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Lunar New Year showcases a wide variety of cultural traditions

Lunar New Year showcases a wide variety of cultural traditions

By Lucy Pipkin Lawrence students and local families gathered in the Warch Campus Center’s Esch Hurvis room on Saturday, Feb. 21, for the annual Lunar New Year celebration. The event began with cultural performances from traditional Chinese lion dancers and a Korean “K-Pop” dance troupe. This was followed by activities and booths hosted by student

KidsGive fundraises for children affected by Ebola

Over the past two weeks, members of Lawrence’s KidsGive organization have visited student clubs on campus, music ensembles and classes urging groups to raise donations to sponsor a child in Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents in the Ebola crisis. Every team is asked to raise $100 to provide schooling, food and

SJP holds panel discussion on Israel-Palestine relations

On Feb. 10, the cinema of the Warch Campus Center was full of people gathered to hear Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) four-student panel on the “History of the Palestinian-Israeli Question,” covering history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine from the pre-Ottoman period through the summer 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict. The panel was followed by

Professors showcase dancing at Swing event

Students, staff, professors and their families took their seats around the dance floor and judging table in the Warch Campus Center’s Esch Studio on Friday, Jan. 30 for “Dancing With the Profs,”. The annual fundraiser is hosted by Lawrence Swing Dance (LSD). In a twist on the reality show “Dancing with the Stars,” Lawrence professors

Martin Luther King Jr. Day prompts reflection

On the morning of Monday, Jan. 20, students and staff sat down to a breakfast discussion of the film “Waiting for Superman” before having the afternoon to participate in community service projects on and off-campus. This annual day of service and community involvement is Lawrence’s way of celebrating the nationwide Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK

SJP hosts viewing of film “5 Broken Cameras”

Students settled in to the living room of Lawrence’s Artistic Expression House the afternoon of January 11 to watch and learn about the non-violent resistance of the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier through the Palestinian, first-hand documentary “5 Broken Cameras.” Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organized the small showing and subsequent discussion.

Non-suicidal self-injury talk focuses on educating the community

In order to further understanding of the reasons behind a behavior that affects a shocking number of early adolescents and college students, Dr. Lori Michelle Hilt, Associate Professor of Psychology hosted her presentation “Understanding Non-suicidal Self-injury: Why Do People Hurt Themselves?” on the evening of Thursday, May 22 in the Esch Hurvis Studio. It was

Launch LU event sparks entrepreneurial efforts

The very first Launch LU three-day start-up event was held in the Hurvis Center May 8 through May 10. Student teams worked on and pitched their ideas for start-up companies for the chance to win a grand prize of $500, second and third place prizes of $200 and $300 respectively, all in grant money to