Author Archives: Zach Ben-Amots

Local news misconstrues Nepalese students’ experiences

As Nepal begins recovering from its catastrophic earthquake, many Lawrence students have been engaged in efforts to raise money and provide aid to the state. The majority of these efforts are being organized by Nepalese students directly affected by the natural disaster. News sources in the Appleton area have decided to cover the earthquake’s devastation by focusing on

Rob McCarthy named Lawrence’s head football coach

On January 6, Lawrence University announced the hiring of Rob McCarthy as the school’s 28th head coach of the Lawrence University Football Team after a coaching search that took four months. “This was a nation-wide search that included nearly 200 applicants,” said Athletic Director Mike Szkodzinski. “Our search committee was made up of athletic alumni,

Intramurals offer up new athletic community at LU

Out of the plenitude of extracurricular opportunities offered at Lawrence, intramural sports remain a unique and important aspect of student life. For participants, intramurals (IMs) give every student the chance to be athletically engaged without the required commitment of varsity or club sports. One of the key administrators of IMs at Lawrence is sophomore Jusuf

Women take fourth, men sixth at MWC meet

After participating in the Midwest Conference (MWC) Championships this past weekend (Feb. 14-16), the 2013-14 season came to a close for the Lawrence University swim team. In his sixth season as head coach, Andrew Fleek led the team to one of their most successful performances at the MWC Championships in recent history. “The team seems

Fencing team picks up five victories at NU Duels

In their second Northwestern University (NU) Duals tournament of the season, the Lawrence University fencing team registered their first losing record in a competition. Coming into this weekend’s NU Duals, Lawrence carried a lot of momentum from the dominating performance at the season’s first Duals in early November. However, the team was only able to

Women’s team grabs second, men fifth at WPCC

The Lawrence University swim team returned from the Wisconsin Private College Championships (WPCC) on Saturday, Jan. 25 with mixed results. The four teams competing against Lawrence in the WPCC consisted of Carroll University, Carthage College, Ripon College and Beloit College. While the men came in fifth in the championship with a total of 54 points,

UW-Stevens Point, Eau Claire top hockey team

The Lawrence University men’s hockey team was unable to overcome their recent slump as their losing streak extended to four games over the weekend. The losses came on Friday, Jan. 10 at UW-Stevens Point and Saturday, Jan. 11 at UW-Eau Claire. The Vikings struggled throughout the entirety of Friday night’s match against the UW-Stevens Point