Wasted space

In light of the lovely weather, I spent the last couple days outside, planting zucchini (a little early), tending my peas, and tilling the last of my unplanted beds. As I worked in my...

Profitability takes priority over community needs

Lane Community College’s budget for 2018 proposes draconian cuts to the social sciences, including the full termination of the early childhood education program, while adding huge sums to more “profitable” fields such as nursing,...

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. These include the greenhouse gases emitted by the animals, the...

The Thin Green Line

The Pacific Northwest is now known as the “thin green line,” as Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia are the only obstacles standing in the way of the export of some of the largest fossil...

Blame colleges, not students

Patrick Crane, Oregon’s Director of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, blamed everything but the colleges for their shrinking enrollment in an interview with the Register Guard earlier this month. “When there’s a recession, more...

Faculty and staff deserve access to quality health care

Lane Community College is in a bind between employee health care costs and student needs because of the lack of state funding. The Lane Board of Education stated earlier this year that they don't want...

I stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

The protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline needs to succeed in order to set a precedent that people matter more than corporations. Right now in North Dakota the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's essential water supply...

The Million Mask March is losing steam

Anonymous' ridiculous videos and unrealistic goals have led to only eight people in Eugene saying they plan to attend this year's Million Mask March less than a week before the event. Activists across the globe...

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 into it let's break down the race for the Oregon...