Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout ; food for thought as cookie...

Ella Jones Associate Editor It’s that time of the year again. For those who haven’t already seen them, booths with Girl Scouts selling cookies are beginning to pop up outside neighborhood grocery stores. Some run toward us...

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 in and around Eugene. One of my first assignments as...

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 to think I demonstrated that during my terms on the...

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 fees. The Lane Community College Board of Education is poised,...

ASLCC should ditch OrgSync

Last year, fewer than 1 percent of eligible Lane students voted in the student government general election. That’s a disturbingly low turnout, even for a campus with a historically apathetic student body. What’s more...

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 majority of students and some faculty. Regrettably, this system has...

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...

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 — I eventually looked in one and saw a few copies...

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...