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Alicia Graves
Design Editor
Ginger Johnson
Web Editor
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Senior Reporter
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Theresa Barry
Jamie Glenn
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Danielle Hart
RJ Harris

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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

Riverhawk women wipe glass with Saints

If the first half of league play is any indication of what’s to come, the UCC women’s basketball team just might be in pretty good shape heading into the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament.

The Riverhawks (19-2 overall, 6-0 league) destroyed the Saints on the glass, with a 61-35 rebounding advantage, that led to a 65-49 defeat of the Mt. Hood Saints (4-17, 0-6).

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Cougars falter, men win game-ending thriller

"Tonight was the best win I've been a part of since coaching at UCC." - Daniel Leeworthy

Titus Rice’s go-ahead lay-in with 51 seconds on the clock gave the UCC men’s basketball team a crucial home victory 76-75 over the visiting Clackamas Cougars Saturday.

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Putting a “spin” on sexual superstitions

As a special Valentine’s Day precursor activity, ASUCC is giving students a chance to educate themselves on the subject of sexual health. The activity will take place Friday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center.

Students can spin a wheel marked with categories pertaining to sexual health. ASUCC officers will then ask the contestants a true/false question from the specific category they land on. If the student answers the question correctly, the prize will be a “condom rose” which includes two free condoms. Students can drop by to spin the wheel any time during the two hour session.

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Self-starter classes

Online classes are a useful tool for many college students; however, for some they can be a very daunting venture. Many of UCC’s classes are offered completely online or with online supplementation, straying from the traditional face to face format of the classroom.

The burden of time management is something to which most college students can relate, and the flexibility of online classes can be a huge deciding factor when it comes to enrolling. “It means [a student] must be a self-starter,” Ginger Johnson, a Visual Communications student, said regarding the flexible time schedule of her online math class. Due dates must be met without in-class reminders from instructors, requiring students to remember for themselves.

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Engineering Expo creates tomorrow’s tech experts

Every year an exhibit is held in the Danny Lang Center. The attendance for this year’s expo increased by almost one hundred people. The purpose of this expo was to help find careers. Booths had information pertaining to starting a new career. Representatives from colleges like Oregon Tech Oregon State and Air Force attended.

“This has been an annual event at UCC for the last eight years. It is a wonderful event that provides an opportunity for students to learn about programs at UCC.” Clay Baumgartner UCC Chair, Engineering and CIS Department, said, “This year we had the highest attendance yet, estimated at 300 people.”

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Romance movies
for a romantic evening

Valentine’s Day, the holiday of sappy love and emotional enrichment, may begin with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, romantic dinners, and whatever sensual activities follow, but ends with another favorite tradition: Hollywood entertainment.

The highly anticipated “50 Shades of Gray” releases Feb 13, drawing a lot of attention to the theatre. For those wanting to spend more time personally in their living room, better options come from Netflix or DVD. Here are six selections to make this Valentine’s Day a special one.

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Book encourages turning talents to passion

For high school and college students, the question, “What do you want to do?” looms large, often inciting feelings of anxiety and confusion.

While many have no defined career pathway, one thing is clear: millennials want to enjoy their work. 

Hugo Chavez, 20, a student in pursuit of his AAOT, said that enjoying his work was his top work priority, along with having “a good salary” and “feeling accomplished.”

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Love stories and statistics: Students still believe in love

While some people consider Valentine’s Day a master marketing strategy designed by the corporate machine, love does still exist on campus. Students Greg Vincent and Jonathan Munion are excited about their upcoming wedding.

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Keeping it local:New Roseburg businesses provide expanded community options

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, dinner and a movie may seem like the perfect date night.  A restaurant that strives to serve locally sourced, fresh ingredients may be just the ticket.

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