Standing for what is right and decent

Everybody deserves respect. And, I expect that all employees of Lane Community College believe their leaders should behave in a respectful manner. I like...

A tough pill to swallow

In the past three decades, we’ve seen the face of opiate addiction change drastically. The stereotypical heroin junkie used to fit a mold. They...

ASLCC requests student voice in new fee policy

It has recently come to light that Lane has been the subject of a federal civil rights lawsuit concerning viewpoint neutrality and mandatory student...

Who cares about the homeless?

In my brief time as a member of The Torch, I’ve had the privilege of covering the rapid upswell of political involvement...

Alert: 4 strikes and you’re out!

Lane currently has a system designed to keep students on a track to “success” that has been affectionately labeled the “Alert System” by a...

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...

College year ends in acrimony: More grist for the mill

Commentary by Penny Scott Editor-in-Chief It was a less than happy ending to the school year at Lane Community College when the closing remarks of some...

Get ‘em hooked!

You know those big blue obnoxious metal boxes that are scattered around campus, with huge blank spaces for advertisements? They're ostensibly Torch boxes —...

The future of health information technology and informatics

The Computer Information Technology department at Lane offers educational opportunities and career possibilities in the ever-growing field of healthcare technology. Technology is part of the...