Registered voters in the Winston Dillard school district voted yes on a General Obligation Bond Levy on May 21, 2019, to provide $16 million dollars toward replacing two buildings and renovating two others at Douglas High School. The state of Oregon will contribute an additional $4 million grant to the WD school district, bringing total funds to renovate the high school to $20 million dollars. The school has educated more than three generations of Douglas County residents, and has suffered damages. Leaking classroom roofs, snow-collapsed cafeterias, inadequate heating and electrical, and outdated gymnasium and locker rooms. Estimated tax rate after the bond passage is $1.39/$1,000Read More →

Remembering George A. Romero May, what a wonderful month! We get to celebrate Mothers Day, Memorial Day, spring flowers. May is also for the zombie lovers. Yes, zombie appreciation month is in May, far from October and Halloween. Who knew we’d be celebrating freakish corpses during this sunny month? Zombie appreciation month was established in 2010 because most zombie films were made in the month of May, such as “Night of The Living Dead” directed by George A. Romero. This month just everyone can reflect on the great George Romero and how far the evolution of zombies has come. Supporters of the campaign are wearingRead More →

The physical toll of running three miles is nowhere near the physical toll of running three miles with nearly insurmountable obstacles along the way. It’s also nowhere near the accomplishment. UCC is the first and only college in the nation to field an Obstacle Course Race team. Here the team is coached by Andrea Bowden, a certified health coach and certified personal trainer. The team participated this year in races such as the Spartan competition and the Warrior Dash. Their hope has been to reach out to other U.S. college athletic directors to get them to participate in these races in order to legitimize thisRead More →

“May the force be with you, always.” UCC is celebrating Star Wars day Friday, May 3 by preparing Star Wars themed food in the cafeteria and giving away prizes in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center building from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Students are celebrating the occasion by wearing their Star Wars apparel to campus. If you missed the event on campus, many deals can be found online that may interest fans or maybe people looking for something for Mother’s Day (if mom is a Star Wars fan). The official Star Wars website links to many different vendors offering deals on Star Wars themed apparelRead More →

The Washington Post Dorothy Gilliam Trailblazer

Black History month is not just a month to be celebrated; black history is American history.  Black History month: commemorative; American History: inclusive for all Americans.  Many black writers address the principle of being appropriately and fully respected as Americans, either in historical accounts or in everyday life.  Dorothy Butler Gilliam’s and Oprah Winfrey’s recent writings continue to address this need for change. These two female authors’ books are not about victims, nor authored by martyrs, but rather, the writers are progenitors.  Each stand up for their respective core beliefs, taking action for over 40 decades.  They are individually devoted to paving the way forRead More →

The women’s home wrestling meet Jan. 18 against South Western Oregon Community College showed team improvement with the RiverHawks winning seven matches out of 10. “Our team did great — the score rocketed to 7 – 6,” Coach Asia DeWeese said. “Our team has done pretty well for the most part,” Melissa Jacobs added. To prepare for the match the team had been practicing double knockdowns, the sleeper hold and the face lock. Jacobs has been wrestling since seventh grade. “Wrestling mentally, physically keeps me going. Also, it pushes me to not want to give up. We are trained very hard,” Jacobs said. “Wrestling canRead More →

A legend and hero, Stan Lee inspired millions of people around the world through the superheroes he helped to create, and through his numerous stories of inspiration and heroism. Born in 1922 as Stanley Martin Lieber, Lee began his comic book career early on in his life by becoming an assistant for his uncle for Timely Comics in 1939, according to TIME. At Timely, Lee’s duties involved bringing lunch for his co-workers, along with filling the inkwells. Timely Comics would eventually evolve into the the titan Marvel Comics later in the 1960s. Always dreaming of becoming a writer, Lee got his first taste when heRead More →

The women’s basketball team put a thumping on Shasta en route to their first win of the season in their home opener last Tuesday, with a final score of 84-48 in favor of the RiverHawks. The RiverHawk’s offense was fueled by sophomore guard Taylor Stricklin, who led all scorers with 24 points including shooting four of eight from beyond the 3-point line. Freshman forward Sienna Riggle notched 12 rebounds leading all other players and ultimately helping Umpqua dominate the glass by a margin of 50 rebounds to Shasta’s 24. Head Coach Dave Stricklin explained after the game how much of a relief it was toRead More →

UCC offers many college classes able to benefit people with diverse interests. But sometimes connecting with other students who have the same passions on campus is tricky. One solution to this is to start a club.The first step in starting a club is completing the petition form from ASUCC which requires collection of 30 signatures from students on campus. These 30 have to be enrolled with three credits or more. The form will require naming a student to serve as the club representative. Next, a club adviser must be acquired. The adviser will review and sign the club petition as well as the club adviserRead More →

Editor’s Note: The Mainstream staff normally don’t share their own stories, but the topic of homelessness is so personal and so closely related to identity that this story must be told. Homelessness can happen in a heartbeat, sometimes to those who least expect it. It’s not only about what the movies and TV shows portray: mental illness, substance abuse, dirt, and skittish nights under bridges. It is people who have given up everything to serve their country, single mothers who vow their babies will have a better life than they had, and young dreamers who hope to one day help make the world a betterRead More →

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 →