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Spring registration dates
Registration is opening soon for spring term. Students can begin registering based on their overall earned credit hours (credits earned after a course is graded). Read More
UCC Foundation scholarships open
The UCC Foundation is now accepting applications for both Foundation scholarships and outside scholarships. The process will close March 14. Read More
Pickleball Course to be offered spring term
Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines badminton, tennis and table tennis. The game is played with a hard paddle and a smaller version of a wiffle ball. Cheryl Yoder will be teaching the courses MWF 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm.


The Mainstream Staff

Managing Editor
Alicia Graves
Design Editor
Ginger Johnson
Web Editor
Casey Conemac
Senior Reporter
Vaughn Kness
Theresa Barry
Jamie Glenn
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Katie Loomas
Kayla Towers
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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

Mainstream Editor Hannah Hawkins reflects

My time at UCC has come to an end. I am in the Army National Guard and will be going to Ft. Sill, OK in April for Basic Training. I have enjoyed many experiences at Umpqua Community College, however, nothing can compare to working on The Mainstream. Full Story


Campus infused with Northwest art culture

Campus has a bit more Northwest flavor as 37 new pieces of art by 24 artists have been added to UCC’s permanent art collection for display in public locations throughout the college. Full Story


Five new clubs connect students

Student success is an equation with many factors: studying, networking and participation, to name a few. To help students access some of those benefits, UCC now offers five new official student clubs: drama, nursing, science and technology, veterans and environmental. Full Story


Celebrating half a century of UCC

To some people, the age of 50 means enrolling in AARP or a discount at Mainstay Suites, but for the people of UCC, 50 means half a century of accomplishment. This year, the college is celebrating fifty years of success with students, employees and the community. Full Story


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Ukraine transfer to UCC may be affected by Conflict

The Ukrainian controversy may be 6,000 miles away, but the effects are being felt on the UCC campus. A member of a previous year’s delegation will be potentially coming as an instructor next year. Full Story


Runnin’ for a reason

In the Color Me Rad 5k walk/run participants will be able to navigate their way along the course while trying to see how color blasted they can get. As participants walk or run through the course volunteers will throw brightly colored cornstarch on the passing runners. Full Story


Time to get down, dirty, and dash

Eugene’s Dirty Dash run is a bit more hard core. This mud run is an obstacle course in bootcamp style. Contestants “trudge up mountains of sludge, overcome uncompromising obstacles, wallow in pits of mud” and have fun. Full Story


Play brings audience together over border divisions

Immigration—one of the most powerful, emotional and divisive issues of our time—was the controversial subject of the bilingual play Cuentame Coyote, performed by the Milagro Theatre Group on campus Feb. 25. Full Story


Bringing awareness to cleaning and maintaining local skate parks

While the Roseburg Skate Park is tucked away behind Fred Meyer’s grocery store, it is front and center in the minds of five students who cleaned up the park as part of their coursework for their Small Group Discussion class this term. Full Story


Donuts, bagels, and more, Oh My!

The Donut and Bagel Factory, which opened January 6, serves up not only traditional doughnuts, but some real unique doughnuts as well. Some of these specialty doughnuts are banana coconut, birthday cake, strawberry cheesecake, and many more. Full Story


Take a plunge for Douglas CARES, March 15

Freezing water, Dutch Bros Coffee and people in goofy costumes, if that sounds like fun then be a part of this year’s Penguin Plunge. Douglas C.A.R.E.S, a private non- profit organization that is dedicated to treating children who have been physically or sexually abused and neglected. Full Story


Crisis in Ukraine explained

The situation in Ukraine is currently very fluid and volatile. Nothing is simple regarding the country’s current political situation, but to gain a basic understanding of what is going on, here are some things to know. Full Story


Student Leadership conference fights back against big money in politics

Activism echoed through Portland State University as nearly 500 student leaders attended a conference at the end of February that addressed some of the greatest political issues facing the country. Full Story


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UCC Sports

Riverhawk battle ends in runner up finish

A heartbreaking end to an otherwise successful season for the Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team came Tuesday evening, March 4 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington. Full Story


NWAACC Game 3: vs Blue Mountain

Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team continued their championship quest behind dominating performances from the inside/outside tandem of sophomores Asia Smith and Kyndal Charleston. Full Story


NWAACC Game 2: vs Walla Walla

It was a tale of two halves at the Toyota Center Sunday afternoon. For twenty minutes the No. 8 Walla Walla Warriors gave the No. 3 Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team all they could handle. Full Story


NWAACC Game 1: vs Centralia

Looking to bring home their first championship since 2000, the Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team left little doubt about their readiness following a 38 point blow-out of the Centralia Trailblazers in a final 88-50 score. Full Story


Storm escapes hawk nest

In a rollercoaster match-up against the Chemeketa Storm (12-12 8-4 South) the UCC men’s basketball team gave them all they could handle. Full Story


Sophomore Sendoff

In the final home game for Umpqua Community College men’s basketball team, a trio of sophomores made the most of it. Guards Torrmall Thomas and Chris Mock sparked a 25-6 first-half run, combining for 17 points. Point guard Mishima Gray picked up the slack in the second-half, scoring 16 of his game high 19 points, en route to a 65-55 Riverhawk victory. Full Story


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