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Yule have to wait to decorate

Winnie Caskey, Distribution Manager

November 15, 2019

I remember as a kid being so excited about Christmas! I could not wait to put up the tree so that Mom could begin loading presents under the tree. When she was not looking, I would try to figure out what all of my gifts were....

Jolly all year long

Jess Oakley, Reporter

November 15, 2019

 Personally, I believe that any holiday can be celebrated whenever you want. Who says that I cannot put my Christmas tree up in July? Where are the unspoken rules that people cannot have a Christmas tree for Valentine’s Day? I t...

Looking for Casey

Harry Reynolds

November 8, 2019

Lake Land College has a bad habit of moving things around just when I think I know where the h-, I mean, where everything is. Beelzebub must have had a hand in designing the place. The latest addition in my land of confusion...

Is Black Friday really worth it?

Owen Seifert, Business Manager

November 8, 2019

This time of year is when life seems to get kinda stressful. Thanksgiving is coming up, finals are right around the corner, not to mention the stress of finding gifts for the people you care about. If finding gifts is stressful...

Public transportation: beautiful, chaotic, adventure

October 23, 2019

Public transportation is a beautiful, chaotic, adventure. I take the Amtrak from Effingham every Tuesday to get to Lake Land College. When people say that the train is always late, they truly mean it. It is always at least 20 m...

Stop believing superstitions about black cats

Madelyn Kidd, Copy Editor

October 18, 2019

Many of us know about the superstition that black cats bring bad luck, which has unfortunate consequences to black cats in animal shelters. Black cats have the lowest adoption rates and highest euthanasia rates in shelters acr...

The importance of Special Olympics

Harry Reynolds, Contributing Reporter

October 18, 2019

Rocky was a cowboy; he carried his holstered revolvers around the neighborhood and wore his big white hat low on his head. He came into my life one fine summer day in 1953; my first reaction was fear, which was understandable....

They cut the ginko tree down

Harry Reynolds

September 17, 2019

  Someone complained about the ginkgo, and it went down.     It stood on a corner of the library grounds, peeked over the shoulders of the sidewalk, threw shade on people sitting on the iron bench and told a story if you listened. The breeze carried its voice in murmur...

Hagrid’s a death eater theory is false

Madelyn Kidd, Copy Editor

September 17, 2019

Death Eater Illustrated By Brian Kidd On Aug. 5 a Reddit user, Zach Hansen, uploaded a controversial Harry Potter theory proposing the idea that Hagrid is secretly a high-ranking death eater in a 9,653 word essay. Despite giv...

What a Tree?

Chandler Smith, Navigator Work Study

September 14, 2019

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? I simply think when a tree falls it does make a sound as long as you are close enough. The sound received by your eardrums is not just meant for one li...

Area 51 Raid is a bad Idea

Owen Seifert, Business Manager

September 14, 2019

Every year there are certain events that will be remembered for decades. I truly believe that this year's event could have been the legendary Area 51 raid. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, there was a ...

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