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Classics Week celebrates Greece and Rome

Last week, the Lawrence University classics department hosted the now traditional “Classics Week” where, according to Ottilia Buerger Professor of Classical Studies and Associate Professor of Classics Randall McNeil, “It is our chance to celebrate all things Greco-Roman.” And it was quite a celebration indeed. With five events packed into just four days, all spearheaded

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Sudan A recent flareup of conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region has seen over 11,000 people displaced to the country of Chad, with another 46,000 internally displaced. This has come after a conflict in the town of Genena between Muslims and non-Muslims that has left around 20 dead and over 60 injured. The region near the

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Yemen At least 80 Yemeni soldiers were killed while in prayer and 130 more were injured in a missile attack on a mosque. The attack came from the Houthi rebel group, who are backed by the Iranian government. This attack is just one in a years-long civil war where Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United

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Mexico A mass grave of 29 people was recently found by the Mexico National Guard on the outskirts of Guadalajara. This comes after two other graves of 81 people were found nearby just last year. Of the 29, four have been identified as people who had gone missing last year. All of these deaths are

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Hong Kong  The ongoing protests in Hong Kong have continued to rage and, according to police, have put the country in a state of almost total collapse. Recently, a new round of protests erupted near the University of Hong Kong campus. Over 1,000 protesters set up barricades and clashed with police, resulting in tear gas

Greenfire welcomes Citizens Climate Lobby to campus

On Oct. 23, Lawrence University and the student organization Greenfire welcomed Dan Duffin from the organization Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). He gave a small talk on climate change, what his organization is doing to help combat it and some strategies that everyday citizens can use to try and assist. CCL is a nonpartisan, international organization

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Bolivia  Bolivia is seeing mounting anger in the light of a recent election. Under the Bolivian electoral system, if the winner is ahead by 10 points under a quick vote count, they automatically win. If the margin is less than 10 points, there is a run-off election in December, where only the first and second

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