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The Mainstream incorrectly published the title of new employee Kelly Rigsby. He is the chief of security, not the director of facilities. Jess Miller is UCC's director of facilities.

The Mainstream Staff

Managing Editor
Alicia Graves
Design Editor
Ginger Johnson
Web Editor
Casey Conemac
Senior Reporter
Vaughn Kness
Theresa Barry
Jamie Glenn
Jacob Lebel
Katie Loomas
Kayla Towers
Jessica Hundley
Office Administrator
Danielle Hart
RJ Harris

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The Mainstream is a designated student forum written to promote the activities, events, and interests of UCC. Its primary focus is on hard news relating to campus events or personnel, especially as students are affected, but features, art work and poetry may be accepted. Any opinions or art presented in The Mainstream do not represent the viewpoint of this newspaper or UCC.

Campus News

Umpqua escapes Panthers

A win’s a win; just ask the Northwest Athletic Conference’s No. 1 ranked Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team. UCC overcame 27 turnovers to defeat the visiting Portland Community College Cougars Saturday, 79-76.

“We are really fortunate to come out of this one with a win,” head coach Dave Stricklin said. “So much of our schedule comes down to how you match-up with different teams. Whether those teams are smaller or more aggressive, we have been able to beat teams regardless of how we match-up.”

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Storm clouds Riverhawk men’s overtime finish

UCC men’s basketball team suffered a Valentine’s Day heartbreaker, losing 105-97, at Chemeketa Community College. The Storm entered the contest as the No. 4 ranked team in the Northwest Athletic Conference and league leader in the southern region.

A victory for the Riverhawks (14-10 overall, 5-5 league) would have moved them into a third place tie with Lane and within one game of the second place team, Clackamas.

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The Twelfth Night, or what you will, or whatever

The theatre arts department put on it’s own version of the classic Shakespeare tale of “The Twelfth Night”. It was not the typical, classical play that comes to mind when most people think of Shakespeare.

Director Stephanie Newman made her own version of The Twelfth Night. Instead of setting the play in the traditional Victorian times, it was featured in a Steampunk genre. All of the clothes and the scenes as well as the language were bright, colorful and pleasantly different.

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Free money available for college but students must act quickly

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are now available to Umpqua Community College students in the form of scholarships available through UCC’s Foundation. However, the deadline is quickly approaching. Foundation scholarships are due by 11:58 p.m., March 9.

Scholarships are, in essence, “free money” awarded to students based on conditions. Some scholarships are given to those who can show financial need; others are rewarded based on merit and good academic standing.

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SaVE Act targets sexual abuse

When the Center for Disease Control finds that 20 percent of women on college campuses report being raped, America obviously has a serious problem. And the problem is prevalent throughout college. Recent media accounts report athletes, coaches, scholars, donors, teachers, students and even online instructors commited acts of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

 These issues prove that America has an ever-growing need for stronger, clearer punishment policies, education and counseling.

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What exactly are you smoking?

The legalization of recreational use of marijuana may cause problems for the community as marijuana dispensaries start to sell products beyond just for medical use.

In states where marijuana is legal, the media is reporting that dispensaries have been selling products that are harmful to un-informed users’ health. Part of the problem is dosing.

Most buyers understand that different breeds of cannabis do yield different strengths; however, some buyers are unaware of the dangers of new, stronger dosages.

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Snyder’s mission touches community, UCC

When it comes to accomplishments, Ethan Snyder’s resume boasts a long list of achievements. As the interim director of learning skills, he is much more than the friendly, helpful personality that he so freely offers.

Born and raised in Roseburg, Snyder has not only been involved with this community, but he has also touched the lives of people around the globe in his many travels. After graduating from Roseburg High School in 2010, he went on to attend UCC, where he was elected student body president. “I like to be involved. I like to stay busy,” Snyder said.

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