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Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

Ken Paulson speaks during the 2013 New England Newspaper Conference about the future of journalism and newspapers. (Photo by Allison Nekola)

Ken Paulson speaks during the 2013 New England Newspaper Conference about the future of journalism and newspapers. (Photo by Allison Nekola)

On October 10, Professor Marie Franklin led 25 journalism students to the 2013 New England Newspaper Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick.

Ken Paulson, President of First Amendment Center, spoke on the value of newspapers in a speech titled,“Digital, Dollars and Democracy: The Real Value of American Newspapers.” Paulson used real world examples of how the ideas that newspapers are dying is a myth. “When you think of newspapers dying down think of all the other things that are dying down such as baseball cards and hallmark cards,” said Paulson. More…

Speaker: Step into a positive future Reply

Morgan Austin – Copy Editor

Tom Kens, a wellness coach and motivational speaker, visited Lasell on October 3 and spoke about building a positive future while giving tips on how to do so. (Photo by Morgan Austin)

Tom Kens, a wellness coach and motivational speaker, visited Lasell on October 3 and spoke about building a positive future while giving tips on how to do so. (Photo by Morgan Austin)

On October 3, wellness coach and speaker Tom Kens spoke to an audience of Lasell students and faculty in deWitt Hall. His speech, titled “Step Into A Positive Future,” focused on the importance of being optimistic in life by being grateful, setting goals, and letting go of past trials. More…

Boston Marathon bombings hit close to home 1

Zac Vierra Co-Editor-in-Chief

It was a week nobody will soon forget. What started as a celebration of Patriots’ Day soon became a day of sadness after the news of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Soon it was clear these explosions were an act of terrorism and people in the greater Boston area began to mourn as the authorities started a search for the evil people behind this act.

On Thursday April, 18, just days after the bombing, two suspects shot an MIT police officer, hijacked a SUV, and started a massive shootout in Watertown. One suspect was killed while another was on the loose. On Friday, the entire city of Boston and surrounding areas, including Newton, was on lockdown. Finally, after hours of searching, and a virtual shutting down of all activity and traffic in Watertown, the second suspect was found and captured, alive.

After five days the madness was finally over.

Although nobody from the Lasell community was injured from the bombings, the events of the week had a huge impact on those at Lasell. Professors ran the marathon, athletic training students were working the marathon, and the entire campus was locked down and left without food for most of Friday. It was a week that saw sadness, fear, and hope for the future of the city of Boston, sentiments shared by college students, the young, and the old.  More…

Lasell’s annual blood drive a success Reply

Lasell’s annual spring blood drive, held on April 4, collected 52 units of blood, the highest record of a blood drive ever held at the college. A raffle was held after the donations including prizes from Jillian’s of Boston, Solar Tune Tanning, and J.P. Licks. Photos By Kristina Kaufmann

Michelle BurkeCopy Editor 

On April 4, the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) and the American Red Cross hosted their annual blood drive in deWitt Hall. This was senior Danielle Monastiero’s third semester organizing the drive as head of the plan- ning board for the event.

This month’s drive collected 52 units of blood, “The highest record ever for the Lasell community,” said Monastiero. The Fall 2012 semester received 68 donors and 43 units of blood. More…

Students show creativity with Marathon Monday shirts Reply

Elizabeth Haela1851 Staff

Marathon Monday is a day of celebration and excitement at Lasell College. Prior to this occasion, students take it upon themselves to design and produce shirts for their peers to wear and relish their memories of college.

This year at least three shirt designs were created and sold. Students Ashley Tarby, Natalie Sherwood, Jean Breval, and Ricky Hawkes were competing for designs and prices. More…

Lasell Villager Carolyn Eastman goes to Cambodia for community service trip Reply

Morgan Brittney Austin1851 Staff

The term “community service” used to have negative connotations. Now people of all ages come together to give back, whether it is within their own community, or to help people in need elsewhere in the world. From January 13 to 31, Lasell Villager Carolyn Eastman, volunteered her services to help children at The Sharing Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Cambodia. More…