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Staff Editorial: Building a stronger community at LU

Lawrence is a university that prides itself on a small, tight-knit community. One key selling point by the admissions team is the small class sizes that allow students to build more meaningful relationships with each other and their professors. Outside the classroom, events like the annual President’s Ball, Greek Week and LUaroo bring large groups

No more CORE

CORE is something almost all of you should be able to recognize to some degree. For transfer students coming to Lawrence in their sophomore years or above, CORE sadly may not have been a part of your Lawrence experience at all. But for all of you who came here as awkward little freshman babies, CORE

Staff Editorial: Looking at memes is not being informed

Soon after the White House announced the killing of Iran’s top military commander, Qassem Soleimani, the internet reacted in the only way it knows how — by making memes. Jokes about the upcoming World War III, being on missile duty “with the boys,” what music you would play when you drive a tank and ignoring

Cars are bad

This break, I drove a lot. I live in the Chicago suburbs and I have a lot of friends who live in the city. That means I spent a lot of time driving on highways and through the frenzied, potholed streets of Chicago, usually completing a commute of up to two hours both ways in

The quadrennial duopoly sham: MLK amnesia

The Democratic Party advertises itself as the champion of the marginalized, while simultaneously painting the Republican Party as the white man’s party. This series serves to highlight the contradictions in this false illusion and to analyze the two-party system situated on two sides of the same white supremacist capitalist patriarchal coin. American society treats African

On the Cusp of Enlightenment

Dear Simone,  What do you order at a make-your-own poké bowl restaurant?  Best, Bono Dear Bono,  I’m so glad you asked me this question. In order to avoid confusion at the restaurant and to minimize the amount of human interaction, I hand the employee my order on a note card. My order is as follows: