Grammys, be humble, sit down

In 2014, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four Grammys, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album, for 2013’s “The Heist.” While nobody was particularly surprised that the predominantly white recording academy had...

What’s in a name?

Diana Baker / The Torch To many, Lane County is known for inclusiveness, acceptance and progressiveness. I would tend to agree. A lot has changed in Lane County since its founding in 1851, however there’s...

Artists behaving badly

Is it possible to separate art from the actions of those that created it? If a serial rapist paints a picture, a beautiful landscape, is it enabling the actions of the artist to actively...

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, dedicated her wisdom and time to The Torch staff for...

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...

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 Ethics. I have spent this last year learning just what...

Instructor dismantles board budget proposal

Adrienne Mitchell Instructor, Academic Learning Skills, and budget sub-committee appointee, Lane Community College   Dear Board of Education and Budget Committee members, I’m writing regarding your recent decision to adopt the Administration’s 2017-2018 budget with all program...

Millennials confront greatest obstacle

Growing up under the looming threat of climate change did a number on me. As a millennial, my entire conscious life has been haunted by the catastrophic implications of the rising levels of carbon...

Letter to the Editor

I read the latest opinion in your pages and could only shake my head in disbelief. The article “Who’s running our student government?” is a case study of our problem not just at Lane,...