Too Close to Home

In April 1999, I was a 5th grader in a suburban town in Delaware. Without much explanation, my entire school was immediately released with...

Television isn’t what it seems; Mass media is not your friend

The following two questions aren't new — but they make a good point: What happens if you throw a frog in boiling water? It...

10 tips for a successful career

This past weekend, some members of The Torch visited Los Angeles for the ACP National College Journalism Convention. Although the convention was focused on...

College teach-in misleading; Knowledgeable faculty not consulted

We are writing to express our concern about the recent series of talks and teach-ins regarding EMF/EMR/cell phone radiation and their effect on biological...

Movie contains insights into stress; lessons from ‘A Beautiful Mind’

  Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief The first time I saw the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russell Crowe, I knew I’d seen something very important. This movie...

Don’t waste taxpayer’s money; Outcome-based funding model flawed

Penny Scott Editor-in-Chief Outcome-based funding, which espouses a singular version of success, would negatively impact Oregon community colleges and their students. This funding basis has proved...

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...

Why Facebook might be making you lonely; Part 3 of...

compare the numbers of "likes’’ on our photos and statuses in order to validate our spots on the hierarchical ladder that makes up our...