Author Archives: Jess Morgan

No backpacks, coats or trust in Corner Store

By Jess Morgan This past week, I was shocked when asked to leave my backpack outside of our campus’s favorite convenient store. The sign outside that read, “Coats, backpacks, purses, etc. are not permitted in Kate’s Corner Store,” was unexpected on our safe and friendly campus. The new rule came into effect after a shoplifting

Transcend the blanket fort

Choosing a major and career path can be a concern for multi-interested and too-talented-for-your-own-good Lawrence students. The more opportunities for consideration, the more difficult it becomes to focus on fewer interests and pursuits, both during and after college. Occasionally I hear the advice from adults or peers that “You will figure it all out.” We

Providing the comfort of gender-neutral bathrooms

Personally, the gender-neutral bathroom topic does not affect me. Within the dorms and buildings around campus, I feel incredibly comfortable. But for transgender and gender-nonconforming students, gender-specific locations such as the bathroom may come with a sense of discomfort. While there are many students who would not understand the benefits of the addition of gender-neutral

Trivia ups and downs

Armed with computers, good company, and caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, students assemble together with their teams to The Great Midwest Trivia Competition. Held annually since 1966, teams of students on campus and other participants tuning into Lawrence’s radio station listen to the questions, which they will have three minutes to complete. Teams on campus also