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...

Illinois State Museum concert rings melodically

Paul Watson, Lamp staff

April 2, 2019

Acoustic music, singing and humorous banter filled the Thorne Deuel Auditorium in the basement of the Illinois State Museum. Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin performed original compositions and covered Americana, folk and blues...

Review: Vagina Monologues evokes strong emotions

Rosanna Cravens, Lamp staff

March 29, 2019

Among the things I took from this year’s performance of the Vagina Monologues was a profound sense of camaraderie. The feelings of friendship, sisterhood and unity were simply infectious. The setting was somewhat intimate...

Lorie McDonald remembered

Lorie McDonald remembered

February 4, 2019

Brian Douglas Joins Nursing Program

Theo Kennon III, Lamp staff

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College expanded its nursing program by hiring Professor Brian Douglas. There is a need for more nurses in the country and in the state. This lack of nurses has led to big signing bonuses and...

Thumbs down: Campaigns running attack ads

Emma Shafer, Assistant Editor

November 5, 2018

Thumbs up: To those who chose to spend Nov. 6 volunteering at the polls. Every election requires a team of people to work the polls from 6 a.m. until they close at 8 p.m. This group is an eclectic mix and is hired through t...

Our View: We need more women in politics

Emma Shafer, Assistant Editor

November 5, 2018

In recent years, there have been increasing amounts of women running for public office across America. In 2016, America saw Hillary Clinton become the first female major-party nominated Presidential candidate. Illinois also saw th...

Fest includes student films

Paul Watson, Lamp staff

November 1, 2018

The 17th annual Route 66 Film Festival will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the theater next to the Capital City Bar and Grill, 3145 South Dirksen Parkway. The admission price is...

Terror returns for more scares

Kierra Harris, Lamp staff

October 15, 2018

Shawn McKinney loves Halloween. After visiting Disney World's Haunted Mansion, McKinney thought he'd like to bring the same experience to Petersburg. McKinney's vision was Disney with a twist, and thus Terror on the Square...

Students share at open mic

Paul Watson, Lamp staff

October 12, 2018

Slender fingers danced across six strings. A quiet soprano voice sang. Decorative appliques glittered on a half-sized acoustic guitar from the lights in the James S. Murray Gallery. An open mic event took place on Sept. 28 in...

Boy Scouts enrollment declines

Karl Densmore, Lamp staff

October 8, 2018

Jordan Twombly had a remarkable advancement through the ranks of Scouting, obtaining 81 merit badges and becoming an Eagle Scout at age 15. “I was very absorbed in it, it was like a full-time hobby," Twombly said. "I just...

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