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Registration for winter term has begun.
Students can resister in their Self Service Banner accounts or in the Welcome Center.

New course offered Winter Term
Interested in learning more about women’s and gender studies? WS 101, Women’s and Gender Studies, is a new course offered winter term that will be team taught by instructors from various disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, communications, art, literature, and more. This four credit course will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:20 p.m. WR 115 or higher is an enforced prerequisite. This course meets requirements for cultural literacy as a humanities or social science credit. For more information, contact Helen Laurence at Helen.Laurence@umpqua.edu.


Future classified ads to run in The Mainstream
Beginning Fall Term 2015 The Mainstream student newspaper will offer a Classified Advertisement Section. Students and faculty will be able to email uccmainstream@yahoo.com to advertise goods for sale, wanting to buy, job listings and places for rent. Ads should be submitted to uccmainstream@yahoo.com 140 characters or less. Subject line should read “Classified Ad.” Classified ads accepted free of charge for the first fall issue, space willing. Limited to space available. All Ads must be respectful and honorable in nature. The Mainstream reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.


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

Handling student stress
with food

Stress is often misinterpreted as being “all in your head”; the truth is that it’s more than a mental game.
“Mentally we say, ‘Oh, I’m feeling stressed.’ But it is very much linked to the physical,” Georgann Willis UCC psychology professor, says.
“When you start to feel stressed, your body goes into this mode where it thinks it’s being attacked, and that’s going to release norepinephrine.” This in turn, will cause fast-shallow breathing, elevated blood pressure and increased heart rate.

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Fresh start, fine stats for new 2014-15 pre-season: ’Hawks 4-0

UCC men’s basketball team brings a new attitude to the 2014-15 season.
Averaging over 94 points per game, the Riverhawks boast a potentially impressive offensive team. Umpqua (4-0) is off to a fine start for the season, remaining undefeated after playing three games at home and one away

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Riverhawks look to contend for NWAC title

The Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team enters the 2014-15 season with unfinished business. The Riverhawks heartbreaking 86-74 loss to Columbia Basin in last year’s NWAC championship game culminated into a second place finish for Umpqua, and resulted in the team’s best season in 14 years.
With a core group of sophomores returning, and a talented freshman class ready to contribute, a repeat of last season’s success isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
“We really set a goal after last season to make it back to the NWAC championships, and get back to that game,” sophomore Marcel Ortiz said. “Everything we have done from last spring through summer, and up until now, was all with that goal in mind.”

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Creating Christmas miracles

Getting into the spirit of giving can be difficult for students who are strapped both for cash and time. But before you get your Grinch on, you might want to consider that a study published by Health Psychology has shown that volunteers who give their time for unselfish reasons live longer than those who don’t volunteer. Volunteering will also reduce some of that stress we’re often too familiar with, according to Jeanie Lerche Davis of WebMD Health News.
In the spirit of the season, we’ve compiled a list of opportunities for giving, many of which involve giving time rather than money. Our list includes both local and national organizations.

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Food for free

Go with a friend, volunteer some time,
save money, meet new people,
make a memory

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How to get the best Christmas deals around during this holiday season

Two things are on students’ minds right now: finals, and Christmas presents.
Many websites offer deals, but how do you find those stocking stuffer savings?
Websites like Groupon, SkyMall, dealnews, bensbargains, slickdeals and gottadeal publish the latest greatest deals. These organizations track anywhere form 2,000 to 6,000 retailers for you then publish the best sales, coupons, rebates and store rewards. Anything from electronics to vacations, from health and beauty to home and garden can be found at seriously discounted prices.

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Meals to please a crowd as well as your wallet

The holidays are coming upon us very quickly and I know that at my family’s house, the anticipation for mouthwatering meals is palpable. For my family and most other families, around this time food seems to be the star of the show.
Turkey, ham, potatoes, pies, you name it. The whole nine yards will be presented as we all sit around the table. However, at the end of the meal you may be thinking about the pounds you have just piled on as your wallet gets thinner.
You really don’t have to be guilty after a big holiday meal. There are ways to avoid those few extra pounds gained over the holiday without breaking the bank. My mother passes along easy tips on saving with a couple wallet friendly recipes.

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