Authors Posts by Marek Belka

Marek Belka

Marek Belka is the Editor-in-Chief of The Torch, the independent student newspaper of Lane Community College. A native of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Marek currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.



Bat-men return

The streaky Titans slugged their way into the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs with a dominant offensive showing in May. After winning five...

Taking the inside Lane

On a sweltering May day on their home track, the Lane Titans brought home their seventh consecutive NWAC South regional championship.

Remembering Alex Gradin

Alex Oyombe Gradin, a student at Lane Community College, was shot and killed in a parking lot behind Taylor’s Bar and Grill...

Hate crimes down in Eugene

According to Eugene’s annual Hate and Bias Report, hate crimes in Eugene have decreased 42% since last year. The...

ELECTION 2019: Meet the Candidates for Student Government and the SAFC

“Although I battled to reach this point of my life,” Nacoulma wrote in his campaign statement. “I am grateful and give credit to the people who have lifted my voice and have had my back when my words weren’t enough. Today, I am running to represent your voice.”

Letter from the (self-serving) editor

“What would you do if money wasn’t an obstacle?” That’s not a terrible question. Sure it’s a little patronizing,...


Part One: Regarding the Board of Education Some of you, as you read through this week's edition, may...

Come rain, sleet or snow

Even on a sunny late winter afternoon, Titan head baseball coach Josh Blunt is worried about the rain.

On border walls, shutdowns and mental health

Originally, this editorial was supposed to be about Donald Trump and the ongoing battle over the government shutdown and his long-promised border...