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Regional MEChA Conference held at Lane

  The 15th annual Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán Conference was hosted by Lane’s MEChA chapter this year from March 3 – 5. MEChA, is a student organization with chapters throughout the country. The regional conference is for MEChA chapters in Oregon. Lane’s MEChA chapter focuses on promoting higher education among underprivileged groups, the real …

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Paid to quit

The college has implemented a new separation incentive for classified employees. Classified employees are hourly workers and members of the Lane Community College Employees Federation the incentive is available for staff that work half-time or full-time. Lane is currently experiencing around an $11 million budget gap, meaning the college is spending more than the revenue …

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Local bookstore fights to keep lease from big business

Tsunami Books Inc., local new and used bookstore and venue for a variety of community events, is in risk of closing. An interested party, an unnamed corporation, with a large amount of money is willing to outbid Scott Landfield, owner of Tsunami, for the lot’s lease. In hopes of keeping the location, and ultimately the …

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A panoramic celebration of Pan-Asian culture

The 32nd annual Asian Celebration was held at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Feb. 18 – 19. A diverse crowd filled the auditoriums for entertainment, activities and to view art and cultural displays. Drums boomed sporadically over the crowds of chattering people as Japanese drum performances, known as Taiko, were held in various locations throughout the …

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University of Oregon honors Charles Darwin

Darwin Day, an international celebration, commemorates the birth of Charles Darwin on Feb. 12, 1809. Organized events honoring Darwin’s contributions to science have been held since shortly after his death. The day is also used to promote the scientific process and recent scientific contributions. This year, the University of Oregon, partnered with the Museum of …

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Printmaking and photography display artistic intuition

The Student Production Association of Lane Community College presents the world premiere of “Constant Revolution: A collection of stories that are not what they seem,” a full-length theater production crafted by the ensemble. The production is directed by Willow Norton, Artist in Residence with the SPA. Norton brings her professional practices into the students’ processes. …

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