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This year will see the release of six superhero films. In a genre that has become stagnant in its complacency, fatigue has set in. “Deadpool,” 20th Century Fox’s re-do/apology for the Deadpool character shown in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” however, brings back the energy.Read More →

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 →