The fate of the Ford Family Enrichment Center is up for question Children and copious tears are not normally on the agenda for a UCC board meeting, but there were a lot of both at the last meeting when the closure of the Ford Family Enrichment Center was discussed. With only three minutes each to voice their individual opinions, UCC students, parents, and community members, voices shaking with tears, spoke against the closing of the daycare. One pregnant woman speaking against the closure started with a calm voice, but soon lost her composure, tears rolling down her face as she hugged her baby bump. InRead More →

Will tuition increase next year? Possibly, but the decision won’t be known until the next board meeting. At the last UCC board meeting a possible $3 tuition increase was discussed. The final decision will likely be decided at the next board meeting March 13 at 4:30 pm.in the Health, Nursing and Science Center (HNSC) room 100. The board meeting is a public meeting, and anyone is welcome. If anyone would like to approach the board, they can sign up on a sheet of paper before the meeting. At the next board meeting, tuition will be listed as an action item, meaning a decision will beRead 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 →

Lane v. RiverHawks Umpqua’s women’s basketball team inched their way closer to Lane in the Southern Region standing with their come-from-behind victory at home on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Lane Titans went home with a sour taste in their mouths after blowing a 14-point half-time lead against Umpqua, behind freshman guard Cielo Gonzales’ game high 30 points. “We wouldn’t have won that game if Ciello didn’t step up the way she did,” head coach Dave Stricklin said of Gonzalez. The RiverHawks victory snapped Lane’s 15 game win streak. “I think at halftime we talked about it and came to the agreement that we could playRead More →

Lane v. RiverHawks UCC men’s basketball team secured perhaps their biggest victory of the season as they locked down the Lane Titans at home in Roseburg on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Lane entered the match as the top-scoring team in the Northwest Athletic Conference, but that didn’t stop the RiverHawks from putting the clamps on, holding the Titans to a season low scoring effort in a 68-64 victory. “We approach every game the same way, but I think knowing we had Lane next on the schedule had the team playing with a little more motivation,” coach Daniel Leeworthy said of the match-up. In the defensive battleRead More →

Looking for a good Valentines date idea? Horror movies may just be your best choice. Why? According to an article published by Megan Logan, psychologist Javid Sadr. has theorized that there is an actual science behind why horror movies are best for a movie date. In Logan’s interview with Sadr, he explained how horror movies produce a measurable “arousal” response to horror movies. One major purpose of horror movies is to produce a response of fear, and Sadr says, “Any time you’re feeling any kind of emotion strongly … there will always be some measurable bodily response.” Sadr theorizes that the emotional response common toRead More →

Most people who have experienced love in a romantic way know that love is blind. It sees no colors, religion, gender and sometimes focuses only on the good in people. Focusing only on seeing the good can lead to trouble, however. “Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year,” says the Love is Respect organization. Abuse is also very high in college students as well. Half of college students said they had experienced abuse in a relationship, says the Love is Respect organization. The long term effects of abuse is a whole other story inRead More →

The RiverHawks men’s wrestling team placed fourth overall at the National Junior College Athletic Association West District Championships in Idaho on Sunday, Feb. 10. Adam Lamb (285 pounds), Nathan Kiddo (125) and Sawyer Myers (141) all competed for the top district spot in their weight classes, with each ultimately finishing second. UCC wrestlers Braydon Wright (157) and Garrett Russell (149) topped their opponents to finish in third place in their weight classes. These win qualified all five freshman wrestlers for the NJCAA National Tournament, despite the program only being in its second year. The five wrestlers are preparing for their matches March 1 and 2Read More →

Whether it’s love, hate, or sadness, Valentine’s Day is sure to rile strong emotions in individuals annually. Couples might spend a day finding out exactly why they love each other over a nice dinner, while single men and women might find solace in a carton of Ben and Jerrys. Couples that have been married for years could hate feeling obliged to buy something for their significant other every Valentines, while other people might yearn for a loving letter or card each Feb. 14. On the popular subreddit, AskReddit, users were asked the question “How do you ACTUALLY feel about Valentines day?” The most popular postRead More →

For the first time since the early ‘90s, ucc’s track program is up and running again. Alan King, the new cross country and track coach and his team of 24 track members, are expressed how excited they are to spearhead the new program. The track athletes, 15 of who are natives of Douglas County while the rest come from out of state, must use Sutherlin High School’s track as UCC’s is unavailable. UCC’s rubberized track, originally constructed in the 1970s, is unusable as it deteriorated due to no maintenance. A deal has been set between UCC and Sutherlin High School for UCC track athletes toRead More →

From Sidney Poitier to Jordan Peele Black Americans’ representation and impact on film has been growing with no signs of slowing down. Because of this American audiences can take a moment to admire some of the irreplaceable people and contributions of the Black community on modern cinema. Since the 2000’s very few actors and actresses have been as highly revered as Viola Davis. She quickly cemented herself as one of best actors of modern film by bringing to life characters in “The Help”, “Fences”, and “Widows”. Davis has received three nominations from the Academy in the last six years. One best actress nomination and twoRead More →

“Everything happens for a reason,” writer and director Martin Follose told the cast of “Fading Gray” in their below stage dressing room as they donned their costumes and make-up in preparation for opening night. This wasn’t the first time this play had been performed. Six years ago, “Fading Gray” premiered for the first time at Riddle High School where Follose worked as a drama teacher. Then two years later, he sent his revised play to the UACT board only to be rejected. “At first I was angry, but after working with this cast, I realized that this play was meant to wait for them. HadRead More →

ASUCC hosted the very first “Share the Love Luncheon” on Thursday, February 14. Senator Kayla Puckett manned a booth in front of the cafeteria helping students get their free tickets for the pasta lunch with a choice of red or white sauce, a salad and bread. The lunch began at 11 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. The event was planned by ASUCC Activities Officer Pamela Goodwin. “I think we needed more campus engagement” Goodwin said. Because she knew that many people are alone on Valentine’s Day as well as Thanksgiving, she decided that “everyone can be UCC’s Valentine.” UCC student Sienna Lejeune came toRead More →