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Cultural Expressions Show celebrates diversity through performance

Saturday, Feb. 27, marked Black Student Union’s (BSU) second annual Cultural Expressions show. The event aimed to showcase the talent of students of color through various performances, which included dance, spoken word and song. This year was sophomore Mauranda Owens’ second time singing in the show. “I love Black culture, and BSU are my family—it

Vagina Monologues seeks to educate, normalize ‘vagina’

Last Friday, Feb. 19, marked Downer Feminist Council’s (DFC) annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” DFC members performed skits from the play, written by Eve Ensler written in 1996. Vagina-themed patches—made by juniors Lexi Ames and Willa Johnson—were sold and all the proceeds went to Harbor House, an Outagamie County program to help survivors of

Sankofa-CODA conversation focuses on respectability politics

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Sankofa House held an open conversation that revolved around respectability politics. A PowerPoint slide neatly summarized the gist of the topic: do not be angry, do not show emotions, get a degree and look put together. The hosts, sophomore Sabrina Conteh and junior Guilberry Louissaint, aimed to highlight the problems with

Gender-neutral housing introduced for new students

Lawrence University’s Class of 2020 will be the first incoming class to have the option of gender-neutral housing, as the second and third floors of Sage Hall are set to become available as additional gender-neutral residences. Over the last few years, the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) Residence Life Committee has been gauging the gender-neutral