Students can’t wait to put their feet up

As this term comes to a close, Lane students will be looking forward to a few days to relax and take a breather from campus life and responsibilities over spring break. This year’s fall and...
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Downtown Eugene enters the virtual world

Joel McClure talks with his father, Andy, in the lounge of MultiVRse VR Gaming Center in downtown Eugene before they open their doors to the public at 3pm. David Dunlap (left) and Nick...

Tips from the copy editor’s corner

Here at The Torch my job is to read all of the stories that reporters submit and ensure they are ready to be printed. This means scanning every single line of content, or “copy”...

Celebration of love

There is much speculation about the history of Valentine’s Day. The most common theory includes a priest, Roman emperor and a jailer's blind daughter. St. Valentine, a priest in the third century performed a...

Longhouse offers common space for Lane students and community

Community members gather in the Longhouse on Lane’s main campus each week for Native American Potluck and Crafts Night. Congregated around a single, long table in the Great Room, children, adults and elders commune...

Support services offers job skills

Richard Hillicker enjoys his employment of nine years with the Waste Management Department at Lane Community College. Shortly after moving to Eugene in 2004, Hillicker enrolled in the program called Specialized Student Support offered...

Digital books slash textbook costs

Two more math classes will be using Open Education Resources, or free digital textbooks, at Lane’s main campus. The move towards OER stems from the high cost of textbooks. According to College Board, a...

County codes on chickens and corn

Portland may be known for “keeping it weird” when it comes to its culture, but the rest of the state has got some charming quirks of its own. Take a look at a couple...

First Flickers of The Torch

Lane Community College’s “new” independent student newspaper announced its official name, The Torch, in the second edition of the first volume, on Dec. 6, 1965. Back then, The Torch was printed monthly and was...