The weight of a vote

President Obama gave his final State of the Union Address on Jan. 13. Although Washington D.C. is thousands of miles away from Lane, his words on the power of voting ring true here in...

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 spent four days attending...

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 fact, I think at some level...

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 the law. Coupled with money being...

A tale of two cultures

When I lived in Japan many years ago, every spring our city would see the return of the swallows, those sleek, thin birds that dart around us, gobbling up insects on the fly. The...

I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed

The story starts with the hiring of a new Director of Public Safety at Lane Community College, and I am assigned to cover the story. There are three candidates for consideration, but...

Guest Column: Atomic bomb builders speak for peace – Part 2

George Beres Guest Columnist Germany had started atomic development two years earlier, and the Manhattan Project team feared that the Germans were ahead of the United States, Novick explained. "Despite success of Allied landings in Western...

Faculty seeks to clarify safety clause

Recent items in The Torch presented an inaccurate view of the tentative classroom safety agreement between the Lane Community College Education Association and the administration. The LCCEA openly brought the issue to the table because...