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...

ASLCC should ditch OrgSync

Last year, fewer than 1 percent of eligible Lane students voted in the student government general election. That’s a disturbingly low turnout, even for a campus with a historically apathetic student body. What’s more...

Where’s the money?

On April 7 the University of Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA National Championship, claiming its second title in the past four years. There were plenty...

Lane faculty asks for respect, settlement

Lane’s faculty members counselors, librarians and other professionals who value the have been working for the past nine months without a contract, which expired June 30, 2013. This is, sadly, not the first or...

Break free from winter term; The Torch’s guide to cutting loose

Wes Fry, designer: Here in Lane County, the outdoors options are quite cheap and varied. Whether hiking, running, biking or just taking a stroll at Alton Baker, trails are terrific for those who enjoy...

Arm Lane’s first-line defenders

Late last month, Lane Public Safety officers conducted a drill in Building 30, gauging how the campus community would behave during a shooting spree. You would think the first order of business for Public...

Prioritize mental health for yourself, loved ones

According to a 2012 report released by the Oregon Health Authority, the most recent available, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Oregonians ages 15 to 34. The health authority also reported that...

Editorial Cartoon

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...