Students who participated in Alternative Spring Break share their personal stories – including why they decided to go and how the service-learning trip impacted them.
Jessica Spillane- 1851 Staff
Betty “Xiaomin” Song, 20, is no stranger to Lasell College. Betty gets herself involved wherever she can and loves to make an impression on people. On campus, Betty is a second year RA in East Hall, works for Blue Key Society and loves to participate in Empty Bowls and Relay for Life. Before studying abroad in Switzerland, last semester, Betty was the international representation in Student Government Association. Betty is a Communications major with a concentration in entertainment media.
Q: Where are you from and how often do you go home?
A: I am from Guangzhou, China. I go home during summer and winter breaks. The flight is 16-17 hours. I came to America for the first time for my senior year of high school which was 2015. I moved in with my host family in East Lyme, Connecticut.
By Valencia Vixama – 1851 Contributor
Professor Jessie Tauriac, 46, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Donahue Institute sits down to chat with student Valencia Vixama and reflects on his current career and time at Lasell.
By Raegan Cleary – 1851 contributor
When Mount Ida College closed its door, it wasn’t just the students that transferred to Lasell; Associate Professor Kathleen Potter came here as well. Potter, the former Fashion Industries Department Chair, had been working at Mount Ida for six years when the college announced it would be closing after its spring 2018 semester. After receiving offers from multiple fashion schools, Potter chose to continue her career here at Lasell.
By Madison Ortiz
Lasell College talks about enforcing consent knowledge but hasn’t taken any steps to make a difference in educating students on this issue. Lasell should have a mandatory consent class required to graduate. The course would teach students how important consent is, understand how to handle certain situations and help prevent sexual assault cases from happening.
By Paola Orizondo – Student Contributor
Dillan Foss working out after his interview at the McClelland Fitness Center. Photo by Paola Orizondo.
Dillan Foss is an athletic training major pursuing his master’s in nutrition. Student contributor Paola Orizondo got together with the basketball player to talk about fitness, health, worries, motivation and his own personal brand, Limitless Theory. More…
By Jessica Lindell – Contributing Writer
Professor Anne Vallely is one of the most influential professors in the fashion department. Her call to fashion first came from designing her own dresses as a young age before becoming experienced in modeling and fashion retail. She currently balances teaching fashion and an interior design occupation.
By Connor O’Brien – Contributing Writer
Lasell senior Dillan Foss understands the importance of keeping in shape. He combines diet with consistent weight training and exercise to keep himself healthy. As a personal trainer, Foss needs to know how to get his clients the best results, and getting them to eat right is a big part of his process.