How to stay relevant in an evolving digital culture

  Much of the information we consume nowadays is via pixels, not paper. The Internet is now over 20 years old, with 82 percent of the developed world connected according to the International Telecommunication Union....

A different American history

  Stan Taylor Lane Peace Center Chair This year Lane Community College embarked on a Cultural Competency Professional Development initiative designed as educational programs for faculty and staff about the history, culture and current experiences of diverse peoples...

Kennedy not a party man; Kennedy appealed to the hero within and this, above...

This week, May 29, marks what would have been the 98th birthday of United States president John F. Kennedy. Standing head and shoulders above most other presidents, this charismatic, handsome, world-class orator won the...

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...

Community colleges shouldn’t be struggling to stay afloat

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief President Obama's proposal for making community colleges free may never materialize. However, some good things may still come from it if enough people speak up. Quick to respond to Obama's proposal was Hollywood actor...

My son waited for nothing

In response to Penny Scott’s May 29 guest viewpoint printed in the Register-Guard, I must say I agree that the Lane Community College administration and Board of Education is facing a difficult situation, possibly...

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,...

Will Oscars be Golden Globes part two?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony on Jan. 24. This year marked a change in how they broadcasted the nomination reveals — streaming...

Guest Commentary: Why Facebook might be making you lonely

Samuel Alemayhu Lane business major We live in a world where social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have hit a pinnacle in popularity (accounting for over 845 million people), but never before have we been so...