QSA Club plans Coming Out day Queer Students Advocacy Club, formerly known as the Gay Straight Alliance, will be hosting a Coming Out Day on Feb. 29 in the cafeteria area. The event will incorporate information on  gay, lesbian, cisgender and pansexual as well as other ways of identifying.Read More →

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Having a high school crush hurts like the dickens There are certain lessons that can’t be taught. There’s no crash course in romantics that won’t end without some internal injury. I’m, by far, no Casanova, but I’ve picked up a thing or two here and there. One of the lessons that is constantly being beaten into me is that some courtships are unjust and criminal; not everyone is worth the effort.Read More →

Artists Kathleen Caprario and Marissa Solini are featured artists in the exhibit “Patterns of Change” in the Art Gallery, Feb. 17 to March 10. The art department provided the following information about the exhibit. Caprario’s mixed-media works look to exterior spaces, echoing patterns of seasons, human interaction with nature and movement through space. Caprario refers to these pieces as “wallpaper,” stating that “one’s surrounding landscape, much like wallpaper in one’s home, is an important but often overlooked environmental influence.” These images are also part map, conveying the experience of walking in a dense forest through layers of stenciled leaves and stems. Meanwhile, Solini’s oil paintingsRead More →

Students in the newly re-formed Debate Club conduct a debate every Friday at 12 to 1 p.m. in Riverview room 101. This term, the club is debating campus issues. The last time the club was in session it focused on “human rights issues.” Students can debate in the club or come and listen without actually joining the club so that they can voice their opinions about issues that they feel need to be discussed. Because the Debate Club is just re-starting, they are actively looking for more members. They have started to nominate and elect officers. Although someone has been nominated for each available clubRead More →

Violence is most corrupt when it attacks humanity in its institutions of hope and peace. Whether the victims are writing students in an Oregon community college or poetry students in a school called Bacha Khan in Pakistan, communities grieve in ways that can connect us. The Mainstream reached out to Bacha Khan University after it suffered a school shooting on Jan. 20, 2016, 111 days after UCC’s attack. Bacha Khan’s attack left 21 dead, including students, teachers and staff. The university, located at Charsadda in northwestern Pakistan, was named after Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, a friend of Ghandi and a peace activist who trained thousandsRead More →

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Don’t have enough organization in your backpack or purse for all of those little gadgets? A snap bag might be what you need. This bag can be made in any size and shape. This tutorial explains how to make your own 6” X 8.5” snap bag. For a larger bag, just increase by adding inches to the side of the bag that you want to make larger.Read More →

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Sometime in February, the UCC Foundation’s proposal for renovations on Snyder Hall and other security measures will go before the state legislature. The main force behind the bill is Susan Taylor, the new Executive Director for the UCC Foundation. Taylor helped compose the grant plan that, pending acceptance, will affect both the future of Snyder Hall and UCC as a whole. Taylor brings in an estimated $9,000 to the Foundation every day, with an annual range of $1.5 to $5 million raised each year. Taylor was recently promoted to her new position. Formerly overseeing only the grants, Taylor now works with the Foundation board directly,Read More →

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Stress is something that everybody deals with whether the situation is good or bad. Studying throughout the term, work and other household obligations makes for one very stressed person. How we deal with that stress is important. The fun way to deal with stress is to color. There are numerous ways to get your hands on these coloring pages, some can cost a few dollars while others only a few cents. In the crisis center previously used as the Riverhawk Bistro at the student center students can walk in and sit down at one of tables to color, or even talk to the councilor thatRead More →

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UCC is currently observing Black History Month with events, educational opportunities and workshops students can be a part of to observe an important part of American history.   The celebration to honor the contributions of blacks’ in American history began in January with a tribute to Martin Luther King Day titled “Week of Martin” hosted by the Students of Color Alliance or SOCA. The celebrations began with a two day reading of Martin Luther King’s “A Letter from Birmingham Jail.” It is a letter that King wrote while imprisoned for nonviolent demonstrations against segregation. Other events included a showing of the movie Selma. Selma isRead More →

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Campus clubs and organizations formerly funded by ASUCC’s student activity fee accounts may be facing cuts for next year. This year’s ASUCC officers are concerned over budget allocations of the student activity fee (assessed at $2 per credit) because last year’s ASUCC team was encouraged to spend more of the student activity fee fund, resulting in some depletion, said ASUCC VP Joshua Friedlein.Read More →