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 Gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson called...

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...

Failing foster system forgets abused youth

Imagine trying to navigate a world of giants. You’re a kid, no older than 6. You’ve watched your parents walk out your front door and not return for weeks at a time. Occasionally someone...

Save some spotlight for sex traffic victims

Fans gathered in their homes, in bars and at the field to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos fight for the championship at Super Bowl LXVIII. But there’s another fight that’s happening: the...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

Democracy Inaction!

The federal government has shut down, taking away services many citizens, including Lane students, rely upon for their basic needs. Lane students may not currently see an impact, but if Congress continues to be...