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The Laker Sentinel

 Series — Box: 127
Identifier: GV244


The Laker Sentinel was an independent student magazine that began online in September 2012. Inspired by Sixties underground newspapers, journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and political and cyber activism, one journalism major, one history/philosophy major, and an English/classics major joined together for an interdisciplinary publication. The Sentinel attempted to offer harder, contextualized news that the student newspaper, the Lanthorn, did not provide, as well as cultural pieces about art, film, theatre, and music. In January 2013, the Sentinel began printing issues with personal funds, but in April 2013 they created the registered student organization, Advocates for Journalism, where Student Senate funds were made available for printing. The staff orchestrated protests, invited historian John McMillian to speak, and participated in other university affairs. Print and online issues were infrequently circulated until April 2014. The collection contains copies of the print issues (2013-2014) and various leaflets that were used to advertise events and politically motivate students, as well as a reflection written by the editor-in-chief.


  • 2012-2014

Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

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0.02 Linear feet (2 folders in 1 box)

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Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States