Resident Assistants push for change

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

Signage around campus reminds students to be mindful of current campus COVID-19 policies, as seen here in Woodland Hall.
Photo by Kait Bedell

Three Resident Assistants (RAs) have drafted a proposal for the COVID-19 task force to allow residential life restrictions to be lifted enough for students to be allowed to congregate with a few other students within their dorms.

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Fashion Focus: Emma Murray, From Wethersfield to Waisted Fashion

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editors

Emma Murray models a jacket she made from old jeans and a thrifted blanket. Photo courtesy of Emma Murray.

Emma Murray, junior fashion design major with a minor in business, said her mother helped discover and fuel her passion for fashion. At a young age, Murray was infatuated with her mother’s box of scrap fabrics. She didn’t know what she was doing with them; not many five-year-olds would, but she knew she felt a connection with them.

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Emma’s Style Corner: The color brown

By Emma Ingenohl – 1851 Contributor

Photos taken and collaged by Emma Ingenohl.

For years, the color brown, in regards to fashion and clothing, has been shunned and rejected. But that has completely changed. Brown is now one of the hottest colors in the fashion world. Some people are embracing the trend while others are left wondering how to style brown clothing pieces. Here are five stylish and relatively easy ways to incorporate the color into your wardrobe.

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Ashnikko’s “Demidevil” creates a new religion

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Graphic by Ruth Kehinde

Women’s empowerment has become the new normal having various female artists promote their sense of self-worth to assist in helping women find power within themselves.  This is portrayed in American artist, Ashnikko’s, newest album, “Demidevil,” released on January 15. This 10 song album joins her discography with a heavy emphasis on feminism. 

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An afternoon at the deCordava

By Katie Peters – Co-Editor-in-Chief

As a part of the deCordova’s “Visionary New England” exhibit, Candice Lin’s “La Charada China” tells visitors a story of Chinese immigrants in New England during the Opium Wars. The altar, made of organic materials, is accompanied by a voiceover from Lin’s studies.
Photo by Katie Peters

Nestled among the curved back roads of Lincoln, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s expansive outdoor trails featuring nearly 60 modern or contemporary sculptures and a museum, currently with two exhibitions, is open.

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Supermarkets steps from school

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

Valentine dining hall can only do so much in satisfying the taste buds of students. The food tends to blend together day in and day out, and the offerings are limited. Therefore, it’s understandable that students might want to experiment with other options for food to gratify the cravings for another flavor. The following are options for healthier or tastier ways to eat while going to Lasell:

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Model Call causes a stir

By Abi Brown – Arts Editor

The following is an Opinion Column by Editor Brown.

Body positivity is a concept that many people struggle to define, let alone attain. Is it being a certain weight, being in a good position of health, or is it feeling good in your own skin? At Lasell, students may have different definitions but this does not change the fact that so many people were outraged by a message sent out through Lasell’s School of Fashion (SOF) Instagram account.

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News Briefs

In memory of Cassie Langtry, 24

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

On January 29, the Vice President of Development and Alumni Chelsea Gwyther sent an email to the Lasell community about the passing of former student Cassie Langtry on January 15. Langtry graduated summa cum laude from Lasell in 2018 majoring in Law and Public Affairs with a minor in Psychology. She used her degree to get hired by a law firm in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts where she was in her third year. She passed away because of an undetected blood disorder at the age of 24. The email included quotes from various Lasell community members who had known her and wanted to share their memories. Program Chair of Justice Studies Linda Bucci remembers Langtry as looking forward…“to using the law to represent the marginalized and those without a voice. She really enjoyed helping others,” she said.

Vaccine rollout email

By Katie Peters – Co-Editor-in-Chief

On February 22, David Hennessy sent out an email on behalf of Richard Arnold to the community about new Phase-II eligibility for the COVID-19 Vaccine. People who are eligible for the vaccine under Phase-II are people over 65 or people who have one or more of the following conditions: cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, obesity or severe obesity (BMI above 30), pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease, smoking, and Type two Diabetes Mellitus. Students, university employees and other campus partners who are eligible for Phase-II of the vaccine rollout are encouraged to sign up for the possibility of getting vaccinated at Lasell.

Student activities holds nerf war 

By Zach Kraft – 1851 Contributor

The Office of Student Activities & Orientation, Athletics and Residential Life held a nerf war in the Athletic Center on February 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Despite a small turnout of four attendees, members still participated in navigating through the battlefield that was set up. First-year Franklin Torres said he had a great time at the event. “It was a good time, I really went off during the event, and it was fun having a nerf war with other students. They did a good job setting up the battlefield, and it was a lot of fun despite the small number of participants.” Students who participated in the game were required to wear masks throughout the entire event.

Spring Activities Fair takes place over Zoom 

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

The Office of Student Activities & Orientation came together virtually with different clubs from around campus to host this year’s Spring Activities Fair. The event took place virtually from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, and students from every class were welcomed to join through the Laser Involvement link emailed to the Community. Those who wanted to learn more about what is going on around campus were invited to ask questions and get involved by speaking with different club members. Students who wish to stay informed about other activities around campus can find more information on the Instagram page @luactivities where information for future events will be posted.

Student Activities hosts virtual brainstorming session

 By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

On February 3, the Office of Student Activities & Orientation hosted a virtual event where student leaders campus-wide along with invitees gathered together to brainstorm ideas about clubs on campus.The event lasted from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and welcomed all students who wanted to share their perspectives on how to improve clubs and events around campus. The next Office of Student Activities & Orientation event was a virtually held discussion of the documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.” The event took place on February 23 at 7:00 p.m.. and students could go to the Laser Involvement website for more information.

Lasell students make string art

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

On February 4, The Counseling Center collaborated with The Office of Student Activities and Orientation, providing string art kits for Lasers in the Winslow Academic Center from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All classrooms on the first floor were open for students to create art. This encouraged students to step out of their rooms and out of the box, putting their creativity to the test. Students were allowed to attend after verifying they were cleared on Co-Verified.

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