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Make more cartoons

As a child, the only thing I did was watch cartoons. I did not like going outside or talking to people, so I filled my days with “Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy,” “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Ren and Stimpy” when I was feeling scandalous. For years, the flashing colors on the box were my only refuge from

Cars are bad

This break, I drove a lot. I live in the Chicago suburbs and I have a lot of friends who live in the city. That means I spent a lot of time driving on highways and through the frenzied, potholed streets of Chicago, usually completing a commute of up to two hours both ways in

The US is mishandling the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is, indeed, an epidemic. In 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a record 47,600 deaths from opioid overdoses. The issue has become a much-talked-about issue among politicians, but they seldom approach it with any degree of nuance. Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, for instance, has introduced

Stop caring about collusion

In the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, the issue that has most consumed media coverage has been Trump’s supposed collusion with the Russian government in the 2016 election. There has been constant media speculation about Russia’s role in the election and even suggestions that Trump himself is a Russian agent. But in special

Amnesty International and GlobeMed host symposium on refugee crisis

David Hausman (right), a lawyer with the ACLU, spoke about the organization’s fight against the Trump administration’s 2017 travel ban. Midwife Liz Ramlow (left) spoke of her experiences providing health care services to high numbers of refugees.  Photos by David Baldwin. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Amnesty International and GlobeMed hosted a symposium on the international

Ethnomusicology Lecture on Indonesian Sesame Street

On Oct. 28, ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor of Music at Wake Forest University Elizabeth Clendinning hosted a lecture called “Elmo in Java: Performing Arts and Education Policy in Jalan Sesama.” The lecture discussed “Jalan Sesama,” the Indonesian version of “Sesame Street,” and its relationship to education on musical and cultural diversity. Clendinning began with background

LU Dems welcome WI candidates to Healthcare Town Hall

On Thursday, Oct. 11, the LU College Democrats partnered with Citizen Action Wisconsin and the Northeast Wisconsin Organizing Co-op to host a healthcare town hall featuring Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul and State Assembly candidate Matt Lederer. Around 50 Appleton-area residents and Lawrence students attended to voice their concerns about healthcare, with Kaul speaking