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,...

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...

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...

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...

Sharing the shame; No true communication

After the May 13 board decision, there was quite a bit of chatter among faculty members and the administration. Out of impassioned commentaries, I will remember one phrase in particular that was offered twice...

Instructor dismantles board budget proposal

Adrienne Mitchell Instructor, Academic Learning Skills, and budget sub-committee appointee, Lane Community College   Dear Board of Education and Budget Committee members, I’m writing regarding your recent decision to adopt the Administration’s 2017-2018 budget with all program...

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...

Wasted space

In light of the lovely weather, I spent the last couple days outside, planting zucchini (a little early), tending my peas, and tilling the last of my unplanted beds. As I worked in my...

Music is in everything

 Penny Scott  Editor-In-Chief Musicians impact audiences in very different ways, and when it comes to those who attain fame on the world stage, they reach many millions of people. In fact, I think at some level...