News Briefs

Influenza Season

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

On September 23, a campus-wide email was sent on the behalf of Richard Arnold, the Director of Health Services by Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs David Hennessay stating the opening of the school’s flu walk-in clinic in Arnow Campus Center. According to this email, getting this vaccine required no appointment and had no cost. The only ask was for Lasers to bring their health insurance information.

A final email was sent on October 5 stating October 9 was the final time for Lasers to get their vaccine, extending the deadline.

Student Affairs launches new food committee

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor
Lasell has created a Food Committee to help directly address concerns and questions students may have. The main goal of the Food Committee is to improve Lasell University students’ dining experience, allowing them to talk directly to the director of food services: Michael Quackenbush and Associate Vice President of Administration and Operations, Diane Parker. At meetings, they discuss how to improve Lasell dining services not only within the dining hall, but also 1851, The 1851 Market and Starbucks located in the Science and Technology Center.

The food committee meets on Tuesdays biweekly from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Meetings will be held upstairs in Arnow campus center classroom. Students are welcome to come in and give their feedback. If a student is unable to attend but want to contribute feedback, please email Vice President of Student Affairs Xavier Fort at xfort@lasell.edu to voice your suggestions.

Four-legged friend visits campo

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor

Saturday, October 10, Campus police had an unexpected visitor stop by. In the early morning, Lieutenant Steve Bradley was in his office getting some work done when he heard a smash of glass. Thinking there was an intruder or someone purposely causing a disturbance, he ran to where he heard the noise. He then saw a deer walking away from the scene. The deer took the liberty to smash his way through the Putnam offices, most likely mistaking his reflection for another deer causing him to charge. The deer did not appear to have any injuries.

Admissions allow tours again

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor

Due to COVID-19, tours at Lasell came to a halt until a plan could be put together to ensure the safety of Blue Key Society Ambassadors, as well as the general campus population. After careful consideration and planning, the Lasell Office of Undergraduate Admissions started hosting tours on campus September 21.

The tour itself has been altered to show as much of campus while trying to limit con- tact with students. Guests who schedule tours on campus must fill out a COVID-19 self-assessment. In order to ensure proper social distancing, tours are restricted to one student and two guests per ambassador.

SGA Election Results

By Adam Hallenbeck1851 Staff

The Student Government Association (SGA) released the results of their fall elec- tions on September 26 through their Insta-gram account. Seven new members of the club were voted in. Junior Melaney Jenkins was elected to be the Vice President of Communications and Anthony Bruno will serve as the First Year Class President. The five senators elected to join the group are junior Haley Sherman, first-year Emma Chai, junior Bo Moore, sophomore Kemley Joseph, first year Julia Ramza, first-year Sophia Couto and first-year Kares Mack.

Campus facilities change for COVID

By Katie PetersCo-Editor-in-Chief

Blue tape is stuck in an X formation across the bookshelves on the second floor of the Brennen Library to deter students from touching the books.
Photo by Katie Peters.

As the semester progresses and COVID-19 cases on campus stay low, most facilities and services on campus are now available for resident students, some for commuter and online students.

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Drag show Zooms to the stars

By Adam Hallenbeck1851 Staff

Joey Gordon, “Cece,” poses on a lit stage for the online viewers of the drag show.
Photo Courtesy of Joey Gordon.

On Thursday, October 8, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) virtually hosted the second annual fall drag show via Zoom. With heavy restrictions on in-person gatherings, the event saw a makeover of its own, now being presented completely virtually. “I honestly wouldn’t change anything about the show,” said senior Dylan Alves, the host of the event. “We still had a show and I think that is the most important part.” Headlining the event was RuPaul alum Jiggly Caliente, and she performed with Cece, Destiny and Cadence Persuasion on a night most won’t forget. “There was a little more technology than I was ready to use, but we got through it and put on a great show,” said Alves.

The 2020 Pledge

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

(L-R, up to down) Library Director Anna Sarneso, senior Ruth Kehinde, junior Anna King, and Associate Director Byrd Hughes smile in Zoom call.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde.

Lasell Votes is an organization on campus that helps students in the process of getting involved in voting. According to a school-wide email sent on every Tuesday, Lasell Votes holds a virtual event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to guide Lasers with voter registration and voting plans. One of these options include, registering in one’s hometown state instead of Newton. However, if students wish to vote in Newton, that’s always an option that Lasell Votes can support.

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Political climate proves to be polarizing

By Claire Crittendon, Taylor Viles, Rebecca Osowski & Rayana PetroneCo-Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

The first presidential debate that took place on September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. Graphic by Katie Peters

On September 29, President Trump and Vice President Biden took to the stage in Cleveland, Ohio for the first 2020 Presidential Debate. One week later, Vice President Pence and Senator Harris appeared live from Salt Lake City, Utah for the Vice Presidential debate.

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Welcome back, COVID-style

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Meghan CarrollEditors-in-Chief & News Editor

September 5-8 saw the return of 720 resident and 263 commuter students to residential halls and academic buildings, according to the Registrar’s Office, unveiling the COVID-19 prepped campus. An additional 443 students are studying remotely online.

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