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Behind the scenes: a look at the planning of Cabaret

By Margaret Koss Lawrence International (LI) has undergone some transformations this year, and this year’s Cabaret was a display of how amazing those transformations were. The two days of performances on April 11 and 12 showcased a variety of cultures through performances by international and domestic students, as well as community members. Members of the

LU women’s self defense

By Margaret Koss On Sunday, March 1, from 1-4 p.m., a Women’s Self-Defense class will be held in the Buchanan-Kiewit Wellness Center. The class, hosted by Fox Valley Grappling club in conjunction with Lawrence’s Grappling club, is intended to give women a background in fighting technique for situations in which they may need to defend

“The Tender Land” director prepares for opera premiere

By Margaret Koss This weekend, Feb. 18-21, the Conservatory will be hold its annual opera performances in Stansbury Theater. This year’s production, “The Tender Land,” is headed by Lawrence’s new director of opera studies and associate professor of music, Copeland Woodruff. Woodruff, who has had extensive experience in directing various operas, recently directed a production

Hillel at LU allows students to explore religious identities

By Margaret Koss One of only three religious-affiliated student organizations on campus, Lawrence University’s chapter of Hillel strives to strengthen the Jewish community and provide Jewish students a space in which they can explore their Jewish identity. Most Jewish students on campus don’t officially identify with the religion, so Hillel also acts as the bridge

Techniques for combatting effects of winter SADness

By Margaret Koss The harsh Wisconsin winters generate not only extreme drops in temperature, but they can also cause drops in mood and seriously dampen one’s mental and emotional well-being. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, affects those who live further from the equator; for example, it affects about 9.9% of Alaska’s population compared to 1.4%