34 years well spent

Torch production Adviser Dorothy Wearne (middle) works with illustrator Cat Frink during production night on June 6. Wearne, the longest serving Torch adviser, dedicated her wisdom and time to The Torch staff for...

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...

G Suite’s potential realized

Lane Community College recently partnered up with Google to provide .edu email addresses for students. The accompanying “G Suite” package includes things like Docs, Sheets and Slides, which are roughly equivalent to Microsoft’s Word,...

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...

Guest Commentary – Apathy: the inside factor to money in politics

Anthony Molinari OSPIRG Chair and Co-Coordinator for the Democracy Campaign On January 21, 2010, the Unites States Supreme Court ruled that corporations are afforded the same rights as people under the law. Coupled with money being...

The pursuit of truthfulness

“Seek truth and report it.” These five words are the very first line, after the preamble, of the Society of Professional Journalists’s Code of Ethics. I have spent this last year learning just what...

Recreational marijuana laws up in smoke?

During a press conference last Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hinted at the Trump administration’s harsh stance on recreational marijuana legislation. It would be a tragedy for the federal government to begin...

Students, staff need to be more culturally aware

Not to be overly dramatic, but Lane’s lack of a policy on cultural competency is the single greatest nonfinancial issue currently facing the college. That’s why we encourage members of Lane’s faculty union to join...

Finding what you love is student success; writers can change lives

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief My focus as a student at Lane is on mastering the art of writing. This desire comes from reading books by authors who have left me in awe and have sometimes completely changed...