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Staff Editorial: Q: What has working on The Lawrentian meant to you?

ALEX F: When people think of journalism, their first thought naturally goes to publications with a vast audience, like the BBC or the New York Times. But just because these journalism organizations are the ones that usually break the biggest news does not mean that they are the only publications that matter — lower level

Staff Editorial: Your weekly reminder to #VoteLocal

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Appleton celebrated an election day, narrowing the field of candidates for mayor of Appleton and for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. Last week, many Lawrentians jumped at the chance to engage in local politics, but found that voter ID laws impeded their ability to do so.  While this obstacle exists, it is not

Staff Editorial: Reconsidering Lawrence’s credit system

One typical six credit course at Lawrence is expected to entail 3.3 semester hours of lecture time a week. However, some six unit classes have a significantly higher number of semester hours. These classes that require more hours spent in class or time dedicated to a specific skill should be reflected in either additional credit

Staff Editorial: What we can learn from legal pot in Illinois

As of the beginning of 2020, the use of recreational cannabis is now legal in Illinois, following the lead of 10 other states. Lawmakers in Illinois made the bold move to begin expunging the criminal records of up to 800,000 individuals arrested for the purchase or possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis, according

Staff Editorial: Building a stronger community at LU

Lawrence is a university that prides itself on a small, tight-knit community. One key selling point by the admissions team is the small class sizes that allow students to build more meaningful relationships with each other and their professors. Outside the classroom, events like the annual President’s Ball, Greek Week and LUaroo bring large groups

Staff Editorial: Looking at memes is not being informed

Soon after the White House announced the killing of Iran’s top military commander, Qassem Soleimani, the internet reacted in the only way it knows how — by making memes. Jokes about the upcoming World War III, being on missile duty “with the boys,” what music you would play when you drive a tank and ignoring

Staff Editorial: It’s not protest; it’s harassment

Over the past few weeks, Lawrence students crossing College Avenue have run the risk of being bombarded with grotesque images of “bloody and dismembered fetuses, with harsh slogans comparing Planned Parenthood to the Holocaust,” according to sophomore Dalton McLaughlin who participated in a recent counter-protest. The group that has organized this anti-abortion campaign has also

Staff Editorial: New CA operations challenge community-building initiatives

Returning students may have noticed a change at their residence halls. Resident Life Advisors (RLAs) have evolved into Community Advisors (CAs). Along with the name change, the way duty hours operate and how programs are defined have also been modified. While the name suggests that these new changes would create a better sense of community,

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