Tag Archives: andrew brown

School lunches should be free

This week a school district in Rhode Island caught national attention by announcing that students who have outstanding school lunch balances would be denied a hot meal and any choice for one. Instead, any student who has more than $25 in student lunch debt at Warwick Public schools will be given a sunflower butter and

#Toxic MasculinityLU: Terrorism and the “Big Build”

Content warning: terrorism, gun violence, mental health.  This column explores topics concerning toxic masculinity. Tweet your thoughts, questions and concerns with #ToxicMasculinityLU, or email me at lawrentian@lawrence.edu with the hashtag in the subject line. This Saturday, Apr. 20 marks 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting of 1999. This terrorist attack was orchestrated by

#ToxicMasculinityLU: Where to begin?

Australian sociologist R.W. Connell wrote in her book “Southern Theory” about a concept she calls “hegemonic masculinity.” This idea acknowledges that there are various definitions of masculinity. One version of masculinity reigns over all other versions as well as oppresses and dominates people of all genders. In 2005, this dominant masculinity picked up the more

“How could this happen?”

This article contains content about mass shootings and terrorism. Anyone with access to the internet could open their phones or laptops Monday morning, open Facebook and see the headlines, all saying something along the lines of: “50 Dead, 200 Injured in Deadliest Shooting in Modern U.S. History.” Since initial reports, these numbers have increased to

Sage Advice: The Dos and Don’ts of On-Campus Eating

The culinary options at Lawrence can sometimes be difficult to navigate, especially as an incoming student who is new to Bon Appetit. Variety Editor Claire Zimmerman and Features Editor Andrew Brown offer some wisdom to help anyone who may be struggling. DOs Pick a Table in the Commons before getting food. The eating area fills