Getting to the truth on campus; the playing field must be level

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief I’ve come to realize that people on campus, or anywhere for that matter, don’t necessarily know how journalism works. Thursday, Nov. 4, while covering a faculty meeting for a potential story, some teachers...

Movie contains insights into stress; lessons from ‘A Beautiful Mind’

  Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief The first time I saw the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russell Crowe, I knew I’d seen something very important. This movie has enduring value with lessons on how to live a...

Equality goes beyond the obvious; is there a hidden agenda in our communication?

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief We are all created equal. This declaration stands at the center of America’s most cherished beliefs. But when I ask if I, and others around me, really demonstrate belief in this self-evident truth,...

Measure 86 enjoys strong support

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief Measure 86 is likely to pass on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The measure gives people access to education who are otherwise denied it. This is laudable. Everyone, regardless of circumstances, has the right to...

Let’s protect our greatest assets; teachers are the lifeblood of Lane

  Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief Who among us does not have at least one teacher from our past who we still remember because they “saw us” and cared? I’ve only got one. She was my third grade teacher,...

Initiative equals success; Diplomas might open doors, but being in the 20 percent...

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief We see and hear a lot about student success at Lane. However, of the many ways student success can be viewed and measured, one is overlooked. It’s not taught specifically at Lane, or...

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 weeks The Torch has been asking people on campus for...

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...

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 brings to the role. However, the real essence of content,...