Category Archives: Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Lane’s accreditation in jeopardy

Given Lane Community College’s (LCC) 10 percent graduation rate for 2013-2014, I was not surprised by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ substantial findings reported by The Register Guard’s…

Guest Commentary: Mary Spilde, president of Lane Community College

To our students, I am proud to announce that Lane Community College’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). This is your guarantee that the…

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Employers favor trained workers; degrees may not be the wisest choice

Vern Scott Copy Editor Is the United States in an economic recovery? Apparently so, say the economists, but it just doesn’t feel real to a lot of people on the…

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Creating a healthy culture

  What happens in a work environment when people feel like they can’t be themselves and can’t tell the truth? What happens when, on the other hand, people feel comfortable…

Guest Commentary – Image of community colleges on the rise

Maurice Hamington Executive Dean of Academic Affairs — Transfers In Edition 12 of The Torch, January 30, 2015, E.J. Olson effectively argued the need to counter the perception that Lane…

Guest Commentary – Apathy: the inside factor to money in politics

Anthony Molinari OSPIRG Chair and Co-Coordinator for the Democracy Campaign On January 21, 2010, the Unites States Supreme Court ruled that corporations are afforded the same rights as people under…

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Break out of your bubble; questioning the use of media and information in the digital age

André Casey Design Editor The wealth of human knowledge offered through the Internet has empowered people from all walks of life to better themselves and their communities. Hence, the Internet…

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Getting around campus is educational and fun

Penny Scott  Editor-In-Chief Lane’s Center Building revamp is progressing nicely. When it’s finished, Lane students, faculty, staff and campus guests will marvel at its beauty I’m sure. Blue barriers, blocked…

Life lessons only the dead can teach; this isn’t Neverland or everland

Ella Jones Managing Editor Walking around campus I see so many people rushing from place to place, late for class, about to miss the bus or maybe just needing to…