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...

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...