The guns remain the same

Gun statistics via www.smallarmssurvey.orgPopulation statistics via www.worldometers.info Imagine walking into a classroom as a kid and being eye level with a holster. The smiling face of Mr. or Ms. Whoever takes on new meaning....

RECIPE: Chicken Orzo Soup for the student’s soul

One of the things that not many of us learn about while growing up is self-care: what it is, what it looks like, and why it is so important. Along with all...

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...

Anti-Vax Nation

The measles virus, scientifically known as Rubeola, is one of the most contagious and infectious diseases known and is considered to be one of the leading causes of death among young children...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Security on ICE

As Trump passes the hundred day mark of his presidency, anywhere from 12 to 20 million undocumented people in the U.S. are holding their breath. The increased deportations that have marked the Trump era...