Author Archives: Danielle Konz

BBC to welcome on and off-campus bands for LUaroo

This coming Memorial Day weekend, LUaroo will be taking over the quad. The music will run from noon to 11 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. “I’m really excited about all the bands,” said junior and Band Booking Committee (BBC) member Georgia Greenberg. “We tried to find a diverse set of

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China After a massive outcry, one of the most popular Chinese social media networks, Sina Weibo, has reversed a controversial “clean-up campaign” that would ban gay content. On Friday, April 13, the platform announced that any posts relating to homosexuality would be taken down. There was a huge outpouring of posts from outraged users protesting

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India At least seven people have died amid caste protests that have involved tens of thousands of protesters across India. The protesters are from the Dalit caste, a group of citizens who were previously labelled as “untouchable.” They are protesting a Supreme Court order that weakens a law designed to protect lower caste groups. The

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Compiled by Dannielle Konz Korea The twenty-third Winter Olympic Games opened on Friday, Feb. 9. In a sign of peace, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shook hands at the opening ceremonies. This marks the first time that a member of the North Korean

LIT holds gender and Shakespeare discussion

The Lawrence Inclusive Theatre (LIT) held a Gender, Identity and Shakespeare student-led discussion on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon. This was the first discussion of potentially several more to come. LIT is an inclusive outreach organization for theatre on campus. “We want to come together as a community in conversation with the

Scientista holds mixer for the STEMM-interested

Lawrence Women in Science: Scientista held a mixer and Q&A on Friday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. on the first floor lounge of Hiett Hall. The event encouraged women and non-binary students interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine STEMM fields to engage in informal conversation with STEMM professors. “Scientista offers a welcoming community