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57th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest held virtually

57th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest held virtually

Trivia Masters seniors Grace Krueger and Finn Witt lead players through this year’s online questions. Photo by Sebastian Evans. This year marked the 57th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest. It was held over a period of 50 hours from Friday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 31. The competition was streamed through Twitch, and Discord was

Junior Kelsi Bryant re-elected as LUCC President

LUCC President, junior Kelsi Bryant has begun planning for her upcoming term in office. Photo by Pei Robins. After another round of elections, the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) has a new president; junior Kelsi Bryant was selected over her opponent, Judicial Board member junior Jessica Toncler. As an incumbent to the position, this was

D&IC re-opens, plans events for Winter Term

The Diversity and Intercultural Center, pictured above, has offically re-opened and is planning several events to take place in Winter Term. Photo by Sebastian Evans. The Diversity and Intercultural Center (D&IC) is planning several events for both on- and off-campus students this term, including a Lunar New Year celebration, opportunities for students to de-stress and

SAASHA to host virtual sex-positive seminar on Feb. 4

The Student Alliance Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SAASHA) will host its fourth annual sex-positive seminar on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. As an organization, SAASHA aims to provide several services to the Lawrence community.   First, they work to support survivors of sexual assault and harassment. They actively fight to eliminate both sexual harassment

New Disability Working Group focuses on campus accessibility

Lawrence University Disability Working Group (LUDWiG) is a new student organization on campus devoted to discussing disability and making Lawrence more accessible.  Senior Alex Chand, who founded LUDWiG last term, said that the inspiration came from frustration with inaccessibility on campus and speaking with other Lawrence students about their experiences during an inclusion summit last

Recruitment begins for Lawrence’s Greek Life organizations

Senior Kelli Quick poses infant of the Kappa Kappa Gamma letters. Photo by Pei Robins Greek Life at Lawrence begins recruitment soon, with formal sorority recruitment kicking off on Jan. 24. Fraternities are in the midst of planning events right now, as are the women’s and men’s music fraternities.  There are several types of Greek

Heavy Book Talk sparks community conversations

A community discussion of the book, “Heavy: An American Memoir,” was held by the Public Events Committee and the Diversity and Intercultural Center on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day).  The event was publicized in Fall Term, and people who registered for the

2020-21 study abroad planning continues despite uncertainty

Like many aspects of life at Lawrence, the Off-Campus Programs for both Fall and Winter Terms this year were affected by COVID-19. However, the Office of Off-Campus Programs is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Jan. 27. All current Lawrence students are eligible to apply.   Lezlie Weber,

Dr. MLK Jr. Day of Service to be celebrated virtually on Monday

Last year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day concluded with an in-person celebration in the Lawrewnce Memorial Chapel. This year’s celebration will be virtual. Photo by Sarah Navy Several virtual events are happening this Monday, Jan. 18, as a part of Lawrence’s celebration of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK

SOUP aims to promote campus community this winter

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of challenges for events on campus. Despite these new challenges, the Student Organization for University Programming (SOUP) has managed to host a variety of both in-person and virtual events.   Senior Stephanie Meyer, co-president of SOUP, feels that the pandemic has made it difficult to form a

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