More thoughtful move-in needed Reply

By Emily Long & Madison RaffoneDigital Editor & Copy Editor

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Illustration by Robby Rowe

On Tuesday, January 21, students moved back into their dorms from winter break. Registration was held in the STC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., leaving a short amount of time for students to get back to campus and register. Although many students were excited to return and see their friends, getting back to campus was far from simple. Between coordinating transportation, getting to campus in time for enrollment confirmation and schedule conflicts, move-in day needs to be more inclusive.

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Is America’s Pastime in America’s future? Reply

By Taylor Viles1851 Staff

Back in January, Major League Baseball (MLB) sent the Houston Astros their punishments for their role in 2017’s sign-stealing scandal, which lead to their 2017 World Series win. The controversy came forth after former Astros pitcher, Mike Fiers, sat down with known sportswriters from “The Athletic” and spilled the beans.

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Students celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year Reply

By Katie Peters & Madison RaffoneArts Editor & Copy Editor

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Students fill their plates with Chinese cuisine inspired by various influential Chinese chefs in Valentine Dining Hall during the Chinese New Year Celebration. Photo Courtesy of Robby Rowe. 

Students and faculty celebrated the Chinese New Year in Valentine Dining Hall on Friday, January 24 with traditional Chinese cuisine, dumpling making demonstrations and other celebratory activities. This event came one day before the actual Chinese New Year on January 25. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the year of the rat.

When swiping your torch card, there was a glass bowl of red envelopes filled with a decorative card and a fortune, a theme of red and gold was sprinkled around the dining hall. Chinese lanterns with trivia questions attached hung from the ceiling above where traditional Chinese dishes were served. Recipes inspired by influential Chinese chefs included boneless spare ribs, Chinese pork roast, and Asian beef and broccoli stir fry.

There was an array of food options, including vegan seitan steak, pepper pecans, and teriyaki mushrooms. Flyers advertising the event were posted around Arnow Campus Center and Valentine Dining Hall.

Guests were also invited to make dumplings with the instruction of senior Betty Song. She demonstrated how to carefully construct the dough pouches to be filled with either meat or vegetables. Dumplings made by guests were cooked to be enjoyed by those who made them.

Those who didn’t get the chance to make their own dumplings still had the opportunity to try some. Steamed dumplings were made and served during the lunch buffet with options of vegan and meat.

“It made me really happy to see an activity where students and professors can explore other cultures different from what they’re used to when eating at the dining hall,” said first-year Joshua Varghese after attending the event and enjoying the vegan food options.

University provost, deans retire Reply

L-R: Associate Provost Jim Ostrow, Dean Helena Santos and Vice President Steve Bloom prepare to make their exit in the next few months. Photos by Madison Raffone & Casey DiBari.

By Casey Dibari & Madison Raffone– Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

By the end of this academic year, the university will be going through another major change. Starting in March, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Academic Success Helena Santos will retire after 14 years. Provost Jim Ostrow and Associate Vice President Steven Bloom will also retire later this year. Both Associate Vice President Bloom and Provost Ostrow have been at Lasell for 20 years.