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Graduates from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and other divisions at Lane Community College file into the Exhibit Hall at Lane Events Center for the beginning of the 2015 graduation ceremony

Graduates look to the future

[more photos below]    Recent graduates graced the stage at the Lane Events Center Saturday, June 13, during LCC’s annual commencement ceremony. The Torch asked graduates the following question backstage:…

Second year Auto Collision and Refinishing student Tristina Nyberg applies body filler to the side door of a Subaru WRX.Photo: Justin Cox

Cuts hurt; Students and faculty from eliminated programs speak up

“They at least owe the students an apology,” first year auto collision student Matthew Solomon said about the impending closure of his program. “Why let students enroll if they knew…

André Casey reviews newspaper content in The Torch office.Photo: August Frank

New Torch editor appointed; The Torch to have new look and approach

The Lane Media Commission appointed The Torch editor-in-chief for 2015-16 on June 2. André Casey will take the helm on June 16 and will work through the summer. “I plan…

Chef Mikey Lawrence (above) of Belly Restaurant on Broadway in Eugene dishes in the first of two heats of the Iron Chef Eugene competition held in the Center for Meeting and Learning on Lane’s main campus. Lawrence and teammate Brendan Mahaney were named the winners of heat one by a panel of three judges which included Lane Community College President Mary Spilde, competed against chefs Taro Kobayashi (below) and Patrick Reyes of Mame restaurant in Eugene.
Heat two of the Iron Chef Eugene competition, which will feature chefs from Party Downtown and WildCraft Cider Works, will be held on June 16. The winners of both heats will compete in a final event on July 6. Tickets to attend either event, held at the Center for Meeting and Learning, cost $75 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1573200. Tickets include a four-course meal prepared by Lane’s culinary program.Photo: Justin Cox

Chefs compete in first heat

Chef Mikey Lawrence (above) of Belly Restaurant on Broadway in Eugene dishes in the first of two heats of the Iron Chef Eugene competition held in the Center for Meeting…

Multipurpose police tape used by Public Safety covers a broken window of Building 16.Photo: André Casey

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 States. Applied Arts instructor Lee Imonen…

Second year Auto Collision and Refinishing student Patrick Halberg feather edges body filler on a Subaru WRX.Photo: Justin Cox

Council responds to program cuts; Lane’s decision-making process gone awry

“Is this an incredible cloak of silence between the administration and the faculty through all this?” asked Electronics Technology program faculty member Doug Weiss. “I remember there being a lot…

A screenshot of (from left to right) Tony McCown, Mary Spilde, Pat Albright and Matt Keating, at the moment the decision to cut the programs was made.Photo: August Frank

Boardroom moment

Video footage of the voting process by the Lane Board of Education that resulted in the program cuts.

Digital compostition by August Frank

Student government elections coming up; Applications available now

ASLCC elections are happening soon. The filing deadline for candidates is 6:00 p.m. on April 16. Credit students on main campus who have paid the student activity fee for Spring…

Outgoing senate ends busy year; Recollections and group hug featured

The 2014-2015 student senate met for the last time on Wednesday, May 27. In recognition, the agenda was rearranged so that outgoing senators and staff could each speak to the…

In addition to many other Lane students on campus, freshman economics major Nabiela Ismail uses her cell phone outside Bristow Square.Photo: August Frank

Are cell phones harmful?; Film supports legislation

The documentary “Mobilize” warns about cell phone radiation and supports legislation for labeling cell phones as potentially dangerous. The film, shown at Lane on Wednesday, May 27, was followed by…