A letter from ASLCC

Editor’s Note: On Jan. 17, the Associated Students of Lane Community College Student Government held their first public meeting of the new term. At the meeting, new President Nick Keough announced that...

College year ends in acrimony: More grist for the mill

Commentary by Penny Scott Editor-in-Chief It was a less than happy ending to the school year at Lane Community College when the closing remarks of some board members were geared towards chastising their critics and those...

Respect for rights trumps governing people’s health

  Some things attract little attention or comment. However, on the subject of smoking, everyone seems to have an opinion to voice. For the past two weeks The Torch has been asking people on campus for...

As The Torch burns; The end of an amazing season

This is the last edition of The Torch for the year and my last as editor-in-chief. It's been a challenging few terms characterized by intense pressure and an infinite variety of problems. Being editor has...

The two faces of modern managerialism

Despite calls by the Faculty Association and others for LCC's administration to put their “numbers” — claiming net savings from closing the Auto Body & Paint and Electronics programs — up against the Faculty...

Social contract broken; Time to change how we do business

Commentary by Lee Imonen, Art and Applied Design Faculty The long-standing habits of top-down management and rubber-stamp boards have proven not only to lead to the college’s further programmatic and financial decline, but also the...

Seahawks go big after rule change

Sunday’s Super Bowl represented much more than just the clobbering of the Denver Broncos and Bruno Mars’ flamboyant halftime performance. It represents a departure from the offense-heavy, pass-happy spectacle that the NFL has become. In 2009,...

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...

Preserve College Journalism

1,300 people gathered at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington D.C. this weekend, for the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) National College Media Convention. These 1,300 people were all there to improve their skills in...