Program elimination process flawed; A possible solution

Commentary by Adrienne Mitchell, Academic Learning Skills Faculty The Board of Education voted 4-2 to eliminate the Auto Body/Paint and Electronics programs, the deleterious effects of which will ripple through the college and community, based,...

Measure 86 enjoys strong support

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief Measure 86 is likely to pass on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The measure gives people access to education who are otherwise denied it. This is laudable. Everyone, regardless of circumstances, has the right to...

Equality goes beyond the obvious; is there a hidden agenda in our communication?

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief We are all created equal. This declaration stands at the center of America’s most cherished beliefs. But when I ask if I, and others around me, really demonstrate belief in this self-evident truth,...

A slip of the tongue or just plain truth? ; Wallace, not Truman, should...

Fascism. That single word has had immense influence on American political life and on world history since it was openly explored by a sitting vice-president 70 years ago. It cost Henry Wallace, Franklin Roosevelt's...

Letter to the Editor

Hello, my name is Ryan Freire. I just finished reading the minutes from the last student government meeting and was shocked that they were unwilling to support the student newspaper. Given the amount of money and...

Television isn’t what it seems; Mass media is not your friend

The following two questions aren't new — but they make a good point: What happens if you throw a frog in boiling water? It jumps out. What if you throw a frog in warm...

Make Oregon schools great again

Watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton brawl during last week's debate might have reminded you of that big choice we will be making in November. I'd like to turn your attention to a vote...

What’s in a smile? Guilty or reasonable doubt

In light of the recent emergence of the fearful and even vitriolic dark side of Lane, brought to light by the program cuts drama, the theme for next year’s faculty-led journal, Community College Moment,...

Mothers deserve the right to feed their children

Statements and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author or authors, and may or may not be shared by the staff and management of The Torch. As dead week approaches, the...