Marek Belka

Marek Belka is the Editor-in-Chief of The Torch, the independent student newspaper of Lane Community College. A native of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Marek currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Not without a purpose, not without a fight

TTacked up on the wall of my newsroom office is a printed copy of the first edition of The Liberator, the anti-slavery newspaper written and published by the famed abolitionist and my personal hero William Lloyd Garrison.  In his so-called “Inaugural Editorial,” Garrison wrote: “I am aware that many object to the severity of my …

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Bat-men return

The streaky Titans slugged their way into the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs with a dominant offensive showing in May. After winning five consecutive games and seven of their last 10, Lane hopes to carry their momentum into a postseason packed with talented competition. The Titans’ hot-and-cold play this year can be blamed, in part, on …

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Part One: Regarding the Board of Education Some of you, as you read through this week’s edition, may acutely notice that there’s no article regarding last week’s Board of Education meeting and the decisions made regarding the Titan Store, Food Services and a proposed tuition increase. That’s because two members of The Torch staff chose …

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