Vanderhorst: The ultimate fighter battles beyond the court Reply

By Meghan Carroll- 1851 Staff

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Kevin Vanderhorst pictured in the Athletic Center where he spends countless hours practicing for the upcoming basketball season.
Photo Courtesy of Meghan Carroll.

Junior Kevin Vanderhorst was born July 20, 1997 and raised in the Dominican Republic until 2013, when he came to the U.S. with his mom, dad and little brother. He moved to Lawrence, Mass, where he attended Lawrence’s public school system. His life changed instantly. He didn’t know anyone and having to learn a new language along with the change of weather made adjusting harder. But, his passion to be on the court was always familiar.

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Emotional support animals bring comfort to campus Reply

By Holly Feola & Claire Crittendon- News Editor & Features Editor

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Gabby Miller’s ESA Gracie in her second year on campus. Photo Courtesy of Holly Feola

Since 2015, Lasell has allowed qualifying students to have emotional support animals (ESAs) in the residence halls with them. Four years later, the process is still going strong.

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From clubs to careers, Lasers lead as examples Reply

By Emily Long & Claire Crittendon – Digital Editor & Features Editor

One of the many draws Lasell University has for students is the impressive number of student-run clubs and organizations. It is common to see students running from two or more club meetings during Tuesday and Thursday common hours. Ask any student about the clubs they are in and most will passionately tell you about what their role is on campus.

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A New Wave of Sexual Education Reply

By Hannah Smith1851 Staff

Student intern for Lasell’s Peer Health Educators, Corey Zemke, discusses her mission of promoting sexual education on campus this semester.

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Photo by: Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith: Where does your passion for sexual education come from?

Corey Zemke: I knew that the Peer Health Educators did things revolving around sexual education, but they’ve never done much and the students have been requesting more. Allison Weinberg [Witcomb], my advisor (and the peer health professional staff leader), let me have full reins and I’m running with it.

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Education Professor Claudia Rinaldi speaks for diversity Reply

By Cristina Serratore – 1851 Staff

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Photo Courtesy of NECN.  Claudia Rinaldi speaking on NECN is shown with President Alexander (left) and the NECN anchor Brian Burnell (right).

Last spring, Associate Professor and Di- rector of Education Dr. Claudia Rinaldi was invited to speak about the Pathways to Teacher Diversity (PTD) program on New England Cable News’s (NECN) CEO Corner. Started in 2016, the pilot program hopes to diversify the pool of teaching candidates so it better reflects the increasingly diverse classrooms in American public schools today.

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Star seniors take connected learning off-campus Reply

By Taylor Viles– 1851 Staff

While many students spent their summers relaxing from their studies, traveling with family or catching up on sleep, some rising seniors spent it working hard to get a leg up in their future career.

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