Mourning the loss of basketball star

Sean Bertanza passed away in December of 2012. The campus honored his memory with a memorial service and ceremony before the January 23 basketball game against Albertus Magnus. Photo Courtesy of Christina Mazzone
Sean Bertanza passed away in December of 2012. The campus honored his memory with a memorial service and ceremony before the January 23 basketball game against Albertus Magnus. Photo Courtesy of Christina Mazzone

Zac VierraCo-Editor-in-Chief

When walking across the Lasell campus Sean Bertanza didn’t look like a star basketball player. Usually wearing sweatpants, his New York Yankee beanie, and sporting a lumberjack-like beard he looked more like a homeless man than the captain of the men’s hoops team.

He also didn’t act like the star. He wasn’t arrogant and he didn’t brag. Instead he was just Sean: a laid back prankster who always had fun and made time for everyone who was important in his life.

Bertanza passed away peacefully last December at the age of 22. He was only months away from graduating. Continue reading “Mourning the loss of basketball star”

Seth Millman weighs in, looks back, pushes forward

Natalie KfouryCo-Editor-in-Chief

Seth Millman, sophomore Graphic Design major, sits down in Valentine Dining Hall for breakfast. This time last year, his plate would’ve been filled with bacon, home fries, and bagels with a glass of sugary juice by its side. He would have eaten that plate quickly, and returned to the counters for seconds, maybe even thirds.

But not this year. Not today. Continue reading “Seth Millman weighs in, looks back, pushes forward”

Midnight party at the White House

Casey O’BrienWashington Correspondent

Now the election is over and you’re ei­ther feeling ecstatic or upset with the way things turned out. I was nervous for the out­come because it was projected to be so close. My favorite part of the election wasn’t the de­bates, the campaign ads, or even the things I learned about. It was my ability to vote, and the experience I had on Election Night. Continue reading “Midnight party at the White House”

Servicing students for career success

Kelly Buckley (L) and Sallyann Kakas (R), career counselors at the Office of Career Services, provide students with resume, portfolio, networking, and interview help. Photo By Michelle Burke

Michelle BurkeCopy Editor

The Office of Career Services is avail­able to help prepare students for any job or internship. The office, located on the second floor in Edwards Student Center, is open by appointment and select drop-in hours every weekday. Career counselors, Sallyann Kakas and Kelly Buckley, are en­couraging all students to utilize the office to its full advantage. Continue reading “Servicing students for career success”

Students return to Ecuador for Winter break

The 2012 “Shoulder-to-Shoulder” group, learns to farm in a sustainable way. Photo Courtesy of the Center for Community-Based Learning

Caitlin Fitzgerald1851 Staff

While most Lasell students will re­lax at home during winter break, 11 will travel to Ecuador for one week – but not for a vacation. Instead these students are donating their time to help out the Ecua­dorian community. They will represent Lasell and the “Shoulder-to-Shoulder” pro­gram by working with community experts to help improve the environment. Leading them will be Aaron Toffler, a professor of environmental studies and co-leader Amy Greene, assistant director of the Center for Community-Based Learning. Continue reading “Students return to Ecuador for Winter break”

Talk of Ages promotes timeless discussion

Actress Kaiulani Lee speaks to students, faculty, and Lasell Village residents during the Talk of Ages, “A Sense of Wonder” event. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann

Kristina Kaufmann and Kayli Hertel – Photo Editor and 1851 Staff

“We all think we can’t make a differ­ence, yes we can,” said actress Kaiulani Lee at the Talk of Ages, “A Sense of Wonder” event on Friday, November 9, in Rosen Auditorium. The event was centered on bringing recognition to Rachel Carson, an influential author and environmental activ­ist. The event focused on Carson’s novel, Si­lent Spring, which reflected on the chemical industry’s use of pesticides and America’s contemporary environmental movement. Continue reading “Talk of Ages promotes timeless discussion”

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