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Commentary by Penny Scott Editor-in-ChiefWhen I see I've made an error, it is only right for me to correct it when possible. Even though the...
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College year ends in acrimony: More grist for the mill

Commentary by Penny Scott Editor-in-ChiefIt was a less than happy ending to the school year at Lane Community College when the closing remarks of some...

Getting straight at Lane; Separating fact from fiction

It may be hard to imagine a scene like the one almost 50 years ago outside the Center Building on main campus when fire...

What’s in a smile? Guilty or reasonable doubt

In light of the recent emergence of the fearful and even vitriolic dark side of Lane, brought to light by the program cuts drama,...

As The Torch burns; The end of an amazing season

This is the last edition of The Torch for the year and my last as editor-in-chief. It's been a challenging few terms characterized by...

Safeguarding or silencing; Administration’s intent questioned

Events surrounding the May 13 Board of Education meeting are being challenged as potentially violating the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United...

Kennedy not a party man; Kennedy appealed to the hero within...

This week, May 29, marks what would have been the 98th birthday of United States president John F. Kennedy. Standing head and shoulders above...

Conflict continues; Administration process called undemocratic

The programs selected for elimination at Lane will end, unless something unexpected happens. They are only part of the story, however; the way in...

Extreme makeover forging ahead; Navigation maps soon irrelevant

It's news to no one that Lane's Center Building is undergoing reconstruction. Who can miss the giant pieces of machinery, barricades, walkway labyrinths and...

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