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...

Prioritize mental health for yourself, loved ones

According to a 2012 report released by the Oregon Health Authority, the most recent available, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Oregonians...

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...

What’s in a name?

Diana Baker / The Torch To many, Lane County is known for inclusiveness, acceptance and progressiveness. I would tend to agree. A lot has changed...

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...

Cultural competency policy long overdue

The Lane Board of Education will vote on a proposed cultural competency policy at its Feb. 5 meeting. The tabled policy has long been...

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...

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,...

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...