Respect for rights trumps governing people’s health

  Some things attract little attention or comment. However, on the subject of smoking, everyone seems to have an opinion to voice. For the past two...

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...

Statement from The Torch

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief Each year a new editor-in-chief is appointed to The Torch. The print newspaper and website reflect the flavor and tone that each leader...

The Torch staff: advice and learning

Alyssa Sutton  Editor-in-chief For the last time, I am creating a document on Google Drive, watching the cursor move down the page, and thinking, “This...

Silenced by fear

Sexual assault is a crime that, to a large extent, has been kept quiet. Perpetrators, victims and members of society at large all have...

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,...

UO incident highlights need for Clery compliance

On March 9, the father of a University of Oregon student reported to Eugene Police that his daughter had been sexually assaulted by...

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...

Point-Counterpoint: Should people exercise with CrossFit routines? No

Training is too hardcore Last summer, I went from training non-stop for 5K runs to lying on my cement porch at 1 a.m. under a...