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TDAP Vaccinations
The Douglas County Health Department will be on campus Tuesday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Campus Center administering Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis vaccinations free to uninsured individuals. Read More
2013-2014 Student Government Executive Council positions open
The ASUCC Student Government is accepting applications for the ASUCC Executive Council positions for 2013-14. Read More
The Mainstream poetry contest
The deadline for the student newspaper’s poetry contest is fast approaching. The deadline for entries has been extended to April 26, 2013. Read More
Umpqua Singers auditions
Auditions for the 2013-2014 Umpqua Singers ensemble will be April 30 in Whipple Fine Arts Center Room 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Students who want to audition must come prepared with a solo selection in any musical style. Read More
Oregon Voter registration
Secretary of State Kate Brown is urging all eligible Oregon voters to make sure they are registered in advance of the May 21 election. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 30. Read More
2013-2014 Tuition-paid student newspaper positions open
A limited amount of merit award positions are open on the student newspaper The Mainstream for 2013-2014. Merit awards pay full tuition for students who work on staff, according to college guidelines. Read More
Dental Assistant Program meeting
An information meeting about the Dental Assistant Program will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5 p.m. in Wayne Crooch Hall, room 16. Read More
Riverhawk Grill & Chill
The athletic department is hosting the third annual Riverhawk Grill and Chill event May 11, 2013. The night will hold a live auction as well as a silent auction. Read More
General Announcements
New Student Government Officer, Auto Program commendations, Coffee Cart back in business, Computer literacy placement testing, and new River Rush Bistro hours Read More
Mainstream Office Moved to Tech Center
The Mainstream, the student newspaper, has moved its office to the Tech Center, room 103. Read More


Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2013 | Dangers of the Fiscal Cliff, from Mike Boni

The Mainstream Staff

Managing Editor
Alicia Graves
Design Editor
Ginger Johnson
Web Editor
Casey Conemac
Senior Reporter
Vaughn Kness
Theresa Barry
Jamie Glenn
Jacob Lebel
Katie Loomas
Kayla Towers
Jessica Hundley
Office Administrator
Danielle Hart
RJ Harris

Mission Statement

The Mainstream is a designated student forum written to promote the activities, events, and interests of UCC. Its primary focus is on hard news relating to campus events or personnel, especially as students are affected, but features, art work and poetry may be accepted. Any opinions or art presented in The Mainstream do not represent the viewpoint of this newspaper or UCC.

Campus News

Conference on poverty provides strategies

Over 200 community leaders, educators and area business people were in attendance for the “Bridges Out of Poverty” Conference held April 10 at the Winston Community Center. Full Story


New blood comes to the CenterStage

New Performing Arts Director Stephanie Newman has come to Umpqua Community College with new ideas and new ways to teach drama students. Newman taught at performing arts colleges in Hollywood and New York as well as acted in several roles. Full Story


Board of Trustees may increase tuition

The school board is near approving a $10 per credit tuition increase. The increase has already been approved at the first of two board meetings; the first held on April 10. The next and final reading will be held May 8, where the board will vote for or against this increase. Full Story


Security deals with knife concerns

Questions regarding the UCC policy on concealed weapons and/or knives on campus have been raised following recent events on campus, such as students expressing concerns over how knives are being used on campus. Full Story


Culinary students and Mercy Medical Center

The Culinary Arts program partnered with Mercy Medical Center to develop some low fat health menu items for Mercy’s March Facebook theme. Two representatives from Mercy filmed the students making the items. Full Story


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Students assist in controlled burn

The possibility of a fellow classmate walking to their preferable phone booth and stepping out as Superman may never cross anyone’s mind. However, two UCC students did jump off a fire truck Saturday, April 6, outfitted and ready to battle a blaze of superman proportions. Full Story


Winners chosen for Flash Fiction February

During the month of February, the Student Life Office held a contest called Flash Fiction. The second and third place Flash Fiction stories are presented here. The first place story will be featured in the next issue of The Manistream. Full Story


Crisis in Korea

Amid soaring tension and bellicose, saber-rattling statements, the Korean peninsula continues to inch closer to a military conflict. Hawks from both the United States and North Korea are openly calling for war, while calmer leaders have—so far—been able to keep the peace. Full Story


Movie Review: The Host

The film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s The Host hit theaters March 29. The question of whether or not The Host would live up to the Twilight Saga stardom was answered during its opening weekend when The Host only made $11 million across 3,202 theaters. Full Story


Taming Windows 8

Almost all new laptops and PCs come with Windows 8 installed and many people’s first reaction to Windows 8 is abject horror. Microsoft’s newest version of Windows throws out features that have been standard since its earliest versions. Full Story


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