News Brief: Let there be light 1

By: Ruth Kehinde-  Digital Editor 

On April 13 there was an emergency power outage across the Lasell campus, leaving all open facilities without power. According to a Residential Life campus-wide email, this storm-related incident occurred due to a downed power line and transformer damage that took place on the intersection of Woodland Road and Seminary Avenue. Residents were updated via email and were provided flashlights for the time that the power was out. Campus Police served as a Fire Watch Patrol throughout the buildings.

Lasell’s electrical power company, EverSource, provided many repairs to the damaged equipment, having the power restored only a few hours after it was shut down. Due to this unanticipated event, the registrar moved the sophomore registration period from Tuesday, April 14 to Wednesday, April 15 at 7 a.m.

 

News Brief: David Dobrik, not clickbait Reply

By Avery Stankus – Editor-in-chief

On Friday, May 1, Digital Star David Dobrik hosted a private Q&A over Zoom set up by Campus Activities Board. He and his assistant, Natalie Marideuna, repped Lasell gear while answering an abundance of questions sent in by students. 

Over 300 Lasell students joined in on the hour-long call to listen in on what he had to say. From sharing stories with celebrities to secrets about The Vlog Squad, Dobrik enthusiastically discussed that and everything in between. He also shared post-grad advice for the graduating seniors.

 “I [followed] what I loved doing. That’s what I did, I continued doing what I wanted to do. I was like I want to do something in the entertainment world and then it was luck and waiting for the right opportunity,” said Dobrik. “My dad would always say work hard…There wasn’t an opportunity for me to work hard until this opportunity presented itself: Vine. And I was like okay, this is my ticket to LA, this is where I start working hard. You just have to wait for the right opportunity.”

 

A letter to the Class of 2020: Professor Calhoun Reply

Dear Seniors,

There are times in history that can be looked at for guidance today. This has, to varying degrees, all happened before. Like now, people of the past were given the opportunity to reveal their best and worst natures. One of the most trying moments in fairly recent human history was the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Almost exactly 100 years ago, this pandemic took millions of lives—many in the 20 – 40 years age bracket. The world was already reeling, having just emerged from World War I, known then as the Great War (since who could have predicted there would be another), and with massive social upheaval still convulsing throughout Europe and Russia, and brewing in Asia. More…

Fashion Focus: The future of fashion Reply

By: Abi Brown – 1851 staff

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List of Lyst/HighsNobiety prediction for the next top 5 breakout brands for 2020. Photo courtesy of Vogue Business.

With everything seemingly going wrong in the world, people seek creativity as an outlet wherever they can now. For many students at Lasell University, this outlet is fashion. There is so much uncertainty with fashion since we don’t know when we will be able to even leave our homes safely. Luckily, social media has helped immensely with this. Social media has given a lense to what the future potentially holds for fashion. More…

COVID-19 creates challenges for recruiting Reply

By Taylor Viles – 1851 Staff

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In his Lasell debut, Bill Uberti coaches his team to a victory. Photo courtesy of Taylor Viles.

Among the wave of changes COVID-19 has brought to the athletics’ world, is an issue that will be present for years to come across every collegiate athletics program. The NCAA has granted every spring athlete, regardless of class, another year of eligibility.  

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Netflix has an eye of a tiger or two Reply

 By Michael Maruk- 1851 Staff

After watching one of Netflix’s new hit series, “Tiger King,” it is safe to say anyone with access to a camera and an interesting story can attract a wide audience fast. Over the past few years, Netflix has released a number of documentaries involving different themes such as informational, silly and murder mystery. However, only a few ever catch a high level of viewership.

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Interning from home is invaluable in the job search Reply

By Emily Long- Digital Editor

One of the biggest parts of the Lasell experience for students is completing an internship. So, what happens when a global pandemic sweeps through and forces you to work from home? For many Lasell students, we packed up our work laptops and set them up at our bedroom desks to continue our internships remotely. While it isn’t ideal, having a work-from-home experience now is a skill not many interns get, and one that can be invaluable in your job search process. 

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