“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 →

UCC student Cody Phillips’s car was stolen from the UCC campus Friday, April 26. Phillips left his blue Honda in the UCC parking lot, west of the Whipple center, just before 11 a.m. After he and fellow student Zach Schissler put their backpacks with laptops inside. He returned shortly at around noon to discover his 1994 Civic Hatchback and his valuables inside were nowhere to be found. After searching the surrounding parking lot, Phillips contacted the police and UCC security to report the missing car. UCC security was unable to find any evidence from campus security surveillance tapes of how the car was stolen. TheRead More →

Umpqua Community College and Umpqua Valley Arts Association have partnered with the Ford Family Foundation and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art to present the Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition “What Needs To Be Said.” The exhibition features a presentation at both UCC and UVAA, and the work can be viewed at both venues until May 8, 2019. An artist panel was held March 15 at Centerstage Theatre in the Whipple Arts Building as part of the opening reception. During this time, Susan Rochester, Fine Arts department chair, asked the three artists in attendance, Karl Burkheimer, Samantha Wall, and Blair Saxon-Hill, various questions about their workRead More →

The Jordan Cove Energy Project is a proposal by Canadian-based energy company Pembina to install a 234-mile long pipeline across Oregon that will transport liquified natural gas, more commonly known as LNG. The project first gained state approval back in 2007, but many Oregonians are still unsure about their support. If final approval goes through, four natural gas meter stations will be built including one here in Douglas County at milepoint 69.7. The pipeline will connect to an already built pipeline that currently stretches from British Columbia, Canada to Malin, Oregon. This plan is according to the proposal that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission releasedRead More →

Sometimes the process of getting healthy requires a little assistance. The new local chapter of the global Blue Zones project is attempting to do just that. They promote healthy living in all aspects of life, including diet. Thirty percent of Oregon adults are now obese, according to “The State of Obesity” report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Oregon is not alone in the battle for healthy choices; half of U.S. states now have obesity rates of more than 30%, including four states in the South with rates of more than 35%, according to the Center for Disease Control’sRead More →

Passion comes through loud and clear whenever Sophia Garcia, UCC’s Accommodations Specialist Ambassador, explains why she enjoys working with students so much. Garcia, who is currently pursuing an Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer degree at UCC, serves as the friendly face of the Accessibility office. “I just want students to be empowered through us,” Garcia says. Garcia asserts what she considers to be the best thing about working in Accessibility: “Seeing people succeed when they didn’t think that they could.” Even though accessibility offices are common across U.S. college campuses, students often fail to reachout for accommodations and support. One of the reasons for thisRead More →

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America lists symptoms, provides tips on anxiety management. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that “anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions – just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease or diabetes. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States.” And, anxiety is on the rise. “There is no question that all of the national surveys we have at our fingertips show a distinct rise in the number of mental health problems,” Dr. Jerald Kay, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Wright State UniversityRead More →

In 2017, Healthline reported that many people are unaware that nearly 4% of American adults (as many as 9 million people) are affected by one of the three ADHD disorders. Adult ADHD, which impacts brain functioning, presents in ways that may affect decision-making, memory, academic achievement, relationship stability, general social interactions, and substance abuse. Healthline reported that “if left undiagnosed and untreated, ADHD and its frequent companions, depression and low self-esteem, can prevent the sufferer from reaching his or her full potential.” Various characteristic behaviors can reveal an adult ADHD diagnosis. Some of them are when a person is unable to stop being late orRead More →

Editor’s note: Design Editor Jayden Dukes shares her experiences with weight discrimination. Looks can be deceiving. They can also lead to damaging discrimination and stigmatization, especially for healthy women and men considered obese by outdated CDC weight standards. According to a study by Rebecca M. Puhl and Chelsea A. Heuer published in the American Journal of Public Health, “Stigmatization of obese individuals poses serious risks to their psychological and physical health, generates health disparities, and interferes with implementation of effective obesity prevention efforts.” The authors go on to warn that current views related to obesity need to be updated: “Although these assumptions about obesity andRead More →

New food supplier provides vegan options The quality, creativity, and flavor of menus prepared in food trucks is driving consumers to these innovative food services, and now that option is readily available on campus. In collaboration with the local food truck, Wrappin and Rollin, the UCC Bookstore now sells readily available 100% plant-based meals to go. Wrappin and Rollin is a plant-based mobile food truck food service owned by Darci Hawkins and her husband. Darci’s daughter Hannah Hawkins was a former RiverHawk basketball player and a former editor of The Mainstream. Wrappin and Rollin has been operating in Roseburg since 2016, where they began asRead More →

As the list of front runners in the coming 2020 U.S. presidential election continues to assemble, the number of female candidates has surpassed the previous election by double. In the 2016 elections, only 12% of running candidates were female. In the current election race, 33% of 18 candidates are female, according to The Washington Post. The U.S. isn’t the only country experiencing a rise of female politicians. In the current 116th Congress, 131 women currently serve in both the House and the Senate, compared to last year’s total of 115, according to Congressional Research Service reports. These numbers contradict polls which have shown some AmericansRead More →

Autism Awareness Month

UCC spreads awareness to those with ASD April is World Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 was the 11th annual World Autism Awareness Day. Communities all around the world, including at UCC, showed their support and recognition of those living with autism by wearing the color light blue. Autism Awareness month helps educate the community about accepting and supporting those living with autism, especially in schools and public places. Sophia Garcia, UCC’s accommodations specialist for accessibility services, states that autism awareness month is important: “There are a lot of students on campus that fit into that autism spectrum, and we want them to feel includedRead More →

How to manage your time The beginning of a new term means the beginning of a new busy schedule. For college students, an overloaded schedule can easily lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed, unmotivated and out of time. This is when the importance of time management comes into action. Anna Heinrich gives suggestions on how to better manage your time in her article 7 Effective Time Management Tips for College Students. She provides a way to get started. 1: “Write down everything.” Make sure to write notes in lectures and record all announcements given in class. Never rely on just a mental note aboutRead More →