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...

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...

A study of the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day

What do you think about when you think of Thanksgiving? The food-focused holiday probably comes to mind is a turkey dinner, a presidential turkey pardoning and a bunch of turkeys all waiting in line...

Exploring Lane can change your life

August Frank Photo Editor Education goes beyond the letter grade you receive at the end of the term. Maximizing the value of your tuition goes beyond passing all of your classes. To truly get the most out...

Speak now; So this will not happen to you

Commentary by Steve McQuiddy, Adrienne Mitchell, Elaine Pray and Susan Reddoor, Academic Learning Skills/Tutoring Department faculty instructors We have witnessed much in the last week regarding the use of power here at Lane. Like others, we...

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...

ASLCC president opposes safety proposal

How does the fear of having no process for removing a student from class, with no refund for the credits or chance for an appeal, make a classroom safe? I will directly say that...

Conservatives back Libertarian club

“Paul Krugman is a poo poo head,” is the first line of popular discussion topics listed in the Students for Liberty brochure. Students for Liberty, a student group at Lane Community College, has strong...