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

    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 as common and petty as a difference in...

Social contract broken; Time to change how we do business

Commentary by Lee Imonen, Art and Applied Design Faculty The long-standing habits of top-down management and rubber-stamp boards have proven not only to lead to the college’s further programmatic and financial decline, but also the...

We want to hear from you

Dear Reader: This editorial is calling out to you, and it’s calling out about the very paper you’re reading it in. We need you, you see. Somewhere we lost you and your input. Our...

A Letter From Your Student Government

Editor's Note: We are publishing this letter at the request of the Associated Students of Lane Community College Student Government. The views and opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of The Torch...

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 quality of the education you...

Tomorrow is another day; School not broken

Commentary by Pat Albright, LCC Board Chair Process is important. When it comes to process, I’m kind of a stickler. I believe in dedication to protocol and understand the burdens of public service. I have...

ASLCC requests student voice in new fee policy

It has recently come to light that Lane has been the subject of a federal civil rights lawsuit concerning viewpoint neutrality and mandatory student fees. The Lane Community College Board of Education is poised,...

Cuts: unfounded reasoning and figures; Faculty member wants to save programs

Commentary by Dale Green, Mathematics Division Faculty It is difficult for me to write this, given my inclination to "work things out" in amicable ways and to compromise. To that end, I have tried over...

Get ‘em hooked!

You know those big blue obnoxious metal boxes that are scattered around campus, with huge blank spaces for advertisements? They're ostensibly Torch boxes — I eventually looked in one and saw a few copies...