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Staff Editorial: Advice on upcoming finals

Navigator Staff

December 6, 2019

Finals are coming up, Lake Land students, and it is crunch time for finals. For those that have not been ahead of the curve, here are a few tips that could help as you approach finals week. One of the first things you need to...

Lake Land College needs a civic space

Chase Austin, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Americans often predispose American politics. Many describe politics as ballot boxes and bickering, often choosing to rather stay home on election day believing their vote simply does not count. The United States has many problems...

Intolerance and the danger of safe space mentality

Winnie Caskey, Distribution Manager/Archivist

December 6, 2019

The trend on college campuses to actively fight against free speech when it goes against the ideology some students has become problematic in recent years. In these instances, there is no tolerance for opinions when they d...

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...

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