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Lucas Miller

Lucas Miller, Editor in Chief

Lucas Miller is a student at ACC pursuing a path in journalism. Writing has been a passion of his since his youth, mostly enjoying telling fictional stories set in worlds of his own creation. He has lived half of his life overseas in Scotland and Egypt, and has traveled to over 20 countries, bringing a worldly view to topics and issues local, national, and international.

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Professors Jamey Trotter and John Hall address the Progenitor team outside Hampden Press on April 23, 2021.

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April 28, 2021
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The Progenitor team inspects the final cover design and layout of Volume 56 before it goes to print. April 23, 2021.

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The Progenitor team being shown about the main hall of Hampden Press, being shown the many stages of book building and the machines used. April 23, 2021.

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Abby Noble demonstrates the industrial paper cutter used to cut sheets down to size on April 23, 2021. Not something you want your fingers in, Noble warns.

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A machine used to bind and cut books to size, Abby Noble explains the process, which begins with the pages being aligned and glued together, bound to the cover. April 23, 2021.

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An employee at work on April 23, 2021. Abby Noble estimates that about 80% of the work is automated, while 20% still needs to be done by hand.

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Employees converse while working at Hampden Press on April 23, 2021.

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Abby Noble shows off an example of a larger-scale print. In this case, a poster. April 23, 2021.

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An employee monitors the HP® Indigo 10000 Digital Press, which uses impressive color printers to bring vivid digital imagery to life. April 23, 2021.

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Zachary Vultao inspects the HP® Indigo 10000 Digital Press on April 23, 2021.

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The Heidelburg SM52 is a massive printer used at Hampden Press. The printer is strictly for mass-producing prints. April 23, 2021.

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Another view of the Heidelburg SM52, which runs the entire width of the shop. April 23, 2021.

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This Kluge is an important machine at Hampden Press, embossing foil printing onto covers or pages in various publications. Abby Noble estimated the machine has been utilized since the 1980s. April 23, 2021.

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A collection of previously utilized foil plates, kept in the event any previous prints need to be redone. April 23, 2021

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An example of on of the foil plates used by Hampden Press. Plates such as this emboss a glamorous foil onto the page, giving it a bright and reflective design. April 23, 2021.

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Abby Noble examples cut-outs to the Progenitor team, which add a layer of dimension to title pages. April 23, 2021

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A cutting board used by Hampden Press, showcased by Abby Noble on April 23, 2021. These boards are used to add cut outs or creases to pages.

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The HP® Latex R2000 Latex Printer used by Hampden Press. This massive roller is used to laminate large prints, such as posters. April 23, 2021.

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A staging area utilized by Hampden Press where prints begin. The prints are put onto sheets to then be used throughout the facility. Hampden Press accepts digital works and hard copies. April 23, 2021.

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Children with autism experience the world in a different manner, one that can often leave them feeling isolated or cut-off from society.

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May 20, 2020
Even if Im stuck at home, I cant complain too much with views like these.

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May 3, 2020
Cooking at home is a real passion of mine, and trying a new recipe will usually bring fantastic results.

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May 3, 2020
Spotify is already well known, but using it to find new music or artists is always a good idea.

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May 3, 2020
Casual, easy-to-play card games like Solitaire are a blessing in times like these.

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May 3, 2020
Remember how I said if I died in a game it came with consequences? This workout mat has become well acquainted with me.

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May 3, 2020
It may seem silly, but World of Warcraft has always been there for me.

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May 3, 2020
Games like Dark Souls, while difficult and stressful, are a great way to relax and de-stress in these trying times. Add on ten push-ups and sit-ups with every death and Im on my way to staying fit!

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May 3, 2020
One of my crowning achievements in Planet Zoo. I call it Bear Mountain, which houses unique habitats from bears across the world.

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May 3, 2020
Planet Zoo has been an adorable and relaxing game Ive enjoyed.

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May 3, 2020
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