Tom Pilcher, Arts & Entertainment Editor: Inspector Owl’s headlining performance at LU-Aroo Saturday, May 15, 9 p.m. The QuadIt turns out that Inspector Owl has played LU-Aroo the past few years, but in a weird coincidence, I’ve seen the five-piece pop band play a bunch of times since they’re from near my hometown. Highly danceable and highly enjoyable indie-pop.
Amy Sandquist and Bridget Donnelly, News Editor and Associate News Editor: The 13th Annual Harrison Symposium Saturday, May 15, 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Main Hall
Lawrence students present abstracts of their research papers in a professional, scholarly setting. The sessions will be moderated by various faculty members and will run throughout Saturday morning.
Maureen Darras, Editor-in-Chief: Second Annual Spelling Bee for Books, hosted by Mortar Board Wednesday, May 19, 8 p.m. Wriston Amphitheater (rain site: Warch Campus Center Café
I competed in the first annual spelling bee alongside such greats as Yui Ueno and Imtiaz Khan. In order to participate, teams must donate books!
Patrick Miner, Opinions & Editorials Editor: Convocation: “America at the Crossroads: Accepting the Climate Change Challenge,” Senator Bob Hartwell ’69 Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m. Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Senator Bob Hartwell graduated from Lawrence in 1969. Following a career as a labor attorney, Hartwell was elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2006. During his tenure he cosponsored Act 198, which placed Vermont’s groundwater in the public trust and regulated large-scale water withdrawals such as those by water bottling companies.
Emily Koenig, Copy Chief: “The School for Scandal” by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Stansbury Theatre Friday, May 14, 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 15, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Guest directed by George Grant, this Restoration comedy has the potential to be truly hilarious. Added bonuses that will no doubt spice things up even further: the action has been relocated to the Roaring ’20s, and the main male characters will be played by women.
Katie Kasper, Layout Editor: Vanilla Ice Friday, May 14 Luna Lounge
“All right stop, collaborate and listen!” So what if the only song you know by him is “Ice Ice Baby?” Who doesn’t enjoy a ’90s one-hit wonder? Haven’t sold you? Tired of reading rhetorical questions? You should attend if only to compare Vanilla Ice Live to “Glee’s” cover. Mr. Schuester vs. Robert Matthew Van Winkle – everyone wins.