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Possible tuition increases coming to UCC
ASUCC President Brenna Martin and ASUCC Vice President Freddy Gompf offer a break-down of the potential impact of tuition increases on UCC students. Watch the Video
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

Video: Possible tuition increases coming to UCC

ASUCC President Brenna Martin and ASUCC Vice President Freddy Gompf offer a break-down of the potential impact of tuition increases on UCC students. Watch the Video


Mainstream Brings Home Nine Awards

The Mainstream competed against ten other colleges from around the state in the 2013 Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s Newspaper Contest. The number of awards won was a school record, more than any other year in The Mainstream’s history. Full Story


A Tip Of The Hat To Schultz

Professor Suzanne Schultz arrived wearing two hats and carrying homemade cookies at her retirement reception on Friday, May 24 in Jackson 18. The day was declared Hat Day to honor her 15 years of teaching service. Full Story


Eco-Friendly Hydration Now On Campus

Students who are looking to quench their thirst, easily fill up their water bottle, or do their part in being eco-friendly should look no further. Two new water bottle refill stations have been installed on campus. The new fountains arrived earlier this month and are located in the library and in the PE complex. These fountains allow students to save money and reduce waste. Full Story


ESB Making Students Successful

Twenty-two students are tutoring in math, writing, chemistry, physics, biology and history at the Success Center located in the Educational Skills Building. This advantage, made available through student fees, brings equal opportunity to all students looking for academic assistance. Full Story


Students Share Memories Of College Experience

Students are like wild turtles born on the sand. Thousands make the walk to the ocean, but only a small percentage touch the sea. This year’s graduates will leave behind both struggles and fond memories taking what they have learned and applying it to their future. Full Story


Graduation Is Bittersweet Occasion For Faculty And Staff

As graduation approaches, students are not the only ones saddened by the thought of losing UCC connections. For many faculty and staff members, it is also a time of mixed feelings. Full Story


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Student finds silver lining in design

For Visual Communications student Jesse Proctor, the road to graduation started with an unfortunate lay-off. Proctor was left without a job in 2009, but through the Trade Act funds he was given the opportunity to attend college for the first time. Full Story


Summer Shakespeare class attends festival

During the first Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the city of Ashland was so worried about losing money on the theatre that they decided to hold a boxing match before the plays to help cover the costs. Full Story


Final Installment Of Iron Man Is Fe-Nominal

Tony Stark is back for the final installment of the Iron Man trilogy, and he is looking for revenge. The movie is action packed and has quite a few comedic moments. Anyone who likes the Iron Man movies or Robert Downey Jr. is sure to enjoy this movie. Full Story


Summer Wardrobes That Do Not Break The Bank

Summer means it is time to break out the shorts and tank tops, right? That may be true for the average teenager, but mature college women can pull off more fashionable outfits with the same effort and price of a simple tank and shorts. Whether it be scouring second hand stores or creating the next hot outfit, summer styles can be had for minimal cost. Full Story


Health Tips: Sip Down A Summer Smoothie

Starting the day off right with a balanced breakfast can help control eating habits throughout the rest of the day. According to Amery Medical Center, starting the day off with substantial foods, such as grains and fruits can provide long lasting energy. Full Story


Political Focus: Student Interest Rates Rising

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on May 23, doubling student loan interest rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Full Story


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UCC Sports

Player Profile: Zach Ginter

Zach Ginter, a 6'7" basketball player, has played for the UCC men’s basketball program for the past two seasons. Full Story


Player Profile: Jared Knox

Jared Knox was born in Santa Cruz, California and attended high school in Medford, Oregon. While in high school, Knox played basketball and football. Full Story


Player Profile: Linsey Jones

Linsey Jones was born in Ojai, California and was raised in Dairy, Oregon. Jones attended Bonanza High School in Bonanza, Oregon where she participated in volleyball, basketball and track. Full Story


Player Profile: Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson was born into a military family in Charleston, South Carolina. Jackson was raised in many places before spending her first 3 years of high school in Yokosuka, Japan. Full Story


Player Profile: Hayley Reynolds

Hayley Reynolds was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in Yoncalla, Oregon. Reynolds graduated from Yoncalla High School in 2011 where she participated in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Full Story


Player Profile: Karlie Wilhelmi

Karlie Wilhelmi, a 6'4" basketball player, was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended Stellar Secondary School and participated in sports through West Anchorage High School in Anchorage Alaska. Full Story


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