The Lanthorn Celebrates 100 Years with Book Swap & Release Party

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Campus Center Basement


March 14, 2013


The Lanthorn and CAB will co-sponsor a campus-wide Basement Book Swap March 14 from 10-4 in the Campus Center basement and a 100th anniversary Lanthorn release party in Java from 7-9 pm.

The Basement Book Swap will provide faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to bring, peruse, and swap books of any genre in the C.C. basement. Houghton College staff and community member Shelly Noyes plans to attend and swap, exclaiming, “I have so many books I need to go through!”

Abbey Buckingham ’15 thinks a book swap is beneficial in a college setting, because “Students can’t afford to buy new books, so it allows them to get new reading material without spending money.”

The Lanthorn will also be releasing its spring 2013, 100th anniversary edition magazine at that evening’s bi-annual party. CAB will co-host the event, which will feature live performances of student-composed music, open-mic poetry, and refreshments. The work of students --past and present -- and faculty will be features in this special anniversary publication.

Lanthorn advisor Lori Huth comments, “I’m always delighted to get my copy of the latest edition of the Lanthorn.  It’s filled with a range of thoughtful and beautiful work, and I enjoy watching Houghton students creating a mutually supportive community of writers and developing their work and their voices.”

Amy Coon ’14 says, “CAB is always excited to partner with a group on campus that supports academia. We love that this event celebrates the education we're receiving here at Houghton and celebrates our peers' talents as artists.”

The Lanthorn is Houghton College’s bi-annual student literary magazine that highlights the excellence of visual and written student art. The Candle and occasional chapbooks are also published by the Lanthorn’s editorial team.

“By getting involved with the Lanthorn, students not only have their writing, thoughts, stories, and voices heard by more people, but it also gives us good experience in publishing, both in editorial and authorial roles,” Jessica Dreiling ’15 reflects. “The Lanthorn is one of the few ways in which we can share our writing in a broader, more organized and professional manner, while at the same time having a lot of fun doing what we love!”

Remarks Coon, “CAB loves to support the arts when we can, and through the process of planning these events, we've learned much more about the Lanthorn and are really excited about the work Hannah and Megan are doing to make the 100th anniversary edition a remarkable one.”

Senior Lanthorn co-editor Megan Specksgoor writes of Lanthorn diversity, “There are so many people here who have really interesting, unique things to say and really interesting, unique ways of saying them, whether these people are writing or chemistry majors.”

Students, staff, faculty, and community are welcome to come celebrate a 100-year legacy of student art. These events are free and open to the public.


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