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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Artists behaving badly

Is it possible to separate art from the actions of those that created it? If a serial rapist paints a picture, a beautiful landscape, is it enabling the actions of the artist to actively...