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...

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...

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...

Don’t Drink the Hemlock: Save Philosophy and Religion at LCC

The Administration at Lane Community College has proposed virtually eliminating the Philosophy and Religion program in order to balance the budget. From a financial standpoint, it doesn’t make much sense. As a full-time instructor...

Wasted space

In light of the lovely weather, I spent the last couple days outside, planting zucchini (a little early), tending my peas, and tilling the last of my unplanted beds. As I worked in my...

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,...

G Suite’s potential realized

Lane Community College recently partnered up with Google to provide .edu email addresses for students. The accompanying “G Suite” package includes things like Docs, Sheets and Slides, which are roughly equivalent to Microsoft’s Word,...

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...

Reclaiming our place in nature

I spent this spring break enjoying the natural beauty of Oregon’s national forests. From sojourns through old growth temperate rain forests of cedar, alder and hemlock on the coast to the majestic woods of...