Author Archives: Tina Czaplinska

Cost of fire response raises alarm

With the new school year comes an old set of issues. Annually, students—hungry for popcorn or otherwise—set off fire alarms. While often inconvenient, these fire alarms can also become very expensive for Lawrence University. “The first time the fire department is called, there is a $100 fee and this increases each time,” said Assistant Dean

Habitat for Humanity, Sankofa collaborate for Shack-a-thon

“No ‘boo’s because you’re short or because your feet are too small,” said junior and Sankofa house Residence Life Manager Tierra Masupha as she started the first installation of Sankofa Open Session (SOS). SOS began as an incentive to facilitate an open forum on campus. Sophomore Louis Weissert, creator of the project, was inspired by

Stolen mural returns to the Viking Room

A Lawrence University relic has recently resurfaced. Pieces of a mural that sat behind the carder’s table, stolen from the Viking Room (VR) on February 15, 1977, were mysteriously found in an Appleton garage. The reemergence of this once sentimental favorite is as mysterious as the original disappearance. News of the stolen mural was met

Israeli Apartheid Week engages Lawrence in conversation about Israel and Palestine

May 11 marked the beginning of Lawrence’s first Israeli Apartheid Week, led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). SJP Co-president and junior Razan Anabtawi deemed one of the goals of the week-long event was to “establish SJP as a resource on campus.” Israeli Apartheid Week included a variety of events that presented various opinions:

Lawrence responds to Nepal disaster

Though oceans away, the recent earthquake in Nepal hit close to home at Lawrence University. In response, students like sophomore Bimalsen Rajbhandari and senior Aubrey Lawlor decided to act philanthropically. The fundraising events that took place were “Grills, Games and Giving: Cookout for Nepal,” a party at Global Health house titled “Rage for Relief”, and

Latin American and Spanish Film Fest returns for fourth year at Lawrence

Last week marked the fourth annual Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LULASFF). This year’s films consisted of “Dust on the Tongue” by Rubén Mendoza, “Two Shots Fired” by Martín Rejtman, “To Kill a Man” by Alejandro Fernández, “Cantinflas” by Sebastian del Amo, “The Illiterate” by Moises Sepulveda and “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed”

Students discuss change in nursing staff

Winter Term marked the last term of Susan Muenster’s employment at Lawrence. Known around campus as Nurse Susie, Muenster worked as the school’s Director of Health for six years. Lawrence maintains a strict confidentiality of personnel matters out of respect for employee privacy, so the details surrounding the change of staff remain classified. While the