Umpqua’s baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins will be hosting four separate RBI baseball camps at the end of December, two for hitting camps, one for catching camp and one for pitching camp, with fees for each camp costing $100. RBI Camps will be held at legion field batting cages, and parking for the camp is in front of the stadium. According to the Umpqua Athletics page, these camps are designed to give attendees a chance to show their skills on the baseball diamond. “The UCC Baseball Prospect Camp gives attendees the opportunity to showcase their baseball skills in front of the UCC coaching staff as wellRead More →

Umpqua Community College’s volleyball team played their final home game of the season in a match against the Lane Titans on sophomore day Saturday, Nov. 3. Despite holding a late lead, Umpqua was unable to finish off the Titans who ultimately won by a final score 3-2. Final set scores were 22-25, 29-27, 25-22, 18-25, 10-15 in Lane’s favor. Lane pulled out a victory in the first set and proceeded to start the next two sets with a lead. Despite falling behind early on in the second and third sets, Umpqua regained the lead behind the effort of team captain Emma Lind who led theRead More →

Despite the colder weather, traveling has managed to remain a favorite tradition during the Autumn and Winter months. With chilling weather conditions there comes a certain level of danger. When traveling during this season, expect the unexpected. According to data conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety and the Auto Insurance Center, wintry weather conditions have killed over 4,000 Americans in car accidents. Mudslides, flooding, falling trees and power lines, black ice, and blizzard conditions can be some of the types of severe weather encountered as the weather becomes freezing. Don’t be one of those caught off guard. Here are some tips on how toRead More →

Faster than some might have expected, the time has come to prepare homes for winter storms and freezing nights. For those who are new to living on their own, cheap and doable tasks are key to saving money and home safety during this season. Students are already drowning in responsibilities, so a little preventive care can make life easier in the long run. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain a safe and warm house: 1. Clean The Gutters Cleaning your gutters before winter hits may not be as fun as decorating your home for the upcoming holiday season, but it can definitelyRead More →

Students who are preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the first time need recipes that are easy to follow and accurate results. For generations, newspapers have provided recipes during the holiday season that any home cook can turn to when racking their brains for Thanksgiving dish ideas. It’s these top six that always stick around. Green Bean Casserole: The casserole, created in 1955 by Campbell’s, is a popular side dish made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and french fried onions. Some family recipes add cheese, bacon, or nutmeg to it as well. Here are some simple directions: In a 13×9 baking dish, mix one canRead More →

‘Tis is the season when community members work to give to family, friends, and neighbors. Volunteer at a Nursing Home Sitting around elders might not sound as fun as going to the movies or hanging with friends, but most of the time the elders in nursing homes can be lonely or maybe their family doesn’t come by often. Most times they would enjoy the company. Donate Donate money to local charities like Kidds Kids, a charity that helps children with disadvantages have a day of fun. Help end homelessness at The National Alliance to End Homelessness. To help Veterans, a great charity is the WoundedRead More →

This year, the UCC Student Engagement/ASUCC Leadership team will be providing up to 75 Thanksgiving meal baskets to students with families in need. The Thanksgiving basket project began in 2010, starting with 25 baskets. In 2014, it increased to 50 baskets. “In 2015 we increased it to 75 in order to provide baskets to the students/families who were directly impacted by 10/1. We’ve kept it at 75 since then,” said Marjan Coester, Director of Student Engagement. Students can apply for a meal basket by filling out a short online application. ASUCC only requires that applicants be enrolled students with needs. However, preference will be givenRead More →

Stress hurts. No question. Students often fail to seek social support and human connection before allowing chronic stress and anxiety to drive them into isolation. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, including directors from Oregon State University, published results from a 2013 study showing that anxiety is the top presenting concern among college students (41.6 percent), followed by depression (36.4 percent) and relationship problems (35.8 percent). College students’ mental health is a growing concern, the survey found. Whether students have chosen higher education to open doors, to begin a new dream career, to learn about a passion, or to seek overall lifestyleRead More →

The downtown Roseburg library will have a soft opening within the next few weeks, according to new Library Director Kris Wiley. The grand opening is planned for Jan. 10. The scheduled reopening will bring an end to a year and a half closure for the library, which was previously the heart of an 11-branch library system run by the Douglas County government. Those libraries closed due to funding difficulties after voters rejected a proposed countywide library district tax in November of 2016. Delays to a previously planned fall opening were related to construction remodeling. Soon the library will be open 30 hours a week fromRead More →

Since its inception in 1991, the card game “Magic: The Gathering” has generated a huge buzz that influences many other games and has amassed over 12 million players worldwide, including a group at UCC. UCC’s MTG players congregate in the student center to play daily. They came from high schools in Sutherlin, Roseburg and Myrtle Creek which also had niche groups who regularly played the game. One student even started playing back in middle school. One of the appeals of the game is that there’s always something to learn. “I enjoy the tactics and the strategy; it’s a tactical game,” said Scarlet who plays atRead More →

Matched up against Mt. Hood at home, the Umpqua RiverHawks notched another victory on Saturday, Oct. 20. Umpqua was able to win in three straight sets, and scores were 25-14, 25-22, 25-21 in Umpqua’s favor. Saturday’s win marked Umpqua’s 12th of the season, bringing their current record to 12 wins and 15 loses. Umpqua came into Saturday’s match against Mt. Hood looking for a spark on offense to help snap a two-game losing streak in which the RiverHawk’s offense struggled to score points. “Going into Mt. Hood we came ready; we had a lot of excitement, and we were focused. We knew we needed toRead More →

The Horror Galore & Much More column reviews movies of multiple genres including horror films.  1.“Halloween” 2018 “Halloween” was great! This movie has done right by the franchise. I loved this movie for a couple of reasons. The way that the movie began, its credits almost the same as the 1978 film, made me smile as I reminisced to when I watched the film for the first time. I knew this movie wasn’t trying to be better than the original. This version felt like a strong tribute to the original directed by John Carpenter. I also liked the Easter eggs in the movie such asRead More →

The Politics in Pieces column is by editor Christian DeWeese The 2018 midterms have been hyped up since November 9, 2016, with some hoping for a “blue wave” and others wanting a continued Republican majority. While governor and congressional races are getting the majority of people’s attention, what about the literal other side of the ballot (the side we usually know hardly anything about)? This year, the measures on that other side include opportunities for voters to directly have a say in some important new laws. On Nov. 6, Oregon voters will vote on six key of state and county measures related to everything fromRead More →