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,...

The Freedom of Silence

The First Amendment to the U.S. constitution states that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. With...

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,...

Editorial Cartoon

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....

Students, staff need to be more culturally aware

Not to be overly dramatic, but Lane’s lack of a policy on cultural competency is the single greatest nonfinancial issue currently facing the college. That’s...

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...

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...

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...