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...

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...

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...

Cultural competency policy long overdue

The Lane Board of Education will vote on a proposed cultural competency policy at its Feb. 5 meeting. The tabled policy has long been a hot topic around campus, but the council has yet...

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...

Don’t Drink the Hemlock: Save Philosophy and Religion at LCC

The Administration at Lane Community College has proposed virtually eliminating the Philosophy and Religion program in order to balance the budget. From a financial standpoint, it doesn’t make much sense. As a full-time instructor...

Millennials confront greatest obstacle

Growing up under the looming threat of climate change did a number on me. As a millennial, my entire conscious life has been haunted by the catastrophic implications of the rising levels of carbon...