Author Archives: Eryn Wecker

The downside of ‘learning to live’ on a residential campus

College is meant to be a time to learn skills that will help you as an adult. Getting a job, being able to form a well-rounded opinion, writing and communication skills are all things that our liberal arts education seriously improves over our four-year stay. However, while we are off living on a residential campus,

Secret Lives: Ann Parmentier

Lead Custodian of the Warch Campus Center, Ann Parmentier, has her hands full. She is in charge of taking care of and maintaining the cleanliness of the massive communal living room of campus, which receives some of the worst wear and tear of any building on campus. Still, Parmentier is recognizable for her infectious positivity,

How to: Avoid midterm slump

Is it just me or is fourth week a bit of wet blanket? A lot of people have expressed their distaste of the week before the offical middle of the term to me lately. From exams to projects, the year is in full swing. Perhaps everyone just thinks this term has been particularly bad because

So, what do we do next? Musings on post-college life

Remember May and June of your senior year of high school? How everyone was abuzz with excitement over college plans or maybe gap years? Seniors, perhaps you’ve noticed that your last year of college is different. Unlike your high school senior year, imagining a collegiate life filled with dusty works of Aristotle and frat parties,

Spring Break Trips: California – Film Students

Five Lawrentians ventured to Los Angeles over Spring Break with the film department. These five students, with an expressed interest in film studies, were accompanied by Catherine Tatge ’72, current Artist in Residence at Lawrence, and the Associate Vice President of Major and Planned Giving Barbara Stack. The trip was planned through the development office

Fierce drag show entices crowd

Hundreds of students gathered in the Esch-Hurvis room Friday, Feb. 22 as the Drag Show opened with drama. Sophomore Ryan Kottman, under the persona Fredrick Von Tiddlywink, held sophomore Tyler Grasee, as Anita Mann, in a dramatic dip as the show began. Both, along with junior Ariel Garcia, were the emcees of the show. While

VIVA series showcases Cuban food and music

After struggling with low membership in the past two years, VIVA, a student organization that focuses on Spanish language and Latin American culture, made its campus presence known by hosting the VIVA Cultural Series: Cuba event last Monday, Jan. 28. The event, which hosted around sixty people, showcased cultural, musical and political aspects of Cuba,