Family, friends and alumni weekend is one of the most highly attended events each year. Over the weekend, many different events and activities are put on for the community to enjoy. Photos by Avery Stankus, Holly Feola & Katie Peters.
By Holly Feola & Katie Peters – News Editor & Arts Editor
Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend (FFAW ) brought together new and familiar faces on campus for a variety of activities from Oct. 18 to 20. Each day had its own agenda of fun events organized by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
By Mitchell Bolton– Arts Director
As the art director, my job is to create the physical newspaper. With the help of five section editors, two digital editors, an illustrator and an editor-in-chief, we put something out every month that covers topics from campus news to members of the Lasell community. Most of my team members are communication majors. But, once we start talking about concentrations, things get a little different. I am a communication major with a concentration in creative advertising. The majority of my counterparts are journalism and media writing concentrations.
By Casey DiBari – Opinion Editor
Recently, the Shoulder to Shoulder program’s price has in- creased. Before, the program ran by Study Abroad would offer stu- dents a chance to take a service trip for a week in a country, such as Vietnam or Ecuador, for varying prices depending on the location. But now, the trips have all have a set price of $1,200. For trips that used to be around $500 for Mexi- co or $800 for Antigua, according to students in the old program, this increase has made the trips harder for students to afford.
By Kaie Quigley – 1851 Staff
The proposition of paying college athletes is brought up often in the sports scene. This time, a move has been made in the right direction. California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a bill permitting Division I college athletes in the state to sign with agents and pursue endorsement deals. This was originally prohibited under National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations. According to The New York Times, this new law would come into effect in 2023.
By Madelyn Hedges – 1851 Staff
On Sept. 24, it was announced there were efforts in place to look into impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump due to the report of controversial interactions between Trump and Ukraine.
Residents of Holt Hall were evacuated early on Thursday, Oct. 19, after power lines intertwined with a fallen tree right outside of the building as a result of high-speed winds and heavy rain. The storm disconnected power to Holt around 2 a.m., including power to fire, smoke and CO2 detectors. It partially dis- connected power to Butterworth Hall. Residential Life, Eversource, Facilities Management and Campus Police worked to solve this issue, informing students who lived in those buildings via email they could return to their rooms at 8:35 p.m. that night.
By Casey Dibari & Madison Raffone – Opinion Editor & 1851 Staff
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Studio 1851 held their first pop-up shop of the year since the university transition, in the Glow Lounge at 12:30 p.m. The shop presented their new designs as well as their older ones.