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The Great Midwest Trivia Contest explained

The Great Midwest Trivia Contest explained

You have probably seen posters around campus advertising something called “The Great Midwest Trivia Contest,” and, since no one sees each other anymore and word of mouth is basically impossible nowadays, you are probably, like, what is that? I am here to explain.   The Great Midwest Trivia Contest is the longest running trivia contest in

Subculture on Main: Oryan Brown

O’Ryan Brown stands in the snow-covered SLUG gardens Photo by Dani Massey Subculture on Main strives to raise awareness of the diversity of people and important issues on the Lawrence University campus. Care is taken to give equal platform to unique individuals and to listen to their stories with an open mind. Interviews are reflective

Memorial: Pat Powell

Patricia Powell, age 78, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 4, 2021 at Appleton Medical Center after battling the COVID-19 virus briefly. She was born Nov. 1, 1942 to Henry and Genevieve Bonk. Patricia married Gary Powell on Feb. 9, 1963.  Pat worked at Ariens Manufacturing Company in Brillion, Wisconsin until her retirement. After which, she

The Great Midwest Trivia Contest LVI

This year’s group of Trivia Masters. Photo provided by Mary Grace Wagner The Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest is coming up next week! During the weekend of Jan. 29—31, the longest running college bowl trivia contest in the world will be returning in its 56th year. To save you the math, The Great Midwest Trivia

National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical health is an issue that concerns people of all genders and sexual orientations. Our ever-growing scientific understanding of sexuality and gender makes it clear that we cannot continue to call vaginal and cervical health issues exclusively “women’s health problems” as is often stated in commonly found literature about sexual health. After all, we would

Subculture on Main: “This is not who we are”

On Jan. 6, the United States’ Capitol was stormed by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump. They sported Make America Great Again (MAGA) gear while carrying confederate flags and destroyed government property and equipment belonging to journalists. The breach was planned publicly for weeks over social media following Trump’s “Save America” rally speech.

Rest in peace, Pat Powell

Pat Powell, a longtime member of Lawrence University’s Bon Appétit Dining Services staff and formerly an employee of Lawrence University Dining Services, died on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5 due to the COVID-19 virus.  Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, Reverand Linda Morgan-Clement announced the loss of Powell and addressed community

Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. While the prevention of slavery and human trafficking is and should be an issue of great importance all year long, the month is an opportunity to bring the issues to light, raise awareness and acknowledge those who have been or are currently enslaved and those who

Editorial Board Announcements: Commitment to transparency and integrity

It has become apparent that The Lawrentian has been operating without a solid foundation of identified core principles and objective policies. Members of the executive team created the following statements in the hopes of uniting our staff in a shared dedication to integrity and representation and reducing subjective decision-making. This is the first announcement of