Awards Banquet honors Lasers Reply

The Rugby Club won the Student Organization of the Year award at the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19.
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By Kristina Kaufmann and Natalie Kfoury — Layout and A&E Editor

Students, faculty, administration, clubs, and organizations came together to celebrate the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19. Presenters at the event, held in de Witt Hall, recognized students and clubs for their dedication and leadership.

In addition to presenting awards, the banquet also honored student groups, such as leadership students, peer mentors, orientation leaders, resident assistants, and athletes. More…

Lindsay Reilly finds success designing handbags 1

Junior Lindsay Reilly displays her handbags that she makes and sells.
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By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Perhaps you’ve already seen vibrant, quilted bags on the arms of students and professors. What you may not know is that the designer behind these trendy handbags happens to be junior fashion merchandising major Lindsay Reilly. She always knew her career would involve fashion, but she could never have predicted she would have her own business by age 15. She started sewing at 8-years-old, and at 14, was the first “assistant” to be hired by her sewing teacher. From there, she became involved with small projects, like making curtains, cookie bags, and aprons for a local bakery in her hometown of Quincy, Mass. Soon, she developed the idea of making hand-bags, and a friend’s mother asked if she would like to sell them in her salon.

“From there, they took off,” said Reilly. More…

Rugby shines on Senior Day Reply

Senior Geoff Oliveira left the game at the end of the first half after a hard tackle that resulted in a concussion.
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By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

At the one and only home game of the spring season, the Lasell College Rugby Club defeated the Rams of Framingham State, 21-12. A pre-game ceremony recog­nizing the seniors of Lasell Rugby started off the afternoon.

Senior Boulos Abdallah received the open­ing kickoff from Framingham State, but the ball was quickly turned over. The Rams capitalized on the early chance, as they scored the first points of the game with a try. The conversion kick was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 5-0. More…

SGA election results revealed Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

Annual spring elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) were held on April 5, and the results have been released.

Juniors Carrie Kenniston and Holly Irvin will continue to hold the positions of President and Vice President of Student Affairs, repectively. Freshman Bri Robbins will remain as president of the class of 2015. Robbins said she is excited to anchor a group of students who have been so involved in their first year on campus.

“I feel very lucky to have such an active class. The class committee always tries to listen to the class of 2015 students to hear what they would like to see happen for our class,” said Robbins. “We like to give the class a variety of choices, that way we can reach to everyone.” More…

Marathon Monday concert rocks quad despite heat Reply

Mason performed during Lasell College Radio's second annual Marathon Monday concert. The show also featured performances by Interstate Flamez and Skyman.
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By Amanda Russo — 1851 Staff

Despite the unseasonable heat on April 16, the Lasell community came out to be entertained by the second annual Marathon Monday Concert, hosted by the Lasell College Radio (LCR). Performers Mason, Interstate Flamez, and Skyman each took the stage to share their musical talents with fellow friends and students.

Each performer was given 30 minutes to get the crowd moving, and they did so successfully. A sea of peo¬ple donning neon T-shirts crowded near the front of the stage, supporting their favorite artists. More…

Minaj shows versatility on new album Reply

On 'Pink Friday; Roman Reloaded," Nikki Minaj's sophmore album, the artist displays her ability to both sing and rap.
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By Zac Vierra — Copy Edtor

Nikki Minaj’s second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, shows the audience a few different styles of the artist. Minaj raps in some songs, while only singing in others. She blends rapping in verses and singing on the hooks of other songs, as these different styles make Roman Reloaded two albums in one.

In the first few songs on Roman Reloaded, such as “Come on a Cone” and “I Am Your Leader,” Minaj strictly raps with a style that, although unique, is similar to Lil’ Wayne. More…

Editor’s Column: Changed Forever Reply

By Jordan R. Mayblum — Co-Editor-In-Chief

The academic and extracurricular landscape at Lasell has been dramatically altered since the class of 2012 arrived here in the fall of 2008. The campus has grown both in size and capacity, and it all started with this year’s graduating class. More…

The good and bad of Lasell College Reply

By Brandon Chase, Brian Roach, and Zac Vierra—Opinion Editor, 1851 Staff, and Copy Editor

While some students may complain that Lasell is not doing much to improve the overall student experience, they are doing so mistakenly. The college has exceeded ex­pectations during this school year in terms of catering to students’ needs. Although La­sell still has some weaknesses, it has been working to satisfy everyone in many aspects of the college. Here is our list of the col­lege’s successes and shortcomings. More…