Profitability takes priority over community needs

Lane Community College’s budget for 2018 proposes draconian cuts to the social sciences, including the full termination of the early childhood education program, while adding huge sums to more “profitable” fields such as nursing,...

Board should spare Cottage Grove campus

This week, both the administration and the college Budget and Finance Subcommittee revealed separate proposals to address the $12 million deficit. The committee’s proposal, which would close the Cottage Grove campus to save Lane approximately...

Equality goes beyond the obvious; is there a hidden agenda in our communication?

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief We are all created equal. This declaration stands at the center of America’s most cherished beliefs. But when I ask if I, and others around me, really demonstrate belief in this self-evident truth,...

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...

Community colleges shouldn’t be struggling to stay afloat

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief President Obama's proposal for making community colleges free may never materialize. However, some good things may still come from it if enough people speak up. Quick to respond to Obama's proposal was Hollywood actor...

Point-Counterpoint: Should people exercise with CrossFit routines? Yes

Training leads to a hard core Depending on who you ask, CrossFit is either a killer workout, or a workout that could give you a killer injury. Those who are dedicated to the sport see it...

In defense of math

In her Opinion piece of April 24, Penny Scott suggests that “math-free degrees make sense” because many of the careers for which Lane students are preparing “don’t require people with math skills”. Perhaps her argument...

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 helped shape who we are as a state today. However,...

At Lane, bad debt strikes twice

For many, an education from Lane appears to have depreciated. For the first time in nearly five decades, Lane may be at risk of losing its ability to offer financial aid to its students in...