The Torch staff: advice and learning

Alyssa Sutton  Editor-in-chief For the last time, I am creating a document on Google Drive, watching the cursor move down the page, and thinking, “This is it.” I will never again create another article, take another...

G Suite’s potential realized

Lane Community College recently partnered up with Google to provide .edu email addresses for students. The accompanying “G Suite” package includes things like Docs, Sheets and Slides, which are roughly equivalent to Microsoft’s Word,...

Television isn’t what it seems; Mass media is not your friend

The following two questions aren't new — but they make a good point: What happens if you throw a frog in boiling water? It jumps out. What if you throw a frog in warm...

In defense of math

In her Opinion piece of April 24, Penny Scott suggests that “math-free degrees make sense” because many of the careers for which Lane students are preparing “don’t require people with math skills”. Perhaps her argument...

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...

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 Community College somehow offers an inferior...

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 to balance the college budget in...

Guest Column: Fencing guy wants problems fixed

Carl Knoch Fencing Club treasurer My name is Carl Knoch and many know me here on campus as the fencing guy. I’m a student and the current treasurer of the Titan Fencing Club. The evidence I have...

Standing for what is right and decent

Everybody deserves respect. And, I expect that all employees of Lane Community College believe their leaders should behave in a respectful manner. I like to think I demonstrated that during my terms on the...