Sharing the shame; No true communication

After the May 13 board decision, there was quite a bit of chatter among faculty members and the administration. Out of impassioned commentaries, I will remember one phrase in particular that was offered twice...

Mutual respect and understanding a must

Why can’t we all just get along? Obviously, this idealistic concept can never be a reality. People have fought, robbed and murdered each other since man’s inception. Sometimes, though, a particular event will incite...

Get ‘em hooked!

You know those big blue obnoxious metal boxes that are scattered around campus, with huge blank spaces for advertisements? They're ostensibly Torch boxes — I eventually looked in one and saw a few copies...

Anti-Vax Nation

The measles virus, scientifically known as Rubeola, is one of the most contagious and infectious diseases known and is considered to be one of the leading causes of death among young children...

The Freedom of Silence

The First Amendment to the U.S. constitution states that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. With this freedom of speech also comes the freedom to not...

Fat Nick & Lil Peep toy with emotions

Fat Nick and Lil Peep toyed with the emotions of their audience this weekend by alternating songs instead of playing separate sets. Rappers Fat Nick, from Florida, and Lil Peep, from New York headlined a...

ASLCC inaction creates a stale political environment

Editor's note: Statements and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and may not be shared by the staff and management at The Torch.    Our nation’s political climate has been constricted by a toxic...

Oregon should limit contributions

We live in a country where we have the right to select our leaders via election, be it federal, state or local leadership. Here in the Willamette Valley, we know our interests will be...

Grammys, be humble, sit down

In 2014, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four Grammys, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album, for 2013’s “The Heist.” While nobody was particularly surprised that the predominantly white recording academy had...