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...

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...

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....

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...

Millennials confront greatest obstacle

Growing up under the looming threat of climate change did a number on me. As a millennial, my entire conscious life has been haunted by the catastrophic implications of the rising levels of carbon...

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...

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...

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...