UCC students are now juggling multiple course delivery methods including face-to-face, hybrid and online. Education has become similar to a tech training program with students learning how to navigate live Zoom lectures, recorded Zoom lectures, Panopto interactivity, recorded tutorials, recorded lessons, online discussion boards and the Canvas learning management system.Continue Reading

For many students, funding for college is the difference between following a career path that aligns with their passions or just getting a job.   College students have the unique struggle of trying to prioritize school while being continually pressured to prioritize everything else. The Revealing Institutional Strengths and Challenges groupContinue 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: 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

While pandemic stress and fatigue have put more stress on college students than ever before, neurodivergent students like Jane, a pre-med major at UCC, especially have had their own unique set of challenges. A neurotypical person navigating the pandemic is now experiencing struggles similar to the level of upheaval aContinue 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