Zoom cameras, on or off? Zoom has created a new environment for teachers and students who are still navigating the online classroom. Some students have found through virtual learning that they would prefer to keep their cameras off, whereas many instructors believe that this negatively impacts the learning experience. CamerasContinue Reading

All ASUCC student government positions are open for the upcoming spring term election . Applications for senator and leadership seats must be submitted by May 6, 2022. ASUCC develops, organizes and executes the events, activities and outreach available on-campus. Student government is aimed at improving the quality of life for students and is a frontline accessContinue Reading

Chronic pain, daily pain that lasts over three months, is a reality for many Americans. According to the CDC, “Chronic pain is the most common reason adults seek medical care and is associated with decreased quality of life, opioid dependence, and poor mental health.” A 2019 National Health Institute SurveyContinue Reading

While UCC often provides basic resources for students in need such as school supplies, hygiene items and food boxes, many students’ necessities and desires go unfulfilled. Luckily retailers recognize the struggles of most college students and have developed discounts giving students a well-deserved financial break. Many companies, both locally and nationally, offer discounts, special rates and promotions designed specifically forContinue Reading

UCC is hiring two new vice presidents; one for academic services and one for student services. The college’s current president, Rachel Pokrandt, is choosing to return to the traditional VP administration structure instead of the previous provost structure that combined these two positions under president Debra Thatcher. A hiring committeeContinue Reading

Free pizza at a college has been a tried and true method of gathering students in one location on campus, but students who answered the invitation to question candidates for UCC’s next vice president of student services were more interested in being heard than eating. The search for VPSS particularlyContinue Reading

Two changes are coming to UCC: An updated Student Center and a new Welcome Center. These changes will provide a single hub for student services and a resource for student engagement. Staff looks to focus on improving the role of the Student Center, which serves as a place for manyContinue Reading

Often quiet with a small smile at the ready, AAOT student Tayla Griffin regularly attends her Zoom classes with the camera on, eyes focused on the instructor, her own office in the background. Math professor Mary Stinnett praises Griffin as a model remote student. “Tayla ensures her camera is on,Continue Reading

Although UCC campus clubs are an important part of some student’s college experiences, many clubs have fizzled out due to the pandemic. Since UCC has reopened its campus to students, clubs are slowly starting to reactivate. Currently, 15 clubs, both active and inactive, are on the club roster. While manyContinue Reading

First-time renters are competing currently with previous homeowners, due to extremes within this housing market, to get a rental agreement approved. Preparing ahead of time will greatly increase the chances of getting approved. “Preparing documents beforehand will greatly reduce the stress involved in the rental application process,” Michelle Dellit says.Continue Reading