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Spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield entertains and enlights

Spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield entertains and enlights

The lights were dimmed in the Esch-Hurvis room of the Warch Campus Center on Wednesday, April 16 as the audience awaited the spoken word performance of critically acclaimed poet, Buddy Wakefield. Freshman Malcolm Lunn-Craft spearheaded the operation to bring Wakefield to campus with the help of SOUP and Professor Keith Pitts, Set Design and Staging

Iggy Azalea’s sophmore album complete success

Azalea’s sophomore studio release is an impressive demonstration of her rap and compositional abilities. The album is composed of mostly solid standalone tracks. Azalea delivers lyrically and pairs most of her raps with impressive backing melodies. Further, her use of guest artists is on point throughout the album, and the collaborations often foreshadow new chart

“The Weird Sisters” provides a delightful, Shakespeare inspired read

While the title of Eleanor Brown’s “The Weird Sisters” instantly evokes pictures of the three haggard crones from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Brown’s three sisters, three women in their 30s from a tiny Midwestern college town, are decidedly less imposing, and Brown’s story is definitely more of a contemporary fiction than a Shakespearean fantasy. The sisters do,

Artist Spotlight: Will Melnick

The sidewalks of College Avenue, a mountain pass, a trail through a park between dense forestry. People established these paths to get from place to place. One may see them as merely means to an end, but greater depth exists behind paths. Senior photography student Will Melnick is fascinated by the beauty and profundity of

LSO Concert exhibits endurance and variety

The Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Octavio Más-Arocas, performed their first concert of the term in the chapel on April 12, 2014. The theme was “Fantastique!” and the evening of music truly justified this title. Small brass ensembles performed short pieces composed by Lawrence students to commence each half of the

“The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

I’ve never enjoyed reading myths, perhaps because they’re just that — myth — and meant for people to pass on through oral tradition rather than the written word. The bare-bone prose, often without descriptive detail, character depth, or dialogue, always leaves me somewhat bored and unsatisfied, even as I recognize that these are some of

Highlights from this years Latin American Film Festival

Lawrence University’s annual Latin American Film Festival was held last week, from the 9th-12th of April, with selections from all over Mexico, Central America, and South America. Here are some films that were highlights of the festival, provoking, if not universal praise, conversation and debate. After Lucia: The first and without question most controversial film