The Lantern is the student literary journal here at Ursinus. Each year, and in the past, multiple times per year, students get to submit stories or poems they have written and a certain amount are chosen and published in this journal. For this project I have selected to look at entries from roughly the same timeframe as I did for the Weekly.
The Lantern offers a unique perspective on the Vietnam War than what is seen in the Lantern. There is much less in here about the happenings on campus and more about resisting the draft, the futility of war, and how we as a society treat our veterans.
Due to the creative nature of the Lantern and its contents, I am going to refrain from commenting on each piece and the analysis seen in the Weekly section. I selected each piece because I felt it had some connection with the Vietnam War or the issues the country faced state-side and instead of clumsily guiding you through poems and stories, you can read them and form your own opinions about the poems and make your own judgements and interpretations.