Guest Commentary – Instructor prevented from teaching to his standards

submitted by Dan Welton I teach photography in the Arts Division here at Lane and this is the start of my 31st year. Lane used to promote itself as a community college, emphasizing small class sizes...

Students’ success includes classified staff

Rodney Brown, Counseling Department In the April 10 edition of The Torch, there was a guest commentary written by a handful of Lane faculty members. In the commentary there was a lot of talk about...

Battling the stigma surrounding community college; dispelling misconceptions about investing in the future

    At one time or another, most of us have been guilty of propagating some sort of stigma, either based on race, religion, physical appearance or something as common and petty as a difference in...

Guest Column: Atomic bomb builders speak for peace – Part 2

George Beres Guest Columnist Germany had started atomic development two years earlier, and the Manhattan Project team feared that the Germans were ahead of the United States, Novick explained. "Despite success of Allied landings in Western...

Editorial Cartoon

Big timber hacks away at community-led initiative

For the better part of a century, timber has been one of Oregon’s main industries. It should come as no surprise that it has helped shape who we are as a state today. However,...

Silence speaks volumes

While a good number of managers and administrators attended Faculty Council’s open forum on the recent elimination of the Electronics Technology and Automotive Collision and Refinishing programs, and several participated actively in the meeting,...

Why Facebook might be making you lonely; Part 3 of 3

compare the numbers of "likes’’ on our photos and statuses in order to validate our spots on the hierarchical ladder that makes up our network. If a certain selfie doesn’t reach a number of...