The Navigator News

Leah Oathout

leah web pageI have worked at the Navigator News for two years now. I began as a staff writer/photographer then became Layout & Design editor in February of 2012, then decided to become Production Manager for my final semester at Lake Land. I have received a handful of awards from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) for articles, photos and layouts.

I began Lake Land as an Art major but, through a long, complicated chain of events, became an Automotive Technology major. One day, I hope to be able to do custom painting jobs on vehicles. I spend most of my spare time at Coles County Dragway racing the LLC Auto Club Firebird. Sadly, the racing season is over and, since I will graduate in December, I can no longer race for Lake Land. Hopefully I will have my own car by the beginning of the next season. When I am not in class, working or racing, I enjoy watching anime, playing RPG-style video games and relaxing with my crazy friends.

Leah can be reached at and her office hours are Tuesdays 3-4 PM