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UCC supports veterans in the parade

Rain didn’t stop the crowds of people waving American flags who came out to support veterans in what organizers call “Oregon’s Greatest Veterans Day Parade” in downtown Roseburg, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Crowds gathered to watch an estimated 120 entrants which varied from veterans on floats and motorbikes to car clubs and the boy and girl scouts. The Roseburg High School Marching Ensemble, the Glendale Pirates and the Marshfield High School Marching Band from Coos Bay played patriotic tunes while cheerleaders danced.

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The Peanuts Gang delights kids all ages

Good Grief! Charles M. Schulz brought Peanuts to life through comic strips beginning in 1950. The strips featured the characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Pig Pen, and many others, all of which are still beloved today.

The Peanuts Movie, which was released on Nov. 6, 2015, follows Charlie Brown, a young boy who can’t fly a kite, play baseball or do anything else right in the eyes of himself or others. When a new girl moves to town, Charlie is smitten, and decides to make every attempt to make her see him for who he really is; a boy who can succeed and is worthy of her attention. He does not want her to see him as the failure that everyone thinks he is.

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Movie Review Spectre

Spectre is the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, the longest running series of film, spanning the past 53 years. Bond has shifted from the iconic likes of Sean Connery, to the not-so-glorious days of Pierce Brosnan. Daniel Craig’s turn as James Bond is just as spectacular as his three previous entries. If Craig is to be believed that this will be his last time portraying the timeless spy, then Spectre is a solid sendoff.

The sequel to 2012’s Skyfall, the Craig series of Bond movies continues their trend of creating a linear story as the previous Bond films never did. The weight of the previous films, including 2006’s Casino Royale and, to a lesser extent, 2008’s Quantum of Solace, is felt throughout Spectre’s franchise-long 148 minutes. There are several homages to the three previous films, as well as the typical but iconic lines seen throughout all the 24 films. “Bond. James Bond,” Craig says for the fourth time to the underutilized Monica Bellucci. The line has lost none of its potency despite being uttered countless times.

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Students enjoy Halloween fun on campus

Adjunct Speech Communication faculty Dustin Cosby is creating a series of portraits to be shown beginning Nov. 16 in Whipple Fine Arts. The finished project will be displayed over a three screen process in the gallery. The photographs will feature students, staff and faculty members wearing their I Am UCC and UCCStrong apparel in a setting of the subjects choosing. He is looking for volunteers to be photographed showing, or to offer anonymous statements about, where they are at in the grieving and healing process after Oct. 1.

In light of the recent tragedy on campus, various individuals and businesses have reached out, trying to do something to help those affected acknowledge and move forward in their healing process. Cosby is no exception.

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Indie Film It Follows Thrills Psychologically

The opening shot of “It Follows” creates a palpable sense of horror, even before the first line of dialogue is spoken. An unnamed girl scurries across her street. Silence ensues except for the girl’s own heavy breathing. The camera then follows the girl in a tracking shot that lasts until she escapes in her father’s car. It’s a cinematic shot, done masterfully by director David Robert Mitchell and cinematographer Mike Gioulakis, who together set the stage for a movie that uses many camera tricks to further the film’s suspense.

Usually, a film doesn’t completely capture the essence of what it is and what it will become during its opening scene. Viewers just get a slow introduction or the tease of an action to come. However, a bit of both strategies are taken with the opening shot of “It Follows.” For a film in the dying genre of horror, where every plot and cinematic furnishing has been employed to force fear into the viewer, “It Follows” manages to carve its own horror niche while still paying homage to the horror films before it.

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