The Lakeland Mirror

Thank you, President Gould

April 26, 2012


Filed under Editorials

President Stephen A. Gould deserves the congratulations of all as he nears his retirement after 42 years of tireless and excellent work for Lakeland College. Dr. Gould has served Lakeland in many roles since he was hired to teach German in 1970, and the work he has done in all of them resonates today...

The Non-traditional Life: The Joy of Journalism. Is it becoming a profession again?

The Non-traditional Life: The Joy of Journalism. Is it becoming a profession again?

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2012


Filed under The Non-traditional Life

In my first column for the Lakeland Mirror last September, I explained my definition of “non-trad.” Now, as I approach graduation and write my final column, I find myself compelled to tell you what I’ve learned while working as a non-traditional student on this newspaper’s staff. This is the...

The NonTraditional Life: The liberal arts and the non-trad

The NonTraditional Life: The liberal arts and the non-trad

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2012


Filed under The Non-traditional Life

I was sitting at the Daily Grind with a friend recently, and she began to give me a hard time about my classic Mickey Mouse watch. I replied that returning to school was making me young again. “But now I can’t make it stop,” I sobbed, “and this is the result!” My friend immediately regretted...

Avoid simplifying Trayvon Martin story

Danny Spatchek, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2012


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More than five weeks ago, a white-looking neighborhood watch coordinator named George Zimmerman shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old named Trayvon Martin as he walked down the street. Zimmerman was not arrested because he claimed he shot in self-defense after Trayvon attacked him. The police report...

The Non-Traditional Life: My gift to you

The Non-Traditional Life: My gift to you

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2012


Filed under The Non-traditional Life

During the nearly two years I’ve been a non-traditional student at Lakeland, I’ve come to appreciate the assistance my traditional classmates continually provide—things like showing me how to use Facebook and Twitter, or how to set up a blog (http://alanfairchild.wordpress.com – hint, hint)....

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