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Album Review: Future Nostalgia

The year 2020 was a notable and arguably formative year for pop music, during which time we witnessed a popular revival of disco, glam rock and synth pop influences exemplified through recent releases by Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus and Rina Sawayama. Some of these throwback-inspired projects were more effective than others, which, in

Art director Debrah Brehmer discusses Portrait Society Gallery

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Debra Brehmer joined Lawrence community members over Zoom to discuss her career in the art gallery and the world of art at large. Currently, Brehmer holds the director position at the Portrait Society Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Milwaukee, which prides itself on representing both academic and self-taught artists regionally

Let Me Tell You: British Panel TV

Last term, I interviewed Lawrentians about what pieces of entertainment and media got them through the summer of lockdown and isolation. This term, I’m doing the same thing, except it’s my turn. Each week, I’m giving my comfort food, pop culture and art suggestions for the dreary winter we’re facing. What’s something you can watch, read or listen to that can take

Movies, Movies, Movies

“Nomadland,” 2021, directed by Chloé Zhao – 4.5/5 stars  In the hands of a different director, “Nomadland” could have been very boring. On paper, the film is uneventful and slowly meanders from one depressing set piece to another. “Nomadland” isn’t boring, though, nor does it revel too long in its misery. Thanks to beautiful cinematography,

Masked young white person plays cello alone on stage.

Student Recital: Zofia Sabee

Junior Zofia Saba performs cell recital in Harper Hall. Photo by Sebastian Evans This past Sunday, Feb. 21, junior Zofia Sabee performed her student recital for cello. Though the in-person seating was limited, Sabee’s recital was broadcasted and recorded on the Lawrence Vimeo page and can be found there for anyone who missed it. Sabee

Valentine’s Day festivities help students make connections

The Lawrence University campus offered students two opportunities to reach out and meet new friends over the Valentine’s Day weekend with the Palentines event on Saturday and the Speed Friending event on Sunday. Both events paired students up for timed encounters, helping participants find similarities and foster friendships.  On Saturday, the 13th, Palentines, organized by

Let Me Tell You: Schitt’s Creek

Last term, I interviewed Lawrentians about what pieces of entertainment and media got them through the summer of lockdown and isolation. This term, I’m doing the same thing, except it’s my turn. Each week, I’m giving my comfort food, pop culture and art suggestions for the dreary winter we’re facing. What’s something you can watch, read or listen to that can take

Male presenting person with shoulder length hair in mask wearing coat looks into camera on cement block background.

Student Spotlight: Matthew DeChant

Pictured: sophomore Matthew DeChant Photo by Sebastian Evans Sophomore Matthew DeChant released his debut folk album, “Out the Hollow Tree” on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Of it, he says, “When you live in a suburb, it can be easy to think that there’s nothing mythical, nothing folkloric about where you are — that it’s all

Concerto competition winners perform arrangements

On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra (LSO) Concerto Competition winners’ performances began streaming. The concert — still available for viewing on the Lawrence Vimeo account, accessible through the events calendar — featured the winners’ final performances as well as discussions of each of their pieces with Associate Professor of Violin Samantha George.  First

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