Category Archives: Editorial

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Creating a healthy culture

  What happens in a work environment when people feel like they can’t be themselves and can’t tell the truth? What happens when, on the other hand, people feel comfortable…

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Echos from the past

 Torch Editorial In a pivotal moment, standing in front of 250,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was delivering a well-structured speech when…

High default rates affect future borrowers’ loan debt

As Lane’s 2014 graduating class approaches its final weeks on campus, a looming burden awaits them. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, student loan debt is currently…

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UO incident highlights need for Clery compliance

On March 9, the father of a University of Oregon student reported to Eugene Police that his daughter had been sexually assaulted by three of the school’s basketball players. University…

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Leaders must present all sides

We’ve had it happen often. A student offers a little speech at the beginning of the class requesting that you register to vote or sign a petition to keep their…

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Child care cuts should be avoided

Lane’s parents, students and staff currently cope with many struggles, including passing classes, juggling jobs and finding time to be with their families outside of school. This is why we…

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Board should spare Cottage Grove campus

This week, both the administration and the college Budget and Finance Subcommittee revealed separate proposals to address the $12 million deficit. The committee’s proposal, which would close the Cottage Grove…

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ASLCC should ditch OrgSync

Last year, fewer than 1 percent of eligible Lane students voted in the student government general election. That’s a disturbingly low turnout, even for a campus with a historically apathetic…

Arm Lane’s first-line defenders

Late last month, Lane Public Safety officers conducted a drill in Building 30, gauging how the campus community would behave during a shooting spree. You would think the first order…

Prioritize mental health for yourself, loved ones

According to a 2012 report released by the Oregon Health Authority, the most recent available, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Oregonians ages 15 to 34. The health…