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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Alum Zac Vierra brings passion to his MLB job

By Cameron Deniso – 1851 Contributor

Zac Vierra with the four World Series trophies for the Boston Red Sox.
Photo courtesy of Zac Vierra

How would you describe someone that’s passionate about something? Can it be defined as sleeping in a tent outside from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m.? What about moving 2,471.6 miles alone to a place you’ve never been before? Zac Vierra has done both these things, all because of his passion for baseball. Vierra slept outside in a tent in 2013 so he could be first in line to get tickets for the World Series. Then, to start his career, he moved to Montana so he could gain experience writing stories and learn the ways of calling a baseball game.

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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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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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Athletic facilities guidelines cause mixed feelings

By Katie Peters – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The gym in Edwards Student Center stands empty on a Friday afternoon.
Photo by Katie Peters

Running athletic facilities on campus during a pandemic has presented a multitude of challenges. The three gyms on campus – Edwards, McClelland and the Athletic Center – are open for both resident and commuter students. All facilities have precautions implemented to safeguard against COVID-19. While many students have no gripe with these precautions, some feel they are limiting.

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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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