Fashion department partners with Dana-Farber art collection

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. Continue reading “Fashion department partners with Dana-Farber art collection”

Challenging the sexual assault culture

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. Continue reading “Challenging the sexual assault culture”

Ecuador Shoulder-to-Shoulder photo gallery


Photos by Natalie Kfoury

A collection of photos from the 2014 Shoulder-to-Shoulder service learning trip to Ecuador. 13 Lasell students went on the trip with Professors Aaron Toffler and Jose Guzman as well as Gillian Stanley, who works in the Graduate Program. The group stayed at two haciendas, Pachamama and El Sinche with a group of hosts. While on the trip, the group learned about farming and nature, hiked mountains and volcanoes, visited cities and a university, and spent two days at a school where they interacted with children, fixed the water system, installed playground equipment, and created a soccer field. Applications for next year’s trip are available now and can be picked up at the Center for Community-Based Learning, located in Klingbeil House.

Villagers share Valentine advice

Reginah Sanyu – 1851 Staff

Advice is everywhere, from blogs, horoscopes, and other social media platforms. But when it comes to love and relationships, it is best to get advice from people who have experienced it.

Ruth and William Silen, married for 66 years, met in a trigonometry class while they were in high school. However, their love story did not begin until Ruth was bored with the boys at a party. With encouragement from her aunt, Ruth approached William and this time it was not about trigonometry. “At the moment, it was very unheard of for a girl to ask a boy, but I did,” said Ruth. Continue reading “Villagers share Valentine advice”

Lasell Latin American Cultural Club hosts salsa classes

Kayli Hertel – Features Editor

“[It was] muy caliente,“ said Toria Young of the last salsa classes hosted by the Lasell Latin American Cultural Club (LLACC) in early November. The four classes were taught by Katalin Matyus and her partner Hector Huambo, both experienced dancers.

In October, the LLACC hosted the Latino Film Festival where everyone on campus was invited to watch movies geared toward Hispanic culture. Professor Jose Guzman, the advisor of the club, felt that having salsa lessons would be another great event. Continue reading “Lasell Latin American Cultural Club hosts salsa classes”

USA hockey hero Mike Eruzione speaks to students

Photos by Tom Horak

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-In-Chief

Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team, spoke to Lasell students on December 11 to speak about the “Miracle On Ice” and other hockey topics. The talk was hosted by Dr. Dwayne Thomas and the Sports Management department in collaboration with Political Science professor Paul Debole. Continue reading “USA hockey hero Mike Eruzione speaks to students”

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