Regina Ivy, Lamp Editor, 2019-20

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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...