Kaya Maliglig
Casey Conemac / The Mainstream

Kaya Maliglig

As the term comes to an end, I am prepared to graduate and ready to leave UCC. But before I do, I would like to say thank you to all those who supported and helped me during my time here these last two years.

Thank you to The Mainstream who gave me a home away from home and a family apart from my immediate family. The time I’ve spent here has been extremely valuable to me, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of a group of talented and ambitious students.

Last spring when Melinda asked me if I would be interested in joining The Mainstream, I didn’t know what to expect, but I am glad I said yes. Had I not, I don’t know who I would be right now.

I’ve grown in many ways from the experience that I have gained from this wonderful student newspaper. One of which is that even if you have no experience doing something, just try it, because you can’t learn everything from just being in a classroom.

You have to get out and apply what you know and can do. You’ll learn the rest as you go.

Another thing I’ve learned is that we all are responsible for seeking and telling the truth. Don’t always accept what you are given. Along with these two lessons, I’ve learned how to work in a team and contribute my part to that team.

So, again, thank you Mainstream. Thank you to Melinda and Alicia for your guidance and support throughout this last year.

I will always hold onto the memories and lessons that The Mainstream has given me.


Christina Morrow
Casey Conemac / The Mainstream

Christina Morrow

Kaya Maliglig is planning on attending OSU and majoring in biology and minoring in film studies.

Working for The Mainstream has been the best decision of my life. I have learned so much about myself and how to put my skills to use to create a physical manifestation of everyone’s hard work.

The Mainstream is like a second family and I will miss it dearly.

“Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.”


Christina Morrow was the Outstanding Student in Journalism: Graphic Design for the 2016-17 school year.

Christina will be doing freelance art, design and illustration after graduation.



Trick Schneider
Casey Conemac / The Mainstream

Trick Schneider

Attending UCC changed my life. I began attending UCC as someone who was looking for a new direction. Looking for a true purpose in life.

Over the time I have been here, I had several professors and employees whose work here at UCC enriched my life. Many of the courses I have taken and the guidance I received helped me self-actualize.

To all my professors, the administrators and staff who helped me, I cannot thank you enough. I will go on to make you proud. I will apply the education and training you gave me to better our community and give back to society.


Trick has been hired as program director for KQUA and will be developing programs for broadcast.


Editor’s Note:

We offer our congratulations to those moving on from The Mainstream staff to their graduation, and we look forward to seeing their accomplishments in the future. It has been a privilege working with these talented individuals throughout the months. May this ending only be the beginning of their continued journey.