Spring semester events preview

By Hanna Babek – 1851 Contributor 

First-years graphic design major and Vice President Erin Tilley (left), fashion media and marketing major and Creative Director Amelia Capron (middle), and fashion design major and President Jaylin Brown (right) at the spring activities fair. Photo courtesy of Erin Tilley

Students can look forward to a semester full of events and activities from the many clubs on campus, including some new organizations such as the Lasell Black Students Association and Alternative Arts. 

Alternative Arts is a club for exploring different types and mediums of art based on a monthly abstract theme. All students are welcome to join the meetings on Monday nights at 6:30 in either room 210AB or 309AB in the STC. 

FEBRUARY

Black History Month Gala (February 27 to 28)

The purpose of the Lasell Black Students Association is to promote unity among Black students on campus through cultural and social events, to provide a safe environment for students to discuss socio-cultural issues, and to provide emotional and intellectual support for Black students. Photo courtesy of Lynn Hilton

The Lasell Black Student Association is hosting a celebration of Black History Month from 7 p.m. to midnight in de Witt Hall. Attendees should note the theme of formal, all-black attire and can expect music, singing, poetry, fashion, and more. 

Self-Defense Class (February 28)

The Student Government Association, Multicultural Student Union, and PRIDE are hosting a self-defense class in de Witt Hall from 5 to 6 p.m. Students should note that the class is being taught through IMPACT, which uses a training method that simulates realistic assault scenarios, including instructors using verbal harassment when they are “in-character.”

MARCH

Fresh Check Day (March 3)

The Counseling Center is joined by many student clubs and associations in hosting an event to raise mental health and suicide prevention awareness. There will be different booths, interactive exhibits, prizes, and the Barn Babies Traveling Petting Zoo. 

Queer Inclusivity and the Outdoors (March 3)

The Donahue Institute for Equity and Social Justice hosts alum Ana Seiler (‘20) as she discusses the relationships we have with nature, as well as accessibility and queerness in relation to the outdoors on Zoom from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Check out the event on Laser Involvement for the meeting link. 

CAB Bingo (March 4)

Campus Activities Board is hosting bingo in de Witt Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the game starts at 8 p.m.

Movie Night: Black Widow (March 9)

CAB is hosting a viewing of Black Widow in Rosen Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. There will be free popcorn and candy for everyone attending, as well as a free gift for the first 10 people to attend. 

Common Hour Craft: Succulent Pot Painting (March 23)

CAB invites students to the first floor of Arnow Campus Center from 2 to 3 p.m. to pick out a succulent and paint a pot. 

Values to Live By Day (March 24)

SGA is hosting a celebration for Values to Live By Day on the first floor of Arnow Campus Center from 2 to 3 p.m. 

APRIL

Spring Week (April 5 to 9)

CAB’s Spring Carnival during Spring Week in 2021. Photo courtesy of Maggie Clukey

CAB’s Spring Week will include events such as the Spring Carnival, Spring Concert, and the annual drag show.

Class Unity Week (April 12 to 22)

Every day a different class committee will host their own event, with a collaboration between all four classes at the end of the week. 

Village Prom (April 23)

Students and villagers dancing together at the Village Prom in 2018. Photo courtesy of Maggie Clukey

SGA and CAB are collaborating with Lasell Village to bring back the intergenerational prom for villagers and students. 

Denim Day (April 27)

This is a trauma-informed event organized through the Title IX Office. It serves to support survivors of domestic violence and provide resources, as well as educate the community on these topics in a creative way. 

White Ribbon Week (Date TBD)

This week is organized through the Title IX office and takes a trauma-informed approach to focus on male athletes and stepping up against toxic masculinity in our communities. Athletic teams will fill out a banner, and opposing teams write why they stand up against domestic violence on printed shirts. 

MAY

Midnight Breakfast (May 4)

SGA is hosting Midnight Breakfast in Valentine Dining Hall at 10 p.m. To attend, students are asked to donate one non-perishable food item or $1 in cash. 

Students can find out more about these events and more on Laser Involvement and the “This Week @ Lasell” emails that are sent out every Friday by Student Activities.

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