Outstanding Student Award recipient and engineering transfer student, Hector Cardenas, does not relish the spotlight. When he was nominated for an outstanding student achievement award, some aggressive cajoling was involved to convince this remote student to drive from his present home in Portland to attend the 2022 student achievement ceremony atContinue Reading

Building rapport with professors may sound challenging to some students or inconsequential to others, but this communication is considered a tool for student achievement.  “By forming a bond with a professor, students are more likely to access the informative, helpful guidance most teachers are willing to offer,” reports an article byContinue Reading

The Associated Students of Umpqua Community College leadership team is currently holding elections for officer positions. ASUCC plans and executes weekly events on campus, confers with planning committees and actively influences the campus learning environment. Known as student government, this collective of students is responsible for the myriad of activitiesContinue Reading

Mind over matter may be seen as a mantra for achievement, but most successful people suggest taking a break and re-evaluating how sustained herculean effort affects health. One UCC student shared his story about finding balance through school. Kodi Fisher, a second-year UCC student, spent five years of  his youngContinue Reading

You may pay less in Oregon state taxes this year, perhaps a lot less, thanks to legislation passed in 1980 called “the kicker.” The kicker is a tax refund that automatically “kicks in” whenever state revenue during Oregon’s two-year budget cycle exceeds the amount of taxes the state expected toContinue Reading

As a wrap up to our series on mental health, The Mainstream asked UCC students to share what they do to help relieve the stress and anxiety that comes from attending college during a pandemic. Within a few hours of putting out a request for information, many students sent usContinue Reading

Editor’s note: We kept student interviews anonymous because of the stigma associated with mental health. Students were all interviewed in January 2022. It starts in the belly, the knot of tension that makes every other part of the body keyed up and ready to run from a tiger; but thereContinue Reading