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During the summer, there is plenty to do outside in Douglas County. For outdoors fun, hike the hundreds of miles of hiking trails, explore the many waterfalls located near Highway 138 or unwind at one of several lakes scattered throughout the county. Near Twin Lakes along Highway 138 near mile mark 50 is one of the 12 locations people can park and hike the North Umpqua Trail that begins at Swiftwater Park and ends at Maidu Lake. Maidu Lake is the source of the North Umpqua River. It lies just east of Mt. Thielsen and can be reached a couple different ways. For a reallyRead More →

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Surfperch have arrived on Oregon shores. Those who do not fish for surfperch, or don’t know someone who fishes for them, are unlikely to get a chance to taste this fish. These fish can rarely, if ever, be found in fish sections of supermarkets. The May 23 recreational fishing report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife describes surfperch fishing as “good” during periods of small ocean swells and incoming tides. ODFW’s website names late spring through early summer as the best times of year to fish for surfperch. Persons of varying ages and strengths can cast for surfperch. These fish average roughly aRead More →

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After a term ends, it’s easy to lose your mental focus and to maintain a sharp brain. Life can get busy and finding time to take care of yourself can be really difficult, especially in an increasingly rushed society. However, if you don’t take care of yourself, it won’t be long before exhaustion kicks in, your brain suffers from mental fog, and you become burnt out. Here are some tips to keep you on your A-game throughout summer and the remainder of your college experience. Meditation Perhaps one of the best things you can do for your body and mind is to meditate. A ForbesRead More →

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It’s that time of the year. Graduation is soon approaching as college students get ready to move on to bigger opportunities. Apart from reminiscing about earlier college memories, perhaps the most fun aspect of preparing for graduation is decorating the graduation caps. Decorating graduation caps are your way to personalize them to your style. They can be a great form of self expression, which is exactly the reason many of us go to college in the first place — to learn who we are and where we stand in the world. Imagine walking on that special day, throwing your grad cap in the air, watchingRead More →

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Wearing a square on your head can be a bit weird, but with that square comes graduation, and this celebration is far from displeasing. As this attire distinguishes your accomplishments on graduation day, a little DIY decorating can distinguish your likes and individuality. The internet warehouses a lot of ideas for DIY cap decorating and tutorials. Further, Google will give you over 6 million results if you’re having a bit of a brain fart after finals. These results can range from intricate to simple, and if you are more on the simple side, don’t have time or the budget to decorate a cap that couldRead More →

Note: The circle indicates graduating with highest honors. The diamond indicates graduating with honors. Associate of Arts-Oregon Transfer Darlene E. Alexander Amanda Carlene Allen Lindsay Nicole Allen♦ Shaleen Nicole Allen Rebecca L. Attaway♦ Sarah Kinsley Ballas♦ Mikko J. Balmes Jody L. Barnett Kyler L. Barraza Lydia Parker Bastian♦ Ramon Salvador Bautista Tasia Nicole Bilbrew Logan A. Boggs Ziru Bolen• Korrellon David Douglas Boylan Rachael Anne Bradley Judson Daniel Briggs Casey Renee Bright Debbie Kathleen Brown Lia M. Brumlow Melinda Melody Calvin ♦ Cynthia Lyn Campbell Nicole L. Carlson Tyler E. Carmen Ricardo B. Cervantes Cheyenne A. Chambers Aisha I. Chaudhry ♦ Kylie Hokulani Chong ♦ Launa RochellRead More →

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Graduations tend to follow certain traditions, though many of us are not sure why.  As we celebrate our successful students we can take a quick trip into the heritage of the familiar things we expect to see on graduation day. Why do we wear the cap and gown? In the early 13th and 14th centuries, most higher education took place in European churches as a path to membership in the clergy, and bulky, hooded robes were a common sight on campuses for lack of indoor heating. Hoods originally covered the shaved heads of the clergy until they were superseded for that purpose by the skullcap,Read More →

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Kaya Maliglig As the term comes to an end, I am prepared to graduate and ready to leave UCC. But before I do, I would like to say thank you to all those who supported and helped me during my time here these last two years. Thank you to The Mainstream who gave me a home away from home and a family apart from my immediate family. The time I’ve spent here has been extremely valuable to me, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of a group of talented and ambitious students. Last spring when Melinda asked me if IRead More →

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It takes great courage to sign up for the military. Some who serve see combat, some never returning. Others provide necessary aid to those in combat or assist foreign countries with improving their technical infrastructure. Renee Carroll is one of those support veterans here at UCC. Carroll is finding new life going from soldier to scholar. Born and raised in Roseburg, Carroll never really left the area growing up. She led what she referred to as a simple childhood. She recalls being a strong student in her early years . . . until she met boys. She would ultimately meet her future husband while inRead More →

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PTK president, scholar meets with Oregon governor Quiet, shy, seemingly a mute child. Abused, addicted to alcohol until pregnant at 17. Then anxiety, depression, sick from it all. Now? Peer mentor, ambassador, president of Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Sigma Upsilon Chapter President Jantyne Bunce has traveled a long bumpy road to get where she is today. Born in Idaho, Bunce’s life was off to a quiet start as she didn’t speak for years. “I’m extremely shy, so much so that doctors and my mother thought I was mute for several years when I was young,” Bunce said. That wouldn’t be the onlyRead More →

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The Spring Fling event happening on June 9, 2017, presented annually by ASUCC  on the Umpqua Community College campus commons, celebrates the end of the school year and is free and open to UCC students, staff, faculty and their families. This year’s free activities will include the following: Be-dazzled Face Painting by Ruth Ann Rountree Crazy Hair by Tonya Page Two Bounce Houses- appropriate for all ages. Photobooth Drone and Rocket Competition hosted by the Engineering Club (12 to 2 p.m. by the Tower Bldg) BBQ Hamburgers and Hotdogs from the UCC Veterans’ Club Grill Dutch Bros. Coffee Stand (non-coffee drinks, however were provided lastRead More →

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Umpqua Community College is going to be hosting the Roseburg Summer Fun camps for children from first to tenth grade starting on June 19. These camps are set up by UCC’s Coordinator of Personal Enrichment, Candice Van Loon. Van Loon has run the camps by herself for the past two years; however, the camps have been a part of UCC for eight years. This year, the camps for children grades first through third will include themes of Harry Potter, Frozen, Ninja Warriors, Lil’ Chefs and Wild about Animals. The camps’ morning and afternoon sessions will both cost $109 or a full day price of $199.Read More →

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The Oregon Promise is a state sponsored scholarship awarded to high school graduates planning on spending the next two years or less studying at a community college. According to Rebecca Redell, Umpqua Community College’s vice president of administrative services and chief financial officer, UCC has 222 students who earned the Oregon Promise scholarship this year. The Oregon Promise program requires being a recent Oregon graduate of no more than six months with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be an Oregon resident for at least one year prior to applying and must complete a Free Application For Student Aid, often referred to as the FAFSA.Read More →