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ASUCC leaders needed
The ASUCC Student Leadership Team is looking for candidates to run for office. The deadline to submit an application is 2 p.m. April 25. More information can be found by visiting ASUCC’s election website. Read More
OMTF auditions
The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival will hold open auditions for the 2014 summer season on April 17 and 23-24. No previous acting or singing experience is necessary. Auditioners are asked to prepare a song of their choice and bring sheet music. A piano accompanist will be provided. Read More
Career After College Fair
April 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center, to learn about what qualifications stand out to employers. Network with businesses and learn about opportunities.  Discover the skills and talents needed to be successful. Read More
Veterans Center Open House
On April 17 Student Veterans Center Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Student Veterans Center (ESB). Ribbon cutting and Color Guard dedication at 11:30 a.m. Read More
Concert to benefit veterans
April 19, See Michael Peterson in Concert at 6:30 p.m. in Jacoby Auditorium. UCC student tickets are $10 in advance; at door $20. Read More


The Mainstream Staff

Managing Editor
Alicia Graves
Design Editor
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Web Editor
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Theresa Barry
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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

Helping every student to graduate

A team of UCC staff members are looking to break down the barriers that stand in the way of the dream of graduating by implementing new ideas and using data collected from those changes to improve the college and help more students graduate. Full Story


Students and faculty reflect on memories of John Vannice

UCC instructor John Vannice passed away after a short battle with cancer March 6, 2014. Vannice retired in spring 2004 after teaching a variety of courses on campus for many years. His retirement was short lived, as he returned fall 2004 to teach online sociology and psychology courses. Full Story


UCC budget overcomes deficit

Running an institute of higher learning isn’t an easy thing, but it is especially difficult when enrollment is down, costs are skyrocketing and funding is scarce. For the last several years UCC has been dealing with not only a difficult economy but a stifling deficit as well. Full Story


Casino night fundraiser proceeds to benefit UCC athletics

A little bit of Vegas style gambling rolls into the Danny Lang Event Center 5 p.m. April 26, in support of the Umpqua Community College’s athletic programs. The event will consist of dinner, a silent auction and casino gambling. A variety of items such as a wine and oak table along with a Sun River House and Golf package will be auctioned. Full Story


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Prof. Nick Tratz visits Cali, Columbia

While most students were doing their best to decompress and taking a much-needed break from studies, Spanish instructor Nick Tratz was in the South American country of Colombia to give a series of lectures at the University of Cali. Full Story


Cosmos returns after 34 years

Cosmos, a new television series currently airing on FOX, may seem familiar to those who were around in the 1980s when PBS aired a television show created by Carl Sagan titled ‘Cosmos: A Personal Journey.’ Now, 34 years later, Cosmos has been revived with its sequel now airing on national television. Full Story


Local cinema options to expand

Good films inspire audiences and showcase the creative potential of the human mind, playing a prominent role within every community. But what happens to that inspiration when available cinematic experiences are limited? Full Story


Library staff hosts annual poetry contest

In honor of National Poetry Month, the UCC library is hosting an April Poetry Contest. The focus of the contest is to celebrate poetry by engaging students in a successful and fun element of literature. The contest will run from April 7 to April 25. Full Story


Facebook Conspiracies Revealed

You know that complacency we all feel about our private information on Facebook? You know that “I don’t have anything to hide” feeling we tend to get before sharing some innocuous information? Or, how about those “conspiracy theory” posts we all ignore? Full Story

Alex Ivey

McCutcheon ruling continues to break democracy

Buckley v. Valeo decided that money equals speech. First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti established corporate personhood. Citizens United v. FEC gave entities known as Super PACs the ability to unlimitedly raise and spend on political campaigns. Now, another Supreme Court ruling washes away even more of the United States’ already tattered campaign finance laws. Special interests couldn’t be happier. Full Story


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UCC Sports

Baseball proposal is out

It has been more than 25 years since Umpqua Community College fielded a baseball team.  Next year’s projected budgetary shortfall is going to make the wait for America’s favorite pastime a little bit longer. Full Story


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