student spotlight

Erica Henry not only dressed as Laura Ingalls Wilder for her speech class but she arrived in character: on her horse, Misty. The class, Speech 111, taught by Paula Usrey is doing an entertaining speech assignment in their classroom located in the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning & Event Center.Read More →

When we see things happening all over the country, like the tragedy that happened here on October 1, it should be a time to ask questions and reflect on the events leading up to these moments in order to prevent them from happening again. What can we actively do to make a difference in the real world for the better, to be the change? That’s what life is all about. Progressive actions being taken place to enforce true change that inspires hope to even go further, beyond our wildest expectations, and make our dreams a reality.Read More →

ucc veterans parade pic 3

  Rain didn’t stop the crowds of people waving American flags who came out to support veterans in what organizers call “Oregon’s Greatest Veterans Day Parade” in downtown Roseburg, Wednesday, Nov. 11. Crowds gathered to watch an estimated 120 entrants which varied from veterans on floats and motorbikes to car clubs and the boy and girl scouts. The Roseburg High School Marching Ensemble, the Glendale Pirates and the Marshfield High School Marching Band from Coos Bay played patriotic tunes while cheerleaders danced.Read More →

snyder memorial

The community is beginning to feel the need for a physical space to honor those who suffered through Oct.1. Students are starting to form visions of a UCC memorial while discussing the future of Snyder Hall and what it represents. There are no easy answers. The road to healing is a different one for each individual. Evan Burns, a UCC history student, sees a memorial as a positive way to transform the campus. He envisions a tribute which would be integrated into the day-to-day life of the college, something more than just a place of remembrance.Read More →

potato skins

Fall is here. The days are shorter, and it seems like there is never enough time in our busy day. I find myself enjoying the convenience of a fast food drive through, but I still miss the feeling and taste of a home cooked meal. So, I thought why not combine the two and create a home cooked version of one of my favorites: chicken nuggets and fries. I came up with the menu of Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets and Potato Skins as an adult version of my fast food favorite.Read More →

it follows movie review shot 1

The opening shot of “It Follows” creates a palpable sense of horror, even before the first line of dialogue is spoken. An unnamed girl scurries across her street. Silence ensues except for the girl’s own heavy breathing. The camera then follows the girl in a tracking shot that lasts until she escapes in her father’s car. It’s a cinematic shot, done masterfully by director David Robert Mitchell and cinematographer Mike Gioulakis, who together set the stage for a movie that uses many camera tricks to further the film’s suspense.Read More →

oregon promis bill

Community College Tuition To Be Free For Students Within 6 Months Of High School Graduation Oregon students will now be eligible to attend community college for $50 per term, a significant discount from the $1,500 cost of attending full-time currently. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said the Promise Bill and other higher education pending funding should improve college affordability for families, according to her press release.Read More →

trauma

Mainstream Staff Share Experiences On Traumatic Media Coverage The public’s perception is that reporters are unfazed by the words they write. Truthfully, nothing is as hard as giving bad news, as journalists almost universally agree. The UCC tragedy was one such event where information needed to be readily available for the public. However, the college’s community relations team, whose office had been in Snyder Hall, were locked down at the fairgrounds while over one million hits per second bombarded and shut down the college’s website.Read More →

State Funds Now Available For Students, Staff Funds for “unanticipated medical and counseling expenses” related to the Oct. 1 incident at Umpqua Community College are available now for students and staff or “any person on the Umpqua Community College campus at the time of the shooting who has suffered physical or psychological trauma as a result,” according to the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Services Division. The funds must be applied for through the Oregon Department of Justice which has created an online emergency application form to expedite processing of the financial assistance. The purpose of the money is to pay for medical expenses,Read More →

cognitive

Feelings of anxiety after trauma are normal. In fact, they’re so normal that the director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center says,“It’s common, and occasionally even helpful, for you to react to life’s stresses, challenges and dangers with anxiety.” Students who’ve dealt with trauma are especially vulnerable. During trauma, “Intellectually, you lose from 50 to 90 percent of brain capacity,” Ellen McGrath of Psychology Today writes.Read More →