The Lakeland Mirror

Committee’s choice not to hold forums the right one

March 7, 2012

On the advice of the search agency it employs, the Presidential Search Committee (PSC) included open forums as part of the search for Lakeland’s next president last year. Anyone who wished to attend these forums could, and many did: the room was nearly filled to capacity for each of the forums hel...

Strive for Jeremy Lin’s perseverance, not just his success

February 23, 2012

February 2012 has been the month of Jeremy Lin. Before it started, the life of the New York Knicks point guard had been the book of the obscure toiler. As a high school senior, he led his team to a state title but received no scholarship offers. In college, he was a finalist for the award that goe...

Anti-piracy legislation failure a positive

February 1, 2012

Staff Editorial In the past few weeks, two federal legislative bills named SOPA and PIPA have made headlines. The bills, if passed, would attempt to prevent Internet users from accessing websites that were known to be housing pirated content. They would do this, first of all, by blocking the websi...

Arming security is the right move

Danny Spatchek, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2011

A proposal to allow Lakeland’s professional security staff to carry guns while on duty seems likely to be passed in the upcoming weeks by administrators. One of the administrators in charge of passing it, Vice President of Student Development Nate Dehne, called the topic, “politically and emotionally...

Penn State tragedy can teach us to do more

November 17, 2011

Staff Editorial After the Penn State sex abuse revelations came out last week, people all over the country weighed in, most of them choosing to criticize the Penn State officials whose negligence let former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children go on. Sports Illustrated columnist...

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