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 club funded. More recently,...

Food pantry shelves hunger

In an effort to ease students’ financial insecurity, ASLCC’s sustainable food committee has set out to open a food pantry for students sometime in the next two weeks. The Torch editorial board supports the actions...

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 freely speaking their minds? In 1974,...

At Lane, bad debt strikes twice

For many, an education from Lane appears to have depreciated. For the first time in nearly five decades, Lane may be at risk of losing its ability to offer financial aid to its students in...

Cookie catastrophe leaves scouts in the dust

It’s no secret that the Girl Scout cookie industry is massive. 194 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sold in 2015, according to a Fortune article. That equals out to about $776 million...

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....

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...

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 of business for Public...

Not without a purpose, not without a fight

TTacked up on the wall of my newsroom office is a printed copy of the first edition of The Liberator, the anti-slavery newspaper written and published by the famed abolitionist and my...