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People of Color Empowerment Week Revived

People of Color Empowerment Week Revived

Junior Bernard Lilly, junior Malik Graham, freshman De Andre King, freshman Brandon Polanco and junior Alonzo Jackson serenade the audience at the Cultural Expressions show on Saturday, Feb. 2. Photo by Billy Liu   Feb. 19–24 marked the first People of Color Empowerment Week in two years, led by senior Tatiyana Jenkins, co-chair of All

“It’s On Us” week aims to end sexual assault

Senior Brenna Ori and junior Eryn Blagg educate Lawrentians on consent during lunch. Photo by Emily Midyette   This week marked the Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources and Education (SHARE) committee’s “It’s On Us” campaign. Started by the Obama administration in 2014, the campaign asks people to pledge that they will no longer be a

Great Midwest Trivia Contest stumps players on and off campus

“The Solar-Powered Nips (#thehardeningofthenip)” struggles to find the answer to the super garuda in Trivia’s final hour. Photo by Luke Payne   “Boy, Photoshop skills are really not all you need,” began junior and member of team “Homemaker, wife and mother to 3 beautiful children” Molly Froman. Froman spent the weekend of Jan. 27–29 participating

BOMB Squad makes chemistry a blast at local elementary school

Junior Cheyenne Beckelman, sophomore Erica Craddock and freshman Max Muter pose with students of Sunrise School in Kimberly after the BOMB Squad presentation. Photo courtesy of BOMB Squad   Friday, Jan. 20 marked an important day in history as Lawrence’s very own BOMB Squad performed their largest show to date. The student-run organization traveled to

Ethnic Dinner aims to celebrate

Sunday, Oct. 16, marked Lawrence International’s (LI) annual Ethnic Dinner. LI invited Lawrence students, faculty, staff and friendship families to attend the event. “We try to celebrate a part of the world through the ethnic dinners,” said junior and LI president Tamanna Akram, explaining the goals of the event. “Every year, we have a different

A Positive Change for Ecuador

Sophomore Daniel Vaca fundraises for Ecuador earthquake relief last spring. Recently, Vaca learned of the exact impact his efforts had. Photos courtesy of Daniel Vaca Last spring, now-sophomore Daniel Vaca Arboleda organized a term-long fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake that struck Ecuador earlier this year. This natural disaster occurred in April on the

Students express outrage toward administration

According to information published on the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access system over spring break, Lawrence University senior Thomas Skoog was charged with five counts of “possession of child pornography.” This violation of campus safety angered much of the student body. Seniors Oumou Cisse and Catherine Bentley organized a movement called FULU that included a series

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