Food for Thought program provides tasty discussion 2

Cait Fitzgerald & Ashlyn Curley – 1851 Staff

Lasell’s Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) created Food for Thought, a new program this semester that invites members of the campus to come into the CCBL’s office in Klingbeil House to discuss topics on civility and leadership.Photo By Kristina Kaufmann


Lasell’s Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) launched a new program this year called “Food for Thought,” which meets every Tuesday during common hours in Klingbeil House.

The program, facilitated by Amy Greene, focuses on discussion topics for students to talk about civility and leadership. More…

Donahue Scholar talks race Reply

Kristina KaufmannPhoto Edtior

Ken Hardy, a distinguished Donahue Scholar, speaks to the Lasell campus about race. Photo by Kristina Kaufmann


Ken Hardy, a distinguished Donahue Scholar, spoke to students and faculty in de­Witt Hall on October 2.

His speech encouraged students to be more aware of race and talk about it freely without feeling uncomfortable. More…

Election season in Washington Reply

Casey O’BrienWashington Correspondent

It comes every four years, and now, for a limited time, it’s back: election sea­son. It’s time for snarky advertisements about the other opponent, debates, and last-minute campaigning. No one is off lim­its, not even Big Bird.

Being in Washington, D.C. for election season is an experience that I am happy to be able to live out. Public figures are flocking to the city as many political superstars were re­cently in the area to analyze the debates, and more will come in November. More…

Panel encourages voting Reply

Jacob Bell & Alex Dixon1851 Staff

A student panel presented a seminar on “Does My Vote Really Matter?” on Octo­ber 9 in the Rosen Auditorium.

The seminar was comprised of in­dependent and undecided students who presented a combination of political views and facts to support whether student votes count or not. The hour-long panel consist­ed of Ninwa Hanna, Kevin Lilly, Matthew Evans, Ginna Giraldo, and was moderated by Democrat Sammy Rastagh, a Visiting As­sistant Professor of Sociology. Tables were set up outside the seminar, allowing stu­dents to register to vote in November and receive absentee ballots. More…

Rugby looks back, pushes forward Reply

Brian Roach – 1851 Staff

The rugby club in action against Westfield. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann

The Rugby Club has been competing for the past three seasons and many of the upperclassmen have remained dedicated to the team.

Last fall, the Lasers finished with a 5-0 regular season record to earn a Division IV playoff berth. This year, the team is 2-2 with their most recent defeat to the Westfield State Owls on October 13, during Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend, by a score of 32-7. More…

Safety report shows decrease in crime Reply

Zac Vierra – Co-editor-in-chief 

Lasell released its annual security re­port at the end of September, a report that contained policy statements and crime statistics for the college. The most drastic change among statistics was the decrease in burglaries on campus from 28 in 2010 to eight in 2011. More…

Bookstore provides better buying options Reply

Zach Gray – Sports Editor

No matter the subject, chances are one of your courses requires textbooks. Though many students order textbooks via Amazon and other online shopping sites, the Donahue’s Bookstore in the Arnow Campus Center continues to be the primary source for Lasell textbooks. More…

Editor’s Corner: Apply yourself Reply

Natalie Kfoury – Co-editor-in-chief

When I was eight years old, I was going to grow up and become a racehorse jockey. Never mind the fact that I had never been on a horse and that my parents weren’t planning on having me saddle up anytime soon. I really thought that I was going to win the Kentucky Derby someday. More…