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Editorial Staff

January 29, 2015

We are just going to say it: convocation requirements are the bane of almost every Lakeland student’s existence. The current prerequisite for graduation is 24 convocations over the span of one’s Lakeland career. If a student attends three convocations every semester, it is not a completely unreasonab...

Editorial: Raising the minimum wage hurts young workers

Leah Ulatowski & Amanda Smith, Editorial Staff

November 13, 2014

The recent election in Wisconsin caused the topic of raising the minimum wage to resurface. According to MSNBC, Wisconsin voters in nine counties approved a non-binding referendum indicating their support for raising the state minimum wage from $7.25 (the federal minimum) to $10.10. On a national level,...

Editorial: Taking a stand against cyberbullying across campus

Editorial: Taking a stand against cyberbullying across campus

Leah Ulatowski & Amanda Smith

October 23, 2014

Children and young adults stuck in the middle of our nation’s cyberbullying epidemic often feel helpless, especially since anonymity and privacy settings allow the harassment and threats to take place “underground” and far away from the prying eyes of parents, school administrators and employers. While...

Editorial: Is Genie really free or not?

Editorial: Is Genie really free or not?

September 25, 2014

The news of entertainer Robin Williams’ suicide shocked millions of fans. From the hilarious Genie in “Aladdin” to Teddy Roosevelt in the “Night at the Museum” series and everything in between, Williams has been the face of many beloved movies. With his death, the topic of romanticizing suicide...

The question of veganism: to eat meat or not to eat meat?

Editorial Staff

October 31, 2013

There is a question that the topic of vegans raises in my mind: How and why do people choose to become vegan? For all of my life, I have loved meat and cheese. If a meal was not made primarily of these two things, then it wasn’t a normal meal. You should have seen my dad’s face the first time...

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