Sean Bertanza: March 2, 1990-December 20, 2012 Reply

Photo Courtesy of Laser Pride

Photo Courtesy of Laser Pride

Zach GraySports Editor

Sean Bertanza, 22 of Seymour, CT, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Sean was born in Bridgeport, CT on March 2,1990 the son of Mark and Karen Minardi Bertanza. The senior was captain of the men’s basketball team, where he excelled on the court. Sean led the NCAA in all divisions in single-game scoring for the 2009-2010 season with his 55-point performance against St. Joseph’s College of Maine on February 12, 2010. More…

Symposium’s music extravaganza Reply

By Kayli Hertel – 1851 Staff

On Tuesday, December 4, the Music Extravaganza for Symposium took place in Yamawaki Auditorium where the Jazz Band, Chorus, Understanding the Blues Class, and the Rhythm and Blues Band all performed. The evening consisted of eclectic music that showcased the students and faculty’s talent. More…

The name game 1

Zachary GraySports Editor

What’s in a name? When it comes down to it, a name is just letters. A name doesn’t necessarily define who we are as people, but it can be a great first impression. This is especially true in the world of sports, where names are remembered forever. More…

Speaker discusses the importance of political knowledge on social issues Reply

Charlene Smith, a South African journalist, addresses the Lasell community. During her speech,Smith discussed the apartheid movement in South Africa as well as stressed the importance of
being politically conscious of social issues. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann

Charlene Smith, a South African journalist, addresses the Lasell community. During her speech,
Smith discussed the apartheid movement in South Africa as well as stressed the importance of
being politically conscious of social issues. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann

Kristina Kaufmann & Morgan Brittney AustinPhoto Editor & 1851 Staff

On Tuesday, November 13, South African journalist Charlene Smith spoke in de Witt Hall. The speech titled, “Promises and Lies: The importance of dreaming beyond political scheming.” It focused on the apartheid movement in South Africa and the importance of becoming politically involved with social issues. More…

Service learning in Uganda will expand Lasell’s global community Reply

Elizabeth HaelaContributing Writer

This May, Tom Sullivan, the Director of Spiritual Life, and Lena Berc, the Director of International Services, are collaborating to ignite the first “Shoulder to Shoulder” trip to Bumwalukani, Uganda. This service trip will be the first to the eastern hemisphere. According to Sullivan, the focus of this trip is to address the educational challenges within Uganda. More…

International Banquet educates and entertains community Reply

Members of the Lasell community display the traditional dress of different cultures at the first ever International Banquet. Photo courtesy of Dana Janbek

Members of the Lasell community display the traditional dress of different cultures at the first ever International Banquet. Photo courtesy of Dana Janbek

Carissa Woolf & Natalie Kfoury1851 Staff & Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lasell celebrated its first International Banquet on Tuesday, Novemeber 13, in de Witt Hall. The event, held by the new International Club, focused on bringing attention to all different cultures from around the world, as well as bringing to light one of the biggest crises happening in today’s world: the conflict going on in Syria. More…

Attendance: Let the students decide 1

Illustration by Samantha Mackie

Illustration by Samantha Mackie

Michelle Burke1851 Staff

College: a time to make decisions and learn to think independently. If this is true, why are students being forced to attend class, and getting penalized for the decision of choosing not to go? Professors’ attendance policies need to be reconsidered. It should be up to the students to benefit or hinder their learning, not up to the school’s staff to enforce mandatory attendance. More…