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Rundown of Reunion Weekend

“Don’t just reminisce. Renew.” As current students leave campus for the summer, alumni fill in their places for one weekend when they come together for class reunions. Approximately 1,000 people come back each summer to celebrate their Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer experiences. Reunions were originally held during commencement week, but there have been various forms of

A Look into Student Spiritual Groups

Going to college is quite the transformative time for many students. Getting away from home and formulating a personal identity is critical to the college experience. One of the many ways that students do this is by collecting under a shared viewpoint and engaging with the broader campus community with those values in mind. Even

This Month in Lawrence History: April

Lawrentians intended to march down College Avenue as part of a nationwide anti-war demonstration in 1936. Photo courtesy of the Lawrence University Archives.   The feelings of excitement and liveliness are spreading across campus as spring term is beginning on campus. Students can finally go outside without having our faces go numb to hang out

Sustainable China Program gears up for 2017

Sustainable China participants at the entrance of Hongfu Temple in Guiyang, Guizhou, China. Photo courtesy of Rachel Crowl   The Sustainable China program will be making a comeback in Dec. 2017 after a successful Dec. 2015 trip. Described as a “traveling classroom,” “the main goal Sustainable China has is to connect those readings from [pre-requisite

Women in Lawrence’s History

Lawrence would not be the Lawrence we know without the roots of Milwaukee-Downer College helping to enhance the liberal arts education, passing on memorable traditions and giving Lawrence wonderful staff members and  alumni—around a thousand of whom are living to this day. Although Milwaukee-Downer college culture has a significant impact on life at Lawrence now,

Lawrentians’ Halloween Fundraising Efforts

GlobeMed’s bake sale fundraiser during the week before Halloween. Photo courtesy of Bhavana Survana This year during the Halloween season, fundraising events were put on by Lawrence clubs, including the Dance Team and GlobeMed. The Dance Team sold candy grams at lunch time outside of Andrew Commons from Monday, Oct. 24 to Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Move Aside, Christopher Columbus!

On Oct. 10, 2016, many people celebrated Christopher Columbus Day, which honored the explorer for discovering North America, as a part of a 400-year-old tradition. However, since the 1990s, there has been a growing movement against this holiday. While it is true that Christopher Columbus was an explorer, he didn’t actually discover North America. The

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