Set sail with Commander Shick Reply

Marissa Gugala- 1851 Staff

Professor Paul DeBole hosted speaker Nathanial Shick on Tuesday, April 9 in Stoller.  Shick is the commander of the U.S.S. Constitution and has been in the United States Navy for 19 years.  The U.S.S. Constitution is, as Commander Shick described her, “…a U.S. native.”  She gained her prestige and fame over the course of many naval battles, specifically the battle of 1812.

At the time of the American Revolution, on the federal level, the country did not have the shipbuilding capacity it needed.  The U.S. relied on its maritime cities such as Salem, Gloucester, Boston, and others to provide subscription frigates.  Money was raised and then the frigates were turned over to the continental congress to manage the campaign.

According to Shick, at the time the Articles of Confederation were signed, the U.S. had the second largest merchant fleet.  “Our livelihood was dependent upon the maritime trade at the time,” he said.  After the U.S. Constitution was signed, President Washington petitioned Congress in 1794 for initial funds for six frigates.  “Three which are 44-guns…and three were 36-guns.  The Constitution was one of the 44-gun ships of the time,” said Shick.

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The Fuss Center’s new initiative is one for the ages Reply

By Morgan Vanwickler & Pavel Zlatin- Art Director & 1851 Staff

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Four Lasell Village participants from Project Fun- way dressed as The Beatles and sang their rendi- tion of “When I’m 84.”

Lasell is now recognized as an Age-Friendly University (AFU); it is the first college in Massachusetts and second in the U.S. to hold this title.

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WLAS Radio’s IBS triumph 1

By Megan Palumbo & Katie Peters- Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff 

 

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(L-R) Matt Berentsen, Polina Heckle, Adam Hallenback, Charlotte Gitelman, Jared Giurleo, and Amanda Tamborelli holding all 11 trophies WLAS took home from the IBS Conference.

 

Six students from Lasell College Radio (WLAS) traveled to New York City the weekend of March 1 to attend this year’s International Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference. The station came home with 11 trophies, including one first place title.

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Lasell’s Castellano scores golf scholarship Reply

By Adam Hallenback & John McClean – 1851 Staff

 

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Mark Frost (L), the scholarship’s namesake and Anthony Castellano (R), the Laser recipient of the Frost Family scholarship.

 

Junior Anthony Castellano was awarded the Frost Family scholarship on Feb. 21 by the Francis Ouimet Scholarship fund, which was announced via the fund’s social media pages.

Castellano, a junior communications student with a concentration in television & radio production, was awarded the scholarship because of his skills in journalism. “Although my passion is in television, I love to write for pleasure, as well as helping peers with their stories and work,” Castellano said.

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Afro Flow Yoga stretches the soul Reply

By Ruth Kehinde1851 Staff

A group of community members pose with Jeff and Leslie Jones (center) at Afro Flow. Photo courtesy of Emmanuella Jean-Louis

On Feb. 27, students were introduced to multiple invigorating African Diaspora dance movements in de Witt Hall by Afro Flow Yoga.

This workshop uses African culture to teach participants customs and the inner workings of connection with the human world and oneself. The goal that Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones had while creating this organization was to build a sense of community and unite others.

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Tila spices up the dining hall Reply

By Casey DibariOpinion Editor 

Food Network’s chef Jet Tila posing at Lasell College with his book, “101 Asian Dishes You
Need to Cook Before You Die.” Photo by Casey Dibari

On Feb. 26, Chartwells brought in Food Network chef Jet Tila as the first special guest chef this school year. Tila is famously known for appearing on Food Network shows such as “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Iron Chef America.” He also has authored several cookbooks, such as “101 Epic Dishes” and “101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die.”

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