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...

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,...

Save some spotlight for sex traffic victims

Fans gathered in their homes, in bars and at the field to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos fight for the championship at Super Bowl LXVIII. But there’s another fight that’s happening: the...

Ferris Bueller had it right

Hard work, low pay and miserable conditions. College is supposedly he time of your life. Take a moment to appreciate it. These days it’s sometimes tough to stop, breathe and appreciate what’s going on around you....

Failing foster system forgets abused youth

Imagine trying to navigate a world of giants. You’re a kid, no older than 6. You’ve watched your parents walk out your front door and not return for weeks at a time. Occasionally someone...

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...

Athletes give back, help locally

New college sports scandals crop up all too often. Whether it be a recruiting violation, a coach quitting on his team for a better job or an athlete being arrested, when media coverage focuses on...