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Staff Editorial: Giving to Lawrence: Is it Worth It?

Lawrence University wrapped up its Fourth Annual Giving Day last Wednesday, Oct. 11 and brought in $1,430,495 worth of contributions from 2,390 members of the Lawrence community. These numbers broke all records from the previous three fiscal years that Lawrence held a Giving Day initiative. Among those donors, 840 were current students and alumni from

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates culture

A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin performs a traditional dance. Photo by Emma Gilshannon As an alternative to Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day was celebrated on the Main Hall Green on Monday. The event began with a cleansing ceremony conducted by the president of the Lawrence University Native American Organization (LUNA), senior Lauren

Earth Day celebrations encourage sustainability

Freshman Christina Sadall, Ethan Penny, Alex Wetzel and Rebecca Mikus. Photos by Emily Midyette. To promote environmental activism, Greenfire hosted Earth Week from April 17-22. The week featured various activities. Some were designed to promote enjoying nature, but most events during the week focused on activism and raising awareness for environmental causes. On Monday, April

Tennis gets better by the day

Senior David Jumes warms up against St. Norbert’s College. Photo by Sarah Grubbe. The men’s tennis team has been building momentum and growing stronger and stronger as their season progresses. Two weeks ago, the Vikings (10-8, 4-2 MWC) beat Knox College (1-13, 1-4 MWC), Monmouth College (6-10, 3-2 MWC) and Illinois College (2-8, 1-3 MWC),

Community comes together for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts calls community members to action in the Memorial Chapel. Photo by Luke Payne   Last Monday, Lawrence partnered with the nonprofit Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities to hold a service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The two-hour long celebration, titled “Refusing to be a Bystander to Racism and

Visit Day and Admissions’ Diversity Efforts

Prospective students explore Lawrence on a campus tour. Photo by Larissa Davis On the first day of reading period, Thursday, Oct. 20, even though many Lawrentians were away from campus, Lawrence welcomed many high school students on the first Visit Day of the year. Although prospective students could not attend classes, they still got to