From left to right: Joanie Chambers, Debbie Field, Jim Paris, Steve Erickson, Yuki Taylor, and Boone Olson all pose for a photo behind the planted ginkgo tree. (Photo provided by Akiyo Riggs) Hiroshima peace tree planted at UCC Editor’s note: Mainstream Design Editor Boone Olson participated in the planting of the ginkgo seedling on February 28.  A flash of light, a deafening boom, and a colossal mushroom cloud. These are the hallmarks of an atomic bomb, heralding the arrival of a device with massive destructive power. For Japan, the coming of the 75th anniversary of the “Little Boy” nuclear bomb being dropped on Hiroshima isRead More →

Photo provided by Aaron CherryWild fires have an important function in maintaining the healthy and diversity of a forest ecosystem. Fire plays important role in forest ecology Wildfires play a complex role in forest ecosystems. While often perceived by the public as universally destructive, the real picture of the effects of wildfire on forests is more diverse. Fire often performs critical ecosystem functions within the forest ecosystem, but when forests are managed without taking into account the importance of fire within a forest the result if often severe, destructive, and uncontrollable wildfires. Forest management practices play a key role in preventing the deleterious effects soRead More →

Photo provided by PixabayRegular exercise can strengthen the immune system, leading to an increased resistance to illness during flu season. Natural ways to have a healthy immune system Improving the immune system will help keep one healthy and be beneficial overall. As many students know, getting sick can be a major problem because it clashes with their ability to do well in school. There are many natural ways to improve your immune system.  Getting enough exercise, eating healthier foods, and getting adequate sleep will greatly help the health of the immune system, which helps to fend off illnesses.  Yet there are more ways to helpRead More →

Lisa Clark/ The MainstreamNursing Student Cami Mattravers feels great eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet. The food you eat can determine how you live Despite the incredible advances in medicine and science, lifestyle changes are essential to living a long, healthy life. “Back in 1903, Thomas Edison predicted that the ‘doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of [the] human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of diseases,’” says Dr. Michael Greger in his book “How Not to Die.” More than 100 years later the majority of doctors are still not instructingRead More →

Photo Provided by PixabayA video gaming competition where competitive esport teams vie for the win. Esports and video games grow in popularity Humble beginnings for games blossomed into a lucrative industry that tethers students to their seats.  Esports have begun to seep into schooling, with many colleges offering scholarships and opportunities for students to play video games competitively for them. UCC has even shown interest in implementing esports in to their program. The UCC Athletics Department is busy with the introduction of a new baseball team this year, but still plan to grow their sports program in the years to come. “The UCC esports teamRead More →

Kacy Buxton/The MainstreamProfessor Marie Gambill in her office at Wayne Crooch Hall on UCC’s campus. Getting prepared for exams: how to be ready for midterms or finals Exams are a challenge and every student knows this, but not everyone knows how powerful good studying habits can be.  Many students often fall into the trap of cramming before an exam.  On the other hand, having quality preparation can lead to excelling on an exam. Most students find preparing for an exam, to be a daunting task, but with practice students can find a way that works for them can help make exams a less stressful experience.Read More →

By Boone OlsonCancel culture mainly affects the careers of public figures who have be accused of inappropriate conduct. Cancel culture and its effects The online phenomenon commonly known as cancel culture has been used against many public figures, sometimes to the point where others question if cancel culture is toxic. To put it simply, cancel culture is when a public figure has done or said something in the past or present which has been deemed inappropriate or dehumanizing, leading other users of the same or different online platform to culturally block the public figure from having a prominent public platform or career. According to Merriam-Webster.com,Read More →

Silas Scott / The MainstreamAnn Abel’s work study office is located in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center. Work study helps students gain relevant work experience while earning income Often students work to help cover the costs of tuition and living while attending college. One great option for student employment is federal work-study, which allows students to be employed and usually within their field of study.  “Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid work program that provides students the opportunity to work a part-time job on or off campus and earn a paycheck to decrease student loan debt. In order to be eligible, students mustRead More →

Kamilah Mirza/The MainstreamChristina Wooten stands outside the student center. Stay on track to graduate on time with the new student educational plan Have you ever found yourself struggling to find balance between home life and school? Do you ever find yourself confused on what goals you need to be creating? Have you ever been confused about what classes to take to graduate on time and to stay on track? At UCC every student has the opportunity to create an educational plan to fit exactly what they need for the career path they would like to take. In the past this course of action has beenRead More →

Photo provided by Tiffany ColemanClass of 2019 UCC graduates gather for a group photo on the lawn in front of Swanson Ampitheatre. The path to graduation and transferring to a four-year university College students come across many questions over the course of their education, and one of them is how to graduate. After spending countless hours on the homework, classes, and the other work necessary to get them through their degree, this last challenge can be overlooked. In its simplest form, the path to graduation is the completion of all the credits for a student’s degree program. For an Associate’s of Arts Oregon Transfer degree,Read More →

Kamilah Mirza/ The MainstreamThe Riverhawk greets visitors to the Flegel Center’s open house. The Flegel Center is located in the heart of downtown Roseburg, on SE Oakbriar Street. Living in the Flegel Center After much anticipation, student athletes moved into the historical Flegel Center building last November. Original move in dates were set in October of 2019, however lead dust testing and construction postponed the move in date by several weeks. Student athletes stayed with host families until the center was ready in November of 2019. The cost of renovation was approximately $350,000.  “When we moved in, I was very pleased with the situation weRead More →

Owen Cherry/ The MainstreamTapʰòytʰaʼ Hall stands as a positive symbol despite the human and financial toll the shooting took. First in a 6 Part SeriesFinancial aftermath of Oct. 1 UCC shooting For Umpqua Community College, the immediate sense of loss after its school shooting on Oct. 1, 2015 claimed nine lives and injured eight others was palpable on the small campus. The scope of the financial loss that would total in the millions would only be realized in the months to follow the tragic event. By two days after the incident, UCC Board Chairperson Vanessa Becker had filed a Declaration of Emergency. This declaration allowedRead More →

Photo provided by Wikimedia CommonsStudents waited near Lee Hall for the convocation service after the 2007 shooting when President George W. Bush spoke. Sixth in a 6 Part SeriesVirginia Tech transforms shooting building into Center for Peace Studies Some stories are harder to tell than others. Virginia Tech is one of those. Virginia Tech has a wealth of information due to their experience in an infamous school shooting but few people who will tell it. We sent out emails to various employees of the school and people who had written books on the school shooting. Either the employees ignored our emails, or the authors toldRead More →