Category Archives: Opinion

Guest Commentary: Why Facebook might be making you lonely

Samuel Alemayhu Lane business major We live in a world where social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have hit a pinnacle in popularity (accounting for over 845 million people), but…

Guest Commentary: ASLCC adviser responds to claims

 Barbara Delansky Dean of Student Affairs Iread with interest the article in The Torch last week regarding the perceived lack of transparency and lack of student control. I met with…

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Guest Column: Atomic bomb builders speak for peace

George Beres Guest Columnist Renewed tensions between Russia and the United States bring to mind wise counsel for peace offered in the 1970s by two University of Oregon figures of national…

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Making amends in Ferguson

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief The rioting aftermath and destruction of property in Ferguson is the focus of a commentary by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas titled “Restitution not Retribution” published by the Tribune…

Convention clarifies career suitability; whether 400 words or 140 characters, truth is still the cornerstone of journalism

Ella Jones Associate Editor On Feb. 26, members of The Torch editorial board attended the Associated Collegiate Press annual national convention at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood. Hundreds of journalism students…

Melanie Sill urges the audience to continue to
pursue journalism at her keynote speech “Choose
Journalism” at the Associate Collegiate Press
Convection in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 28.Photo: August Frank

Seeking a new home for truth

André Casey Design Editor On Feb. 26, members of The Torch editorial board attended the Associated Collegiate Press annual national convention at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood. Hundreds of journalism…

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Don’t waste taxpayer’s money; Outcome-based funding model flawed

Penny Scott Editor-in-Chief Outcome-based funding, which espouses a singular version of success, would negatively impact Oregon community colleges and their students. This funding basis has proved less than successful in…

Jack Ohman, editorial cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee, draws a cartoon for the audience during his speech “Drawing Fire: American Political Cartooning 

in the 21st Century” on Sunday, March 1, at the ACP convention.Photo: August Frank

Journalism faces huge challenges; A career worth fighting for

On Feb. 26, members of The Torch editorial board attended the Associated Collegiate Press annual national convention at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood. Hundreds of students from all over the country…

Brady Teufel from California Polytechnic State University shows off the school’s 

unmanned aerial vehicle in the “Don’t Call it a Drone: The ABCs of UAVs” 

session on Saturday, Feb. 28.Photo: August Frank

Journalism faces huge challenges; small space, unsure future

On Feb. 26, members of The Torch editorial board attended the Associated Collegiate Press annual national convention at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood. Hundreds of students from all over the country…

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout ; food for thought as cookie season rolls around

Ella Jones Associate Editor It’s that time of the year again. For those who haven’t already seen them, booths with Girl Scouts selling cookies are beginning to pop up outside…