Getting straight at Lane; Separating fact from fiction

It may be hard to imagine a scene like the one almost 50 years ago outside the Center Building on main campus when fire...

Welcome back to school

As president of Lane Community College, I am honored to welcome you to fall term 2015. You are the reason I come to work...

Democracy Inaction!

The federal government has shut down, taking away services many citizens, including Lane students, rely upon for their basic needs. Lane students may not...

Mutual respect and understanding a must

Why can’t we all just get along? Obviously, this idealistic concept can never be a reality. People have fought, robbed and murdered each other...

Journalism faces huge challenges; small space, unsure future

On Feb. 26, members of The Torch editorial board attended the Associated Collegiate Press annual national convention at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood. Hundreds of...

High default rates affect future borrowers’ loan debt

As Lane’s 2014 graduating class approaches its final weeks on campus, a looming burden awaits them. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,...

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...

Recreational marijuana laws up in smoke?

During a press conference last Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hinted at the Trump administration’s harsh stance on recreational marijuana legislation. It...

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...