Brian Douglas Joins Nursing Program

Theo Kennon III, Lamp staff

November 13, 2018

Filed under Campus News, Interview, Local

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

Filed under Editorial, Local, Opinion, Politics

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

Filed under Editorial, Local, Opinion, Politics

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

Filed under Local

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

Filed under Entertainment, Local

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

Filed under Campus News, Local

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

Filed under Local

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...

College Resources

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

October 7, 2018

Filed under Campus News, Local

Lincoln Land Community College offers a number of helpful social services to its students. Among those less known about is the Food Pantry. Located in Room 0008 within the Student Life Offices in lower level Menard Hall, this p...

Young activists focus on connecting with others

Emma Shafer, Assistant Editor

October 4, 2018

Filed under Campus News, Local, Politics, Showcase

On Sept. 22, Lincoln Land Community College students Claire Farnsworth and Ashley Broemmer helped organize an advocacy summit that was held at the Brookens Library Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The ev...