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Letter to the Editor: On Campus Scandal

Time has a mutating effect, but a few elements of the Lawrence experience remain constant over the decades—room parties, mayflies, midterms, nervous administrators, happy hours at the Viking Room and a juicy campus scandal about once per semester. The most recent example is the now-notorious screening of “Can We Take a Joke?” in the Wriston

Letter to the Editor: I will not graduate from Lawrence, I will have overcome it

Lawrence University is an institution rooted in white supremacy. The message sent to students of color has repeatedly been an overwhelming “you do not belong here,” and while there were strides made to fix the racist orthodoxy of this campus, events this past week reminds us of the historical and structural oppression that is grafted

Letters to the Editor: Snowflakes and Nazis: A Personal Commentary on Recent Events

At this point, I cannot hope to persuade anyone of anything. Views were cemented early on, and have only been further entrenched. Persuasion, however, is not my intention. I aim merely to introduce another perspective. I question the usefulness of this, when the quagmire of opinion is already neck deep. Yet, the community shows no

Letters to the Editor: Recent Free Thought Event

The mission of Students for Free Thought is to create a place to examine controversial issues rationally, scientifically and objectively. Last Wednesday, May 17, we hosted an event to address the issue of free speech, especially as it relates to comedy. We showed a documentary that presents a perspective on this topic not usually voiced

Letter to the Editor

After my group, Students for Free Thought, screened the documentary “Can We Take a Joke?” many seemed to get the wrong impression that members of the group only advocated for free speech because they wanted to say racial slurs and tell offensive jokes. This, however, is not the case. We advocate for free speech because

Letter to the editor: A drunk guy verbally assaulted me and somehow I was the one thrown out of the free speech event for speaking my mind

Last night, I went to a sloppy white supremacist propaganda screening veiled as a forum for ‘free speech and logical thought.’ As it was advertised, it became immediately clear that this was a hotbed for rape jokes, racial and gender slurs. Without any regard for content warnings, these white terrorists on training wheels began their

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,   With reference to your editorial “Prioritize Student Housing” on Jan. 13, I thought it might be helpful to provide some background on the University’s work on student housing and the processes by which we plan for projects and allocate resources. You correctly note several improvements in student housing in recent years,

Letter to the Editor

To The Editor, As you are no doubt aware, the election of the next president and vice president of LUCC will occur this coming Tuesday. Having seen student interest in LUCC grow with its importance on campus, I believe this election presents us with the opportunity to place LUCC firmly on the path of realizing

Letter to the Editor: Paul Ellis

To The Editor, Hillary promises free college. Free college would cost taxpayers $350 billion over ten years and increase our national debt. Same scam as Obamacare. Hillary would give the federal government control over our higher education and ruin it too. Obama established federal government control over businesses, banks and investment firms through bailouts. Next

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