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Breaking News

2013 Entrepreneur Fair
The Second Annual Entrepreneur Fair is Wednesday, May 22nd from 12:30pm to 8:00pm.  It is being held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in the “New Building.” Read More
Outstanding Students Reception
Each year, the leading students in the college’s transfer and technical programs are nominated by faculty for recognition as “Outstanding Students.” This year’s reception will be held Wednesday, May 29, at 3 p.m. in Jacoby Auditorium. Read More
Achieve the Dream Forums
The forums will be held at Whipple Center Stage on three separate days and times:  Tuesday, May 21, 3 to 4 p.m.; Friday, May 24 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Thursday, May 30 8:30-9:30 a.m. Read More
Registration and Graduation Dates
Students who have at least 15 earned credits can register for summer and fall classes starting Monday, May 20. Students with at least 1 earned credit can register starting Thursday, May 23. Open registration begins Tuesday, May 28. Read More
Free Vacation Scam Alert
Scam artists with fake vacation schemes have been contacting Oregonians, and the Oregon Attorney General is asking anyone who has been targeted to report the scammer to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint or to the Oregon Department of Justice at www.oregonconsumer.gov. Read More
Graduation Time is Near!
Reporter Rebecca Hallgrimson offers some very important information about filing for graduation. Watch the Video
UCC Contra Dance
The first ever school wide contra dance is happening at Umpqua Community College on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30-9:00 pm in the cafeteria! 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


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

Student art show starts in an air of mystery

UCC’s annual juried student art show features work created by students who have taken fine art and visual communications classes in the 2012-2013 academic year. The show is being held through June 7 in the Whipple art gallery. Full Story


Scholarship office announcing awards soon

March is the month when the pen hits the paper and the scholarship application is filled out and submitted to the scholarship office. But what happens after that? Full Story


Free tutoring offered in ESB

Right now at the Educational Skills Building, free peer tutoring is available at the Academic Success Center. Twenty students offer tutoring for math, writing, chemistry, physics, biology, history and even nutrition subjects. Full Story


ASUCC Elections

Candidates focus on student concerns and ASUCC brings 16 constitutional proposals to the ballot Full Story


ASUCC Election Procedure and Constitutional Amendment Changes

Reporter Rebecca Hallgrimson conducts an interview with the ASUCC Vice President to shed some light on the upcoming campus elections. Full Story


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Low cost vet care

When people fall on hard times, there are services available to assist them.  But what about their pets? Julia Russill established Douglas County Low-Cost Veterinary Services to serve the needs of low-income and homeless pet owners as well as respond to the pet overpopulation crisis in Douglas County. Full Story


ASTRA seeks to give back

The idea of helping out may sometimes feel overwhelming with so many charities looking for donations. However a club on campus is trying to do their part to make life better for those in need of help. Full Story


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UCC Sports

Coach Profile: Rich Robles

Men’s basketball coach Rich Robles was born and raised in Susanville, California where he played basketball, baseball, and soccer in high school. As a freshman at Chico State University, Robles played basketball as a walk-on athlete. Full Story


Player Profile: Haley Webb

Haley Webb is a two-year starter at the setter position for the UCC volleyball program. Her performance earned her NWAACC honorable mentions and a slot on the NWAACC tournament all-star team for the last two years. Full Story


Player Profile: Jennifer Lakin

Jennifer Lakin is a Medical Imaging Technology program major who has started for two years on the UCC volleyball team. Lakin earned the second team all-tournament award and the all-academic award both years of college. Full Story


Player Profile: Allahna Hartwick

Allahna Hartwick has played volleyball for two years at UCC as a middle blocker. She intends to major in kinesiology with an emphasis on exercise science. Hartwick signed her letter of intent to play this coming year at Warner-Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. Full Story


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