Category Archives: Opinion

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…

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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