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A Long Look at Nature: Andrew Graff’s Raft of Stars

From the cover alone, it is clear where a read through Lawrence alumnus Andrew Graff’s debut novel Raft of Stars will take you. This story about two boys on the run from the law is a young adult coming-of-age piece, a Huckleberry Finn-esque adventure that puts nature in all its beauty and destruction at the

Inoculation Sensations: Interactive Sculpture

Sophmore Charlie Wetzel’s interactive sculpture InoculationSensations is located outside of Wriston Art Center. Photo by Pei Robins. “I’ve had both doses and it’s been two weeks for me, so I’ve hugged a few friends,” explains sophomore Charlie Wetzel. “It felt so weird. It felt alien.” Hugging was her go-to greeting before the pandemic, but returning

Creative Writing Club Serial Story: Episode Two

The trails in El Diablo were dense; on recommendation of some scientists in her lab who loved outdoorsy stuff, Lizzie’s mother had picked a spot for their lunch on the other side of the lake from their campsite. Lizzie would have rather just driven somewhere for a picnic, but her mother insisted on “bonding,” which

Movies, Movies, Movies

Zack Snyder’s Justice League, 2021, directed by Zack Snyder  – 2.5/5 Stars  Zack Snyder’s Justice League, divorced from its actual content, is a fascinating cultural event. When Snyder had to step down from directing the original theatrical cut of Justice League in 2017, Joss Whedon, known for his work on the Avengers series, stepped in

Group of musicians hold their trombones on their heads like hats and pose for a photo.

Group Spotlight: Trombone Studio

2019-2020 Trombone Studio. Not pictured: Juniors Molly Ruffing and Kate James. Freshmen members for the 2020-2021 studio: Caelen Hubred, Leah Kukman and Sam Johnson. The trombone studio is working hard to stay connected despite the many changes that have occurred since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. I spoke to junior Mikayla Frank-Martin and sophomore

Movies, Movies, Movies

Godzilla Vs. Kong, 2021, directed by Adam Wingard – 3.5/5 Stars Warner Brothers’ recent monster films, members of the “Monsterverse” as they are called, are difficult to assess with the usual filmmaking criteria. These bom- bastic, ridiculous romps have little to offer in terms of an emotional core or narrative arc, but somehow successfully work

Creative Writing Club Serial Story: Episode One

Lizzie sat in the front seat of her mothers SUV, habitually tugging her hik- ing shorts up and down her legs. “You and Dad really used to come up here?” She asked, digging a finger into her ear. Her mother glanced away from the winding mountain road. “A long time ago. Before you were born.”