University upgrades internet over winter break

By Kaie Quigley, Rayana Petrone & Josh Wolmer – Features Editor and 1851 Contributors

While the student body was away on winter break, the university made several technological upgrades in hopes of improving internet connection for the campus community. Taking a hybrid approach to the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19, having competent WiFi has become a necessity. 

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Lasell Works keeps on working

By Kait Bedell & Angela Hayes – News Editor & 1851 Contributor

Sophomore Emily Hamm helps at a Lasell Works event during her first year when she was living on campus.
Photo courtesy of Emily Hamm

Lasell Works is a program the university introduced where students live off-campus for their sophomore year and work a part-time job while taking online classes. It is designed to help students get involved with the workforce early, and helps students save on money as the cost of their sophomore year is exempt from room and board. 

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News Briefs

Campus Activities Board holds ice skating night

By Abi Brown – Arts Editor

 Lasell University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB)  had planned a skate night, hosted on February 27. The event was moved indoors due to inclement weather. Arria Witty, Vice President of the laughs & crafts section stated “Unfortunately there was no skate night due to the weather. It was moved inside Arnow Campus Center where we had hot cocoa and cookies.” Skate night would have featured an opportunity to ice skate, enjoy provided snacks/beverages, and a raffle, all while socially distancing.

Lasell Students take Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

On Monday, February 22, President Alexander sent out an email containing a Lasell University Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey. The survey, which was the second one launched this school year, intended to get a better understanding of the safety of students on campus. The school raffled off seven $50 Amazon gift cards to those who submitted responses to show their appreciation for their participation. Prior to the survey’s closure on March 12, Lasell received over 600 anonymous surveys. 

Campus Activities Board hosts Netflix watch party

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

The Campus Activities Board hosted a Netflix watch party on March 5 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Students were able to join virtually to watch the playing of Mean Girls 2 via a Zoom link that was posted in the club’s Facebook page as well as in their Instagram account’s bio. The next event hosted by CAB will be a “Candy Cart” where students will be able to make bags filled with candy. This event is scheduled for April 6. For more information, students can visit the following link: laserinvolvment.lasell.edu. 

Student Government Association holds weekly public meetings

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

The Student Government Association is set to hold virtual meetings every Tuesday from 5:-8p.m. The SGA meetings are open to all members of the Lasell Community and students are encouraged to voice their questions or concerns. Those who are interested in attending can join through the Zoom link that is posted on the Laser Involvement website.

School of Business Day goes virtual

By Katie Peters & Kait Bedell – Co-Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

Lasell saw the third annual School of Business Day on March 10, but it looked different this year. A day typically consisting of face-to-face activities was replaced with computer screens and a Canvas page: both side effects of the pandemic.

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Student requests fulfilled: 1851 late-night re-opens

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editor

1851 in Arnow Campus Center opens up for late night hours for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Photo by Kaie Quigley

One of the most missed on-campus offerings has returned as a reward for students’ commitment to keeping the community safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic— 1851 has re-opened for late-night dining three nights a week.

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Boston springing into warmer weather

By Katie Peters Co-Editor-In Chief

A plot at the Fenway Victory Gardens shows signs of life after the winter. Photo by Katie Peters.

Spring in the Boston area always promises to be a time of growth and change. As the weather continues to warm up, the city’s streets and parks will soon be a place for Bostonians to enjoy the outdoors after the pandemic’s winter. From Fenway to Sommerville, here are four spots to explore this spring.

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