In defense of math

In her Opinion piece of April 24, Penny Scott suggests that “math-free degrees make sense” because many of the careers for which Lane students are preparing “don’t require people with math skills”. Perhaps her argument...

Seahawks go big after rule change

Sunday’s Super Bowl represented much more than just the clobbering of the Denver Broncos and Bruno Mars’ flamboyant halftime performance. It represents a departure from the offense-heavy, pass-happy spectacle that the NFL has become. In 2009,...

Getting around campus; Summer navigation different, not easier

I’m not working in Facilities any more and I’m not working in Eugene now either. Life at main campus is but a murky, muddled memory — a confusing, cognitive cacophony of massive equipment, power...

As The Torch burns; The end of an amazing season

This is the last edition of The Torch for the year and my last as editor-in-chief. It's been a challenging few terms characterized by intense pressure and an infinite variety of problems. Being editor has...

Spilde explains budget decisions

As you well know, we have a board meeting tonight , to review the proposed budget balancing options, including program reductions. I recognize how difficult both developing and making decisions on these proposals are....

Getting around campus is educational and fun

Penny Scott  Editor-In-Chief Lane's Center Building revamp is progressing nicely. When it's finished, Lane students, faculty, staff and campus guests will marvel at its beauty I'm sure. Blue barriers, blocked doorways, dead ends, stairs that go...

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...

A slip of the tongue or just plain truth? ; Wallace, not Truman, should...

Fascism. That single word has had immense influence on American political life and on world history since it was openly explored by a sitting vice-president 70 years ago. It cost Henry Wallace, Franklin Roosevelt's...