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...

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 ten feet from a boulder. As he lay vomiting from...

Advocating for accomplished candidates

I read the recommendations for the candidates running for elective office on May 16, 2017. I know some of these people and am impressed with the backgrounds and experience such as Melanie Muenzer and...

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 breath. The increased deportations that have marked the Trump era...

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 to a problem that could be solved without the loss...

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,...

Getting dirty pays off

Spring has started with bitter cold winds and rain in Lane County. Local gardeners itch to get their hands in the dirt. Cold weather should not put a damper on the excitement of spring...

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 the last couple of days. My initial response was mild...

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. These include the greenhouse gases emitted by the animals, the...