Category Archives: Opinion

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Battling the stigma surrounding community college; dispelling misconceptions about investing in the future

EJ Olson Web Editor At one time or another, most of us have been guilty of propagating some sort of stigma, either based on race, religion, physical appearance or something…

Community colleges shouldn’t be struggling to stay afloat

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief President Obama’s proposal for making community colleges free may never materialize. However, some good things may still come from it if enough people speak up. Quick to…

August Frank Photo Editor Education goes beyond the letter grade you receive at the end of the term. Maximizing the value of your tuition goes beyond passing all of your…

Guest Commentary – Instructor prevented from teaching to his standards

submitted by Dan Welton I teach photography in the Arts Division here at Lane and this is the start of my 31st year. Lane used to promote itself as a community…

Finding what you love is student success; writers can change lives

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief My focus as a student at Lane is on mastering the art of writing. This desire comes from reading books by authors who have left me in…

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Lane faces mission conflict; the elephant in the room can no longer be ignored

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief Lane’s current financial operating shortfall stands at around $5 million. Fall term saw an increase in class sizes and another hike in the cost of tuition. Continuing…

Music is in everything

 Penny Scott  Editor-In-Chief Musicians impact audiences in very different ways, and when it comes to those who attain fame on the world stage, they reach many millions of people. In…

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Student success reigns supreme; Board of Education retreat generates high-level discussions

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief Commitment to student success was strikingly apparent in all board members and senior administrators at the Board of Education retreat on the weekend of Nov. 14-15. Discussions…

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Looking back 51 years, ripple effect still felt today

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief At 12:30 p.m. CST shots rang out in Dallas, Texas. At 1:00 p.m. last rites were administered and, just after 1:30 p.m., the president of the United…

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Lane may give birth to cow; let’s turn purple and get people’s attention

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief Lane is in the process of setting its direction for the next five years, and so everything is up for review. At the Board of Education retreat…