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...

China uses facial recognition software for harmful discrimination

Paul Watson, Lamp writer

November 26, 2019

Facial recognition can be used to make your life simpler. With the right device and app, facial recognition can unlock front doors or smartphones. You never have to worry about locking your key in your house or forgetting your p...

The term ‘Fake News’ is detrimental to democracy

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

November 16, 2018

In February 2017, President Trump tweeted “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCnews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people!” What exactly is ‘fake news’, and is the media our enemy? ...

UIC cuts gymnastics team

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

November 6, 2018

CHICAGO -- Peter Jansson was shocked by an announcement made by the University of Illinois at Chicago in August 2018. During the first week of school, coaches and gymnasts received an email from UIC administration telling them to...

Tribute to John McNamara

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

October 7, 2018

John McNamara’s ashes were spread at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. according to the wishes he shared with his wife, Andrea Chamblee. Chamblee shared her doubts about how realistic this dream was. “I was dumbstruck, I...

NPR Reporter Interview

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

October 7, 2018

The Lamp conducted a phone interview about the Capital Gazette shooting and the media’s current opinion on journalism with Sasha Ingber, a reporter on NPR’s breaking news desk.   What was your initial reaction when you heard ...

Tribute to Rebecca Smith

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

October 7, 2018

Rebecca Smith was recently hired as an advertising sales assistant at the Capital Gazette. Her family mourns her death intensely; she was only 34 years old when she was killed in the Annapolis attack. Smith’s uncle r...

Tribute to Rob Hiaasen

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

October 7, 2018

Rob Hiaasen, 59, assistant editor and Sunday columnist at the Capital Gazette, was remembered by his wife as “a giant, not just in stature but in character”. Rob was shot to death during the attack on the Gazette. Multiple...

Tribute to Gerald Fischman

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

October 7, 2018

Gerald Fischman, 61, was the Editorial Page Editor for the Capital Gazette. Gerald shared his witty and insightful editorials with the Annapolis community for over 25 years. Gerald was said to be meticulous in his work, but political edit...

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