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: The contents within this article are the opinion of the editor and staff. Overwhelmed, overworked and over it. The stress of working several jobs, attending college and juggling social responsibilities during a pandemic with inconsistent guidelines and a plethora of virus mutations is a vigorous hardship on students’Continue Reading

The World Health Organization’s predictions regarding the growth of depression and its negative impact on health were dire prior to the pandemic. Since the pandemic, numbers have been on the rise. In 2010, the World Health Organization said that by 2020, “depression will emerge as one of the leading causesContinue Reading

Like many other students, Gregory Koppel, a UCC welding student, has experienced an increase in anxiety during his first year of college that has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemi­c. Koppel is a U.S. Navy veteran who decided to take on the challenge of college right after leaving the military.Continue Reading

Mental health issues are on the rise for college students. Boston University in a study led by Sarah Ketchen Lipson found, “Half of students in fall 2020 screened positive for depression and/or anxiety.”  A total of 83% of all students participating in the study also said their school work was negatively impactedContinue 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

During the pandemic more than physical health has been at stake; mental health has been challenged.  There is a need for healthy coping strategies to deal with the myriad of problems students and staff face that cause anxiety and depression.  This list is based on a collection of evidence-based studiesContinue Reading

Volunteering is touted as one of the best ways for college students to build professional skills and try leadership opportunities which are important for university and scholarship applications.  Thoughtful essays, top grades, and glowing letters of recommendation often won’t even be considered if students don’t have a history of communityContinue Reading

The coming of fall brings the thought of holiday seasons, favorite sports teams playing once again, or just nice, cool weather. Mid-October is considered the height of the fall foliage season, and deciduous species like ashes, aspens, elms, maples, sweetgums, dogwoods, cottonwoods, birches, ginkgoes and more are changing color nowContinue Reading

The Mainstream staff reflect on the Wildfire Recovery Series From the Editor’s desk Neals Hill, Frog, Green Ridge, Indian Creek, P-515, Lionshead, Beachie Creek, White River, Laurel, Holiday Farm, Brattain. Two Four Two, Echo Mountain Comples, Slater, Chehalem Mountai— Bald Peak, Riverside, Thielsen, Almeda Drive, South Obenchain, Archie Creek, LeslieContinue Reading