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Author: Kate Youdell

BREATHE: a multidisciplinary water opera

Posted on Mar. 5, 2019 by Kate Youdell

“Deep Practise” // Photo Credit: Virginie Sueres Lawrence University’s Margaret Sunghe Paek, professor of dance and curator of Dance Series, will work with music director Loren Dempster and director/choreographer Gabriel Forestieri to bring to life BREATHE: a multidisciplinary water opera, inspired by the practice of dancing underwater. Forestieri and Dempster have been collaborators on various READ MORE

Caffeine Fix: Brewed Awakenings

Posted on Jan. 7, 2019 by Kate Youdell

In my first post, I wrote about the merits of Seth’s Coffee and Seth’s Drive Thru, best for when you need coffee in five minutes or less, or if you have a car and feel like venturing off campus. For those of us who don’t have a car and often search for an excuse to READ MORE

Sacred Sounds 

Posted on Dec. 4, 2018 by Kate Youdell

NewVoices, a mixed-voice adult choir comprised of 80 volunteer singers, will present its popular Christmas at the Cathedral and Christmas at the Chapel concerts this month. Artistic director and conductor Dr. Philip A. Swan will lead the choir in their presentation of sacred hymns, carols and sing-alongs.  “People don’t often have the opportunity to hear READ MORE

Fox Valley Roots Music Festival 

A new festival showcasing local musicians and businesses will debut in Appleton. The festival kicks off with a pre-party starting at 9 p.m. at The Cold Shot on November 8 and concludes on November 11 with an after-party brunch, hosted at Menasha’s The Source Public House. Musical performances will take place 11 a.m. until 2:30 READ MORE

Caffeine Fix: Seth’s Coffee and Drive Thru

Posted on Oct. 1, 2018 by Kate Youdell

Like any other exhausted Lawrence student, caffeine makes up about 50 percent of my diet. The other 50 percent is protein bars and the occasional vegetable (sorry, mom). But vegetables can’t help keep you awake when you have two papers due in two days. And they definitely can’t help you when you and your roommate decide READ MORE

Intern Intro: Kate

Meet Kate, our newest editorial intern who plays ice hockey, loves a good coffee shop and disposes of spiders upon request.   Name: Kate Youdell Age: 21 Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL School attending: Lawrence University, class of 2019 Tell us about your background: I am an English major, minoring in Spanish, psychology, and creative writing. READ MORE

Dave Razor

Appleton artist Dave Razor works with new media, sound and artificial intelligence (AI) to create interactive works of art. His immersive experiences challenge the passive viewer relationship of traditional art by asking viewers to impact and influence the finished product. Razor has exhibited work at art shows and nonprofit events throughout the Fox Valley. His READ MORE

The Art of the Tap Handles

Posted on Jan. 2, 2019 by Kate Youdell

The beer isn’t the only work of art at these local breweries  One of the most unexpected places to encounter art within the community comes in the form of the tap handles at local breweries. Each brewery showcases their unique style and brand through the tappers’ designs. From rawhide bones to a family crest, these READ MORE