New and Improved: Student Lounge

New and Improved: Student Lounge
By: Makou Lin

The Student Lounge is a place for student to gather and socialize.
     Ready, Set, Go! Whether you are normally hyped or really bummed out, the Student Government Association of Lake-Sumter State College understands your mixed feelings. Without the voices of you, the students, SGA would not be active nor been able to pull off this total renovation of LSSC’s Student Lounge (South Lake Campus) for the Fall semester. Because of the rising number of students, SGA understands the growing need to accommodate more students in the Student Lounge. If you do not know what or where the Student Lounge is, it is about time to come and visit the place in Building 2 (Room 113). A space reserved just for students and peers to socialize and have a good time.

A trio of friends enjoying ping-pong

     The Student Lounge, in its simplest form, could be described as a place for students to meet, but it is much more than that. It is a vision for students to enjoy their time in college; by meeting new friends, catching up with old pals, or relaxing under the A/C. Whatever it may be, the Student Lounge is equipped to handle their needs. Thanks to the SGA, the renovation of the Student Lounge is here to help relieve stress in the demanding student life. The development of the renovation features: expanded lounge space, increased number of furniture, and the revival of various table games.

A match of pool between friends 
     Due to the renovation of the Student Lounge, the SGA and the Student Life Manager offices will be moved. The new SGA office is still connected and accessible from the Student Lounge. The Student Life Manager’s office will be removed from the Student Lounge and relocated to a separate room (next to the SGA office), leaving behind more lounge space. The expanded lounge space will accommodate a greater number of students and furniture, with its newly installed flooring. The Student Lounge will contain several more worktables, couches, and workstations; fully equipped with power outlets and numerous seats. Furthermore, the Student Lounge will include various games from before; such as pool, ping-pong, and several other board games.

Just chilling
     With the coming completion of the Student Lounge at the end of the Fall semester, all the curiosity and excitement will be worth the wait. Imagine a room located in the center of the South-Lake campus (in Building 2, 1st Floor Room 113), reserved just for students and peers alike to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere filled with spirit and connection. From a hard day’s work of sitting in class, doing homework, or cramming for a test. Come and feel what it is like to be chilling in the lounge.

LSSC Theatre Arts Society Presents: Alice in Wonderland & Mad Hatter Tea Party

LSSC TAS presents…

Paul P. Williams Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 19 -- 7-8pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 -- 10-11am
TICKETS: FREE for LSSC students, staff & faculty
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Magnolia Room

--Reservations Required--
Thursday, October 18 from 11-12:30pm
Saturday, October 20 from 11-12:30pm
TICKETS: FREE for LSSC students, $10 for LSSC staff & faculty 

For more information or to make reservations:
·        email
·        register at Leesburg Library Front Desk
·         go to: 

PLEASE NOTE:  Tickets for the Mad Hatter Tea Party need to be reserved in ADVANCE for catering purposes.
-The Cast & Crew

A Forever Home Animal Rescue Kickball Tournament

Come one come all to the A Forever Home Animal Rescue Kickball Tournament is organized by Leesburg SGA. The tournament will be taking place at the Leesburg Baseball field on November 1st at 5 PM. 

Teams will consist of LSSC Faculty members and students playing off for the right to be considered “the best school” by Leesburg SGA and to raise awareness for A Forever Home Animal Rescue. Each team member must pay a small $2 registration fee which will go to A Forever Home Animal Rescue to pay for medication and the care of the animals there.  

Spectators are also encouraged to come out and enjoy the snacks and drinks sold. The profits from the concessions will also go to A Forever Home Animal Rescue for the aid of the animals. 

If you only wish to donate to A Forever Home Animal Rescue go to If you would like to participate, please email Leesburg SGA with a full team sign up. Individual signups will not be accepted.

4 Things LakeHawks Need to Know This Fall

4 Things LakeHawks Need to Know This Fall
By David Housley

Most LSSC students will admit that the beginning of a semester is stressful, and it’s even worse for new LakeHawks. Some students begin their first year with guidance from advisors and friends, while others are jumping in after being out of school for years. Luckily, LSSC’s faculty and returning students are willing to help new students who need it. Let’s discuss 4 things that every LakeHawk, new or returning, should know this Fall.

1. Handle financial aid before classes start
Tackling the FAFSA is time-consuming and stressful; there are several documents the financial aid office needs in order to determine if students are eligible for assistance. LSSC students should start their forms in advance to make sure tuition is paid for because they might be withdrawn from their registered classes if the payment deadline is missed. LSSC students should always seek help from the financial aid office to ensure all requirements are met. For LakeHawks in Leesburg, the financial aid office is located in the Student Services Building, Room 101. The contact number for their office is (352) 365-3567. For LakeHawks in South Lake, their office is located in Building 2, Room 149. Their phone number is (352) 536-2157.  Students may also reach them via email at

2. Where to get a parking decal
LSSC students are required to have a white parking decal for their vehicle(s) in order to park on campus. LSSC’s faculty is lenient during the first few weeks of classes, however, as things settle down, students may receive fees for parking on campus without a decal. To get a parking decal stop by Student Services, Building 2, Main Office for South Lake and the Student Services Building for Leesburg, and fill out a short form. Be sure to have the vehicle’s license plate number, year, make, and model before filling out the form. Students will receive their decals immediately.

3. Career Development Services for job preparation
Career Development Services (CDS) is a program that assists LakeHawks with a variety of career-related services, such as choosing the right major based off career interests, networking advice, tips for interviews, writing a cover letter and resume that stands out, and much more. CDS is available on all three campuses; students can meet with a Career Advisor by contacting the CDS office at (352) 323-3603 or schedule an appointment through Starfish.

4. Where to find jobs on campus
LSSC provides on-campus job opportunities for students who qualify through the Work Study Program. The program is run by Financial Aid Office Administers and is designed to help students who need help paying for college expenses. Students have the opportunity to work as CIT Assistants, Tutors, Library Assistants, and even community service positions. The option to sign up for Work Study is on the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For additional details, visit LSSC’s Financial Aid Site or reach out to one of the Financial Aid Administers.

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