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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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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Jesse Tauriac: The most caring on campus

By Joshua Michna – 1851 Contributor

Chief Diversity Officer Jesse Tauriac (F) and Assistant Director of The Donahue Institute Thomas Morgan (B) pictured on the ground floor of the Intercultural Center and Commuter Cottage (IC3.) Photo taken before COVID-19 mask mandate.
Photo courtesy of Joshua Michna

“Jesse, to me, is a figure I can look up to for motivation and inspiration,” says junior Eleianet Nunez, a student worker at the Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage (IC3). “He is someone who genuinely puts his heart into everything he does and cares for his students and others deeply.”

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Students remember why they chose Lasell University

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

The sun shines on a Lasell University sign on the West side of campus.
Photo by Bailey Klingaman

For most students, the decision to attend Lasell is a distant memory. With COVID-19, upcoming commencement for seniors and growing amounts of classwork, students may have forgotten the Lasell that they love. They may have forgotten why they believed Lasell is the right college for them. Despite regulations on campus activities, Lasell still maintains many of the factors that students find attractive.

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Flex classes: a mid-year review of online learning

By Audrey Abbate, Angela Hayes & Emma Ingenohl – 1851 Contributors

At Lasell, a major new adoption is the flex class format. Flex classes are made up of resident, commuter, and remote students with resident and commuter students coming to class in-person, while their remote peers join via Zoom. This new class format is to promote equity in the learning environment and to cater to both students and professors who were given the option to remain at home last semester and this one alike. 

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COVID-19 testing coordinator shines in Edwards

By Felipe Bida – 1851 Contributor

COVID-19 test coordinator Neusa Do Nascimento sits at her station in the testing center, located on the top floor of Edwards.
Photo by Felipe Bida

The first time I took a COVID-19 test at Lasell last Fall, I accidentally contaminated the cotton swab by letting it touch the table for approximately 0.2 seconds. That’s when I first took notice of Neusa Do Nascimento, the testing coordinator. She took the swab, threw it out, opened me up a new one, and with a warm smile that shone through her mask she said, “Sorry, you’re probably gonna be so sick of me by the end of the semester.” 

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Intern Spotlight: Madelyn Hedges, Breaking News

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

Madelyn Hedges works remotely, drafting press releases for her internship at JGPR. 
Photo Courtesy of Madelyn Hedges

There is no doubt that finding an internship right now can be nerve racking. Between COVID-19 and searching for the internship that fits you and your schedule best, it is easy to focus on the list of things you still need to do. But let’s take a moment to appreciate what has already been accomplished and the people doing the jobs.

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Seasonal student on campus parking update

By Kaie Quigley & Claire Crittendon – Features Editor & Co-Editor-in-Chief

View of Central Lot from a Science and Technology Center classroom.
Photo by Claire Crittendon

With only 266 spots for 714 resident students, the parking office has had its hands full this semester. In hopes of accommodating resident and commuter students alike amidst the pandemic, the parking office made some adjustments to their system this year. 

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