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About The Lawrentian

Since 1884, The Lawrentian has been Lawrence University’s student newspaper. The Lawrentian is entirely student-run. It is one of the university’s oldest and longest-running student organizations, as well as the oldest Lawrence publication still in production.

The Lawrentian Editorial Board:

  Editor-in-Chief—Anh Ta ’18  


 Copy Chief—Elijah Kuhaupt ’19

Elijah Kuhaupt is a sophomore Piano Performance major from Neenah, Wisc. In addition to being Copy Chief of the Lawrentian, Elijah also runs the WLFM student radio station and is on the board of the Event Planning and Organizing Committee (EPOC). In his free time, Elijah loves to listen to music and participate in music ensembles through the Conservatory.


Managing Editor— Nauman Khan ’18


News Editor—Allegra Taylor ’20

Allegra is a freshman biology and history double major from Chico, California. In the past she has worked as a writer and photographer for the Lawrentian, and is currently involved with the Bird and Nature Club. In her free time she likes to take photos of birds, ride her bike around airports, and collect old photos. She is also a strong proponent of the Oxford Comma. She doesn’t mean to brag but she has more culinary cash than Claire.


Variety Editor—Claire Zimmerman ’20

Claire is a freshman Biology and Psychology double major from a suburb of Chicago. She has been working for the Lawrentian since the fall of her freshman year, initially starting as an illustrator for the Features section. Claire is involved with the IlLUstrator, Bike Club, and Viking Chorale and is a LARY buddy and a tour guide. She lives and breathes comics in a Variety of ways: reading, writing, and editing. Allegra has more culinary cash than her.


Sports Editors—Arianna Cohen ’18  Shane Farrell ’19

Arianna Cohen is a junior from Milwaukee, WI. She is majoring in English and minoring in Creative writing. She is a member of the Women’s Volleyball team, Kappa Kappa Gamma, ACE, and the Wellness Committee. Arianna has been writing for The Lawrentian since Winter Term of her Sophomore year. She hopes to pursue a career in book publishing or magazine editing post graduation.

Shane Farrell is a sophomore from Minneapolis, MN. He is majoring in Government and Biology. He is a member of the men’s ultimate frisbee team and works in the biology research lab over the summer. Shane has been writing for The Lawrentian since fall term of his sophomore year. After Lawrence he plans to go to law school and become a federal prosecutor.


Features Editor—Andrew Brown ’20

Andrew Brown is from Johnsburg, IL and is a Linguistics major and Creative Writing and Theatre minors. Andrew has been a writer for the Features Section since the Fall Term of 2016, and is now currently the Features Section Editor. Andrew is also a Phonathon student caller for the Annual Giving office and enjoys binging on Netflix TV shows.


Arts and Entertainment Editor—Ali Shuger ’19

Ali Shuger is a sophomore at Lawrence University majoring in English and Film Studies with minors in Creative Writing and Studio Art. She began working as a writer in the Arts & Entertainment section of The Lawrentian after transferring to Lawrence in fall term of 2016. In addition to her classes and her job at the newspaper, Ali is also heavily involved in music, taking flute and piano lessons in the conservatory and hosting a radio show on WLFM.


Opinions and Editorials Editor—Cassie Gitkin ’20

Cassie Gitkin is a sophomore from Highland Park, Illinois, studying English and Studio Art. Cassie began writing for the Lawrentian her freshman year. She is a member of the Lawrence University Dance Team and Kappa Alpha Theta. In her free time, Cassie runs an Instagram account for her dog.


Photo Editor—Billy Liu ’18

I’m a junior from China studying Biology and English and minoring in creative writing. After three photo editors and everyone on my original team gone or graduated, I finally got this job.


Marketing Manager—Rory Campbell ’20

Rory Campbell is a freshmen Film Studies and English double major out of Portland Oregon. It’s his first year on The Lawrentian staff. While not active on his own social media, he will be running ours. Good luck.

Copy Editor—Emma Jersild ‘18


Copy Editor—Kate Morton ‘18

Junior pursuing and degree in English. Former Features writer and current Copy Editor for the Lawrentian.


Copy Editor—Mina Seo ‘20


Distributions Manager—Nguyen Nguyen ’19


Web Manager—Hikari Mine ’20

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