A tough pill to swallow

In the past three decades, we’ve seen the face of opiate addiction change drastically. The stereotypical heroin junkie used to fit a mold. They...

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...

What’s in a name?

Diana Baker / The Torch To many, Lane County is known for inclusiveness, acceptance and progressiveness. I would tend to agree. A lot has changed...

Silenced by fear

Sexual assault is a crime that, to a large extent, has been kept quiet. Perpetrators, victims and members of society at large all have...

Engagement critical to student success

This last year at LCC, I met inspiring people, learned that I can claim my identity through personal narrative and have lasting impact on...

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...

Don’t have a cow

Americans need to stop eating beef. Now. The pleasures of the meat are being outweighed by the environmental and social implications of its consumption....

Fat Nick & Lil Peep toy with emotions

Fat Nick and Lil Peep toyed with the emotions of their audience this weekend by alternating songs instead of playing separate sets. Rappers Fat Nick,...

Do Not elect Joe Potwora

If you are registered to vote in Oregon you should have received a voter's pamphlet and an election ballot by now. Before you jump...