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The Lookout | April 13, 2021

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‘The Lookout’ celebrates six decades

‘The Lookout’ celebrates six decades Former editor Awards Reading the Lookout

By Ashlee Buhler
Editor in Chief

The Lookout has been LCC’s watchdog on campus for the last 60 years. From keeping students and staff informed on the latest news to covering events around campus— The Lookout has been there for it all.

The current Lookout staff held a celebration on April 1 to commemorate six decades of the newspaper’s publication.

More than 50 students, staff and faculty stopped in throughout the afternoon to look through old issues of the paper and eat some cake. Roughly 30 people filled out surveys in exchange for a free Lookout T-shirt.

A few alumni of The Lookout came to the celebration as well, including past editors Marilyn Hobrla (1980-81), Jeff Wilson (1982-83) and Aaron Wilton (2017-18).

Wilson shared a memory that stood out to him from his time at The Lookout.

“We typed things out on typewriters and handed them over to professional typesetters to make the galley proofs,” he said. “It was a much more intensive process than it may be now.

“At times we would stay up all night and work to make the deadline. At that point, to my knowledge, the newspaper never came out late. I think each of us said, ‘It’s not going to happen on our watch.’ So we did what it took to make sure we hit those deadlines.”

Adviser Larry Hook said he appreciates everyone who came to the celebration.

The Lookout staff would like to thank all those who attended and showed interest in our history,” he said. “It was a lot of fun.”