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Lawrence’s Rock: On the trail of a lost tradition

Chelsea Johnson One of Lawrence’s best traits is the passion of the student body. In their studies, music, extracurriculars and whatever else they can schedule, Lawrentians take it to the next level. Fortunately, this intensity doesn’t stop with sanctioned activities. Even Lawrentians’ shenanigans refuse to be boring, following in the footsteps of past Lawrence students.

Dems Week sweeps campus

Tammy Tran The Lawrence University College Democrats organized its annual programming for Dems Week Feb. 21 through 25. According to the group’s Director of Campus Relations Jamey Kane ‘11, the purpose of the Lawrence College Democrats is “to advocate Democratic causes, or causes that the Democratic parties support and to help elect Democratic candidates in

Tips from a townie: The wonders of Wisconsin Avenue

Walter Mongin It might be frigid right now, but there will come a day when Appleton is filled with sunshine and Lawrentians are filled with wanderlust. However, most of us will merely creep down College Avenue a ways before we sneak back onto campus, frightened by the frantic pace of urban life in Appleton. Well,

An informal chat with star soprano, Measha Brueggergosman

David Rubin (Photo courtesy of Joy von Tiedemann) The Artist Series continued Feb. 9 with a recital by world-famous soprano Measha Brueggergosman. Brueggergosman, whose recording of Wagner’s “Wesendock Lieder” was recently nominated for a Grammy, is currently in the midst of a recital tour to promote her latest album for Deutsche Grammophon, “Night and Dreams.”

The secret lives of our profs: Kathy Privatt

Andrew Kim After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in education, Associate Professor of Theater Arts and James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professor of Theater and Drama Kathy Privatt underwent an ordeal of a year teaching theater and speech at a small-town high school with severe drug problems. Leaving shortly thereafter, she spent eight

From our kitchen to yours

Anneliese Abney This is one of three dishes I made quite frequently when I was studying abroad, for a few basic reasons: it’s simple, it’s delicious and it will last you a good week. Plus it’s cheap — a big plus for starving students! This version uses canned chickpeas, but I also recommend playing around

Across the pond

Stephen Exarhos (Courtesy of Stephen Exarhos) Last week, we Lawrentians studying at the London Centre were given 10 days off from class, and, naturally, each of the 12 of us seized the opportunity to travel across Europe and even to Africa for some. Now that we have returned, we have all exchanged stories and experiences,

Fair weather fan becomes Packer patriot at Super Bowl XLV

Katie Kasper Kasper, second from left, celebrating the Packer victory of ’97 with family and friends. (Karl Hailperin) I should preface the following paragraphs with a brief summary of my athletic history: While my family watched football on occasion, we followed figure skating closer than the NFL. My dad grew up outside of Chicago, and

A brief history of the Main Hall clock tower

Chelsea Johnson (Oren Jakobson) At a school as small and tight-knit as Lawrence, everything on campus seems to have a story. From the bridges to the buildings, people willing to slow down for a moment and take a look around can find Lawrence’s landscape rich in history, and not just the archaic kind – no

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