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We’ve all been told at one time or another that we should drink more water. Maybe your doctor mentioned it during an appointment, an athletic coach said something at practice, or a health teacher covered the benefits of water and body function in class.   It could be something as simpleContinue Reading

mason jar salad

The arrival of spring brings with it the perfect weather for planting. Regardless of where you live – in a house or an apartment – your options aren’t limited to just flowers. Even the most space challenged can grow a salad garden. All you need is a large container, orContinue Reading

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As a student, you spend a lot of time indoors. Many days you never see sunlight, especially prior to mid-terms and finals. Periods of time like this can leave you in a low mood and just a little on the cranky side. It would be easy to blame the workContinue Reading

shepheard pie

A couple of years ago, we took a coastal road trip down Highway 1 and ended up at Monterey Bay, California, where I re-discovered Shepherd Pie at a local British pub.  I had it once when I was young, but Shepherd Pie was not something I had on a regularContinue Reading

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Stress is something that everybody deals with whether the situation is good or bad. Studying throughout the term, work and other household obligations makes for one very stressed person. How we deal with that stress is important. The fun way to deal with stress is to color. There are numerousContinue Reading

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UCC’s ski/snowboard class was canceled in previous years due to lack of snow, but with record snowfall nearly in our backyard, now might be the time to dust off your boards or skis and smash some gnarly powder. Willamette Pass offers different packages including group packages. Students interested in startingContinue Reading

wings

Getting ready for football with Ramen fried chicken wings Chicken wings and football have become synonymous. And so will chicken wings and ramen after your taste buds experience this simple twist on the fried delicacy. With the football season coming to an end and parties being planned, this sure fireContinue Reading

potato skins

Fall is here. The days are shorter, and it seems like there is never enough time in our busy day. I find myself enjoying the convenience of a fast food drive through, but I still miss the feeling and taste of a home cooked meal. So, I thought why notContinue Reading

trauma

Mainstream Staff Share Experiences On Traumatic Media Coverage The public’s perception is that reporters are unfazed by the words they write. Truthfully, nothing is as hard as giving bad news, as journalists almost universally agree. The UCC tragedy was one such event where information needed to be readily available forContinue Reading

State Funds Now Available For Students, Staff Funds for “unanticipated medical and counseling expenses” related to the Oct. 1 incident at Umpqua Community College are available now for students and staff or “any person on the Umpqua Community College campus at the time of the shooting who has suffered physicalContinue Reading

cognitive

Feelings of anxiety after trauma are normal. In fact, they’re so normal that the director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center says,“It’s common, and occasionally even helpful, for you to react to life’s stresses, challenges and dangers with anxiety.” Students who’ve dealt with trauma are especially vulnerable. During trauma,Continue Reading