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January 21, 2020

Blossom Smith: Struggling with her identity

October 29, 2019

I am 42 years old, have three children and have been married. I also am a transgender woman. Marriage was good, but my internal issues made things very challenging. During the middle to later part of my marriage, I began...

Saved by the bell

Blossom Smith, Lamp Staff

October 3, 2019

It has taken so long for me to even realize what I want to do. Now that I know the things that I would love to accomplish, I feel so revitalized. It is an amazing feeling claiming my education that I need to properly and altruistically...

Review: Ivas John Concert combines comedy and music in two set concert

Paul Watson, Lamp Staff

September 27, 2019

Acoustic music, singing, laughter, and applause filled the Thorne Deuel Auditorium in the basement of the Illinois State Museum.    Ivas John and Brian Curran performed original compositions and covered Americana songs, which i...

Tips for distance learning

Tips for distance learning

September 10, 2019

Opinion: college should offer out of state work credit

Emma Shafer, Lamp staff

April 23, 2019

I spent this semester in Cape Town, South Africa seeing amazing things, meeting new people and working an internship with a social enterprise. I sought out an internship abroad after I learned that I would be able to finish my As...

Opinion: How to develop your personal style

Tess Peterson, Lamp staff

April 20, 2019

Everyone has their own personal style; something that makes them uniquely who they are and shows off their personality in the best way possible. Whether it’s the accessories they choose or the bold statements they make with...

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...

Opinion