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Meditations on Music: Avey Tare

“Relax in space Birds singing wise No race There is comfort for you” My friend and I tumbled out of the car onto the highway unscathed, after ricocheting across three lanes of traffic. We remained unscathed as we distanced ourselves from the oncoming vehicles and the car whose front left side was crumpled and torn,

“Holes” is the greatest western film in cinematic history

In April of 2003, the greatest Western film of all time was released to the world. The movie “Holes” follows the story of a young boy, Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to a juvenile detention camp after allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers. Once there, Stanley discovers the true history of Camp Green Lake and

I no longer believe in civil discourse about race

There were many moments in my life when I objected to the way a minority group behaved or protested. I had been taught that the good and noble people who committed civil disobedience did it with complete respect and without violence. I was taught about MLK and Gandhi and Rosa Parks, noble heroes who refused

Burstein considers campus values in Convocation

President Mark Burstein addresses a crowded Memorial Chapel. Photo by Billy Liu To address how the Lawrence community should move forward with the 2017-2018 school year, President Mark Burstein addressed students and faculty at the Matriculation Convocation held at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Burstein’s speech was preceded by the Welcome Week Choir singing “Unity”

Women in STEM exhibit opens in Steitz atrium

A student interacts with the artwork of Aedan Gerdill. Photo by Angelica Hurtado. On Thursday, May 18 at 4 p.m., the Steitz Atrium hosted “Women in STEM: An Art Exhibition.” Juniors Aedan Gardill and Lizzy Weekes created the exhibit for their Junior Studio Art Practicum and both were present for the exhibition’s opening, mingling with

Secularism in Academia

The secularism of American higher education often leads students to New Atheism or a rejection of all religious worldviews. The reality is, every human society ever has had a religious component. Even modern secular societies define their culture in terms of their relationship to religion. In Europe, secular elements might advocate for freedom from religion.

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