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 is it.” I will never again create another article, take another...

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 reasons for not bringing this matter into the open. This needs...

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...

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 three of the school’s basketball players. University officials learned of...

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,...

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 sliding glass door. Apparently, if the top of glass doors...

Point-Counterpoint: Should people exercise with CrossFit routines? Yes

Training leads to a hard core Depending on who you ask, CrossFit is either a killer workout, or a workout that could give you a killer injury. Those who are dedicated to the sport see it...

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...

Faculty seeks to clarify safety clause

Recent items in The Torch presented an inaccurate view of the tentative classroom safety agreement between the Lane Community College Education Association and the administration. The LCCEA openly brought the issue to the table because...