Author Archives: Luther Abel

Welcome, All – The Lawrentian Podcast

The show must go on! When campus closed and the newspaper shuttered, a few hardy student writers overcame a pandemic to provide the very best in Lawrence University opinion, news, and twaddle.  Listen to the first episode where Luther and Fariba introduce the podcast and themselves to the listeners. Beaches, economists, and plague are discussed

What in the World: Campus jobs are a crock

Go forth young person and think not of campus employment. We are living in a community rife with low-skill opportunities that pay significantly better than whatever job you may have on campus. A cursory glance through LinkedIn’s job openings shows a cornucopia of employment options. Forklift operator, urinalysis observer — a job I have personally

What in the World: Democrats faceplant

You have probably seen the clip on YouTube. Jeff Daniels playing a news anchor on a political discussion panel in the HBO drama “Newsroom” is asked, “What makes America the greatest country in the world?” He saucily replies, “It isn’t.” Everyone gasps and looks flabbergasted. Sensing an opportunity to roast anyone and everyone, he proceeds

What in the World: Unholy dough-sacs

There you are at the bakery, perusing those delicious dough rings that call to you like stroke-inducing sirens through the sneeze-resistant glass. They are beautiful, catching the light just so. You imagine slow dancing with them out to your car, carefully sneaking them past jealous receptionists at work and bursting into a loathsome and boring

What in the World: On naval debauchery

Sailors are a perfidious lot of rabble-rousers if ever there were any. Take four steps outside any naval base and you will find three establishments: strip clubs, strip bars and strip payday loan stores — I exaggerate only slightly. Two heavily mortgaged Ford Mustangs and a Harley will be hang-doggedly for sale in the parking