Perceptions alter reality; A different look at the situation

Commentary by Kristina Holton, Mathematics Faculty Perception is reality. We base our opinions, beliefs and judgments on how we see a situation unfold and this view is parameterized by the lens through which we choose...

Students’ success includes classified staff

Rodney Brown, Counseling Department In the April 10 edition of The Torch, there was a guest commentary written by a handful of Lane faculty members. In the commentary there was a lot of talk about...

Food pantry shelves hunger

In an effort to ease students’ financial insecurity, ASLCC’s sustainable food committee has set out to open a food pantry for students sometime in the next two weeks. The Torch editorial board supports the actions...

Money saving tips

College is where you equip yourself with skills for a well balanced life. Developing a realistic budget is the first step in becoming a money smart college student. Start by recording all of your...

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...

Guest Commentary – Instructor prevented from teaching to his standards

submitted by Dan Welton I teach photography in the Arts Division here at Lane and this is the start of my 31st year. Lane used to promote itself as a community college, emphasizing small class sizes...

Faculty council letter about program cuts

Faculty Council strongly condemns any administrative action to remove, supplant, circumvent or bypass the faculty role in reviewing and designing curriculum, an example of which is the college administration’s treatment of the Medical Office...

People matter

Commentary by Penny Scott Editor-in-Chief When I see I've made an error, it is only right for me to correct it when possible. Even though the error I am about to correct is a small one...

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,...