12 ways to freshen up your lifestyle Reply

Photos by Natalie Kfoury

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Given up on your New Year’s Resolution or let the winter blues get you down? Spring is right around the corner and the time is right to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.

Check out these 12 tips on how to change up your lifestyle to make it fresher, healthier, more vibrant, and hopefully more fun.

Laser Photography of the Week Reply

Laser Photography of the Week

From left: A scenic shot of Boston, the front deck of Lasell’s Keever House. Photos by Catrina Joki.

The 1851 Chronicle is proud to showcase these beautiful photographs submitted by senior graphic design major Catrina Joki. To submit your photographs of Lasell, Boston, or anything else you want to share for our website and social media, tag your Instagrams with #1851Chronicle or email photos to Natalie Kfoury at nkfoury@lasell.edu. Our favorite photos may appear in the paper as well!

Peer health education through the eyes of Peer Health Educators Reply

Photos by Natalie Kfoury

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Kayli Hertel walked into her first meeting of the Peer Health Educators and was pleased to find the atmosphere relaxed, accommodating, and friendly. Hertel, a sophomore history major, decided to join the group this semester to become more educated and to educate others. Hertel is one of 10 current Peer Health Educators, according to advisor Kate McCarthy, who work to raise awareness at Lasell on themes such as alcohol and drug awareness, healthy relationships, sexual health, mental health, and sexual and domestic assault awareness.

“What Peer Health is really all about is talking about the hard stuff and that is important for everyone to be exposed to,” said Hertel. More…

Fashion department partners with Dana-Farber art collection 2

Lasell’s current display at Dana-Farber features a 1950s Jacques Tiffeau cocktail dress. (Photos courtesy of Jill Carey)

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The fashion department has partnered with Dana-Farber and Frederic Sharf, who organizes exhibitions of fashion and art at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber, and Boston Children’s Hospital, to install the first piece of fashion in Dana-Farber’s art collection. Senior fashion merchandising major Kayla Diggins worked to provide research on the dress that is currently on display at the hospital. More…

Challenging the sexual assault culture Reply

Emily M. Kochanek – News Editor

A year ago I wrote a feature article on hookup culture and the effects on women. It was a daunting and sorrowful task, as woman after woman recounted a time where she or another were sexually assaulted at parties or other social situations.

Recently, Boston Globe reporter Matt Rocheleau highlighted how recurrent sexual assaults and abuse are on Boston campuses. The Globe reports, “Across 22 of the largest campuses in and around Boston, reports of “forcible sex offenses” rose by nearly 40 percent between 2008 and 2012,” and a total of 113 sexual assaults were reported in 2012 from Boston campuses.

The statistics show a sharp increase in reports, but many speculate the increase comes from more awareness of the sexual assault problems.

Even with better programs trying to educate students, the Globe reports 88 percent of students victimized remain silent. And in today’s rape and slut shaming culture, the numbers remain higher. More…