The Lakeland Mirror

Freshman Holmer raises massive assortment of birds

Freshman Holmer raises massive assortment of birds

Melissa Reise, Managing Editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Art & Features, Top Stories

For one Lakeland student, bird really is the word. Freshman computer science major Dustin Holmer houses a not-so-modest amount of birds right in his own home. Hiding behind a quiet demeanor, Holmer has a unique passion in cherishing his marvelous winged creatures. The Holmer family’s first bird c...

Kapla-designed shirts grace Homecoming

Kapla-designed shirts grace Homecoming

Jon Rivera, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2017


Filed under Art & Features, Top Stories

Art can be powerful, but when it comes to art that represents a community, it is most heartwarming to those it is relevant to. Senior art major Jori Kapla received quite an opportunity this fall semester. She received a forwarded email from one of Lakeland University’s Student Success Coaches, Mar...

Freshman Vrba fearlessly cosplays on campus

Freshman Vrba fearlessly cosplays on campus

Melissa Reise, Managing Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Art & Features, Top Stories

Freshman creative writing major Heather Vrba walks to class in a costume she spent an hour perfecting. Hailing from Waukesha, Wis., Vrba started cosplaying in eighth grade after a friend introduced her to anime. One of the first characters she cosplayed was Naruto, “It was funny because it was ju...

New communication professor Stewart fights male stigmas

New communication professor Stewart fights male stigmas

Chase Lindgren, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2017


Filed under Art & Features, Top Stories

This semester has brought a new member to Lakeland’s communication team: Assistant Professor of Communication Nathan Stewart, whose experience with loss set him on a mission to end male stigmas. “Like many that spend the years getting a degree and going into higher education, I want to make a dif...

Mock leads new drumline

Mock leads new drumline

Beverly Foster, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Art & Features, Top Stories

Junior communications major Zachery Mock’s love for drums led him to form a new drumline that performed at Homecoming. Mock has been practicing the drums for the past 10 years of his life. This inspired him to start a drumline in high school, then eventually here at Lakeland. He enjoys teaching w...

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