Lasell takes action against COVID-19 Reply

By Casey DiBari and Madison Raffone – Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

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Photos by: Avery Stankus

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Signs along the highway encouraging social distancing to stop the spread.

On March 12, President Michael Alexander announced via email Lasell University has taken action against COVID- 19. All undergraduate classes will be moved online for the remainder of the semester, while a few residence halls and dining facilities will remain open.

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Life on campus continues through pandemic Reply

By Claire Crittendon, Katie Peters, Madison Raffone, and Bailey KlingamanFeatures Editor, Arts Editor, Copyeditor, and Staff Writer

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Ruth Kehinde adjusts to online classes in her comfort zone. Photo courtesy of Ruth Kehinde.

By March 31, students were encouraged to decide whether to move off-campus or stay while practicing social distancing to decrease the spread of the virus throughout campus. Those who stayed are inhibiting East, West and North Halls. According to Associate Vice President for Administration Diane Parker, there are currently about 70 students still residing on campus.

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Open Letters: To my roommate of four years Reply

By Rosa del Carmen Gomez – 1851 Staff

It’s senior year and I’m not sure when that happened. Four years ago, I walked into Rockwell Hall and I met you. I went into the housing process requesting a totally random roommate  and I was a bit scared. We had spoken a few times on Facebook but not enough to know if we would end up getting along.

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News Briefs: March 2020 Reply

Saraswati Puja

By Mike Maruk – 1851 Staff

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the IC3 held a celebration seminar for Hindu Goddess of Learning, Saraswati Puja. 

The celebration of the goddess was hosted by Professor Ashmita Khasnabish. She invited many of the students from her class as well as other peers of hers to attend the event. There was a table decorated with yellow and white flowers as a shrine to celebrate Saraswati Puja as well as a table to color a print of the goddess. 

Most of the people attending the event were either wearing the colors white or yellow to recognize that those were the same colors resembling the ones worn by the goddess. When Professor Khasnabish began her presentation, she explained how Saraswati Puja is the goddess of interdisciplinary skills and learning. Khasnabish stated many children usually go and pray to her for guidance or help before taking a test or do something involving the need for knowledge. 

Throughout the event, there was a selection of Indian-style food available. There was a tray of traditional chicken, a few options of rice and soup as well as a sort of rice chip available. In the end, there were poems and performances made in celebration of the goddess’s powers of learning and skills.

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Second annual School of Business Day provides opportunities Reply

By Madison Raffone- Copy Editor

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On March 4, Lasell University School of Business held its second annual School of Business Day, where multiple events were held throughout the day, circulating between DeWitt Hall and the Athletic Center. This included keynotes speakers, panels and workshops, a career and internship fair, and the Shark Tank competition. 

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SoCA Day gives students a chance to network Reply

Casey DiBari & Taylor Viles Opinion Editor & 1851 Staff

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On March 10, the School of Communication and the Arts held their annual networking day, which this year was rebranded as SoCA Day. As a custom, the event took place in DeWitt Hall and was attended by a slew of communication students filing in for different panels throughout the day.

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Fresh Check Day offers fresh perspectives on mental health Reply

By Emily Long- Digital Editor

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On Thursday, Feb. 20 Fresh Check Day was held in DeWitt Hall by Health Services in conjunction with the Jordan Porco Foundation and other campus offices. Fresh Check Day is an event that raises awareness of suicide and mental health on college campuses by providing a positive and safe outlet to destigmatize mental health by being made aware of the services offered around campus. 

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Racial discussions brought to Rosen Reply

By Katie Peters – Arts Editor

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On Feb. 20, in Rosen Auditorium, the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion hosted a presentation titled “From Trayvon to 2020 and Beyond.” This hour-long talk brought guests through the history of the Movement for Black Lives from when Trayvon Martin’s murder in 2012 to today.

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