How to stay relevant in an evolving digital culture

  Much of the information we consume nowadays is via pixels, not paper. The Internet is now over 20 years old, with 82 percent of the developed world connected according to the International Telecommunication Union....

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 student body. What’s more...

Who cares about the homeless?

In my brief time as a member of The Torch, I’ve had the privilege of covering the rapid upswell of political involvement in and around Eugene. One of my first assignments as...

Another door opens

As a reporter, a full-time worker and full-time student I had to push myself this year to handle more responsibilities than I have ever had before. I spent my first 24 years...

On border walls, shutdowns and mental health

Originally, this editorial was supposed to be about Donald Trump and the ongoing battle over the government shutdown and his long-promised border wall. After Trump’s nationally-televised address from the Oval Office on...

A study of the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day

What do you think about when you think of Thanksgiving? The food-focused holiday probably comes to mind is a turkey dinner, a presidential turkey pardoning and a bunch of turkeys all waiting in line...

Letter from the (self-serving) editor

“What would you do if money wasn’t an obstacle?” That’s not a terrible question. Sure it’s a little patronizing, but it has some merit. Depending on who you ask,...

Oregon should limit contributions

We live in a country where we have the right to select our leaders via election, be it federal, state or local leadership. Here in the Willamette Valley, we know our interests will be...

Preserve College Journalism

1,300 people gathered at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington D.C. this weekend, for the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) National College Media Convention. These 1,300 people were all there to improve their skills in...