Author Archives: Alex Kurki

Wellness Center orientation

Most Lawrentians will use the Buchanan-Kiewit Wellness Center’s facilities during their time on campus. However, many spend their Lawrence careers unaware of the range of services the Wellness Center has to offer and do not use the resources available to their full potential. I believe that implementing a mandatory orientation program for new students who

Is it a sport? Eat this article

This week, I examine whether or not competitive eating can be considered a sport. To be defined as a “sport,” an activity must include the following: competition between participants who are in direct opposition to each other; some level of physical and mental capacity, such as agility, strength or endurance. Competitive eating meets these criteria,

Album Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan’s “Dissociation”

After 20 years, The Dillinger Escape Plan (DEP) is breaking up following the touring cycle for their new album, “Dissociation.” DEP is known for pioneering “mathcore,” a subgenre of punk rock defined by rapidly-shifting time signatures and tempos. On “Dissociation,” released on Oct. 14, DEP continues to rage against genre boundaries. The album is much

GLOW presents list of demands to campus

On Tuesday, March 1, Gay Lesbian Or Whatever (GLOW) released a list of demands across campus, communicating their requests through a spate of posters, a reading in Kaplan’s Café, as well as through an emotional discussion with Lawrence staff and faculty. According to the organization’s Vice President-elect and sophomore Dan Thomas-Commins, GLOW members gathered in

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