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The Navigator

Serving You in the Virtual Environment

The Lake Land College Student Life Office is fully operating during the pandemic.  All of our services and events can be accessed virtually, and our offices will physically open on a limited schedule. Please email or call ahead before visiting our office.  If you are a current student, we are using the “Laker Point Online” course in Canvas to keep you up-to-date on virtual events and offerings. You can also follow us on Facebook: “Lake Land College Student Activity Board,” “Lake Land College Student Government Association,” and “Lake Land College Navigator News.”

How can I contact a Student Life staff member or student leader from SAB, SGA, NSLS, Student Trustee, or the Navigator News?

The Student Life Office now has a cell phone you can text or call with questions and we can also get you in touch with student leaders as needed.  That number is 217-460-8554.

What other ways can I contact the Student Life Office?

Students are encouraged to use the cell phone number (217-460-8554) or email for the quickest response.  The Student Life email addresses are:

You can also call our office phone and leave a voicemail if there is no answer.  That number is 217-234-5277.

How will clubs be organized during the pandemic?  What if I want more information on starting a new club or joining an existing club?

Student clubs will be functioning in the virtual environment and having their meetings through programs such as Zoom.  Some clubs are also meeting in person following the college’s COVID-19 guidelines.  Please text the Student Life cell phone listed above or email Marlene Meek (mmeek@lakelandcollege.edu) for information on how to start or join a club.

What will SGA, SAB, NSLS, and Navigator News meetings/events look like during the pandemic? 

  • Student Government Association will meet on Wednesdays at 11 AM via Zoom until further notice.  Meetings will last one hour.  Students may be ask to attend additional meetings (mostly virtual) for committee work and/or as members of the Executive Board of SGA.  Text the Student Life Cell for Zoom link.
  • Student Activity Board will meet on Wednesdays at Noon via Zoom until further notice.  Text the Student Life Cell for Zoom link.
  • The Navigator News will meet on Mondays at 11 AM via Zoom until further notice.  Text the Student Life Cell for more information.
  • The National Society for Leadership and Success will hold its meetings and events virtually.  Members should check their dashboards for more information.

The Navigator is Lake Land College’s award-winning student newspaper and is produced by the students for the students every month during the fall and spring semesters. The 8-12 page tabloid combines news, features, sports, entertainment and information about upcoming events on campus.

At Lake Land College we do not exercise prior review and, therefore, The Navigator is the product of student efforts. The newspaper is not just for journalism and English majors. In fact, working the The Navigator can provide you with skills in writing, business, computers, advertising, public relations and more. No experience is necessary, as we offer training sessions for new employees. Like to travel? Each year, the staff travels to three conferences across the state and nation to improve their skills in journalism.

The Navigator has earned numerous awards from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association and has eight paid positions including Managing Editor, News and Opinion Editor, Sports and Entertainment Editor, Campus and Features Editor, Layout and Design Editor, Photo/Web Editor, Copy Editor and Business Manager. The Student Life Office is now accepting applications for The Navigator staff for 2020-2021.

Navigator 2020-2021 Staff

Editor-In-Chief                        Madelyn Kidd
Copy Editor  Kristen Rardin
Layout and Design
Breanna Moore
Business Manager
Wesley Spitz
Multimedia Manager Morgan Froese
Reporter Jess Oakley
Media Assistant/Podcast/Help with social media
Owen Seifert
Distribution and Archives Gracie Speer
Staff Photographer/Reporter Kaitlyn Bloemer
Advisor Valerie Lynch