Thumbs down: Campaigns running attack ads

Emma Shafer, Assistant Editor

November 5, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Local, Opinion, Politics

Thumbs up: To those who choose to spend November 6th volunteering at the polls. Every election requires a team of people who have to go and man the polls from 6 a.m. until the polls close at 8 p.m. These people are an ec...

Our View: We need more women in local 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...

Students neglect civic duty

Tyler Buske, Lamp staff

November 5, 2018

Filed under Politics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 61.4 percent of eligible voters voted in the 2016 election. The turnout for voters age 18 to 29 was only 46.1 percent. Midterm elections, like the one this year, tend to have an even ...

Three reasons to vote

Niko Robledo, Co-Editor

November 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Politics

Voting is not made easy, and there are a lot of hurdles to voting. The United States is riddled with gerrymandering, voter suppression and the official voting day is a Tuesday. That's difficulty by design. The odds are stacked...

Brexit with Chris McDonald

Paul Watson, Lamp staff

October 17, 2018

Filed under Politics, Showcase

Chris McDonald spoke to about 60 people at University of Illinois at Springfield concerning the origins of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the referendum campaign, election results, issues with separation strategies...

Young Activists hold summit

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...

2017: Year of disappointment?

Tess Peterson, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Politics

Many people think 2017 May have been one of the worst years ever, full of political disappointments and horrifying natural disasters, but maybe it wasn’t. The past year could also be labeled as the year of the Breakout....