Habitat for Humanity, Sankofa collaborate for Shack-a-thon

“No ‘boo’s because you’re short or because your feet are too small,” said junior and Sankofa house Residence Life Manager Tierra Masupha as she started the first installation of Sankofa Open Session (SOS). SOS began as an incentive to facilitate an open forum on campus. Sophomore Louis Weissert, creator of the project, was inspired by


Lawrence announces historic $25 million endowed gift for financial aid

Emily Zawacki and Nathan Lawrence Editor-in-Chief and Copy Chief In an announcement on Wednesday, September 17, Lawrence University President Mark Burstein released news of an anonymous $25 million gift to the school’s endowment. The largest donation in Lawrence history, its entirety will go toward an endowed scholarship fund to supplement the financial aid of future


Beyond the Bubble: Pre-pre-pre-election and political theater

Even though the next presidential election is still over a year away, it is already dominating much of the American conversation. This election seems to be a particularly lively one. It is hard to witness the shenanigans of candidates from both parties without forming a rather bitter opinion of American politics. Lawrentians have certainly formed

Opinions and Editorials

Staff Editorial: Responding to the changes in Bon Appétit policies

Last week, several dozen students sat in on LUCC General Council, while four upperclassmen led discussion on the changes made to this year’s meal plan and Bon Appétit policies. In attempts to save Bon Appétit money, the addition of clamshells has been implemented to reduce the amount of broken and stolen dishes taken from the

Arts & Entertainment

Book Review: John Green’s “Paper Towns”

By McKenzie Fetters “Paper Towns” is a fictional bildungsroman novel of the young adult genre. At first glance, it seems to follow the typical formulaic plotline of many a teen romance novel out there today — the synopsis on the back cover details the story of a boy named Quentin, who is in love with


Lawrence’s inaugural Tri Boldt Triathlon succeeds

It was all smiles on Boldt Way. Early on Saturday, Sept. 26, the inaugural Lawrence University Tri Boldt Triathlon, a friendly competition focused around Lawrence’s own Boldt Way, began. Competing either in teams or by themselves, 26 students and staff members of all levels of fitness swam 300 yards, biked 4.5 miles, and ran 1.6

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Letter to the Editor: We Matter

Dear Lawrence community, I’m writing you in response to a panel that was organized by Students for Justice in Palestine entitled “The History of the Israeli-Palestinian Question: A Panel”. I would like to begin by stating that the Palestinian narrative is extremely valuable to the understanding of the conflict. Hence, my criticism is directed at