Megan Palumbo & Colin Froment – Co-Editors-In-Chief
Lasell Drama Club partners with Regis College
The Lasell College Drama Club is partnering with Regis College to perform “Footloose: the Musical” for their fall production. Auditions were held on Sept. 12 at Regis and Sept. 13-14 at Lasell, and the cast list was posted on Sept. 17. Opening weekend is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre at Regis College.
Mass Transit performs at Town Hall meeting Sept. 25
On Sept. 25, Professor Jesse Tauriac and social justice theater troupe, Mass Transit hosted a Town Hall open forum in deWitt Hall. This was to provide updates on diversity inclusion on campus and engage the community in values regarding racial equality.
Professor Tauriac highlighted the numerous advancements the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion have already implemented that promote diversity inclusion on campus. This included climate and cultural climate surveys sent out to students and faculty and the eight employee Intercultural Competence Workshops that have already taken place.
Three Mass Transit actors performed monologues from their original production “Difficult Conversations: On Race Gender and Power”. These scenes depicted harsh situations individuals of color have regularly experienced. Mass Transit had the goal of students being the ones to implement change and understand why certain things are said to others.
“Find someone new and make a better place,” said Mass Transit performer Joseph Lymous.
New Shuttle App
Ride Systems, a real-time GPS shuttle and bus tracking application has been introduced to Lasell’s shuttle system for the fall semester. Students can access this service on mobile devices or desktops to track where the shuttles are at all times. The app uses a map of the Lasell campus, displaying a small icon that moves in real-time wherever the shuttle travels. There’s an option to search certain stops, where students can “favorite” or bookmark a certain stop. Users can also create an alert, which sends a notification when the shuttle is approaching. Students can download the Ride Systems app from the App Store or Google Play store and search Lasell College, or access it through the shuttle section on the MyLasell app.
Megan Palumbo & Michael Salem – Co-Editor-In-Chief & 1851 Staff
Lasell hired seven new full-time professors and over 40 adjunct professors for the 2018 fall semester. Full-time and adjunct faculty work together to educate students and engage in the community.
Marissa Gugala – News Editor
Students have been complaining about Star Market’s high prices and subpar food quality for a while. With the shuttle only going to Star Market on weekends, it would be more beneficial to take students to Market Basket in Waltham instead.
Colin Froment – Co-Editor-In-Chief
Finally, our prayers have been answered. Thank you, Campus Police, for allowing stu- dents to park their cars on campus once again.
Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff
Scattered across the lawns of Newton, you may have seen signs that read “Stop Lasell’s Stadium Lights, 70-foot lights don’t belong in Auburndale.” These signs are part of a protest regarding Lasell’s plans to put lights on Grellier Field. The disagreement caught attention outside Newton when an article in the Boston Globe was published over the summer. It expressed how worried our neighbors are and why they do not want the lights. While these worries are under- stood, it would only be fair to share our side of the story.
Dana Sutcliffe – Digital Editor
Nestled in a village called Auburndale lay the sleeping heads of 10 student journalists, blissfully dreaming in their dorms. Some dreamed of long beach days from summers’ past while some toss and turn, suffering from nightmares about deadlines. As the sun rises each morning, they hop out of bed and anticipate the day ahead – each one has a story to tell.
Dana Sutcliffe & Brian Cohen – Digital Editor & 1851 Staff
Lasell’s incoming transfer numbers are a bit higher than usual this semester. This has to do in part with the closing of fellow Newton institution, Mt. Ida College. The college’s close proximity to Lasell, and the opening of a few new Lasell programs encouraged some students from Mt. Ida to transfer schools.
By Avery Stankus – 1851 Staff
The annual Stress-Free Fair was held on April 6 in de Witt Hall, hosted by Peer Health Educators to raise mental health awareness. The event informed students on helpful life-coping and end-of-semester stress tips. The three-hour event provided students with dog therapy, painting, massages, and more.
Students enjoying the Stress-Free Fair by playing with the many therapy dogs. Photo by Katie Schneider