The Lakeland Mirror

Arming security is the right move

Danny Spatchek, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2011


Filed under Editorials

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...

Lakeland is too safe for guns

December 8, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I'm writing in response to the article "Security likely to carry guns soon" from the November 17 issue. Is this a joke? Guns? On the Lakeland College campus? In the past 150 years since Lakeland has been established, I find it hard to believe that any situation security has had to take...

The NonTraditional Life: Don’t you just hate it when . . .

The NonTraditional Life: Don’t you just hate it when . . .

Al Fairchild, Staff Writer

December 8, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions, The Non-traditional Life

A national television commentator who passed away last month began many of his segments with the phrase, “Don’t you just hate it when…?” and then he’d slide into a rant — albeit a humorous one — about whatever it was he disliked that day. I loved to listen to Andy Rooney, but I’ve...

Penn State tragedy can teach us to do more

November 17, 2011


Filed under Editorials

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...

The NonTraditional Life: Suspicious death on campus

The NonTraditional Life: Suspicious death on campus

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2011


Filed under The Non-traditional Life

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about the Kellett School. And, yes... there was a suspicious death. Someone murdered the Kellett Tree. It happened a while back. You’ve seen them. Those contorted evergreens that have been knocked sideways by some power they’ve had no control...

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