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,...

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...

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 ages 15 to 34. The health authority also reported that...

We want to hear from you

Dear Reader: This editorial is calling out to you, and it’s calling out about the very paper you’re reading it in. We need you, you see. Somewhere we lost you and your input. Our...

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....

High default rates affect future borrowers’ loan debt

As Lane’s 2014 graduating class approaches its final weeks on campus, a looming burden awaits them. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, student loan debt is currently the second largest form of...

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 a hot topic around campus, but the council has yet...

Child care cuts should be avoided

Lane’s parents, students and staff currently cope with many struggles, including passing classes, juggling jobs and finding time to be with their families outside of school. This is why we at The Torch were surprised...

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,...