Embracing the shift

Ed.’s Note: Any opinions presented in this editorial letter do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Torch or its staff. Minor edits have been made for space, clarity and grammar.

Climate change is personal, eat your vegetables

Welcome back from an extremely hot summer vacation. July was actually the hottest month in recorded history. So hopefully you are wondering what you can do throughout the school year to best reduce your...

Cookie catastrophe leaves scouts in the dust

It’s no secret that the Girl Scout cookie industry is massive. 194 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sold in 2015, according to a Fortune article. That equals out to about $776 million...

Man’s other best friend

There is a big chance that you have consumed something today that would not have been there without the help of honey bees. Besides honey — their obvious product — honey bees help produce...

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Creating a healthy culture

  What happens in a work environment when people feel like they can't be themselves and can't tell the truth? What happens when, on the other hand, people feel comfortable freely speaking their minds? In 1974,...

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 and hemlock on the coast to the majestic woods of...

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...

Savings proposed years ago; Faculty ignored

Commentary by Doug Weiss, Advanced Technology Department Faculty I know the Electronic Technology program is expensive and I know enrollment has been falling. That is why, over the last two years, I asked my dean...