Springfield locals deal with disease

Alicia Blood, Lamp writer

December 5, 2019

There are times when we find ourselves at a point where we hit a roadblock in life. For some people, it is finding out that they have cancer, while for others it is making changes to their life due to Chron’s disease. Living w...

Nursing student saves life

Tess Peterson, Assistant Editor

December 4, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 Lincoln Land nursing student Maggie Jacobs responded to an emergency, when others might not have. As part of her nursing program Maggie does her clinical work at St. John’s hospital in Springfield.  She was on her break i...

Professor gives back to overseas schools

Austin Sanderfield, Lamp writer

December 3, 2019

Peter Embalabala didn’t know much about the United States at 21 years old and arrived for school in Michigan. The LLCC math professor left Kenya to study at Spring Arbor University. He was given $37 and the three plane tickets...

Riggle finds his “way back home”

Rebecca Littrel, Lamp writer

December 2, 2019

You always find your way back home. That saying is all too true for Lincoln Land Athletic Director Ronald Lee “Ron” Riggle Jr. Riggle has been LLCC’s athletic director for 22 years, but before he took on that job and...

LLCC English students write for change

Megan Davis, Lamp writer

November 21, 2019

Going from classroom to classroom every day at school can be mundane. English Professor Alison Stachera had assigned a routine reading of “Refugee” by Alan Gratz in her English 099 class. She noticed an art show opening...

LLCC Scholarships: winner shares her story

Alicia Blood, Lamp staff

November 20, 2019

Hannah Anderson, a current student at LLCC, received the Sangamon County High School Principals’ Association Scholarship two years ago.  “I applied for the financial benefits,” Anderson explained, “Because I did not have the funds to pay for my college education, I figured it would help if I applied for a scholarship.”  Anderson found herself s...

LLCC Scholarships: students often don’t apply for foundation scholarship

Megan Davis, Lamp staff

November 19, 2019

Chloe Taft wished she had known about the LLCC Foundation Scholarships. “I didn’t even know that was a thing,” said Chloe Taft. Taft’s twin sister, Mia Taft, was one of the many students who had received this scholarship. “I...

Car show excites Springfield car enthusiasts

Alicia Blood, Lamp staff

November 15, 2019

Car enthusiasts all over Springfield watched in anticipation Friday, Sept. 27, as the parade rolled along for the Golden Age 18th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival.  Drew Kerr, who only attends the parade, brou...

Trade schools offers alternative education

Quinn Brown, Lamp staff

September 11, 2019

In just nine months, Ethan Windell plans to have a certificate in hand and a job lined up. Windell is one of many students choosing trade schools over the traditional college route, he's is in a welding program at Midwest Technical...

Dine and develop event educates about consent

Rosanna Cravens, Lamp staff

May 13, 2019

Inside the Old City Mall in busy downtown Springfield, the bleak corridor is artificially quiet. When the double glass doors close, a shout outside is muted and the blare of a horn abruptly ends. Upstairs, tattered carpet lines...

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