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 were dropouts and hippies, they were Vietnam veterans self-medicating to...

Climate change is personal, eat your vegetables

Welcome back from an extremely hot summer vacation. July was actually the hottest month in recorded history. So hopefully you are wondering what you can do throughout the school year to best reduce your...

Make Oregon schools great again

Watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton brawl during last week's debate might have reminded you of that big choice we will be making in November. I'd like to turn your attention to a vote...

Mothers deserve the right to feed their children

Statements and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author or authors, and may or may not be shared by the staff and management of The Torch. As dead week approaches, the...

Punk house going strong

A local punk site called Ant House hosted musical guests Nopes, Critical Shakes, Brother Husbands, and Free Sex on Thursday, Oct. 6. The band Cunt Surfer has changed their name to Brother Husbands because they...

Alert: 4 strikes and you’re out!

Lane currently has a system designed to keep students on a track to “success” that has been affectionately labeled the “Alert System” by a majority of students and some faculty. Regrettably, this system has...

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...

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...

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...