Welcome Class of 2021 Reply

By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief

Dear Class of 2021,

Congratulations! You have officially made it through your first month at Lasell. By now you are probably better adjusted to the campus and you are settling into your classes and workload. For many of you, I’m sure you’re starting to understand what people meant when they said “college is a lot different from high school.”

I’ve had the chance to meet many of you through Laser Link Orientation, Welcome Weekend, or a variety of other events on campus throughout the first few weeks. In your class I see a lot of potential to do great things and be one of the most influential classes that has ever come through Lasell.

Now that you’re here though, you might be wondering “What now? Where do I go from here? What should I do?” So, if you’ll embellish me, I’d like to offer you some advice as a senior who’s about to wrap up his time here at Lasell.

First, get involved. One of the simplest things you’ll hear anyone say about going to Lasell – your experience will be made better by getting involved in extracurricular activities. Whether you are playing a sport or joining a particular club, make sure you try things outside of just your classes. Maybe even look for a job either on or off campus.

Next, be open-minded. College is a time of exploration and the best way to explore is to keep your mind open to what comes your way. Personally, I know I wouldn’t have ever gone to Tanzania if I didn’t have an open mind. Step out of your comfort zone and look for something new, it may just change your outlook on a lot of other things.

Finally, talk to new people. You never really know a person until you start a conversation. Do not assume that just because someone has different interests than you that they have no interest in talking or meeting with you. The only way to know for sure is to try. Don’t waste time overthinking what might happen when you talk to someone new.

Once again, I would like to welcome you all to Lasell and I hope you make the best of your next four years here. If you’re looking for a familiar face to talk to about your new experiences with over the next year, feel free to find me.

All the best,

Seán McGlone

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