Carlos Arredondo speaks on Boston Marathon bombing Reply

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Carlos and Melida Arredondo spoke to the Lasell community on October 2. Arredondo made headlines as “The Cowboy Hero” after he was photographed helping others during the Boston Marathon bombings. (Photo by Leneai Stuart)

Danielle Cutillo – 1851 Staff

On October 2, Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo came to speak to students with his wife Melida Arredondo. They sat in front of a packed Rosen Auditorium at an event sponsored by Lasell College Radio (LCR).

Arredondo began with, “In case you don’t recognize my accent, I’m from Boston.” The audience laughed; his accent was not from Boston. Arredondo came to America as an illegal immigrant in 1980, later becoming an American citizen.

On April 15, 2013, Arredondo made headlines when two bombs went off at the annual Boston Marathon, killing four and injuring 250 people. Although many people fled the scene, Arredondo ran towards the injured to come to their aid. “I didn’t hesitate,” said Arredondo. “I just jumped the barriers and started to help.” More…

Interdisciplinary courses will reshape core classes Reply

Allison Nekola – 1851 Staff

 

Lasell administration is offering interdisciplinary seminars to sophomore students as an opportunity to alter the traditional core courses in the spring 2014 semester.

The idea emerged four years ago during a conversation over lunch between Pro- fessors Michael Daley and Lori Rosenthal. Daley, a professor of environmental studies, discussed his solution for excess energy waste and asked Rosenthal, a professor of social sciences, about an efficient way to coax people to use his proposed solution. The two went on to talk of teaching a course together someday. Two years later, their plan became a reality when they were granted to teach a pilot interdisciplinary seminar. More…

Soccer players share experiences coming to Lasell, United States Reply

Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff

The men’s soccer team is not made up of players from just around Massachusetts, New England, or even the United States of Amer- ica. Nery Guerra, Miguel Colmenares, and Jose Cabrera came from three different countries around the world to be a part of the men’s soccer program. These players were all brave enough to their leave home countries and travel over 5,000 miles to play American soccer while simultaneously earning an education. More…

Hatem is Lasell’s Ironman 6

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Professor Neil Hatem poses after he completed Ironman Lake Placid on July 28 with his wife Danielle, children Katelyn and Ryan, and dog Comet. (Photo courtesy of Neil Hatem)

Professor Neil Hatem poses after he completed Ironman Lake Placid on July 28 with his wife Danielle, children Katelyn and Ryan, and dog Comet. (Photo courtesy of Neil Hatem)

Imagine swimming to Franco’s and back. Imagine biking from Lasell to Portland, Maine. Imagine running the Boston Marathon. Now, imagine doing all three in one day. For Professor Neil Hatem, this wasn’t just something he had to imagine, this was his reality. Hatem, a math and Honors Program professor, participated in the Ironman Lake Placid competition on July 28. More…

Patterson pushes for news intellect Reply

Emily Kochanek – News Editor

On October 8, Lasell honored political and media expert Thomas Patterson of Harvard as this year’s Distinguished Donahue Scholar lecture. Patterson teaches at the Kennedy School of Govern- ment at Harvard and specializes in American politics, media, and research design. More…