Author Archives: Lauren Kelly

What’s on your mind, River Bugs?

What’s on your mind, River Bugs?

Found by Warch bridge in spring 2019. Thanks, anonymous artist(s). Pets are such a big part of our lives, but do you ever guess what they are thinking? Each week, I will take a different “pet” and write their “inner thoughts.”  Welcome back, students of this school. We missed you last year! Let us introduce

Please, don’t shame yourselves

Just like that, it’s ninth week again. It’s technically my seventh ninth week, but I barely even remember having a normal one with a normal life in Lawrence and the world. For me, the last “normal” ninth week was fall 2019. Winter 2020’s ninth week bordered the coming weeks full of shock, bad news and goodbyes, while Spring 2020’s was spent at home. This is my first term back on campus, but even that hasn’t helped much. It’s still ninth week, and it’s usually always rough.

Sociolinguistics in Practice: Lawrence Talk

Anthony Burgess’ “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different environment each week without explaining any vocabulary used. My hope is that readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word

Young woman and man stand in hallway with 5 gallon compost bucket

LU Environmental Organization

Junior Lauren Kelly and senior Jim Yang Photo provided by Lauren Kelly The Lawrence University Environmental Organization was founded by current senior Jim Yang in fall 2018 and has had a relatively consistent small group of devoted students ever since. Junior Lauren Kelly joined during Spring Term 2019 and is now the co-president with Yang.

Get Outside: Sylvan Lake, or, parts of South Dakota

South Dakota, for some reason, is a very popular vacation spot for my family, so, I have been there five times throughout my life. Whenever we go, we always try to visit Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park, which is in Custer, S.D. and is a part of the Black Hills. You may know Sylvan Lake as the lake “behind” Mount Rushmore in the Nicholas Cage movie, “National Treasure 2.” While that’s not true, many visitors to South Dakota know they should visit Custer State Park, where they’ll eventually discover the beauty of Sylvan Lake.

Sociolinguistics in Practice: Wisconsin Talk

Anthony Burgess’ “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different environment each week without explaining any vocabulary used. My hope is that readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word

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