Security on ICE

As Trump passes the hundred day mark of his presidency, anywhere from 12 to 20 million undocumented people in the U.S. are holding their...

Who’s running our student government?

This week I got an email from my editor asking me to write an article about the student government elections that took place over...

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,...

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...

Extinguishing the Elliott for education

The Elliott State Forest is being sold to help pay for Oregon’s rising education deficit. The sale of the Elliott is a short-term solution...

Reclaiming our place in nature

I spent this spring break enjoying the natural beauty of Oregon’s national forests. From sojourns through old growth temperate rain forests of cedar, alder...

What will you stand for?

When I was 10, my 13-year-old brother almost died. He had been at a party in the woods and, having drank too much, fell...

Big timber hacks away at community-led initiative

For the better part of a century, timber has been one of Oregon’s main industries. It should come as no surprise that it has...

Don’t have a cow

Americans need to stop eating beef. Now. The pleasures of the meat are being outweighed by the environmental and social implications of its consumption....