tied and broken the NWAC TournamentRead More →

As part of Roseburg City Council’s 2018 goal for enhancing community livability and public safety, Roseburg will be reopening the public library, formerly known as the Douglas County library. The projected reopening could be as soon as summer of 2018. Trish Ochs, a current student at Umpqua Community College, is in full support of the library reopening. “I would love to see the library come back to the county; I know how useful it was for the children who are home schooled as well as the kids that attend high school,” Ochs said. Scott Batch, a Douglas County sheriff and a Umpqua Community College securityRead More →

Editor’s Note: See Bordenave’s first article “An uncommon video game: Dwarf Fortress” published in Volumn 43 issue 10, or online here for a history of the video game with an interview from its lead designer, Tarn Adams as well as information on how to download the game. To help readers that haven’t read the previous article. Dwarf Fortress is a city-building game set in a fantasy simulation of a world that players randomly generate every time. To add to the fun, the game can be played with “mods” or modifications. One common and highly recommended mod or rather “Mod Pack” (which is a bunch ofRead More →

What can a sexual assault victim do if he or she is unable to report a sexual violation to the local authorities? What if the predator works for one of the local government authorities? Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industry provides a complaint process for sexual assault victims that is separate from local government authorities. The first step in the process is filling out a complaint questionnaire available online at www.Oregon.gov –- look for the BOLI Civil Rights Complaint Process heading under the Civil Rights Division section of the website. If internet is not a option victims can call 971-673-0764. They will ask you ifRead More →

SUSAN JARVIS  The Mainstream Umpqua Community College does not have a recycling program on campus. The school no longer has access to a service that will pick up the campus recyclables and deliver them to the recycle center. “We have seen an increase in trash… it is really more about knowing how much we were putting into our recycle bins and are no longer doing so,” said Jess Miller, Facilities Director. The school previously had a recycling program, which was used from 2006 until spring 2017. UCC ran the recycling program through Sunrise Enterprise, Inc., who used to come in a box truck or aRead More →

The musical, set in 1950s Chicago, has an abstract feel right down to the set design. “I wanted to honor ‘50s Chicago,” Director of Theater Stephanie Newman says. “These are kids who think they’re rock stars, but they’re just rough city folk.” The show’s main characters, Danny and Sandy, met on the beach over summer break and fell in love, parting bitter-sweetly at summer’s end. Only they find Sandy has transferred into Danny’s school when fall semester starts. It’s a coincidence, but it reveals much about the social groups so many of us remember from our high school days. Every generation has their own groupRead More →

A pickle in the tree, shoes put outside bedroom doors, or maybe a baby Jesus in a cake — all of these are traditions shared by different families. Holiday traditions can be as weird as a pickle in a tree or just as simple as a gift exchange, but no matter what the tradition is, it is still special because it is shared with families. Crockett a Umpqua Community College student, says she has three Christmases: one at her mothers, one at her stepfather’s and, a week later, one with her grandparents. She said her weirdest family tradition is that her whole family gets matchingRead More →

An app called Unidays is now available which gives students access to discounts when they register with the site. Deals are for many mainstream companies including Motorola, DC and Reebok. Products range from clothing, to televisions, to a $1 Wall Street Journal subscription. Discounts also include 10 to 40 percent off promo codes, typed in at check out, for online shopping sites. Other savings on the site include gift card rebates and discounted percentages off online takeout orders (the restaurants, however, are mostly outside of Douglas Country currently). The app is available on Google Play or by signup on Uniday’s web page. Locally, UCC’s websiteRead More →

  A news story’s headline can often be its most salient point, but a headline can also be misleading, divisive and inflammatory.  In a time where information is constantly transmitted and consumed as events unfold, viewers often only see news headlines. While many outlets claim to be fair and unbiased, this is not a realistic reflection of their own reporting. Inaudible shouting matches and banter between pundits, anchors and hosts can be seen any night on national news channels. Every person and media organization has some sort of opinion, and no one person or news organization can describe all pertinent facts in every news story.Read More →